Discover Vietnam’s 10 Best Kept Secrets: A Tourist’s Guide

Tourists looking for an unforgettable experience should consider visiting Vietnam - a country brimming with incredible hidden sights and attractions. Here are 10 of the best places to explore during your time in this stunning destination.

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While Vietnam has world-renowned attractions like Ha Long Bay, its hidden gems are worth visiting to learn more about the authentic side of the country, according to The Travel.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its limestone plateaux, tropical forests, and diverse geology. The park offers stunning natural phenomena, including numerous caves and underground rivers.

Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

The gorgeous scenery of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park. Photo: Vietnam Discovery Travel

Con Dao

Located off the southern coast of Vietnam, Con Dao is a beautiful archipelago known for its pristine beaches and excellent snorkeling opportunities. The Con Dao National Park covers a significant portion of the island.

Con Dao

Photo: Vietnam Tourism Board

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay is located to the south of Halong Bay and offers equally breathtaking karst islands and limestone outcrops. The bay is known for its pristine white-sand beaches, which are not found in Halong Bay.

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha – a relaxing destination for a summer holiday. Photo: Good Morning Cat Ba

Dong Van Karst Plateau

The Dong Van Karst Plateau is a UNESCO Global Geopark and Vietnam’s first geological park. It is known for its narrow valleys, rocky mountain ranges, and limestone formations that contain fossils dating back 400-600 million years.

Dong Van Karst Plateau

Photo: Vinpearl

Turtle Tower

In Hanoi, there is a lake with a tiny island that holds Turtle Tower, a monument commemorating an important victory in Vietnamese history.

Turtle Tower

Photo: TinTravel

Pongour Falls

Pongour Falls is a magnificent waterfall located in Lam Dong Province. With a height of over 40 meters and a width of up to 100 meters, it is a must-visit natural wonder in Vietnam.

Pongour Falls

Photo: Culture Pham Travel

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda is a serene Buddhist temple located in Huong Tra Town. Surrounded by a pine forest, the pagoda features a rustic architectural style inspired by the traditional houses of Hue.

Huyen Khong Son Thuong Pagoda

Photo: Adventure Journey Vietnam

Cai Be Floating Market

Cai Be Floating Market

Photo: Vietnam Discovery Travel

Cai Be Floating Market is one of the four largest and busiest markets in the Mekong Delta. It has a rich history dating back to the 17th century and offers a unique experience of shopping from boats.

Muong Hoa Valley

Muong Hoa Valley

Photo: Vietnam Is Awesome

Muong Hoa Valley is a picturesque valley located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It is known for its terraced fields, Hoa stream, and stunning natural beauty.

Ba Be Lake

Ba Be Lake

Photo: Asianway Travel

Ba Be Lake is a beautiful freshwater lake located in Ba Be National Park. It is known for its pristine natural surroundings and important role in nature preservation in North Vietnam.

Charlotte Pho