Has Hanoi (Ha Noi) been the capital of Vietnam for over a thousand years? The second most populous city in the country. It whimsically combines West and East, European architecture and Chinese traditions. The spirit of eternity hovers in Hanoi, this is a rich cultural heritage of several eras. Even the air is saturated with the spirit of eternity, filling the atmosphere with indescribable charm, and experienced guides will tell a lot of interesting legends about the city during excursions around Hanoi. The city lies along the Hong River. Known for its labyrinth of narrow streets (Old Quarter), which have now turned into a huge shopping area of Hanoi.
The legendary pagoda on one pillar, which symbolizes the lotus flower blooming from the sea of sorrow.
The Temple of Literature was built in 1070. On its territory is the first university in Vietnam – the Imperial Academy.
West Lake (Ho Tei) covers an area of 500 hectares and is considered the most romantic place in Hanoi. In total, there are 21 pagodas on the territory of the lake.
For more than a thousand years, the Hanoi citadel had military significance. Only since 2010 has it become accessible to tourists.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh is the main commercial center of Vietnam. the largest city in the country. Previously, it was called “Saigon”, in honor of the river on which it is located. The city has a unique energy, and its versatility is simply amazing. Nothing new is alien to Ho Chi Minh City, you can hear jazz on its streets, and French wine in restaurants. There are more than 3 million motorcyclists in the city, so one of the symbols of Ho Chi Minh City can be safely considered a bike. They serve, even as a taxi. Driving one of these around the city is a great way to feel the city atmosphere.
Notre Dame de Saigon was built by French colonists in 1880. It dilutes the Asian architectural style.
The Bitexco financial tower has 68 floors and is the tallest skyscraper in the country. The inspiration for the construction was the symbolism of the country – the lotus flower. On the 50th floor there is an observation deck with a 360-degree panorama of the city.
One of Ho Chi Minh City’s most popular attractions is its Historical Museum. It presents the history of the country for 3000 years.
The Mekong is the largest river not only in Vietnam, but throughout Southeast Asia.
Nha Trang is a pearl on the coast of the South China Sea. Bright city with amazing energy will fill you with indescribable energy. The gentle sea and soft beaches make Nha Trang a sunny fairy tale. The city is the largest beach resort in Vietnam, and is also one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, where the best hotels in Vietnam are located. The diverse and rich underwater world and the crystal clear waters around Nha Trang create excellent conditions for diving and fishing.
Long Son Pagoda is the most famous pagoda in the province. It depicts a white Buddha statue sitting on a lotus flower. Previously, the pagoda was called “Da Long Tu”, which means “Slowly Flying Dragon”
Cham towers Po Nagar are located north of the center of Nha Trang. Only 4 of the eight towers have survived to this day. The towers represent the cathedral as a vivid example of Cham culture.
The Catholic Cathedral was built in the spirit of the Middle Ages with Gothic stained-glass windows and a tall bell tower. A bright example of colonial architecture.