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#3 – 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit in Vietnam – Vietnam Tours

#3 – 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit in Vietnam – Vietnam Tours

7. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a stunning region of turquoise lakes, ancient caves, and forested mountains, with plenty of adventure sports available to explore the park.

It contains the oldest karst system in Asia, dated between 400 and 450 million years old and is also home to Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world and one of the most remarkable wonders of Vietnam.

The cave is over 5 kilometres long, with sections reaching 200 metres high and 150 metres wide, and is big enough to fit an entire New York City block with 40 story skyscrapers.

It was discovered in 1991 by a local man named Ho Khanh, and only became internationally known after a group of cavers from the British Cave Research Association began to explore the cave.

After overcoming an 80-metre high calcite barrier in a second expedition in 2010, the team discovered that the cave was the largest in the world.

When to visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

The best months to visit the national park are between March and May, when temperatures are pleasant and rainfall is low. December to February is also dry, however the weather can be quite cool. June to August are the hottest months, while August and December should be avoided due to heavy rainfall and flooding.

How to visit Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Located in northern Central Vietnam, you can take a domestic flight into Dong Hoi airport, then take a private vehicle for the one-hour drive to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. You can also arrange private vehicle transportation from any urban area including Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay and Hoi An.

8. Da Nang

A laidback coastal city in central Vietnam, Da Nang is brimming with natural beauty and cultural attractions.

You’ll need a few days here to soak up all the sights, including Marble Mountains, a group of mountains with a maze of caves and trails, and a number of gorgeous temples to explore.

Visit My Khe Beach, a stunning white sand beach with plenty of watersports, or the wonderful Ba Na Hills Sunworld, a fairytale complex modelled after an old European city, featuring the world’s longest cable car lift.

You also can’t miss the Golden Bridge Hand, where you’ll find two giant stone hands emerging out of the mountain to cradle the golden bridge.

Suspended 1,400 metres above sea level, with panoramic views over the valley and the Truong Son mountains, Da Nang’s newest architectural attraction has drawn huge crowds from all over the world.

When to visit Da Nang

Da Nang weather is at it’s best from February to May, with warm temperatures and clear skies. The hottest months run from May to September, while the rainy season brings showers from September to February.

How to visit Da Nang

You can fly into Da Nang International Airport from airports around Vietnam and the rest of the world.

For the best views of Da Nang, make your way up the steep, winding road to Son Tra Peninsula, with plenty of sights along the way including the Man Thai Fishing Village, a 67-metre tall Lady Buddha statue, the Giant Banyan Tree, and Monkey Passage. Enjoy the breathtaking views from Ban Co Peak at the top, then head to Son Tra Nature Reserve, the only remaining coastal rainforest and home to 1,300 rare red-shanked doucs.

Southern Vietnam

9. Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is a tropical paradise, lined with white sandy shores and sparkling waters, and filled with lush jungle and magical waterfalls.

It’s a quiet, relaxed island, small enough to explore the dozens of pristine beaches by bicycle or scooter. Renowned for its luxurious hotels, we recommend heading to the West Coast for powdery white sands, turquoise seas and spectacular sunsets.

You can also venture into the jungle to explore hiking trails and spot wildlife, or head to Duong Dong, the largest town with plenty of lively markets selling handicrafts and fresh seafood.

When to visit Phu Quoc Island

November to March is the high season for Phu Quoc, with warm weather and blue skies. October and early November can also be a great time to visit, with fewer tourists and a beautiful blooming jungle after the heavy rains that last from July to September.

How to visit Phu Quoc Island

Located in southern Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand, Phu Quoc can be reached with a domestic flight from major cities including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang, or a private transfer and high-speed ferry to the island.

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