You want to explore new lands and experience a new culture. So, why don’t you try a tour of southern Vietnam? You will have a chance to discover the unique lifestyle of local people, enjoy beautiful landscapes and taste delicious food. Here are the best 5 cities you should visit in Southern Vietnam.
1. Can Tho
Can Tho is the largest city in the Mekong Delta. It is located in the south bank of Hau river. Especially, you will be strongly impressed by unique floating markets which the locals purchase local spices and other ingredients. Cai Rang floating market is one of the most famous floating markets in Can Tho. You can spend a whole day sitting on a canoe, exploring a variety of different kinds of goods and even enjoying a bowl of noodle on the river. It is a great opportunity to learn more about Vietnamese culture and get into touch with the locals. And when you come to Can Tho, you can’t miss Tiny Corner Café which is a famous landmark for the youth. It is a cozy coffee shop in a nestled alley. You will be welcomed by friendly staff and served reasonable drinks and bubble tea. Furthermore, you should enjoy Nem Nuong Thanh Van. You will eat barbecued pork skewers, vegetables with rice paper and noodles. You will wrap and roll everything in the rice paper and then dip into the fish sauce.
2. Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is the most bustle and hustle city in Vietnam which attracts lots of foreign tourists because of its beauty, delicious street food, shopping center, and interesting nightlife. Its most special feature is that Ho Chi Minh city is called ‘a sleepless city’ with many pubs, rooftop bars such as Chill Sky Bar Saigon, Rex Rooftop Garden. You can immerse yourself into dancing and enjoy colorful cocktails. If you have a foodie love, Ben Thanh market is the best choice. In addition to food, you can buy other items: clothes, souvenirs, local handicrafts, Vietnamese coffee and tea from unique vendors. And having Saigon street food tour with your friends and your family is highly recommended for you.
3. Phan Thiet
If you are a nature lover, Phan Thiet is a good option. You can experience the life of the locals here in fishing villages and enjoy fresh seafood. Besides, you can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to see breath-taking views, have a peaceful atmosphere. Mui Ne Beach gains a reputation for beautiful dunes and a long coastline. There are a lot of outside activities such as kitesurfing, surfing, kayaking…Mui Ne is also an ideal destination for swimming due to crystal water. Moreover, Fairy Stream, known as ‘ Suoi Tien’ in Vietnam, is a must-visit place. It is surrounded by bamboo forests, the dunes, and the boulders. Fairy Stream is considered as ‘ a natural paradise’ because of its miraculous shape and colorful stones lying beside the stream.
4. Nha Trang
Nha Trang is one of the most important hubs in Vietnam due to pristine beaches. Therefore, going for a dip is a wonderful idea. Nha Trang offers you several resorts such as the Vinpearl Resort, Diamond Resort, Ana Mandara Resort. Also, Nha Trang is also well-known for water sport, scuba diving. You should try diving into the sea to see the coral reef and marine life. Besides, you can’t miss local cuisines including seafood and barbecued pork, and birds nest soup which is the specialty of Nha Trang. Find more in Nha Trang Travel Guide.
Located on Lam Vien highland, Dalat has cool weather all the whole year. It is considered as the city of love and flower, so you can visit Dalat flower garden which contains different kinds of flowers. Mentioning to Dalat, people always remember The Valley of Love which is a romantic attraction. Couples come here to save unforgettable memories to prove for their love. Besides, you can visit Linh Phuoc pagoda which is a Buddhist shrine in Dalat. What makes a deep impression is an 18-meter-high golden statue. Especially, you can have the chance to write wishes on a piece of paper, stick them to the bell and chime the bell three times to send your prayers to Buddha. See more in What to do in Dalat.
In sum, the best 5 cities above are good suggestions for your journey in Vietnam. And we hope that it will be useful to bring a memorable trip. For more information, you can check out our website.