Time flies so fast, not long after the Lunar New Year, we are about to welcome two important holidays in that year, April 30th and May 1st. April 30 is Vietnam’s reunification day, where people remember the great victory of April 30 in 1975, and May 1 is a celebration of the workers’ movement and of workers around the world.
This year, two holidays fall on Thursday and Friday, according to the law, we have a total of 4 consecutive days off. This is also an opportunity for everyone to enjoy and relax with their family. Not only that, taking the opportunity to have a long vacation, many travel trips are also scheduled.
However, since the whole country is on holiday at this time, you may feel suffocated when all the entertainment venues become more crowded. To have fun on reunification day in Vietnam and still avoid crowded places, check out our suggestions below!
9 empty tourist destinations for Vietnam’s reunification day
In the South of Vietnam:
Binh Phuoc – Bu Gia Map National Park
When it comes to tourist destinations, few people think of Binh Phuoc, so this is the first empty tourist destination that VTJ wants to introduce. Only about 150 km from Saigon, coming to this basalt-red land, visitors will see vast rubber forests along the way. There are many places to explore such as My Le Park with eco-tourism combined with a resort. In this season, visitors will see bright yellow cashew trees, a lot of fruits grown in the park, or be overwhelmed when looking up at the top of Ba Ra mountain overlooking the panoramic view of Phuoc Long.
But the most special thing for those who love nature must definitely visit is Bu Gia Map National Park. This place is a place to preserve a lot of rare genetic resources of the flora and fauna ecological system, and there are many beautiful waterfalls such as Luu Ly waterfall, Dak Sam waterfall, Dak Rot … More especially on holidays such as Vietnam’s reunification day, you will be able to see with your own eyes the strange forest fruits such as field fruits, forest rambutan, wild strawberry, flying orangutans…
Tan Lap floating village next to Saigon
If you are afraid to go far but want to find a place with few people, Tan Lap floating village, just 100km from Saigon, is a remarkable place. Belonging to Moc Hoa district, Long An province, this place is famous for its primeval Melaleuca forest, home to a rich flora and fauna system. Visitors can try the feeling of sitting on a canoe down the cool blue water, watching the melaleuca forest soaring along or by the path, listening to the rustling leaves, the joyful singing of birds, the peaceful and relaxing scenery.
At Tan Lap floating village, there is also a very unique road through the forest up to 5 km long, dropping slowly step by step, visitors feel like they are lost in a mysterious forest with secrets waiting ahead. In addition, with the 38 m high tower, looking from above, visitors can fully capture the wild and immense beauty between the forest and the water stretching endlessly.
Con Dao – a place to hide from the crowds on Vietnam’s reunification day
Con Dao is a place not to be missed for those who love the sea and like resort tourism. In the past, Con Dao was known for its prison as a place to hold and exile prisoners, but today Con Dao is famous as an attractive tourist destination with 16 large and small islands.
Unspoiled scenery, clear blue sea, fine white sand are what impresses when talking about Con Dao. The way to travel to Con Dao is also very diverse, you can go by road, by water, for those who want to save more time, they can choose to go by plane. May is a time of beautiful sunshine, calm sea, very suitable for travel.
Coming to Con Dao, there are many fun activities that must be tried such as swimming, snorkeling, fishing, especially this is the spawning season of sea turtles, visitors will have the opportunity to see the scenery firsthand. turtles lay eggs. Those who love to explore must definitely go to the beautiful beaches in Con Dao such as Dam Trau beach, Bay Canh island, Con Dao national park, Ba Phi Yen temple, Nui Mot pagoda…
Where to go during Vietnam’s reunification day in the Central?
Vinh Hy Bay – Ninh Thuan
May to August is the most suitable time to travel to Vinh Hy Bay. The sea is calm, the sun is gentle, and coincident with the tourist holiday on May 1, visitors can freely enjoy the fresh air in the middle of the land that still retains the natural beauty that has not been overexploited.
Vinh Hy Bay is one of the four most beautiful bays in Vietnam and is likened to a “beautiful girl hiding in the deep wilderness” – a place worth exploring. Belonging to Vinh Hai commune, Ninh Hai district, Binh Thuan province, about 40 km from Phan Rang city, this place is less affected by storms, not only that, but it is also favored by nature with many enchanting scenes.
Coming to Vinh Hy, visitors can immerse themselves in the clear blue water looking to the bottom, surf on the sea surface with games such as surfing, or sit on a fishing boat… But if you want to find the most beautiful place on the island Bay to see the sea, you must definitely visit Hang Rai with overlapping rocks facing the sea, this is also where many tourists choose to watch the sunrise.
Visiting Hue Ancient Capital during Vietnam’s reunification day
Hue ancient capital is a name that evokes many old memories. This place is very suitable for those who like the slow pace of life without the hustle and bustle, and very suitable for the romantic soul who loves the poetic. Hue is a great destination to learn about the cultural heritage of Vietnam.
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Coming to Hue, you will definitely be impressed by the ancient and traditional scenery. Visiting Hue citadel, walking around Thien Mu pagoda on the banks of the Perfume River, or visiting Dong Ba market, and learning how to make hats through Phu Cam hat village will be things you should do when coming here.
If you have time, you should visit Lang Co beach, which was voted the most beautiful bay in the world in 2009, located at the foot of Hai Van pass, with sand dunes stretching to more than 10km, an immense blue water surface. Besides, there are tropical forests, which are likened to the natural “green lung” of Hue.
Buon Ma Thuot – The highland city
Many people often joke that “Going to the forest to hide” refers to the tired times in the midst of life’s chaos. So, on the occasion of Vietnam’s reunification day, try to take refuge in the mountains in Buon Ma Thuot.
Buon Ma Thuot is the largest city in Dak Lak, bringing the modern features of the city but still not losing the rustic, wild charm of the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands. Therefore, this is a destination that has both a comfortable place to stay and a lot of natural beauty but still helps you avoid crowds.
Coming to Buon Ma Thuot, visitors will be immersed in the sound of gongs resounding when learning about the cultural identity of the people here. Or go backpacking on winding forest roads to admire the majestic mountains. Things you need to try once here are climbing to the top of Yang Tao elephant rock, the largest monolith in Vietnam, watching Thuy Tien waterfall in the sunset, visiting Ban Don where wild elephants are tamed, and walking around the city slowly. Enjoy a cup of coffee with high-quality Central Highlands coffee… And there are many things that visitors can discover by themselves when coming to Buon Ma Thuot – City on high.
Where to go in the North on Vietnam’s reunification day?
Ha Giang – Water season in May
If Ha Giang is famous for its buckwheat fields in full bloom in October, when traveling to Ha Giang in May, tourists will be captivated by the scenery of terraced fields winding on hills and mountains.
Ha Giang attracts tourists by the rolling hills and clouds hovering on the top of the mountain like a vivid watercolor painting. The winding Ma Pi Leng pass will make those who come to have a feeling of being small in the midst of immense nature.
Coming to Dong Van market, you feel the colors are very different, the atmosphere is more cheerful and bustling. This place also sells many unique items such as brocade, cloth, towels of the Mong people, and some medicinal herbs. The dishes are equally unique that visitors should try, which are five-color sticky rice, buckwheat cake, and especially corn wine.
Ba Be Lake – Ban Doc Waterfall
Coming to Ba Be Lake – Ban Doc Waterfall, visitors will feel lost in a fairyland with the powerful beauty of the waterfall combined with the gentle, “lovely” features of the clear blue lake.
Ba Be Lake not only attracts visitors with its mysterious story about its formation but also by the soothing beauty of the largest freshwater mountain lake in our country. Gently drifting on the blue water in the sweet color, watching the clouds, the sky, and the waves, next to it are rocky mountains, covered with forest trees, this is a place where the beauty of heaven and earth fully converges.
Besides Ba Be Lake, visitors do not miss the opportunity to see Ban Doc waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam with a height of more than 60 m, the water flows strongly through the stretching limestone floors. Visitors will feel the most clearly the majesty of nature, but there is a gentle poetic beauty when looking at the white foam of water pouring down from the waterfall.
Coming to Tam Dao – City of fog
Another place “next to” Hanoi is only 75 km away but extremely empty that tourists can consider is Tam Dao. Tam Dao tourist area is surrounded by green mountains and forests, the average temperature is always about 7 degrees lower than in Hanoi, so the weather is always mild and pleasant. Compared to “miniature Da Lat” in the north, this is a very suitable place to go on vacation during Vietnam’s reunification day.
Visiting Tam Dao is an opportunity for tourists to have time to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere, walk around to admire the beautiful scenery, and relax to accumulate energy. Here visitors can visit the most luxurious architectural works in European style around the 20th century, which was the high-class resort of the colonial government officials in Vietnam at that time.
Vietnam with countless beautiful scenes stretching all over the country, waiting for travel lovers to come and explore. However, each place has the most beautiful time of the year. Hopefully, these suggestions on Vietnam’s reunification day holiday destinations will help you choose a suitable option for you!