Traveling is one of the most favorite pastimes in Vietnam. During vacation time, such as Tet or other public holidays, it is very likely that most hotels are fully booked, and famous attractions are filled with tourists. Therefore, if you’re looking for a place to refresh your mind and recover your health, here we offer you Top Destinations in Vietnam to Escape from the Holiday’s Crowds. Connect to the natural beauty for an unrivaled experience on the rare holiday times that you get to experience Vietnam.
Top Destinations in Northern Vietnam to Escape from Holiday’s Crowds
Escape to Moc Chau
Moc Chau is one of the largest and most beautiful mountain plateaus in the Northern mountainous region [view map]. You can visit Moc Chau at any time of the year since the weather stays cool and pleasant year-round, but you might want to avoid the rainy season in case of landslides and muddy roads.
Moc Chau Tea Hills, Loong Luong Village, Chimi Farm (strawberry farm), Chieng Khoa waterfall, Ba Pach’s cauliflower garden, or Pha Luong Peak are some ethereal and pristine natural beauty spots you can pay a visit for. You can also try Moc Chau violet glutinous rice yogurt and get some as souvenirs.
You may find tranquility when staying in a Lavallee bungalow in Moc Chau for its closeness to nature
Moc Chau tea plantation
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Escape to Cao Bang
Open your mind to dramatic and spectacular mountains, the villages, and the brocade costumes of ethnic people in Cao Bang [view map]. You can visit Ban Gioc Waterfall, Truc Lam Phat Tich Pagoda, Nguom Ngao Cave, or Cao Bang City to see how the residents here live with nature.
Nguom Ngao Cave or Tiger Cave in Cao Bang. You should bring a good camera to get great photographs under the lighting condition of this cave
See more at What to do in Cao Bang Travel Guide
Top Destinations in Central Vietnam to Escape from Holiday’s Crowds
Ly Son Island
Ly Son Island is located in the northeast of Quang Ngai province [view map]. It combines two small islands named Big Island and Small Island, and Mu Cu Islet with no inhabitants. Known as “the kingdom of garlic,” Ly Son Island is known for its hospitality, extensive beaches, and gorgeous scenery. You can go to Ly Son Island to enjoy the beach from June to September for the sunny season. Or come and visit this place from September to early December to learn more about the island’s specialty – garlic.
You can pay a visit to the To Vo archway – the most beautiful archway formed by natural lava in Vietnam, to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. You don’t want to miss Thoi Loi (Gieng Tien) Mountain, which was formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago for the spectacular view of the sea, mountain, and sky. Mu Cu Islet, Small Island (An Binh Island) are some of the natural spots you may want to visit.
To Vo archway in Ly Son Island – Top Destinations in Vietnam to Escape from Holiday’s Crowds
Thoi Loi Mountain in Ly Son Island
Escape to Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh
Even though Quy Nhon sounds unfamiliar to tourists, this city is bordered by beautiful beaches and the surrounding landscape is breathtaking [view map]. There are quite many activities for you, both relaxing and active:
- Visit local fishing villages
- Snorkel and swim
- Explore Champa architecture at Cham temples
- Enjoy the sunset at Eo Gio
- Stroll around secluded, pristine beaches
The best time to visit is from January to March, when the rainy season is over.
You can enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset at Eo Gio in Quy Nhon
Escape to Da Lat – Camping Sites and Natural Beauty
Even though Da Lat is a tourist-centric city, you can find your favorite camping sites to enjoy your private time among the beautiful nature here. All of them are famous and each has its own beauty, and what you are looking for: peacefulness.
Some good spots for camping in Da Lat you can consider are Da Phu Hill, Golden Valley, Golden Stream, Tuyen Lam Lake
You can stroll around Langbiang Mountain while enjoying a little bit of chill atmosphere in Da Lat
Da Lat is not only famous for its camping sites, but also for its amazing natural beauty. However, you should travel to Da Lat from November to June for its dry season. What to do in Da Lat Travel Guide.
Camping in Tuyen Lam Lake in Da Lat
Tuyen Lam Lake is a huge man-made lake in Da Lat, and while there are many fancy resorts surrounding the area, you can also find tranquil camping spots
Pick up your favorite camping spot from the list of the Best Places for Camping in Vietnam. Dong Cao Platue (Bac Giang Province), Mount Ham Lon (Hanoi), Con Co Island (Quang Tri Province), Binh Ba (Khanh Hoa Province), etc, are also wonderful places to camp and to refresh your mind.
Top Destinations in the South of Vietnam to Escape from Holiday’s Crowds
Escape to Suoi Mo Park
Located in Dong Nai province [view map] and a 2-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the recreational park Suoi Mo Park, popularly known as the “heaven of the sea on the forest,” is full of stunning scenery and relaxing activities. In addition to its natural beauty, this location features a lake, waterfalls, an in-ground natural swimming pool that goes about 1.5 meters deep, and a gorgeous natural landscape.
You can try water cars, some shaped like swans or cars to cruise around the lake. Moreover, you can feed the Koi fish using the baby bottle or swim in the natural pool with the sand-filled bottom.
You can always feel the cool air that the lake brings you. Not so many tourists know about Suoi Mo Park, you’ll be surprised how much fun and enjoyable when you’re here
Escape to Green Stone Lake (Ho Da Xanh)
If you find beaches in Vung Tau are filled with crowds, you can head to Green Stone Lake from 8 AM to 6 PM with a free ticket. In Green Stone Lake, you can take a lot of nice photos with the clear and blue water, cottages, or the swing. [view map]
You should bring some fast food and water since there aren’t so many food stalls here, and the price is relatively high. However, going to a peaceful sea-like place in the crowded Vung Tau is a great way to escape from holiday’s crowds.
Escape to Con Dao Islands
There are a lot of beaches where you can sunbathe, swim, and have fresh seafood for lunch or dinner. There is a beach called Bai An Hai right next to the town. It connects Ben Dam Harbour to several beachfront resorts and fishing villages. Rent a motorbike and drive south to Mui Ca Map (Shark Cape) and Nhat Beach if you prefer privacy. There, you can enjoy fine white sands and spectacular beaches of the ocean.
Owing to the lack of transportation on the island, Con Dao beaches can preserve their pristine nature and serene atmosphere
See more at What to do at Con Dao Travel Guide
Conclusion on Top Destinations in Vietnam to Escape from Holiday’s Crowds
The traveling season is coming, tourists and travelers are looking for famous destinations to visit. If you don’t want to feel the hectic atmosphere of the holiday crowds, pay a visit to the places mentioned above and make the most of the scenery and the weather in Vietnam. Share this article, you may find someone who has the same hobby as you.
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