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  1. Wander Women Abroad
    May 28, 2019 @ 8:35 pm

    OMG I have a trip to Vietnam coming up and I love all these Nat’l parks! There is so much to do and see and I had trouble trying to narrow it all down so I am so happy I came across your post

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    • dankiteski
      May 30, 2019 @ 2:20 pm

      Vietnam’s national parks are pure magic. I hope you visit some of them someday

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  2. Leah
    May 28, 2019 @ 10:37 pm

    What an awesome list of destinations in Vietnam! You are right- I didn’t know that these 20 destinations existed. I haven’t been to Vietnam yet, but it’s been on my bucket list for a long time. I would love to visit any of these places, but especially Tuyen Quang. That water and the greenery look so inviting!

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    • dankiteski
      May 30, 2019 @ 2:20 pm

      Thank you, Leah- I’m really glad to hear you liked this article!

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  3. Annick
    May 29, 2019 @ 1:42 am

    Con Dao is the only place on the list that I’d heard of before! I’d love to see Vietnam before it gets overcrowded. The National Parks look amazing. I’m embarrassed to admit that I wasn’t aware of the large cave or the UNESCO site.

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    • dankiteski
      May 30, 2019 @ 2:21 pm

      Nothing to be embarrassed about, Annick. The cave is a recent discovery and just started getting marketed as a tourist destination 🙂

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  4. umiko
    May 29, 2019 @ 3:21 am

    Vietnam amazes me more with these hidden gems. Tuyen Quang is so peaceful and pristine. I love the rice terraces at Ha Giang and Mu Cang Chai. They’re so pretty! Dong Van Karst Plateau is absolutely magic. Thank you for sharing this incredible list of Vietnam unheard of!

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    • dankiteski
      May 30, 2019 @ 2:21 pm

      Thank you, Umiko! Vietnam sure has some magical places 🙂

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  5. Shreya Saha
    May 30, 2019 @ 3:24 am

    I have already visited Vietnam and missed so many hidden gems that you have listed here. However, I somehow managed to visit Phong Nha-Ka Bang National Park, and I loved it. Next time when in Vietnam, I will make sure to visit the rest. Thanks for the share.

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    • dankiteski
      May 30, 2019 @ 2:21 pm

      Thank you, Shreya and I hope you get the chance to visit more places on your next visit 🙂

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  6. Vaisakhi Mishra
    May 30, 2019 @ 7:09 am

    OMG!!! There is so much to explore in Vietnam. I am stroked to know that there is such a perfect balance of nature and history in Vietnam. The villages with rice terrace look so surreal and Po Shahu Cham looks frozen in time. Absolutely loved learning about all these places of Vietnam. ^_^

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    • dankiteski
      May 30, 2019 @ 2:38 pm

      Indeed, there is, Vaisakhi 🙂 I’m really glad this post inspired you to visit Vietnam 🙂

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  7. Cat Lin
    May 30, 2019 @ 10:29 am

    Wow! Just wow! I know Vietnam has a lot of beautiful places. But I’m surprised, I’m awed with these places. I’m excited to go to Vietnam now.

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    • dankiteski
      May 30, 2019 @ 2:38 pm

      Thank you, Cat Lin 🙂

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  8. Adrenaline Romance
    May 30, 2019 @ 12:55 pm

    Amazing destinations indeed! But we’re interested in the karst formations of Bai Tu Long Bay. Is there a rock climbing scene there? We’re rock climbers, and we get super excited when we see limestone formations such as these. The gigantic Hang Son Doong is also a must-visit for us as we have an interest in caving. We heard it’s so big it has its own climate!

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 9:05 am

      Yes, rock climbing is allowed at Bai Tu Long Bay and you should definitely visit if rock climbing is your cup of tea 🙂

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  9. Medha
    May 30, 2019 @ 1:32 pm

    These look like some really amazing hidden gems in Vietnam. I haven’t visited the country yet but it’s on my list for 2020. Non-Nuoc looks like a pretty cute village, I’d love to make it there. And uninhabited islands such as Con Dao are absolutely the best idea! However, the gorgeous hillsides and traditional villages of Ha Giang Province would be my top pick from your list, what a beautiful place!

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    • dankiteski
      May 30, 2019 @ 2:40 pm

      Thank you, Medha, I’m glad you could get some travel inspiration for your next trip to Vietnam 🙂

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  10. Chris
    May 30, 2019 @ 4:02 pm

    I haven’t visited Vietnam yet but I would love to. This looks like an extensive list, it would definitely come in handy. It’s difficult for touristic countries to hold a balance between maintaining a healthy economy and controlling huge crowds that flock in. There is no middle way I’m afraid. I hope that these places will remain pristine.

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 8:42 am

      Thank you, Chris. I agree with you, that is the pattern in most countries after they start becoming too touristy

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  11. Hailey
    May 30, 2019 @ 5:41 pm

    I am in love with the Whale Temple! What a wonderful way to honor whales. It’s refreshing to hear about something like that rather than the usual stories of poaching and destruction. I have never been to Vietnam but I would love to go and see ALL of these places on your list.

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 8:43 am

      The temple is fascinating, Hailey. I hope you get the chance to visit it someday 🙂

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  12. Mick
    May 31, 2019 @ 4:36 am

    Wow – I didn’t realize Vietnam’s landscape has so much in common with the Philippines! I’m definitely going to be saving this post as I’m planning a trip in and around Vietnam in September – though I still have to check if that’s the best time to go! Ha Giang Province looks so picturesque!!

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 8:44 am

      Well, I haven’t traveled much in the Philippines but from what I saw, there sure are some similarities.

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  13. blair villanueva
    May 31, 2019 @ 7:42 am

    Vietnam is one of my target destination this year, and you gave me so many ideas where to go. I think a week in Vietnam will give us an opportunity to visit even at least 4 of these gorgeous destination. And food galore!

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 8:44 am

      Thank you, Blair- I’m really glad to hear you got some inspiration from this post 🙂

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  14. Yukti Agrawal
    May 31, 2019 @ 5:23 pm

    These hidden gems in Vietnam are really worth visiting and all of them are very photogenic. I loved the city of Eternal Spring – Da Lat and the cluster of islands named Cham islands. Thanks for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 8:45 am

      Thank you, Yukti and I hope you get the chance to visit some of these places soon.

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  15. Alysa Tarrant
    May 31, 2019 @ 6:28 pm

    Vietnam has been on my to visit list for a while but even more so now! Wowza! How beautiful is this country. I definitely hope to be able to visit within the next two years.

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 8:45 am

      Thank you, Alysa! I’m glad this post inspired you to visit Vietnam 🙂

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  16. Christopher Mitchell
    May 31, 2019 @ 10:08 pm

    I’ve been to a few of these spots, but definitely not enough of them! You’ve inspired me to get back to Vietnam!

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 8:46 am

      I’m really glad to hear that, Christopher 🙂

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  17. Ana
    June 1, 2019 @ 4:16 am

    I haven’t yet explored that part of the world yet. Vietnam is such a dream destination. Hope to visit there soon!

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 8:46 am

      You should definitely do that, Ana 🙂

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  18. Kevin | Caffeinated Excursions
    June 1, 2019 @ 12:50 pm

    Daniel: for someone like me who just moved to Vietnam (Saigon) to teach English a few months ago, this guide is priceless! You are absolutely right about Vietnam rapidly becoming a mainstream destination. Con Dao is definitely on my to-visit list, and I’m about to bookmark Mu Cang Chai in Google Maps. I visited Sa Pa last month and was blown away by the scenery, but the main town was practically a mini Disney World which was a bit disappointing. A lesser-known version of that sounds like paradise! Thanks for sharing this comprehensive list and happy travels!

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 9:09 am

      Thank you, Kevin- I’m really glad to hear that. Sa Pa is indeed charming but has become too touristy lately. I’m really glad you could find some good less touristy alternatives in this article and I hope you have a great time living in Vietnam 🙂

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  19. Maria
    June 1, 2019 @ 1:14 pm

    Wow these places look stunning! I have to say except for a couple I’ve never heard of these places. I’m going to visit Vietnam in July and will definitely have a look at you post again when I’m planning my trip. Especially Da Lat and Ha Giang impress me!

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    • dankiteski
      June 3, 2019 @ 8:46 am

      Thank you for your comment, Maria and I’m glad you could get some cool suggestions for your upcoming trip.

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  20. Anita
    June 3, 2019 @ 5:02 pm

    I really loved Da lat. The chilly weather and the lush green mountains were beautiful. I also loved to see the coffee plantations there.

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:41 am

      Da Lat is amazing, Anita! You should definitely visit

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  21. blair villanueva
    June 4, 2019 @ 6:56 am

    Vietnam is almost 3hours travel time from Manila and one of the cheapest destination that we can enjoy, Travelling wouldn’t costs much, I heard the foods are great too.
    I would love to visit these spots you’ve mentioned, and capture good memories too!

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:41 am

      You heard right, Blair 🙂 You should definitely visit

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  22. Tong
    October 1, 2019 @ 5:23 am

    We spent three days to explore Mu Cang Chai, using motorbike from Hanoi, the road is so smooth and not so crazy. Passed Khau Pha Pass, we reached to MCC – northwest area in Viet Nam. We picked the harvest time to see, and it is amazing. All terraced paddies fields have been changing to yellow color; it created a gorgeous sense.
    There are some landscapes you must see :
    La Pan Tan Village, Nam Khat Village, and Lim Mong village don’t forget to spend a little time to enjoy in a hot stream in Tram Tau community.
    I highly recommend this gem in Vietnam.

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    • dankiteski
      October 2, 2019 @ 5:47 pm

      Thanks. I couldn’t agree with you more. Vietnam has some of the most amazing Landscapes you can see.

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