UNESCO World Heritage Vietnam: A Photo Diary

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With jaw-dropping natural marvels and fantastically preserved ancient relics, Vietnam is home to eight incredible UNESCO World Heritage status sites. From abandoned imperial cities to present day towns, unique landscapes to underground wonders, the heritage sites of Vietnam are truly something to behold.

After a month of travelling around this incredible country, here is my Vietnam photo diary to give you a visual insight into this culture rich country.

boats on blue water with green limestone turrets
The emerald waters of the iconic Ha Long Bay
religious carvings in stone temple Vietnam
Intricate details of the Mỹ Sơn ruins, built between the 4th and 14th century AD
overgrown stone carved temple
A temple dedicated to the worship of the Hindu God, Shiva at Mỹ Sơn
motorbike parked by side of road with mountains in the background in vietnam
Driving to the caves on a scooter through the national park
stalactite formation in a cave
400 million year old stalactite and stalagmite formations at the Phong Nha Caves
asias biggest cave network
A glimpse into the largest cave network in Asia
ornate entrance archway of hue vietnam
red and gold wooden corridors
Beautifully restored corridors within the Hue monument complex
waterlilly pond with ancient palace in background
A waterlily pond within the ancient walled palace of Hue
Vietnamese golden dragon head
An ornate golden dragon banister aside steps up to a palace in Hue
ornate pagoda with sweeping staircase and orange tiled roof
The preserved remnants of an ornate former capital city
Hoi An river at Dusk

Has this Vietnam photo diary inspired you to go?

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1 thought on “UNESCO World Heritage Vietnam: A Photo Diary”

  1. What an excellent and stunning selection of Vietnam’s many (natural) riches! Seeing this brought back good memories of my trip to Vietnam a few years back. Thanks for sharing!

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