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15 Unique Experiences to Have in Vietnam

Here is the list of unique experiences in Vietnam rated by our customers!

1. Ha long Bay – A remarkable site
2. Cu Chi Tunnels – A historic war tunnels
3. Mekong Delta – A home to floating market
4. Sapa – Beautiful rice fields
5. Bicycle Tour in Hoi An
6. Try scorpions in Saigon.
7. Cai Rang Floating Marketing – The Best floating market
8. Drink egg coffee in Hanoi – Weird but nice coffee
9. Lak Lake – A peaceful lake
10. Nha Trang – A beautiful coast city
11. Paradise Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – It is like a paradise!
12. Fansipan – The highest mountain
13. Check out Hanoi’s Train Street – Very unique old street
14. Reunification Express – A historic railway
15. The Sơn Đoòng Cave – The biggest cave in the world

1. Ha long Bay – A remarkable site

Ha Long Bay is an iconic destination for travellers. The limestone towers lie around the water and offer a unique scene. The limestone towers have formed in 500 million years in different environment and condition. In 2000, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Ha Long Bay in the World Heritage List.

City Ha Long City
Days to spend 3
How much USD$ 25 (Kayaking) – USD$ 130 (Tourist Boat)



2. Cu Chi Tunnels – A historic war tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an immense underground tunnels used by Vietnamese military campaign during the Vietnam War. It provided hiding spots during combat and a communication and supply routes.

It is interesting to learn the history of the Tunnels and how Vietnamese soldiers fought during the war.

City Ho Chi Minh City
Days to spend 0.5
How much About USD$ 10 (Local tour in District 1)



3. Mekong Delta – Home of floating markets

The Mekong Delta is a Vietnam’s rice bowl, an agricultural miracle producing over a third of country’s annual food production.

The Mekong Delta branches numerous canals. These canals link to different farms and towns, forming a huge network. You can spend a day on a boat to explore this colourful region.

City West of Ho Chi Minh City
Days to spend 2
How much About USD$ 10 (Local tour in District 1)


4. Sapa – Beautiful rice fields

The incredible rice terraces and mountainous town in the Hoang Lien Son mountain. This area is cultural diversity where there are eight different ethnic minority groups are found.

You will experience Four seasons in one day in Sapa, winter in morning and evening, spring after sunrise, summer in afternoon and autumn around sunset. Remember to bring a rain coat to keep you dry as well as a warm clothing.

City West of Ho Chi Minh City
Days to spend 2
How much About USD$ 10 (Local tour in District 1)


5. Bicycle Tour in Hoi An

Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site. The buildings in this region are uniquely blended of 15th to 19th century China and South-east Asia. The iconic ‘Japanese Bridge’ dated to 16th to 17th century.

Cycling in Hoi An is an amazing experience (also a fun experience to dodge car and people in the city). There are some museums you can visit to understand more about the region.

Province Quảng Nam Province
Days to spend 2
How much About USD$ 3 to rent a bike


6. Try scorpions in Ho Chi Minh City

OK. It is quite an experience to try scorpions in Ho Chi Minh City. To be honest it does not taste bad but you need courage to put into your month!

City Ho Chi Minh City,
How much About USD$ 1 per scorpion

7. Cai Rang Floating Market – The Best floating market

The Cai Rang Float Market is the largest floating market in Mekong Delta. It is a wholesale market and starts early from 4am to 10am, meaning you need to wake up early if you want to visit.

You will see a few hundreds of boat surrounding you and selling their goods. It is not a place to buy souvenirs (Well you can buy a lot of fruits there) while a good place to understand what is the lives in Mekong Delta.

City West of Ho Chi Minh City
Days to spend 1
How much USD$ 5 -7 to rent a boat



8. Drink egg coffee in Hanoi – Weird but nice coffee

Cà phê trúng or egg coffee is the coffee you can easily find in Hanoi. It has a soft creamy foam layer on top of the intense Vietnamese coffee. It is tasty but it is more like a dessert or a coffee flavored smoothies. It serves both cold and hot.

City Hanoi
How much USD$ 0.35 per coffee


9. Lak Lake – A peaceful lake

Lak Lake is one of largest natural fresh water lakes in Vietnam having 6 square km width. The lake is surrounded by series of high mountains making its waters calm and peaceful. The lake is a source of fish, water reservoir to rice fields and a home to vast rare plant and animal species.

You can not miss the elephant ride which you can slowly stroll through the lake and explore their unique culture.

Province Đắk Lắk Province
Days to spend 2
How much USD$ 26 – 30 for Elephant ride


10. Nha Trang – A beautiful coastal city

Nha Trang is a coastal city where well known for beaches and scuba diving. It is also a home to Buddhist temples and churches. There is a centre for marine science, the marine protected area in Nah Trang is one of four first marine protected areas in the world.

City Nha Trang
Days to spend 3


11. Paradise Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – It is like a paradise!

Thiên Đường Cave, or Paradise Cave is one of the largest caves in Vietnam, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The cave is 31km long. The cave is formed in about 300 million to 400 million years. The limestone formation inside the Paradise cave is considered to be more magnificent than Phong Nha and Tien son cave.

City Đồng Hới
Days to spend 1
How much USD$ 5.60 – USD$ 11.80 (Entrance fee)



12. Fansipan – The highest mountain

Fansipan is the highest mountain in Indochina (comprising Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), at 3,143 metres (10,312 ft) above sea level. It has been widely known as ‘the Roof of Indochina’. Climbing Fansipan is challenging and a dream of adventurous travellers. At the top you can see 360 degree of Northern Vietnam and even China. It is rewarding and satisfying when you reach the summit mark at top of the mountain. The alternative way to reach the summit is by cable car.

City Sapa
Days to spend 2
How much USD$ 60 (Local agency in Sapa)



13. Check out Hanoi’s Train Street – Very unique old street

A narrow old street in Hanoi where motorcycles are no longer considered to be the most dangerous on the street, instead, they are replaced by high speed trains penetrating through the street. Interestingly the daily lives of local residents is pretty normal and not affected by the train.

City Hanoi
Days to spend 0.5


14. Reunification Express – A historic railway

Reunification Express is an historic railway connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This railway was built in 1936, just 20 months after the end of the Vietnam War.

A lot of troubled history happened between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. The reopen (it has been rebuilt) of the railway is a symbol of reunification of North and South as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The whole journey is 36 hours while many travellers prefer to hop on and off en route.

City Hanoi
How much Ticket price


15. The Sơn Đoòng Cave – The biggest cave in the world

Sơn Đoòng Cave has the largest known cave passage cross-section in the world. It is not that easy to conquer this colossal cave because the expedition is pretty physical demanding. The five day adventure expedition is ran by a company Oxalis, while they expects their guests to hike intensively, abseil, climb, crawl and swim through underground rivers to reach the cave.

Strongly recommended to who want to make their trip adventurous!

Province Quảng Bình Province
Days to spend 5
How much US$ 3,000 / pax



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