Ho Tram: The Ideal Destination For Recharging and Relaxation

Travel Off Path, a United States-based travel website, has highlighted Ho Tram beach in Vietnam as an ideal spot for those seeking a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, perfect for a relaxing long weekend getaway.

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Ho Tram boasts the charm of tranquil beaches. Photo: Traveloka

Ho Tram is a stunning coastal strip located in Xuyen Moc district, in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau. With its proximity to Ho Chi Minh City, only a two-hour drive away, it is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Ho Tram offers a captivating mix of peaceful beaches, untouched primeval forests, picturesque hot springs, and abundant fishing grounds.

“Ho Tram captures the charm of a traditional Vietnamese village while also offering modern amenities and a growing resort scene. Located in Vietnam’s fastest-growing development area, Ho Tram has become a popular destination for tourists in recent years,” as reported by Travel Off Path.

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Ho Tram is famous as a weekend retreat in the southern region thanks to its long, sandy beaches with turquoise waters and primeval forests. Photo: Travel Off Path

The article highlights the lesser-known historical sites in the province, specifically mentioning Minh Dam Mountain as the main attraction. These historical sites offer a unique perspective beyond the typical sun and sand activities typically associated with the area. Although not often covered in mainstream travel publications, these historical landmarks provide an opportunity for visitors to delve into the rich history of the province. Minh Dam Mountain stands out as a particularly intriguing site, likely due to its historical significance or captivating natural beauty. Exploring these hidden gems can be an enriching and educational experience for travelers looking to venture off the beaten path.

The Minh Dam Mountain is an awe-inspiring protected reserve that showcases breathtaking beauty, but it also harbors a collection of haunting stories and hidden secrets beneath its picturesque trails and tranquil creeks.

“Climbing the mountain, you’ll walk past countless war memorials and rock formations that bear the marks of bullet holes on their once-smooth surfaces,” the article stated.

The author recommends staying at Meliá Ho Tram Beach Resort. According to the author, this resort is one of a few luxury accommodations in Ho Tram and one of the first international brands to establish a presence in the area.

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Ho Tram is home to ideal resorts. Photo: Tripadvisor

Spanning across 10,000 square meters, the Melia is a stunning masterpiece of design and elegance. With its picturesque lakes and water displays, adorned by over 4,000 lush tropical trees, it truly encapsulates the essence of the Ho Tram experience. Alongside its breathtaking natural beauty, this extraordinary resort also offers an array of world-class amenities that will exceed your every expectation. From the moment you arrive, you will be immersed in a truly unforgettable stay at the Melia.

Earlier, Ho Tram was voted by the US-based TV channel CNNGo as one of the most beautiful unspoiled beaches in the world. The beach is known for its pristine beauty and untouched natural landscapes. It boasts crystal clear waters, golden sand, and stunning sunsets. Ho Tram is a haven for nature lovers and beach enthusiasts looking for a serene and peaceful getaway. Whether you want to relax on the beach, go for a swim, or simply enjoy the breathtaking views, Ho Tram has something for everyone.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau is a beautiful province in Vietnam that offers a variety of attractions and natural wonders. One of the highlights of the province is the Con Dao National Park, which recently received the prestigious ASEAN Heritage Park certificate in April, as reported by VietnamPlus. This recognition is a testament to the park’s exceptional biodiversity and ecological importance. Visitors to Ba Ria-Vung Tau can now enjoy exploring this protected area and witnessing its rich wildlife and stunning scenery.

The park is a vast expanse, stretching across more than 15,000 hectares of land and sea. This includes over 6,000 hectares of land and 9,000 hectares of sea. The park is made up of 14 islands that form part of the Con Son Archipelago, which is situated to the southeast of Vietnam.

With its diverse range of species and ecosystems, the park has been recognized as a top priority area for global maritime reserves by the World Bank. In 2013, it was designated as the world’s 2203rd wetland of international importance by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat, making it the 6th Ramsar site in Vietnam and the first maritime site in the country to receive this distinction.

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A Nicoba pigeon in the Con Dao National Park. Photo: VNA

The park is home to a diverse array of vascular plant species, many of which are included in the Red Data Book. This demonstrates the park’s commitment to conserving and protecting endangered plant species.

Meanwhile, the successful sea turtle conservation programme implemented here over the past 30 years has significantly contributed to the recovery of the population of the rare green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas). Through this initiative, an impressive 2.5 million baby turtles have been successfully released back into their natural habitat, promoting their survival and ensuring their continued existence.

The Con Nao National Park has been recognized as an ASEAN Heritage Park due to its exceptional marine biodiversity as well as its significant historical and cultural value.

Rosy Huong