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Top 15 Off The Beaten Places In Vietnam

Top 15 Off The Beaten Places In Vietnam

Viet Nam with its delightful working harbours, exquisite beaches and amazing scenery makes people fall in love with it at the first sight. No matter how much time do you spend on discovering Viet Nam, there is always potential charm waiting for adventurers. If you wish to explore Viet Nam at its full without touristy places, these 10 off the beaten track places are all you need.

1. Ha Giang (North of Vietnam)

Ha Giang - the north pole of Vietnam is the best choice for all travellers, espeically those who are in love with the adventerous roadhills. People can take a bus from Hanoi and pass a long way over 300 km to reach Ha Giang or make their own way to Ha Giang by motorbike. On the way, you will be part of living and breathing landscape. This region is always much loved and valued by nature lovers.

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Coming to Ha Giang, you will be enraptured by Dong Van Plateau - a huge plateau which itself drops 1,000 -1,600 meters above the sea level. Additionally, Quan Ba town is another ideal place offering the best chance for fabulous view of Northwest mountains. Besides, Lung Cu flagpole and Ma Pi Leng pass by Nho Que river, which are the most dangerous roads in Vietnam shouldn't be missed if you have a head of speed. Most of all, your soul will be taken away by viewing the gorgoues scenes of rice paddles. The massive tiers upon tiers of rice terraces attract numerous photographers every year.

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Ha Giang

Ha Giang City, Ha Giang, Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Ha Giang is the final frontier in northern Vietnam, an amazing landscape of limestone pinnacles and granite outcrops. It is somewhere to recharge the batteries on the long road north.

2. Co To (Ha long Bay)

No need to talk more about the beauty of Halong Bay as it's always listed as a must for all travellers to Viet Nam. However, not many people have idea of Co To - a small island in Ha Long. Co To island boats not only some of the prettiest beaches in Quang Ninh but also the wildly differing landscapes and unspoiled shoreline. Every time you make a trip along Co To beach, it makes your heartbeat just a little faster.

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Apart from enjoying natural landscapes or climbing up to lighthouse for a fantastic view over the sea, tourists are crazy in love with the sould satisfying seafood. There is a large collecton of seafood awaiting to fulfill your belly.

Also read: Paradise Luxury Cruise 2D1N HaLong Bay

If that's not attractive enough, taking a squid fishing tour at night will make your trip unforgetable. You now have chance to observe how the fishermen work and try on being a fisherman for one night. It will last you memories last for a lifetime.

Be sure to wander into the primival forest and alleyways to discover hidden charms and unexpected gems.

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Co To Island

Co To Island, Co To, Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Co To Island/Beach is probably the most beautiful and romantic beach of Vietnam with transparent blue sea, white smooth sand, golden sunshine, and green mountains and forest.

3. Cham island (Hoi An)

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Cham island with its isolated beaches, intimate hotels and quiet atmosphere is always a dreamy attraction for people of all taste. For years, Cham still remains its original layout of the pale pink sands and the spectacular mountain as a backdrop.

It takes about 20 minutes to get to Cham Island from Cua Dai beach by boat. What impresses on people once visiting Cham is the basic living standard of local people. Unlike Hoi An, the local people in this little island don't have as much as modern facility as well as necessary service for living. There is no electricity at night, people usually set a camp-fire and gather around. It's also a good idea if you stay overnight in Cham island.

In the morning, waves slapping the shore will wake you up to see the amazing sunrise of the island. After breakfast, make your trip awesome with an underwater journey to observe coral reefs or head to see swallow’s nests around the island. Come to Cham island, you will be surrounded by nothing but the stunning nature.

Also read: Cham Island Tour

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Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

31km from Hoi An in the direction of the East Sea | Quang Nam, Hoi An 51000, Vietnam
Opening time: 08:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Cham Island is a group of 8 small islands, which has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve (Cu Lao Cham Marine Park).

4. Ca Mau (South of Vietnam)

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If Ha Giang-the north pole of Vietnam give you a grandiose mountainous landscapes, Ca Mau-the south pole of Vietnam will brings to you a pleasant and charming view of rain forest and waterways.

Ca Mau has a system of islands offshore such as Khoai island and Da Bac island that offer fabulous sightseeings of deep blue waters with numerous of granite heap up together. Ca Mau is also the only one city of Vietnam that has bird’s landing spot where draw many kinds of beautiful and rare birds. Apart from having chance to comprehend about unique animals and ecosystem here, you can also try some specialties of salt-marsh forest honey and other local foods.

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5. Long Lanh Pass (Central part of Vietnam)

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Long Lanh pass or Omega pass is the most beautiful road connecting Nha Trang and Da Lat. To catch a gorgeous moment of this pass you should wake up early in the morning and depart from the center of Da Lat city.

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The most ideal time is at 5 to 6:30 a.m when the white dew still covers the whole pass. It's when you realize how the saying "Natural beauty lies in the eyes of beholders". No camera can capture that magnificiant moment as your eyes.

When the sun rises and tears the morning dew in piece, a natural dazzling picture of green of forest, wooden houses gradually appears.

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Long Lanh Pass

ĐT723 tp. Đà Lạt Lâm Đồng Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Long Lanh (Shimmer) Pass is known for its radiant beauty in the early morning mist which also affectionately named Omega by tourists, derived from the graph-shape of the pass.

6. Si Ma Cai (Lao Cai, north of Vietnam)

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If you are an adventerous traveller, you will wish to ride a motorbike on the stretch of road leading to Si Ma Cai once in your life. Si Ma Cai is a small land top next to Chay river and about 95 km from Lao Cai city. Not famous as Sa Pa, Si Ma Cai is totally a desolate and forgoten area with grandiose sightseeing and immense Tam Giac Mach garden - a specific flower of the area. Tam Giac Mach flowers blossom in the end of autumn that attracts hundreds of tourists ever year. When you get there, you will definitely be enchanted by its natural charming beauty.

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7. Nam Du island

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Located in the Southeast area of Phu Quoc island, Nam Du island still remain the wild beauty of deep blue sea, white sand, sunshine and coral reef. It’s also considered as a small Ha Long bay in the South of Vietnam that offers unforgettable experience to tourists.

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Nam Du island is not only famous for outstanding and beautiful beaches but also the fresh and profuse seafood. Eating grilled fish and hanging out at night on the peak of large rocks are always in the must-do list for tourists. Come here, visitors can also learn how to collect coconuts and then taste the sweetness and freshment of coconut water that they have just collected.

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Nam Du Island

Nam Du Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:50 PM

Nam Du Archipelago, around 40 kilometers away from Phu Quoc Island, is becoming an attractive destination for backpackers heading to the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

8. Ly Son island (Central part of Vietnam)

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Ly Son island, located in Quang Ngai province, is about 30 km away from Sa Ky harbor where you have to take a boat to get to Ly Son and it takes 1 and half hour by speed boat until you put your feet on the island.
Your first impression on this island would be garlic smell. Don't be strange on this because garlic is a specialty of Ly Son besides seafood. Garlic is grown everywhere and every corner on this island. Anywhere you see soil, garlic is there. This small island grows the best garlic in the country and Ly Son Garlic is a familiar name known by everyone.

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Once you get the island, run up the highest hill and take a beautiful view over the sea.

Scientifically, this island was formed millions years ago due to volcanic eruptions. Now, it looks like thousands of rock layers stacking on each other shapes a huge hill. Seafood here is incredibly unreal. It's so easy and convinient to have a hand-to-mouth seafood dish in Ly Son.
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Ly Son Island

Lý Sơn District Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Ly Son Island in Quang Ngai Province, the 10-square-kilometer island with many historical, cultural relics and fascinating tourist attractions, is one of the country’s most amazing corners to explore.

9. Moc Chau Highland (North of Vietnam)

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"Poetic" is a general word to exactly describe the beauty of this misty paradise which pulls visitors' legs for more than twice. It seems like visiting here one time is never enough.
The temperature in MocChau is averagely never higher than 20 Celsius degrees all year round. This is the best place for anyone who wants to submerge themselves in nature, mountains, forests, lakes, plains, hills, caves, flowers and farms. You take your time to explore the mysterious landscapes here, visiting local ethnic groups and experience the simple life up here with them and enjoy all the mountainous specialties made by ethnic people.There are some places that should be paid a visit while you are here. Son MocHuong cave is a popular name for most tourists when they come to MocChau. From this cave entrance , you can view the whole MocChau town in your eyes. This cave was formed thousands years ago by mineral structures we call stalactites and stalagmites. Standing in here is like a fairy land.

Also read: Travel to Viet Nam by train

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The old pine hills are a complex zone of pine hills and a big lake in the middle. Paddling through the pines on the still lake is the most beautiful experience of your tour.
MocChau tea farm is one of the best destinations which tourists should not miss. Enjoying the green tea farm and watching the farmers collecting tea leaves in the early morning are amazing.

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Visiting ethnics villages and learning how they are living are all unforgettable moments. You can choose to live home-stay with the ethnic locals to experience the customs and traditions here, especially, to try out some special foods.
MocChau is far more beautiful than you could imagine.

Moc Chau Highland

Moc Chau District Son La Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Moc Chau is a marvelous plateau in Son La province, Viet nam. This landscape has different amazing beauty in different period of time. It’s the beauty of plum flowers and peach flowers in spring or of golden wild sunflowers in winter.

10. Buon Me Thuot (Central part of Vietnam)

Buon Me Thuot is the biggest city of DakLak province, a highland province in Viet Nam.
This highland city is much known for its natural sunshine, wind, enormous green coffee farms, Cần wine and gongs culture. BuônĐôn is a famous tourist attraction of Buon Me Thuot because this is where they raise and domesticate many elephants. Visitors are very interested in experiencing elephant riding in their life. The elephant will take you on a jungle tour.

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Dray Sap, Dray Nur and Gia Long waterfall complex is a beautiful destination to take pictures of a spectacular sight. Living with ethnic people in the village is the greatest experience on the tour. It is the opportunity to live with a feature of traditional culture, arts and music. You can spend much of your time on the foods and gala nights by the campfire , singing and dancing while drinking Can wine.

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Don't ever forget to pay a visit to coffee village in Buon Me Thuot. They have the best coffee in Viet Nam here. You spend some time at the coffee village , enjoy the coffee and buy some for friends as souvenirs.

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It's never enough time to talk or to visit all the beautiful places of interest in Viet Nam. Everywhere you choose and put your step on, it should be a great place to visit and you carve into your memory another sweet experience. Viet Nam is endowed with many awesome places for tourists around the world to come.

Buon Me Thuot

Buon Ma Thuot Đắk Lắk Province Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Buon Ma Thuot, or sometimes Buôn Ma Thuật, Buôn Ma Thuật or Ban Mê Thuột), is the capital city of Daklak Province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

11. Ninh Thuan

Ninh Thuan has a peaceful and quite beauty of white sand area, sunshine and breeze. Come to Ninh Thuan tourists can wallow into the pure seawater and play with the waves in Ca Na beach or Vinh Hy bay. If you want to make the most of gorgeous beaches here in the morning, afternoon is a perfect time for you to come and contemplate the mysterious splendors of Po Klong Gara tower-one of the most age-old historical monuments of Champa kingdom. Other interesting places for tourists to visit areMy Nghiep village-a famous weave village of Champa people, Bau Truc hand-made pottery villag, Nam Cuong gorgeous sandy hill or you can try your best to trekking up to Chua mountain. Ninh Thuan is truly a fascinating destination for those who love traveling and adventure.

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Ninh Thuan

Ninh Thuan, Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Ninh Thuan is a province in the coastal Southern Central region, located in an important geographic position between the 3 major economic regions.

12. Y Ty

Y Ty, 2000 meters above sea level, leans against the range of mountains names Nhiu Do San that has the top over 2600 meters high. This place is covered with cloud all year round and sun shines just for hours a day. You will be enthralled by the beauty of the zigzag mountain paths which are overshadowed by the shade of trees, leads to Y Ty. Come to Y Ty in the winter, tourists can have feeling that they are in a tropical country and get experiences of play in the snow and contemplate the ethnics’ wooden houses that appear and disappear alternately in the mist.

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Y Ty

Y Tý Bát Xát Lào Cai Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Y Ty, one of the poorest communes in Lao Cai Province's Bat Xat District, has become an attractive tourism destination in recent years due to its natural beauty.

13. Binh Dinh (Bình Định)

Binh Dinh is in the central of Vietnam that has the beautiful beaches spread out for 134km. the most famous beaches here are Queen beach, Xep beach, Tan Khanh Beach or Vinh Hoi beach. Apart from beautiful beaches, Binh Dinh also has 32 gorgeous islands and most these islands are till primeval that attract many tourists and adventurers come and explore. This place not only has amazing divers natural heritages but also has many historical and cultural monuments like 7 groups of old towers of Champa people and 52 the ruins of temples and architectures of Champa people. Seafood is also a good point of this land that makes tourists aspire to back here one more time.

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Binh Dinh

Binh Dinh, Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Binh Dinh is located on the coast of Central Vietnam and is divided into four clear-cut regions: highlands, midlands, plains, and coast.

14. Phu Yen (Phú Yên)

Phu Yen is a coastal province of Vietnam that has 3 side surrounded by ranges of mountain and divers ecological system. It must be excited for tourists to see the primeval and mysterious landscape here. Especially the cliffs of stone plates name Ghenh Da Dia-rock masterpieces of mother of nature that only exists in 3 countries in the world: Korea, Australia a Vietnam. Besides, historical and cultural monuments and specialties food are also the attractive points in Phu Yen that tourist desire to find out.

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Phu Yen

Phu Yen, Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Phu Yen is a coastal province in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is the easternmost province of Vietnam's mainland.

15. Phu Quy island

Phu Quy is a perfect place for tourists those who want to be away from animation. This place has a primeval and poetic beauty that nowhere can compare with. You can enjoy the deep pure blue sea here with white sandy beaches spreading out for tens of km or you can visit peaceful pagodas like Linh Son pagoda. 120 km away from Phan Thiet city, Phu Quy island is as a unpolished pearl with the whole wild and natural landscapes that can melt away your anxiety of daily life.

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Phu Quy Island

Phu Quy, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Phu Quy is a small island located about 100 km from Phan Thiet city. Only the rocky, northern half of the island is inhabited, with a population of 20,698 people.

It's never enough time to talk or to visit all the beautiful places of interest in Viet Nam. Everywhere you choose and put your step on, it should be a great place to visit and you carve into your memory another sweet experience. Viet Nam is endowed with many awesome places for tourists around the world to come

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Catherine

My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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