Vietnam TravelThe Best Walking Streets of Northern, Central and Southern Vietnam

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There’s no better way to explore a new city than on foot. And there’s no better place to do that than in Vietnam. With its bustling streets, ancient temples and beautiful landscapes, there’s plenty to see and do while strolling around. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best walking streets in Northern, Central and Southern Vietnam.

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In the north of Vietnam, one of the best walking streets is Hoan Kiem Lake. This picturesque lake is located in the heart of Hanoi and is a great place to relax and take in the sights. The nearby Old Quarter is also worth exploring, with its narrow alleyways and traditional shops.

In the central region of Vietnam, the city of Hue is a great place to wander. The Imperial City is a must-see, and the Citadel and Forbidden Purple City are also well worth a visit. For something a little different, take a walk around Tu Hieu Temple, where you can learn about Buddhist culture and see some beautiful architecture. This sprawling complex was once the home of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s plenty to see and do here, from touring the grand palaces and temples to taking a stroll through the ornate gardens. The city is also home to Vietnam’s best-preserved Citadel, an imposing fortress built in the 19th century.

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There is also Hoi An which is a great walking street because it’s one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever see. It has narrow streets and old buildings that are painted in bright colors. The architecture is amazing, and the people are friendly. You can get some delicious food here too!

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In the south of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is a great place to walk around. Start your exploration at the central Nguyen Hue Walking Street, which is filled with shops, restaurants and cafes. From here, you can stroll down to the Saigon River and explore the markets that line its banks. The city’s Chinatown is also well worth a visit, with its narrow alleyways and traditional shops.

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Finally, in the south of Vietnam, you’ll find Dong Khoi Street in Ho Chi Minh City. This street is home to some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, including the Opera House and the Central Post Office. It’s also a great place to do some shopping, with a number of high-end stores and malls located here.

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Exploring a new city on foot is a great way to get to know it intimately. And there’s no better place to do that than in Vietnam, with its bustling streets, ancient temples and beautiful landscapes. In this article, we’ve looked at some of the best walking streets in Vietnam. So if you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, be sure to put on your walking shoes and explore one of these great streets.

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BluJazz759
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BluJazz759

Isn’t Vietnam full of amazing walking streets? From Hanoi’s peaceful lake to the bustling lanes of HCMC. Da Nang and Can Tho sound like hidden gems to explore! 😊🌟

Starlight32
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The walking streets of Vietnam are truly a sight to behold, each offering a unique glimpse into the country’s rich history and culture, and I would highly recommend adding them to your travel itinerary to truly immerse yourself in the local way of life.

weenie
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Maybe I am biased but I think most areas are good for walking in Vietnam but I know a lot of people prefer to be in certain areas. If I had to choose between the north and the south though, I feel like up north has more to see and do!

BanhMiBuddy
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It seems like we’ve got ourselves a little North vs South showdown! Now, I can’t say I blame you for leaning towards the north, it does have its charms, and boy, it’s got plenty to see and do. But hey, don’t go dismissing the south just yet! Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling metropolis that’s perfect for some leisurely strolls. You’ve got amazing street food, vibrant markets, and a whole lot of history waiting to be explored. So, while the north might steal the spotlight, don’t forget to give the south a shot too! And by the way, thanks for sharing your thoughts, it’s always great to hear different perspectives.

HueHues
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HueHues

You won’t be thrilled giving the south a shot too! Loads to see and do, it’s got its own allure.

stevienguyen
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stevienguyen

I’ve been to Vietnam 3 times now, and I have to say that it really is the best place in the world to go for walking streets. The people are so nice, and they love to take you around their neighborhood and show you all the cool stuff they have. I also love how they don’t mind if you stop in the middle of their street to take a picture or talk with them. If you’re ever in Vietnam, be sure to check out Nguyen Hue street in Saigon.

JustaChad
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I’ve been to Vietnam many times, and it’s always incredibly interesting to me how different regions are so distinct from each other.

1988TQ
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It’s fascinating how Vietnam’s regions have such distinct vibes, ain’t it? Each time I’ve visited, I’ve been captivated by the unique charm of the different areas. From the bustling streets of Hanoi in the north to the vibrant city life of Ho Chi Minh in the south, there’s always something new to discover. And let’s not forget the central region with its rich cultural heritage and stunning landscapes. It’s like traveling through time, experiencing the historical layers of this incredible country.

homeg1rl
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Ho Chi Minh City is great if you like looking at different buildings and structures. You can find a lot of really cool small shops there too while you walk around! 

JustaChad
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Yeah, HCMC has a lot shops on every corner. But I haven’t been back in so long, I wonder if it’s as busy as pre-pandemic times.

kamikaze
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kamikaze

@homeg1rl I’m not a big fan of walking, but these streets sound like they’re worth the trek. Maybe I’ll even find a good pho place to eat at!

StarJunkie1237
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StarJunkie1237

I understand! Walking may not be your passion, but these streets are undeniably worth the effort. And hey, if you’re a fan of pho, you’re in for a treat! Vietnam is renowned for its exceptional pho establishments. You might even discover a hidden treasure while exploring the streets. So, are you prepared to lace up your walking shoes and embark on a delectable adventure through the bustling streets of Vietnam?

TeresaNguyen
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I love to go on walks when I am on vacation so this is perfect! I just bookmarked it and I am going to make sure I use this when planning out my next trip.