Vietnam

By: Kate Casella

Natural Landmarks

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is located on the Cambodia coast and is the biggest island in Vietnam. The island has tropical rainforest, undamaged coral reefs, and fantastic beaches. One of the beaches called Bai Dai was chosen by ABC News as one of the top 5 most beautiful and clean beaches. The island is also famous for producing the best fish sauce.

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is the top tourist attraction in Vietnam. It is located in North Vietnam on a 120 km. long coast. The Bay is home to numerous islands that have plentiful vegetation and jungles. Some of the islands have caves or lakes, some are even used as floating villages of fishermen.

Famous Places

Can Tho Museum

Established in 1976, his museum is home to over 5,000 historical items. It a has a large number of exhibits such as a realistic well. It is a very large museum with a total length of 2,700 square meters.

Hanoi Museum

Located in Hanoi, Vietnam, this museum displays a wide variety of artifacts from Hanoi's 1,000 year history. There is over 50,000 artifacts showing Hanoi's history, culture, heritage, and architecture. The museum measures 54,000 square meters and it was opened in 2010. The building itself is built to look like an inverted pyramid.

Capitol City

The capitol city of Vietnam is Hanoi. It is the countries second largest city. As of 2010, Hanoi ha a population of 6.562 million. The 1,291 square mile city was founded in 1010.

Historical Landmarks

Thien Mu Pagoda

Thien Mu Pagoda is the largest pagoda in Vietnam. It overlooks the Perfume River and it was built in 1601during the rule of the Nguyên Lords. Initially it was built with very simple architecture buy overtime it has been redeveloped and expanded. Now it has way more intricate features.

Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a giant network of connecting, underground tunnels. They were used as hiding spots during the Vietnam War. It is now a tourist site. Tourist can take a tour inside the tunnels.

Interesting Places

Nha Trang

Nha Trang is Vietnam's most popular resort. It is a seaside resort with clean beaches. The water and sand is said to be very clean. It is also the scuba diving center of Vietnam.

Hoi An

Hoi An was a fishing town that was later turned into a tourist attraction. It is located on the south Chinese Sea and has been an international port since the 16th century. Hoi An is considered the "Venice of Vietnam" because of its narrow canal running through the town.