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In photos: The coastal and mountainous beauty throughout Vietnam

16:36 | 03/09/2020

There are a series of coastal and mountainous tourist attractions that leave special impression for both domestic and foreign avid travelers.

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Spectacular coastal cities and provinces throughout Vietnam

Quang Ninh: Quang Ninh Province is famous for Ha Long Bay which is recognized as the World Natural Heritage by UNESCO with thousands of magnificent and vibrant islands.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Ha Long Bay Photo: Huynh Van Truyen/ via Zing News.
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Photo: Huynh Van Truyen/ via Zing News.

The above picture is Bai Tho Mountain with 200 meters in height. It is regarded as the "telescope" and one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Ha Long City. Located in the city center, Bai Tho Mountain emerges majestic, as well as contains the historical flow of poetry and glorious achievements of the city, according to Zing News.

Thai Binh: The beaches in Thai Binh Province boast untouched beauty without the intervention of human hands.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Dong Chau Beach, Thai Binh. Photo: Vu Minh Quan/ via Zing News.
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Dong Chau Beach, Thai Binh. Photo: Vu Minh Quan/ via Zing News.

Dong Chau Beach in Dong Minh commune, Tien Hai district, is probably the most alluring destination in the province. The beach is at its best gorgeousness in the sunrise as a number of boats go offshore to catch seafood.

Thua Thien Hue: When it comes to Hue, people would be reminded of the tombs, Truong Tien Bridge, Dong Ba Market, or Perfume River. In addition to the aforementioned locations, photographers often visit Chuon Lagoon which is located in the Tam Giang lagoon system in Phu An commune, Phu Vang district. It covers an area of 100 hectares and turns into glorious at dawn.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Chuon Lagoon Photo: Quang Ngoc/ via Zing News
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Lang Co Bay Photo: Vu Minh Quan

Besides Chuon Lagoon, Lang Co Bay is also a “must-visit” destination in Hue. The bay is quietly nestled by the river, right at the foot of Hai Van Pass, and possesses a “fairyland" beauty. Lang Co is named in the list of top beautiful bays in the world.

Da Nang: Da Nang is home to a wide range of splendid and gentle beaches. The highlight of Da Nang’s landscape is a number of bridges spanning the Han River with different shapes and architectures such as the Dragon Bridge, Tran Thi Ly, or Thuan Phuoc Bridge.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Da Nang city seen from Ba Na Hills Photo: Quang Ngoc/ via Zing News.
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Dragon Bridge on Han River, Da Nang. Photo: Tuan Le/ via Zing News.
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Photo: Dao Quang Tuyen - Quang Ngoc/ / via Zing News.

In recent years, Son Tra Peninsula has become a spellbinding place for tourists when coming to Da Nang. The place has the statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara with 67 meters in height, facing the sea.

Quang Nam: Quang Nam has acquired its reputation for the ancient town of Hoi An, which is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Hoi An Ancient Town by the Hoai River. Photo: Hoang Ha/ via Zing News.
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Cu Lao Cham, Quang Nam. Photo: Quang Ngoc/ via Zing News

In addition, tourists can reach Cu Lao Cham by high-speed boat. The ideal time to visit the island is from March to August as the weather is mild and the sea is calm appropriate for outdoor activities. The remaining months often suffer from storms and rough sea.

Quang Ngai: Ly Son island district is 15 nautical miles from the mainland (about 27 km). Although the island is quite small, it is still a prominent destination on the tourist map of young people. This place conquers visitors by its pristine beauty, endless garlic fields, and serene life.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Cu Lao Cham, Quang Nam. Photo: Quang Ngoc/ via Zing News
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Cu Lao Cham, Quang Nam. Photo: Quang Ngoc/ via Zing News

To Vo Gate, Thoi Loi Mountain, Little Island, Hon Mu Cu, Ly Son Flagpole, or Hang Pagoda are all famous places of the island.

Phu Yen: In addition to already well-known Da Dia Reef (Ghenh Da Dia), Phu Yen also owns Dai Lanh Cape. This is a branch of the Truong Son mountain range, belonging to Dong Hoa district.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Dai Lanh Lighthouse Photo: Hoang Ha/ via Zing News
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Ghenh Da Dia, Phu Yen. Photo: Quang Ngoc/ via Zing News.

Dai Lanh Cape is one of the spots welcoming the first rays of sunlight in Vietnam. Dai Lanh Lighthouse was built in 1890 and sits an altitude of 110m above sea level. It can be visible from a distance of 27 nautical miles.

Ninh Thuan: About 8 km to the southeast of Phan Rang City, Nam Cuong sand dune belongs to Tuan Tu village, An Hai commune, Ninh Phuoc district. It covers an area of 700 hectares, lies from 20m to 100m above sea level, and especially owns the unique red color. Nam Cuong sand dune is enveloped by mountains, seas, and villages, creating spectacular natural beauty. The best time to visit this destination is at sunrise and sunset as the reflection of sunshine colors in its smooth sand adds another dimension to its stunning beauty.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Vinh Hy Bay Photo: Quang Ngoc/ via Zing News
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Hang Rai at dawn Photo: Hoang Ha/ via Zing News

Hang Rai is another “must-see” place in Ninh Thuan. In the early morning, Hang Rai beach becomes more fanciful and sparkling which wins the heart of any nature-lover. It is an ideal destination for camping overnight.

The charming mountainous provinces throughout Vietnam

Lang Son: In ripening rice season annually, Bac Son Valley boasts a unique and serene beauty that has become an ideal destination to escape from the chaos of modern life for many avid travelers.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Bac Son Valley in ripening rice season Photo: Hoang Hai Thinh/ via Zing News.

Bac Son rice fields lie in an immense valley enveloped by imposing karst mountain ranges in Bac Son Town, Bac Son District, Lang Son Province. From the peak, tourists can admire the panoramic view of stunning and vast paddy fields stretching to the horizon. The delicate fragrance of ripening rice would certainly refresh visits’ minds.

Ha Giang: Coming to Ha Giang, tourists can have the opportunity to admire the blue Nho Que River. At spring, Ha Giang is glamorously adorned by the colorful hue of peach blossoms and plum blossoms.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Ethnic children in Ha Giang. Photo: Vu Minh Quan/ via Zing News.
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Photo: Vu Minh Quan/ via Zing News.
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Quan Ba ​​town, Ha Giang. Photo: Hoang Hai Thinh/ via Zing News.

Lao Cai: Sa Pa is one of the most appealing destinations for foreign visitors in Vietnam. National Geographic TV channel (USA) named Hoang Lien Son (Sa Pa) in the list of 28 most attractive destinations in the world in 2019.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Photo: Ngoc Bang/ via Zing News
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Photo: Vu Minh Quan/ via Zing News

Located on the highlands of northern Vietnam, Sa Pa was established in 1922 and today it becomes a resort center and a starting point for the journey of climbing and trekking mountain. Cat Cat village and Fansipan are also favorite places in Sa Pa.

Lam Dong: Da Lat City possesses numerous romantic tourist spots, notably Tuyen Lam Lake which is about 5 km from the center of Da Lat, right at the foot of Phung Hoang mountain.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Photo: Quang Ngoc/ via Zing News
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Photo: Quang Ngoc/ via Zing News
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Tuyen Lam Lake at dawn Photo: Hoang Ha/ via Zing News

The lake is surrounded by the Purple Stream (Suoi Tia) and Elephant Mountain (Nui Voi). In the early mornings, the mist rises from the lake’s surface creating a real-life “fairyland” scenery.

Dak Nong: Ta Dung is a conservation area with an area of ​​22,103 hectares in Dak P’lao and Dak Som Commune, Dak Glong district, Dak Nong province.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Ta Dung Lake Photo: Quang Ngoc/via Zing News

The Lake of Ta Dung is dubbed “Ha Long Bay of Vietnam’s Central Highlands”. The climate at the lake is mild all year round.

An Giang: Ta Pa field is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in An Giang.

in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Photo: Quang Ngoc/via Zing News
in photos the coastal and mountainous beauty throughout vietnam
Photo: Quang Ngoc/via Zing News

From September to November, many photographers flock here to capture the best photos of the harvesting field. The boundless stretches of golden rice fields create the picturesque beauty for An Giang.

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