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5 Famous Cities of Vietnam to Explore On Your Next Vietnam Tour!

By Mukti Solia on Feb 13, 2023
Category: Places To Visit | Country:  Vietnam

A narrow and long country juxtaposed between Cambodia and the Laos borders and the South China Sea – Vietnam is a land of striking landscapes. It ranges from the forested mountains and lush rice terraces to the fertile delta; and beautiful beaches to the picturesque valleys.

In the past – Vietnam has had its fair share of difficulties. Vietnam is a proud nation today, and it is clear why. Not just for ardently shielding its freedom but for its incredible history and landscapes. Advancing and adventurous – Vietnam is a quickly developing country. The cities are full of creativity, culture, and colonial architecture, and they continue to strive for the future.

In Vietnam tourism, you can find a medley of styles and modern Asian constructions. For your vacation in Vietnam – opt for our Vietnam Tour Packages to explore this beautiful land. The famous cities in Vietnam are just waiting for you to discover them with their breathtaking natural landscapes, ancient civilizations, and modern cityscapes.

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Famous Cities of Vietnam

If you still believe; that Vietnam is simply about congested cities with terrible traffic, think again. There are so many places to visit in Vietnam, including beaches, vibrant cities, and quaint old towns. Each destination in this extraordinary country has its appeal.

1. Hanoi


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Hanoi, the frenetic yet fascinating capital of Vietnam, can be daunting for some, but after spending some time here, it has a charm that’s simple to fall in love with. One of the world’s ancient and most famous cities in Vietnam – Hanoi is a city filled to the brim with stunning architecture, a mysterious youth culture, and depths of history. Spend some time strolling along the Hanoi night market and explore the old town studded with cozy cafés, historic buildings, and hidden pagodas. With our Vietnam Classic Tour Package, explore Hanoi’s wealth of French colonial structures, lakes, and tree-lined boulevards.

How to Reach Hanoi

The Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi offers several direct flights to and from India. Numerous flight services operate often. Regular nonstop flights are available from China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and, more recently, India. There are many ways to get about after you get to the airport.

Places to visit in Hanoi

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Presidential Palace
  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • Hanoi Opera House
  • Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Things to do in Hanoi

  • Discover the Old Town of Hanoi
  • Take a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake.
  • Attend a performance at the water puppet theatre
  • Click pictures at Hanoi’s Train Street
  • Shop in the Hanoi Hinterland’s Artisan Villages

2. Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City tourism is dynamic and charming, combining all of the perks of a modern city. Ho Chi Minh City, like Hanoi, can occasionally be a bit wild and crazy, but it’s still a lot of fun to explore. Intricately carved temples and ancient holy sites of different faiths prevail with towering skyscrapers and shopping malls in this city. Nightlife in Ho Chi Minh is the best city for experiencing the electrifying vibe of the city. Vietnam has a plethora of night markets, bars, and chic restaurants. At these locations, you can sample local cuisine or dance the night away. There are temples, museums, parks, and tourist shops in Ho Chi Minh. With our Exotic Vietnam Winter Special Tour Packages, you can explore anything that interests you.

How to Reach Ho Chi Minh City

Depending on the carrier, most flights to Ho Chi Minh make one or two stops. The most popular airlines for Indian tourists are Thai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysian Airlines. It is the ideal and most efficient approach to reaching Vietnam.

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Independence Palace
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Cu Chi tunnels
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Taste a bowl of pho
  • Take a Bonsai River Cruise
  • Explore Reunification Palace
  • Navigate through the Cu Chi Tunnels.
  • Visit the Mekong Delta.

3. Hoi An

Hoi An

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Hoi An Vietnam is a serene, endearing, and ancient city. Hoi An is the highlight of any trip to Vietnam since it is laid-back, charismatic, and has allure. Located south of Danang – Hoi An is one of the most significant, cultural, and wealthy cities in Vietnam. The Hoi An tourist attractions offer a wealth of sights to see, from its historic buildings, winding lanes, Chinese temples, and charming shops providing endless opportunities for exploration and shopping. Discover this ancient city with our Signature of Vietnam and Cambodia tour package.

How to Reach Hoi An

Both an airport nor a train station are not located in Hoi An. The town can only be reached by road. Da Nang, located about 29 kilometers to the north, is home to the closest international airport and train station. Taxis and buses frequently travel between the two locations each day from Da Nang.

Places to Visit in Hoi An

  • Hoi An Night Market
  • Old Town
  • Hoi An Museum
  • Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Hoi An’s Central Market

Things to do in Hoi An

  • Travel to the Hoi An Silk Village
  • Visit the Tan Ky Family House
  • Relax on An Bang Beach
  • Visit Quan Cong Temple
  • Check out the nightlife

4. Halong Bay

Halong Bay

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If you are visiting Vietnam, be sure to check out Halong Bay. The natural beauty of the bay is best explored through a Halong Bay cruise, which offers a range of activities such as kayaking, swimming, and visiting the famous limestone islands and caves. The bay is also conveniently located near other famous cities in Vietnam such as Hanoi and Hue, making it easy to include in a multi-city trip. A comprehensive tour package like the Discovery Vietnam with Danang Tour Package is perfect for those looking to discover the best of Vietnam, including Halong Bay.

How to Reach Halong Bay

To reach Halong Bay, one can fly to any of the three airports: Noi Bai International Airport, Cat Bi International Airport, and Van Don Airport. Taxis to Halong City, which serves as the gateway to Halong Bay, can be rented from the airports for a fair price. Through the use of highways, you may easily travel to Halong Bay. You can take a taxi from the Hanoi city center and travel on Highway 18 to arrive at this location in around 4 hours.

Places to Visit in Halong Bay

  • Sung Sot Cave
  • Titop Island
  • Monkey Island
  • Viet Hai Village
  • Bai Tho Mountain

Things to do in Halong Bay

  • Dive and Snorkel at Cong Do Island
  • Have fun at Sun World Halong Park
  • Explore the Cai Bau Pagoda’s Grounds
  • Visit Cat Ba Island
  • Kayak through Bai Tu Long Bay

5. Da Nang

Da Nang

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Do you prefer the beach to nature hikes and busy cities? The ideal Vietnamese city is waiting for you here! Da Nang in Vietnam is a growing coastal city with sunny beaches, gorgeous mountains, and distinctive attractions. Visitors can find a range of options for hotels in Da Nang, from luxurious resorts to budget-friendly hotels. Da Nang, a city on the South China Sea coast with the Han River running through it, is made attractive by many bridges. The Golden Bridge, which is embellished with a sculpture of two enormous hands supporting it, is undoubtedly the most outstanding of them. A comprehensive way to discover the best of Da Nang is to take our Exotic Vietnam with Danang Tour Package.

How to Reach Da Nang

Many foreign and domestic airlines fly into Da Nang Airport. Most Vietnamese cities are connected to Da Nang domestically. The Da Nang railway station is 5 kilometers from the city center on Hai Phong Street. Through the rail network, it is connected to Hue, Hanoi, and Saigon. For short distances, it’s more affordable than the bus.

Places to Visit in Da Nang

  • Son Tra Peninsula
  • Non-Nuoc Beach
  • Dragon Bridge
  • Cham Museum
  • Ba Na Hills

Things to do in Da Nang

  • Take a cable car ride to Ba Na Hills
  • Walk along the Dragon Bridge
  • Relax at My Khe Beach
  • Visit the Danang Cathedral
  • Explore the local markets


In conclusion, Vietnam is home to many famous and diverse cities that offer a wide range of experiences for visitors. From the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City to the ancient charm of Hoi An, each city has its unique history, culture, and attractions. Flamingo Transworld can make it easy for you to explore these cities in comfort and style. Whether you are interested in history or culture or just looking for a memorable vacation, Vietnam has something for everyone.


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Mukti Solia
Mukti Solia

Hi, This is Mukti Solia (Social Media Head-Flamingo Travels) I can say I am a lawyer turned travel curator. I completed my BBA in Finance and Marketing from HL college, Ahmedabad University. Later on, I moved to Mumbai to pursue Law. Currently, I work as Social Media Head at Flamingo group of companies as I believe that the Travel and tourism industry is no exception to digital transformation. Social media platforms give travel operators the chance to improve the customer experience.

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