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From beaches, islands, waterfalls, lakes and parks to pagodas, museums and historical landmarks, family-friendly attractions are plentiful in Vietnam. Here are some of the country’s most popular attractions.

Da Lat

• Bao Dai Summer Palace
• Crazy House (Hang Nga Villa)
• Da Lat Flower Gardens
• Da Lat Market
• Da Lat Railway Station

Built by the French in the 1930s, Da Lat Railway Station has an Art Deco design
Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

• Datanla Waterfalls
• Domaine de Marie Church
• Elephant Falls
• French Quarter
• Lake of Sighs (Ho Than Tho)
• Lam Ty Ni Pagoda (Mad Monk Temple)
• Linh Phuoc Pagoda
• Linh Son Pagoda
• Pongour Falls
• Prenn Falls
• Thien Vuong Pagoda
• Truc Lam Pagoda
• Tuyen Lam Lake
• Valley of Love
• Van Hanh Zen Pagoda (Golden Buddha Pagoda)
• Xuan Huong Lake

Da Nang

The six-lane, 666m-long Dragon Bridge, which spreads across the Han River in Da Nang, is Vietnam’s longest bridge
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• Ba Na Hills
• Da Nang Cathedral
• Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture
• Dragon Bridge
• Golden Bridge (Cau Vang)

A 150m-long pedestrian bridge in Ba Na Hills near Da Nang, the Golden Bridge features two giant concrete hands holding up a golden walkway
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• Hai Van Pass
• Han River Bridge
• Linh Ung Pagoda
• Marble Mountains
• My Khe Beach
• Non Nuoc Beach
• Phap Lam Pagoda
• Son Tra Peninsula

Hai Phong

• Bao Dai Villa
• Colonial Quarter
• Do Son Beach
• Du Hang Pagoda
• Elephant Mountain
• Hai Phong Museum
• Hai Phong Post Office
• Hang Kenh Communal House (Nhan Tho Communal House)
• Municipal Theatre Square & Municipal Theatre
• Museum of Military Region III
• Navy Museum
• Nghe Temple
• Tam Bac Lake
• Trang Kenh

Halong Bay

• Bai Tu Long Bay
• Ban Chan Beach
• Bo Nau Cave (Pelican Cave)
• Cat Ba Island
• Co To Island
• Dau Be Island
• Dau Go Cave
• Hanh Cave
• Floating & Fishing Villages (Cua Van, Vung Vieng, Cong Dam, Ba Hang)
• Lan Ha Bay
• Luon Cave
• Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave)
• Tam Cung Cave
• Thien Cung Cave (Heaven/Paradise Cave)
• Titop Island
• Trinh Nu Cave (Virgin Cave)
• Tuan Chau Island

Hanoi

• Ba Vi National Park
• Cua Bac Church
• Dong Xuan Market
• Hanoi Flag Tower

A historic symbol of Hanoi, the Hanoi Flag Tower has three platforms and an eight-side tower
Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

• Hanoi Old Quarter
• Hanoi Opera House

Built by the French in 1911, the Hanoi Opera House has a neo-classical architecture with pillars, shuttered windows, balconies and a glass room, and Gothic themes on its doors and domes
Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

• Hoa Lo Prison
• Hoan Kiem Lake
• Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
• Ho Chi Minh Museum
• Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
• Lotte Center Hanoi Observation Deck
• Ngoc Son Temple
• One Pillar Pagoda
• Perfume Pagoda
• Quan Su Temple
• Quan Thanh Temple
• St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho)

Constructed in 1886, the neo-Gothic St. Joseph’s Cathedral is the oldest church in Hanoi
Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

• Temple of Literature
• Thap Rua Tower (Turtle Tower)
• Tran Quoc Pagoda
• Truc Bach Lake
• Vietnamese Women’s Museum
• Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
• Vietnam Military History Museum
• Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
• West Lake (Ho Tay Lake)

Also known as Ho Tay, West Lake is Hanoi’s largest freshwater lake
Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

Ho Chi Minh City

• Ba Thien Hau Temple
• Ben Thanh Market

Sample a traditional Vietnamese dish or shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs at the bustling Ben Thanh Market
Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

• Binh Tay Market
• Buu Long Temple
• Cao Dai Temple
• Cu Chi Tunnels

Get a glimpse of the underground life of Vietnamese soldiers in the late 1940s at the Cu Chi Tunnels, an elaborate underground network comprising living areas, kitchens, storage facilities, armoury, hospitals, and command centres
Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

• Dan Sinh Market (War Surplus Market)
• Giac Lam Pagoda
• Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum

• Jade Emperor Pagoda
• Mariamman Hindu Temple
• Museum of Vietnamese History
• Notre Dame Cathedral
• Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda
• Reunification Palace
• Saigon Central Post Office
• Saigon Opera House

• Saigon Skydeck, Bitexco Financial Tower
• Thien Hau Temple
• Vinh Nghiem Pagoda
• War Remnants Museum

Hoi An

Hoi An Impression Theme Park showcases Vietnam’s rich cultural history with its themed villages, pagodas, bridges, mini shows and workshops
Photo: Hoi An Impression Theme Park

• An Bang Beach
• Cam An Beach
• Central Market
• Cham Islands
• Chuc Thanh Pagoda
• Cua Dai Beach
• Fujian (Phuc Kien) Assembly Hall
• Hoi An Night Market
• Hoi An Impression Theme Park
• Hoi An Ancient Town (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

The atmospheric Hoi An Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, houses Chinese temples, a Japanese-designed bridge, pagodas, wooden shophouses, French colonial houses and old canals
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• Japanese Covered Bridge (Chua Cau Nhat Ban or Pagoda Bridge)
• Kim Bong Carpentry Village
• Museum of Trade Ceramics
• My Son Sanctuary (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
• Old House of Phun Hung
• Old House of Tan Ky
• Quan Cong Temple
• Sa Huynh Culture Museum
• Van Duc Pagoda

Hue

• Bach Ma National Park
• Dong Ba Market
• Elephant Springs
• Forbidden Purple City
• Gia Long Tomb
• Hon Chen Temple
• Ho Quyen, Tiger Fighting Arena
• Hue Imperial City
• Huyen Tran Princess Temple
• Khai Dinh Tomb
• Minh Mang Tomb
• Mount Ngu Binh
• Perfume River
• Tam Giang Lagoon
• Thai Hoa Palace
• Thanh Toan Bridge
• Thien Mu Pagoda
• To Mieu Temple
• Truong Tien Bridge
• Tu Duc Tomb
• Tu Hieu Pagoda

Lang Son

• Mau Son Mountain

Enjoy cool temperatures, scenic views and mountain cuisine at Mau Son Mountain, a popular holiday destination
Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

Mui Ne & Phan Thiet

• Fairy Stream
• Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda
• Mui Ne Beach
• Mui Ne Fishing Village
• Phan Thiet Central Market
• Phan Thiet Harbour|
• Phan Thiet Water Tower
• Po Shanu Cham Towers
• Red Sand Dunes
• Ta Cu Mountain
• Takou Mountain
• The Prince’s Castle
• Van Thuy Tu Temple
• White Sand Dunes

Nha Trang

• Alexandre Yersin Museum
• Ba Ho Waterfalls
• Bai Dai Beach
• Dam Market
• Hon Ba Mountain
• Hon Khoi Salt Fields
• Impressions Museum
• Long Son Pagoda
• National Oceanographic Museum
• Nha Trang Cathedral
• Po Nagar Cham Towers
• Suoi Do Pagoda
• Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre
• Tran Phu Beach

Phuc Quoc Island

• Cao Dai Temple
• Coi Nguon Museum
• Dinh Cau Night Market
• Dinh Cau Rock (Dinh Cau Temple)
• Duong Dong Market
• Ham Ninh Fishing Village
• Ho Quoc Pagoda
• Long Beach
• Ong Lang Beach
• Phu Quoc National Park
• Phu Quoc Prison
• Sao Beach
• Su Muon Pagoda
• Sung Hung Pagoda
• Suoi Tranh Waterfall

Vung Tau Island

• Bach Dinh (Villa Blanche)
• Binh Chau Hot Springs
• Con Dao Museum
• Epigraphic of Linh Son (Linh Son Co Tu Pagoda)
• Ho Tram Beach
• Jesus Christ Statue
• Long Son Big House (Ong Tran Temple)
• Niet Ban Tinh Xa Pagoda
• Phu Hai & Phu Son Prisons
• Quan The Am Bo Tat Pagoda (Pagoda of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva)
• Robert Taylor Museum of Worldwide Arms (Museum of Antique Weapons)
• Thang Tam Monument
• Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda
• Vo Thi Sau Tomb
• Vung Tau Lighthouse