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Some places in Vietnam that you should visit at least once (part 1)

Nov 29, 2019 1328 Views By Ngo Long
 

HANOI, THE CAPITAL, AND THE CULTURE CITY

 
Hanoi Opera House 

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam. With a long history of war and colonial time in the past, Hanoi has a mixture of Eastern and Western cultural values, which are indicated through many buildings and structures. 
 
The imperial citadel of Thang Long – Unesco world heritage in Hanoi
 
 
Long Bien bridge 
 
Long Bien Bridge is known as the most unique colonial architecture building which was built by the French in the early of the 20th century, and still remain nowadays. 
 
Temple of literature, the first university in Vietnam.
 
Hanoi is also well-known for its cuisine. There are so many traditional dishes that attract not only domestic but also foreigner tourists, such as Pho (the most famous traditional Vietnamese noodles that served with beef or chicken), Bun Cha (noodles with bbq meatballs), Com (young rice), Eggs coffee, etc
 
Beef Pho (traditional Vietnamese noodles with beef)
 
Spring rolls 
 
Young rice 

FANSIPAN, THE “ROOF OF INDOCHINA”, LAO CAI PROVINCE 

 
Fansipan peak with a height of 3143 meters located in the north-west of Vietnam is the highest mountain in the country, and also is known as the “roof of Indochina”. Tourists can visit Fansipan by using the cable car or take a trekking tour, that are both started from Sapa town, Lao Cao province. With the cable car, people can reach the top of Fansipan within 15 minutes while it normally takes a minimum of two days for a shortest and hardest trekking tour. However, the experiences are totally different, as you can save time and energy if using the cable car, but when you go for trekking, you might have more chances to discover and enjoy the gorgeous view of rice terraces, the valleys, and the subtropical forest along the trail. 
 
Sapa town is the main gateway to access Fansipan. From Hanoi, there are so many choices to explore Sapa and visit Fansipan for tourists. If you choose a tour,  the price for a cable car tour is ranging from VND 2,100,000-2,500,000 (approximately US$90-110), while the price for a trekking tour is around VND 2,800,000-3,100,000 (approximately US$120-140) – all the tour including transportation, primary accommodation, and meals. If you want to go by yourself, there are also many coaches and buses go directly to Sapa from Hanoi every day, or you can take the train to Lao Cai city, then take another bus heading to Sapa town. When you are already in Sapa, the round tickets for the cable car and trains to mt Fansipan only cost VND 820.000 (US$35.17).  

HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN – UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CENTER

 
Hoi An Ancient town is located in Quang Nam province, the central of Vietnam. It is a well-preserved trading port in South East Asian which was built from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and streets reflect the influences of both local and foreign architectural styles and cultures, that are mainly from Chinese and Japanese. There are many things to do in Hoi An, however, we suggest you do not forget to walk around Hoi An ancient town, enjoy the peaceful lifestyle and try the street food there, especially some typical dishes such as Banh mi (Vietnamese baguette), sweet corn soup, chicken rice and Cao Lau (a typical and regional noodles). The price of those dishes ranging from half a dollar for sweet corn soup to nearly US$4-5 for one portion of chicken rice. 
 
Banh mi – Vietnamese baguette 
 
Cao Lau – Regional noodles 
 
 
Sweet corn soup with coconut milk 
 
Chicken rice in Hoi An 

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