Top Vietnamese destinations praised by international media

As a top safe country post-COVID-19, a series of locations in Vietnam such as Cat Cat village, Ha Long Bay, Ha Giang, Ninh Binh has been received praise from international media in early 2020.
June 20, 2020 | 09:43
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Last May, the prestigious Hong Kong newspaper, South China Morning Post named Cat Cat village (Sa Pa, Lao Cai) in the list of 7 most beautiful villages in the world which tourists should visit post- COVID-19 epidemic.

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The picturesque view of Cat Cat village, Sa Pa Photo: Trekking Sapa

Located in Muong Hoa valley, in northern Vietnam, Cat Cat village has the pristine and breathtaking scenery with charming terraced fields, dazzling waterfalls, and majestic mountains. When coming here, visitors can wear colorful traditional costumes of the Hmong ethnic group.

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The Hmong ethnic group in Cat Cat village Photo: The Culture Trip

Particularly, traveling Cat Cat village, you will be delighted to witness the daily activities of the locals while they are weaving, carving, making farm tools and crafts. As staying late in the evening, you may take part in a community dinner and learn how to dance with ethnic people at the Cultural Center, reported the Trekking Sapa.

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Ha Giang Photo: IViVu

The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has been voted as one of the 20 best backpacker tourist destinations in the world in 2020, according to the recent June rankings published by Hostelworld.

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Photo: Vietnammoi

Although gaining popularity with tourists, this remarkable area is still off the beaten track and goes unnoticed by many which make it known as the “Final Frontier of Vietnam” with karst mountain ranges, winding hill roads, carpets of flowers, unique markets, and rich, diverse ethnic minority communities.

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Ha Long Bay Photo: Vietnam Travel Guide

In mid-June, Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province was listed among the top 20 best global backpacker destinations for the year. Enjoying the panoramic view of Ha Long city from the helicopters, going on cruise tour on Ha Long Bay, visiting Sung Sot, Thien Cung caves, immersing on the cool turquoise water of Titop Island, etc are unforgettable experiences for tourists.

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Dolphin House in Ha Long City Photo: Ha Long Tours & Cruises

Besides, visitors can enjoy a wide range of entertainment services in Sun World entertainment complex, Dolphin House, Quang Ninh Library- Museum, etc

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Tam Coc, Ninh Binh in ripen rice season Photo: Vietnam Stay

Ranked 10th in the list of the top 20 destinations in the world by Hostelworld, Ninh Binh stands out with its majestic and alluring limestone, caves, rivers, and streams.

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Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex Photo: The Crazy Tourist

Ninh Binh is the home of numerous renowned tourist sites namely Trang An eco-tourism complex, the Hoa Lu ancient capital, and Bai Dinh pagoda. Tourists can sample local specialties like crispy burnt rice, raw goat meat with lemon, or mountain snails.

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Son Doong-the largest cave in the world Photo: Ryan Deboodt

Insider, a US-based leading news website put Son Doong cave among their list of the world’s 20 record-breaking natural wonders in early June. Situated in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Son Doong Cave is so large that it can house a 40-floor tall building and a Boeing 747 aircraft flying through.

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Photo: CNN

Featured with magnificent stalactite collection, attractive “cave pearls”, the broad river flowing along the cave, and one-of-a-kind green forest inside the cave, Son Doong is an incredibly spectacular wonder of nature.

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A fishing village in Quy Nhon Photo: VNExpress

In the 20th position, also the final Vietnamese location included in the list of top 20 best global backpacker destinations for the year as announced by travel website Hostelworld is Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh province.

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Quy Nhon from a bird-eye view Photo: VNExpress

Quy Nhon is dubbed as “the miniature Maldives” with crystal-clear beaches, stretches of white sands, and hospitable local people especially picturesque fishing villages with spectacular and peaceful scenery that attract both domestic and foreign tourists.

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Tan Dinh Cathedral Ho Chi Minh City Photo: Thoi Dai

One of the most beautiful pink places in the world, Tan Dinh Cathedral (Ho Chi Minh City) was lauded by CN Traveler magazine in early June.

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The church attracts lots of people to take paragraphs Photo: Killian.tran

Tan Dinh Cathedral is the oldest and also the second-largest church of the southern metropolis, Ho Chi Ming City. Its architecture, which features a Romanesque style decorated with high-pink pillars and glass windows lure lots of travelers, according to VOV.

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