Visit Vietnam - Amazing things not to be missed
Vietnam is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Being a tropical country, Vietnam has picturesque landscapes, ancient culture and many interesting places to see. Traveling to Vietnam, you will not only experience its rich culture and fascinating history but also admire its majestic natural scenery. So now, let’s check out the top 10 destinations not to be missed of Vietnam to plan your next trip.
1. Ban Gioc Waterfall
Located about 360 km from Hanoi in the northeast of Vietnam, Ban Gioc waterfall is the most beautiful and spectacular waterfall in the country. It has a width of 208 meters and a height of 30 meters. The best time to visit this waterfall is from May to September. In fact, during summertime, you can completely admire this gorgeous waterfall as well as enjoy plenty of activities there.
Indeed, if you are traveling to Vietnam, this place is worth seeing. Take a tour and visit the waterfall together with other places of interest in the country. For example, during the 3-day round tour from Hanoi, you will see the Ban Gioc Waterfall, but also discover the Ba Be Lake, visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen City and Nguom Ngao Cave, meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen etc.
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Located in the most remote northwestern mountainous areas of Vietnam, near the Chinese border, Sapa is a graceful hill station town. You will feel free in this lovely town with charming natural scenery. Indeed, you will admire its breathtaking view of rugged rice terraces, steep valleys, lush vegetation, stunning mountain peaks, and passes. Moreover, Sapa has a rich and diverse culture with various ethnic hill tribe minorities.
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3. Ha Long Bay
Ha Long in Vietnamese means «descending dragon», because the local says that dragons were sent there by gods to defend their country. So the dragons carved large valleys and gorges with their tails. Ha Long bay is located around 144 km east of Hanoi (the capital of Vietnam) in the Gulf of Tonkin. UNESCO recognized it as a natural heritage of the world, Ha Long Bay consists of over 1,600 islands and islets – mostly inhabited. Come to the famous Vietnamese bay and discover extraordinary landscapes with the jagged limestone pinnacles and karsts. For adventure lovers, there are many different activities and interesting things to do. Enjoy wonderful views of one of the most visited places in Vietnam and participate in interesting travel activities such as kayaking, boating, boat cruises, and others.
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4. Trang An, Ninh Binh
Situated in the Ancient Capital of Ninh Binh, a province in Northern Vietnam, it is a beautiful destination for you to explore on your way. The heritage property is spread over a large area of 10,000 hectares and is made up of three individual components within a single buffer zone: the Trang An Ecological Area, the Tam Coc-Bich Dong River Landscape, and the Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel.
5. Son Doong Cave
Discovered by a local in 2009, Son Doong cave is considered to be the largest natural cave in the world. It has an estimated length of 5 km, a height of 200 meters and a width of 150 meters. The Son Doong cave is famous not only for its enormous size but also known for the amazing landscapes, as well as various flora and fauna world.
Also, explorers have discovered an unusual forest in the cave, which has rich and diverse vegetation. This is interesting, that no human has ever been in this forest. Being exploited for tourism activities for 3 years, it still remains today pure and pristine beauty thanks to the limit of visitors every year.
6. Ba Na Hills, Da Nang
From Da Nang 25 km to the southwest at an altitude of 1487m high over the sea level, Ba Na mountain is a gorgeous destination that you should not miss. From the top of the mountain, you will have a panoramic view of the East Sea, Da Nang city and rice fields spreading to the horizon. With the majestic mountain scenery and numerous awesome activities there, you definitely enjoy this trip.
Furthermore, the climate is rather cool and the average temperature is below 20 degrees all year round. Here you can experience four seasons within a single day: spring in the morning, summer at noon, autumn in the afternoon and winter in the evening. You can travel to Ba Na hills at any time of the year but the best time to visit it is from April to September.
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7. Hoi An
The beauty of Hoi An ancient town is a rustic and homely painting. In this graceful town, you will enjoy traditional cultural space with yellow ancient houses, narrow street and traditional villages. In addition to cultural values through diverse architecture, Hoi An still preserves a rather large intangible cultural background through local daily life with traditional customs, religious activities, folk arts and cultural festivals. Especially, if you come to Hoi An on the 14th day of the lunar month, you will have the opportunity to admire a shimmering Hoi An with brilliant lanterns.
8. Ly Son Island
Dubbed as the kingdom of onion and garlic in Vietnam, Ly Son island is a natural pearl island thanks for its marvelous and wonderful white sand and blue sea. It is quite small but you can totally admire spectacular scenery such as volcanic mouth, green garlic fields as well as well-preserved temples, ancient pagodas, and shrines. June to September is the most ideal time to visit Ly Son island as you will explore the best experience with coral reefing seeing and diving.Ly Son Island tours and activities.
9. Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
Mui Ne is a town and cape located 180 km east of Ho Chi Minh city. With its stunning topography, the charm of Mui Ne lies in the magical prowess of nature. Come to this lovely town, you will enjoy beautiful nature, as well as experience numerous water activities, sliding sand and visiting the original fishing village. Besides possessing beautiful natural scenery, this land is also an attractive cultural tourism destination with diverse communities of Chinese and Cham people. The best period to visit Mui Ne is from October to the end of March.
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10. Floating Market in Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta is famous for its dense river system, canals interlaced. With only one boat, you can travel all the way to the most devious parts of the area. The most interesting point in Mekong Delta is the chance to visit the floating market. It is a place for the exchange of goods and cultural exchanges also. You can not only discover the bustle of it, but also enjoy local specialties. Market hours are from 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM on weekdays.
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