Hạ Long Bay 🚣♀️
Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin, within Quang Ninh Province, in the northeast of Vietnam, is165 km from the capital of Ha Noi. Covering an area of 43,400 ha and including over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabitated and unaffected by humans, it forms a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars and is an ideal model of a mature Karst landscape developed during a warm and wet tropical climate. The property’s exceptional scenic beauty is complemented by its great biological interest. The outstanding value of the property is centered around the drowned limestone karst landforms, displaying spectacular pillars with a variety of coastal erosional features such as arches and caves which form a majestic natural scenery.
Golden Bridge ✋
The two massive stony hands emerging from the mountains of central Vietnam may look mossy and cracked like ancient ruins, but don’t be fooled: they’re brand-new wire mesh and fiberglass supports for a striking footbridge that opened in June. The Cau Vang, or “Golden Bridge,” soars 3,280 ft. above sea level in the Ba Na Hills, where it connects a cable-car station to popular nearby gardens. The structure itself is made of timber with stainless-steel railings treated to appear gold; TA Landscape Architecture, the Ho Chi Minh City–based firm that led the bridge’s design, has likened it to the “giant hands of Gods” cradling a golden thread. The 500-ft.-long expanse gives visitors plenty of space to take in the scenic views. It’s all part of an effort to bring more tourists to the country.
Ho Chi Minh City Hall 🏫
Ho Chi Minh City Hall, officially called the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Head Office is the city hall of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The hall was built in 1902–1908 in a French colonial style. Since 1975, the building has housed the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.
Although the building is not open to the public, it is popular for its photo opportunities. Tourists can take photographs outside and many people choose to do this at night when the building and its grounds are lit up.
Central Post Office 🏤
Saigon Central Post Office is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Built around 1886 – 1891 when Vietnam was part of French Indochina and based on the design of Gustave Eiffel, a famous French architect, together with his collaborator Alfred Foulhoux, it is the largest post office in Vietnam and a must-go tourist attraction for centuries. The facade retaining cubic structure with the arches above the entrance has recorded the names and faces of the characters, representatives of French celebrities.
St Joseph’s Cathedral ⛪
First, St Joseph’s Cathedral was temporarily built of wood. The construction of St Joseph’s Cathedral took place from 1884 to 1887, and during this time it was built of brick and plastered by concrete. The church was said to look like a small simulation of Notre Dame de Paris with multiple representative features of Gothic Revival architecture.
St Joseph’s Cathedral, or “The Big Church” familiarly called by the locals, is one of the first structures constructed by French colonists during their expansion in Indochina and still intact in Hanoi after two fierce wars.
During the French Colonial period, Catholicism was propagated widely and St Joseph’s Cathedral became the center of Catholicism in North Vietnam. There were daily, weekly ceremonies organizing in the church at that time. The church was a place not only welcoming thousands of Catholics in the north of Vietnam but also hiding and catering Vietnamese revolution soldiers.
Mia Resort Nha Trang 🏖️
The 50-room Mia Resort Nha Trang is a 5-star luxury boutique resort in a cliffside location with stunning sea views, 30 minutes outside of Nha Trang. Chic, airy condos and villas have ocean views, plus some have private plunge pools and outdoor showers.
There are two restaurants on-site serving Vietnamese and Western cuisine (and free breakfast), as well as an excellent spa, an infinity-edge pool, and a stretch of beautiful private beach.
The fitness center is pleasant, but offers a limited selection of equipment, and the hotel operates a free, but infrequent, shuttle service to Nha Trang.
Mia Resort Private Beach 🏖️
Wake up to the ultimate in luxury and comfort! Blend of a contemporary lifestyle, superb cuisine and staff that will exceed all expectations. Mia is a contempory boutique resort that will provide a relaxing, unique getaway experience – truly your home away from home.
Mia takes its name from the Vietnamese word meaning sugar cane, a fitting choice given the emphasis placed on keeping the resort ‘green’ in every sense, both in appearance and with the application of environmental principles.
Set within beautiful manicured gardens on Mia Resort’s private beach boast three world class restaurants, offering a variety of Vietnamese and International cuisine.
With the highest of standards in every aspect, meals and drinks at Sandals Restaurant, La Baia Italian Restaurant and Mojito’s Tapas & Cocktail Bar are an experience in themselves, so expect your taste buds to be dazzled!
Rice Terrace 🌾
Situated in Mu Cang Chai Distr, Yen Bai Province. Che Cu Nha village is one of the 3 villages with the most beautiful terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai. The main population in Che Cu Nha village are Hmong people. Most of them they are farmer. But they can do only one crop a year. The terrace rice fields in Che Cu Nha were known as a National landscapes the Ministry of Culture – Sport and Tourism. There were Yen Bai festival Mu Cang Chai Terrace Rice Fields. And attract more and more tourist to Che Cu Nha also Mu Cang Chai.
Live Seafood 🦞
When coming to a coastal city like Nha Trang, we must try fresh live seafood here. This place is a paradise for seafood lovers and Nha Trang seafood is amazingly tasty. We ordered live lobsters, mud crabs, mantis prawns, sea urchins, flower crabs and clams.
In Vietnam it’s quite easy to end up dining in an authentic Vietnamese restaurant that offers not only an array of classic dishes but also the choice of steamboat or charcoal BBQ. The flaming coconut prawns were awesome.