Ideal places for ‘awe walks’ around Vietnam after COVID-19

An “awe walk” is a stroll in which you intentionally shift your attention outward instead of inward in order to take a fresh look at things that are familiar and ordinary. It is proven to reduce stress and boost mental health.

Ideal places for 'awe walks' around Vietnam after COVID-19
Hoi An is among top-picked destinations to enjoy peaceful riverside walks.

When COVID-19 is put under control, the demand for this activity will surely increase after people have undergone the social distancing period.

Below is the list of ideal places for ‘awe walks’ around Vietnam after COVID-19. 

Nature walks

Ideal places for 'awe walks' around Vietnam after COVID-19
Travel website names Ninh Binh among destinations to take a walk to discover nature in the fresh air and green landscape.

Walking in the nature is a popular experience which has become a new trend amidst the pandemic. Based on readers’ reviews of travellers, travel website named Da Lat, Sa Pa and Ninh Binh as the top three destinations to take a walk to discover nature in the fresh air and green landscape.

Da Lat City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is an ideal tourist destination with popular attractions such as Voi (Elephant) Waterfall, Linh An Pagoda, and Van Thanh Flower Village, where visitors can go for a walk in nature.

Sa Pa Town in northern is widely known for its majestic mountainous landscape, with terraced fields and villages hidden on the mountainside. There are countless trail systems that connect to each other for ‘awe walkers’ to enjoy the tranquillity and fresh air.

Located inside the UNESCO-recognised Trang An Tourism Complex in Ninh Binh Province, the limestone mountains, underground rivers, diverse cave systems and primeval forests offer visitors an ideal opportunity to walk, relax and explore the majesty of nature. 

Beach walks

Ideal places for 'awe walks' around Vietnam after COVID-19
Sunset on a beach in Da Nang City.

With a long coastline, Vietnam offers visitors an assortment of options for beach walks, with Da Nang, Vung Tau and Nha Trang being the top-rated places among tourists thanks to their long beautiful beaches.

During the day, let’s admire the beauty of Champa architecture in Nha Trang City in in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, or take a panoramic sea view from the famous lighthouse in Vung Tau City in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province.

Meanwhile, late afternoon is the perfect time to walk around and sample typical street food of Da Nang City such as Quang noodles, summer rolls with boiled pork, and fresh seafood. 


Rivesride walks

Ideal places for 'awe walks' around Vietnam after COVID-19
The two banks of Huong River in Hue City are surrounded by public green areas.

Enjoy peaceful riverside walks at’s three top-picked destinations of Hoi An, Hue and Can Tho.

The poetic city of Hue is an ideal attraction to take a peaceful stroll along the banks of the romantic Huong (Perfume) River, surrounded by many public green areas with scenic trails hidden under trees along the river.

Situated just less than 4 hours away from Hue City, the ancient town of Hoi An is home to many old tile-roofed houses, which are decorated with colourful cloth lanterns in front of their doors. The best thing about Hoi An is its pedestrian-friendly roads, making it one of the few places in Vietnam where visitors don’t have to worry about vehicles on the road.

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is an excellent place to take an excursion along the river at any time of the day. Here in the city walkers can admire old houses, beautiful river views, floating markets and plenty of cafes and eateries along the riverbank. 

City walks

Ideal places for 'awe walks' around Vietnam after COVID-19
A corner of Ho Chi Minh City.

If you don’t want to go out of the city, you can try walking around the area in which you live. Nothing can compare to exploring the city on your own feet to get the most authentic experience of where you live, from busy streets to famous culinary alleys.

According to the reviews of travellers on the, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Hoi An are three ideal destinations for tourists to stroll. Walking along the streets always brings a fresh feeling even though you may be familiar to the rhythm of life in the cities.

Source: Nhan Dan