Vietnam has everything that a nature lover would need – gorgeous beaches, lush mountains, stunning waterfalls, enchanting lakes, and more! So if you’re visiting the country to discover the best of nature, you may want to take part in an exciting camping adventure. Indeed, camping in Vietnam is such a wonderful experience and not like anything else you’ve experienced before! If you’re wondering where the best camping sites are in the country, here’s a list of the best places to go camping in Vietnam.
1. Cù Lao Xanh
Located in the city of Quy Nhơn, this small island is surrounded with clear turquoise water, making it one of the most picturesque camping destinations in Vietnam. There are also lots of activities that you can partake of, such as snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, or barbecuing by the beach. To reach the place, take a bus or catch a flight to the coastal city of Quy Nhon, which is located in the province of Bình Định.
2. Cúc Phương National Park
Vietnam is home to various national parks and the Cúc Phương National Park is one of them. This beautiful park borders three provinces although a majority of the park belong in the city of Ninh Binh. The city is known for its stunning karst topography and camping at the Cúc Phương National Park is the best way to get up close to the beauty of nature. There are also plenty of activities that you can enjoy in the park. Aside from camping, you can go hiking, bird watching, cave exploring, and canoeing.
3. Hải Vân Pass
One of the most beautiful passes in Vietnam is the Hai Van Pass. Featuring serpentine roads that go towards the mountains from the coast, the pass connects to major cities in Vietnam, the Hue and Da Nang. You can set up your tent near the Hai Van Gate, which opens up to the gorgeous scenery surrounding the Hai Van Pass. Try to wake up early to catch the most beautiful sunrise from up above. Go hiking in the nearby waterfall and swim in the lagoon.
4. Mù Cang Chải
If you’re looking for a remote location to go camping in Vietnam, Mu Cang Chai is the perfect destination. Located in Vietnam’s northeastern region, and a long drive away from Hanoi, Mù Cang Chải is a lovely town known for its stunning landscapes. The town is surrounded by rice terraces and dotted with tiny villages that are home to ethnic minorities. The best time to camp here is between the months of September and November when the buckwheat flowers are in full blossom and the rice fields turn to the gorgeous shade of yellow.
5. Suối Vàng Lake
If you’re looking for a camping site near a lake that enjoys cool weather and opens up to gorgeous scenery, the Suối Vàng Lake is the perfect place to visit. Located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, the place enjoys cool weather all year round. You can set up your camp by the lake and wake up to a magical view of the lake surrounded by thick clouds.
6. Tà Đùng
Located about 280 km away from the city of Ho Chi Minh, Tà Đùng is a nature conservation area that’s a perfect place to set up a camp. If you’re into fishing, make sure you bring your fishing gear as well. You can go fishing with friends so you’ll have some fresh food to feast during dinner.
7. Tà Xùa
Ta Xua is known for the magical views of thick clouds at the summit of Dinh Gio. You can set up your tent near the summit so you’ll have a close-up view of the peak. To climb there, you’ll be passing through a trail called the Dinosaur Spine path. Both sides of the trail are surrounded by a deep abyss, which makes the climb even more thrilling. The best time to camp here is between the months of October and April where the weather is good.
8. Trung Lương
The campsite of Trung Lương is about 30 km away from the city of Quy Nhon. What’s great about camping in this area is that there’s a stunning beach in the surrounding. On your way to the camping site, you can buy fresh seafood from the local market that you’ll be passing by and have a barbecue when nighttime comes. In the morning, go on a trek in the nearby area or go snorkeling at the beach. Just make sure you reserve a spot in advance because this camping site is one of the most popular camping sites in Vietnam and the area is quite small.
Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, camping in Vietnam is such a wonderful experience that you should never miss. As you can see above, there are lots of camping sites in the country where you can set up your tent and enjoy the gorgeous views of nature.