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12 Beautiful Places in Vietnam

In recent years, Vietnam has become an attractive destination in Southeast Asia, attracting over ten million tourists annually. Many beautiful places in Vietnam range from terraced rice fields to the booming metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City and the UNESCO World Heritage sites at Ha Long Bay. Our Vietnam travel guide is our overview of the top 12 beautiful places in Vietnam. Let’s begin our fascinating overview journey from the North to the South of Vietnam.

1. Ha Long Bay

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Ha Long Bay means “Bay of Descending Dragons” in Vietnamese. Located in Northern Vietnam, Ha Long Bay features thousands of islands covered by green jungles, which create a spectacular seascape over 1,500km square. In 1994, this extraordinary site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another unique thing is that some enormous caves are hidden below those mountains, welcoming many vacationers every year to take photos and explore.

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2. Ha Giang

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Tham Ma Slope in Ha Giang

Have you ever heard about the fields of buckwheat flowers carpeting all over the mountains with its light pink color? If you have heard it once, you might know about Ha Giang. This is also where the Lung Cu flag tower is located at the top-north of Vietnam. Besides this iconic flower, Ha Giang is famous for its narrow ribbon roads blending with the dramatic scenery. Paying a visit to the other trails less traveled destinations, such as Ma Pi Leng Pass, Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, and Lung Khuy Cave, gives you an excellent opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty that charms people’s hearts.

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Road from Ha Giang to Dong Van

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Vietnam is a tropical country in Southeast Asia, and some people think that snow never falls in this region. Strangely, there is one place where snow falls annually from the middle of December to early February: Sa Pa. Due to its location, just about 350 km from Hanoi, Sa Pa is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam to learn about indigenous culture. Taking a trip to Sa Pa is an enjoyable experience because of the exciting activities you can do there, such as learning how to make a handicraft, helping with farm work with the ethnic minority, or trekking across mountain ranges in Hoang Lien.

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View from the Fansipan peak

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Hanoi Flag Tower

Situated on the bank of the Red River, Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam. Vacationers can find centuries-old pagodas, colonial buildings, and old museums even within the center of the place. This city is well-known for its multicultural community lifestyle that the Chinese, French and even Russian have significantly influenced. It is also an excellent place for exploring on foot and enjoying a tranquil time in the late evening at traditional villages with verdant mountains and parks.

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Da Nang is a booming coastal city that attracts tourists to the variety of natural divine beauty with many beautiful beaches. If you are a morning person, Da Nang beaches will be your dream place to soak up in sunlight and cool water. Besides that, the most worth-living city in Vietnam also offers a wide range of entertainment, such as Asia Park with the enormous Sun wheel or Bana Hills.

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Located on the coast of the South China Sea, Hoi An Ancient Town is another one of the beautiful places in Vietnam you shouldn’t miss out on. You will be surprised by a beautiful world isolated from all the flow and destruction of time. No roaring motorcycles or brilliant grand lights. All space and time are deposited in the old wooden folds. Because of the subtle blend of ornate pagodas, graceful bridges, and colorful lanterns, the fishing village has become a popular tourist attraction. But the most attractive thing about this beautiful place in Vietnam is the canal cutting through the town, which makes some guests call this area the “Venice of Vietnam”.

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If you are a history lover and love discovering traditional cultures, Hue, Vietnam’s former Royal Capital in the past, will probably be an ideal place to visit. Even though many landmarks have been destroyed, Hue retains its historical values through elaborate monuments, pagodas, temples, and tombs. There are so many things to do, and we recommend the Hue Citadel, Emperor Tombs and Pagodas. Learn more about the best things to do in Hue.

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Nha Trang is one of the most beautiful bays in the world, consisting of an astonishing 6 kilometers of stunning coastline with white sand and clear waters. Coming to this seaside town means you will enjoy stunning beaches dotted with tropical islands and fresh seafood. It is a relaxing haven due to its modernity and a wide range of entertainment and travel services. Spending summertime diving or snorkeling in the cool and fresh water at Nha Trang’s beaches would be fantastic.

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Da Lat City is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam that should not be missed. The beauty of Da Lat attracts visitors to the hundreds and thousands of flowers and orchids unique to this land. It is usually called the “City of Eternal Spring” in Vietnam. People love most about this land of natural richness: the flowers, hills, comfortable cooling weather, and stunning pristine white waterfalls.

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the most famous city in Vietnam. This crowded city is the center of Vietnam’s economic boom, trading, and multiculturalism. In addition to the majestic architecture, Saigon has a grand variety of entertainment and tourist attractions. The never-sleeping site offers a lot of things to do, such as exploring significant historical landmarks, trying the adventurous motorbike Saigon city tour, and going to local markets. Check it out with our 3 days Ho Chi Minh City travel guide.

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Coming to Vietnam without visiting the Mekong Delta will probably be a shortcoming. One of the places we recommend is the fourth-largest city in Vietnam, Can Tho – or Tay Do, which is how Vietnamese people address this city.

Can Tho is a big metropolitan area of the Mekong Delta. There is a combination of the bustle of Cai Rang Floating Market in the early morning, tropical fruit gardens such as lychee, jackfruit, durian, and rambutan, which can only be harvested in South Vietnam, and matchless architecture of ancient houses. Can Tho is also ubiquitous for its people’s generosity, graciousness, and hospitality.

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To finish our journey across the S-shaped country’s beautiful places, the last stop is Ca Mau, the southernmost point of Vietnam. This 300-year-old city is dotted with so many channels, tropical mangroves, swamplands, and bird parks. One feature place in this last stop is U Minh National Park, home to many unique fauna and flora living in this green area. Finally, coming to Ca Mau for sightseeing, you will have the experience of reaching the end-most of the country, watching the beautiful scenery here to make memories with family members, friends or even with the locals and meeting some new friendly people at the south of Vietnam.

Every beautiful place in Vietnam has its characteristics that contribute to the splendid landscape of Vietnam’s beauty. If you intend to visit Vietnam for relaxation or to learn more about the culture and lifestyle, reach us through our Contact Us page.

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