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Top 10 most impressive tourist destinations in West Vietnam


The West is always an ideal tourist destination for domestic and foreign tourists. The picturesque scenery of the river region always captivates tourists, especially foreign tourists. In this next article, we will explore the top 10 tourist destinations in the West that are most impressive to domestic and foreign tourists!


Cai Rang Floating Market, Can Tho

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang Market – a national intangible cultural heritage (Source: Vinpearl).


Located in the southwest of Vietnam, a province named Can Tho hosts a market called Cai Rang Floating Market along the Mekong River. A visit here will result in an unforgettable experience of being surrounded by hundreds of boats that make up this floating market. Each of these boats consist of vendors offering a variety of agricultural products, local cuisine, handcrafted items, and much more. If you want to feel the full beauty of the Mekong River, Cai Rang Floating Market, located in Can Tho should be the first in your list. Find more information here.


Tra Su Melaleuca Forest, An Giang

Tra Su Melaleuca Forest is known as 'The flooded green paradise' and is a famous forest eco-tourism destination of An Giang province. Photo: Hoang Vu.

Tra Su Melaleuca Forest is known as “The flooded green paradise” and is a famous forest eco-tourism destination of An Giang province. (Source: Hoang Vu).


If you love ecotourism and wild nature, Tra Su Melaleuca Forest is another impressive site located in the southwest of Vietnam. Coming to An Giang, you must definitely visit Tra Su Melaleuca forest to see firsthand the immense forest and explore the submerged ecosystem. Boasting over 140 species of plants and animal life each, a tour through this forest will be the adventure of a lifetime. For more information, click here.


Tan Lap Floating Village, Long An

tan lap floating village

Walking path in Tan Lap Floating Village. (Source: Day Trip Saigon).


Tan Lap Floating Village is a typical destination of the West River and the wetlands of Dong Thap Muoi. Visitors to Tan Lap Village are fascinated by the beauty of the vast primeval Melaleuca forest and the mysterious paths leading into the forest with countless beautiful scenes of Melaleuca trees, lotuses, and water hyacinths. Coming here, you have the opportunity to walk along the one meter wide, moss covered path that resembles a walk through a fairyland, observe the wonderful lotus fields, and more.


Tram Chim National Park, Dong Thap

Biodiversity values of Tram Chim National Park

Wildlife in Tram Chim. (Source: Vietnam Discovery).


It is impossible not to mention Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap, one of the most beautiful in Vietnam. Tram Chim National Park has a total area of ​​more than 7,500 hectares of diverse ecosystem, where more than 130 species of vegetation grow richly. The fauna here is outstanding, with a rich waterfowl system consisting of 233 species, including the red-crowned crane and other rare species listed in the Red Book. Coming here, you will see firsthand the fields of fragrant lotus flowers, the poetic beauty of hundreds of flowers blooming all year round in Sa Dec flower village, and the straight rice fields with flying storks. With beautiful scenery and fresh air, this area of Vietnam will definitely bring you great experiences.


Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang

A beach on Phu Quoc Island. (Source: Vietnam Tourism).


The tourist paradise in Phu Quoc Island tantalizes many visitors to come here. You will explore the emerald green sea and exotic islands with clear blue water beaches such as Bai Sao and Bai Dai. Here you can swim in the beautiful coral reefs, participate in squid fishing activities, or climb basket boats with local people. Another great discovery is Vinpearl land & Safari, where you can explore the vast safari in a cage while the exotic animals roam free. Phu Quoc Island is truly a paradise for beach and adventure lovers.


Nam Du Island, Kien Giang

humiso bungalow nam du

Hon Lon island. (Source: Travel Vietnam).


If you are interested in island hopping, Nam Du archipelago is a cluster of 21 island about 40 km away from Phu Quoc island. The largest island, Hon Lon, also known as big island, offers beautiful beaches, local experiences, and beautiful sunsets. The islands nearby are close enough to visit fairly easily, and although most of them are very small, a few offer guest houses for travelers to spend the night. Camping is also an option. Priced at around $1.50 USD per night, this is the perfect opportunity for a beautiful budget beach trip.


Hon Son, Kien Giang

Hon Son

Beautiful scenery on top of Ma Thien Lanh. (Photo: Vinpearl)


Hon Son is another island near Phu Quoc. It has long been praised for its wild and poetic beauty, boasting sandy beaches with blue coast and bright yellow sunshine, suitable for swimming or simply taking photos. Coming here, you will enjoy the fresh sea air and nature under the green coconut groves swaying in the wind. You will explore the diverse primeval mountains, and enjoy tasty seafood dishes. With pristine beauty, Hon Son Island in Kien Giang promises to be an ideal tourist destination for vacations and summer trips.


Ca Mau Cape National Park


Ca Mau Cape National Park. (Source: Viet Leading Travel).


Ca Mau Cape National Park is a place with majestic landscapes and is also a famous destination for culture and eco-tourism. It is located in the southernmost part of Vietnam. Therefore, it is sometimes referred to as the south pole of Vietnam. The beautiful scenes at dawn show red lights gradually illuminating the whole sky. The sunset brings with it colorful clouds, making the scene here more lyrical and romantic. Because of this, you will surely have an interesting and memorable trip here.


Ba Chua Xu Temple, An Giang

Ba Chua Xu Temple

Vibrant festival at Ba Cha Xu Temple. (Source: Vinpearl).


Ba Cha Xu Temple, also called The Holy Mother Temple, is dedicated to the Vietnamese and Chinese Goddess of mercy, fertility, and prosperity. This is the most famous temple in the Mekong Delta, with over 3 million annual worshippers. This temple displays relics and anecdotes passed down from generation to generation, all associated with heroic historical events in the nation. This magnificent structure is a must-see if you are planning to visit the western region of Vietnam.


Thoi Son islet, Tien Giang

Thoi Son island – Visit the famous and natural island in Tien Giang

Thoi Son River tour. (Source: Mekong Smile Tour).


Thoi Son islet is known as the garden paradise of the Tien Giang river. It is easy to drive across the bridge and over the island in just a few minutes. This is because the islet is so narrow. However, there is much to explore once you step on this island. This island is full of orchards with many different species and varieties of fruits. You are able to pick them and try them right from the tree. Tourists can float on the cool green water, lined with green coconut trees. Additionally, you have the option to participate in fishing activities with the islanders who fish by their hands. If you are looking for a fun adventure, this is the place for you.


These 10 tourist destinations in the West of Vietnam are just some of the most impressive sights of Vietnam. Are you getting excited for your trip yet? Do not forget to save this post to remember these ideal excursions.


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