//Top 5 must visit places in Vietnam (part 2)

Top 5 must visit places in Vietnam (part 2)

We have shared about our pick on Vietnam must visit place. Today we shared with you another 5 hidden spot in Vietnam which are not well known off but its definitely worth your visit!

1) Côn Đảo Island

An old port, Vung Tau has been the premier beach resort in southern Vietnam for most of the 20th Century, and was the first area of Vietnam to become a popular vacation and health destination for tourists. The 16 Con Dao Islands (Côn Đảo), make up an archipelago which contains a National Park, but the main island was also once the site of a French-run prison for Vietnamese involved in the independence movement. Con Dao’s beaches are generally shaded with evergreen trees, and the islands also boast lush forests. They are located about 230km from Ho Chi Minh City and 180km Southeast of Vung Tau.

2) Son Tay Town

Son Tay Town is home to Duong Lam Ancient Village, where you can find almost 1,000 traditional Vietnamese houses made from laterite, mud, soil, and rice husks. Located 60 kilometres west of Hanoi, this local village dates back to the 17th century and is known for its verdant and peaceful landscape – perfect for those looking to get away from the often chaotic Vietnamese capital. Visitors can also visit several temples, tombs and shrines, such as Mong Phu Temple, which commemorates national heroes King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung.

3) Cham Islands

Cham Islands are a cluster of eight islets just off the coast of Hoi An, one of which is a protected marine park where you can enjoy a day of snorkelling or scuba diving. A two-hour boat ride from Hoi An Ancient Town, these islands can only be visited during the dry season (March to September) as waters can get rather rough during the monsoonal months. Homestays and guesthouses are available on Hon Lao (Cham Islands’ sole inhabited islet) for those looking to stay on the island, though we highly recommend renting a tent right on the expansive beach.

4) Fansipan Mountain

As the tallest peak in Vietnam, Fansipan Mountain offers breathtaking views of mountain ranges and countryside within north-western Vietnam, as well as glimpses of Yulong Mountain in China. Located 9 kilometres southwest of Sapa Village, it’s a popular spot for hiking enthusiasts and travellers looking to experience the hospitality of the Giay, Hmong and Red Dao hill tribes. These families are more than happy to offer you a place to stay at their homes, where you can enjoy authentic regional dishes, dress up in local costumes, and try your hand at working in the fields. There are also guesthouses and hotels in Sapa.

5) Quh Nhon

In Vietnam, there is one place that deserves to be visited by more people: Quy Nhon. Even though it is not considered as a tourist destination, this medium-sized town is bordered by stunning beaches and the countryside that surrounds it is also breathtaking. Quy Nhon is the capital of Binh Dinh Province and was acknowledged as a city as early as 1898. However, the town has been in existence since the 11th century, in the time of the Kingdom of Champa. In the 15th century, it also served as the ruling centre of Emperor Le Thanh Ton. Quy Nhon was also relevant during the Vietnam War. Not only was it a site for intense battle, but it also was an important US military and naval base. At present, Quy Nhon is a developing port city with a population of more than 260,000 people with plans to build infrastructure that would encourage more tourists to visit. Naturally, fishing is the main industry in Quy Nhon, making it a great source of exceptional seafood. This destination is highly recommended for all seafood lovers.

If you have missed out part 1 series of Vietnam. Check out our previous article here!