Nature is so generous to bestow on Vietnam, with so many beautiful landscapes. Spreading along the S-shape country, are hundreds of colorful wonders, leaving any visitor who has ever arrived in Vietnam an unforgettable impression. The list below is about 7 natural wonders in Vietnam that you should visit once.
- 1 - Ma Pi Leng pass
- 2 - Ban Gioc waterfall - top natural wonder of Vietnam
- 3 - Ha Long Bay
- 4 - Trang An - Ninh Binh province
- 5 - Son Doong Cave
- 6 - Can Gio Mangrove Forest
- 7 - Tra Su indigo forest
1 - Ma Pi Leng pass
Ma Pi Leng Pass in Ha Giang province is known as one of the "Four Great Passes of the Northwest Region in Vietnam". This majestic pass belongs to the Dong Van Geopark. Coming here visitors will be amazed by the majestic beauty of Vietnamese natural landscape.
"Ma Pi Leng" means horse-nose bridge, the reason local people named the pass because the pass is 20km long but 2000m high, one side is a deep hole - one side is a steep cliff. Passing this pass is really a risky experience, but worth it for the majestic and immense scenery that nature bestows on Ha Giang.
Location: NH4C, Commune Pa Lung and Pa vi, Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province.
2 - Ban Gioc waterfall - top natural wonder of Vietnam
Ban Gioc waterfall is the largest and most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam. Waterfall has a relatively special location, located between Vietnam (80m wide) and China (120m wide). Ban Gioc waterfall is a combination of multiple large and small layers flowing down powerfully from a height of 60m. Some interesting activities that visitors can try when coming here include: watching ripe rice fields, participating in hand-harvesting rice, experiencing crossing wooden bridges, riding horses, so on. In addition, there are some interesting places to visit nearby such as: Le Nin stream, Ngao cave, Thang Hen lake.
Location: TL21, Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province
3 - Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is a famous natural wonder of Vietnam that has been twice recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage. It belongs to the North-Eastern sea of Vietnam, the territory of Quang Ninh Province. Ha Long Bay consists of 1969 large and small islands in which the most famous ones are: Lu Huong, Ga Choi, Canh Buom, Mam Xoi, Ngoc Vung, TiTop, Tuan Chau.
4 - Trang An - Ninh Binh province
In recent years, Trang An - Ninh Binh complex attracts millions of visitors each year. Any visitor who arrives here is overwhelmed by the majestic mountains and poetic transparent water. Sitting on a wooden boat down the Trang An stream, visitors will have an opportunity to discover beautiful caves to peaceful rice fields.
5 - Son Doong Cave
Son Doong Cave is the largest natural cave in the world. It lies deep in the Phong Nha - Ke Bang cave complex. This Vietnam natural wonder is endowed by mother nature with rich and diverse vegetation and a huge stalactite system. The journey to discover Son Doong cave is not a sightseeing excursion but a real expedition, because this cave still has many mysteries yet to be discovered.
6 - Can Gio Mangrove Forest
Can Gio Mangrove Forest is recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve. Before the war, Can Gio mangrove forest had a wild natural beauty with diverse vegetation. But the bombs turned this forest into a "dead land". After more than 40 years of reclamation, this forest has been covered with more than 31 thousand hectares with around 170 different plants that belong to 76 families, diverse fauna from invertebrates, reptiles to different birds and animals.
7 - Tra Su indigo forest
This Vietnam natural wonder is a flooded forest located in An Giang province, which is considered as one of the most worthwhile places when visiting the Western part of the country. The forest stands out with its wild beauty and diverse vegetation. The best time to visit this forest is during the flooding season which is from September to November. At that time, the whole forest will be bright with vigorous shades of green.
From North to South, the national territory stretches from latitude 23o23' North to 8o27' North. Vietnam is endowed with many beautiful and majestic wonders by nature. Vietnam has high mountains, long and flat terrains, and a long coastline and thousands of islands. For that reason, Vietnam is hailed as the land of “silver sea and gold forest”.
Those are the top natural wonders in Vietnam that are highly recommended for you when traveling in Vietnam.