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Vietnam was the third country I ever travelled solo having made my way alone through Myanmar and Laos in the weeks previously. That was a while ago now, in 2023. Since then, I’ve travelled solo in Mexico, India, Cuba, South Africa and many more.

Since that first solo trip in Vietnam, I returned several times. In 2023, I lived in Vietnam for months, house and cat-sitting while building up my travel blog. I’m not sure why it took me so long to put together this post, but perhaps it’s because Vietnam feels like such a safe and easy place to travel that I didn’t feel the need.

But we’re all at different stages of our solo travel journies. If travelling solo in Vietnam still seems scary and overwhelming, don’t worry. I’ve been there. I got you. Let’s figure it out together.


E-sim data plan

Copy of Lonely Planet Vietnam

Book buses and trains in Vietnam: 12GoAsia

Pre-book your Hanoi airport to city transfer

Accommodation: Browse hotels on chúng tôi

Tours: GetYourGuide / Viator

Essential reading: 101 Southeast Asia travel tips

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Is Vietnam safe for solo female travel?

Yes, Vietnam is one of the safest places in Asia for solo travel. Violent crime is almost non-existent. The main thing to worry about is pickpocketing in tourist cities but I’ll delve into that later.

Finding amazing places during solo travel in Vietnam

Good things about solo travel in Vietnam

English is widely spoken

There’s a clear tourist route down the coast (part of a longer Southeast Asia travel route) meaning other travellers will be travelling the same way as you. It’s easy to bump into people time again and buddy up

It’s easy to get SIM cards and data to stay connected

Vietnam has a great hostel scene plus lots of day tours and activities so it’s easy to meet people

It’s VERY affordable. You don’t have to do dorms if you don’t want to

The locals are friendly and will want to chat and practise their English with you.

Challenging things about solo travel in Vietnam


How to get around Vietnam

This depends on your tolerance for a long bus ride! I remember getting an overnight bus from Hoi An to Hanoi once and everyone thinking I was mad and saying ‘why don’t you just fly?’ but I was like, hey, I’m young and I’ll be fine. Plus, I want the planet to be here when I’m old!

Saying that, flights are cheap and will save you a lot of time. If you’re on a tight schedule, I totally get it. So…

Travel by air: most major hubs have a nearby airport like Hanoi, Saigon and Hoi An (Da Nang). At the time of writing, you can fly from Hanoi to Saigon for around $70 and to Da Nang for around $40. I use Skyscanner to compare, browse and book flights.

Travel by bus: these travel up and down the coast, complete with sleeper bunk beds where you can lie down. One option is to buy a book of tickets at any Saigon or Hanoi travel agency to cover your whole trip. Another option is to buy your tickets individually using the 12Go website. A ticket from Hanoi to Hoi An (16 hours) will cost around $20.

Tip – when travelling by sleeper bus, keep your valuables close in a secure bag around your body, preferably under your clothes.

Travel by train: these are generally a little more expensive than buses with the option of seating or a bunk in a cabin. One perk of taking the train is that there are sections with wonderful views, like the journey between Da Nang and Hoi An. They can also be booked on the 12Go website.

How to get around within cities/towns

Here are some safe options for solo female travellers in Vietnam…

Local bus: in bigger cities like Hanoi, you can ride the local bus. Tickets cost from 7,000 to 15,000 VND and should be paid to the driver in cash. Make sure to have small notes as they may not have change.

Local taxi: when getting in taxis, agree a price beforehand or insist the metre is on. Occasionally, rigged metres are a thing so if it starts jumping up wildly, get out.

Taxi app: my preferred way to travel was called a Grab taxi, Asia’s answer to Uber.

Taxi app scooters: if you’re feeling confident, select a scooter on Grab rather than a car. A driver will arrive and should have a helmet for you (please insist that they do!). Although you’ll often see whole families on one scooter, Grab drivers will only accept one passenger per scooter.

Not my usual mode of transport but it worked for the Hai Van Pass!

Vietnam visas SIM cards

A solo female travel tip I’d offer anywhere is to stay connected. I usually get a local SIM when I arrive somewhere new because it makes me feel safer, plus it’s convenient to call taxis etc.

There are plenty of local stores selling SIM cards. A handy new option, however, is to buy an e-SIM before you arrive. You simply need to scan the QR code that arrives by email and – ta da – you’re online!

Best places for solo travel in Vietnam

Next for the fun bit, where to go and what to do when travelling alone in Vietnam!

Hoi An

Picturesque Hoi An is a solo travel dream: big enough to have a wide array of great hostels and activities, small enough to bump into the same people when you’re out and about.

It’s an unbelievably pretty and idyllic city. Some will say it’s too busy and touristy these days, but to them I say: wait, are you not a tourist, too? You can’t blame anyone for wanting to be here.

Things to add to your Hoi An itinerary include:

Exploring the Old Town temples and ancient houses

Crossing the Japanese Bridge

Relaxing on An Bang Beach

Seeing where food is harvested in peaceful Tra Que vegetable garden

Eating unique Hoi An street food including dishes not found elsewhere like cao lầu noodles and white rose dumplings

Taking a day trip to the Marble Mountains near Da Nang

Checking out all the cute cafes in Hoi An.

Marble Mountains temple

Tra Que veggie village


A lovely stop between Hoi An and Hanoi is the city of Hue, once the imperial capital of Vietnam. The citadel may have been destroyed during the War with America and China (you may know it as the Vietnam War) but it’s been restored, boasting some of the most beautiful temples in Asia!

One of the many temples at the Imperial Citadel complex

If you’re not all templed-out after the Citadel, don’t miss the Temple of Literature and Linh Mu Pagoda on the Perfume Riverbank, the Royal Temple of Tu Duc, Tu Hieu Pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb and the Khai Dinh Tomb. Hue is a history lover’s dream!

Two days in Hue is a good amount of time to spend because you can spend one day at the Citadel and other temples, then another day visiting the quirky Abandoned Waterpark (the first photo in this blog with the roaring dragon statue) with time for another historic stop in the afternoon.


Famous Hanoi Train Street

After several months living in Hanoi, it’s one of my all-time favourite places in Asia, if not the world! Yes, it’s chaotic and a little crazy but it’s also very safe for solo female travel in Vietnam. It’s undeniably charming with towering mansions, countless street food stands and cute cafes where locals and tourists while away days over caphe nau or sau (drip coffee with or without milk).

Add to your Hanoi itinerary the top tourist attractions like the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Train Street, the Women’s Museum, the Water Puppet Show, the French Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison.

Foodies shouldn’t miss trying egg coffee (better than it sounds!) at the many Hanoi cafes, finding cool bars like Polite & Co, eating amazing street food and spending an evening on Beer Corner (Ta Hien) drinking ridiculously cheap bia hoi (fresh beer). Stay in a social hostel in the Old Quarter and I’m sure you’ll meet people to go out with!


I spent 3 days in Sapa and it was one the highlights of my Northern Vietnam itinerary. This mountainous region is known for amazing views, hikes and hill tribes with well-preserved cultural heritage.

It’s easy to visit independently by booking a bus or train from Hanoi and staying in Sapa town where you can book hiking trips and excursions. However, a super easy option (and a social one) is taking an organised trip from Hanoi including accommodation, guided hikes and transport.

There are a few options depending on your time frame and comfort levels, for example:

Hiking boots are great if you’ve got them but I got by with old battered runners. Depending on the season, the ground may be slippy. I fell over a lot but at least the mud was soft! The hikes should be suitable for most ability levels.

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh)

Things to add to your Saigon itinerary include:

Learning about the history at the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace

Catch a show at the Opera House and visit other places in the French area like City Hall and the Post Office

Explore the Saigon food scene by eating at Ben Tanh Market and sampling regional dishes like bún bò Huế (beef noodle soup), bun riêu (crab noodles) and bún mắm (seafood broth noodles).

Harder places to travel solo in Vietnam (and how to do it anyway)

These are places that are great for solo female travel in Vietnam but require a little research…

Ha Long Bay

The best way to travel Ha Long Bay is by overnight cruise. But these usually work out more expensive without a travel buddy due to solo surcharges on cabins.

For example, the Castaway cruises are for 19-25 years olds who like heavy drinking and partying. Even at that age, it would not have been the tour for me. Then, there are luxury tours where you’ll mainly be surrounded by honeymooners and families. I feel you could set a comedy show about someone being stuck on the wrong cruise for days! So don’t get caught out.

Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is a spectacular part of Vietnam with sky-high cliffs encompassing cave complexes that can be cruised through by paddle boat, or hiked up for breathtaking views.

I’m only listing it as a harder place for solo travel in Vietnam because the attractions are spread across the countryside so you need a scooter. If like me, you’re not a confident driver, this could be challenging. But, like anything, there are ways around it.

One option is doing a Ninh Binh day trip from Hanoi as part of an organised tour. Another option is staying overnight in Ninh Binh town (take a bus in just over an hour) and asking your accommodation to help you organise a scooter tour for the day with a local driver. Of course, if you’re comfortable driving, you can just hire your own scooter.

Tours and activities in Vietnam

Some of the downsides of solo travel include doing all the research and getting lonely. Vietnam is a country where it’s super easy and affordable to book tours and excursions during which you’re likely to meet new people and take a break from doing all the navigating and admin yourself.

Some of the top tours in Vietnam are:

Any type of cooking class, market tour or food tour by foot or scooter. Local guides will help find you the best eats you might not know about otherwise.

Of course, you rarely NEED tours in Vietnam. There are pros and cons of travelling solo or taking a tour but there are plenty of options if you want them.

Longer tours: if you’re not feeling ready for solo travel in Vietnam, G Adventures offer well-organised, culturally immersive tours. I’ve travelled with them myself before and can happily vouch for them! Browse G Adventures tours.

What to wear in Vietnam

Vietnam gets hot but it’s also a conservative country (although you don’t need to worry as much as during solo travel in India) so it’s important to wear clothes that keep you cool, protect you from sunburn and don’t cause cultural offence. This applies to men as well as solo female travellers in Vietnam.

Although you can wear shorts and short dresses in other places, at temples you should ensure your legs and shoulders are covered. Travelling with a light sarong is a great idea so you can throw it on at temples.

Elsewhere, lightweight summer clothes will do the job. Personally, I like to cover up a bit with cool, breathable fabrics to avoid sunburn. However, Sapa gets cold so you’ll need extra layers if you plan to visit.

Have something to hike in!

Vietnam packing list

Your Vietnam packing list doesn’t need to be extensive. Laundry facilities are cheap and everywhere in Vietnam!

4-5 tops/t-shirts

2-3 skirts or lightweight pants

1 athletic outfit for Sapa hiking

7 x underwear


Sarong/temple cover-up


Footwear: 1 x sandals, 1 x flip flops, 1 x lightweight runners

Towel – I use a small microfibre one

Large backpack and small day backpack for hiking etc

Secure bag to wear under your clothes on night buses

Mosquito repellent

Refillable water bottle or filtering water bottle

Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.

Accommodation for solo travellers in Vietnam

Tip – assess the photos and reviews to check it’s the right type of hostel for you. There are lots of party hostels so avoid these if you don’t like lots of drinking/like getting a good night’s sleep!

Hotels: from modest guesthouses to 5* luxury, there are SO many options in Vietnam. It’s a great place to splash out and treat yourself because you get incredible value for money. You can stay in 5* hotels for as little as $80. I use chúng tôi because I’ve stacked up so many Genius rewards now that I always get 10% off, free breakfast or a room upgrade!

Airbnbs: this is not my favourite type of accommodation these days since you pay high service fees, follow a list of rules, get reviewed publically and don’t have access to decent support if anything goes wrong. For the convenience of an apartment, you can find plenty on chúng tôi and the first price you see is what you pay. No sneaky fees!

Best time of year to visit Vietnam

Vietnam is huge so has numerous sub-climates. Generally, March to May is considered the ultimate time to visit Vietnam because the north is cold until then. The summer months get boiling hot and very humid but it’s doable if you explore early and stay protected from the sun.

The one time I’d suggest avoiding Hoi An is the flooding season of September-December. Check the dates of local holidays like Tet because everything will be closed.

Petty crime in Vietnam

As I mentioned, Vietnam is safe for solo female travellers with virtually no violent crime. But what you do need to be careful of is having your bag, phone or money stolen.

You’d think it would be worst in Hanoi and Saigon and yes, there’s some of this there. But, actually, I have experienced crime in Hoi An 3 different times over the years. This happens after nights out when guys with motorbikes act as taxi drivers to tourists leaving the clubs. They have lots of clever tricks to fleece your money when you pay, and also when you’re buying food from stands by the bars.

On another occasion, they stole my whole bag. Make sure to wear a secure cross-body bag for your phone and purse, and only bring out what you need. Don’t take a scooter taxi home off the street.

Hoi An is lovely by day but be careful after drinking

My pet peeve is blogs telling female solo travellers not to drink alcohol, as if they somehow deserve their fate if they do. I’m never going to tell you to avoid alcohol! You worked hard for this trip, of course you want to let your hair down and enjoy yourself.

You know your limits so, as a capable adult, I’m sure you can go out while assessing your surroundings and staying aware. If you have no one to travel home safely with, call a verified taxi using Uber or Grab.

Safety tips for Vietnam

Wear a secure bag: Shoulder bags that can easily be pulled off by a passing moped aren’t a great idea in Vietnam. It’s fine to carry non-valuable items like this but I would recommend also wearing a cross-body bag with your money and phone.

Do your research: this is a tip for solo female travel in Vietnam but also everywhere. Doing your research about a place before arriving saves you unpleasant surprises or hiccups when you get there. Just by reading this blog, I can tell you’re already doing this!

Well-being tips for solo female travel in Vietnam

Eat where it’s busy: street food in Vietnam is safe to eat and delicious! It annoys me when people knock street food because food poisoning can happen anywhere… My aunt and uncle got it from a fancy hotel in Vietnam! Just follow the basic safety rule of eating where it’s busy and there’s a fast turnover of food. If there’s lots of locals there, it’s a good sign.

Don’t drink tap water: always a bad idea! Since buying plastic bottles is unsustainable, I would recommend bringing a refillable water bottle (most hostels and hotels should offer free fill-ups from large filtered units) or a filtering water bottle.

Get your vaccs: it’s best to check with your healthcare professional but the NHS recommends Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A & B and Typhoid. Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis may also be recommended.

Safety tips for scooter hire

Just make sure you:

Wear a helmet

Don’t listen to music while driving

Never drink and drive!

Assess your vehicle before leaving the rental place and take photos of any dents or scratches. This is less of a safety tip and more to ensure you don’t get ripped off!

What to budget for solo travel in Vietnam

Pho is cheap as chips… well, probably cheaper!

Of course, this is highly dependent on your travel style but I’d say for budget travel (by which I mean staying in hostels, eating street food and taking public transport), $1,000 a month is plenty.

Add a couple of hundred to stay in hotels rather than hostels. If you’re travelling to Vietnam by yourself, don’t worry too much about money. You won’t blow the budget by staying at hotels or taking taxis as just one person.

Some average costs:

Street food meal – $1-3

Bed in a hostel dorm – $5-10

Private room – from $15

Bus ticket between cities – $5-20 depending on distance.

Get a travel-friendly bank account

Revolut and Wise bank accounts are open to many nationalities and allow you to spend without transaction fees or ATM fees. They’re a godsend! UK travellers can also use Starling and Monzo banks.

Volunteer to keep the costs down

While ensuring you’re not taking a job from a local or doing anything that could be classed as voluntourism or White Savourism, check out volunteer positions using Workaway and Worldpackers. Both have hundreds if not thousands of opportunities in countries including Vietnam. Usually, you receive free food and accommodation in exchange for working a few hours a day.

Try house-sitting

I housesat in Vietnam but you’ll find gigs everywhere using Trusted Housesitters.

How to make friends travelling solo in Vietnam

Me and Lola made friends through our travel blogs in Vietnam and have been in touch ever since!

Making friends while travelling solo in Vietnam is mostly the same as anywhere else

Hostels: the easy one! Stay in any hostel and you’re bound to meet people. For a bonus, choose hostels with social areas, bars and evening activities.

Group tours & activities: browse GetYourGuide and Viator to find cooking classes, food tours, excursions to popular attractions, pub crawls and lots more.

Chat to locals around Hoan Kiem Lake: take a walk around Hanoi lake and you’re bound to meet friendly locals who want to practise their English. If they invite you to hang out with them, do it! (but like anywhere, always hang out with strangers in a public setting at least initially).


FAQs for Vietnam travel

Is tipping expected? There’s not a big tipping culture like in the US but it’s certainly appreciated. Local wages are low so, if you want to be a good traveller, a little goes a long way!

What’s the weather like? Well, it can switch from baking heat to rain in a moment. Be prepared!

Is English widely spoken? Among young people and in touristic places, yes. Of course, you should brush up on the basics in Vietnamese so you can be polite and say hello and thank you etc.

What’s the currency? It’s Vietnamese Dong (VND) and, at the time of writing, the exchange rate is 23,600 VND to $1 USD. Yes, it’s a lot to get your head around!

How long to spend in Vietnam? I would suggest a month. If you have 2 weeks, be selective and don’t try to squeeze in too much. I have Vietnam solo travel itineraries for 2 weeks and one month you can follow.

How to cross the road in Hanoi

Okay, I may be a Vietnam travel pro but there are some things I’ll never get my head around!

All I can tell you is to relax into it; people will drive around you. Better yet, attach yourself to a local – they got this!

Oh, and don’t sue me if those tips don’t work 😉

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Đăng bởi: Nhàn Võ

Từ khoá: Solo Travel in Vietnam: Everything To Know!

Tra Su Cajuput Forest Travel Guide: What You Need To Know

For those who are in love with the beauty of wild nature, Tra Su Cajuput Forest will be the ideal choice for you to explore. The forest is considered the most interesting and attractive tourist attraction when you come to An Giang Province, Vietnam. Coming here, visitors will feel overwhelmed by the vast Cajuput forest and have the opportunity to explore the typical mangrove forest ecosystem in the west of the Hau River with many diverse and rare species of flora and fauna.


I. Overview of Tra Su Cajuput Forest

Tra Su Cajuput Forest is located near Tra Su mountain area of ​​Tinh Bien, An Giang. In 1983, from a desolate lowland area heavily contaminated with alum, the forest was tested by Tinh Bien Forest Enterprise by planting Cajuput trees in order to contribute to soil improvement and watershed prevention. The forest is 850 ha wide in total, located in 3 communes: Vinh Trung, Van Giao and O Long Vy.

Tra Su Cajuput Forest has a very important effect on the water environment and climate regulation for the whole Bay Nui region, which is home to many precious species of flora and fauna in Vietnam. According to the latest research results of An Giang University, Tra Su Cajuput Forest is home to 70 species of birds and storks, 22 species of reptiles, 11 species of mammals, 23 species of aquatic animals. Moreover, it is also very diverse in plants with 140 different species, including nearly 80 medicinal species.

II. What to Do at Tra Su Cajuput Forest? 1. Take a Boat Tour through The Forest

To visit the forest, you will have to buy a ticket at the pier, and then rent a boat. This is undoubtedly the highlight of a tour to Tra Su Cajuput Forest. You will have the chance to take a boat tour to go deeper into the forest an explore the most valuable natural scenery of Vietnam. At first, you will slowly go through the rank to enter the core zone of the forest. On the way, you will see 2 sides filled with tall cajuput trees, covered with cool green shade that soothes your mind very well. You will also see a lot of different types of animals, particular birds.

To the core zone, you will switch from your boat to a manually controlled boat to go deep into the nook and cranny of the forest. Without any engine noise or other noisy sounds, you will just gently drift along the water, weaving between small creeks, through the cajuput canopy overhead. Here, you can see a large and thick layer of green duckweed covering the surface of the water. You can touch it and enjoy the beauty of golden flowers and cajuput, creating a wonderful picture of the nature.

Gradually going deep inside the forest, you will be able to see a lot of rare birds dwelling. With the fresh air filled with birds chirping, Tra Su is really suitable for travellers who want to escape from the noisy and dusty city to find the peace of mind among nature.

2. Check-in at The Pier and The Love Bridge

For people who love to take beautiful photos as memories, the pier and the Love Bridge are 2 places that you should never miss if you come to Tra Su Cajuput Forest.

The Pier

The pier is interestingly designed with many houses for the pigeons. All the houses are made with wood and painted white and brown, together with the wooden pier and the river, creating a beautiful and romantic, vintage-looking background. Occasionally, there will be many pigeons that are looking for food on the land. When they come, you can take pictures with them very easily.

The Love Bridge

Tip: Choose a white or light-coloured outfit to best fit with the colour of the forest and these destinations.

3. Zoom out on the Panoramic View on the Observatory (Vong Gac)

When finished exploring inside the forest, do not forget to stop by the Observatory (Vong Gac) to admire the entire vast Cajuput Forest through the telescope with a view of 25km wide. You will have to walk the stairs to reach the Observatory (not recommended for people with weak health condition). From here, you will be able to see many tall cajuput trees, creating a large green area on the land. You can also glimpse through the further villages of Khmer and Kinh people. If you have time, you should also visit the special handicrafts villages that produces many natural products such as silk weaving, Khmer brocade, beekeeping for honey, Cajuput essential oil, …

Tip: The fees for a one-time telescope viewing is VND10,000

4. Enjoy the Local Food of Tra Su Cajuput Forest

As the navel area of ​​the Long Xuyen Quadrangle, there are a lot of countryside types of food here. There are some restaurants around the area, and you can there to enjoy delicious rustic dishes. A few popular dishes here are: Eel/frog/snake/chicken hot pot, grilled fish/chicken/frog, steamed chicken, quail … Among them, the most famous are the grilled ham and chilli salt, grilled snakehead fish, grilled chicken with melaleuca flower honey. In the flooding season, do not forget to enjoy the classic reishi fish hot pot!

The prices here are very affordable, and you won’t have to worry about being ripped off. A meal with bold Western flavors with a very rustic feeling in the romantic scenery of this forest will surely be an unforgettable experience for visitors.

III. How to Get to Tra Su Cajuput Forest?

From Ho Chi Minh City: Take the bus to Long Xuyen or Chau Doc. You can buy a bus ticket at the Western Bus Station. The average price is 150,000 300,000 VND/way, and it takes about 4 hours travelling. Some recommended coach brands are: Phuong Trang, Thao Nguyen, Hue Nghia, Lien Hung Hiep Thanh,..

From Can Tho: Take a coach from Can Tho bus station Long Xuyen or Chau Doc. On average, there are about 4 trips per day at different times. Some brands you should choose are Van Khoa Nguyen, Phuong Trang,.. The time for travelling would be around 3 hours.

From Chau Doc: follow the route Tan Lo Kieu Luong connecting with National Highway 91. When passing Tra Su Bridge of Nha Bang town, Tinh Bien district, turn left along Tra Su canal and keep going for a few more kilometers to reach Tra Su Cajuput Forest

From Long Xuyen: go along Highway 91 to Chau Doc, then follow the above route.

Tips: Tra Su Cajuput Forest is located only about 30km from Chau Doc and 64km from Long Xuyen. Therefore, after arriving in An Giang, you can rent a motorbike, taxi, travel car … to continue the journey.

IV. Best Time to Visit Tra Su Cajuput Forest?

The best time to visit Tra Su Cajuput Forest is the “water floating” season, from September to November every year. By this time of the year, when there are more water filling the rivers and ranks, the whole forest is covered with a green color, full of vitality as if all of the natural beauty gathers here, creating an extremely alive and vibrant picture of nature.

With the immense green space of Melaleuca with colorful pictures of real systems, animals … Tra Su Cajuput Forest is not only an attractive destination for tourists, but also a forest of international importance for mangrove forest conservation in the Mekong Delta.

Đăng bởi: Yến Hải

Từ khoá: Tra Su Cajuput Forest Travel Guide: What You Need to Know

Travel Guide To Hon Tre Island In Nha Trang

Just off the coast of Nha Trang, you will find Hon Tre Island, the largest island in Nha Trang island complex. Housing Vinpearl Amusement Park, Hon Tre Island is best known for its massive aquarium, amphitheater and recreational facilities. However, there are plenty of other draws on this island that you may not know. Read on to find out everything you need to know to plan a wonderful trip to Hon Tre Island.

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I. What to See and Do on Hon Tre Island?

Located in Kien Hai District, Hon Tre is 5 kilometers east from Nha Trang’s city center. The island is the largest in Nha Trang Bay complex with an area of 36 km², reaching the highest peak of 460 meters. Boasting a wondrous sandy beach in the north and some small islands in the south, Hon Tre appeals to tourists for its variety of offerings.

Hon Tre means “the island of bamboo” in Vietnamese. You will without doubt find a lot of bamboo naturally inhabiting the island. While Hon Tre has a lot to offer, the most indispensable of all is Vinpearl Land Hon Tre.

1. Vinpearl Land Hon Tre

Entrance fee: VND 800,000 / adult; VND 700,000 / child.

Vinpearl Land Hon Tre (or Vinpearl Amusement Park) refers to the massive amusement park stimulating such world-famous amusement parks in the world as Disneyland and Universal Studios. From Nha Trang, the journey to Vinpearl Land will commence with a spectacular 10-minute cable car ride from Cao Da Port, also known as the longest cab ride in the world.

Within the amusement park, you will find a sizable aquarium, amphitheater, shopping mall and a variety of rides to enjoy. Recreational activities of all sorts will also be found here, ranging from water games in the waterpark, ice-skating in a natural ice rink system, and of course enjoy the thrilling rides in the theme park. Entrance fee includes a roundtrip cable car ride and access to all games (except water sports).

Accompanied with Vinpearl Land is usually Vinpearl Resort & Spa, the paradise of ultra-luxury accommodation services. Vinpearl Resort & Spa hosts a wide range of luxurious rooms, 3 independent villas and an array of fine-dining restaurants, massage parlours, bars and lounges. Nothing compares the experience of waking to the view of the East Sea coast and Nha Trang city.

Photo: @son_locked

2. Bai Tru Beach

Bai Tru Beach is another draw in Hon Tre island. Located in the north of the island, the beach boasts one side facing the ocean and the other leaning back the stretching hills. The beach is known as one of the most spectacular among the beaches of Nha Trang, for its crystal clear water, smooth sandy beaches and consistently gentle waves.

There’s an entrance fee of about 1 million VND for return speedboat transfers from Da Nang, buffet lunch and access to the beach and swimming pool. At the foot of the mountain, tourists will find a small fishing village, where they can venture into to discover the idyllic life of fishermen. The freshly-caught seafood is also available for anyone seeking an authentic seaside experience.

3. Bay Lagoon

If you’re seeking some quiet time with nature, Bay Lagoon is surely indispensable. As a newly developed tourist attraction, Bay Lagoon features pristine natural beauty, tranquil oceanic atmosphere and perfectly safe water, thanks to being surrounded by mountains. Colorful coral reefs allow for a fantastic scuba-diving into the primitive nature here.

4. Con Se Tre island

To the south of the island, tourists will find a smaller island named Con Se Tre. Con Se Tre is like a tiny version of Hon Tre itself, featuring seaview hotels, seafood restaurants and beachside activities. The surrounding is said to be exceptionally suitable for a nice stroll on the beach. Swimming, scuba diving, fishing or hiking, all sorts of exotic activities are available in the neighborhood.

5. Bai Chen Beach 

This is the most unique site to the complex of Hon Tre Island. “Chen” means bowl in Vietnamese. Along the way to Chen Beach, a number of mango and apple orchards nestle at the foot of the mountains. The most striking feature of the beach is that you won’t find stretches of sand here. Instead, a view of numerous bowl-like stones nest aside each other will attract your attention. Soothing breezes, clear water and calm waves will refresh your soul and mind.

6. Bai Soi

Fancy a free-of-charge massage? Come to Bai Soi! The strange feeling of walking on a bed of pebbles will clear your soul and relax your body. It’s also worth some time just sitting quietly and chilling on the pebbles, while admiring the majestic beauty of land, sea and sky. Nearby Bai Soi, you will find some local enterprises offering diving gears for scuba-diving.

II. Best Time to Visit Hon Tre Island III. What to Eat on the Island?

You may choose fancy dining restaurants within Vinpearl complex, or restaurants in the Con Se Tre tourist village. The nearby local market will serve you all kinds of street foods and other reasonably-priced cuisines. What to do at night? Don’t worry. An array of hotel bars and lounges are available with exceptional drinks and views to the sea.

IV. How to Get to Hon Tre Island?

From Nha Trang, it’s relatively easy to get to Hon Tre thanks to the daily operation of ferries and speedboats transfers. Ferries depart for the island every 30 minutes between 07:00 and 16:00, while speedboats start as early as 08:00 every day. As mentioned before, tourists coming to Vinpearl Amusement Park will take cable car rides instead of other means of transport.

Hon Tre Island is a unique tourist attraction, offering tourist activities and accommodations of both ends. Either you’re looking for a luxurious experience in top resorts, or just seeking quiet chilling time in nature, Hon Tre stands as an ideal destination for you. Make sure you tick off the island on your next trip to the lovely city of Nha Trang.

Đăng bởi: Việt Đỗ

Từ khoá: Travel Guide to Hon Tre Island in Nha Trang

A Local Guide To 20 Best Things To Do In Hue (Vietnam)

Photo by Đằng Nguyễn / Unsplash

Visiting this city means exploring the majestic land of art and culture. One also can enjoy the absolute peacefulness of the land, where people live in harmony with the nurturing Huong river, beautiful beaches, and mountains. The list of 20 best things to do in Hue is perfect for any cultural and natural lover.

The geographic and cultural context

Hue Imperial in fall. Photo by Tom Hoang

Among many reasons why this place was chosen as the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty, the Vietnamese last loyal empire, for 140 years (from 1805 to 1945), there are two most wildly known ones.

First, as the central connecting point of transportation between the north and south, this land becomes the crucial on-land area that allows the logistics’ fluidity in all fields from economy to national defenses.

Second, being described as a crouching tiger and hidden dragon, the land has the Ngu Binh Mountain (known as the Royal Screen) on the back to defense the imperial and Huong river (or Perfume river), as a perfect natural protection frontier in the front.

The Forbidden Purple City. Photo by Kha Vo/ Unsplash

Regarding the spatial planning of the Complex of Hue Monuments, it is well placed and aligned cosmologically with the Five Cardinal Points (known as central, west, east, north, south), the Five Elements (metal, wood, water, fire, earth) and the Five Colors (yellow, red, black, white, blue).

The center of this complex, Hue Citadel, is the powerhouse and resident place of the highest men. This central area contains the Imperial City (Hoang Thanh), the Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh). Besides those locations, there are some important monuments in the outlying area, which are the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), the Esplanade of Sacrifice to the Heaven and Earth (Dan Nam Giao), the Celestial Lady Pagoda (Chua Thien Mu), and Tombs of the dynasty’s emperors (Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb, Gia Long Tomb, etc.,)

Here are the 20 best things to cross your bucket list in Hue:

01 – Strolling down the city on a cyclo

Ideal time: Spring, summer, and fall (Late Feb- Sep)

Price: 40 000 VND – 100 000 VND depending on routes (1.76 USD – 4.39 USD)

A green and slow-pace tour on cyclo has become one of the cultural features of this citadel. You can find no better way to enjoy the peacefulness of the city than lean back on the cyclo, hear local riders talk about the destinations, enjoy the zen vibe from the relaxed lifestyle, and archive the antique beauty of the architecture.

Cyclo tour in autumn. Photo by Hue of Hue

02  – Cycling / walking alongside the river

Ideal time: Spring, summer, and fall (Late Feb- Sep)

Hue city newly opens the riverside road for pedestrians and cyclists. It allows strollers to enjoy the riverbank stretching from the famous Truong Tien Bridge stretching up to Thien Mu Pagoda.

Making friends with the locals is also a nice thing to do. Hue people love to enjoy their morning and evening walk/cycling on the riverside road, so come out there and let the conversation flow.

03 –  Make a street food tour

Ideal time: All year round

Price: 10 000 VND – 35 0000 VND per dish (0.4 USD- 1.6 USD per dish)

Thirty-six dishes of Sweet soup. Photo by Hue of Hue

Hue cuisine is well-known for its delicate flavors and representation, accompanied by its healthiness and diversity.

Local food is very diverse, ranging from soup-based dishes such as Bun Bo Hue, Bun Hen (Baby mussel noodle), Com Hen (Baby mussel rice) to special cakes including Banh Beo (Bloating fern-shaped cake), Banh Loc (Rice dumpling cake), Banh Nam (Flat steamed rice dumplings). Besides, in the food tour, you will regret it if you forget to try the 36 dishes of Hue’s royal sweet soup.

Checkout Local Insider’s local handpick 07 must-try culinary experiences in Hue City.

04 – Try the most delicate vegetarian restaurants

An Nhien Garden Vegetarian. Photo by An Nhien Garden Vegetarian

Being deep-rooted in Buddism, local people practice cooking and eating vegan/vegetarian food twice each month during the beginning and the middle of the lunar month. Locals have also been using plant-based food as a natural remedy for royals. That’s why Hue is one of the country’s finest places for vegetarian/ vegan cuisine.

If you’re a plant-based foodie,don’t miss out on the Best Vietnamese vegan dishes.

05  – Explore the rich culture and art of the Forbidden Purple City

Ideal time: Spring, summer, and fall (Late Feb- Sep)

Price: 200 000 VND per adult, 40 000 VND per child (8.8 USD per adult, 1.8 USD per child)

The Forbidden Purple City. Photo by Hue of Hue

The Forbidden Purple City (Tu Cam Thanh) is the grandest and the most significant monument among the Complex of Hue Monuments. Under the well-preservation, most of its architectural and artistic unique features under the Nguyen Dynasty are in good condition.

At best, visitors should be here in the morning and spend half a day or a day discovering both cultural and historical stories. You can bring your food/snack or enjoy food and cafes available in the visiting area.

06 – Witnessing the ancient ritual in the Esplanade of Sacrifice to the Heaven and Earth

Ideal time: During Hue’ Festival (held every two years in April/May/June)

Price: Free

As an important annual ritual under Nguyen’s reign, it took several months to prepare. Finally, the king held the ceremony to give offerings to the sky and earth spirits, wishing for prosperity and peacefulness to the country. Realizing its cultural value, the decedents’ generations take on the custom and hold this ceremony every two years as an activity of the Hue Festival.

07 – Attend the local biggest Buddhism festival, Vesak day/ or Buddha day

Ideal time: 15th April in lunar calendar (Around May/June, the date will differ each year)

Price: Free

Vesak day 2023. Photo by Phat Tu Vietnam

Buddhism was thriving to its utmost glory in Vietnam under the Nguyen dynasty. Since Hue is the center of Buddist practice, the belief system of this religion shapes the local culture. Hue is one of the places holding the grandest Vesak ceremony each year.

If you come to Hue during these days, this city seems to put on new clothes with colorful flags and lanterns on every street. Each pagoda and district prepare and decorate its float joining the parade. Buddhists start parading through the main streets in the afternoon, then stop by the significant religious locations before ending the ceremony in the evening.

08 – Enjoy Ca Hue (Hue Royal Refined Music) on the Huong river when nightfall.

Ideal time: Spring, summer, and fall (Late Feb- Sep)

Price: Book an 8-seat Emperor Dragon Boat for 1hr with music performance: 1 200 000 VND (53 USD)

Book a 12-seat Emperor Dragon Boat for 1hr with Hue Royal Refined Music performance: 1 500 000 VND (66 USD)

Sunset on Huong river. Photo by Hue of Hue

UNESCO proclaimed hue Royal Refined Music (Nha Nhac Cung Dinh Hue) as a Masterpiece of humanity’s Oral and Intangible Heritage. The best two locations to enjoy this heritage are in the Forbidden Purple City during Hue Festival time or on the Emperor Dragon Boats at night.

Each way of enjoying the music will deliver an incomparable experience. While in the Purple Forbidden City, the royal space completes your experiences formally and nobly, on the river, the rhythm of local life joining the river’s flow creates something so austere but admirable of Hue.

09 – Kayaking or riding SUP on the Huong river

Huong river and Thien Mu pagoda. Photo by Hue of Hue

Ideal time: Spring, summer, and fall (Late Feb- Sep)

Price: 100 000 VND – 150 000 VND per person/half-day (4.4 USD- 6.7 USD)

For those who love to sail, swim and feel the gentle flow of the Huong river, book yourself a SUP and contemplate Hue city from a different perspective. The beautiful landscape of this land won’t let you down!

Please make sure that your service providers give detailed instructions and guard your safety!

10 –  Visiting Thien Mu Pagoda- Ancient sacred Pagoda’s tower

Ideal time: All year round

Price: Free

Night falls on Thien Mu pagoda. Photo by the Hue of Hue

Thien Mu pagoda was built in 1601, then went through a further construction of Hue symbolic Phuoc Duyen tower in 1884. The name “Thien Mu” literally means “Heaven Fairy Lady.” From this pagoda location, you can have a clear view of the Huong river without the city background but mystic mountains instead.

Fun fact: If you ask locals about the mysterious myth of this pagoda, you might receive a warning not to bring your boyfriend or girlfriend here.

11 – Get stunned by the marvelous interior architecture of emperors’ Tombs.

Ideal time: All year round

Price: 150 000 VND per adult, 30 000 VND per child (6.6 USD per adult, 1.32 USD per child)

Morning fog in Tu Duc Tomb. Photo by Martijn Vonk/ Unsplash

Unlike inside the Imperial City, monuments concentrate within a small area. On the outskirt, the locations of the tombs spread. You will have the chance to ride on two wheels and see the peacefulness of the land on the way to your destinations. Each emperor’s tomb will surprise you with its chosen location and distinct architecture and interior decorative pattern.

12 – See the dusk falling on Huong river from Vong Canh Hill.

Ideal time: Spring, summer, and fall (Late Feb- Sep)

Price: Free

Huong river view from Vong Canh Hill. Photo by the Hue of Hue

Vong Canh Hill is a perfect location for a light walk, picnic, and brewing some hot coffee for yourself while getting immersed in the beauty of the Huong river looking from above.

The name “Vong Canh” means sightseeing, as standing from it, visitors can see the horizon where the river and mountain unite.

13 – Camping and catching the sunrise from Hon Vuon peak

Ideal time: Spring and fall (Late Feb- Apr,  Jul- Sep)

Price: Free

Hue stretching landscape, view from Hon Vuon peak. Photo by Hue of Hue

Ideal time: Spring and fall (Late Feb- Apr,  Jul- Sep)

Price: Free

Hon Vuon peak is close enough for a ride and high enough for the sight!

All you need to prepare are your camping essentials and a high spirit for the stunning sunrise the following day.

The trek only requires light-medium physical condition and will take about 30-45 mins. Hon Vuon peak offers you a panorama view of nature scenes and the city at once.

14 – Stroll the most prestigious High school in the country – Quoc Hoc Hue

Ideal time: All year round

Price: Free

Quoc Hoc High School from above. Photo by Humans of Quoc Hoc

Being the earliest and most prestigious high school in Vietnam, Quoc Hoc Hue has been under operation since the French colony until now. The school is now 125 years old and still is the nurturing place of many excellent students’ generations. Two of its most notable students are Nguyen Tat Thanh, also known as Ho Chi Minh, and General Vo Nguyen Giap.

Besides the rich cultural value, it owns the very proud and elegant French architecture with the iconic brick red paint color.

15 – Learn the art of Hue people in the Art Museums

Ideal time: All year round

Price: Free

Hue is not only an endless source of poetic inspiration; this place is also the homeland of talented artists and poets. Coming here, you will see the unique art styles from locals and national artists in different fields such as embroidery, painting, sculpturing, and royal jewelry handcrafting.

The best places to take a look are the Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, Le Ba Dang Art Museum, and the XQ Hue Embroidery Art Museum.

16 – Coming to the local cafes to experience the authentic Hue

Ideal time: All year round

Price: 15 000 VND (0.66 USD per person)

Local cafe in Vy Da village. Photo by Le Thuy Hoa

The coffee culture in Hue comes in many appearances and vibe, but some stay authentic to the antique spirit of Hue. Strolling the streets and alleys in the city, you will accidentally see local cafes where the elderly sit around, play chess, watch the birds dance or enjoy their cigarettes with some old days stories.

Tip: Most locals keep the habit of waking and drinking coffee early in the morning, so it’s best to go out early and enjoy the pleasant, pure morning atmosphere, and of course, experience Hue like a local.

17 – Explore the Royal Tea Art

Ideal time: All year round

Price: 50 000 VND – 100 000 VND per person (2.2USD- 4.4 USD per person)

Art of Roya Tea. Photo by the Hue of Hue

Teas have been used as remedies for nurturing beauty, balancing energy, and cleansing the body under the royal’s reign. In Hue, each type of tea is used for specific individual needs and health conditions.

Some of the recommended tea places are:

Tra Đinh Vu Di

Address: Cu Chanh, Thuy Bang, Huong Thuy,  Hue city

Opening Hours: 8 am- 10 pm

Di Nhien Tra That

Address: 3/26, Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, Hue city

Opening Hours: 7 am -10 pm

Quan Tra Om

Address: 5 Nguyen Huy Luong street, Phu Hiep, Hue city

Opening Hours: 8 am- 10 pm

18 –  Chill on Hue’s pristine beaches

Ideal time: Summer and fall (Apr-Sep)

Price: Free

Afternoon on a local beach. Photo by Quinny

Besides the well-known Thuan An, Canh Duong, and Lang Co beaches, there are a lot of untouched beaches known and enjoyed only by locals. So if you have motorbikes and time, go alongside the beach road and find your paradise!

19 – Trek stunning waterfalls and mountain routes in A Luoi

Ideal time: Spring, summer, and fall (Late Feb- Sep)

Price: Free

A Luoi is a mountain district within Hue province, and you can get there by bus or by riding motorbikes. This mountain land is the residence of most ethnic people in Hue. The locals help keep and protect nature in its best conditions.

Prepare your trekking and camping essentials and head to A Nor waterfall, A-Lin spring, or go further upstream for Ar Lang waterfall and Par Le springs.

20 – Having fresh seafood on Tam Giang lagoon

Ideal time: All year round

Price: 100 000 – 200 000 per person (4.4USD- 8.8 USD per person)

Lagoons in Hue. Photo by Hue of Hue

Tam Giang lagoon is a vast area of brackish water, a living source of thousands of locals who rely on fishing and fish farming. As you set your foot here, the first thing that makes you stunned is the immense water scenery, then the super fresh seafood within a reasonable price range.  

Once visiting this land, you will find more than 20 things worth trying here.

Hope to see you soon in this land of cultural richness!

Đăng bởi: Vũ Đăng Thịnh

Từ khoá: A local guide to 20 best things to do in Hue (Vietnam)

Come To Quy Nhon Ngoc Hoa Tinh Xa To See The Tallest Twin Buddha Statue In Vietnam

Introduction of Tinh Xa Ngoc Hoa

Tinh Xa Ngoc Hoa is a pagoda located just below the mountain slope of Eo Gio, in Bai Bac, Phuong Mai peninsula, Ly Luong village, Nhon Ly commune, about 20km from Quy Nhon city center, Binh Dinh province.

The nunnery is lying on the mountainside (Photo @beepstagram)

The name “Tinh Xa” is derived from the way of calling Buddhist-style temples and houses – a special place for the meditation days of Indian monks. At the same time, unlike the temples with a ritual function, Tinh Xa will focus more on resting and spiritual cultivation.

The pagoda was built in 1960 by the late Duc teacher Thich Giac An and in May 1962 was officially completed with a total investment of about 5 billion VND. Through many events, Tinh Xa was restored to be more spacious and spacious but still retains the inherent spiritual features of Buddhism here. Currently, it is hosted by Venerable Thich Gia Tri.

The beauty of Tinh Xa Ngoc Hoa

There is no poetic architecture like Thien Hung pagoda, but with the terrain leaning against the mountain, next to the ocean rattling waves and surrounded by lush trees all year round with a peaceful and calm atmosphere, Tinh Xa Ngoc Hoa in Nhon Ly has always attracted many tourists and Buddhists to visit every year.

Surrounded by lush trees (Photo @ luyen.dangquynh) Initially, the monastery was built of light materials, but because it is located on a rather high terrain on a mountain slope, it has been cemented and bears the style of the Khat Si sect. The highlight is the main hall with an ancient and modern design like a key located in the North – South direction, the center of the octagon is the place of worshiping the Three Jewels (Buddha – Dharma – Sangha) creating a solemnity, chúng tôi majestic Buddha shrine (Photo @ haphi90) Around the campus are many statues for visitors to worship, pray such as: Maitreya Buddha, white Guan Yin statue in the middle of the yard, four-sided smiling statue with mysterious smile like in the Khmer temple on the outer walls or the image of the ancient tomb and Bao Thac Elder Giac Toai – the first abbot of this place, died in 1993.Surrounding are many different Buddha statues (Photo @ doll_2909)

In particular, around Tinh Xa Ngoc Hoa is also decorated with many ornamental trees, old trees, fruit trees or ancient mossy walls to make this place cooler and fresh, as well as to Nature lovers have a wonderful place to stay.

Impressive architecture of the double Buddha statue

It can be said that this is the most outstanding work of Tinh Xa Ngoc Hoa . You can see this statue right from the moment you sit on a canoe to Ky Co because it is up to 18 meters high, including the base of about 30 meters – is the tallest double statue of the Bodhisattva of the Buddha in Vietnam.

A statue facing the main gate of the pagoda (to the south), holding rosary and scriptures is called Quan The Am Khiet Tuong, and a statue facing the vast sea (north), holding a vase of orange Highway is called Quan The Am Nam Hai.

Each statue is facing one side (Photo @ledinhchihung) Previously, the statue facing the North was painted silver with the meaning of “Silver Sea” to pray for peace and peace for the fishermen floating in the sea, while the statue facing the South was yellow with the meaning of ‘ Golden Forest ”, pray for prosperity and well-being for all living beings and people on this land. However, according to the wishes of the local people in the future and the consensus of the Buddhists and Master Tru Tri, the twin Buddha statue was completely covered with gold paint to help resist the erosion of time and the harsh weather, as well as adorn the landscape of Ngoc Hoa pagoda .Gold plated to protect against inclement weather (Photo @bungbunggg) Not only has the impressive height but also the double Buddha statue at Ngoc Hoa Quy Nhon Tinh Xa also captivates visitors by its sophisticated and unique sculptures. Each statue is a subtle refinement of deities of different cultures: eyes shaped from Tibet, the figure of the exemplary Vietnamese, the shield in the middle with the creation. The image of the destructive flame of Shiva was learned from India and the mural was taken from Champa …The statues are finely sculpted (Photo @ruabengbeng)

In addition, the body of the Quan The Am statue was built hollow, consisting of many floors and placed about 2,000 small colorful statues of Quan The Am made of bronze, stone, composite … with full information about the idea and process Complete the statue to save for the next life.

In addition, the base of the statue is also elaborately built with honeycomb stone combined with reinforced concrete and designed according to traditional Binh Dinh techniques, four corners are statues carved on stone with four colors difference is very nice.

Overall eye-catching (Photo @ aalice92.0801)

Even, Ngoc Hoa Tinh Xa is also a new resting place for the deceased, so inside the Buddha statue, it is possible to place 8,000 urns of ashes according to the lineages (because the cemeteries in the area are being liberated).

Memorable experiences at Ngoc Hoa Tinh Xa

Because it is a place that specializes in meditation and spirituality, if you have come to Ngoc Hoa Tinh Xa , visitors should stay for a few days to rest, listen to Buddhist teachings and calm down. However, you need to ask the people or the tour guide to contact you so that the temple can still prepare.

Normally, the infirmary will not collect tickets but also organize festivals, contribute hands to social charity activities, or participate in the “love porridge rice” model in the city, so Pilgrims coming here can also show their sincere gratitude by contributing to the charity, it will definitely be a memorable memory.

In addition, the hostel also has many beautiful corners for visitors to “so deep”, but because it is a pure spiritual place, you should limit photography and filming, instead, let your soul relax. go into the nature, listen to the ringing of the temple bells, the monks’ voices reciting the warm sutras and breathing in the peaceful fresh air here, making sure that all troubles and fatigue of work disappear. just now.

Peaceful, quiet space (Photo @xi__mui)

Moreover, standing on the monastery not only enjoys the cool breeze but also admires the poetic and lyrical beauty of the clear blue beaches and the immense Eo Gio , oh, happiness is the end.

Revealing, the nunnery is open most of the day, so you can come here to visit and pay tribute at any time.

If the hustle and bustle of the city makes you bored, the work pressure on your shoulders makes you tired, then immediately relieve those things by going to Tinh Xa Ngoc Hoa  to rest.

Đăng bởi: Phạm Thành Nhân

Từ khoá: Come to Quy Nhon Ngoc Hoa Tinh Xa to see the tallest twin Buddha statue in Vietnam

Can Tho Boy To Explore Ha Giang With Super Detailed Schedule: Go To Feel The Vastness Of Heaven And Nature In Vietnam

As one of the rare places that tourists judge “every season is beautiful”, Ha Giang possesses an irresistible attraction. Perhaps that is also what prompted Duong Dang Phuong Toan – a can tho boy – to carry a backpack and visit the first place of the country. Phuong Toan was not afraid to conquer the distance of more than 2,000 km to see first-time the majestic natural beauty of this land.

(Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)


Phuong Toan flies from Can Tho to Hanoi, then travels to Ha Giang by bus for VND 300,000/way. The bus leaves at 9:00pm and is available in Ha Giang about 7 hours later.

Here, visitors can contact to rent a motorbike for about 150,000 VND per day, there are enough raincoats, luggage belts and rain boots – which are essential this season.

During the trip, Toan had the opportunity to sleep at two accommodation facilities with completely different styles. The first night, because he wanted to experience the life of the Lo Lo ethnic group, he booked lolo ancient house homestay – where the host is very enthusiastic and friendly. By the second night, he moved to Hoang Ngoc Hotel in Dong Van. This hotel is also very large, clean and fully equipped.

(Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)


Day 1: Ha Giang City – Milestone No. 0 – North Sum Slope – Double Mountain – Management – H’mong Village – Yen Minh – Shen Ma Slope – Pao’s House – Lung Cu

After breakfast, Toan went to North Sum Slope to take pictures and walked across Mt. Doi to rest.

Next, he visited H’mong Village to take a check-in photo at the famous infinity pool here. Admission is VND 50,000 and the entrance price is VND 100,000 per person. If you choose to go 22 km, you will encounter the tall “Lonely Tree” – the check-in address of young people. It’s not too hard to get here.

After leaving the road 22 km, Toan continued to visit Shen Ma slope. There are many lovely and friendly ethnic babies, so you can take photos and give them sweets. He then visited the house chosen as the setting for the 2006 Golden Kite Award-winning film “The Story of Pao”.

(Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)

According to Toan, on the way back to Lung Cu there are many beautiful scenery, suitable for young people who love to take check-in photos to “live virtually”. That day, he was lucky to participate in the Festival of Lo Lo people taking place right at the homestay, extremely crowded and bustling. He ended his day of travel with dinner with chicken hot pot costing VND 150,000 per person.

(Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)

Day 2: Aflag of Lung Cu – Dong Van – Con Que River – Ma Pi Leng – Tu Tu Alley – Dong Van

Toan said that the road to Lung Cu flagpole close to homestay, motorbike can run up to the ticketing point for VND 10,000 per person (due to the impact of Covid-19 epidemic should be reduced). After that, you just need to walk up the stairs a little to arrive, the feeling is very cool and the panoramic view will overwhelm you.

(Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)

Sailing on the Con Que River is also an experience that Toan thinks everyone should try. Standing from Ma Pi Leng looking down, the river appeared to look lovely and romantic.

(Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)

However, guests should be careful when going down to the marina. Toan shared that he had “almost died” several times when falling downhill, because on one side is the mountain, one side is the cliff, the road is landslide. This distance is about 7-8 km (it takes about 30-45 minutes), so people need to slow down to ensure safety.

According to Toan, there is also a road for people to trekking about 2km long. However, this road is quite steep, causing visitors to spend a lot of time and physical strength. Therefore, only those who are really healthy should try.

(Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)

Toan also booked boats at a relatively cheap price – 70,000 VND per person. The boat is very large, with enough room to pose for photos. You can ask the boat driver to stop wherever you like. On average, a boat tour takes about 1-2 hours.

On the way back from Ma Pi Leng, Toan had the opportunity to visit the “death cliff” – where you can zoom out to see the turquoise Cinnamon Grapes. By this time, the path was much easier.

After returning to Dong Van to rest, Toan went to play in the old town in the evening. There are many restaurants selling baked goods, win beetroot (a specialty cake in Ha Giang), ethnic rice and chicken hot pot.

“Win the beetroot” (left) and Ha Giang rolls (right). (Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)

Day 3: Dong Van – Cat Vac – Pa Vi – Ha Giang City

Due to arriving on Sunday, Toan had the opportunity to experience the market of ethnic minorities. The market is very large, selling a variety of fruits. Here, Toan bought some souvenirs, as well as enjoyed Ms. Ha’s rolls costing VND 40,000 per meal.

After that, he returned to Ha Giang city by Cat Vac Road. The average travel time falls between 6-7 hours.

For Toan, this is a trip worth experiencing, where people are really cute and friendly. “Young and still strong should try to go to Ha Giang once in a lifetime to feel the vastness of heaven and earth and the beauty of Vietnam’s nature,” he said.


(Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)

– The pass is very steep and crab-hugging, different from the pass in Dalat or Sapa, so people remember to always choose the number car and always go to the number 2 to avoid slipping the pass.

– The weather in Ha Giang is sunny and rainy constantly so people need to apply sunscreen and always equip with excess raincoats to cover their luggage.

– The ethnic children in Ha Giang are very good and pitiful, so please prepare candy and some snacks for the children.

Dinner with chicken hot pot in Ha Giang (Photo: FB Duong Dang Phuong Toan)

– There’s always a beautiful view along the way. Therefore, people should refrain from visiting too many points to avoid losing time traveling to Dong Van or Lung Cu. The darker these places go, the more dangerous they are. Toan’s group went from 8.9am until 7pm to reach Lung Cu.

– In addition, you should also prepare some bread or fruit to snack, along with a lot of water.

Đăng bởi: Phượng Nguyễn

Từ khoá: Can Tho boy to explore Ha Giang with super detailed schedule: Go to feel the vastness of heaven and nature in Vietnam

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