The South of Vietnam is naturally gifted with pleasant weather all year round, making it a beautiful destination that is always haunted by both domestic and international travelers. Not only does the South possess exquisite natural settings, but it also has valuable history and culture. If you are wondering where to go in Southern Vietnam, check out the following attractive destinations:
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
Once called “the Pearl of the Far East”, Ho Chi Minh City (better known as Saigon) is now the biggest metropolis in Vietnam. It is named after the great leader of Vietnam during the Vietnam War against French and American invaders. It is the combination of the ancient Oriental architecture works and the modern western vibe that makes Saigon one of the must-stop places when traveling to the South.
Saigon by night
Saigon is home to several significant historical and cultural vestiges such as the Independence Palace, the Central Post, “Cho Lon” (the Big Market), and Cu Chi Tunnels. Also, there exists several shopping malls and amusement centers, which are exceptionally suitable for kids and youngsters.
Another worth-visiting destination for Southern Vietnam tours is Ca Mau Province. Ca Mau is the southernmost province of Vietnam, which is home to the famous Cape of Ca Mau – the only place in Vietnam where people can see both the sunrise and sunset.
Cape Ca Mau
Additional to the Cape of Ca Mau, the province also steal travelers’ hearts by the evergreen mangrove forests – a diverse ecosystem with various species of fish and birds. U Minh Forest in Ca Mau is classified as a rare and abundant forest, providing habitats for over 250 species of plants and birds.
Wind farm in Bac Lieu
Despite not receiving as much attention as other attractions in the Southwest, Bac Lieu is definitely worth paying a visit. Visiting Bac Lieu, not only can you listen to the stories about the son of Bac Lieu Mandarin who was a really rich and open-handed man but you can also be left in awe by the stunning scenery of the biggest wind farm of Vietnam. The majestic wind farm has been an endless inspiration for photography enthusiasts.
Tra Su Mangrove Forest
Located in An Giang Province, Tra Su Mangrove Forest covers an area of more than 850 hectares and possesses a rich bio-ecosystem. The forest is extraordinarily magnificent in the flooding season and is one of the most famous attractions of the Mekong Delta.
Tra Su Mangrove Forest
Travelers will go aboard the boat to ride through the small canals amidst the dreamy green carpet of water fern to reach every corner of the mangrove forest and observe the diverse ecosystems with several species of animals and birds. The tranquility that the forest offers can hardly be found in the bustling cities.
The biggest city in Mekong Delta has many things to offer, and the most notable one is Cai Rang Floating Market, which is considered to be a must-visit for any group tours in Southern Vietnam. It is one of the 5 biggest floating markets in the Southwest.
Cai Rang Floating Market
The floating market is a distinctive feature of the southwest people, where the market is formed by the gatherings of tens to hundreds of boats that carry different kinds of goods. A visit to the market will give you a chance to explore a trading day of the locals, get to know more about their customs, and enjoy the appetizing taste of the local specialties.
Dong Thap Muoi
Dong Thap cannot be a better choice for southern tours. The province possesses several attractive destinations such as Tram Chim National Park, Xeo Quyt Mangrove Forest, Dong Thap Muoi Lotus Field, Huynh Thuy Le Ancient House, and Lai Vung Tangerine Garden. Travelers will be able to immerse themselves in the quietness and peace of the southwest countryside without tolerating the hustle and bustle of the daily city life.
Long Beach, Phu Quoc
The biggest island of Vietnam is a beach paradise with many stunning beaches that are suitable for swimming, sunbathing, and watersports. Some other beaches are poetic, quiet, and exceptionally suitable for romantic dates. Besides, there are also a water park and many luxury resorts where tourists can get served with the best services.
Travelers can also get closer to the local life by visiting the traditional villages such as the pearl farm, the fish sauce factory, the pepper plantation, and the dog farm.
South Vietnam is a perfect destination for Vietnam group tours. The enjoyable experiences that Southern tours offer will definitely satisfy you.