5 Destinations For A Getaway Trip On Reunification Day In Southern Region

As the five-day Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1) holidays approach, and the summer heat intensifies, these enchanting destinations in the Southern region beckon as the perfect escape for those seeking respite.

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Vietnamese Reunification Day is held annually on April 30, marking the liberation of South Vietnam and the unification of Vietnam. This momentous day holds immense historical significance for the Vietnamese people. Traveling to Vietnam during this time allows tourists to witness the fervor of the Vietnamese people celebrating their holiday.

Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park, lying across 3 provinces: Dong Nai, Lam Dong, and Binh Phuoc, is one of the most beautiful preserved natural attractions of Vietnam with a total size of 70,548 hectares. The park is home to various species from fauna to flora, some are listed as rare animals and plants, together with grass fields and streams.

Cat Tien National Park, lying across 3 provinces: Dong Nai, Lam Dong, and Binh Phuoc, is one of the most beautiful preserved natural attractions of Vietnam with a total size of 70,548 hectares. Photo: Yen Vi Vu

Nature lovers will love trekking through the primitive Cat Tien forest, seeing rare, strange ancient trees, colorful plants and flowers, precious herbals, and medical plants. Tourists can also hire a jeep car to be carried through the forest, or a bicycle to ride around and enjoy nature themselves.

The animal life in the park is similar to the animals found in the East Truong Son plain and is closely connected to the Tay Nguyen region. One notable feature is the presence of six common hoofed species, including wild boars, Javan mouse deer, banteng, sambar deer, barking deer, and gaur. Cat Tien is quite special because it is one of the few forests in Vietnam where you can see Vietnam animals in their natural surroundings. This makes it a great place for observing and appreciating wildlife.

The park finds itself in a special spot, where the mountainous and plain climates meet. This unique blend creates a stunning natural scene that is hard to beat. The park currently houses an impressive 1,610 plant species. Among them, 31 are so important that they are listed in Vietnam’s Red Book.

Mo River

Mo River is a famous eco-tourism area in Da Nang with harmonious natural beauty.

Mo River tourist area is about 15km from the city center, so visitors can quickly move to this place by taxi, motorbike, or other personal means.

Mo River is a famous eco-tourism area in Da Nang with harmonious natural beauty. Photo: Bao Da Nang

Hoa Bac Suoi Mo – Mo River is a natural tourist destination, and tourists can come here at any time. The scenery here has its unique beauty. However, according to many tourists, the ideal time will be from March to August. At this time, the calm and pleasant weather will be very convenient for outdoor activities.

Enjoying delicious Da Nang food at the Suoi Mo tourist area, amidst the wild mountain scenery is an exciting experience that will surely bring tourists an extremely delightful feeling. For those who are looking for a weekend picnic place near Da Nang city center, Mo River is a suitable choice. You can relax camping, and organize outdoor BBQ parties. In particular, many families and organizations often choose this destination for team-building activities, connecting members, and making the trip more fun and meaningful.

Vung Tau

Home to the nearest beaches to Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau has become a popular weekend getaway for locals and expats alike. It is the perfect place to reset from city life, with a calmer pace of life and lots of outdoor things to do, from hiking and surfing to enjoying viewpoints and sunbathing.

Home to the nearest beaches to Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau has become a popular weekend getaway for locals and expats alike. Photo: iViVu

Vung Tau is the capital city of Ba Ria Provence, only 95km south-east of Saigon which makes it a great side trip to take after spending a few days in the big city. During the colonial era, the city offered a seaside oasis for wealthy French and Vietnamese diplomats, and as such it still retains some colonial mansions and European influences.

Most people come to Vung Tau to be near the ocean and spend time on the beaches. There are two main beaches, one on each side of the peninsula. The front beach is the best for sunbathing and swimming. and the back beach is perfect for watching the sunset.

Bu Gia Map National Park

Bu Gia Map is a place to preserve rare genetic resources of rich flora and fauna in the Southeast region.

The Gia Map National Park covers an area of 26,032 ha. The park has a 15,200-ha buffer zone area. Until 2002, the area was officially a conservation area, before the incumbent Prime Minister declared it a national park on November 27.

Bu Gia Map is a place to preserve rare genetic resources of rich flora and fauna in the Southeast region. Photo: Golden Smile Travel

Bu Gia Map National Park preserves rare and precious genetic resources of flora, fauna, and medicinal plants and, at the same time, protects headwater protection forests for reservoirs of Thac Mo and Can Don hydroelectric projects, serving scientific research, environmental education, and ecotourism development.

Much of the Bu Gia Map National Park lies in the southern reaches of the Central Highlands. The highest point in the area is 700 meters above sea level. The system of rivers and streams consists of Dac Huyt streams flowing along the Vietnam-Cambodia border, Dac Sa, Dac Ka, and Dac K’me streams. The flora in the national park is very diverse and plentiful.

Ba Den Mountain

Ba Den Mountain, located in the northeast of Tay Ninh City, is a famous and iconic landmark in South Vietnam. Specifically, this gigantic mountain is situated within the cultural and historical relic complex of Ba Den, which is approximately 100 kilometers away from the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City.

Ba Den Mountain, located in the northeast of Tay Ninh City, is a famous and iconic landmark in South Vietnam. Photo: IVIVU

This mountain boasts an impressive altitude of 986 meters, making it the tallest peak in the entire South of Vietnam. This soaring height contributes to the allure of the site, attracting visitors from far and wide. The natural scenery surrounding Ba Den Mountain is simply enchanting, with awe-inspiring landscapes that captivate the hearts of all who venture there.

Charlotte Pho