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Vietnam’s Top 10 Landscapes: Applauded by Lonely Planet

Mai Anh
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Vietnam offers a diverse range of captivating travel experiences, from its natural wonders to its cultural gems. The renowned travel authority, Lonely Planet, has unveiled its list of the top 10 landscapes in Vietnam. Let’s explore with Sun Getaways Travel!

Table of contents

1. Ha Giang: Where Culture Meets Mountains

2. Ba Be National Park: Tranquil Retreat

3. Hanoi: Embracing Tradition and Modernity

4. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park: Wonderous Caves

5. Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay: Unleashing Tranquility

6. Central Coastline: Paradise for Beach Lovers

7. Hue: Embracing Royalty and History

8. Hoi An: Delving into the Past

9. Ho Chi Minh City: Urban Hub

10. Phu Quoc: Beyond Island Bliss

1. Ha Giang: Where Culture Meets Mountains

Lonely Planet praises Ha Giang as the ultimate destination for immersing oneself in the majesty of mountains. This area entices adventure enthusiasts with its remarkable trekking routes and awe-inspiring natural landscapes. You can discover terraced fields nestled among towering limestone peaks, visit ethnic minority villages, and conquer thrilling mountain passes.

Capture the essence of Ha Giang through your camera lens as you journey along the winding roads connecting Ha Giang town, Dong Van, and Meo Vac.

Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark

2. Ba Be National Park: Tranquil Retreat

Ba Be National Park captivates travelers with its peaceful forests, calm lakes, and rich wildlife. Explore hidden trails that wind through the peaks and valleys, home to local ethnic communities.

Tranquil lake scene in Ba Be National Park

3. Hanoi: Embracing Tradition and Modernity

As Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi is a vibrant cultural mosaic that epitomizes the nation’s spirit. It’s a haven for history aficionados, a paradise for food lovers, and a living testament to Vietnam’s diverse heritage.

Hanoi Sword Lake Pagoda

Hanoi Sword Lake Pagoda

4. Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park: Wonderous Caves

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park offers a remarkable experience, boasting the world’s largest cave, Son Doong. The park is also home to numerous enchanting caves such as Tu Lan, Phong Nha, Thien Duong, and Hang En, providing accessible journeys into the mystical underground realm.

Son Dong Cave of Phong Nha – Ke Bang

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5. Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay: Unleashing Tranquility

Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay offer captivating landscapes and tranquil waters, ideal for nature lovers and those seeking peaceful moments. These Vietnamese landscapes provide a perfect blend of majestic scenery and recreational activities.

Kayaking in HaLongBay

Kayaking in Lan Ha Bay

6. Central Coastline: Paradise for Beach Lovers

Vietnam’s expansive coastline in the central region attracts travelers worldwide in search of sun, sand, and relaxation. From the lively atmosphere of Nha Trang to the untouched serenity of beaches in the Central and South Central Coast, this region offers a diverse range of seaside retreats.

Vietnam’s expansive coastline in the central region

7. Hue: Embracing Royalty and History


Hue, the former imperial capital, radiates regal charm with its historic palaces and grand architecture. Explore the iconic Imperial City and visit the final resting places of Vietnam’s esteemed emperors. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor the exquisite flavors of Hue’s royal cuisine.

hue imperial gate

Hue Imperial Gate

8. Hoi An: Delving into the Past

The captivating town of Hoi An offers a nostalgic journey back in time. Formerly a bustling Asian trading port, its well-preserved architecture, including tea houses, temples, and assembly halls, tells tales of a bygone era. Stroll through the lantern-lit streets and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of this Vietnamese landscape.

Hue Imperial Gate

9. Ho Chi Minh City: Urban Hub

Ho Chi Minh City, the economic heart of Vietnam, seamlessly blends business and history. Immerse yourself in its bustling commercial scenes and discover historical landmarks such as the War Remnants Museum and Independence Palace. The city’s vibrant energy is contagious, and its historical significance is palpable.

Ho Chi Minh ancient house

Ho Chi Minh Ancient House

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10. Phu Quoc: Beyond Island Bliss

Phu Quoc is a paradise for island enthusiasts, offering a perfect blend of tranquility and adventure. In addition to its stunning beaches and diverse terrain, the island embodies a more relaxed pace of life.

Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island

You want to explore Vietnam’s Natural Wonders? Explore >>> Enchanting Landscapes

Vietnam’s allure lies in its ability to captivate travelers with its diverse landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. For the best Vietnam tour experience, don’t hesitate to reach out and travel with Sun Getaways Travel!

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