FAMOUS DESTINATIONS IN VIET NAM

SAPA

Lying at the height of approximately 2,000 meters above the sea level, covered with clouds all the year round, Sapa has a magnificent and pristine beauty of a typical mountainous town in the Northern border area of Viet Nam. It is famous for terraced fields stretching as far as the eye can see and villages perching on mountain slopes. Visiting Sapa, tourists will have a chance not only to enjoy very famous natural landscapes such as the Silver Waterfall, Muong Hoa Valley, Heaven Gate, Ham Rong Mountain and Fansipan Mountain-the Roof of Indochina… but also to experience the unique life of local ethnic minorities such as Tay, Dao, Meo, H’Mong and Thai.

HA LONG BAY

Recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site for its values of landscape, geology and geomorphology in 1994 and 2000, Ha Long Bay, located in Quang Ninh province, is a wonderful and skillful masterpiece of nature. The Bay features thousands of limestone islands in various sizes and shapes. Inside these stone islands are magnificent caves associated with many legendaries. Ha Long Bay contains important vestiges during development and formation of the Earth history. The site has a tectonic age of 250-280 million years.

TRANG AN LANDSCAPE COMPLEX

About 100 km to the south of Ha Noi and 7 km away from Ninh Binh city, Trang An Landscape Complex covers an area of more than 2,000 hectares, mostly comprising karst hills, mysterious and majestic grottos, paddy fields and dozens of historical and cultural relics such as pagodas and temples. This place contains a number of scenic spots such as the Trang An Ecological Park, Tam Coc-Bich Dong Scenic Area, Bai Dinh Pagoda and Hoa Lu Ancient Capital… In the 10thand 11th centuries, Trang An was a South Citadel of Hoa Lu ancient capital. People call Trang An Landscape Complex a “Ha Long Bay on land” for its beauty. In June 2014, UNESCO officially recognized Trang An Landscape Complex as a Mixed Cultural and Natural Heritage of the world.

PHONG NHA – KE BANG NATIONAL PARK

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is situated in Quang Binh province. The Park can be compared to a huge and valuable geological museum of the world thanks to its complicated geological structure with different categories of stone including sandstone, quartz, schist, siliceous limestone… Phong Nha-Ke Bang Natural Park hides various myths of nature. It also has spectacular karst caves that look like splendid castles constituted underground karst millions years ago. Phong Nha-Ke Bang has around 300 caves and grottos of various sizes. Lying in the heart of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Son Doong, the world’s largest natural cave, was discovered in 2009. The cave is seen as a valuable property of humanity with its aw-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites, splendid cave pearls and a primitive tropical forest.

SON TRA PENINSULA

Located in Da Nang city in the central region of Viet Nam, Son Tra is referred to as a precious natural pearl. This peninsula has a moderate climate all the year round. It is particularly charming with vast forests, sheltering a large number of rare animals, beautiful coral reefs and alluring beaches such as Bai Bac, Bai Nam and Bai But. Linh Ung Pagoda which is situated by Bai But beach is the largest pagoda in Da Nang city with architectural and artistic values. The Pagoda is a perfect harmony of modern and traditional features. It is a typical example of a Vietnamese pagoda with tiled roofs well decorated with dragons and solid pillars with sophisticated dragon carvings.

THE CLIFF OF STONE PLATES

More than 40 km south of Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province, the Cliff of Stone Plates looks, from a far distance, like a huge beehive which is about 50 meters in width, 200 meters in length. The cliff is structured with a set of prismatic stone pillars placed adjacently. The vertical pillars and inclined ones standing in close position adjoining to the sea resemble big plates that are supernaturally placed. The cliff is the result of ancient volcanic eruptions when the molten basalt flows hardened and formed these spectacular polygonal pillars. In 1998, the Cliff of Stone Plates was recognized as a national landscape.

NHA TRANG BAY

Located in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, Nha Trang Bay is known as the most famous beach destination in Viet Nam. Nha Trang is called “A Paradise on Earth” with modernity and tradition harmoniously combined in the beauty of sea, mountains, islands, historical sites and architectural complex. Nha Trang’s attraction comes from its beautiful and pristine beaches stretching along the city and romantic islands dotting the Bay. Nha Trang beach is one of the 99 most beautiful beaches in the world voted by National Geographic Magazine. Since June 2003, Nha Trang Bay has become a member of the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the world. This is a place that many international tourist events have been taken place, including Nha Trang Sea Festival with a variety of diversified recreational activities.

MUI NE

Mui Ne is located in the east coast of Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province and about 250 km north of Ho Chi Minh City. The place is famous for shady roads under coconut trees, wonderful beaches, cliffs and sand dunes glowing in the sunlight. Visiting Mui Ne, tourists will have chances to experience the daily life of fishermen in villages, observe fishing vessels and enjoy morning fish markets right in the city. Mui Ne is a favorite destination of foreign tourists.

PHU QUOC ISLAND

Situated in Kien Giang province, Phu Quoc is the largest island among the 22 islands located in the Gulf of Thailand, and also the largest island of Viet Nam.

Called the “Emerald Island”, Phu Quoc is well-known for its stunning white sand beaches and blue sea water. In addition to its pristine natural beauty, this island is also famous for such specialties as fish sauce, Sim wine and various types of seafood. Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, including Phu Quoc, was recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2006.

MEKONG DELTA

The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Viet Nam, comprising one city and 12 provinces. The Delta is formed by a huge amount of silt and has been extended together with the sea level rise over the years. The Mekong Delta is famous for its complex network of rivers and canals, immense orchards, abundant farming products and open-hearted, generous and honest people. The region has a number of national parks, bird sanctuaries with countless rare species of birds, animals and plants. This region is home to many traditional folk festivals with art types typical of river areas such as Cai Luong, singing duets and dances of the Khmer people.

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