Do you think you know Vietnam? Think again! Sometimes the best of Vietnam travel is found in places without electricity or running water. So once you’ve checked off the most famous destinations in Vietnam from your list, your next question might be, “What else can I do in my own country?” Here’s your answer!
1. NINH BINH
Ninh Binh: Proud Owner of a Majestic Countryside Enveloped by Towering Limestone Hills and Winding Waterways. Explore the Beautiful Trang An Caves, Vân Long Nature Reserve, and Mua Cave. Take in Nature at Tam Coc – Bich Dong, with Its Submerged Limestone Rocks and Beautiful Mountain Temples. Tam Coc Garden (Truly Authentic Nature Resort) Offers a Rural-Style, Single-Story Accommodation, Where Restaurant Ingredients Are Grown Organically on Site. Need a Place in the City? The Family-Owned Vancouver Ninh Binh Hotel Serves a Homestyle Breakfast and Even Provides Travel Tips!
2. PHU QUOC ISLAND
Once a Little-known Fishing Outpost, It’s Now Famed for Its Curving Beaches, Coral Reefs, and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. No Shirt? No Shoes? No Problem! Live Like a Beach Bum on This Rising Island, Surrounded by Some of Vietnam’s Most Beautiful Beaches, Including the Postcard-Worthy Sao Beach, the Leisurely Bai Dai, and the Party-Happy Bai Truong. Eat Fresh Crab at a Floating Restaurant in Ham Ninh Fishing Village, or Rent a Boat and Catch Your Own Dinner! During Dry Season, Explore the Stunning Islands of the An Thoi Archipelago. Check-in at Cassia Cottage Resort for Quiet, Small Beachfront Bungalows or Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island for World-Class Amenities and Easy Access to Nightlife and Beach Bars at Long Beach Resort.
3. PÙ LUÔNG NATURE RESERVE
Get Lost in the Remote Pù Luông Nature Reserve Tracing Brooklets Along Beautifully Carved Terraced Rice Fields. With Every Step, You’ll Travel Back in Time Walking Along the Long Trail to Remote Villages, Where Families Welcomingly Host Visitors in Traditional Stilt Houses. Need a Rustic Stay? Check-in at Bản Hiêu Garden Lodge or Bản Kho Mường Homestays. Want Modern and Chic? Try Pù Luông Retreat. Panoramic Views and Local Art Decor Provide the Perfect Setting to Relax, Dine Under the Stars with Traditional Thai Cuisine Cooked by In-House Chefs, and Paddle Bamboo Rafts on the River.
4. MAI CHÂU
Life Slows Down in Mai Châu, a Four-Hour Day Trip from Hanoi. Arrange a Tour of the Limestone Mountains and Valley Rice Fields with Mai Châu Ecolodge. Check-in to Relax and Take in the Forest View from Your Private Hilltop, and Connect with Culture Through Indigenous Art Decorating Each Room’s Walls.