The Best World Heritage Sites Listed By UNESCO in Vietnam

The world heritages sites are one important part of your trip in viet nam. Here are top 5 best world heritages in Vietnam listed by UNESCO:

Halong Bay

Just a short few hours from Hanoi, the bay at Halong, with its craggy limestone towers dotting the wide-open bay all the way to the horizon, has long inspired Vietnamese poets and philosophers. A ride on the bay these days is a rather busy, crowded affair, but some luxury tours and a few eco-tour operators can take you to the back of beyond, exploring little known caves by kayak.

A corner of Halong bay

A corner of Halong bay

Phong Nha—Ke Bang National Park
These massive caves are about hallway between Hue and Vinh. You have to arrange your own transport or go with a tour.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the largest limestone karst region in the world

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the largest limestone karst region in the world

Hoi An

Tourism has exploded on the ancient streets of Hoi An. A hub of international craft and commerce since the 14th century, this is where Vietnamese, Chinese, and even Japanese tradesmen made and sold their designer wares. Many shops are still-operational wood, stone, and ceramic workshops, but now among them are fine-dining outlets, funky little hotels (as well as new resorts on the outlying beach area of Cua Dai), and lots of bespoke tailors. Shoppers swoon.

Hoi An ancient town

Hoi An ancient town

My Son Sanctuary

The Cham people, in Indonesian group who arrived by ship from the Malay Peninsula, held sway over most of central Vietnam and built arching hilltop towers. My Son is the finest example.

My Son Sanctuary, site of ancient Hindu temples constructed by the kings of Champa

My Son Sanctuary, site of ancient Hindu temples constructed by the kings of Champa

Hue Monuments

The Nguyen Kings- the last and perhaps the most glorious (or grandiose) of Vietnam’s dynastic rulers built grand monuments to themselves in and around the massive Hue Citadel. Hue’s sights, particularly the elaborate kings’ tombs, make for a very interesting visit.

Complex of Hue monuments

Complex of Hue monuments

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