Magnificent views of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Vietnam

World Heritage Sites in Vietnam are also best places to visit in Vietnam that tourists should not miss when travelling to Vietnam.

These Heritage Sites may be masterpiece of nature or made by humans’ hand, featuring remarkably cultural - historical values.

WHERETO is going to introduce you to World Heritage Sites in Vietnam!

1. Halong Bay (Halong City, Quang Ninh Province, North of Vietnam)

The breath-taking view of Halong bay (Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province) - Photo: Internet

The breath-taking view of Halong bay (Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province) - Photo: Internet

Halong City (Quang Ninh Province) is far from Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam - about 170km.

The pride of local people in Halong City is Halong Bay - a masterpiece of nature - with total area is approximately 1.553km2, including nearly 2.000 islands in different sizes; of all them, there are 775 islands belonging to Heritage Sites which were recognized by the World.  

Halong Bay attracts tourists from all around the world by its breath-taking nature, mysterious caves or millions of flora and fauna. Not only is the World Natural Heritage recognized twice by UNESCO (1994 và 2000),Halong Bay is also voted as one of New Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Halong Bay always lies on the list of the most magnificent bays in the World.

2. Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (Quang Binh Province, Middle of Vietnam)

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park (Quang Binh Province) has a complex of over 300 copious and majestic caves in different sizes, named as “Kingdom of Caves” - Photo: Internet

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (Quang Binh Province) has a complex of over 300 copious and majestic caves in different sizes, named as “Kingdom of Caves” - Photo: Internet

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park belongs to Quang Binh Province, being far from Hanoi - thecapital of Vietnam - about 500km. Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park has a system of diverse flora and fauna and a system of stunning caves inside karst mountains.

Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park was recognized as the World Natural Heritage by UNESCO twice about criteria of biodiversity and geology.  

3. Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, Middle of Vietnam

Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province is one of destinations attracting both domestic and foreign tourists by its ancient and gentle beauty - Photo: Internet

Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province is one of destinations attracting both domestic and foreign tourists by its ancient and gentle beauty - Photo: Internet

Hoi An Ancient Town is an old town lying at lower section of Thu Bon river, Quang Nam Province.

Hoi An Ancient Town used to be a vibrant international commercial port, being an unique Asian traditional harbor in Vietnam, which is rare all over the World.

Hoi An Vietnam attracts tourists to go sightseeing owing to over a million of architectural relics such as streets, club-houses, pagodas, ancient tombs as well as the architecture of Vietnamese style combined with Western countries and Orient countries. 

In 1999, UNESCO recognized Hoi AnAncient Town as the World Cultural Heritage.  

4. Ancient Capital of Hue (Hue City, Thua Thien - Hue Province, Middle of Vietnam)

Hue Ancient Capital, Thua Thien - Hue Province, used to be capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 - Photo: Internet

Hue Ancient Capital, Thua Thien - Hue Province, used to be capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945 - Photo: Internet

Hue City (belongs to Thua Thien - Hue Province) is the place to put Vietnamese capital during the period from 1802 to 1945.

The complex of vestiges in Hue Vietnamlies at both sides of Perfume River, including three palaces:  the Imperial palace, Citadel palace and Forbidden one. The architectures of these places are the combination of Oriental style and Western style.

Around the vestiges of Hue Ancient Capital is a picturesque and romantic sights with Mount Ngu Binh, Perfume River and so on.

The vestiges of Hue Ancient Capital were recognized as the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1993.

5. My Son Sanctury, Quang Nam Province, Middle of Vietnam

My Son Sanctury, Quang Nam Province is a Hindu sanctuary of Cham Pa Kingdom - Photo: Internet

My Son Sanctury, Quang Nam Province is a Hindu sanctuary of Cham Pa Kingdom - Photo: Internet

My Son Sancturybelongs to Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, being far from Da Nang City about 69km.

My Son Sanctury is a place gathering a large number of Cham Pa sanctuaries and shrines. It used to be the place to offer sacrifices to Cham Pa Kingdom, royal tombs of Cham Pa Kings. This place is also considered as one of the major sanctuary centers of Hinduism in Asia.

My Son Sanctury was recognized by UNESCO as one of the contemporary and modern World Heritages. My Son Sanctury was also recognized by Vietnamese Government as a “National Vestige”

6. Trang An Landscape Complex, Ninh Binh Privince, South of Vietnam

Trang An Landscape Complex, Ninh Binh Privince, South of Vietnam

Trang An Landscape Complex, Ninh Binh Privince, South of Vietnam - Photo: Internet

Trang An belongs to Ninh Binh City, Ninh Binh Privince, being far from Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam - about 80km.

Trang An Landscape Complex is beautiful as a spectacular natural water-colour painting with a diverse natural system of karst mountains and caves.  Trang An Landscape Complex is the first World Mixed Heritage Site of Vietnam to be recognized by UNESCO.

7. Citadel of The Ho Dynasty, Thanh Hoa Province, Middle of Vietnam

Citadel of The Ho Dynasty (Thanh Hoa Province, Middle of Vietnam) is considered as a unique stone citadel left in Southeast Asia and also one of the few stone citadels left in the World - Photo: Internet

Citadel of The Ho Dynasty (Thanh Hoa Province, Middle of Vietnam) is considered as a unique stone citadel left in Southeast Asia and also one of the few stone citadels left in the World - Photo: Internet

Citadel of The Ho Dynasty (also known as names Tay Do, An Ton) belongs to Thanh Hoa Province, being far 140km from Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam - lying in the South of Vietnam.

This is the citadel constructed by the Ho - a dynasty in the history of feudalism in Vietnam, 6 centuries ago. 

This is a solid stone citadel, featuring unusual scale in Vietnam and being a unique stone citadel left in Southeast Asia. Citadel of The Ho Dynasty is also one of the few stone citadels left in the World.

In 2011, Citadel of The Ho Dynasty was recognized as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

8. The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi Capital, North of Vietnam

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi Capital, North of Vietnam

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi Capital, North of Vietnam

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long lies at Hanoi -the capital of Vietnam,North of Vietnam. The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a giant and painstaking complex of architectural project, constructed by many dynasties in the history of feudalism in Vietnam.

The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long covers an area of about 49ha.

Visiting The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, tourists can have an opportunity to contemplate a plenty of vastiges, relics that have existed many centuries.

Tourists can find out more information about The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long at website http://www.hoangthanhthanglong.vn/en

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