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Seven million citizens reside in this thriving modern city. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, this perfectly preserved city is one of the finest examples of an Asian trading port anywhere. The cave, in Ke Bang National Park was recently named in a list of see-before-you-die destinations by Buzzfeed.
Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. This couple with the area’s dry climate meant that it was preserve exactly as it was two hundreds years ago.
Vietnam is developing into one of the finest holiday destinations in world travel, and it isn’t difficult to see why. Hundreds of cruise boats ply their trade here and thousands of holiday makers now enjoy the bay which was in 2013, voted one of the best ten most beautiful coastlines in the world by influential website The Huffington Post.
From either Halong Bay or Hanoi it is possible to travel directly to Sapa. The beach resorts here represent tremendous value and are a great asset to the whole area. It is some six times bigger than the previous largest cave in the country. In 2013 Trip Advisor and Celebrity magazine named this as one of the top twenty five beaches in all of Asia.
On the coast in this region the incredible Ancient city of Hoi An is to be found. Amazing sweeping valleys, tea plantations, incredible mountainside towns and some of the prettiest waterfalls imaginable make this a very special area indeed.
In the central regions of Vietnam, it is a short distance between the coast and the hilly border with Laos. Created over twenty million years by wind and water erosion an area of some six hundred square miles of beautiful seas are punctuated by almost two thousand limestone karst formations. They kept the secret of the truly incredible Son Doon Cave to themselves. It was originally found in 1991 by a local man, but the whistle of the wind and the roar of water rushing through the cave, brought with it great fear to superstitious local people. It used to have the largest deep sea port in the region until it started silted up. French colonial buildings, ancient Asian architecture and superb modern glass towers all rub shoulders in this monument to city design. Renamed Ho Chi Minh City in honour of the countries favourite son, it is still known by its older more romantic name to most people. Here are just some of the fabulous attractions waiting for you to explore.
Hanoi is the nation’s capital and is an extremely varied and fascinating place to visit.
In the south of the country lies the largest city in Vietnam, the architecturally beautiful Saigon. It is in this region that in 2009 the world’s largest cave was unveiled to the people of the world. Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a further 7 on their tentative list, a site included on the list of The Seven Wonders of Nature, the largest cave in the world, two of the greatest cities in Asia and incredible mountain top scenery. This year it was named as one of the top ten cities in Asia. Hundreds of rice paddies carved into the hillside create a wonderful mosaic of patchwork greenery on the very sides of the mountains. This astonishing Mountain top city and province is extremely popular with trekkers and people in search of that peaceful getaway. It is an idyllic long golden sanded beach fringed with thatched beach huts. The Old Quarter creates an atmosphere, more in keeping with Mediterranean Europe than Asia. As Da Nang growth coincided with this, Hoi An became something of a ghost town. In 2009 readers Travel Leisure magazine voted the terraced rice fields here, as among the most spectacular in the world. Using this as a base, it is easy to catch a ride out top the most beautiful bay in the world.
Also in this region, Moc Chau district bears witness to some of the most astonishing countryside in the country. The beautiful lakes and French Colonial architecture all make this a must-visit city. It’s broad, sweeping, tree-lined boulevards, make this unlike any other Asian city.
. Just outside Hoi An the fabulous Cua Dai Beach has become one of the big attractions in the area. The mountain range here includes Vietnam’s highest peak, Mount Fansipan and is in fact the bottom end of the Himalayas. One single chamber measures five kilometres in length, is 200 metres high and 150 metres wide Get More Info