8 Incredible UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam

The locations with unique natural features, historical and cultural importance are listed in the UNESCO agency, World Heritage Sites under the United Nations. These regions have characteristics that make them appealing and worth visiting. The World Heritage Sites not only do they offer amazing physical features but also provide critical information for learning.

Vietnam is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world endowed with beautiful sceneries. Vietnam boasts of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites that attracts visitors from all regions of the world. Here is a guide for anyone planning to schedule a visit to Vietnam.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam

1. Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is one of the best tourist destination sites owing to its unique features comprising of 1600 islands, limestone islets, and rainforests. Ha Long Bay was inscribed in 1994 as A World Heritage Site. One can explore the site in various ways: use kayaks and sail through at your comfort, drive and stay at the top of the island and watch as the sun goes down and many other ways. If you would like to get a memorable fulfilling experience, making a Vietnam travel schedule during your holidays would be appropriate. The most convenient time to visit the area is from March to May when the temperature is favorable.

2. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

The national park is located in the central region of Vietnam is famous for its unique features which comprise of World’s largest cave, a mountain, and an underground river. The park is also home to wild animals and has a dense tropical forest. If you love to watch wildlife, visit this spectacular region. The park was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003.

3. My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary dates back to the fourteenth century and comprises of abandoned Hindu temples. The Champa Kingdom was established in this region, and the remains of these ruins still offer a spectacular scene. If you would like to learn about the history of Vietnam, My Son Sanctuary is the best place to visit. The monument was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1999.

4. Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An served as a critical trading port from the 15th century to 19th century facilitating trade among various regions. The town has the oldest buildings in the history of Vietnam which have remained intact despite the colonization period and invasion of Vietnam. The town depicts traditional architectural designs. If you love history, plan to travel to the city of Hoi An to experience this fantastic experience. UNESCO listed this region as a World Heritage Site in 1999.

5. Trang An Landscape Complex

The complex is situated in the southern part of Red River Delta. UNESCO designated the region as a World Heritage Site in 2014 due to the spectacular limestone karst peaks that pop up and amazing cliffs and valleys. Some of the unique features include temples, pagodas, rice paddy fields, villages among other things. Archeologists have discovered evidence of human activities.

6. Citadel of the Ho Dynasty

The Citadel was named the World Heritage Site in 2011. The fortress is surrounded by a beautiful landscape that is comprised of a rice farm giving you a taste of a rural setup. The Citadel history dates back to the 14th century.

7. The complex of Hue Monuments

The complex got recognized as a world tourist center in 1993. The complex was built in the 19th century by the Nguyen Dynasty. The complex was constructed with distinctive architectural designs and consists of four citadels: Tu Cam Thanh, Kinh Thanh, Hoang Thanh, and Dai Noi. Visit the monument to learn about the traditional culture of Vietnamese.

8. The Imperial Citadel Of Thang Long – Hanoi

The Imperial Citadel located in Hanoi represents a cultural complex consisting of a royal enclosure constructed over one thousand years ago. Ly Dynasty was credited with the initial construction in the 11th century, but the Nguyen Dynasty and the Tran did completion. If you love to learn about the traditional culture, plan your tour and come to Vietnam. The Imperial Citadel was listed in 2010 as the World Heritage Site.

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