Vietnam is a great country to explore. A weeklong stay surely is not sufficient and most tourists have a hard time picking the best destinations to visit, north or south.

Amidst the climate, the historical background and the fascinating culture, there’s a ton of things that make the country a worthy place to go see and explore. 

Hue, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will be pleasurable for those who are into the historic significance of Vietnam, aside from food fanatics or for just plain rest and recreation. It is a remarkably well-preserved model of feudal city zoning, once the center of former religious, cultural and political.

A traveler can take a look and stroll at the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty, the four citadels, several pagodas, and the ruins and foundations of the Forbidden Purple City.

After spending illuminating day in Hue, time to relax on Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches near Da Nang. The beaches continue to be a quiet, and serene atmosphere perfect for doing nothing but relaxing.

You can witness the abundant emerald forests prosper into the azure water at Lang Co Beach. Another great place for surfing is the Non Nuoc beach and it can be found at the foot of the steep Marble Mountains, which visitors can trek for wonderful, pristine views – come as early as possible to beat the tour crowd.

A national park habitation to several endangered species and possesses excellent coral reefs where visitors can snorkel is the Son Tra Peninsula and can be reached just minutes away from Da Nang.

Sretch your feet by taking a morning walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, and then devour your appetite and quench your thirst through the city. Must try are cha ca (local fish sautéed with dill and turmeric and served over vermicelli) and nam cua be (egg rolls packed with crabmeat).  

Complete your tour with a calming tour trip to Tam Coc, which means “three caves.” This is home to one of Vietnam’s most spectacular landscapes for this little slice of heaven.

Spending a day here will make you experience going down the Ngo Dong River, soothed into tranquility by the quiet beat of the waves against the rowboat. Rice paddies race from the river straight to the base of the ascending karst mountains.