Top 10 most beautiful places in Southern Vietnam
In southern Vietnam, the scenery is peaceful and the climate soothing. Travelling southern Vietnam, visitors will have been seduced due to its beauty: relaxing beaches, rolling hills, a network of waterways with floating markets, misty highlands and bustling hip Ho Chi Minh. Southern Vietnam is often characterized as relaxed, food heaven and friendly people .
1. Ho Chi Minh City
What makes Ho Chi Minh city a must-see when traveling to Southern Vietnam is the fabulous mixture of modern and ancient sites, all next to each other. Aside from the temples scattered around town, the city is packed with examples of French colonial architecture: the theater, the Notre Dame cathedral, the Central Post Office etc. The city is also crowded with high modern buildings such as Sai Gon Center, Bitexco Tower, Vietcombank Tower …
Nearly, Landmark 81 is recognized as the tallest building in Vietnam, the tallest completed building in Southeast Asia as of July, 2018 and the 14th tallest building in the world. It is advisable to visit the following places: Independence Palace, Ben Thanh Market, War Remnants Museum, Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Museum of Vietnamese History, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Binh Quoi tourist village, etc.
Especially, Cu Chi Tunnels is about 30 to 40 minutes outside of Ho Chi Minh City by car, which is an interesting place providing visitors unforgettable experiences.The tunnels are part of the huge network of communication tunnels built by the Vietcong during the Vietnam War to evade American soldiers.
2. Tay Ninh
Tay Ninh town is the capital of Tay Ninh province, serves as the headquarters of one of Vietnam’s most intriguing indigenous religions, Cao Dai. The Cao Dai Great Temple at the sect’s Holy See is one of Asia’s most unusual and astonishing structures. Coming to there, visitors can explore Tay Ninh Holy See, Dau Tieng pool or Moc Bai border to explore Tay Ninh province, Ba Den mountain area with many other mountains like Pig mountain (Nui Heo), Phoenix Mountain (Nui Phung) and variety of caves through the mountains, such as Thanh Long Cave, Ong Ho Cave, Ba Co Cave, Ba Tuan Cave, etc. .
3. Vung Tau
Ba Ria – Vung Tau is a coastal province in Southeast Vietnam, which is located in the southern key economic and tourism of Ho Chi Minh City. Ba Ria – Vung Tau province is a large tourist center. It has over 100km seashore with beautiful beaches, peaceful pagodas as well as many lakes and thermal springs, etc. If visitors are looking for vitamin sea or need a quick escape from busy life, Vung Tau travel is the ideal destination. Sandy beach and many coastal activities to make this an ideal weekend destination for anyone.
4. Long An
Coming to Long An, in addition to enjoying the natural scenery, the unique culture of indigenous people, visitors also enjoy delicious food. Visitors can see melaleuca forests in Tan Lap floating village whose aroma attracts herds of bees, and immense ponds of lotuses showing their beauty in sunlight. There are many rare animals such as herons, red cranes, turtles, snakes, and many more. Tan Lap floating village is an enchanted patch of wetland where melaleuca trees rise from the black, swampy waters creating charming corridors through which canoes glide and raised walkways wind.
5. Dong Thap
Dong Thap is a suitable place for eco-tourism with lotus fields, fruit garden, stork garden and paddy fields. It is a beautiful place for whom wants to escape from busy cities and enjoy a serenity with a rural life in Mekong River Vietnam. Coming to Dong Thap, visitors can admire the vast lotus and bonsai in Sa Dec Flower Garden. Especially, A type of giant lotus leaf with a diameter of 1.5 to 2 meters is planted in Phuoc Kieng pagoda, leaves can be supported the weight of 70kg of an adult. This place attracts thousands of visitors to admire giant lotus leaves each year.
There are many valuable places,relic and historic such as: Oc Eo Culture in Go Thap, the Tomb of Junior Doctor Nguyen Sinh Sac, Go Thap Site, Xeo Quyt Relic, that are being protected, preserved and step by step put on operation for economical and social development of the province.
6. An Giang
An Giang is a province in southern Viet Nam. It’s a part of Long Xuyen Quadrangle which suffers a lots of natural disaster. However, this is also advantageous to make fertile soil. Because of soil fertility, the paddy rice fields in An Giang grow strongly and beautifully. Paddy rice fields is now the attracted destination of many visitors. Visiting to An Giang, the first feeling of here is peaceful and comfortable. The paddy rice fields is green and luxuriant. The sky is blue and fresh. The beautiful voice of birds mix the voice of children on paddy fields. All of things create the wonderful picture which anyone cannot forget when coming here.
At the end of floating season in Mekong Delta, many destinations in An Giang like Tra Su cajuput forest, Cham Bung Binh Thien village, Ta Pa jaggery field, Tinh Bien border are still very attractive and enchanted for visitors.
7. Can Tho
Can Tho is a big city in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. It is contiguous to five provinces: An Giang on the north, Dong Thap on the north-east, Hau Giang on the south, Kien Giang on the west, and Vinh Long on the east. Set on the southern bank of the Hau River, it’s known for its canal network and nearby floating markets. The major draw for tourists who come here to boat along the many canals and rivers leading out of town. The province converges the bustle of floating market in the early morning. The luxuriant orchards and the unique architecture of the ancient houses, etc. All create the beauty of the river especially that is unmistakable.
8. Kien Giang
Kien Giang is located in the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam. Coming to Kien Giang, tourists will firstly feel the natural beauty of nature and water with a lot of rivers and canals in this province. Kien Giang is proud of historic sites in U Minh Forest, Hon Dat, Phu Quoc. Besides, visitors can go to visit some stunning and fascinating sites in Kien Giang such as: Ha Tien, and Phu Quoc, in which Ha Tien is plentiful attractive sites of caves, pagodas, tombs, islets along the coast and offshore.
9. Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc Island ( also called Pearl Island) is the largest and the most beautiful island in Viet Nam. This island is a part of Phu Quoc district, Kiên Giang province. There is a system of sublime white-sand beaches on the island, which attractive tourists to visit. Phu Quoc Island is a perfect combination of beautiful beaches, romantic sunsets, evergreen forests, and a serene atmosphere. All create the ideal destination attracting visitors all over the world. Phu Quoc has a monsoon sub-equatorial climate. Travelling to Phu Quoc can be made anytime of year, but the best time to visit is dry season. All nature seems to be connected in a perfect way: blue sky, fresh water, white sand beach, and jungle forest far away.
10. Ca Mau
Ca Mau is a province located in southernmost of Vietnam. This place has great potentiality in ecological tourism thanking to salt-marsh ecological systems and diversified plants and animals. Ca Mau Cape is the southernmost point of Vietnam in Ngoc Hien district of Ca Mau province. It is known for the beauty of its landscape and the friendliness of its people. Ca Mau is also famous for U Minh melaleuca forest and Nam Can mangrove forest, Ngoc Hien bird sanctuary and many stunning sights…