Vietnam is famous all over the world for its magnificent landscapes and epic travel experiences. It’s hard to pick out the best travel experiences in Vietnam, but the five activities below are always on the top bucket list destinations when travelling to Vietnam.
Fansipan peak is the highest peak of the majestic Hoang Lien Son mountain range, extending through Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. With the height of 3143m above the sea level, Fansipan peak is renowned as the Roof of Indochina and the pride of Vietnamese people. To conquer this place, tourists have to go through 20-30km forest tracks, slopes and valleys to approach Hoang Lien National Park. This requires tourists to prepare themselves carefully regarding health, spirit and itinerary to have the safest trip. However, the feeling of overcoming yourself as well as conquering the height will be an unforgettable memory for all tourists in return.
Discover your limits by conquering Fansipan Peak
Son Doong Cave is situated in the core zone of Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. It was discovered and recognized as the largest cave by The British Cave Research Association in 2009-2010. In 2013, Son Doong Cave was officially put into operation with a view to adventure tourism. The scale of the cave is extremely large, therefore only those who meet many strict requirements in terms of physical strength, technique, and ability to use equipment… are eligible to take part in the journey. Hardships bring success, the happiness when conquering this cave is priceless for all visitors. This will be one of the most thrilling travel experiences in Vietnam.
Explore the world’s largest cave - Son Doong Cave
When travelling to Vietnam, you must once try the North-South Express Railway. This railway connects Northern and Southern Vietnam, ranging from Ha Noi to Ho Chi Minh City. It is also known as Reunification Express. The train runs almost the length of this S-shaped country, bringing tourists through one surprise to another. If you have time for a slow train, which stops at small stations along the way, you can also admire the remnants of history, immerse yourself in the daily life of local residents or listen to many different accents of different regions every time the train stops.
Travel around Vietnam by the Reunification Express
Another destination you should experience when travelling to Vietnam is the Cuu Long River, which means “Nine Dragons” representing nine exit points when it flows into the sea. This river brings alluvium to the whole delta. Coming to famous floating markets in the Western Vietnam like the Cai Rang floating market, visitors will have the opportunity to float on small boats, enjoy the idyllic and simple local life, and “go to the market” in a different way. Moreover, you will be impressed by the enthusiastic welcome of the residents.
Floating markets - typical market type of the Mekong Delta
With more than 2000 kilometers of coastline, Vietnam has lots of famous beaches such as My Khe, Nha Trang, etc. However, there is hardly a place where visitors can enjoy such idyllic beauty as Ho Tram beach (Vung Tau). About 30 minutes away from Vung Tau, Ho Tram beach breaks away from the noise and dust.
Experience a relaxing vacation at Ho Tram Beach
No matter what season of the year, when travelling here, tourists can enjoy many kinds of rare and fresh seafood. Moreover, you will have the chance to visit the only remaining primeval mangrove forest of Vietnam, Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu. Not too far from Ho Tram beach, this forest could be considered as the green lung of the whole area. The ecosystem here has preserved lots of rare plants and animals listed in the Red Book of both Vietnam and the world. It would be even greater to spend your time in the open-air hot springs here, which will bring a sense of relaxation and comfort to all visitors after a long trip.
Those are 5 amazing travel experiences foreign tourists shouldn't miss when travelling to Vietnam. Don’t forget to note down these places for your upcoming vacation. It’s definitely worth your time!
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