US blogger recommends 7 must-visit destinations in Vietnam

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Pete Vrouras, a famous blogger from California, USA, has spent a lot of time in Vietnam, from north to south. He often updates his travel experiences, including his memorable trip to this S-shape country. In this article, we would like to introduce the 7 top destinations in Vietnam that Pete has recommended.

1. Ha Giang

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Green and yellow rice fields in the middle of limestone mountains is the most identified beauty of Ha Giang.

Riding motorbike around Ha Giang is one of the experiences Pete loves the most in Vietnam. Ha Giang, to the very north of the country, is rather a place to escape from the busy noisy city. The roads here bend around the limestone mountains, through the valleys with terraced rice fields and into the town. The journey may take from 3 to 5 days depending on the path you choose to get on.

2. Dong Ba Market in Hue

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The market is full of exotic fruits and local dishes.

Dong Ba Market is located in the east of Hue city, along the Huong River. At this market, you can enjoy countless Hue specialties for about 40,000 VND. Quickly pick a seat in the crowded market and order your favorite dishes from the food court. With Pete, Hue is famous for its delicious food. This is an ancient capital with palaces and mausoleums of the Nguyen Dynasty. Besides that, what makes the visitors are the local dishes such as Hue beef noodle and spring rolls with very cheap prices.

3. Mua Cave in Ninh Binh

500 steps leading to the peak.

Mua Cave (Hang Múa) is often referred to as “Ha Long Bay on land” that lies approximately 100km south of Hanoi and 200km southwest of Ha Long. It is easy to arrive at the resort by taking a 2-hour drive or boarding a train from Hanoi. Though not a notable site on its own, Mua Caves boast clear magnificent views that many visitors seek. Next to the cave entrance, there’s a 500-step staircase leading up the peak. Once you arrive at the top, you will see another cave complex as well as southern Vietnam’s limestone mountain. Many visitors like to come here at sunrise or sunset, but you can climb up at any time of day. If you prefer to only see the cave, you may want to bring a flashlight, as it is small and dark.

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Spectacular view from the peak of Mua cave.

4. Ba Be National Park

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Only 200 km north of the bustling capital of Hanoi, Ba Be National Park is the epitome of wild and untamed nature. Ba Be Lake is surrounded by forest and limestone mountains. Here you can choose from varied ways to explore around, from kayaking, trekking or sitting on a boat. Besides, there are also 2 villages named Bo Lu and Bac Ngoi which provide homestay services for tourists. These homestays have nothing near modernity

5. District 5 Ho Chi Minh City

district 5 saigon ho chi minh city vietnam street foodSeek for a place to enjoy local street food is quite difficult for some tourists since there are plenty of choices. For Pete, District 5 is truly a street food paradise for everyone who has an eternal love for cuisine. The district is very exciting at night, the local also get here for street food. As he suggested, you should sign up for a food tour for detailed information about this area and also don’t have to worry much about the food hygiene and safety. But if you are brave enough, you can catch a motorbike taxi and design your own tour.

6. Da Lat night market

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The center night market is a favorite place for many people when it comes to Da Lat.

Dalat night market is located right in the center of the city. As the night falls down, thousands of people flock to eat, enjoy music and go shopping. Especially, annual festivals are usually held here. Dalat is one of Pete’s favorite cities when it comes to Vietnam. Besides, the mild climate makes visitors feel comfortable. The city is also known for its captivating natural scenery and exploration activities.

7. Ban Co peak in Da Nang

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As the highest mountain on Son Tra Peninsula, Ban Co peak is one of tourist attractions of Da Nang city. Most visitors will spend a day to visit Ngu Hanh Son Mountain before experiencing their holiday in Hoi An. However, there is another great choice in which you can participate in is renting motorbikes and running to the top of Ban Co at Son Tra Peninsula. Ban Co literally means chessboard due to the old statue on the peak. You can visit the large Buddha statue on the peninsula, then continue to the top of the Board to see the panorama of the city and the beautiful nature around.

The article aggregated from multiple sources.

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