Planning a holiday to Vietnam? Here are 5 must-visit heritage sites

Vietnam’s rich history is preserved at UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The heritage sites in Vietnam covered here have historical significance and architectural beauty, giving them vital cultural significance. Each site represents Vietnam’s rich cultural legacy and is a must-see for visitors interested in learning more about the country’s history.

Here are 5 must-visit heritage sites in Vietnam


1. Trang An Landscape Complex

Trang An Landscape, one of the top cultural sites in Vietnam, is renowned for its breathtaking karst landscapes, historic caves and tranquil waterways. It is situated in the northern Ninh Binh province. Being the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam, it is sometimes referred to as “Halong Bay on land” due to its striking similarity to the famous Halong Bay scenery.

2. Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoi An Ancient Town is a charming and historically rich living museum that takes tourists back to the glory of Vietnam’s commercial hubs. The well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage site, which lies on the coast of central Vietnam, features unique stores with European, Japanese and Chinese architectural influences.

3. Hue Imperial City

Hue, which is in central Vietnam, was the Nguyen Dynasty’s imperial capital from 1802 until 1945. Hue Imperial City, another UNESCO World Heritage site, is a complex of palaces, temples, walls and gates that provide a glimpse of Vietnam’s royal history and architecture.

4. My Son Sanctuary

Situated in a verdant valley in Quang Nam Province, My Son Sanctuary is a historic site that dates back to the 4th to 13th century and is recognized by UNESCO. It was once the religious and political centre of the ancient Champa Kingdom, with Hindu temple complexes and beautiful stone sculptures.

5. Thang Long Imperial Citadel

The Thang Long Imperial Citadel, situated near Hanoi, served as Vietnam’s political hub for 13 centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage site showcases the cultural and historical evolution of Vietnam, including old palaces, gates and relics from many dynasties.