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Top tourist destinations in Vietnam: 6 places you need to visit if you want to explore Vietnam in 2023 – 2024

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In 2023 and 2024, many travelers will choose unique and unknown destinations as hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Booking.com also explores more booking trends for travelers in Vietnam to share the 10 hot spots many travelers are choosing to prepare for their trips, including unique and lesser-known destinations with hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau’s Thang Tam Commune is a hidden gem in the center of a seaside paradise

When people think of Vung Tau, they frequently picture its stunning beaches, windswept highlands, or mouthwatering seafood. But for those who adore spiritual culture, Thang Tam Commune, one of Vung Tau’s important service and tourist wards, is also an interesting and stunning location. Visit Thang Tam Temple, which is made up of the three relics Thang Tam Temple, Ba Temple, and Ca Ong Mausoleum, if you can. Many visitors come here to pray for peace and luck in addition to seeing the ancient architecture and priceless cultural-historical treasures.

  • Rainy season: May – October and has the southwest monsoon.
  • Dry season: November – April and has the Northeast monsoon.

Tay Ninh – A getaway close to home

Tay Ninh
Tay Ninh – Source: Internet

The day excursion to Tay Ninh, which is only a 2-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, is a great option for people wishing to get away from the bustle of the city. Tay Ninh is home to the highest mountain in Southern Vietnam, Ba Den Mountain, as well as one of Vietnam’s most alluring indigenous religions, the Cao Dai religion.

For culture enthusiasts, the Holy House of Cao Dai is a place to be noticed. It is one of Asia’s most unique and incredible religious structures, blending the architectural patterns of the French cathedral, the Chinese temple’s intricate design and the mosque’s magnificence.

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Meo Vac (Ha Giang) – The paradise of the national culture

Meo Vac
Meo Vac – Source: Internet

A lovely little valley, Meo Vac is encircled by limestone mountains. It is home to the H’Mong ethnic group – an excellent destination for 84% of Vietnamese tourists who want authentic local cultural experiences. For the 70% of Vietnamese tourists who wish to sample new foods when traveling in 2023- 2024, Thang Co, a delicacy created from the internal organs of cows, pigs, and buffaloes and grilled on a huge skillet, is a dish not to be missed.

Riding a motorcycle up Ma Pi Leng Pass to view the gorgeous mountains, the winding green Nho Que river, and the moss-covered stilt homes veiled by floating clouds will be the only way for adventurers or photographers to really experience Meo Vac. According to experience traveling to Meo Vac – Ha Giang, people can visit this place at any time of the year. Each time has a unique beauty, with a colorful, constantly changing outfit unlike any other season. You must also pay attention to seasonal characteristics to prepare the necessary furniture. Typically, winter will last from October to April of the following year, the rainy season will start from April to September, and the remaining is the dry season.

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Cam Ranh (Khanh Hoa) – The best-kept secret beach

Cam Ranh
Cam Ranh – Source: Internet

Suppose the thrill of experiencing an undiscovered place completely excites you and you’ve always wanted to visit less crowded beaches. In that case, Cam Ranh, the quiet seaside town adjacent to the famous Nha Trang may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Although not famous for its “sea-loving festival”, it is a perfect quiet stop for 87% of Vietnamese tourists, who said their mood would immediately change in a more positive direction when they see the sea. It is also home to Vietnam’s largest floating pontoon park, ensuring visitors with exciting, thrilling experiences such as flying parachutes, water motorcycles, scuba diving, and banana boat rides.

Cam Ranh experiences a moderate climate. There are just two seasons in this climate: the dry and rainy seasons. In particular, the rainy season will focus mainly on the last months of the year (from September to December).

Travel to Cam Ranh from March to August for the best experiences. Right now, the weather is gorgeous and sunny. The sea is calm and suitable for sea and island groups. The last months of the year in Cam Ranh have a lot of rain but are still basically sunny. However, please pay attention to the weather in advance to prepare for the trip best.

Pu Luong (Thanh Hoa) – The “green staircase” for nature lovers

Pu Luong
Pu Luong – Source: Internet

Pu Luong, which is home to a variety of flora and fauna ecosystems, is known for its stunning forests, terraced farms, and rich cultural traditions of the nearby ethnic minority settlements. It is the perfect destination for travelers who love nature and want to explore new lands, of which 76% of Vietnamese tourists wish to experience a new lifestyle and hear a new language (49%). Pu Luong features attractive, historic villages where tourists can discover local crafts including weaving, embroidery, and basket making. With 77% of Vietnamese tourists wanting the money they spend while traveling to be given back to the local community, this will be an excellent place to learn something new while still being able to support local businesses and help preserve timeless traditions.

Pu Luong’s travel knowledge indicates that you should plan to visit us during the following times:

  • Late May – early June: This is when the fields in Pu Luong enter the new crop, so everywhere will be covered with a gentle and fresh green color of new rice.
  • September or October: This is the most ideal time because at this time, all the fields and terraced fields are wearing a shiny yellow shirts.
  • f you don’t come to Pu Luong during the “golden times” as above, you can go here at any season of the year. Because the air here is airy and fresh all year round.

Pleiku (Gia Lai) – “The muse” of majestic nature

Pleiku
Pleiku – Source: Internet

The great thing about Pleiku, the city of Gia Lai province, is that it retains its pristine natural beauty and rustic indigenous culture. This location, known as the “green lung” of the central highlands of Vietnam, is home to historic sites and verdant woods. Visitors can visit the Sea of Lakes, formed from an extinct crater. In addition, you certainly must catch delicious dishes such as dried pho, crab noodle soup and grilled chicken with blue rice.

Minority ethnic groups like the Bahnar and the Jrai have a long history in Pleiku. Rong houses, tombs, tomb statues, traditional festivals, especially the Central Highlands gong cultural space – an intangible masterpiece of humanity that UNESCO has recognized will satisfy anyone who loves indigenous culture.

There are distinct rainy and dry seasons in Pleiku. The dry season, which lasts from November of the previous year to April of the following year, is also the best time to visit Pleiku. March is coffee flower season, and in November – December, wild sunflowers start to bloom. Traveling in the dry season helps you travel conveniently but also enables you to experience the most typical flower seasons of the Central Highlands.

Traveling to Pleiku around April: May, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Rain Praying Festival. In the end of the every year, you will experience the New Rice Festival, the Year-end village worship festival, and the Buffalo Stabbing Festival (The largest and most unique traditional festival in the Central Highlands).

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