01.08.2021, 09:09

Top ‘walking tourism’ destinations in Vietnam

According to the evaluation of visitors, Da Lat, Sa Pa … are destinations for walking to discover nature while Da Nang, Vung Tau … are for walking along the beautiful beaches.

At the end of July, booking website Booking.com announced the top destinations for Awe walk in Vietnam when the epidemic is pushed back. Awe walk is an activity of walking or walking, focusing on the outside landscape to feel new perspectives, even with familiar places. According to research in the journal Emotion, this form of travel can help reduce stress, improve mental health, improve health, and add positive emotions. Visitors can walk in the middle of nature, in the water or enjoy the architecture and art space, or immerse themselves in the bustle of the cities.

Walking in the middle of nature

Da Lat, Sa Pa and Ninh Binh are the top 3 destinations for walking to discover nature highly appreciated by tourists, with fresh air and green landscapes.

Top ‘walking tourism’ destinations in Vietnam
Purple phoenix season in Dalat in mid-March. Photo: Tran Quang Anh.

Coming to Da Lat, do not forget to enjoy and discover the local beauty, with scenic spots such as Elephant Waterfall, Linh An Pagoda, Van Thanh Flower Village. Sa Pa possesses a majestic mountainous landscape, with terraced fields and villages hidden on the mountainside. There are countless interconnected trail systems for walking, enjoying the tranquility and fresh air. Located in the UNESCO world heritage complex in Ninh Binh, the limestone mountains, underground rivers, diverse cave systems and primeval forests offer visitors an ideal opportunity to explore the world. Walk, relax and feel overwhelmed by nature.

Walking by the beach

When you visit the three cities of Da Nang, Vung Tau and Nha Trang, take a deep breath and feel the taste of the sea, listen to the waves crashing on the shore and feel the grains of sand on the soles of your feet. These destinations are also ideal for enjoying the beauty of sunrise and sunset.

Experiencing the beach in Da Nang, you will find yourself being absorbed in a vast ocean that is sinking behind the vast green forests on the horizon. Bring yourself a pair of comfortable shoes and explore the beautiful fishing villages. During the day, admire the beauty of Champa architecture in Nha Trang, or the high sea view from the famous lighthouse in Vung Tau.

Dawn on the coastal city of Nha Trang. Photo: Trung Huynh.

Awe walk around the riverbank

No need for a grandiose space, visitors can enjoy peaceful walks by the river at the top 3 places to Hoi An, Hue and Can Tho. The dreamy city ​​of Hue is a destination for you to stroll peacefully along the banks of the Perfume River, with long trails hidden in the shade. Here, not only feel the peace, visitors also enjoy the fresh air.

The red phoenix blooms on the banks of the Huong River. Photo: Le Huy Hoang Hai.

About 3-4 hours away by car is the ancient town of Hoi An, which still retains the architecture of hundreds of years ago with intertwined streets, through rows of typical yellow houses, adorned with red lanterns. The best thing in the old town is definitely the pedestrian-friendly roads, cycling without worrying about danger from other vehicles.

Can Tho city is also a perfect place to stroll along the river at any time of the day. Here you will find a wealth of old houses, beautiful river views, convenient waterways, floating markets and plenty of cafes and eateries.

Walking in the city

If you can’t leave the city, try strolling at the monuments, zoo, or botanical gardens in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Explore the city from your own feet, bringing real and sometimes strange experiences where you live, from busy streets to hundred-year-old culinary alleys. In addition to the skyscrapers in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can see the nostalgic streets of Hoi An. Sometimes, walking doesn’t need a specific destination and the roads will lead you to the best experiences.

In front of the city post office in the days of separation. Photo: Ngo Tran Hai An. Follow vnexpress

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