Time Travel of India: 3 Vietnamese Destinations In The Top Most Beautiful Places In 2024
Hoi An Ancient Town in central Vietnam ranked 21st on the list, as it boasts a unique architectural style of tube-shaped houses adjoining one another along the streets.
“Hoi An, with its lantern-lit streets and historic architecture, invites you to savor delicious street food and take a boat ride along the enchanting Thu Bon River,” said the travel website.
Visitors to the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site also have a chance to visit the Cau (Bridge) pagoda, the famous Japanese corner, Chinese-style pagodas, and French-style cafes.
UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh was placed 23rd on the list. The area features emerald water and is adorned with thousands of limestone karsts.
The bay is home to over 1,600 limestone towers and islets covered in tropical trees, with the majority of the islands being uninhabited and unaffected by humans.
Time Travel suggests that foreign visitors sail through the mesmerizing seascape, visit floating fishing villages, and explore hidden caves.
Ranking 45th on the list, Sa Pa, a relatively quiet mountain town in northern Lao Cai province, is renowned for its mountain vistas, green rice terraces, and proximity to waterfalls and hiking trails.
“Terraced rice fields carve intricate patterns into the mountains, providing a picturesque setting for cultural encounters with local ethnic tribes,” the website noted.
Tourists can also explore a series of popular destinations dotted around the town, including Ham Rong Mountain, Fansipan Peak, Muong Hoa Valley, Seo My Ty Lake, O Quy Ho Pass, Silver Waterfall, as well as gain greater insights into the local life and unique cuisine on offer in traditional villages throughout the area.
Rounding off the list of the top 50 are Santorini (Greece), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Prague (Czech Republic), Jasper National Park (Canada), Portofino (Italy), Fez (Morocco), Moorea (French Polynesia), Rishikesh (India), Puducherry (India), and Zadar (Croatia).
Hoi An is is a place where the bold march of progress peters into an amble. In this one-time trading port, the Thu Bon River meanders past crumbling shophouses and weathered pagodas, while sampans come and go from the old ferry quay. Outside the Old Town, two-lane roads slice through waving rice fields and emerge at a frothy coastline. Stay a couple of days, and Hoi An's easygoing beauty and lantern-lit nights may leave you hopelessly beguiled.
Merchants from China, Japan and later Europe settled in Hoi An from the 15th to 19th centuries, creating a unique architectural fusion. Bring your camera as you tread the Japanese Bridge, Tan Ky ancestral house, and Phuc Kien Assembly Hall.
|Hoi An is a place where the bold march of progress peters into an amble. Photo: Indie Traveller
Dining in Hoi An is pure pleasure. Farms and fishing boats contribute just-picked vegetables, seafood, herbs, and fruit to the markets daily. Three quintessential Hoi An dishes are Cao Lau, Hoanh Thanh, and white rose dumplings.
Sunrise in Hoi An is a prime time to grab your hat and hop on a bike. With any luck, you’ll find yourself in a sea of green, with water buffalo flicking their tails. In Cam Thanh and Tra Que, you’ll pass vegetable farms and frond-fringed ponds.
An Bang Beach, just a 10-minute drive from the Ancient Town, promises seafood lunches, sandy stretches, and cool waves. Bring your books, beach blankets, and bikinis; or board a boat to the pristine shores of the Cham Islands.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is a famous tourist destination which is located on the West coast of the Gulf of Tonkin. With thousands of magnificent islands and many nearby attractions, the bay is a favorite destination of many tourists.
About 180 kilometers from Hanoi, Ha Long is the first-class provincial city of Quang Ninh Province and is known as a tourism paradise in the Northern region. Ha Long Vietnam attracts millions of domestic and international tourists each year thanks to its privileged location.
|Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is a famous tourist destination which is located on the West coast of the Gulf of Tonkin. Photo: Lonely Planet
One of the most prominent factors that bring renown to Ha Long is the beauty of Ha Long Bay. The bay has an area of 1,553 square kilometers which is made up of 1,900 large and small limestone islands in vivid shapes. Ha Long Bay in Vietnam has been recognized as a natural wonder of the world many times by UNESCO and is known as a must-visit place once in a lifetime.
In addition, the modern transportation system contributes to the development of Ha Long tourism. Over the years, Ha Long has had extremely high economic growth. The system of facilities and infrastructure is invested synchronously with a high standard. Therefore, Ha Long will certainly meet all of your needs in terms of entertainment, relaxation, shopping, dining,... when you come there.
Sapa is a place of natural beauty, with cascading rice terraces, misty valleys, and majestic peaks. It is also a cultural hub, home to several ethnic minority groups with unique customs and traditions.
|Time Travel of India: 3 Vietnamese Destinations In The Top Most Beautiful Places In 2024. Photo: VinPearl
Sapa weather is characterized by its four seasons, with each season offering a unique charm. Summer is warm and humid, while winter is cold and dry, with occasional snowfall. Autumn and spring are the best time to visit Sapa, as the weather is mild, and the town is covered with colorful foliage, making it a perfect destination for hiking, trekking, and sightseeing.
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