Updated: 25 Mar 2022

Experience the best places, Top places to travel in Vietnam.

Exploring the world's largest cave in Quang Binh, enjoying the love market in Sapa, admiring Ha Long Bay... are among the best experiences in Vietnam.

Savour the best pho restaurant in Hanoi Capital

“Phở” – specialty of Hanoi

It is difficult to deny that whenever people have talks about famous cuisine of Hanoi, Phở is the first dish recommended to taste once in life.

Although Nam Dinh was assumed to be the first place in Vietnam to have Phở, Phở Hanoi is thought to be the most delicious and fussy not only because of the quality itself, but also because of how it is made and tasted.


Phở includes rice noodle, stock and beef or chicken or even ground pork. It sounds easy to make, though to have a delicious bowl of Phở made is not that easy. Broth must be made from cow bones and it will be at best quality when it is pure and sweet. Rice noodle must be soft but not doughy; and the meat must be fresh. Additives are also important to make Phở tasty. There should be some vegetables, onion, pepper and a slice of lemon.  Phở is best to be tasted when it is still hot and there is some “quẩy” (a special kind of cake made from wheat flavor, sugar and eggs). Each shop may have its own secret recipe with some special additives to make its own Phở different from others.

Top Pho Restaurant in Hanoi

  • Phở Bát Đàn (49 Bat Dan street, Hoan Kiem district)
  • Phở Thìn (13 Lo Duc street, Hai Ba Trung district)
  • Phở Lý Quốc Sư (10 Ly Quoc Su street, Hoan Kiem)
  • Phở gà Yên Ninh (63 Yen Ninh street, Ba Dinh district)


Exploring the world's largest cave- Son Doong Cave

Sơn Đoòng cave (Vietnamese: hang Sơn Đoòng), in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Bố Trạch District, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam, is one of the world's largest natural caves.

Located near the Laos–Vietnam border, Hang Sơn Đoòng has an internal, fast-flowing subterranean river and the largest cross-section of any cave, worldwide, as of 2009, believed to be twice that of the next largest passage. It is the largest known cave passage in the world by volume.

Its name, Hang Sơn Đoòng, is variously translated from Vietnamese as 'cave of the mountain river or 'cave of mountains behind Đoòng.

As a solutional cave, it was formed in soluble limestone and is believed to be between 2 and 5 million years old.

The entrance to Hang Sơn Đoòng was found in 1991 by a local man named Hồ Khanh, while searching for agarwood, a valuable timber. The whistling sound of wind and the roar of a rushing stream issuing from the cave, heard through the entrance, as well as the steep descent, discouraged Hồ Khanh from entering the cave.

Only in 2009 did the cave become internationally known after a group of cavers from the British Cave Research Association conducted a survey in Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng from 10 to 14 April 2009. Their progress was stopped by a large, 60-metre (200 ft) high flowstone-coated wall, which was named the Great Wall of Vietnam. It was traversed in 2010 when the group reached the end of the cave passage.




Releasing lanterns in Hoi An ancient town

The lantern, brought by Chinese and Japanese merchants when they came to Hoi An to trade and settle in the late 14th century, is one of Hoi An's most famous symbols. The traditional lantern crafting in Hoi An has been lasting for over 400 years until today. In Hoi An, there are over 32 lantern production workshops.

Visiting Ha Long Bay and surrounding magnificent landscapes

Its name translates as the “Bay of Descending Dragons” and it’s not hard to understand why Ha Long Bay has such mythic appeal. The most visited tourist attraction in Vietnam blends spellbindingly beautiful coastline with an emerald sea that ripples with limestone monoliths by the thousand. Throw in spooky stalactite-spiked caves, picturesque islands and miraculously built floating fishing villages and you have a veritable bucket list destination. How to see the best of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam? Start here – and get planning!

Hiking in Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba National Park was established in 1986, it covers some 17,362.96 ha, of which 10,912.51 ha are terrestrial ecosystems (islands) and 6,450.45 ha are marine ecosystems. The Park is situated in the Cat Ba Archipelago which consists of 366 islands. It is about 45 km east of Hai Phong City, 150km south - east of Ha Noi and borders with Ha Long Bay to the north. Cat Ba National Park is at the heart of the UNESCO Cat Ba Archipelago Biosphere Reserve and it shares the distinctive scenic beauty of the Ha Long Bay Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Park is also home to diverse range of terrestrial and marine life.

Cat Ba National Park is a tourist attraction to millions of domestic and overseas visitors. Coming to the Park, travellers can enjoy the beauty of the vast landscapes and seascapes. Visitors can choose to relax on isolated beaches in Lan Ha Bay, trek through primeval tropical rain forest or mangrove forest, discover many unique animal and plant species, and immerse themselves in the local culture.

Mekong Delta Tour From Ho Chi Minh City

The Mekong Delta, also known as The Nine Dragon river delta as it is formed by nine rivers, lies immediately to the west of Ho Chi Minh City (usually called Saigon by locals), roughly forming a vast triangle stretching from My Tho in the east to Chau Doc and Ha Tien in the northwest, down to Ca Mau, and including Phu Quoc Island. The Mighty Mekong Delta is considered as the rice bowl of Vietnam because it pumps out more than a third of the country’s annual food crop from just ten percent of its total land mass. The Delta region displays a variety of physical landscape, from vast paddy files in the south to hills in the north and west. It’s a water world where boats, houses, and markets float upon the numerous rivers, canals and streams that crisscross the landscape like arteries.


Sapa Love Market

Locally known as the “town of clouds”, Sapa is a charming treasure trove of Northwest Vietnam. At the glimpse of an eye, it effortlessly mesmerizes travelers by the beauty of iconic cascading terraced rice fields, lush valleys and emerald mountains lying side by side. 

Sa Pa’s love market has been a unique and valuable aspect in the culture of the Mong and Dao ethnic groups for a long time. On Saturday night, guys and girls from all villages come to this market to meet one another. They talk, sing and play different games according to their ethnic groups’ tradition. After the night, many couples become intimate and promise to see each other again on the following morning. Many of them become husbands and wives in the spring. 

Tam Coc Boat Trip in Ninh Binh

Boat Tour of Tam Coc – Bich Dong (Ninh Binh) is not only famous for destinations like “ Ha Long Bay on Land ” but also for great experiences of riding a boat by foot, which makes tourists very excited

Recently, the Insider newspaper has just posted a video about boatmen of  Ninh Hai commune who are using their foot to make the boats move smoothly on Ngo Dong river with up to a million of viewers.

The result is that a large amount of domestic and foreign travellers come to Ninh Binh province for experiencing.

Each household of  Ninh Hai has one boatman and work in the tourism area. So riding the boat only by hand will surely be handworn; therefore, the idea of rowing by foot appeared.

According to the beat of the feet, they gentlely control two oars and take toursits through golden rice fields planted alongside Ngo Dong river.

 Ban Gioc Waterfall with Ba Ba Lake Adventure

The waterfall is in Cao Bang Province. It is the fourth largest border waterfall after Iguazu between Brazil and Argentina, Victoria between Zambia and Zimbabwe, and Niagara between Canada and the US. It is one of the 10 most spectacular waterfalls in the world, according to Touropia travel site.

Admiring Da Nang’s Golden Bridge

The best experiences in “amazing Vietnam”

Opened in 2018, the Golden Bridge is designed as though a giant's hands (made of fiber-glass and mesh wire). This bridge was ranked among the top 100 World’s Greatest Places in 2018 by Time magazine.

It has quickly become a major tourist draw in Da Nang. From the bridge, visitors have a panoramic view of Nui Chua, regarded as the most beautiful mountain in Da Nang.

Enjoying the peace in Phu Quoc 

The best experiences in “amazing Vietnam”

Phu Quoc is the largest island in Kien Giang province, located in the Gulf of Thailand including 21 smaller islets.

With the tourist boom over past decades, Phu Quoc has achieved fast economic growth with many infrastructure projects having been carried out to meet tourists’ needs.

Many domestic and international projects related to tourism have been planned, which has made Phu Quoc a new tourist hub in Southeast Asia.

Living like the Mai Chau people - Living Local

The best experiences in “amazing Vietnam”

Mai Chau district in Hoa Binh province is majestic, with mysterious primeval forests featuring the sound of gurgling streams that soothe the mind.

The district is known for its many specialties, such as Noong Luong purple garlic, Pu Bin bitter cabbage, Pa Co snow tea, and Thung Khe sticky corn.

The beautiful nature and unique cultural identity of Mai Chau district have long been listed on Vietnam’s tourist map, with the US’s Business Insider magazine writing it has an indigenous culture worth exploring and offers a variety of interesting experiences.