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Must-see Destinations in Vietnam

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HANOI – CAPITAL OF VIETNAM

Gateway to the colonial charm of Vietnam. A bustling city containing fascinating historical buildings, small markets everywhere and bustling enterprise in a labyrinth of alleys. The plentiful lakes throughout the city give it further charm.  

Hanoi is the captivating capital city of Vietnam. Steeped in history, it contains many distinctive colonial buildings that have been renovated and now sit alongside tall sky-scrapers but don’t look out of place. The dramatic improvement in living conditions of the Vietnamese in the last 2 decades shows in the constant building and renewal. Hanoi has a population of eager workers and nothing seems too hard to achieve and no challenge too great.

Gone are the days of old Hanoi, where people used bicycles and horse-drawn carts as their preferred transport; nowadays in Hanoi, it is scooters and cars that are seen everywhere in the streets. Hanoi is full of eager and helpful people who are making the most of the opportunities given to them since reunification and the end of the war.

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HALONG BAY

Mythical and sublime! One of the most beautiful natural sites in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Guests can relax on a cruise aboard a traditional junk, as if in another time. Discover caves and forgotten islands and coves, enjoy the romance and the delicate palate of colors.

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BAI TU LONG BAY

LAN HA BAY

“Halong bay on land” – Ninh Binh

In amongst a set of limestone peaks, similar to those in Halong Bay, paddy fields are nestled and although rural life is busy, the environment is poetic and serene.  Ninh Binh is known as “Ha Long Bay on Land”.

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Sapa and northern Vietnam

Terraced mountains of rice and corn, on the border with China. A sumptuous environment where unspoiled villages are home to many ethnic groups dressed in their colorful costumes. These gracious people defy modernity in their displays of authentic charm.

MAI CHAU

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MU CANG CHAI

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HA GIANG

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PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE

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Hue – Imperial city

The religious and cultural heart of the country, containing the ancient Royal City, now listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Royal palaces and dynastic mausoleums are situated along the Perfume River, surrounded by gardens that exude serenity.

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HOIAN

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MY SON

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NHA TRANG

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HO CHI MINH CITY

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Mekong delta

A watery environment with lush vegetation, rice fields and orchards, known as ‘the food bowl of the nation’. Travel the countless canals by a row boat, visiting villages and floating markets.

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Phu Quoc Island

25 km of sandy beach on which to laze, beautiful turquoise water for short cruises in the Thoi archipelago and the coral reefs of Hon Thom. Discover pepper plantations in Thu Tong, small fishing hamlets and a feeling of stepping back into another time for nature lovers.

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MUINE

4 hours’ drive from Ho Chi Minh City, coconut trees, white sand and ochre sand dunes, all on a canvas of deep blue sky. Just divine! You will have fun sledding on the sand dunes, and love the charm of the busy port; A beach with a small market selling fresh shellfish; and small round fishermen’s boats that are unique to Vietnam. Nature also offers the sight of beautiful red canyons.

CON DAO

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