Three ancient towns in Vietnam allure avid travelers

Bestowed with the nostalgic and antique beauty, ancient towns of Dong Van, Hoi An and Hanoi old quarter allure a large number of visitors.

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Dong Van ancient town

three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers
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Dong Van ancient town (Ha Giang) dates back to the 20th century and features the culture and tradition of ethnic minorities in the northeastern mountainous region. The ancient town is a highlight and “must-explore” destination of Dong Van rocky plateau, according to Travelmag.

three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers
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three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers
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Dong Van ancient town possesses many dark brown antique houses surrounded by majestic karst mountain ranges. Coming here, visitors will have the chance to get a closer insight into the daily life of ethnic people, savor specialties, and especially indulge yourself in its tranquility.

Hanoi old quarter

three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers
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The capital city of Hanoi always wins the hearts of both domestic and foreign visitors. The capital is home to a wide variety of iconic destinations such as Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake), Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature and particularly Hanoi old quarter. Hanoi old quarter consists of 36 streets where retain the ancient cultural traits of the old Thang Long citadel.

three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers
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three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers
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Strolling along the old quarter, you can admire the nostalgic beauty of houses and temples which are decorated with traditional patterns of the old days. Notably, 36 streets in the old town all start with the word “Hàng” according to various kinds of items that they sell.

Hoi An Ancient town

three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers
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When it comes to tourist attractions in the central province of Quang Nam, Hoi An ancient town is always a name that spring to people’s mind first.

three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers
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The ancient town, located downstream of the Thu Bon river is recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.

No skyscrapers, no modern architectures, Hoi An boasts rustic and peaceful charm that can leave impression on anyone stepping on here for the first time. Moss-covered houses with the main hues of yellow will certainly be an ideal background for perfect check-in photos.

three ancient towns in vietnam allure avid travelers
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Hoi An is believed to be the most beautiful in the early morning and at night. In the morning, the town owns quiet and fresh atmosphere making it an ideal getaway to release stress after long days at work. Meanwhile, at night, it wears a shimmering garb from lanterns.