Vietnam is a stunning country that is gradually picking up pace as a popular tourist destination, especially in the southern part of Eastern Asia. Apart from the peaceful and serene environment, there are many museums and architectural gems in Vietnam that make it a must-visit. This country was once under the brunt of the aftermath of the Vietnam war but today it has turned into a great place to be visited. Cambodia is neighbored by Thailand and Vietnam on the two ends and oozes natural beauty and rich heritage. Cambodia is a land of elusive wildlife and tropical adventures and needs to be visited by everyone at least once in their lifetime. We have curated a list of the top 10 places in vietnam and cambodia:
This is undoubtedly the best place that you can visit during your time in Vietnam and Cambodia. It is the confluence point of the most important river deltas of Indo China connecting Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and even China. In the surroundings, you will find a stunning maze of rivers, floating markets, scenic paddy fields, lush mangrove forest, charming pagodas and villages. When you are here, make it a point to taste the authentic Mekong Delta’s Elephant Fish which is the most popular delicacy here at the restaurants and visit the Tra Su Cajupu Forest where you can take a dive into the river of green.
If you are looking for unique places to visit in Vietnam, your search ends here. Often referred to as the “Gold Coast of Vietnam”, this beach has everything that makes a vacation stunning ranging from high end shopping boutiques, beach resorts and beachfront restaurants. This destination is also the ideal stopover for some island hopping tours to the nearby islands or for water sports such as diving, snorkeling, and swimming
This quaint little seaside town of Vung Tau is an erstwhile French colonial resort town. Come here and rejuvenate yourself by relaxing at the charming beaches of Vung Tau. The unique property of these beaches is that the backdrop of the mountains gives one’s swim or beach-cation a stunning view. When you are done lazing at the beach, you can take a stroll along the streets of Vung Tau and gaze in awe at the rustic buildings during the French colonial era or relish some delicious French baguettes.
It is situated in the Binh Thuan Province and is an isolated peaceful little fishing village known as Mui Ne. It is a great place if you want to simply lounge, have a cup of of Vietnamese black coffee as you sit and look at the many fishing boats in the open sea. During your time here, you could also have a look at the beautiful red sand dunes formation of Mui Ne or travel to another beautiful beach nearby, Phan Thiet.
Located in Central Vietnam, Dalat is often known as the magical highland resort area that is loved by those on their honeymoon. It is absolutely adored by those who love their vacations amidst nature with a wide diversity of lush and cool landscape such as the green plateau fields, hills, pine forests, waterfalls, the colonial houses and building and the luxurious resorts. Some of the most popular highlights here include the Lin Phuoc Pagoda, Crazy House, Datanla Falls, Elephant Falls, Flower Park, Dalat Train Station, Emperor Bao Dai’s Summer Palace amongst others.
This one is also located in Central Vietnam and any trip to Vietnam is incomplete without visiting Hue, the Imperial City of Vietnam. As you step foot into this city, you will feel like you have gone back into time to many years ago in the old city of citadels where the emperors roamed. You can gaze in wonder at the many iconic buildings and landmarks of this lost city. This is a UNESCO world heritage site and should definitely be one of the places you stop at.
While most have heard of Kampot as the land of black peppercorns, what many don’t know is that it is a scenic riverside promenade which houses a grand array of colonial structures. This town also offers a gateway to the French hill station of Bokor National Park which is known for its picturesque views and a pleasant climate. Moreover, it is one of the most famous tourist places in Cambodia too and you should definitely make it a point to view the ancient ruins at the Kampot Kampong Trach caves followed by boating on the river and looking at glistening waterfalls in this idyllic location.
If you are headed for a vacation in Vietnam Cambodia and are looking for places to visit, you should definitely add this one to the list. Sihanoukville is where the United States fought its last battle in the Vietnam War and has an intriguing history attached to it. Apart from that, it is also a land of sunny beaches. You could spend time relaxing on the shores and enjoying watersports such as snorkelling and kayaking. Spend the day at a beach shack on any one of these pristine six beaches here to enjoy a fun holiday.
This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vietnam Cambodia and it has effortlessly managed to retain its charm as the leafy capital city of Cambodia with its palaces and wats. It is situated where the three grand rivers- the Tonle Sap, the Mekong and the Bassac river meet and this city is home to many tourist hotspots.
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