South Vietnam: Top 7 places You can’t miss


South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam was a country that existed from 1955 to 1975. Located in Southeast Asia, South Vietnam is part of the larger country of Vietnam. It occupies the southern region of the country, bordered by the Gulf of Thailand to the West, the South China Sea to the East and Southeast, Cambodia to the North and Northwest. Its location provides diverse landscapes, including vibrant cities, lush deltas, and picturesque coastlines.
Southern Vietnam has everything to meet your travel needs – local culture, rich history, daily city life, beautiful beaches, amazing waterfalls, and even tranquil life along the Mekong Delta. You’ll have plenty of relaxing days and getaway adventures to fulfill your travel thirst. Visit the South of Vietnam, you don’t miss top 7 places in South Vietnam.
*** 1. Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh Citycommonly known as Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam, with a population of around 9.3 million in 2023. The city’s geography is defined by rivers and canals, of which the eponymously-named Saigon River is the largest. As a municipality, Ho Chi Minh City consists of 16 urban districts, five rural districts, and one municipal city (sub-city). As the largest financial centre in Vietnam.
A visit to Ho Chi Minh city, you can easily encounter a lot of skyscrapers (the famous Landmark 81), tall buildings, luxurious and modern hotels, convenient restaurants as well as people dressing Western-style clothes.Moreover, prepare yourselves chances to explore typical highlights of the city such as Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office… which give you great insights of the city’s history, architecture & people.

*** 2. Cu Chi Tunnels
The tunnels of Củ Chi (Vietnamese: Địa đạo Củ Chi) are an immense network of connecting tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country.
The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the Viet Cong’s base of operations for the Tết Offensive in 1968.
The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American and ARVN forces, and helped to counter the growing American military presence.

*** 3. Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta known as the Western Region or the South-western region. The Mekong River approaches and empties into the sea through a network of distributaries. The Mekong Delta region encompasses a large portion of south-western Vietnam of over 40,500 square kilometres. The size of the area covered by water depends on the season.
The Mekong Delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. The life in this region is very unique and different from other places in Vietnam. The water moves to the rhythms of the mighty Mekong where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries.

*** 4. Mui Ne
Mui Ne is well known for unique white sand dunes featuring several lakes and even swamps straight in the middle of sandy terrain. It is among the most beautiful natural beaches, spanning 15 kilometres of sandy beaches that are lined with an array of dining and shopping venues as well as luxurious beachfront resorts.
This place is famous for its palm-lined streets, beautiful beaches, strong waves, huge sand dunes glowing in the sun. It has steady wind conditions (in the dry season) that make it a top destination for windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, others water sports and the best place with hot air balloon ride in Vietnam.

*** 5. Đà Lạt
Dalat is the capital of Lâm Đồng Province and the largest city of the Central Highlands region in Vietnam. The city is located 1,500 m above sea level on the Langbian Plateau. Dalat is a tranquil mountain town known for its mild weather, breathtaking scenery, and charming atmosphere. This place offers colorful flower gardens, and stunning natural landscapes. Nowaday, Da Lat is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam.

*** 6. Nha Trang
Nha Trang is capital of Khánh Hòa Province and is a seaside town, – on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang bounded on the north by Ninh Hoà district, on the west by Diên Khánh District. And on the south by Cam Ranh town. It takes 1.5 hours to fly to Nha Trang from Hanoi, and a mere 35 minutes from Ho Chi Minh City.
Nha Trang attracts the both domestic and foreigners’ travelers by stunningly pristine beaches, best scuba diving, snorkeling, blissful nature and delicious food.

*** 7. Phu Quoc island
Phu Quoc island is secret paradise island with around 20 upspoilt beaches. It is located in the Gulf of Thailand. This island is known as blue ocean, vast national park and gorgeous sunset. If you travel to south of Vietnam, you should not miss visit Phu Quoc island.
Phu Quoc Island has around 20 unspoilt beaches where are perfect for people who want to keep themselves away from the hustle and bustle atmosphere of cities. It is amazing place for sport tobe lazy. You can lie on beach all day and sip a fresh coconut tree. Go for swim in the water or do some water sports. Or admire sunrise in the morning or sun set in the late afternoon on beach.

When is the ideal time to visit Southern Vietnam?

With temperatures remaining constant at between 25 – 35°C year round, the climate of the south is split into two distinct seasons: wet and dry ones. The dry season begins in November and ends in late April ( best time to visit different places in Southern Vietnam), the sky is clear & blue with nice sunshine, a good condition to travel around and enjoy the best of the region.
The wet season lasts from May until early November with the months from June, July & August receiving the highest rainfall of the year. The rainfall is generally heavy but short lasting, often occurring in a mid-afternoon heavy downpour. So if you could not arrange your trip in dry season, it is also fine to explore Southern Vietnam in wet season.

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