Vietnam is always an attractive destination in Asia. Tourists who have come to Vietnam once all want to come back and spend more time in this country. This country is not only famous for its sightseeing but also its culture. Among other countries in Asia, Vietnam has a prominent culture which always provokes the curiosity of tourist. Coming to Vietnam, you can discover the culture here, or enjoy its gastronomy which reflects the best the lifestyle of people. There are various things must do in Vietnam. And, if you have never done all, you haven’t been in Vietnam. And, in this article, we would like to share you these things. Make sure that you read all this list and have good time in Vietnam
1. Visit Hue Imperial City
When it comes to Hue, people often think of palaces, ancient temples bearing the ancient emperors. Everyone wants to travel Hue once to see the vivid evidence of the last feudal dynasty. Not only that, relaxed gentle nature and slow life here are also many people love. That’s the reason why visiting Hue is one of things you must do in Vietnam. If you have chance to visit Hue, don’t forget go to these places: The Citadel: Imperial Citadel located inside Hue Citadel is the first place you should visit when traveling Hue. After more than 100 years, the massive architecture in the Citadel can’t remain its original state, but still carry the majesty of the feudal one. The city is quite large, you should spend about 1 time or 1 day to explore all. Listen to Ca Tru on the Perfume River: Perfume River is also a dream of Hue tourism. In the evening, when it’s cool, you can buy a ticket, 50K, for a boat to see the ancient city during the night and listen to the tunes that bring you back to the past hundreds of years ago. This activity attracts lots of tourist and it’s the thing you must do in Vietnam. Hue Imperial Museum of Fine Arts: (located in Long An Electric Palace, the most beautiful palace in the Nguyen Dynasty palace system) is a place to display ancient collections of necklaces, crowns and belongings of the king of Nguyen dynasty. The architecture is beautifully furnished.
2. Things you must do in Vietnam – Visit Vietnamese pagodas
Even though not all Vietnamese are Buddhists, there are lots of pagodas in Vietnam. Besides Buddha, in Vietnamese culture, there are thousands of gods that people worship. And, there are various pagodas and temples dedicated to these gods or historical characters. So, if you visit Vietnam, you shouldn’t miss a chance to go to pagodas. Here are some popular pagodas in Vietnam One Pillar Pagoda has only one compartment located on a stone pillar in the middle of a pond with lotus flowers. Legend has it that the temple was built according to the dream of King Ly Thai Tong (1028-1054). In 1049, the king dreamed that Quan Yin Buddha was sitting on the lotus throne. When he woke up, the king told the story and was advised by the monk to build the pagoda, erecting stone columns as in a dream, making the lotus of Quan Yin Buddha placed on the column as seen in the dream and for the monks go round the pulse. Around the chanting of the bridge prolonged the blessing, so the pagoda named Dien Huu. This pagoda is located in Ho Chi Minh mausoleum that’s why if you go to Hanoi, One Pilar pagoda is the thing you must do in Vietnam. Perfume Pagoda or Huong Son is a cultural and religious complex of Vietnam, including dozens of Buddhist temples, several temples, gods, communal houses of worship. The Huong Pagoda is located in Huong Son Commune, My Duc, Hanoi and is located on the banks of the Day River. Yen Tu Mountain is a high mountain range in the North East of Vietnam with a rich and varied fauna and flora system that has been recognized by the state as a nature reserve. Yen Tu mountain still preserves a system of cultural and historical relics associated with the birth, formation and development of Truc Lam Yen Tu. Yen Tu became the center of Buddhism since King Tran Nhan Tong abandoned his throne in a monk’s robe and formed a unique Buddhist lineage in Vietnam, the Yen Tu Truc Lam.
3. Know the bloody past of Vietnam
With Vietnamese, wars bring various meanings. Vietnam wars are cruel, painful, bloody, lost, etc. These wars are an important part in every Vietnamese. They not only changed Vietnamese society but also the culture. So, understanding Vietnamese past is also one of things you must do in Vietnam. And, to get the best and objective views about them, museums are the place you should go. The War Remnants Museum (located at 28 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City) was established immediately after the unification of the country in order to save the heroic testimony of the Vietnamese people in the struggle against the invasion force, at the same time to denounce the crimes and highlight the dire consequences of the invasion war. The War Remnants Museum is a member of the World Peace Museum and World Museum Committee. The museum specializes in the research, collection, preservation and display of evidence – crime and consequence of the war of aggression in Vietnam. Through this, the War Remnants Museum calls for the fight against unspoken war, protecting the peace and solidarity of the peoples of the world.
In general, there are still various things you must do in Vietnam. But, before doing anything, you should consider complete this list. Then, you might feel your vacation more enjoyable and interesting.