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#2 – 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit in Vietnam – Vietnam Tours

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4. Ninh Binh Province

Known as the Ha Long Bay of the land, Ninh Binh province encompasses a region of jaw-dropping natural beauty. Luminescent green rice fields carve around the winding Ngo Dong River. While hundreds of limestone karsts covered in dense jungle shoot into the sky.

There’s plenty to explore including ancient caves, beautiful pagodas. Van Long Nature Reserve and Cuc Phung National Park, the oldest national park in Vietnam with excellent hiking trails.

When to visit Ninh Binh

To see Ninh Binh illuminated in its richest greenery. The best time to visit is from late May to early July. And from September to October, when local farmers harvest the rice. **Note that during the dry season (November to March), the rice harvesting is over, leaving the fields a muddy yellow. Although you won’t see as much greenery, the landscapes are still impressive.

How to visit Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh can be reached in less than two hours in a private vehicle from Hanoi. Or around three hours from Ha Long Bay.

Stay in the town of Ninh Binh for at least one or two nights to make the most of this magnificent region.

5. Ha Giang Province

Bordering China in the northernmost reaches of Vietnam, Ha Giang is a quiet riverside province, renowned for its magnificent landscapes.

You’ll climb down a rabbit hole of ethereal scenery, with forested mountains, mystical caves, and the stunning Quan Ba Valley where you’ll find Quan Ba pass. Known as Heaven’s Gate, the pass offers spectacular views over glimmering rice terraces, rolling hills and serpentine rivers.

Ha Giang is also home to Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, an incredible conservation and geological area that’s part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network.

When to visit Ha Giang

Ha Giang is a year-round destination, however the temperatures are at their best from September to November and from March to May. From December to February, the dry season brings cold weather, while the hot, rainy season lasts from April to October.

How to visit Ha Giang

The easiest way to reach Ha Giang is with an approximate six-hour drive in a private vehicle from Hanoi.

Central Vietnam

6. Hoi An

With its cobblestoned streets, narrow canals, Chinese-style shophouses, and French-colonial buildings, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An is one of the most beautiful towns in Vietnam.

Located on the central coast, this former trading port is famous for its historic Old Town. Even though many of the old shops have been converted to modern businesses such as tailors, art galleries, souvenir shops and restaurants, the town has retained its old-fashioned charm and atmosphere.

Each night, all electricity in the Old Town is switched off and traditional silk lanterns are hung from every shop front. The colourful lanterns light up the streets and cast a romantic shimmer over the Thu Bon River.

When to visit Hoi An

Hoi An is at it’s best from February to April, with warm, comfortable temperatures and little rain. You can also enjoy the most spectacular Full Moons of the year from July to August, although these months are renowned for their blazing heat.

How to visit Hoi An

The easiest way to reach Hoi An is by flying into Da Nang, located just 40 minutes from Hoi An. You can also take a train or a private vehicle transfer.

Hoi An is an unmissable destination and we’d recommend spending at least two or three days here. After you’ve wandered the town, hire a bicycle to explore the villages around Hoi An, to get a glimpse of rural Vietnamese life. You can also visit My Son, an ancient temple sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 50 kilometres outside Hoi An.


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