Whether you love the mountains, laying by the beach or hiking through a jungle, Vietnam has a gorgeous and varying landscape that’s ideal for everyone. Spend your time exploring Hoi An’s Ancient Town and observing historical architecture or visit Nha Trang for some excellent snorkelling opportunities. Vietnam is a top holiday destination and with so many options to choose from you can see why. If you’re looking for something unique and even a little kooky here are seven things you should definitely do and visit while in Vietnam.
Travel and Visas
Before booking your travel arrangements, make sure your travel visa is in place. Visa requirements can vary depending on where you’re from and how long you plan on entering the country for. If you’re looking to take the stress out of booking your visa then visit Evisa-Vietnam.com. The easy to use service can help arrange your tourist visa prior to travelling. They can arrange both an E-Visa and a Visa on Arrival depending on your needs.
The easiest and quickest way to enter into Vietnam is by air. You can reach the main international hubs simply including Da Nang, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City.
1. Ho Thuy Tien (Thuy Tien Lake), Hue
Located near Hue, Vietnam’s creepy and abandoned theme park. A popular destination for travellers, you’ll find a number of broken down rides with overgrown vines and rust. Hidden in the jungle, the old water park is around five miles from Hue which can easily be reached by motorbike.
2. Suoi Tien Cultural Theme Park, Ho Chi Minh City
Have fun at this entirely Buddha-themed amusement park near Ho Chi Minh City. A perfect stop for the family, there are plenty of rides and attractions to amuse the kids for the whole day. The water-filled park is devoted to Buddhism and filled with giant sculpted painted dragons.
3. Golden Bridge, Da Nang
This bridge looks like something out of a fantasy movie with two giants hands supporting the bridge. The unique structure is set against a stunning backdrop and is a definite photo spot for tourists. The Golden Bridge can be found just outside of Da Nang.
4. Am Phu Cave, Da Nang
Situated in Da Nang in the Marble Mountains, this hellish large cave is a re-creation of a Buddhist hell. A unique and different experience from the usual temple you’ll find in Vietnam. Walk through an underworld full of demons and other scary characters. Opened to visitors in 2006, the pitch black tunnels and beams of light from above really enhance the frightening figures.
5. Snake Village, Hanoi
If you’re looking for something a little scary and entirely unusual then Snake Village is for you. The tiny village of Le Mat in Hanoi is known for eating snakes and serving them up to visitors. Have a different kind of dining experience where they eat every part of the snake. From serving up snake blood with rice vodka to a small dish of still-beating snake heart.
6. Hospital Cave (Hang Quan Y), Cat Ba
During the American War, the Hospital Cave served as a secret hospital for Viet Cong leaders. Originally built between 1963 and 1965, the cave is located around 10km from Cat Ba town in northern Vietnam.
7. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi
In August 1975, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was created to house the Vietnamese president Ho Chi Minh. Since then, the body has been perfectly preserved. The final resting place of Vietnam’s revolutionary leader is also known as Ba Dinh Mausoleum and is open to the public.