Con Dao Island

7 Top-Rated Things To Do In Southern Vietnam Including Mekong Delta

Southern Vietnam is full of adventurous and beautiful attractions. There are a lot of things for you to do and places to explore in Southern Vietnam such as Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh and much more. Here is a guide for you for the must-visit attractions.

1. Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City

Also called Saigon, Ho Chi Minh is the busiest and chaotic cities in Vietnam. This city is a sight to see with lots of things to see and lots of vehicles rushing around. All of that comes with a blend of historical places and cafes. It is a treat to talk a walk around this city. This city is best for a foodies. Whether it be cheap cafes or five-star restaurants this city will offer it all.

2. Chau Doc

Châu Đốc

Chau Doc shares a border with Cambodia. There are several places to do such as hiking to the top of Sam mountain; down the hill is a hustling city, cruise through an old swamp or even drink tea with Hoa; a Buddhist sect who are very friendly and offers tea to their visitors

3. Phu Quoc Beach

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc Beach is just off the coast of Cambodia and has gained popularity only recently. It is a place where locals would usually suggest visiting. With its beaches and bars, it is a beach lover’s heaven. It also offers jet ski, deep sea diving, relax in a hammock, you can even hire your own boat and do fishing, all fun stuff.

4. Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi

There is a war museum that allows you to visit the underground tunnels that were used by the soldiers in previous wars. By now, there has been a large collection of them in Vietnam that you can enjoy visiting and experiencing the narrow tunnels.

5. Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta


Mekong Delta offers a very diverse wildlife and beautiful sceneries. The trips are also very cheap costing around $20. Mekong Delta trips include a motorbike ride on the highway with a view of the rice fields. They can also include a trip to a coconut candy shop. They would also give you a cabin by the beach to stay. There is so much more to Mekong Delta. There are floating markets, islands villages and so much!

6. Cat Tien National Park

Cat Tien National Park

This National Park is a must-visit. Fair miles away from Ho Chi Minh City, this long journey will surely be worth it. This park is home to several rare endangered species. There are guides who would help you through this exotic adventure. This park is located on a rainforest so expect to spot tigers, elephants, bears and other exotic animals.

7. Con Dao Island

Con Dao Island

If you want to enjoy some underdeveloped beauty, away from technology than Con Dao Island the place for you to enjoy in your hammock. This is one of the most beautiful location. This place is just a 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City. You can find exotic animals there too. It is a diver’s paradise.

Although many westerners still imagine Vietnam through the lens of war, it is in reality a country filled with captivating natural beauty and tranquil village life. Over two decades have passed since Vietnam was officially united, and in that time it has done a remarkable job of healing its wounds. Today, this gracious and graceful country is an outstanding travel destination. So why should you see Vietnam?

Don’t miss out the amazing places mentioned above and make the most of your trip. You will see all worth your effort!

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