The Most Beautiful Destinations in Vietnam Recommended by International Media

Australia's The Sydney Morning Herald rated Ho Chi Minh City as an ideal destination for a short vacation in Vietnam, while Yahoo! Life of Singapore suggests 9 must-visit beautiful places in Vietnam.


In an article published in The Sydney Morning Herald, author Katherine Scott commented Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam’s leading economic, cultural, and entertainment center with cool weather all year round, and the most attractive cuisine in Southeast Asia. A 4-6 day trip will be the ideal time for visitors to have the opportunity to explore this city.

Must-visit destinations in Ho Chi Minh City are the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee headquarters, the Opera House, the City Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the city’s famous Book Street.

The City Hall during the French colonial period is now the headquarters of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. Photo: ISTOCK

Tourists can also visit The Cafe Apartments, a modern box-shaped building that has been retained since the 1960s and is located on Nguyen Hue walking street. Currently, this is an area of uniquely decorated cafes, bars, and shops worth experiencing further in Ho Chi Minh City.

For history lovers, the War Remnants Museum is a must-see attraction, offering insight into the history of the city.

Besides, Do Phu coffee shop is an ideal historical rendezvous for tourists who want to discover more about Vietnam since wartime. Do Phu Coffee used to be a secret wartime bunker and weapons warehouse for the Vietnamese people, associated with the secret operations of the Saigon Rangers.

They will also have a chance to discover Cu Chi Tunnels – a famous historical base tunnel, a 2-hour drive from the center of Ho Chi Minh City.

The article’s author also suggests that tourists visit street food markets such as Binh Tay and Phung Hung markets during their journeys. If they want to enjoy high-class cuisine, they can visit the Michelin-starred restaurant An An Saigon.

Sa Pa is one of the 9 most beautiful destinations in Vietnam ranked by Yahoo! Life of Singapore suggests. Photo: GoTrip

Yahoo! Life of Singapore suggests the 9 most beautiful destinations in Vietnam that tourists should visit. The first name in the list is Ha Long (Quang Ninh). Visitors can take a cruise to admire the breathtaking scenery, and explore caves and floating fishing villages.

Next is Sa Pa town (Lao Cai province) with terraced fields, ethnic villages, and the highest mountain peak in Indochina. Yahoo recognizes Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park! Life of Singapore describes it as having impressive limestone landscapes, underground rivers, and diverse flora and fauna. Hue and Hoi An are also on this list.

The next destinations suggested by the news site are Ninh Binh – “Ha Long Bay on land”; Mui Ne (Binh Thuan province) with red and white dunes and vibrant fishing villages; Da Nang with beautiful beaches like My Khe, Non Nuoc or the Marble Mountains with temples located on the mountains; and Con Dao (Ba Ria – Vung Tau province).

Charlotte Pho