Explore Vietnam Natures

kayaking in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Vietnam, a country known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, has become an increasingly popular destination for travelers from around the world. While many visitors flock to famous cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, there are hidden gems scattered throughout the country that offer unique and unforgettable experiences. In this blog, we’ll take you on a journey to discover four of these hidden treasures: Tuy Hoa, Da Nang, Quang Binh, and Ha Long Bay.

Tuy Hoa

Tuy Hoa, a hidden coastal gem in South-Central Vietnam, remains a well-kept secret among tourists. Situated between Nha Trang and Qui Nhon, this peaceful city boasts one of the most stunning coastal roads in the country. What sets Tuy Hoa apart is its untouched beauty. While many coastal areas in Vietnam have seen rapid development, Tuy Hoa offers a tranquil and authentic experience. Its pristine azure sea and golden beaches provide a serene setting to relax and connect with the tranquility of the ocean.

Mui Dien (Dien Cape) in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen
The azure sea in Dai Lanh Cape (Dien Cape). Photo: unsplash

For an adventurous experience, you can join bike tours to explore the picturesque coastal road. As you pedal, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the East Sea on one side and towering cliffs on the other, creating a visual delight. A must-visit in Tuy Hoa is the Dai Lanh Lighthouse, perched on Dai Lanh Cape (as known as Dien Cape). Built by the French in the 19th century, it’s one of the few places in Vietnam where the first rays of sunlight touch the country. The lighthouse stands tall and proud with its grey exterior, a testament to history. Getting to the lighthouse is an adventure in itself. Travel along a scenic seaside road, enjoying the clean sea air and captivating scenery. The road takes you from Tuy Hoa to the Ca Pass, known for its rugged beauty. Along the way, you’ll witness white-capped waves crashing against towering cliffs, a powerful display of nature’s beauty.

Da Nang

Da Nang, located on the central coast of Vietnam, is a city that effortlessly blends the modern with the traditional. While it has developed into a bustling urban center, Da Nang retains its tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. The city is surrounded by picturesque beaches and stunning natural beauty.

Hoi An ancient town, Da Nang
Tourists around the world spend holidays in Da Nang and Hoi An ancient town. Photo: unsplash

A short drive from Da Nang, you’ll find the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hoi An is a charming and well-preserved town with lantern-lit streets, centuries-old architecture, and a serene ambiance. It’s the perfect place to take some Hoi activities and immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture, indulge in delicious local cuisine, and explore the town’s historic sites.

Quang Binh

Quang Binh, a province in central Vietnam, is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. This province is a treasure trove of hidden caves waiting to be uncovered, including the world-famous Son Doong Cave, the largest cave on the planet. Besides, tourists can find a lot of mesmerizing caves, from the intricate beauty of Phong Nha Cave to the eerie grandeur of Hang En Cave, there’s no shortage of awe-inspiring underground marvels to explore. Each cave boasts its own unique features, captivating those who venture into their depths with mesmerizing rock formations, hidden passages, and secrets waiting to be unveiled.

Tien Cave in Quang Binh, Vietnam
The unique shape of stalactites in Tien Cave, Quang Binh. Photo: unsplash

For those who prefer the great outdoors, Quang Binh offers stunning mountain ranges and lush forests. You can embark on treks through Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, where you’ll discover unique flora and fauna, hidden waterfalls, and the unspoiled beauty of Vietnam’s countryside.

Ha Long

In the north of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is a place of sheer natural beauty that needs no introduction. Thousands of limestone karsts and islets rise dramatically from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. The bay’s tranquil and surreal landscapes have earned it a well-deserved spot on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Kayaking in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Tourists experience kayak to explore the Ha Long Bay. Photo: shutterstock

The best way to enjoy the scenery is to take a cruise in Ha Long. Whether you prefer a luxurious vessel or a budget-friendly option, the experience of gliding through the bay’s waters and marveling at the unique limestone formations is unforgettable. You can also explore hidden caves, go swimming, or try kayaking, allowing you to get up close and personal with the bay’s incredible scenery.

Vietnam, with its mesmerizing landscapes and rich tapestry of culture and traditions, is a destination that promises an unforgettable journey. From the serene beauty of its countryside to the vibrant tapestry of its cities, this S-shaped country offers a diverse range of experiences waiting to be explored. If you’re eager to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this remarkable country and challenge your limit with multiple-day cycling, join us on our Connecting Vietnam tour. Let’s unlock the secrets of this captivating country, where nature and culture combine to create an experience that’s nothing short of extraordinary.

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