As a developing country located on the Pacific coast, Vietnam owns a lot of strong points for tourism development. Besides to new lands outside the territory, tourists can explore at the beautiful tourist destinations in Vietnam. Not only finding new “virtual living” places, tourists also feel and rediscover the heroic history of the nation, as well as the wonderful natural landscapes of Vietnam.
During the holiday, instead of traveling to the lands outside the territory, why not admire the nature and indigenous people? Let us help you discover the most beautiful tourist destinations in Vietnam now!
Mu Cang Chai – Yen Bai Province
Located 300km from Hanoi, but tourists still do not stop falling in love with Mu Cang Chai. This is one of the most prominent names when tourists want to visit and enjoy the beauty of Northwestern mountains. Not only domestic tourists, the “golden towns” here also attract many foreign tourists from all over the world.
The best time to visit Mu Cang Chai is the season of ripe rice, lasting from September to October. Coming here, tourists should see the “golden seasons”, such as Mong Ngua hill, Tu Le commune, La Pan Tan… Seeing from above, the valley below opens magnificently with each patch of brilliant fields, stretching to the top of the sky, interspersed with simple brown roofs and dreamy streams.
In addition to terraced fields, Mu Cang Chai is also the leading trekking paradise in Vietnam. Going over Khau Pha pass and Hang Sung bamboo forest, conquering Pu Nhu waterfall, you will feel great satisfaction, as if you have overcome yourself.
After visiting the mountains and forests, tourists had better stop at the Mu Cang Chai ethnic villages to taste Tu Le sticky rice and cat apple. If you are more “brave”, you can try eating fried bee pupae and crispy roasted grasshoppers. Both of them are fat and fleshy.
Pu Luong – Thanh Hoa Province
Moving from the Northwest to the South, you should definitely visit Pu Luong in Thanh Hoa Province. If you think that the check-in place in Vietnam only has terraced fields similar to the Northwest, you are wrong! Pu Luong is beautiful and has much more diverse landscapes.
First, we can visit this place in the mid-summer months, when the green rice is just germinating. The cool air and each patch of green fields on the hillside will make you feel that Pu Luong is completely different from other places.
Besides, these terraced hills are surrounded by Pu Luong nature reserve zone. This zone is very suitable for a right trekking trip through the forest. Also, you can rent a hotel in Ba Thuoc overlooking the terraced fields to see this wonderful scenery.
If you would like to discover the identity and life of the local people, you should visit Kho Muong village. In the simple stilt houses, we will taste typical dishes, follow ethnic minority children to visit fields and waterfalls. In addition, the sky gate in Ba Thuoc district with a beautiful check-in view, through the clouds will make any “virtual living” believer nervous!
Trang An – Ninh Binh Province
Among the Vietnamese tourist destinations that contain the most cultural and historical values, Trang An is certainly the top name. This relic was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 2014.
This scenic area gathers the architecture associated with the majestic ancient capital of Hoa Lu. It is hidden deep in the magnificent limestone mountains and the dreamy winding river. If you are a believer in cultural or spiritual tourism, several of the following architectures will make you “heartbroken”, such as Tu Tru temple and Suoi Tien temple.
In particular, we can rent a boat to cross the lotus lake and golden rice fields to Vu Lam palace. This is one of the most beautiful architecture in this place. In addition to artificial monuments, Trang An is also the capital of caves with many strangely shaped stalactites. Several caves that are highly appreciated by tourists are: Nau Ruou cave and Ba Giot cave.
To get to Trang An, you can go by bus, limousine or motorbike from Hanoi. Travel time will last around two hours, so you can take advantage of the scenery along the way.
Ancient city of Hue
Not only famous for the ancient citadel preserved almost perfectly, Hue city also has many other famous check-in places that we cannot ignore.
Two of them are Vong Canh hill and Thien An hill right that are near the city center. Vong Canh hill “scores” with a majestic view of the water. In the meanwhile, Thien An hill is more peaceful with dreamy roads among pine forests.
After taking pictures on Thien An hill, do not rush to leave. The charming Thuy Tien lake near this hill will make you “fall in love” at the first sight. In addition to the natural scenery, Thuy Tien lake also preserves a dragon-shaped work that has now been dyed with moss, creating a very magical picture.
Hue city also owns splendid ancient temples. Namely, Thien Lam Pagoda, which was built according to the brilliant and majestic Southern architecture. Thien Mu pagoda has bold Vietnamese features with the Pen tower piercing the blue sky, located in the middle of charming mountains. Moreover, there are many check-in points, such as Ru Cha forest and lonely tree in Ha Cang village.
Hoi An and Da Nang
How many people travel to Vietnam can skip Da Nang, and how many people come to Da Nang without visiting Hoi An? This ancient city is more poetic than any other place in Vietnam. Specifically, it is famous with rows of low-rise yellow houses, bougainvillea in bloom in front of the door, dreamy cobblestone streets and Hoai River running through the city.
Just book a plane ticket to Da Nang and you can explore this beautiful city. After that, you can continue to take a bus or motorkibe to move to Hoi An in one hour only.
During the day time, Hoi An has a lot of tourists. You can visit Faifo cafe, go to the rooftop to check-in with the background of a brilliant panorama of Hoi An. Also, you can go to Sunday zone to see the beautiful interior and take pictures of “virtual living” right in front of the shop. You can go to Tam Quan Ba Mu Pagoda to check in in front of the huge bas-relief in front of the gate.
At night, Hoi An is even more vibrant. At this time, we can participate in the traditional games by the river, go for a walk on the lantern street, or sit on a boat to release lanterns. All these activities are very interesting.
Nha Trang beach
Vietnam has a long coastline and many beautiful islets, so Vietnam attracts a lot of tourists each year. Among them, we must definitely mention Nha Trang. Nha Trang is known as the pearl of the Far East located right in the sunny Central strip.
If you have ample time, you can choose to travel to Nha Trang by bus or motorbike. Otherwise, you can hunt for flight tickets to Nha Trang with two hours departing from Hanoi and one hour departing from Ho Chi Minh City.
The most beautiful beaches in Nha Trang are Hon Mun, Yen Hon, Binh Hung, Binh Ba. All of the above names have the same characteristics of long sandy beach, fine sand on the side, next to the clear sea water. Besides, if you are a fan of adventure travel, surely the activities of scuba diving to see corals and surfing here will make you satisfied.
In addition to the island and beautiful beaches, Nha Trang also has many other check-in points, such as Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang iron bridge, Nha Trang stone church, Yang Bay waterfall, Long Son pagoda. Also, Nha Trang has many luxurious nightclubs: Skylight Havana, Sailing Club, The Wave Bar.
To fully enjoy this beach paradise, you should plan a long vacation at Nha Trang resorts and hotels. There are a lot of hotels with different levels in Nha Trang. You can book three-star hotel near Nha Trang beach as Ale Nha Trang Hotel or Marina Nha Trang Hotel. Moreover, you can book higher ranking hotels, such as Muong Thanh, Havana, Vinpearl.
Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang province
Speaking of the sea, besides Nha Trang, the most famous place will be Phu Quoc Island. This island district in Kien Giang province offers luxury vacations in the middle of natural scenery with great fun activities.
At this point, you should book a five-star Phu Quoc resort with really “genuine” decor such as JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island… to check in the luxurious interior of the room. Then, outdoor swimming pool and picnic on the beach will be the next series of exciting activities.
In addition to having fun at resorts and beaches, Phu Quoc also has many other famous “virtual living” spots such as Rach Vem fishing village, Dinh Cau cape, An Thoi train station. After exploring, we can visit Chuon Chuon Bistro & Sky Bar, Golden Sand Bar… to enjoy excellent drinks.
Ho Chi Minh City
Many foreign and even domestic tourists, when going to the South, will definitely stop by Ho Chi Minh City. As the country’s leading economic development, Ho Chi Minh City is an attractive place for tourists coming Vietnam.
Historical sites, museums: Notre Dame Cathedral, city post office, Fine Arts museum, Independence Palace
Spiritual places with special architecture: Buu Long Pagoda, Ba India Mariamman Pagoda, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda
Luxury shopping areas: Vincom Dong Khoi, Landmark 81, Bitexco Financial Tower, Saigon Center
Vibrant public places: Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, Saigon Waterbus, Beer alley: Lost in Hong Kong, Bui Vien West street
Above are the most beautiful tourist destinations in Vietnam today. From the Northwest to the South, everywhere in Vietnam, there are beautiful lands, brilliant works, and rich nature to explore. So why have you not prepared your luggage to start traveling?
Let’s go and enjoy your great vacations!
Vietnamese sources: https://www.traveloka.com/vi-vn/explore/destination/dia-diem-du-lich-viet-nam/117179