A travel website – Touropia has named four popular destinations in Vietnam including Ha Noi, Sa Pa and Hoi An towns, and Ha Long city among the 29 best places to visit in Southeast Asia.
Halong ranked 3rd on the list as it is described the mystical heaven in Vietnam with dozens of legends and stories about limestone karst islands of different shapes and sizes. Tourists can gain a first-hand experience of marveling at floating houses and immerse in tranquil ambiance of fishing villages in Halong.
Coming in at 15th place, the ancient town of Hoi An in central Quang Nam province leaves a deep impression on tourists’ mind at the first sight with its narrow, winding lanes of the old port-town, which are lined with beautiful old architecture, traditional wooden houses and hundreds of tailor shops.
On the 25th position on the list, Hanoi – thousand – year – civilization capital is the splendid blend of old-world charm with modern life. Mentioning Hanoi, tourists refer to Ha Noi’s Old Quarter – the heart of the capital characterized by French colonial architecture that has largely remained intact.
Coming in at 27th place, the remote town of Sa Pa in Lao Cai province is recommended as a base for trekking in the surrounding mountains, touring rice paddies and visiting traditional villages and hill tribes. Tourists are suggested to visit attractive French colonial sites in the town and buy souvenirs and handicrafts made by various ethnic tribes in the area.