Son Doong Cave
Discovered in 2009, Son Doong Cave in Quang Binh, Vietnam, is currently the biggest cave known by mankind.
This giant is the champion in every aspect. The entire cave is approximately 9 kilometers long with the largest chamber of 200 meters wide and 150 meters high. With such a scale, Son Doong can comfortably host an entire city with NYC’s skyscrapers of up to 40 stories or allow a 747 to fly through. The cave is as twice as large as its runner-up, Deer Cave in Malaysia. Stalagmites in Son Doong are also among the tallest in the world with some towering over 70 meters high.
The coconut tree prison which is also known as “Phu Quoc Prison” is located in An Thoi Village, Phu Quoc. The name “coconut tree” originated from the Indochina War; when French colony was dominating Vietnam and the resistant war against French becomes very strong. At this time, the prison had four areas named “A”, “B”, “C” and “D”; which was believed to keep over 14,000 prisoners. However, when the Indochina War finished, most of the prisoners returned to their families according to the Geneva Accords.
Phu Quoc Beach
One of the most beautiful islands – and undoubtedly the largest one in Vietnam. Phu Quoc belong to the administrative division of Kien Giang province and is located in the Gulf of Thailand. Phu Quoc is probably most famous for its pristine beaches with white sands, calm sea, warm water, bright sunny paradise and other mysteries of nature. All are waiting for you to discover.
Shop for silk and tailored clothes in the coastal town of Hoi An, once a thriving international port known for its trade of silk and ceramics
Hoi An Art Theatre
Walking around the Old Quarter of Hoi An, tourists are always fascinated by endless reminiscences of a past time when the old town was a major commercial port, a center of cultural interminglement amongst Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese.
Bach Ma Park
With close proximity to both Hue and Danang, Bach Ma national park is simple a cannot-afford-to-miss for nature lovers and especially bird-watching enthusiasts.
Bach Ma will not fail you in a single bit in terms of activities. One can camp, trek, rappel or simply wander through the jungle to discover the beauty of Bach Ma’s flora and fauna. At Do Quyen Fall (Rhododendrun Fall,) adventurers have chance to thrillingly abseil down the upper section of the fall. Or else, visitors can walk down to the bottom of the falls to catch the whole fantastic view of the fall and spend more time swimming in the stream.
Nature lovers, especially those who are eager for bird-watching would find Bach Ma a real paradise on the ground. The 358 species of birds in the park account for more than one-third of the bird species of Vietnam, including the fabulous crested argus pheasant and the tenacious Edwards’ pheasant (the symbol of Bach Ma National Park) – unseen and thought to be extinct for 50 years. Numerous bird species like pigeons, bulbuls, malkohas, crow pheasant, herons and egrets but sights of parakeets, kingfishers or jungle fowl are worth adding to tourists’ bird-watching collection.
Tour Vietnam on the back of a motorcycle or bicycle – it’s a great way to cover long distances, see the countryside, go off the beaten track, and feel like a local
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Drink snake wine – it’s believed to improve health and virility – or Saigon Do. Like cafes, the bars only pop up at night. Mot, hai, ba, do (one, two, three, cheers)
The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne are the most important tourist attraction apart from the beaches of Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. Some 65 km northeast of Phan Thiet, the massive dunes range in colour from gold to white. There are also red dunes to be found further south, close to Mui Ne.