Top 10 things to do in Vietnam

1. Cruising in Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is considered “Bay of Descending Dragons” – a world heritage site. It’s famous for limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes. A trip to Vietnam couldn’t be complete without a visiting Ha Long Bay.


2. Eating Pho

Pho is Vietnam’s national dish which is delicious every bite. Pho is a type of Vietnamese rice noodle soup with special broth cooked from bone and cinnamon, star aniseed and grilled onion.

Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup or Pho at Pho Le restaurant 2 tracy

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3. Experiencing the Mekong Delta

The beautiful and peaceful region is worth a trip for anyone who wants to escape the noisy and busy Saigon. The floating market in Mekong Delta is unique and the people are indigenous will make you feel the life is still great.

Cai be floating market

4. Crawling through the Cu Chi tunnels

Cu Chi tunnels were used  by Viet Cong guerillas as hiding spots in Vietnam War. The 250 km long tunnels have become a legendary and a must-see tourist attraction in Vietnam. Come there to view the remnants of the bomb craters, shelters, kitchens, schools… which served hundreds of Vietnamese patriots and even fire an AK-47 nearby.

cu chi tunnels by motorbike

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5. Touring Vietnam on the back of a motorcycle, cyclo or bicycle

Traveling by two wheels and three wheels couldn’t be missed in Top 10 things to do in Vietnam. Escape the windows of bus and car when traveling Vietnam – a country with many interesting things on the streets and alleys. A tour by motorbike, cyclo or bicyclo are good choice to explore Vietnam. It’s true that you couldn’t go to hidden places on classic tours by bus or car.

saigon motorbike tour on the way

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Read more about Saigon Motorbike Tour here!

6. Drinking snake wine

Snake wines are believed to improve virility and health. Let’s drink snake wines while eating delicious Vietnamese foods. It’s a big chance to see locals cheering Mot, hai, ba, do (one, two, three, cheers). It’s worth a try.

You can join a Saigon Food Tour by Motorbike to try glass of wine and eat Vietnamese foods.

7. Getting on track

How about going to somewhere exciting on overnight train? The train isn’t a convenient mean of transportation for traveling but it’s a novel way to go through Vietnam. The Victoria Express and Orient Express may be good choice.


8. Getting inspired by the French

The French left such influences in Vietnam like what you see in our country from architecture to foods. You can take in an opera at the Hanoi or Saigon opera houses and learn to cook French-influenced Vietnamese foods.

Saigon Opera House

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You can join a Saigon sightseeing and local street food tour to see French colonial buildings in Ho Chi Minh city.

Saigon Sightseeing & Food Tour by Motorbike

9. Taking a cooking class

One of the best things you shouldn’t miss in Vietnam is authentic cuisine. Joining a cooking class and cooking Vietnamese foods yourself is totally amazing. They will take you to a local market to buy ingredients before starting the lesson.

Choosing Ingredients At Local Market On Cooking Class

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Why not try a Cooking Class & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour by Motorbike?

Cu Chi Tunnels Tour & Cooking Class Full Day

10. Visiting market

The last I would like to recommend you is troll a local market where you can see, smell, taste many strange things you may not see before. Fruits, vegetables, lively animals… and many more will make you surprised. Durian, fertilized duck egg, tofu pudding, Hue beef noodle soup… are some of the most popular foods.

Wet Market In Saigon Tracy

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