Guest Post (Vietnam)

Today I’m sharing a guest post by Travel Blogger Jo Nguyen, the founder of Outlanderly.com. She has lots of travel experience in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. 

今天我正在与Outlanderly.com的创始人Travel Blogger Jo Nguyen分享一篇客座文章。她在越南和东南亚有很多旅行经验。

 

So Let Get Start :3

 

Top 14 Destinations in Vietnam

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Vietnam is one of the most beautiful destinations on earth and is full of highlights that will take your breath away. It’s not difficult to understand why.

The country is blessed with the most captivating scenery:  jagged peaks seen from winding mountain pass down to vivid green paddy fields covered, while the country’s rich history and abundance of ethnic minorities will give culture lovers more than enough to explore. Adventurers and outdoor lovers can enjoy the countryside within the national parks, while the dramatic karst seascape of Halong Bay is a natural wonder that can be experienced on a cruise.

The rural side of Vietnam will give you amazing panoramic views and, the big cities will make you dizzy from the chaos and provide ample opportunities to taste Vietnam’s delicious culinary highlights. Vietnam is full of surprises and is one of Southeast Asia’s most traveled destination.

Scroll down to read Outlanderly’s Top 14 destinations in Vietnam to visit.

  • Sapa

Verdant rice fields, jagged peaks and majestic mountain passes, the countryside surrounding Sapa is a stunning site.  Sapa is the top trekking destination in Vietnam, with hiking opportunities between tiny Ethnic villages and walks surround the staggering mountain.  

  • Ha Giang

Ha Giang ’s green rice fields are as beautiful as Sapa’s, but is still untouched by tourism, giving travelers more of an authentic experience.

  • Hanoi

Vietnam’s Capital is one of the most bustling and interesting cities in Asia.  With an array of things to do, Hanoi will cater to every traveler. Explore the museums and many war monuments of the past, Hanoi also has a traditional side which captivates its arrivals.

hanoi

  • Ha Long Bay

This Unesco site is well known throughout the globe.

Sailing around Halong Bay is like sailing on the Black Pearl from The Pirates Of the Caribbean without the pirates. The protruding limestone karsts dominate the seascape, making Halong Bay a photographer’s paradise.

halong bay

  • Ninh Binh

This overlooked destination is by far one of the most authentic, brimming with views that make you speechless. Known as “Ha Long on Land” a visit to Ninh Binh’s countryside will make you regret that you didn’t come earlier.

ninh binh

  • Phong Nha

A remote rural area in Central Vietnam is newly discovered by travelers, mainly due to the discovery of spectacular caves in the area. Phong Nha Ke Bang national park, the natural sights lies the largest cave in the world, Son Doong. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the mountains, caves, lakes, jungles, extremely exotic and endemic

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  • Hue

The former imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty is filled with ancient culture, amazing architecture, interesting markets, and local cuisine.  Visiting this enchanting city will have you wondering at the Grand Citadel.

  • Da Nang

This city offers a resort experience. or just like Indonesia’s own Bali, only less modern and touristy. There is a booming restaurant food scene and its proximity to natural attractions like the Marble Mountains, forests and Hai Van Pass all make it an ideal place to explore the outdoors.

  • Hoi An

This vibrant, but chilled ancient town is easily most travelers favorite destination in Vietnam. It offers the old world charm of an ancient colonial town, delicious food, and rich cultural landscape of idyllic rice paddies, serene river banks, and laid back beaches. Hoi An makes a great place for the weary traveler to relax and enjoy.

  • Nha Trang

Known as the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang has a beautiful coastline with white sandy beaches, clear waters with thriving reef and verdant mountains. Travelers are spoiled with the sightseeing and recreational activities, catering to any type of traveler’s preferences. Restaurants serve fresh seafood and Vietnamese local cuisine while lively bars along the pristine beach attract expats, tourist, and locals.

  • Mui Ne

Once a sleepy fishing town, Mui ne has become one of southern Vietnam’s popular beach destinations. The 12-kilometer long stretch is full of beach resorts and known as a Watersports playground.  With Ho Chi Minh City just less than a few hours away, it makes a relaxed getaway from the bustling cities.

  • Ho Chi Minh City

Your travels to South Vietnam is never complete without visiting Ho Chi Minh City.  Large and chaotic, the traffic goes in all different directions and lots of street stands and market spill into the traffic lanes, the city will make you dizzy with a million things happening at once. Learn about Vietnam war history at the Remnants Museum to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The city has a lot to offer: friendly people, wonderful shops, fantastic nightlife, and delicious food.

ho chi minh

  • Mekong Delta

A classic highlight of Southern Vietnam is not to be missed. Take a ride on a boat and enjoy the view of the rice fields as far as the eye can see, wooden houses located along the river’s edge, sellers in small boats, selling their fresh fruit and vegetables.

  • Phú Quốc

This peaceful tropical island, lies in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50 km from mainland Vietnam. White sandy beaches, coral gardens offshore, an abundance of wildlife species, are all reasons to make this island your last stop before flying out via Ho Chi Minh airport.

For more insider tips on Vietnam, check out Outlanderly’s blog!

 

Good Day

Love, Jess

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