Tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh city

Considered as “The Pearl of the Far East”, Ho Chi Minh City is a famous travelling spot in Vietnam. Bellows are some tourist attractions suggested for you in Ho Chi Minh city

  1. Notre Dame Cathedral

Situated in District no1, Notre Dame Cathedral has long been a symbol of Saigon. The church was designed by a French architect and the construction began in 1877. Its architecture is a combination of Western style and Roma and Gothic style. Especially, the church is considered as the most artistically and historically valuable construction in Saigon.

  1. Vinh Nghiem pagoda

The pagoda was built in 1964 by Northern monks, nuns, Buddhists’ living in Saigon contributed. It is a spacious pagoda with many Buddha statues and is decorated with many Chinese parallel sentences. Besides being a sacred place for worship, the pagoda also attracts tourists to visit.

  1. Ho Chi Minh museum

The museum is located at No.1 Nguyen Tat Thanh street, District 4. President Ho Chi Minh’s personal items including some of his clothing and sandals are displayed here.

  1. Cu Chi tunnels

Cu Chi tunnels are located in Phu My Hung town, Cu Chi district with the length of 250 kilometers and  the depth of 3-8 meters. It is the most powerful evidence of the effort as well as the sacrifice of thousands of Vietnamese people during the struggle for national independence.

  1. Jamia Al Muslim Cathedral

Being one in 12 mosques in Ho Chi Minh city, Jamia Al Muslim  Cathedral was built in 1935 and serves as a worship place for people from India, Pakistan and Indonesia.

  1. Hindu Mariamman temple

Located at No. 45 Truong Dinh Street, District 1, the temple was named after Mariamman sister. With solemn atmosphere and colorful design, the temple is a place worth visiting.

  1. Western street

Western street is located in District 1. It has been voted as a must-visit place in Ho Chi Minh city by Lonely Planet magazine.

  1. Ben Thanh market

Being one of the most oldest market in Ho Chi Minh city, Ben Thanh market  was constructed in 19th century with 4 gates. Many goods including souvenirs, crafts, clothes are sold here.

In addition to the above mentioned places, there are many other places to you to see such as Independence Palace, Saigon post office, City Opera House, Phu My bridge and so on.

 

Attractions in Hue

Hue city is an ideal destination for travelling visiting Vietnam. Here, a lot of historical sites being recognized as world heritage by UNESCO are waiting for your exploration.

Bellows are some tourist attractions in Hue:

  1. Hue imperial citadel

Located in Thuan Thanh District, Hue citadel is comprised of Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel)

Hue citadel was constructed in the 19th century with unique architectural structure. It was the palace of 13 Nguyen Kings with the first Gia Long King and the last King Bao Dai. Being a part of Hue ancient capital, the citadel was recognized as world cultural heritage in 1993 by UNESCO. If you have chance to visit Hue city, you should go to Hue citadel.

  1. Khai Dinh Mausoleum

Khai Dinh Mausoleum is tomb of Khai Dinh King (1885-1925), the 12th king of Nguyen dynasty. When the King officially reigned the whole country in 1916, he had many palaces and tombs built. One of the prominent constructions is Khai Dinh mausoleum. It is the perfect combination of Western and Eastern architecture.

  1. Tu Duc Mausoleum

The mausoleum is located in Thuong Ba village, Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city. with sophisticated structure surrounded by picturesque landscape, it is one of the most beautiful mausoleums of Nguyen royals.

  1. Minh Mang Mausoleum

The mausoleum was constructed in 1840 and completed in 1843.  It has spectacular architecture. In addition, there is space for art, literature and philosophy purpose. Nowadays, the mausoleum attracts thousands of tourists come to visit.

  1. Thien Mu pagoda

Thien Mu pagoda, also known as Linh Mu pagoda, is located in Ta Khe hill by Perfume river. It was built in 1601. The pagoda impresses tourists with its ancient and magnificent beauty.  Especially, when boating on Huong river, you can find the pagoda so lovely.

  1. Royal Fine art museum

The museum reflects the daily life of local people under Nguyen dynasty. At present, there are more than 300 items on displayed. These include clothes and golden  furniture. Visiting the museum, tourists can also have chance to see many unique ceramics made in China under the request of Nguyen kings.

In addition the above mentioned sites, there are many other places for you to visit such as Bach Ma mountain, Lang Co beach, Thanh Tan hot waterfall, Truc Lam monastery.

Tourist attractions in Dalat

Dalat has become one of must-see destinations for those who have a visit to Vietnam. Beside many luxurious resorts, Dalat is famous for many scenically attractive areas and historical relics.

  1. Relics:

Truc Lam monastery: It is the biggest monastery in Vietnam, located beside Tuyen Lam lake which is 5 km from the city. Its architecture is the combination of Western and Eastern architecture.

Phuoc Linh pagoda: It is 8km from the center of the city. It is also called as Ve Chai pagoda because there is a dragon made of 12.000 beer bottles in the pagoda’s yard. It attracts many travellers because of its unique architecture.

Domaine De Marie church: It is also called as Vinh Son church, or Mai Anh church, located on Ngo Quyen street. It is 1km from the city to the South West. It was built from 1930 in new style. It has been included in the tour program of many travel companies.

Dalat market: Built in 1929 and renovated in 1993, Dalat market is the first many-floor market in Vietnam with 3 floors. There are many things sold here and it attracts many travellers to visit and shop every day.

  1. Scenically attractive areas:

Langbiang mountain: It includes 2 big mountains called Male and Female mountain. The mountain is 2.167 high compared with sea level, and considered as the “rooftop” of Dalat.

Xuan Huong lake: Travellers shall not ignore Xuan Huong lake when coming to Dalat. It is located in the city center, surrounded by a pine forest, and flowers. It is 7km long, 25 ha wide, very suitbale for strolling, or riding bicycle around.

Love valley: It is 5km from the city to the North, considered as the most romantic and poetic place in Dalat. It is also the place where many couples choose for dates. This is also the place where Da Thien lake is located. The lake is made of many flows from the top, and surrounded by a pine forest.

Dream hill: Dream hill can be considered  as a “small Dalat”. It includes villas, lakes, restaurants, entertainment areas, shopping mall. This is also a favourable place in Dalat.

There are many other famous tourist attractions in Dalat, such as: Van fall, Cam Ly fall, Prenn fall, Datanla fall, Pongour fall, Hang Cop fall, Grumpling lake, Yellow valley,…

Sapa tourist attractions

Sapa is a famous travelling spot in Vietnam which has appeared on many well-known magazines of other countries. Travelling to Sapa, you will have chance to explore the spectacular beauty of nature as well as the unique local lifestyle.

Below are some famous tourist attractions in Sapa:

  1. Lao Chai- Ta Van

This is an ideal place for those who prefer a peaceful atmosphere and want to find an escape from hustle and bustle city life. It is 7 kilometers far from Sapa town and is inhabited by H’mong, Dzao, Dzay and Tay people.

Lao Chai – Ta Van is a valley lying between Hoang Lien Son range and Ham Rong mountain. It is surrounded by terraced paddy fields. If you travel to Lao Chai- Ta Van during the period from April to September, you will be able to enjoy the most stunning beauty of it.

  1. Fansipan Mountain

If you are a fan of trekking and conquering tour, Fansipan Mountain must be included in your journey. It is also known as the roof of Indochina with the height of 3143 meters above sea level.

Nowadays, there are many paths leading to Fansipan peaks which save time for tourists. You can take a 2-day tour with the price of 1.500.000-3.000.000 Vietnam dong to conquer the peak.

Alternatively, you can visit Fansipan mountain in a half day tour by cable car system which costs you about 600.000đ/round way ticket.

  1. Ham Rong mountain

Located near Sapa town, Ham Rong mountain is also a famous tourist attraction in Sapa. The price for climbing the mountain is 70.000 Vietnam dong. On way to the mountain, you will have opportunity to see of various colorful flowers. Especially, when you have reached the peak, you will be able to get the whole view of Muong Hoa valley, Sa Pa and Ta Phin in the distance.

  1. Silver waterfall

Being 12 kilometers far from Sapa town, Silver waterfall is formed from the flows of the creek above. There are two ways to get to Silver waterfall and you can hear the sound of the water flows on way there. From the top, Silver waterfall is very beautiful. Moreover, on the foot of the waterfall, there is a salmon raising area.

  1. Love Waterfall

Love waterfall is the most romantic place in Sapa and is visited by many tourists especially couples. The entrance ticket is 30.000 Vietnam dong.

  1. Sapa rock church

Sapa rock church was constructed in 1895 by French. Nowadays, it has been renovated and upgraded to become a symbol of Sapa tourism.

  1. Ancient rock field

Ancient rock field is situated in Muong Hoa valley and considered as the mark of aliens. With more than 150 rocks carved with special and unique pattern, the rock field never fails to attract visitors.

Accommodation in Sapa

One of travellers’ top concerns when travelling to Sapa is about accommodation.

Sapa can offer all kinds of accommodation, which can meet the requirements of all visitors.

Like many other famous tourist attraction, most of hotels in Sapa will be run out when it comes to holiday, or Tet. Therefore, travellers should book rooms in advance. As usual, people visit prestigious websites such as: agoda.com to look for information, and contact to hotels to confirm the rooms one month before the trip.

If arriving in Sapa without booking rooms in advance, people can find out a room at hotels or motels in Cau May or Fansipan street. The average price of hotels ranges from 200.000 – 300.000 VND per room per night on weekdays. However, you will have to pay surcharge on holidays (about 50.000 VND or more depending on)

Here are some hotels for reference:

Luxurious hotels: Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (2.500.000 – 3.500.000VND), Topas Ecolodge Resort Sapa (2.000.000 – 3.500.000 VND), Châu Long Sapa (2.000.000 VND), Sapa Paradise View Hotel (2.000.000 VND), Bamboo Sapa Hotel (1.000.000 – 2.000.000 VND)…

Medium hotels, motels: Sapa Lodge Hotel (600.000 VND), Stone Garden Homestay (300.000 – 600.000 VND), Thai Binh Sapa Hotel (600.000 VND),…

Cheap hotels, motels: the price is about 100.000 – 200.000 VND; Violet Hotel, Sapa Backpackers, Sapa Hostel, Pumpkin Sapa Hotel…

Accommodation in Nha Trang

Nha Trang has a lot of resorts and different kinds of hotels which meet all the demand of clients. However, if you travel in the peak season, you should book room in advance.

According to some people’s experience, you should go to Nguyen Thien Thuat street, Tran Phu street and Pham Van Dong street to find room with the cheap price at about 150.000 to 170.000 Vietnam dong per room per night.

If you have a large budget for your trip, luxurious resorts or hotels with modern furniture and high-quality service are best for you. Some resorts suggested are Sunrise Beach (1.851.000 Vietnam dong/room), Vinpearl Nha Trang (5.000.000-18.000.000 Vietnam dong/room), Merpeder Hon Tam (2.000.000-4.000.000 Vietnam dong/room), Diamond Bay resort and spa Nha Trang (2.400.000-2.700.000 Vietnam dong per room), Six Senses resort (6.000.000-20.000.000 Vietnam dong/room)

Some hotels with the price between 500.000 and 1.000.000 Vietnam dong per room are Golden Lotus, Dong Phuong No2, Victorian, Luxury, Apus Hotel, Ha Vang hotel, Hoang Vu (Golden Summer hotel), Nhi Phi hotel and so on.

If you want to save money, you can stay at 1-star hotels with the price below 500.000 Vietnam dong per room. These hotels are Du Phuoc hotel (99C Nguyen Thien Thuat street), iHome hotel (172/19 Bach Dang street, Tan Lap district), Ngoc Hien hotel (98C/2 Tran Phu street) Hien Mai hotel (55/6 Nguyen Thien Thuat street) Bao Long hotel (74B Hung Vuong street)…

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Accommodation in Da Lat

With cool weather all year round and spectacular landscape, Da Lat attracts many tourists visiting every day. The city also offers tourists with a large number of hotels and hostels ranging from the most luxurious to affordable ones.

If you travel in peak season, you should search information about accommodation on agoda.com. If you find a good and suitable hotels, you should make reservation in advance at least one or two month before departure to ensure that rooms will be available on arrival.

If you want to save money, you should stay at hotels located in the outskirts of the city. However, you are supposed to walk quite a distance or catch a taxi to go to travelling spot. Another wise choice is not travelling during holiday season. If you travel in low season, you are more likely to enjoy special discounts as well as get higher quality service.

Hotels in the city centers are best choices for those who prefer luxurious accommodation and convenient transportation.

Some hotels with reasonable price for your reference include: Hai Uyen hotel at 67 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, Nhu Anh hotel at 33 Vo Truong Toan street, Thanh Dat hotel at 6C Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, Ladophar hotel at 34 Hoa Binh block, Ward No1…

In addition, if you travel in groups of 20-30 members, it is more convenient for you to hire a palace. You will have to pay about 600.000-1.000.000 vietnam dong per room per day. Rose Palace at 35 Tran Binh Trong street and Palace No14 at 1 Quang Trung street are the most favored ones.

 

Accommodation in Can Tho

Can Tho has a various system of accommodation which will ensure that rooms are always available for most of tourists.

Hotels in Ninh Kieu’s area can help travellers easily move to tourist attractions. There are many restaurants and hotels (1*-3* standard) here.

Here are some hotels for your reference:

– Holiday hotel (21B2 Ly Hong Thanh, Cai Khe Mall, Cai Khe, Ninh Kieu district): 400.000 – 900.000 VND per room.

– Tay Ho hotel (42 Hai Ba Trung, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho): 300.000 – 900.000 VND per room.

– Kim Long hotel ( 09 Chau Van Liem, Tan An, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho): 300.000 – 600.000 VND per room.

– Phuong Trang motel (05 Hoang Van Thhu, Ninh Kieu district): 170.000 VND per night.

– My Kim hotel ( 12 Tan Trao, Tan An Ward, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho): 200.000 – 400.000 VND per room.

– Spring hotel (No. 22, Residental area No.9, 30/4 street, Xuan Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho): 300.000 – 600.000 VND per room.

As usual, the room rate at two or three star hotel standard ranges from 400.000 to 1.000.000 VND per room per night. To save money, travellers can choose motels or homestay in the suburb. It is quite convenient if you go to Can Tho by motorbike.

Accommodation in Phu Quoc island

Phu Quoc island is a famous destination good for leisure travel. With the large number of hotels and hostels ranging from the most luxurious to affordable ones, Phu Quoc’s accommodation certainly satisfies most of tourists’ need.

In order to have the best suitable hotel, you should find information on Agoda.com. Then, you could book in advance to ensure that you will certainly have room available on arrival.

Besides, you are likely to enjoy discounts and special services when booking in advance. Moreover, it is really helpful during holiday season when the need for rooms is really high.

Bellows are some resorts suggested for you:

  • Famiana at Duong To town, Bai Dai. Room rate is about 1.890.000 Vietnam dong per night.
  • Orange Resort at 88/5 Tran Hung Dao street, Bai Dai. Room rate is about 1.252.000 Vietnam dong per night
  • Sunset Hill resort at 131 Tran Hung Dao street, Bai Dai. Room rate is about 1.120.000 Vietnam dong per night.

Most of  the 4-star resorts in Phu Quoc have the price between $90 and $400 per room per night. They have spectacular view, convenient location and  offer high-quality service.

Some affordable hotels include:

  • Thien Phu Nghia Guesthouse at 30/04 Duong Dong, To street. Room rate is about 260.000 Vietnam dong
  • Phu Quoc Bien Guest House at 118/1 Tran Hung Dao, Bai Dai. Room rate is about 270.000-300.000 Vietnam dong.

If you are on budget and do not want to spend much money on accommodation you should go to Ham Ninh, An Toi and Duong Dong street to find hostels with low price. You just have to spend from 100.000 to 200.000 Vietnam dong per room.

Accommodation in Hue

Being one of famous tourist attractions in Vietnam, Hue has a large number of hotels and motels with high-quality service to meet all the demand of tourists.

There are many choices about accommodation in Hue. If you want to stay in a luxurious and modern place, some hotels in the city center will be nice suggestion for you. But if you want to save money, you should book hotels in the outskirts or near the train station. Hue is a small city where transportation among tourist attractions is not  a big problem.

In addition, you hardly face with running out of rooms at the weekend or during holiday season. However, if you travel in group,  you should book in advance to have good rooms. For more information, please visit the website such as agoda.vn or booking.com.

Bellows are some suggestions for you:

Hotel Address Number of rooms Price (Vietnam dong)
Phong Nha hotel 10/10 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Phu Nhuan district, Hue city 20 210.000-330.000
Thien An hotel 54/42 Nguyen Cong Tru, Hue city 18 220.000-270.000
Heaven hotel 47 Nguyen Thai Hoc 22 160.000-300.000

 

Besides the above hotels, you can stay at cheap hotels on Chu Van An street, Le Loi street and Vo Thi Sau street. The price varies between 150.000 and 300.000 Vietnam dong. And 4-5 people can stay in one room.