Escape The Heat Of Summer With These Cool Destinations

Summer is now considered as time for holiday. The tourist attractions below are our suggestions that help you and your family, your friends have the suitable choice to escape the hottest time of year.

1. Phu Quoc Island

Coming to Phu Quoc, visitors have opportunity to experience rustic life but extremely interesting as well as friendly and hospital of peopel here. Phu Quoc Island attractions aren’t just limited to its stunning beaches, but extends to historical sites, Buddhist shrines, and fishing villages that fascinate you at the first time. Despite the rise of high-end beach resorts, modern facilities, and international dining venues, visitors can still enjoy plenty of sightseeing opportunities during their holiday. 

A corner of Phu Quoc Island 

Moreover, Phu Quoc is a hub of marine activity, housing large patches of coastal ecosystems, and nearly 108 species of corals, 135 species of coral reef fish and 132 different types of mollusks, as well as migrating fish and marine mammals in its surrounding waters. Phu Quoc is one of the few places in the country where wildlife enthusiasts can spot unique species like dugong, the hawksbill turtle and green turtle.

Beside joining in activities on the beach, visitors also have chance to know more about memorials of the Vietnam War in the Phu Quoc Prison, which was the largest prisoner camp in the south of Vietnam back in 1973. While the prison, built around 1950, has been closed, the site has been repurposed as a museum and memorial, built with fake prison quarters and mannequins depicting the prisoners' life and history of the camp, which is visited by local tourists, including some of the former inmates who are still living today.

2. Datlat

Sunrise in Dalat  

To get away from the hot and oppressive of city center, Dalat is always considered as the top of favourite destination and the foremost choice of many families. In Dalat, you can experience 4 reasons in a day which likes spring in the morning, like summer is at noon, like autumn in the afternoon and as winter is at night. 

Valley of Love, Dalat Flower Garden, Mong Mo Hill, Langbiang Mountain, French villa architecture,... are the places where visitors will have interesting and pleasant experience, merge in nature and peaceful atmosphere.

Coffee shops in Dalat is also unmissable places when you visit the city. The cafe shops here are designed in many styles, from budget inns to luxurious, from lively to quiet or romantic ones, all create a magical attraction for tourists.

3. Sapa

Located in the northwest of Vietnam, Sapa is a famous as a beautiful place and one of the tourist attractions in the North of Vietnam due to its feature of mist all year round and fresh air. Sapa is aslo the must-visited places for whom want to escape from the heat of summer. 

People and terraced field in Sapa

Sapa is home to stunning mountain landscapes, verdant rice terraces, unique stilt villages and Indochina peak, the Fansipan. The most prominent attraction in the town of Sapa is Fansipan, which is the highest mountain in Vietnam, the "Roof of Indochina" and it is only 19km from town. 

Spending time visiting ethnic minorities’ villages, observing their daily’s activities or even living homestay, in order to understand more about their culture is now the top priority of visitors, especially international ones. A trip to Sapa would definitely more meaningful with participatory activities, such as learning to make handicrafts or helping the local with farm work! In case time does not allow, you can always hire a local guide for your trekking routes. Chances are these boys and girls will tell you lovely stories about their traditions, their lives or even ask you to join their family activities.

4. Tam Dao

Tam Dao (Tam Đảo), a small mountainous town of Vinh Phu province, is favored by many young locals. At 1000m high, Tam Dao has a cool weather throughout the year like Da Lat and Sapa. Only 70km from Hanoi, the place is an attractive site for Hanoi people on weekends and holidays.

Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc Province

Similar to Dalat, Tam Dao is an ideal resort with 4 seasons shown in a day: warm in the morning, hot like summer at noon, cool and foggy in the afternoon like autumn and cold like winter in the evening.

The famous for its scenic attractions worth for your exploration such as Silver waterfall , Xa Huong Lake, Tam Dao National Park, Television Station tower, French Cathedral, Rung Rinh Peak…

5. Halong Bay

Halong Bay is a famous tourist destination of Vietnam which was first listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, in recognition of its outstanding, universal aesthetic value. With the advantage of beautiful scenery, a lot of tourist attractions, the Bay is the ideal place for both domestic and international visitors.

An overview of Halong Bay

The must-see destinations in Halong can be named as the complex of cave such as: Thien Cung cave, Dau Go Cave, Me Cung Cave, Trong Cave, Trinh Nu Cave and so on, hundred of big and small islets like Tuan Chau Island, Bai Chay, Ti Top Island, Soi Sim Island, Quan Lan Island, Mat Rong Island, etc. 

These are our suggestion destinations for you to get away from the hottest time of year, wish you and your friends, your family have the best holiday. 

Author: Freeland Journey