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#4 – 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit in Vietnam – Vietnam Tours

#42 – 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit in Vietnam – Vietnam Tours

10. Quy Nhon

Get off the beaten track and head to Quy Nhon, a peaceful coastal city in southern Vietnam. Few tourists have heard of Quy Nhon, yet it’s the gateway to some of the most beautiful natural gems in Vietnam, including Ky Co Beach.

Tucked away in Phuong Mai Peninsula, Ky Co Beach is a natural work of art, with crystalline waters, pure white sand and rocky cliffs. You can paddle in the clear lagoons, formed between the sea rocks, sunbathe on the soft sand, or snorkel the nearby colourful reef.

When to visit Quy Nhon

The best time to visit Quy Nhon and it’s beaches is between January and March, with milder temperatures and little chance of rain. After March, the region becomes sweltering, while heavy rains arrive during the wet season between September and December.

How to get to Quy Nhon

You can fly into Phu Cat Airport from major cities including Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh, then take a 45-minute private transfer to Quy Nhon city.

This area is filled with natural wonders, including Eo Gio Bay, a stunning place where dazzling blue waters smash against the craggy cliffs. You can reach the bay by crossing Thi Nai bridge and driving about 5 kilometres to the centre of Nhon Ly Commune. From here it’s a 100 metre walk to the bay. You can also take a boat or canoe from Ky Co Beach to reach the bay.

11. Mekong Delta

Known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Vietnam’, the Mekong Delta is one of the most scenic regions of Vietnam. A land of winding waterways, mangrove forests, floating markets and lush green rice fields, life here is governed by the ebb and flow of southeast Asia’s most iconic river.

You can travel the mighty Mekong by boat, stopping at the famous floating markets of Chau Doc, Can Tho or Cai Rang, where traders and farmers come to buy and sell fruit, vegetables and fish.

You can also head out into the Mekong Delta on bicycles, roaming through peaceful villages where you’ll see children riding on the backs of water buffaloes and farmers tending to their glimmering rice fields.

When to visit the Mekong Delta

The best time to visit the Mekong Delta is during the dry season between December and April, with blue skies and low humidity. November to January are the coolest months in this sweltering region.

How to visit the Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is located close to Ho Chi Minh, and you can take a day tour from the city to explore the waterways and floating markets. For an immersive Mekong experience, we recommend spending one or two nights in one of the towns located along the river, or taking a longer trip through Cambodia by boat along the Mekong.

12. Cat Tien National Park

Covering a vast region of lowland tropical forest, Cat Tien National Park is a breathtaking biosphere reserve in southern Vietnam. Set beside a small, sleepy town, the national park is home to a trove of ancient trees, botanical gardens and endangered wildlife.

Walk or cycle along the leafy trails for the chance to spot the the endemic golden-cheeked gibbon and other rare primates, bears, mongoose, civets, elephants, pangolin, deer and an impressive array of rare birds.

You can even take a canoe around the jungle-fringed waters of Crocodile Lake, to catch a glimpse of the lake’s resident crocodiles.

You can also visit enchanting waterfalls around the town of Cat Tien, and an archaeological site located just outside the town, where you’ll find ancient Hindu temples built between the 4th and 9th centuries.

When to visit Cat Tien National Park

The best time to visit Cat Tien is from December to May, with low rainfall and milder temperatures, making it easier to explore the forest.

How to visit Cat Tien National Park

The easiest way to reach this secluded park is with a four-hour drive in a private vehicle from Ho Chi Minh city.

You can spot wildlife as you roam around the park, however for the best chance of sighting rare species, head to the park’s two animal rescue centres. The Dao Tien Endangered Primate Species Centre rescues endangered primates, while the Cat Tien Bear Rescue Centre rescues sun bears and Asian black bears from illegal trade.

13. Da Lat

With it’s magical waterfalls, shady forests and brilliant flower gardens, Da Lat has become renowned as one of the most romantic places in Vietnam, perfect for adventurous couples.

Known as the Paris of Vietnam, The City of Flowers and The City of Lovers, you’ll discover a charming town strewn with French-colonial villas, horse-drawn carriages, an Eiffel Tower-shaped radio tower and the gorgeous Valley of Love, dotted with heart-shaped sculptures.

The town is surrounded by picturesque crops of coffee, strawberries and flowers. The cooler weather and misty mountain air make it the perfect place for outdoor action, and you can go hiking, mountain biking, canyoning and white-water rafting in the surrounding hills.

When to visit Da Lat

Da Lat is at its most beautiful between December and March, when the famous flower gardens erupt in full bloom. The weather is dry and sunny, and temperatures are pleasant for outdoor adventure.

How to visit Da Lat

You can take a domestic flight from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh to Lien Khuong Airport, located 30 kilometres south of Da Lat. You can also reach Da Lat by taking a private vehicle transfer from Ho Chi Minh, Mui Ne or Nha Trang.

14. Nha Trang

With a stunning mountain backdrop, sweeping crescent beach and beautiful turquoise bay dotted with tropical islands, it is easy to see why Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most famous beach resort.

The town itself is home to Cham ruins, Buddhist temples and gothic-style Catholic churches, and you can visit Long Son Pagoda (also known as White Buddha Temple) to see a 14-metre high white Buddha sitting on a lotus blossom.

The platform around the huge figure offers fantastic photo opportunities, with impressive views of Nha Trang and the surrounding rural areas.

If you’re looking for adventure, head to the Ba Ho Waterfalls, where you’ll find three natural waterfalls and a clear lake surrounded by dense rainforest.

The waterfalls are a 40-minute drive from Nha Trang along a picturesque stretch of coastline, with views of the ocean on one side and lush mountains on the other.

When to visit Nha Trang

The best time to visit Nha Trang is February to April, when temperatures are pleasant and rainfall is low. Diving visibility is also at it’s best during these months, and dive enthusiasts will love the coral-rich sites of Moray Beach, South Reef, Small Hill and Mun Island.

How to visit Nha Trang

You can get to Nha Trang with a domestic flight from most major cities in Vietnam including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang. The airport is called Cam Ranh Airport and is located around 30 kilometres from the city centre. You can also access Nha Trang by train or with a private vehicle transfer.

 

For your own private tropical paradise, head to Ninh Van Bay, located a 20-minute boat ride from Nha Trang city. Stay at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, the luxurious star of this exquisite bay, lined with sugary white sands and dazzling blue waters. As the bay is only accessible by water, it’s the perfect place for a secluded retreat.

15. Mui Ne Sand Dunes

On the southern coast of Vietnam, you’ll find the country’s very own Sahara Desert. The striking red and white sand dunes have built up over time, as waves and winds carry the sand inland.

The dunes form a barrier against storms and beach erosion, and provide a habitat for endangered plant and animal species. The White Sand Dunes are a vast, ethereal expanse, and are absolutely stunning at sunrise, while the Red Sand Dunes are made up of coppery rolling hills which radiate at sunset.

There’s also a gorgeous Grand Canyon-esque Fairy Stream, flanked by lush greenery and the dazzling sand dunes.

When to visit the Mui Ne Sand Dunes

Mui Ne is one of the driest places in Vietnam, so you’ll enjoy pleasant weather all year round. For the best surfing and beach conditions, visit Mui Ne between December and April.

How to visit the Mui Ne Sand Dunes

You can reach the dunes with a four-hour drive in a private vehicle from Ho Chi Minh city. If you’d like to spend more time at the dunes, you can stay in nearby Mui Ne fishing village, lined with a stunning golden sand beach, famed for kite and windsurfing.

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