Travel consultant information online website TripAdvisor has announced the prestigious list of the most attractive destinations for world travelers in 2011 (Travellers’ Choice). For Asia, among 25 most attractive destinations, Ha Long Bay and Hoi An stand in the 16th and 20th position.
Halong Bay is one of world’s natural wonders and is one of the top tourist attractions in Vietnam. The literal meaning of “Halong” is “Bay of Descending Dragons”. A local legend says that a family of dragons was sent to defend the land long ago when the Vietnamese were fighting the Chinese invaders. These dragons had descended upon what is now Halong Bay. Vietnam, famous for its scenic rock formations, has been listed among the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. It houses a great diversity of ecosystems including coral reefs, freshwater swamp forests, mangrove forest, small freshwater lakes, and sandy beaches. The islands feature beautiful grottos and caves with interesting stone formations and hidden ponds. Some of the most visited Halong Bay, Vietnam tourist attractions are: Bai Chay (Scorched Beach), Caves and Grottos.
Taking a boat trip to Halong Bay is always a wonderful experience; tourists will be fascinated by the miracle beauty of the natural world heritage site. It would be a miss if we travel to Vietnam without visiting Halong Bay with best prices Halong hotels or Halong Bay cruises.
Beaside Halong bay, Hoi an also was listed among the mot attractive destination in Asia. It is one of the most popular of the Vietnam tourist attractions. It lures the tourists in Vietnam, with its ancient charm of temples, shrines, Chinese style tile-roofed wooden houses and a unique blend of Japanese and Chinese architecture. A vacation in Hoi An,Vietnam would be an ideal one for those looking for a break from the busy city life with peace and tranquility around. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Hoi An, Vietnam are Old Houses, Temples and Shrines, Beaches, Islands and Lagoons, My Son Holy Land, Museums, Churches and Pagodas.