Vietnam’s National Day holiday is just around the corner, and travelers are gearing up to explore the most vibrant and bustling destinations in the country. Based on an analysis of check-in dates from September 1 to 4, a Dutch-based agency has revealed the top 10 hotspots that are expected to be packed with enthusiastic tourists. Let’s dive into the excitement!
Taking the lead is Da Nang, renowned for its picturesque, sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see. This coastal gem recently stole the spotlight by hosting an international fireworks festival, attracting a staggering 30% increase in visitors compared to 2019.
Securing the second spot is Vung Tau, a tropical beach town located just a stone’s throw away from downtown HCMC. With its three-kilometer-long Bai Sau or Thuy Van beach, it has always been a magnet for holidaymakers during national breaks.
Nha Trang, a charming beach city in central Vietnam, claims the third position. Home to the ancient Ponagar Tower, a cherished heritage site from the Champa Kingdom, Nha Trang has been gaining popularity, especially with the influx of cruise ships docking at its port.
Traveling up to the Central Highlands, we find Da Lat, nestled 1,500 meters above sea level. This enchanting city beckons visitors with its year-round cool climate, verdant pine forests, and architectural treasures reminiscent of the French colonial era.
Venturing south to Vietnam’s bustling metropolis, HCMC takes the fifth spot. The city authorities have planned an extravaganza of fireworks displays and hot-air balloon shows, promising a dazzling celebration for Vietnamese National Day.
Mui Ne, once a beloved getaway for Russian tourists, ranks sixth. Located near Phan Thiet, this coastal resort town offers a unique adventure: hot air balloon rides over stunning sand dunes, a captivating experience that begins at the crack of dawn.
Hanoi, the capital city, enters the autumn season with a seventh-place ranking. Foreign visitors are drawn to this atmospheric city, where they can meander through narrow streets adorned with golden leaves or capture the beauty of women in elegant ao dai, Vietnam’s traditional costume.
Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, claims the eighth position. This captivating destination, just a couple of hours from Hanoi, invites travelers to explore its breathtaking landscapes by embarking on seaplane tours, soaring above the enchanting bay from a stunning altitude of over 300 meters.
Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island known for its pristine beaches and luxurious resorts, takes the ninth spot. Although it falls within the rainy season from May to October, this haven of tranquility still captivates visitors with its natural splendor.
Finally, the captivating town of Hoi An, nestled along the Thu Bon River, completes the top 10 list. With its iconic yellow houses, rich cultural heritage, and pedestrian-friendly streets, Hoi An offers a unique experience that showcases a slower pace of life rarely found elsewhere. Don’t miss the mesmerizing floating lantern festival, where the town is illuminated solely by the soft glow of these colorful lanterns on the 14th day of each lunar month.
As National Day approaches, these vibrant destinations in Vietnam are poised to welcome travelers seeking unforgettable experiences, cultural immersion, and a taste of the country’s natural wonders. Get ready to embark on an adventure like no other!