The famous tourist website Lonely Planet has just chosen 10 of the most beautiful places from North to South to bring visitors the most interesting natural experiences.
Ba Be National Park
Ba Be has steep limestone mountains, many large valleys, and surrounded by green forests is an ideal destination for tourists who love adventure and exploration. The waterfalls, caves, and lakes here create an interesting natural scene with more than 550 rare species of flora and fauna. Exploring Ba Be by boat or trekking or cycling through the forest will give you a memorable experience, then take a break and recharge at homestays, guesthouses in the local Tay villages.
Hoang Lien Son mountain range
Hoang Lien Son is known as the Indochinese Alps (Tonkinese Alps) because of the rugged high mountains like Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam. From the winding mountains, terraced fields down the river valleys, visitors will find the hidden villages of Mong, Dao Do, Giay.
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Ban Gioc is one of the most beautiful and famous waterfalls in Vietnam and the image of this landscape appears in countless inns for visitors. The stream of water flowing down from Quay Son creates Ban Gioc waterfall, marking the two sides of the border between Vietnam and China with the impressive scenery. Visitors can visit the waterfall with the bamboo raft, go close to the waterfall to feel the rushing water creating white foam.
Ha Long Bay
The landscape of Ha Long Bay with the combination of thousands of limestone mountains, peaceful blue seawater is the most attractive destination in Vietnam. With more than 2,000 large and small islands in Ha Long Bay for visitors to have countless experiences from sightseeing to yachting activities, kayaking, mountain climbing, swimming, seaplane flying … If you want to avoid crowded spots, You can move across Lan Ha Bay to enjoy another peaceful and beautiful bay.
Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park
With rolling hills and mountains covered by dense tropical forests and winding rivers between the canyons, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is one of the most beautiful national parks in Vietnam. The deeper and deeper you go into this area, the more you will discover the breathtaking beauty of this place and choose to enter your travel itinerary. Especially, only a few visitors can discover wonders such as Son Doong cave, or play zipline, kayak in Dark Cave, or wander in Paradise cave.
Son Doong cave
In addition to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, the Lonely Planet editorial team specially chose Son Doong as Vietnam’s natural wonder because it is the largest cave not only in Southeast Asia but also in the world. Son Doong is more than 5 km long, 200m high, and 150m wide in many places. The cave is located in the limestone mountains of the Vietnam-Laos border, discovered by Ho Khanh, a local by accident when avoiding the rain in 1991. Today, tourists must book a tour in advance with the full physical condition and know how to swim just discovered Son Doong in a 4 days journey.
Thuy Son is the largest and most famous mountain in the Marble Mountains, together with the surrounding caves that form the center of ancient Hindu and Buddhist spiritual beliefs. Visitors can climb Thuy Son along 2 roads, of which the route is closer to the sea for a more beautiful landscape. To the top of the stairs on the mountain is the Tang Chon cave, followed by the Linh Ung Pagoda.
Mui Ne (Phan Thiet) is a famous tourist destination with vast red and white dunes. Pink dunes and white dunes are two “specialties” here, attracting a lot of visitors to take pictures, experience sand skiing, terrain riding … The dunes here are shaped by nature, strange and changing from hour to hour.
Surrounded by clear blue water and smooth white sand beaches, Phu Quoc is the ideal place for tourists to “live slowly”, enjoy cocktails, sunbathe and immerse themselves in the blue sea. If you are more adventurous, rent a motorbike and explore the dirt roads with fewer people.
Sao Beach has a long, crescent-shaped stretch of fine white sand, embracing the clear blue water coast, just a few kilometers from An Thoi (the main port in the North of Phu Quoc). Near Sao Beach, there are some beachfront restaurants for visitors to rest, stroll the beach or participate in watersports before going to enjoy seafood.