As adventures fill your soul, never stop discovering the world and increasing your happiness in life. It doesn’t have to be across the globe but now you can make it easier to travel to worldwide destinations by travel around Vietnam.
Have you ever dreamed of traveling around the world and watching the world go by? While dreams cost you nothing, limited time or budget may make it hard to travel to all the places you love. So, why not choose a destination where you can experience as many international tourist attractions as possible? Tick off your bucket list right now with Vietnam.
Travel around the world in Vietnam
Vietnam is not a giant country, but it never lets you down with breath-taking sceneries. From natural wonders to modern architecture, Vietnam has some of the best parts of the world. You will never regret for traveling to this lovely country and getting unforgettable experiences here.
1. Ganh Da Dia & Giant’s Causeway
Ganh Da Dia literally means The Sea Cliff of Stone Plates. Located approximately 30 km from Tuy Hoa City, Phu Yen Province, Ganh Da Dia boasts unique geographical features in the Central Vietnam. This natural wonder is a collection of large pentagonal rocks piercing the sky, formed by a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. In one telling, Ganh Da Dia was once a magical treasure trove but it didn’t want to be taken, so transformed into rocks to stay here for good.
Ganh Da Dia in Vietnam is much akin to the Giant’s Causeway on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. They’re all resulted from successive flows of lava inching toward the coast and cooling when they contacted the sea. Getting to Ganh Da Dia, you can adore the breath-taking magnificence of nature and find fun in many activities from swimming, fishing to camping.
2. Hon Ba Island & Jindo Sea
Tourists don’t feel estranged from Vung Tau beaches and seafood. But what else makes Vung Tau worth your visit? Among so many things to see and do in Vung Tau, Hon Ba Island is a must-see destination for those who love to experience something different from the list. Hon Ba Island, located at the Back Beach, Vung Tau, is home to Hon Ba Temple where people flock to pray and give offerings.
To reach Hon Ba Temple, you can either go by boat or walk leisurely on a ‘magical’ path which is accessible when tides are low. Seen from above, the sea seems to be separated, leaving space for travelers to walk through. This scene looks like what happens at Jindo Sea, Korea when the sea also parts to reveal the road that connects two of the country’s islands. The best time to visit Hon Ba Island is on the 14th and 15th of the lunar month.
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3. Mua Cave & Great Wall of China
If you are a fan of movies filmed in Vietnam, you are sure to be enchanted by the breath-taking views of Ninh Binh in the Kong: Skull Island. Ninh Binh Province is famous for not only Tam Coc-Bich Dong, Trang An, Bai Dinh Temple but it’s also Mua Cave that leaves a great impression on tourists.
Mua Cave is at the bottom of Mua Mountain, and when you have conquered 486 steps to reach its very top, you can admire the full beauty of Tam Coc from above. White stone steps leading to the top of the mountain stands out from the natural background, making it look like a mini Great Wall of China. Though not boasting a significant length as the one in China, the scene at Mua Cave is a wonderful blend of rivers and mountains. You can capture every moment that nature has to disclose.
4. Ba Na Hills & French Architecture
The foggy Ba Na Hills is always on the bucket list of any Danang tour for its romantic scene. Ba Na Hills is a top-notch mountain top resort and recreational complex of Vietnam. Apart from experiencing the rotation of four seasons in a single day and joining abundant recreations here, you should never miss out on the French Village.
Arched roofs, rough stone walls, sophisticated pillars in the French Village on Ba Na Hills can tell a story of a distant France. You will be surprised by the of St Denis Cathedral, Château De Chenonceau, Conques Aveyron, and Apremont-sur-Allier that reenacts tranquil France in Vietnam’s natural scene. French culture and architecture enthusiast can’t help but get lost in the world of exquisite architectural designs.
5. Binh Ba Island & Maldives
Binh Ba Island is a part of Cam Ranh Bay, Khanh Hoa Province. This place is a hidden paradise for those who wish to get away from the crowded city. Nicknamed “Maldives of Vietnam”, Binh Ba takes pride in its emerald waters, endless white sand and warm sunny days.
When coming to Binh Ba Island, you must try lobsters, the delicacy of the island that is famous for firm meat and sweet taste. This island is also perfect for snorkeling, watching coral reefs, and fishing squid. The best time to visit the Little Maldives of Vietnam is from March to September in the dry season when the sun gives you a great source of vitamin D.
6. Mui Dinh & Mongolian Grasslands
Ninh Thuan, Vietnam is less popular to foreign visitors than cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh or Nha Trang. However, there are no less than amazing spots in this province of Central Vietnam. Known as the land of heat and wind, Ninh Thuan showcases its beauty in the harshness of climate. The Tanyoli Adventurous Tourist Area in Mui Dinh is a typical example of that kind of beauty.
There are a lot of unique things to experience here, from zipline, archery, kite flying to grass sliding. You can enjoy the feeling of a real nomad, wandering on Mongolian-like grasslands and sleeping in tents. The natural world has never been so close that you can feel like being a part of it, watching flocks of goats and sheep slowly walk by.
7. Phong Nha Ke Bang & Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is distinguisheđ by its magical beauty, recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Among the caves here, Son Doong is the largest of its kind in the world and a true paradise for spelunkers. Entering the cave, you will soon be enchanted by the system of stalactites, sand, reef and underground river that are marvelously created by Mother Nature.
If you are interested in caves, you would know its ‘neighbor’ which is along the border of Hungary and Slovakia. The Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst is another UNESCO World Heritage site that consists of 712 caves. Caves, wherever it is, will give you a good chance to capture some incredible moments for Instagram and isolate yourself from the madness of cities.
8. Da Lat & Japanese Atmosphere
All-year-round temperate weather and pine-covered hills turn Da Lat into a true heaven for romance seekers. Long favored by French colonial villas and boulevards, Da Lat nowadays also breathes in Japanese style with the dominance of wood and the arrangement of Japanese interiors.
The Japanese hint in the mountainous scene of Da Lat enhances the value of simplicity, adding more colors to the picture of charming Da Lat. What’s more, if you miss a chance to see sakura blooming in Japan, you can find an alternative that is to see Da Lat’s roads filled with wild Himalayan cherry. The latter option is not less interesting than the former, definitely!
With almost 200 countries and regions to choose from, why should so many soon-to-be travelers opt for Vietnam as a final destination? Vietnam will really inspire you to live your dream more easily. If you just need a good reason to visit Vietnam at least once in your life then it is because travel around Vietnam is amazing.
Trinh Tran written for Maika Tours
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