Vietnam is the ideal destination for those looking for a trip that combines relaxation, breathtaking scenery, exotic customs and high doses of adventure. Take note of the 3 places not to be missed on your trip to Vietnam: Danag, Hanoi and Phu Quoc.
Considered one of the most important commercial ports in all of Vietnam, Da Nang is also a remarkable city in the center of the country and hosted a base for American troops during the Vietnam War. Today it is an open city where tourists are welcome.
On a visit to the city, you can’t miss the Dan Nang Cathedral, a pink building built by the French in 1922 and where you can best appreciate its colonial past. The Cham Museum is also another interesting place to learn about the history of the Kingdom of Champa and a visit to the Pham Lam Pagoda, the most famous Buddhist temple in the region, is also a must.
You can’t miss the spectacular Non-Nuoc Beach, one of the 10 best beaches in Asia, where you can practice numerous water activities and enjoy the local dishes that restaurants in front of the sea prepare with fresh seafood.
If you want to be able to enjoy this paradisiacal beach every morning, the Meliá Danang is a good choice. A 4* resort just minutes from the Marble Mountains and Han River Bridge with YHI Spa, Kids Club, outdoor pools, gym and Beach Club.
Capital of the country, Hanoi is not only the largest city in Vietnam, but it is one of the best places to soak up the Vietnamese essence. Visiting Hoan Kiem Lake and its Ngoc Son temple, climbing to the Lotte Center Hanoi (Vietnam’s tallest skyscraper), approaching the Temple of Literature (dedicated to Confucius, the first university in the country), getting lost in the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, visiting the Mausoleum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum (where the embalmed remains of the communist leader rest) or the Hoa Lo prison and seeing a water puppet show are some of the typical things to do in Hanoi.
Good accommodation is very important to make the most of your stay in the city. If you want to have the best memories of your trip, we recommend Meliá Hanoi, a central hotel from which you can easily visit the most touristic places with first-class facilities, a service always attentive to the needs of guests and restaurants where you can taste dishes of Vietnamese, Thai, Chinese and international cuisine.
A little further away from civilization, in the Ba Vi National Park mountain range, is the Meliá Ba Vi Mountain Retreat, a luxury for ecotourism lovers that fuses French colonial styles and Vietnamese architecture and where, in addition to different outdoor activities, you can live holistic experiences and meditation in the middle of nature.
A trip to Vietnam is not complete without a visit to Phu Quoc, the country’s largest island and a natural oasis known as the “emerald island”. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, its main attractions are its soft white sand beaches and its lush tropical forest, making it the perfect destination for those looking for a quiet beach destination.
Truong Beach is one of the most famous there. In this area, you will find resorts as spectacular as the Sol Beach House Phú Quoc. Conceived as a rest hotel for adults only, it is surrounded by a tropical landscape and has an outdoor swimming pool with stunning sea views from which to watch the sunsets. Perfect for an unforgettable and relaxing holiday in Vietnam.