Western Vietnam has many rivers, wild nature, friendly people and diverse culture, which make this place become a favorite location to attract both locals and foreign tourists.
If you want to find the places to go in Vietnam for relaxing, Western Vietnam is the place that you shouldn’t miss. We listed out 10 destinations that you would feel excited to explore in your up-coming Vietnam tour.
Tra Su Melaleuca Forests
Located in An Giang Province, Tra Su Melaleuca forests cover about 850 hectares. This place is home to many waterfowl, wild and aquatic animals.
This place has diversity fauna and flora with 70 kinds of birds, 10 of fishes, 11 of the animal list, 22 different reptiles, 140 types of plants and many kinds of them are in the "red book". Come here, the visitors can use the motorcycle to follow the road along the surrounded dike or hire a boat to crevice between small paths through the mangroves. The best time for visiting here is from September to December – during the floating season. It's the time when the water covers all over the mangroves creates an amazing scene.
Experience the boat ride amid green carpet
Cai Rang Floating Market
Floating Market is a cultural feature of the people from the South West that you can hardly find in other localities, specializes in selling agricultural products and fruits of the whole region.
The visitor should go there in dawn because the market is the most exciting and crowded in that time with hundred boats gather together and their owners sell agricultural products.
A hundred of boats gather together
Pirate Island located in Kien Giang Province and it is considered an interesting destination right from the name. This is the name of an archipelago of 16 islands, the largest of which is Hon Tre Island (Hon Doc), located in Tien Hai Commune, Ha Tien District. Most of the island is covered by the forest and where the salt water is surrounded by unspoiled rocks. The visitors would have great experiences with the pristine natural scenery.
Nature with its original beauty
Xeo Quyt Ecological Zone
Located about 30km from the center of Cao Lanh city, the historical relic combined with Xeo Quyt eco area will give visitors the feeling of being in the primeval forest with the unspeakable scenery. Xeo Quyt is famous not only diversity fauna and flora with 170 kinds of plants, 200 species of animals but also attracting tourists with military bases of former Vietnamese army. By visiting this place, the travelers would have a real time to relax, far from the noise of cities.
Visit the Xeo Quyt Ecological Zone by boat
Tram Chim National Park
Tram Chim National Park in Tam Nong Town, Dong Thap Province. This place has beautiful natural scenery with immense water, the green of Melaleuca forest and abundant flora. The visitor would definitely be surprised when they look at a huge number of water birds which living and nesting throughout the year, especially a thousand of white storks cover all over the park. Tram Chim National Park is an amazing place that the visitors has to check out when they travel to the West Southern of Vietnam!
A thousand of white storks cover all over the park
Bats Pagoda stated about 3km South East of Soc Trang City. This is one of the most famous temples in Soc Trang Province with beautiful architecture and fascinating landscape. Visiting this place, travelers not only admiring the spiritual beauty but also witnessing thousands of bats hanging on trees around the temple.
An Binh Island
Located in Vinh Long Province, An Binh Island attracts hundreds of visitors each year with the simple rustic culture of the South. If you want to immerse yourself in the peaceful life of the countryside and far away from the bustle of the city, An Binh Island is a not-to-be-missed option.
Dong Tam Snake Farm
Located on the banks of the Tien River, an area of about 30 hectares, Dong Tam Snake Farm is the largest snake farm in Vietnam with more than 400 kinds of snakes, attracting a large number of local and foreign tourists. The traveler can visit, study hundreds of venomous snakes and non-venomous snakes in here.
The Vipers in Dong Tam Snake Farm
Xiem Can Pagoda
The Khmer is a typical pagoda in Bac Lieu. Located in Vinh Trach Dong Commune, Xiem Can Pagoda was built in the 19th century on a 50,000 m² campus. Through the green trees from the highway, the visitors are surprised by the pagoda because it is decorated with many motifs, patterns, along with the carved lines and unique sculptures.
An over view of the Xiem Can Pagoda
Bac Lieu Prince’s House
Located at 13 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 3, Bac Lieu City, Bac Lieu Prince’s House with the European-style design and materials from France is considered being the most imposing house in the South-East of the early 20th century. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear the story about the richest son of the South at that time. This is a destination that anyone who travels to Bac Lieu would want to visit.
House of the richest son of the South