Places to Visit in Viet Nam

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The Beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall

Viet Nam is an exquisite country, boasting an intriguing history as well as many breathtaking landscapes. Ranging from beaches and mountains to crumbling towers and long-standing monuments, Viet Nam is home to many unique sceneries. 

Located in Quy Nhon, Viet Nam is the Hoang Hau Beach – also known as the Stone Egg or Queen’s Beach. This beach can be found approximately 2km away from the city of Quy Nhon, with its address of 01 Han Mac Tu, Ghenh Rang. Some methods of transportation include biking or taking a local taxi. Of course, walking is always an available option. The trip takes around 30 minutes, starting from the city’s center. After arrival, there are interconnecting paths one can take, which lead down to the quaint shore. Instead of the traditional sandy shores present at other beaches, there are round, distinctively egg-shaped stones lining the shoreline instead. However, as exciting as the prospect of swimming at this beach seems, it is greatly advised against it, as the egg-like stones on the shore make water activity hazardous. Admission to this beach is not required. 

 Another attraction located in this country is the Twin Towers, which can be found in Binh Dinh, Quy Nhon. In Vietnamese, these structures are called Thap Doi. Located 3 km northwest of the city’s center, the Twin Towers can be found near the Doi Bridge on Highway 19. Some means of transportation include taking a car, taxi, motorbike, or the Phuong Trang bus. The Phuong Trang bus is a reputable bus, recommended by many people as well as multiple trustworthy online sources. Research shows that this bus charges a quite reasonable fare. The road taken for this trip is around 650 meters long, so filling up on gas is a key tip if one were to choose to use private transportation. The Twin Towers are located on a 6,000m2 field, which sports cool green grass and shade-giving trees. These ancient structures are reddish-orange in color and are adorned with crumbling statues. They also boast a base of gray stone. Something that makes this monument so special, is the fact that it is one of the last eight remaining Cham towers. Admission for this attraction is 20,000 VND (USD 0.90) per person, with an additional 3,000 VND (USD 0.10) for motorbike parking. 

The last and final attraction one should visit while in Viet Nam is the Ban Gioc Waterfall, which is located in Cao Bang, Viet Nam. This series of waterfalls is in the northeastern part of Viet Nam, on the country’s shared border with China. It measures more than 800 feet wide and is surrounded by tropical green forests. It also features multiple waterfalls, as well as large pools tourists swim in. Because the waterfall is half in China and half in Viet Nam, visitors touring either country can use bamboo rafts to steal a closer look at this natural wonder. In order to reach the falls, one can take a motorbike, bike, taxi, bus, or car. If one decides to use the bus, one should take the bus schedule into consideration, as it would be devastating to be left behind. Several local buses can be taken to this landmark; just keep an eye out for the buses labeled “Thác Bản Giốc”. No admission is required to visit the Ban Gioc Waterfall.