Places to Visit in Vietnam

Batlongwi, Batlongwi island (Vietnam)

Batlongwi is an island in Halong Bay, 135 km from Haiphong. Its name translates as “white tail of the dragon”. There are many legends about the origin of the island. According to one of them, when one day the enemies violated the sea border of Vietnam, on the orders of the Heavenly Sovereign, the Dragon protecting the country, along with his sons, came to the aid of people. The dragons scattered over the bay many precious pearls that turned into rocks, and enemy ships crashed on them. The enemy was destroyed, but the dragons asked the Sky to leave them in the East Sea. The place where the Dragon settled was called Halong, and the place where the sons sank was called Baitulong Island (Children of the Dragon), and in the place where the Dragon beats with a white tail, Batlongwi island rises.

Vinh (Vietnam)

Vinh is located in Central Vietnam on the coast of the Gulf of Tonkin, 270 km south of Hanoi. It is the commercial center for the surrounding agricultural areas.

Dong Hoi (Vietnam)

Dong Hoi is located 280 km northwest of Da Nang on the coast of the Gulf of Tonkin. The city is the closest settlement to the impressive natural monument – Phong Nha Cave. The cave is 8 km long and was used by North Vietnamese soldiers as a hospital during the Vietnam War.

Ca Mau (Vietnam)

Ca Mau is the capital of Ca Mau Province, the southernmost province of Vietnam. It is located 350 km south of Ho Chi Minh City. The main attractions of the province are the forests of Duoc, Tram and U Minh, the bird sanctuaries of Ca Mau, Dau Roi and Ngoc Hien.

Cao Bang (Vietnam)

Caobang is located 250 km north of Hanoi in a province bordering China. The main attractions of this province are Thang Then Lake in Tra Linh City, Ban Gioc Waterfall in Trung Khanh and Ba Be Lakes. Lakes Ba Be (Ba Be) – these are three lakes Pelam, Pelu and Peleng. In 1978, the area was declared a national nature reserve and tourism center. The lakes are located at an altitude of 145 m above sea level and are the largest natural lakes in Vietnam. They are surrounded by majestic trees that are several hundred years old.

Lang Son (Vietnam)

Lang Son is the capital of the province of the same name and is located 50 km northeast of Hanoi. The main attractions of the city are Ky Lua Market, open all day, Tam Thanh Pagoda, built in a cave, Nhi Thanh Cave, which houses the pagoda of three religions – Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. 15 km from Lang Son there are rather high mountains, the outlines of which are similar to the outlines of a person. The highest mountain (1541 m) is called Mother and Father. The French appreciated this place for its favorable climate and built many holiday homes.

Lao Cai (Vietnam)

Lao Cai is located in the north of Vietnam on the border with China and is 300 km away from Hanoi. The area around the city is very picturesque – high mountains, river valleys and majestic primary forests with rare tree species.

Nam Dinh (Vietnam)

Nam Dinh is the capital of Nam Dinh Province and is located 100 km southeast of Hanoi on the banks of the Red River. The province is home to the pagodas of Co Le, Keo and Pho Minh.

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

According to, Ho Chi Minh is the main city in the south of Vietnam. Until the unification of the country in 1975, it was called Saigon. It is located on the banks of the Saigon River in the Mekong Delta and covers an area of 2000 km2. Thanks to its advantageous position, Ho Chi Minh City has become one of the main ports of Southeast Asia today.

The city was founded in the 18th century. Today it is changing before our eyes – as a result of a significant influx of foreign investment and the construction boom that has begun, huge skyscrapers are beginning to appear here everywhere. However, it still retains its unique atmosphere, which is created by shady alleys and streets with low houses built by the French, the graceful Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon (Notre Dame De Saigon), the famous Temple of the Jade Emperor, magnificent pagodas, mosques, Hindu temples. Ho Chi Minh City can rightly be proud of the best restaurants in the country, vibrant nightlife and luxury hotels. Cholon Chinatown is one of the busiest places in the city.

In the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh City, there are hidden manholes from the Vietnam War. Laz represent the tunnels in which the Vietnamese soldiers lived. The holes are very narrow, so not everyone can climb through them. One manhole is specially dug for tourists. At the training ground, you can rent a Kalashnikov or a grenade launcher.

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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