Vietnam is a small country with 3,260 km long beach and 75% of which is covered with mountains. A country with beautiful beaches, high mountains, large rivers is worth your time. Where are the best places to travel in Vietnam if you don’t have much time?
The very first place to be on your travel list is Hanoi. Hanoi is the capital of many ancient dynasties in Vietnam.
Hanoi is famous for Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake), the four sacred Temples of ancient Hà Nội: Bach Ma Temple, Voi Phuc Temple, Kim Lien Temple, Quan Thanh Temple. Autumn is the best time to travel to Hanoi. You will have a chance to enjoy a very romantic view on Thanh Nien street full of yellow leaves.
And don’t forget to make a trip to the museums in this city, you will understand more about the beauty of culture and history of Vietnam.
Why should you start to travel Vietnam from Hanoi? Because this is Vietnam’s capital city. Another reason is that you can easily go to other nice cities and provinces in the North.
In autumn, East North Vietnam is covered in a stunning yellow. If you don’t have time to enjoy the whole East North part when travelling in Vietnam, just go to Sapa.
In spring, peach blossom and plum blossom fill the whole area. From October to December, Sapa is extremely cool and pleasant aroma with aromatic rice. Especially, Sapa is the only place in Vietnam that has snow in winter.
In Sapa, don’t forget to climb to the majestic Fansipan, which is considered the roof of Indochina. You can climb over the mountain, or you can sit on the cable car and spend only 30 minutes to reach the top of Fansipan and enjoy the feeling of standing above all.
Especially, there are beautiful terraced fields, stretching as the steps up to the sky.
With beautiful natural scenery, poetic moments, mysterious markets and delicious food, Sa Pa has fascinated most of the visitors when they arrived here.
3. Quang Ninh
Quang Ninh is a coastal province in Northeastern Vietnam. People here consider this province a small Vietnam, converging enough island, plain, midland, hills and mountains.
Visiting Ha Long City with the beautiful caves of Halong Bay and many exciting tourist activities such as: spending a night on a 5-star cruise, kayaking, visiting sacred destinations such as Yen Tu, Ba Vang Pagoda. You can also enjoy fascinating dishes such as squid, grilled oysters. You should also visit Bai Chay – a large and beautiful beach close to the shore of Ha Long Bay, with a sandy beach which is more than 500 m long, 100 m wide.
Another must-visit place is Tuan Chau island – a natural heritage area of the world with a smooth white sand mattress stretching 6 km, clear blue water surrounded by more than 200 hectares of green pine forest. This is an ideal resort resort.
If you are a traveler in the wilderness, go to Co To Island or Quan Lan Island (Van Don), and the Tra Co Beach with pristine white beaches and white sand.