Vietnam TravelVietnam’s Best Kept Secrets: Beaches, Mountain Towns, and More

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Vietnam is often thought of as a country of big cities, but there is so much more to explore. If you venture off the beaten path, you’ll find beautiful beaches, charming mountain towns, and more. This makes Vietnam an ideal destination for those who want to experience all that a destination has to offer. In addition to its natural beauty, Vietnam is also rich in culture and history. There are numerous temples and pagodas to explore, as well as museums and other historical sites. And of course, no trip to Vietnam would be complete without trying its famous cuisine. From pho and banh mi to spring rolls and sticky rice, there are endless delicious options to choose from. So if you’re looking for a destination that offers something for everyone, be sure to add Vietnam to your list.

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  1. Nha Trang – a coastal town with beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and plenty of nightlife
  2. Dalat – a mountain town with stunning views, fresh air, and cool temperatures
  3. Hoi An – a well-preserved ancient town with narrow streets, traditional houses, and interesting shops
  4. Hue – the former imperial capital with temples, palaces, and tombs
  5. Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) – the largest city in Vietnam with an energetic atmosphere and some of the best food in the country.

Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a coastal town in Vietnam that is known for its beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and lively nightlife. The town is located in the southern part of the country and is a popular destination for those who want to enjoy the sun and the sea. There are plenty of restaurants serving up local specialties, as well as bars and clubs where you can party into the night. If you’re looking for a place to relax and soak up some sun, Nha Trang is definitely worth considering.

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Dalat

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Located in the central part of Vietnam, Dalat is a mountain town known for its stunning views, fresh air, and cool temperatures. The town is the perfect place to escape the heat and humidity of Vietnam’s lowland areas. Dalat is also home to a number of interesting attractions, including hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, and caves. In addition, the town’s many markets offer a wide variety of local goods, including traditional handicrafts and fresh produce. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an active vacation, Dalat has something to offer everyone.

Hoi An

Hoi An is an ancient town that is located in the central part of Vietnam. The town is well-preserved and features narrow streets, traditional houses, and interesting shops. Hoi An is a popular destination for those who want to learn about Vietnam’s culture and history. There are plenty of temples, museums, and historical sites to visit in Hoi An. The town is also known for its delicious food, and there are many restaurants and cafes to choose from. Visitors can also enjoy plenty of shopping opportunities in Hoi An, as there are many markets and shops selling traditional Vietnamese arts and crafts. Whether you’re interested in learning about Vietnam’s culture or simply want to enjoy some delicious food, Hoi An is definitely worth a visit.

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Hue

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Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam and is located in the central part of the country. The city is known for its temples, palaces, and tombs. Hue is a popular destination for those who want to learn about Vietnam’s history and culture. There are plenty of historical sites to visit in Hue, as well as museums and temples. The Imperial Citadel is one of the most popular attractions in Hue. The Citadel was the seat of power for the Nguyen Dynasty and features several palaces and temples. Visitors can also explore the nearby Tu Duc Tomb, which was built for one of the Nguyen emperors. For a glimpse into daily life in Hue, visitors can stroll through the Dong Ba Market or take a boat ride on the Perfume River. With its rich history and culture, Hue is an ideal destination for anyone interested in learning more about Vietnam.

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city in Vietnam. The city is known for its energetic atmosphere and its delicious food. There are plenty of things to do in Saigon, including visiting museums, exploring the city’s many markets, and trying out the local cuisine. If you’re looking for a place to experience Vietnamese culture and enjoy some of the best food in the country, Saigon is definitely worth a visit. The city is teeming with life, and there’s always something going on. The markets are a great place to find bargains on clothes, souvenirs, and local handicrafts, and the food stalls offer a delicious array of street foods to try. You can also find plenty of traditional restaurants serving up hearty bowls of pho and other Vietnamese favorites. And of course, no visit to Saigon would be complete without taking a tour of some of the city’s most famous sights, like the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace. Whether you’re looking to soak up some history or just enjoy some good food and shopping, Saigon has something for everyone.

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Vietnam is a country with much to offer tourists, beyond just its bustling cities. Visitors can find beautiful beaches, charming mountain towns, and more off the beaten path. This makes Vietnam an ideal destination for those who want to explore and experience all that a destination has to offer. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an active vacation, Vietnam has something to offer everyone.

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kikobeep
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The beaches are some of the best I have been to and I have gone to beaches in multiple areas. They are never overly crowded and when you go on a nice day, it feels amazing. 

DangGang
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The mountain towns of Vietnam are unlike any other and I always tell people who are considering going to make that a trip. It is easy to settle in a big city but you gain so much more of the culture and beauty in the smaller towns.

weenie
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Vietnam has so many hidden gems. I know the more I look into planning my next trip, the more I find. It is an amazing place that is so underrated! 

canabee11
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I think as more people continue to travel to Vietnam, these places won’t be so secret anymore! Just the last time I visited, it seems to have more tourists where I was staying, especially at the beach!

Caphezilla
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I’m not sure if I agree with this list. It’s missing some of the best places in Vietnam.

For example, there’s this place called Mui Ne Beach that’s got all these amazing sand dunes and it’s just so beautiful. But yes, there are some treasures on this list too like Hue. This old city is so charming and the food is amazing!

compasstraveler
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compasstraveler

This is such a great list! I love the idea of getting out of the city and into the mountains. I’ve been looking for something like this for a while, but it’s hard to find a comprehensive list of recommendations.

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