When many of us think of Vietnam, we instantly associate it with the horrors of the Vietnam War. While the Vietnam War was a gruesome point in history, the country is beginning to be recognized more for its picturesque beauty.
With beaches, mountains, and breathtaking forests, Vietnam is considered to have a landscape that is almost dream-like.Keep reading to see 5 nature destinations that you should check out on your Vietnam vacation!
1. Halong Bay
Halong Bay is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in Vietnam.
The bay features gorgeous pillars of limestone throughout, as well as caves made for exploring. If you choose to go on a boat tour of the bay, the tour guides will point out shapes and figures of the limestone.
Locals believe that many of the limestone pillars resemble specific animals. Use your imagination to decide what the pillars are!
2. Phu Quoc Island
If you’re taking a vacation to Vietnam, you have to stop at a beach.
Vietnam has some of the prettiest beaches in the world. Many of these beaches are located on Phuquoc Island.
With soft, white sand and rainforests, Phuquoc Island is a tourist’s dream spot.
One of the most popular beaches on Phuquoc Island is Long Beach. Long Beach is located on the west side of the island and is said to be a great place to order seafood.
3. Sa Pa
If you know anything about Vietnam, you know that they are pretty well known for their rice paddies.
Sa Pa offers some of the most breathtaking views of the rice paddies. In the rainy season, the fields are lush and vibrantly green. Around harvest time, they are a beautiful bright gold.
After your tour, why not visit a city and stay at a hotel that offers a view of the paddies?
4. Gang Dien Waterfall
If you’re staying in Ho Chi Minh City and need to escape the crowd for a while, the Gang Dien Waterfall is the perfect place to visit!
Gang Dien Waterfall has become a popular place to take a day trip for tourists staying in the city. The waterfall offers a nice campground nearby, where you can spend the night laying out and admiring the stars.
Or, take a dip near the waterfall after taking a hike around the forest.
5. Lang Biang Mountain
Lang Biang Mountain is one of the tallest mountains in Dalat, as well as one of the best places to visit in Vietnam!
Along with hiking, Lang Biang Mountain is the perfect place to go rock climbing and camping. This mountain is not the easiest to climb, however, the breathtaking views make the trek totally worth it!
Beautiful views and local culture make this attraction the perfect place to visit on a Vietnam vacation.
Is a Vietnam Vacation Right for You?
If you’re looking to vacation in an area with tons of natural beauty, then Vietnam is the perfect destination for you!
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