18.09.2020, 11:15

Coastal towns in Vietnam that appeal to tourists

Vietnam has many must-see destinations for domestic and foreign tourists. On the “S-shaped strip of land”, whether on the coast or in the mountains, there is a unique beauty that few countries can match.

While beautiful mountain sites are must-see destinations for lovers of the great outdoors and adventure, the coastal provinces are ideal for quiet family vacations.

Quang Ninh

Ha Long Bay and its 3000 limestone islands is one of the most popular places for visitors to Southeast Asia. It is recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage.

The 200m high Bai Tho Mountain - the city's “telescope” by the bay, which is one of Ha Long's most attractive tourist destinations. Photo: Huynh Van Truyen
Coastal towns in Vietnam that appeal to tourists
Ha Long Bay is one of the most popular places in the country for international tourists. Photo: Huynh Van Truyen

Thua Thien-Hue

When talking about Hue, many people often think of mausoleums, Truong Tien Bridge, Dong Ba Market, Huong River, Ngu Mountain or Thien Mu Pagoda. In addition to the above places, photographers often visit Dam Chuon, a lagoon located at Tam Giang in Phu An commune, Phu Vang district. Dam Chuon is about 100 hectares wide and appears brilliantly at dawn.

In addition, a Hue destination must include Lang Co. This bay, located just at the foot of Hai Van Pass, has a fairytale beauty Lang Co has been honored to be among the most beautiful bays in the world.

Floating market in Dam Chuon. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Dawn in Dam Chuon. Photo: Le Huy Hoang Hai.

Lang Co Beach Photo: Vu Minh Quan.

Da Nang

The city attracts tourists with its many beautiful beaches. Its bridges spanning the Han River, with different shapes and architectures, such as the swing bridge, the Dragon, Tran Thi Ly and Thuan Phuoc bridges, are also one of its attractions.

In recent years, one of the places that attracts the most tourists is the Son Tra peninsula, where there is the statue of a Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara 67 m high, who stands with his back on the mountain, facing the Wed

Da Nang seen from the Ba Na Hills. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

The swing bridge and the Dragon Bridge over the Han River. Photo: Tuan Le.

Thuan Phuoc Bridge spans the Han River. Photo: Dao Quang Tuyen.

The 67m tall Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara sits on the Son Tra Peninsula. Photo: Dao Quang Tuyen - Quang Ngoc.

Quang Nam

Quang Nam is home to the ancient city of Hoi An, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999. Hoi An is located 28 km south of Da Nang.

Arriving in Quang Nam, visitors can take a train !!!!!!!!! high-speed hydrofoil to the beautiful island of Cu Lao Cham. The period from March to August is suitable for a tour. At the moment, the weather is warm, sunny and the sea calm. The remaining months often have storms, rough seas.

The ancient city of Hoi An on the Hoai River. Photo: Hoang Ha.

Cu Lao Cham Island. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Quang Ngai

The island district of Ly Son is 15 nautical miles from the mainland (approximately 27 km). Although the island is quite small, it remains a top destination on the tourist map. This place conquers visitors with its pristine landscapes, garlic fields and peaceful pace of life.

To Vo Stone Arch, Thoi Loi Summit, Be Island, Mu Cu Islet, Ly Son Mast or Hang Pagoda are all famous landmarks of Ly Son.

Ly Son Island seen from above. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Binh Dinh

Ky Co is a strip of golden sand in the shape of an arc, soft as a coiled silk, embracing blue water.

Eo Gio becomes an ideal destination for backpackers with its white sand beach that stretches out at the foot of the mountains. The rocks here come in many different shapes and sizes, with the cliffs reaching straight out to the sea creating a majestic scene.

Ky Co and Eo Gio. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Thi Nai Bridge, in Quy Nhon Town, consists of the main bridge over Thi Nai Lagoon, 5 small bridges spanning the Ha Thanh River. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Phu Yen

Besides the rocky slope of Da Dia, Phu Yen is also famous for Cape Dai Lanh. This branch of the Truong Son mountain range belongs to the Dong Hoa district. Dai Lanh Lighthouse was built at the end of the 19th century. It is one of the first sunrise spots on the Vietnamese mainland.

The lighthouse tower is 110 meters above sea level and can signal light up to 27 nautical miles (approximately 40 km), fulfilling an important task in guiding ships at sea.

The rocky slope of Da Dia. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Dai Lanh Lighthouse. Photo: Hoang Ha.

Khanh Hoa

According to many tourists, Nha Trang is one of the Vietnamese cities where life is good.

Nha Trang is now a famous seaside resort with around 5 million visitors per year. On the 12 km of coastline along Tran Phu Street stand hundreds of tall buildings.

Nha Trang Beach. Photo: Hoang Ha.

Hon Khoi Salt Field and Diep Son Island. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Ninh Thuan

About 8 km southeast of Phan Rang Town, the impressive Nam Cuong Dune belongs to Tuan Tu Cham Village, An Hai Township, Ninh Phuoc District.

In addition, another popular tourist destination is Rai Cave. In the morning, the sea of ​​Hang Rai becomes fanciful and sparkling, waves of white foam, the ancient coral beach reddens. Many families and groups choose to camp here overnight to watch the sunrise.

Vinh Hy Bay is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Ninh Thuan. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Cape Dinh. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Dawn at Rai Cave. Photo: Hoang Ha.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau

When talking about Vung Tau, people often think of oil and gas platforms or industrial parks. The port of Cai Mep - Thi Vai, which stretches over 20 km, experienced the fastest growth in the world in 2017. It is one of the 21 ports in the world that can accommodate ships of up to 200000 tons.

Every year, Vung Tau Beach is also one of the places that attracts tourists to relax, especially during vacation and Tet.

Fishermen on the coast of Vung Tau. Photo: Vu Minh Quan.

Port of Cai Mep. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Kien Giang

The island district of Phu Quoc is the most touristic place in the Southwest. The “Pearl Island” is ranked 7th in Tripadvisor's list of emerging destinations. According to this site, Phu Quoc, with its white sand beaches, is the most famous maritime tourist destination in the world. Experiences to try in Phu Quoc may include scuba diving, canoeing, squid fishing…

The island district has 22 islands, the largest of which is 580 km², 49 km long. The small group of islands in An Thoi Harbor are separated from the southern tip of the island by a strait more than 60 meters deep.

The fishing village of Rach Vem. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

The seaport of An Thoi. Photo: Quang Ngoc.

Overview of Ha Tien Town, Kien Giang. Photo: Pham Ngon.

Besides Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province has another attractive place: Ha Tien City. It is the maritime gateway to some countries such as Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and 20 km from the port of Kep (Cambodia), 40 km from Phu Quoc and 340 km from Ho Chi Minh City./.