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Friday, 21st November 2014

Off the beaten track: Hidden gems in Vietnam

Vietnam has become more and more popular in recent times. Millions of visitors flock to the country each and every year to explore its diverse and majestical wilderness and sample some of the most scrumptious and mouthwatering dishes.

This has led to the rise of a number of tourist destinations across the country, which welcome visitors with open arms.

Major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have become particularly popular with visitors, and attracts crowds of people each and every year.

Hanoi for example, is famed for its French colonial architecture, parks and lakes, whereas Ho Chi Minh on the other hand, is popular for its lakes, and beautiful scenery.

However while these, along with many other areas are highly popular among visitors, there are many other locations in the country that are perhaps not as well known.

If you really want to get a feel for Vietnam's culture, then you may want to venture outside of the touristy areas and head off the beaten track a little.

In this short guide, we have listed some of the most undiscovered parts of this beautiful country.

Lang co

This area is located between between Hue and Da Nang. It is one of the most majestic places in the country, with serene and blissful surroundings, seated in the heart of the natural wilderness.

Here you will be surrounded by cliffs and mountains, beautiful lakes and clear-blue lagoons.

Lang co is also home to some of the traditional fishing communities of Vietnam, and luxurious beaches with fine white sands.

Buon Me Thuot - Pleiku

This is the place where Emperor Bao Dai was rumoured to go for his holidays. It is home to the minority communities of Vietnam, who live in little villages, surrounded by mountains and lakes.

You may also get the chance to visit the tombs of ancient kings, and visit some of the historical monuments that still exist to this day.

Phan Thiet Mui Ne

This is a sleepy little town based just over 100 miles from Ho Chi Minh City. 

It is in many ways a visitor's paradise. The area is noted for its snowy sand beaches and clean water. It is also surrounded by rosy sand hills, deserts and shorelines.

If you are feeling really adventurous, you can also take part in a range of activities including golfing, windsurfing and mountain climbing.


Despite being Vietnam's third largest city, there are lots of undiscovered little gems that you can explore here. It is a very historic area, with plenty of ancient temples, ruins and cultural attractions to sink your teeth into. It also has its fair share of white sand beaches.

Con Dao Islands 

This area is characterised for its thick jungles, and its amazing, blue sea. if you are feeling particularly adventurous, then you can choose to trek through the jungle, or alternatively just chill out on its expansive and luxurious coastlines.

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