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Top Places to See and Visit in Vietnam – Iconic Tourist Attractions

Look no further wanderlusters, whether you're simply dreaming or actually visiting Vietnam, here's a carefully selected guide of the best places to visit in Vietnam. You're welcome.

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Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi Tunnels were a large network of tunnels that were built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, which starts from the Cu Chi area and goes down to Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnels were used to transport supplies and communications, house soldiers, lay traps and plan surprise attacks on the American and South Vietnamese armies. In retaliation and to find a way to combat these guerrilla tactics, the American and South Vietnamese army would deploy troops known as "tunnel rats" to find the traps. At the peak of the war, the tunnels had expanded to large areas to accommodate entire villages, music halls and even theatres! The Cu Chi tunnels have been open to the public for some time now, and it gives visitors a rare opportunity to experience what life under these tunnels would have felt like. From crawling through the smaller areas, visiting command centers and firing an AK 47, you'll be able to experience a soldier's life during the war – minus the horrors of an actual war obviously!

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Po Nagar

Po Nagar Cham Towers complex was built around 781 A.D. and is said to have one of the oldest temples in the area. Walk through the ancient ruins of the temples and discover its towers and statues that were left behind by the settlers of the area known as The Cham. There are four towers still standing; each built in dedication of a deity, from Goddess Ponagar, Cri Cambhu, Sanhaka and Ganeca. The highest of these four towers is about 23m high.

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Mui Ne Sand Dunes

The Mui Ne Sand Dunes is Vietnam's natural tourist attraction that has gained popularity with visitors over the years. Whether you want to sink your feet in white sand or red, Mui Ne has both! Do remember to visit either in the morning or in the evening, as the sand can get pretty hot during the day. Located in close proximity to many resorts in Mui Ne, you'll be able to find an array of accommodation to choose from such as Anantara Mui Ne Resort.

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Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is the oldest karst mountain national park in the Asia and was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. The national park is complete with caves and underground rivers that are thriving with flora and fauna. The national park is a great place to visit if you wish to be surrounded by nature!

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The Ho Chi Minh was Vietnam's most revered leaders. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which was built as his final resting place has become one of the most visited attractions in the country. Measuring to a height of 21m , this structure still holds the remains of this great leader, and people from around the country visit this monument to pay homage to his memory.

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