If you’ve never been to Vietnam, you’ll be surprised by the diversity of nature within just this one country. Come for a visit, and you will be spoiled for wonderful natural landscapes and seascapes.
The north of Vietnam is a rugged region of mountains and valleys, known for centuries-old rice terraces that are a glowing green in the planting season, and golden with rice in the harvest season. In the center of Vietnam, scenic rivers and lagoons create peaceful hamlets on the plain, and wide, sandy beaches stretch down Vietnam’s central coast. In the south of Vietnam, the Mekong River flows steadily into a wide delta, carving mangrove forests and tropical islets along the way.
Islands and beaches
A beach holiday is never far away when you’re in Vietnam. Beach lovers and sunseekers have plenty of destinations to choose from along Vietnam’s long coastline. The islands off Nha Trang and Phú Quốc are blessed with turquoise waters, soft white sand, and coral reefs. A short plane ride from Ho Chi Minh City, turtles hatch on the remote shores of Côn Đảo.
Of many memorable places in Vietnam, a few world-class wonders stand out. Hạ Long Bay, two hours from the capital of Hanoi, is an enchanting tableau of jungle-covered karsts rising up from calm emerald water. Sapa is another must-see destination where majestic mountains and perfectly symmetrical rice terraces serve visitors one breathtaking panorama after another.