Vivutravel: 3 Great Sunset Viewing Spots in Vietnam

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HANOI, August 31, 2017 – Vietnam is a fascinating country in SE Asia with its stunning scenery, beaches and delightful food. Travellers exploring the length of Vietnam will discover the country’s most recognizable landscapes which are perfect to sit and watch the sun rise and set. Plus, the Vietnam weather and climate is great to relax and enjoy this special occasion.

Here are a few of the best sunset viewing spots in Vietnam:

Halong Bay
Halong Bay is a beautiful Vietnam travel destination in the north-east of the country. The emerald waters of this seascape are filled with limestone pillars topped with trees and date back millions of years. In addition to the stunning scenery, the limestone pillars also have caves systems that are well worth a closer inspection on a kayaking adventure.

This famous tourist attraction is a nominated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its natural beauty. While the bay can get crowded, there is the opportunity to travel to secluded harbours for swimming or an overnight stay on board a traditional junk-style boat. Mooring up at night in a quiet bay gives the perfect opportunity for guests to relax on the sun deck and appreciate the sunset in its unobstructed glory. All Vietnam tour packages are suggested to include Halong Bay and in fact, Halong Bay is a must.

Mui Ne
Many first-time travellers to Vietnam are likely to be surprised by the country’s sand dunes. The white sand dunes are a great day trip adventure and located approx 30 km from the beach resort town of Mui Ne. Entry to explore the dunes is free, but it does help to have some form of transport to reach this place. Quad bikes and sleds are available to hire for a great time on the slopes.

If you are willing to lose a little sleep, getting to the top of the dunes in the early morning gives perfect views of the sunrise, and at this time of the day it is extremely quiet tourist-wise.

In addition to the dunes, this place is also special because it is located right next to the Lotus Lake. For travellers in the region in the summer, there is the opportunity the see large sections of the lake covered with the lotus flower in full bloom.  Read more: Mui Ne travel guide

Chau Doc
Chau Doc lies within the Mekong Delta and close to the South Vietnam-Cambodia border. This city has plenty of waterways with lively floating markets that are worth a visit on a relaxing boat trip. The sacred mountain of Sam Mountain is home to a giant Buddha statue, pagodas, and temples.

Sam Mountain is in the region of 800-ft high and has the ability to offer a stunning viewing platform to see the local surroundings, including across the border into Cambodia. The trek to the top of the mountain is possible by foot, but for those that prefer not the walk that far, riding a motorbike to the top is an enjoyable experience. Once at the summit, tourists will get a stunning view of the sun set in the evening over the flooded paddy fields and the Mekong Delta.

Other worthwhile places to appreciate the sunrise or sunset on the Vietnam travel are in the central coastal city of Bai Xep, the ancient town of Hoi An, and the water beauty of Tam Coc in the northern province of Ninh Binh.