Being favored with the warm and comfortable weather around the year, together with uniquely beautiful destinations, Southern Vietnam has been popularly selected by many visitors as the region to spend their vacation in Vietnam. If you're planning a trip to Southern Vietnam & would love to know where to visit , this writting is just right for you.

Top highlighted places worth your visit in Southern Vietnam.

Would you love to bathe yourselves in warm & comfortable climate? Beach breaks on stunningly sandy beaches to leisure & enjoy suntans? Or you love to be surrounded with authentic rural landscapes of green gardens, floating markets & friendly locals?If those questions are dominating your mind when planning your short vacation to Vietnam, we will definitely recommend you a visit to the South of Vietnam.

Southern Vietnam -HCM city

Southern Vietnam has everything to meet your travel needs – local culture, rich history, daily city life, beautiful beaches, amazing waterfalls, and even tranquil life along the Mekong Delta. You’ll have plenty of relaxing days and getaway adventures to fulfill your travel thirst. Trips to the South of Vietnam, don’t miss the following " TOP 8 PLACES TO VISIT IN SOUTHERN VIETNAM". Each place has its own beauty that will surely bring you great trips of lifetime experiences in Vietnam.

1. Ho Chi Minh city - the biggest & the most dynamic city of Vietnam.

Previously known as Sai Gon, Ho Chi Minh is the largest metropolitan city of Vietnam and the main hub of the southern region.It has shaken off the image of a war-torn city to become a thriving metropolis, challenging Singapore, Bangkok and the other traditional powerhouses of Southeast Asia.

Ho Chji Minh city

A visit to Ho Chi Minh city, you can easily encounter a lot of skyscrapers (the famous Landmark 81), tall buildings, luxurious and modern hotels, convenient restaurants as well as people dressing Western-style clothes.Moreover, prepare yourselves chances to explore typical highlights of the city such as Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office... & Cu Chi tunnels, which give you great insights of the city's history, architecture & people.

As a nice gateway of Southern Vietnam, from Ho Chi Minh city, you can extend your further exploration to some amazing off-shore islands of Phu Quoc,Con Dao; or to Mekong Delta, coastal beach cities like Vung Tau, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang; or to Central & Northern Vietnam.

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2. Mekong Delta - the area of unique floating markets & fruitful gardens in Vietnam

Being known as the "rice basket" of Vietnam, Mekong Delta is a top choice among tourists doing trips to Southern Vietnam.Mekong is the largest delta featuring its endless green landscapes of rice paddy fields & fruit gardens, and authentic people life along the rivers.You can easily catch typical scenes of the countryside such as children riding on the backs of water buffalo, farmers doing their farm work at the fields, rustic villages with small lanes along the rivers, flocks of storks flying around a sanctuary at dusk, Khmer monks walking mindfully, and locals scampering over monkey bridges or rowing boats on the delta’s maze of channels....

The most interesting activity that many tourists love to experience in Mekong Delta is to take part in real-life floating markets only have in this region to be named as Cai Rang ,Cai Be, Phong Dien floating markets, where vendors float around on boats with fresh produce and other goods to exchange daily.How breathtaking & authentic you will feel about when attending a typical floating market in this delta !

Mekong delta boat row

For Mekong Delta exploration, you can take a day trip from Ho Chi Minh city, but it will be better in a 2-3 day travel itinerary on a Mekong River Cruise, you can get the most out of the colorful life in the Mekong Delta.On board, you can get the firsthand experience of the delta without sacrificing comfort and privacy. Between the route, the cruise will stop for your exploration of local villages on foot or by bike, and of course a visit to local floating markets. 

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3. Vung Tau, a place for the convergence of beautiful beaches

Just 100 km far from Ho Chi Minh city, you can easily approach the coastal city of Vung Tau in 1.5 hour drive.You may get bored with the hustle & bustle in Sai Gon & would love to be surrounded with beautiful beaches & sea, Vung Tau could be an ideal choice for your family break

Vung Tau city beach

Along the 20km coastline, Vung Tau has many beautiful beaches such as Truoc (Front), Sau (Back), Vong Nguyet, Dua (Pineapple), etc. All are ideal for sunbathing, swimming and leisure. Situated in Vung Tau Peninsula, Vung Tau City is one of a few places on the mainland where  you can admire sunrise and sunset on the sea beautifully.In addition, Vung Tau city also has many unique relics such as Vung Tau Lighthouse, Jesus Statue, Niet Ban Tinh Xa Pagoda, Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda, Long Son Large House, etc.

4. Nha Trang - the coastal city of beautiful white sand beaches

Nha Trang has been famous as the city of most beautiful beaches with crystal blue water in Vietnam for a long time.This coastal city offers you not only the amazing landscape of wonderful long beaches and bay; but also various water sport activities, from scuba diving, hiking, snorkeling to kite surfing.The weather is warm around the year - really ideal for any beach break makers.

Trip to Nha Trang, you can make one - hour flights from Ho Chi Minh city, stay in a high-end resort with front beach view, it is great to leisure & escape this way.For some outdoor funs, you can join in tours to cruise Nha Trang bay with fishing villages & off-shore islands, or to sightsee some Nha Trang's highlights : Po Nagar Cham Tower or Long Son pagoda with some hikes, which will share you about the history of the region & nice capitavation of the city.

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5. Mui Ne, the desert of golden sand in Vietnam

Mui Ne means the hiding cape where the fishermen get in here to hide the storms on their fishing days.This cape is located between Ho Chi Minh city & Nha Trang and can only be accessed by roads & rails thru Phan Thiet city.That is why Mui Ne is still less touristy though it owns a lot of tourism potentials.
Travelling to Mui Ne, besides beautiful beaches of deep blue sea along the coast, travellers can be inspired by the iconic Red and White Sand Dunes of scenic beauty, which can only found the area of Mui Ne - Vietnam.For beautiful photography & cool weather to play around, it is suggested to visit those Saharan-like red deserts at sunrise or sunset.To the nature lovers & adventurers, it will be a big thrill to do kite surfing on beaches or some hiking in Ta Cu mountains which will give you a dramatic captivation of surrounding landscapes of white and red sand dunes, verdant trees, colourful flowers, and coconut palms.

6. Con Dao island, a hidden paradise for your great escape in Vietnam

Con Dao Island is a group of 16 islands off the Southern Coast of Vietnam. During French & American wars, those islands were ever used as the prisons to jail Vietnamese political prisoners and was nicknamed as "the hell on earth".Their remains are still available with informative museums for your detailed insights of this land & the prisoners's life in the past.

Together with its history, Con Dao possesses its pristine beauty with mostly unspoiled beaches, forests and turquoise waters, and a strictly-protected national park.

If you’re looking for more quietness in a paradise and get to know about the black history of this island, consider going to Con Dao Islands. Tourism hasn’t developed yet so many of the beaches and snorkeling opportunities are unspoiled.It will be a trip of great memory if you can do boat ride to Bay Canh island swimming on beaches & watch the sea turtles laying their eggs between June & September.

Con Dao island

From Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can take a bus to Ba Ria-Vung Tau province or Soc Trang province. It will take about two to four hours, and then a high-speed boat to Con Dao Island will take about four hours. Or, visitors can save time by taking a flight from HCM City to Vung Tau city, which will take an hour

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7. Da Latthe city of the eternal spring in Vietnam

Da Lat is a highland city developed by the French in Central Highland Vietnam.The all-year-around climate is cool & pleasant so the scenery is green & abundant with flowers & vegetables.For years, Da Lat has popularly been chosen as a destination for honey moon vacation among wedding couples in Vietnam.In Da Lat, a variety of hills, springs, waterfalls combine harmoniously to form the charming natural scenery. Therefore, anyone setting foot on here will fall in love at first sight with this land. The nature of Da Lat brings people not only happiness but health and the life love.

Da Lat - Vietnam

Best time to visit Da Lat is in dry season between November & April when you can experience the highest temperature in the year & the lowest one.The sky is always bright and the weather is pleasant - nice for your photo hunting, outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, trekking, cruising and horseback riding. Trip to Da Lat, you can easily catch daily flights from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city or car transfer from coastal city of Nha Trang or Ho Chi Minh city.

8. Phu Quoc island, known as Pearl Island & the biggest one in Vietnam

Ready for some more island life? Let's travel to Phu Quoc island, the biggest island in Vietnam & a coming tourist hub in Southern Vietnam.In the past few years, Phu Quoc island has become a popular destination for weekend holiday makers thanks to its excellent natural landscapes and huge tourism potentials.

Beach breakers love spending their leisure time on high-end resorts with stunning beaches, enjoy swimming, sunbathing & sunsetting daily - what a nice escape, right?

if you love outdoor activities : trekking in national park, canoeing to visit other surrounding islands or motorcyclying to hang around some attractions in Phu Quoc : Phu Quoc pagoda, temples & prisons, you join in tours operated by some local travel agencies in Phu Quoc city.

Phu Quoc beach

Best time to visit Phu Quoc island is in dry season between November & April.During this time, there are lots of sunshine and the weather remains cool to warm, with the temperature ranging from 24°C to 28°C. Furthermore, the daily chance of rainfall is low and the wind is calm.

This ideal condition has made it perfect for any outside activities, such as swimming, sunbathing, motorbiking, diving, etc. More notably, it is the best condition you can expect when it comes to trekking. The road is dry and not slippery at all, thus you can ride the motorbike safely. Camping amidst the jungle, photographing, and bird-watching are also available to go for.

When is the ideal time to visit Southern Vietnam?

With temperatures remaining constant at between 25 - 35°C year round, the climate of the south is split into two distinct seasons: wet and dry ones.The dry season begins in November and ends in late April ( best time to visit different places in Southern Vietnam), the sky is clear & blue with nice sunshines, a good condition to travel around and enjoy the best of the region.

The wet season lasts from May until early November with the months from June, July & August receiving the highest rainfall of the year. The rainfall is generally heavy but short lasting, often occurring in a mid-afternoon heavy downpour.So if you could not arrange your trip in dry season, it is also fine to explore Southern Vietnam in wet season.

mui Ne - Lang Chai

Mui Ne Fishing Village

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