5 Worthy - Experiencing Things in Vietnam Recommended by an American Newspaper

Of course, there is no shortage of interesting experiences during the visit to the amazing Vietnam, but Thrillist, a tourism newspaper recommend foreign tourists 12 following activities.


Coffee was firstly brought to Vietnam by French colonialists, however, it’s recipe has been changed to satisfy the taste of the locals over the years. Featuring the bitterness, this fragrant drink is often mixed with condensed milk to form Vietnamese coffee recipe. In addition to milk coffee,  tourists can enjoy other flavored variations of coffee such as yogurt coffee, fruit coffee, or even eggs coffee. Give it a try, this amazing drink promises to make you “obsess” its taste for such a long time. 

Sapa, Lao Cai

Sapa has been known as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the northern mountainous area of Vietnam over the past few years. The rapid development of tourism has definitely formed a new “look” for most of the town. Visiting Sapa, you have a chance to admire stunning scenes that promise to “mesmerize” you right away such as valleys and terraced rice fields stretching across the mountains. In addition to trekking, you definitely ride a motorbike to explore far more from the center of the town. If you need an energetic and sympathetic tour guide, the local young guys are totally worth considering. 

Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang

Situated in Trung Khanh district, about 90 kilometers from Cao Bang city and 400 kilometers from Hanoi, Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of the most famous waterfalls in Vietnam. As a result, it attracts a significant number of tourists within and outside the country each year. Making a visit to this charming waterfall, you definitely have unforgettable experiences.

Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake, Hanoi

Nestled right in the heart of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake has long been famous for its peace and tranquility that distinguishes with the hustle and bustle of the city. As the name would suggest, the lake was named after a legend that the king returned the sword for the turtle right there. Therefore, almost all tourists within and outside the country make a visit to the lake at least once during their visit to Hanoi. 

The Old Quarter, Hanoi

Characterized by the hustle and bustle of the urban life, the Old Quarter in Hanoi unintentionally makes local residents difficult to walk down the street. If you are “skilled” enough to avoid the approaching motorbikes passing the red light or saunter along the pavement, you will definitely pick up the charm of the local daily life and have opportunities to enjoy the most famous street dishes in Asia.

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