Vietnam is a paradise in Asia. This exotic beauty will provide visitors with countless natural, cultural and culinary experiences. It is still a country that is less visited by tourists, so the overall impression of the holiday can not be other than wonderful. There are so many things to discover that everyone here will come to their senses.
5 most beautiful beaches of Vietnam
Vietnam is a less explored Thailand. The beaches are perfect, for lovers of romantic beaches with white sand and clear, turquoise water. Vietnam’s coast is longer than 3000 km, the beaches are literally strewn, so there is definitely something to choose from. The biggest attractions are the islands, which are located near the entire length of the coast. Many beaches here are among the most beautiful in the world.
Sao beach is located on the famous island of Phu Quoc. It is one of the most beautiful tropical beaches, with white sand, clear sea and natural scenery. Due to its popularity, it becomes more and more crowded with tourists from year to year, so you will find some waste there. If you don’t like squeezing, avoid the peak season, from December to March, when most tourists come here.
The atmosphere here is great, the positivity of the people charges you as well as the rays of the sun that burst under your skin. There are plenty of restaurants, bars and water sports.
Ho Coc beach is small, not very well known, but still beautiful. It is about a 2-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City and is not yet crowded with tourists. Nevertheless, it is easy to stay and eat here. Nearby you will find all civic amenities. The “cherry on top” are the mountain springs and the rainforest within easy reach to the beach, which you can visit.
Bai Dai beach is located on the island of Phu Quoc. With an area of over 570km², it is the largest Vietnamese island. The beach is located to the northwest of the island. It is one of the less visited on the island. Here we can just sit in the sand, watch the clear turquoise water and the sun setting over the horizon.
Co Thach beach, or seven-color beach, is not a typical, infinitely long Asian beach with crystal clear water. It is a rocky beach with lots of remarkable stones and wildlife.
It is located about 100 km from Phan Thiet city in Binh Thuan province. The best time to visit the beach is February and March when the stones are covered with green moss. It is also important to capture the beach at low tide. If there is a tide, the moss is not visible.
Nam Du is an archipelago near the famous island of Phu Quoc. The main and largest of them is the island of the same name Nam Du. The archipelago was only recently opened to tourists, but tourism as such is still in its infancy. It is definitely a great choice for those who like privacy, adventure and unexplored places until this landscape changes depending on tourism.
Tips for trips and places of interest in Vietnam
Vietnam is becoming a more popular holiday destination from year to year. It really has a lot to offer, from the breathtaking unspoiled nature to the delicious cuisine.
Vietnam also has a rich history, so even the fine arts will not suffer here. We can also visit the Vietnamese underground, hike the highest mountain of Indochina, kayak explore Ha Long Bay, dive among the coral reefs, sail the Mekong, camp in national parks or go crazy in the sand dunes. In short, you can do anything you can think of here.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is the most famous attraction in all of Vietnam. It is located near the capital city Hanoi. It was inscribed on UNESCO in 1994 and was also included in the seven natural wonders of the world. The area of the bay is 1553 km² and we find less than two thousand small islands and limestone rocks. There are also various caves and stalactites. The most beautiful view of the whole bay is from the Nui Bai Tho viewpoint.
Phu Quoc Island
When we say Vietnam, many of us imagine the island of Phu Quoc. A dream vacation, long beach, blue water, drink with hand. Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island, can be reached by air or ferry, and visa-free travel is the only place in Vietnam. Phu Quoc is not just beaches and the sea, but mainly greenery, as almost 70% of the island is a national park. It is also home to growing black pepper and making fish sauce.
Cat Ba Island
Cat Ba Island is about an hour’s drive from Hanoi and is part of Ha Long Bay. It is a mountainous island on which nature is still unspoiled. In the middle is a national park. If you want to avoid the crowds of tourists, Cat Ba Island is perfect for exploring the entire bay of which it is a part.
Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi Tunnels are a complex of underground passages, 60 km west of Ho Chi Minh City, built during the Vietnam War. During this time, the complex served as a transport and logistics haven. The original length of the tunnels was approximately 250 km, and so far only half of 121 km have been preserved.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It lies in the south of the country on the delta of the Mekong River. It has a population of 10 million and is the largest business and entertainment metropolis in the country. Ho Chi Minh City is the starting line for tourists who want to get to know Vietnam from south to north or the destination line for those who travel from north to south.
On April 30, 1975, the city was conquered by North Vietnam, ending the Vietnam War. Saigon was then named after the name of the president of Vietnam. There are many monuments and various attractions, such as the War Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Norodom Palace, Chinatown Cholon, and countless Pagodas.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is located in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. It is the most visited monument ever. Inside is the embalmed body of the first president of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. The mausoleum is easily accessible, admission is free. It is forbidden to enter without covered shoulders and knees. It is located in the city center near Hoan Kiem Lake. It is closed to the public in October and November.
Hue Imperial City
The city of Hue is located in central Vietnam and in the past during the reign of the Nguyen dynasty was the capital of imperial Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, the city was destroyed, but until now it is very well preserved and of its original character. Several monuments were reconstructed here to their original condition. The city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993.
The main monument is the citadel or imperial city, which in the past served as a fortress and protection of the city. Construction of the entire complex began in 1805 and was completed in 1832. The entire complex is surrounded by walls less than 7 meters high. The main attraction is the Flag Tower 37 meters high. In total, there are approximately 150 buildings. The city in the city is ie. Forbidden City. These were palaces that were intended only for the emperor’s family. Unfortunately, not much of these palaces have been preserved.
Sapa is a mountain town located in the province of Lao Cai, in northern Vietnam. In the immediate vicinity, you will find the highest mountain in Vietnam, Fan Si Pan, which is part of the national park. The area and surroundings of Sapa are perfect for treks and walks in nature. The main attractions are rice fields, pure nature and alpine villages where locals live. For maximum exploration of the surroundings, it is best to use the possibility of renting a motorcycle.
Phong Nha National Park
Phong Nha National Park is the largest underground cave system in the world. It is located about 450 km to the south of Hanoi. In 2003, it was registered with UNESCO. The whole area of the park is protected and valued. There are many species of rare plants and animals and also hundreds of limestone caves.
Son Doong Cave
In 2009, the British expedition discovered the Son Doong Cave. It was this cave that moved Vietnam to the top of the largest caves in the world. The first place was taken by the Deer Cave, which is located in Malaysia and was more than twice as small. Son Doong Cave is 5 km long, 200 m high and 150 m wide. It is crossed by a river, which makes deeper research impossible, but scientists believe that these dimensions will not be final.
Cat Tien National Park
Cat Tien National Park, registered in UNESCO since 2002, is located in southern Vietnam, about 150 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The park area is covered by tropical rainforest. During the war, the park was severely damaged and since then the entire fauna has been gradually restored. It is home to a large number of wild animals. You can meet here, for example, an elephant, a Malayan bear, a macaque or a leopard. The entrance to the park is limited to a certain number of visitors. This is to protect the local ecosystem as much as possible. The best months to visit are October - May.