Vietnam tour 7 days Review: 7 days in Vietnam – What to explore?
Read on to see top most popular destinations for your Vietnam tour 7 days – What are they and how to explore them.
As one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, when you travel to Vietnam, many different kinds of attractions ranging from stunning natural landscapes, quaint villages, untouched islets to ancient citadels, colonial structures or war museums will definitely amaze you. But if you are concerning about what to explore for your Vietnam tours, let me show you some interesting places that you should miss from the North to the South of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City
Together with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the most dynamic city in Vietnam, is one of the most attractive destinations when visiting this beautiful country. When thinking about Hanoi, people will regard it as a peaceful and romantic city. By contrast, Ho Chi Minh City gives tourists the impression of the hustle and bustle of a new Asian cosmopolitan city but still carries with it a lot of tradition. With one of the world’s highest population densities, that Ho Chi Minh City has the craziest traffic in the world will make you confused to cross the road.
Ho Chi Minh City
Street food is one of the luscious specialty of Vietnamese people. And street food in Ho Chi Minh likes in the food heaven. There are plenty of places in Ho Chi Minh City for visitors to enjoy delicious local street food at very cheap cost. Right on the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the most suggested place is Ben Thanh Market, the symbol of Saigon, where visitors can witness the crammed stalls and market chaos, and enjoy the street food heaven as well.
A historic place that we should not ignore is Cu Chi Tunnels – an extensive tunel running underneath from the outskirts of Saigon all the way to the Cambodian border. It played an important role in Vietnam War as the base for the Viet Cong’s military operations, hiding places, hospitals, communication bases, supply routes, and even living quarters. When visiting this tunnel, visitors can crawl through some of the tunnels, and learn the struggle of life for days on end. It is an impressive part of the country’s history.
Moreover, paying a visit to Reunification Palace (Dinh Doc Lap), a historic evidence of Vietnam War is not a bad idea. For locals, the palace represents this historic event and the reunification of the North and the South Vietnam. Also especially the fighter jet that destroyed the Norodom Palace and tank 843 and rammed through the palace gate bringing the independence to Vietnam is displayed here.
Also, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, the Post Office, War Remnants Museum and many entertainment centers such as Dam Long or Suoi Tien will satisfy all tourist from kids to adults with exciting and meaningful moments.
If you are adventure-lover, Phan Thiet is also an attractive cultural tourist destination with a diverse population of Chinese and Cham people along with the unique cuisine from fresh seafood. Beautiful natural landscapes with pristine crystal blue water, graphical wonders, traditional fishing villages and affordable prices are what make Phan Thiet – Mui Ne such an amazing destination with both local and foreign tourists in recent years.
The White Dunes and The Red Dunes with continuously changing shapes are two most amazing geographical wonders of Phan Thiet that no one should ever miss when coming to this pristine land. Sand dunes formed from hundreds of thousands of years of geological tectonics stretch with many different colors.
You can begin the journey from the White Sand Hills to admire how the sand dunes change the shape according to the sea breeze. Then you can hire a terrain vehicle to run up the hill to enjoy the wind, or see the romantic sunrise and sunset with your lovers. One of the most popular routes is to follow the Fairy Stream (Suoi Tien) and enjoy the cool water after the heat like the desert of sand dunes. The journey starts from the beach, through the trees, through the strange stone blocks to Suoi Tien. If possible, it is better to choose the end of day at Mui Ne Hill and watch the sunset on the sand.
But the most exciting part is in the Red Sand Dunes – Sand Sliding. Let’s rent a plastic sheet from the children, climb up high and slide down from the top of the hill.
Mui Ne Beach
Located in Phan Thiet, Mui Ne is one of the most famous beaches in Vietnam for its spectacular bright red sand dunes where we can sled down on bits of cardboard to have great fun as well. The wind can pick up on the beach in the afternoon, the breeze is great but you can end getting sand blasted on the beach in the morning.
Mui Ne Beach
Lots of beautiful spots in Mui Ne are waiting for tourists such as Ca Na Beach, Fairy Springs with many different local wildlife (birds, crabs, fish, frogs or many exotic flowers), Fish Sauce Plants, Phan Thiet Water Tower and Takou Mountain covered by beautiful tropical rainforest and an old pagoda on top of the mountain, PoShaNu Cham Tower – a relic of Cham culture built in the 8th century.
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If you are looking for a beach to spend on your holiday, it is such a big pity if you miss Nha Trang beach – the beach heaven with long coastal, white smooth sand and crystal blue water, which gives tourists amazing and relaxing feeling at the first sight. The main attraction will be Vinpearl land, the pearl of the ocean queen’s crown, offering a marvelous scene and excellent services.
Another ideal destination is Po Naga Cham towers, which represent the Cham ethic, are older than 1200 years, which is extremely great for taking photos. Other interesting place are Po Nagar Cham Towers, Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, and many different places more.
If you wish for a more adventurous trip, do not miss Sapa, which is such a hit with tourists for stunningly beautiful places, lush green valleys as well as diversified hill tribes including the Black H’Mong, the Red Dao and the Giay. Known as “Dalat of Northern Vietnam”, Sapa is a famous and favorite tourist attraction for both domestic visitors and foreigners.
Traveling to Sapa, tourists will be amazed by the marvelous mountains looming in front of them. The steep hills, the brilliantly-colorful rice terraces, and the heaven-touching mountain peaks are an irresistible appeal to visitors.
Visitors can travel to Sapa in four-seasons and trek to some of the country’s most beautiful sights. However, it is great to escape the North Vietnam hot summer time by travelling to Sapa during this time where we can enjoy the cool or even cold weather. If you come to Sapa in February, you will be amazed by forests of peach blossoms and plum blossoms. Due to the climate change, recently the winter gets terribly cold, coming to Sapa in December or January, there is a likelihood of seeing snow. Especially, you can arrive in Fansipan peak – the summit of Indochina to see its headdress of ice.
Also home to many tribal groups such as H’ Mong, Tay, and Dao, Sapa is a perfect place for an authentic rural experience of the tribal people in Vietnam. You will get closer to their daily life by visiting their local villages like Ta Van and Cat Cat, following them to the terraces, or going to the local market and even visiting their houses, trying to make their local dishes and enjoying the specialties such as dried-buffalo meat, wine, or Thang Co.
These above are top must-see destinations that you should not miss when coming to Vietnam, especially in February, March and April. Let’s backpack and start your Vietnam tour 7 days in this fascinating country.