40 Unforgettable Experiences Must Try in Vietnam

Trying snake wine, crawling the Tunnels of Cu Chi in Ho Chi Minh City, and simply relishing the traditional art of Water Puppet, Hanoi are just 3 outstanding suggestions among 40 cool experiences given below that tourists should consider in Vietnam. Such the hints are ideal for those who wish to make an impressive exploration of the nation. Check how many you can do on your nice trip now!

The War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City – Photo credit @amasiatravel

  • Tuck into a hot bowl of Pho (noodle soup) at a street food stall.
  • Light incense at Huong Pagoda – one of the most famed Buddhist shrines all over the nation.
  • Ride a bicycle around Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam.
  • Rent a motor and then zoom along some hard-to-find alleys around the city.
  • Plan a tour of discovering Hanoi street cuisine.
  • Spend time attending one of Vietnam’s biggest and most unique festivals, such as the Elephant Racing Festival (Tay Nguyen), Huong Pagoda Festival (Hanoi), or Le Mat Snake Village Festival (Hanoi).
  • Take an arduous trek across Sapa valley, Lao Cai
  • Tailor-make a dress or a suit in Hoi An, Quang Nam.
  • Learn more about Vietnam’s turbulent war by landing at the War Remnants Museum, HCMC.
  • Watch a show of traditional Water Puppets in Hanoi.

Explore Hanoi by cyclo – Photo credit @amasiatravel

  • To do sightseeing by cyclo (rickshaw), a ubiquitous three-wheeled means.
  • Take a dugout canoe trip along Lak Lake, Dak Lak.
  • Cruise along the Mekong River and visit Cai be Floating Market, Tien Giang.
  • Experiment with scuba diving in Nha Trang.
  • Crawl through reputable tunnels of Cu Chi, about 70km Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City in Cu Chi District.
  • Check out Thien Mu Pagoda – the highest elegant 7-tiered octagonal tower in Viet Nam.
  • Top up your tan at the white sand and blue sea of a beautiful island – Phu Quoc.
  • Play sand skiing in Mui Ne sand dunes.
  • Understand Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage by enjoying one performance at Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre.
  • Learn to bargain for goods at the markets of Ho Chi Minh City.

Trekking down to mountain valley in Sapa – Photo credit @amasiatravel

  • Pay a visit to Can Gio Biosphere Reserve and dip yourself into its natural beauty and enjoy wildlife spotting.
  • Partake in a hand on cooking course to savour the unique flavours of local specialities.
  • Embark on a full-day tour to My Son Holy Land – the World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO in 1991.
  • Attend a traditional Vietnamese wedding ceremony.
  • Experience the Reunification train trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, or vice versa.
  • Go on a hike through the jungle in Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh.
  • Take a rowboat through Tam Coc to explore magical grottoes.
  • Enjoy a luxurious boat cruise on Halong Bay, Quang Ninh.
  • Purchase some typical Vietnamese mementoes, like a palm-leaf conical hat, a tailored silk blouse, or handicraft products.
  • Take a quick peek at the Imperial City of Hue – famously one of Vietnam’s 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Enjoy the beach and sunset on Phu Quoc island – Photo credit @amasiatravel

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, Hanoi, is also a must-see attraction for tourists.
  • Take beauteous and impression shots of Sapa terraced fields in the rice harvest season.
  • Experience a hydroplane service over Halong Bay.
  • See the full picture of traditional and modern Ho Chi Minh City from the city’s highest viewing point – Bitexco Financial Tower’s Saigon Skydeck.
  • Engage in several folk festivals and rituals during the Tet holiday.
  • Conquer the Top Fansipan – the Roof of Indochina.
  • Try snake wine – one of Vietnam’s most bizarre liquors and alcoholic drinks if you dare.
  • Go for a stroll through the marvellous Paradise Cave in Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.
  • Get self-loosened up in the Thanh Tan mineral springs, Hue.
  • Enjoy one “traditional foot-massage” service while lounging on the beach.


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