Top Attractions in Vietnam

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  1. Temple of Literature (Hanoi)

The Temple of Literature in Hanoi was the very first national university of Vietnam. It was established in 11 century dedicated to Confucius and honored many country and people academic achievements and the scholars, past and present. Besides the status of Confucius, his disciples and sages, there are beautiful monasteries and pond known as the Well of Heavenly Clarity.   Many statues, stelae of the doctors where offering the ceremonies. Thye hall and pavilions for study sessions, and strict exam of Đại Việt took place.

The Temple of Literature is featured on the back of the 100,000  Vietnamese bank note. It was the also place where the country people celebrated the Tet festival just before the world war. The art works are given away as gifts or are used as home decorations for special occasions.

The various pavilions, halls, statues and stele of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the. The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote. Just before the Vietnamese New Year celebration Tết, calligraphists will assemble outside the temple and write wishes in Hán characters.

  1. Cao Dai Temple

One of the most sacred attractions in Vietnam is the temple of Cao Dai. Constructed in the 1930s, Caodaism is a uniquely Vietnamese religion. There are four prayers in the main building of the Temple, conducted daily, and travelers can watch or even participate in the ceremonies. In addition to the temple, which boasts beautiful murals, the complex is home to many additional residences, administrative buildings and even a hospital.

Located in the Southern Vietnam, it was the monastery religious site

Of Vietnam officially built in 1926. The full name of the religion is Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Độ (The Great Faith [for the] Third Universal Redemption).

The construction was influenced by the element of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and even Roman Catholicism. The tower of the main building served for at least four prayers conducted daily and entered each time. The visitors and participants can possibly watch ceremonies as well.

  1. Imperial Citadel (Hue)

The Imperial Citadel of Hue was served as capital of Vietnam’s Nguyen dynasty for almost 150 years until World War II.  The central structure was the Purple Forbidden City, just a place served exclusively for Emperor and his family. The enormous Imperial Citadel was also a strategic hold during the Vietnam War, and it stands very close to the demilitarized zone that separated North and South Vietnam.

The Imperial Citadel is the World Cultural Heritage and one of the relics of the Hue ancient Capital that situated inside the Imperial Citadel complex, behind the Throne Palace. It is significant for all those who are interested in the history of the nation.

  1. My Son

My Son was an old Hindu temple of Champa Kingdom in central Vietnam today. The temple was built in between the 4th and 13th centuries just after the birth of the Khmer- Angkor Empire which is Cambodia today.

The many towers of My Son were made of bricks, decorated with sculptures of gods, priests, sacred animals (dragons, snakes, lions, elephants), and scenes of mythical battles. In addition to being a place of worship, kings and religious leaders were interred here.

Touring in My Son today is like stepping back in time, thanks in part to its secluded location and the lack of touristy infrastructure.

  1. Cu Chi Tunnels

The Tunnels were established in 1940 by Viet Cong, to protect from the Friench air force raids during the Indochina War. They expend underground for more than 250 km in the vicinity of Ho Chi Minh City alone and used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during the Vietnam War, and were the base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.

The armies used those underground routes to house troops, underground communications and transport all supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks, after which they could disappear underground to safety.

The Tunnels were also used so much during the |Vietnam War that raided by the USA aircraft bombing. The US armies were pretty- extremely hard to attack the Viet Cong as the Tunnels were quite long and safe underground.

  1. Mekong Delta

The Mekong delta is very rich and lush region of Vietnam that covered with rice fields that produces about half of the total of Vietnam’s agricultural output and other different crops to help make Vietnam become the forefront economic developing country in the region. And it is home to including natural resources including  fish and living creatures. It is the low land and portion of Vietnam that the river flows south from Tibet through China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Southern Vietnam before the water reaching southern china sea. Touring in the Mekong delta you will never miss seeing and learning about life on the water. And get to know daily and cultural activities of those as there are quite are not much to see anywhere else.

  1. Hoi An

Hoi An is one of the provinces of Vietnam and home to many Best Preserved- Old Brick temples were listed as Unesco World Heritage Site in 1999. It was an old city of Cham people during the Kingdom of Champa took place between the seventh and 10th century’s almost entire central Vietnam today. And the former internal harbor town of the Cham people and old port of Chinese business and trading group sine 16th– 17th centuries. Here in the center of this old city there are still many Chinese-styled shops as the building was influenced by Chinese.

  1. Halong Bay

Halong is a beautiful bay and natural wonder in northern Vietnam. In 1994 it was listed by UNESCO as Natural World Heritage Site. The site covers an area of over 1,500 sqkm and home to as many as 1,600 limestone islands and islets.

Ha Long Bay is located in North Vietnam round a 120 kilometer long coast line and is literally translated as “Bay of Descending Dragons”.

near the Chinese border.

History shows that Ha Long Bay was the setting for local naval battles against Vietnam’s coastal neighbors. On three occasions, in the labyrinth of channels in Bach Dang River near the islands, the Vietnamese army stopped the Chinese from landing.

During the Vietnam War, many of the channels between the islands were heavily mined by the United States Navy, some of which pose a threat to shipping to this day.

The top country’s tourist attraction, Ha Long Bay features thousands of islands and islets, each topped with and covered by thick jungle vegetation, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars

  1. Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is one of the most tourist attractions in Hanoi and it was the final resting country place of Vietnamese Revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam uncle HO which is called Ho Chi Minh by the world.

The huge building was for the President of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi (albeit against his wishes).

The tour to Uncle Ho final resting place is an unforgettable experience for world scholars and travelers interested in history.

  1. War Remnants Museum

, The Museum is known as the Exhibition House for US and Puppet Crimes opened to the public on September 4, 1975 and under the operations of the Vietnamese government.

The museum consists of a series of themed rooms in several buildings, with period military equipment placed within a walled yard. The military equipment includes a UH-1 “Huey” helicopter, an F-5A fighter, a BLU-82 “Daisy Cutter” bomb, M48 Patton tank, an A-1 Sky raider attack bomber, and an A-37 Dragonfly attack bomber. There are a number of pieces of unexploded ordnance stored in the corner of the yard, with their charges and/or fuses removed

The visit to the museum is worthwhile, to get to know and understand a huge holocaust and the long and brutal Vietnam War.

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