CNN Travel introduces list of 30 most beautiful places in Vietnam

Update: 24/10/2019
Prestigious website CNN Travel have unveiled their list of the 30 most beautiful places found throughout Vietnam.

Thu Bon River

CNN Travel notes that Vietnam is one of Asia's most photogenic destinations, a perfect place for those who seeking to take snaps of their travels. From markets to temples, mountain roads and rice terraces, Vietnam has a varied landscape. (Photo: DALE DE LA REY/AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Son Doong cave

Recognised as the largest in the world by three international record-keeping organisations, including Guinness, the Association World, and WorldKings, Son Doong cave represents an epic journey for visitors. First explored in 2009 by the British Cave Research Association, the cave has been open to the public since 2013. Visitors can find the cave located in the heart of Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park in Quang Binh province.  (Photo: Jarryd Salem/CNN)

Sapa Highlands

According to CNN Travel, the mountainous region of Lao Cai province lures adventure travelers who come to appreciate the area’s fresh air, magical waterfalls, rice terraces, cultural homestays, bamboo forests, and challenging hikes. In addition, the nation’s tallest summit at 10,311 feet, Fansipan mountain, is located nearby. The website recommends that the best time to visit Sapa is between April and May. (Photo: HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Can Tho

One of the most picturesque cities found along the flowing Mekong Delta, Can Tho is home to a labyrinth of tributaries, lush landscapes, rice farms, and mangroves. However, the southern city is most notable for its colourful floating market.  (Photo:From Azerai Hotel Can Tho)

Nha Trang Vinpearl cable car

Guests travelling on this incredible cable car ride are treated with wonderful aerial views of the vast ocean below along with the towering mountains in the distance. (Photo: NOMO STUDIO)

Phu Quoc

The island of Phu Quoc in Kien Giang province has been dubbed “the Pearl Island” and a “Living Heaven”. Featuring tropical jungles and white beaches, the island represents a paradise for visitors. Guests can enjoy a range of activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and island-hopping around the 20-some nearby uninhabited islets. (Photo: Ralf Tooten/JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa)

Son Tra nature reserve

CNN Travel notes that the Son Tra nature reserve, also known as Monkey island, is one of the greenest corners of Vietnam. (Photo: From InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort)

Hoi An

Located on the country’s central coast, Hoi An is one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations.

“A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hoi An's Old Town is brimming with handmade lanterns, rickshaws, graceful low-rise merchant houses, tailor shops, fresh markets, and hole-in-the-wall eateries that will transport you to a bygone era”, the website states. (Photo: HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

Dong Van Karst plateau

On the Dong Van Karst plateau, travelers can experience life in indigenous villages, spot a range of plants and animal life, or even travel to the summit one of the 550-million-year-old mountains. The plateau’s highest peak is Mieu Vac mountain at 6,466 feet. (Photo: Alesha Bradford/CNN)

Cao Dai temple

Hidden away in Long Than village, northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, the Cao Dai temple was built in 1955. Worshippers at the temple follow Caodaism, which promotes world peace and states that all religions equal. (Photo: fototrav/E+/Getty Images)

Ganh Da Dia

Rounding off the top 30 list are Ganh Da Dia, (Photo: HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Hanoi Opera House


Highway QL4D

Photo: Alesha Bradford/CNN

Than Uyen terraces,

Photo: Alesha Bradford/CNN

An Bang village

Photo: HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/AFP/Getty Images

Halong bay


Con Dao Island

Photo: From Six Senses Con Dao

Ban Gioc falls

(Photo: HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

(Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Dalat Central Highlands

(Photo: Thang Tat Nguyen/Moment RF/Getty Images)

Trang An Grottoes

(Photo: 117 Imagery/Moment RF/Getty Images)

Linh Phuoc pagoda

(Photo: Tran Vu Quang Duy/Moment RF/Getty Images)

the ancient capital of Hue

(Photo: Wakako Iguchi/La Residence)

Cat Ba island

(Photo: Vi Ngoc Minh Khue/Moment RF/Getty Images)

Ngo Dong river

(Photo: Bruno De Hogues/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park

(Photo: Geng Xu/iStockphoto/Getty Images)

Bac Son valley

(Photo: Tran Tuan Viet/Moment RF/Getty Images)

the tomb of King Khai Dinh

(Photo: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuc Phuong national park.

(Photo: Vietnam/Moment Open/Getty Images)

Source: VOV/CNN