The most mind-blowing Vietnam landscapes – The beauty of contrast

Vietnam’ s beauty comes from its contrast geography. From rich-soiled, coffee-producing highlands to rice-cultivating tropical lowlands, the range of incredible Vietnam landscapes would never stop surprising visitors. We have collected the top 7 must-see features that you should visit at least one time on your tour in Vietnam.

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Vietnam’s most stunning landscapes. Are you ready to explore?

Son Doong Cave

In the last decade, Son Doong at Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh Province – the world’s largest cave was officially discovered. This cave is one of the most captivating destinations that keen adventurers can experience in Southeast Asia.

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Son Doong – The largest cave in the world

After 2-5 million years, Son Doong Cave has a unique eco-system inside and its own localized weather system. Visitors would be surprised by the spectacular scenery of numerous stalactites (some of them are more than 70m high) of this Vietnam landscapes and its diversified system of flora and fauna. However, enjoying Son Doong Cave’s beauty is not a reward for the fainted- heart because it is an adventure like no other. You must go through intense jungle trekking, river crossing and camping inside the cave to arrive at the end of the cave which is not for people who do not have enough physical demands.

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is located in Quang Ninh Province, in the northeastern part of Vietnam. The bay constitutes part of the western bank of Tonkin Gulf including 1969 islands of various sizes, 989 of which have been given the name. It is perhaps the crown jewel of Vietnam’s beauty which is recognized by UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage two times.

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Ha Long Bay – UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Its beauty comes after 1000 years of geological events including the advance of the sea, the raising of the bay area, and the strong erosion which formed coral, pure blue and salted water here. Ha Long Bay features tropical ocean ecosystems such as the ecosystem of coral reefs, the ecosystem of salt water flooded forests and it also has the ecosystem of tropical rain forests. It is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic fauna species which make this place an ideal destination for nature lovers.

Terraced rice fields 

This landscape in Vietnam was voted as one of the seven most beautiful and impressive ones of Asia and the world. This kind of structure appears in mountainous areas in the North of Vietnam such as Sapa (Lao Cai Province), Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai Province) and Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang Province). Terraced rice field with the heart-catching beauty is “a perfect handshake” between man and nature.

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Mu Cang Chai – Land of terraced rice fields

The amazing thing is, due to time, this picture changes its own color from the starting of new crop to green rice and ripe rice. In April and May, the surface of terraced fields shines like a pure lake which reflects the contrast of reddish brown of soil, the deep blue sky, and the green surrounding forests. In June and July, fully-grown paddy rice and forest trees spread the green out from the foot to top of mountains like a green carpet stretching from the foot to heaven line which cannot be found anywhere else. After autumn ends, the terraced rice fields look like golden silk scarves above green mountain slopes. Don’t forget these “golden time” to capture the most amazing views of them.

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Impressive Terraced Rice Fields in Sa Pa, Vietnam

Golden Bridge

Recently, there are several photos of a new bridge which have been share and gone viral on social media and attract hordes of guests in Da Nang, Vietnam. Its name is “Golden Bridge” – Cau Vang. It is shaped like a pair of giant stone hands emerge from the forested hills which are lifting a glowing bridge toward the sky. Though this bridge is newly built, it appears as if constructed thousand years ago. Standing on the bridge, tourists can overlook magnificent mountain ranges in Da Nang and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Ba Na Hills at the same time, and don’t forget your camera and capture the view.

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A giant pair of hands lifts Golden Bridge into the sky

Beside The Dragon Bridge, Marble Mountain, Ling Ung Pagoda, Son Tra Peninsula, etc. in Da Nang, Golden Bridge with an amazing and unique architectural style is another must-go destination of this central Vietnam city.

Photo: Jason

Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc island is described as a pearl with the surrounding untouched beauty which always makes adventurers eager to explore. Many photos of idyllic beaches and crystal clear water in Phu Quoc make people wondering if they are so well-photoshopped. This southernmost island is home to 20 unspoiled beaches, it’s no doubt that this is a secret place for young people to get away from hustle and bustle of modern, busy city life.

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Discover Vietnam’s hidden paradise island – Phu Quoc Island

This tropical paradise is also an ideal destination for couples in their honeymoon week because of its charming. Especially when the sun sets, this island reveals its peaceful beauty gradually which is unknown for a long time. You may have not seen Phu Quoc as a picture with two main colors: black and orange. The sun looks like a light dims to a small orange circle with its rays spread softly across the water and this picture is dotted with silhouetted fishing boats in the background. Imagine you are holding her hands, walking on white ice scream soft sand along the beach in the fresh air as the sun sets, it must be one of the experiences worth trying at least once in a lifetime.

Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta is considered as one of the most appealing destinations in the world with its breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage that will leave tourists the most wonderful moments. This largest rice basket in Vietnam is always covered with picturesque green paddies and lush orchards of tropical fruits. This 15000 square meter delta is also home to several riverside villages and floating markets.

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A part of the floating market in Mekong Delta, Vietnam

By taking a day along the narrow canals of the Mekong River, you can feel the magic of this place like exploring floating markets, Buddhist temples, colonial structures, fish farms,  enjoying local fruits such as coconut, orange, etc and coconut candy, and learn about traditional costumes – “Ba Ba”.

Sand dunes in Mui Ne

Mui Ne, Viet Nam might be one of the most special Vietnam landscapes on this list. You don’t need to go to Sahara desert to take photograph with sand dunes while there is a special one in Vietnam. Mui Ne is famous for its enormous red and white sand dunes.

White Sand Dunes (Doi Cat Trang) should be one of the world’s natural wonders. Actually, this destination was featured on the list of “19 places in South East Asia that could change your life” of Huffington Post. Come here and you will understand why. Unlike the White Sand Dune is located really close to gorgeous beaches in Vietnam. Try to come here, put your bare foot on the sand and discover the magic of the Creator.

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Immense White Sand Dunes Mui Ne

Red Sand Dunes (Doi Hong) offer a better location for capturing dramatic moments on film and sand sledding. These dunes have the color of rusty red/ brown color which become absolutely amazing when the sun sets. You can jump, slide or just simply run through the dunes to feel the harmony of human and nature.

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A beautiful corner of Red Sand Dunes and White Sand Dunes

We believe the list of stunning Vietnamese landscapes still goes on. However, it would be much greater if you can contact us via email: booking@asianwaytravel.com or hotline : (84-243) 7 755 888. so we can have our own experiences and unforgettable moments together!

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