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Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Vietnam

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For honeymooners, Vietnam can be a perfect place to spend a sweet holiday, where couples can explore natural marvels, stroll along chic beaches hand in hand, soak up ancient cultures, enjoy savory cuisines, and get an inspiring trekking experience. Spending your honeymoon in Vietnam will give you more surprises than you have imagined. Here we just handpick the top 10 romantic things to do in Vietnam to make your holiday full of forgettable and meaningful experiences.

1. Visit Valley of Love in Dalat

Located in south-central Vietnam, Dalat used to be a vacation resort for the French in the last century. The French-colonial architecture and spring-like weather both make the city a must-stop on your romantic trip. The Valley of Love is a highlight with a romantic setting and charming atmosphere. Flower-filled parks, vast lawns, and serene pine forests offer a perfect getaway for lovers. With a lake centered and hills surrounded, the valley is ideal for a romantic picnic. Just hold the hands of your lover, stroll around the lake and lush gardens, enjoy colorful heart-shaped plants, and take memorable photos of your love moments.

Da Lat City
Da Lat City

2. Enjoy Sunbath on Sao Beach, Phu Quoc Island

Vietnam boasts a lot of sun-soaked beaches, and Sao Beach must be the top. Situated in the south-eastern of Phu Quoc Island, Sao Beach features picturesque white sand and a 7 km (4.3 mi) long beautiful shore. Taking a deckchair and then enjoying a sunbath with your lover on the most beautiful beach is undoubtedly one of the most romantic things to do in Vietnam. A romantic beach stroll is a must-try experience for couples. Sipping cocktails, enjoying yummy seafood, and admiring the spectacular sunset views will zip up your honeymoon journey.

Sao Beach on Phu Quoc Island
Sao Beach on Phu Quoc Island

3. Indulge in Ha Long Bay’s Natural Beauty on A Five-Star Cruise

Ha Long Bay is a must-see attraction for your romantic trip in Vietnam. Featuring incredible karst limestone cliffs, thousands of unspoiled natural islets, sun-kissed beaches, and floating fish villages, this famous World Heritage site is worthy of visiting with your soul mate together. Staying on a five-star cruise will make your journey more romantic and comfortable. Sailing along the emerald waters, you will indulge in the natural beauty and staggering biodiversity of Ha Long Bay.

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4. Take a Photography Tour in Hoi An

Dubbed one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Vietnam, Hoi An attracts love birds for its rich culture, ancient history, and spectacular Chinese and Japanese architecture. It is a wonderful place to experience exotic culture and snap fantastic moments of grand buildings. The evenings in Hoi An are more special, as colorful lanterns are hung along the river and the old city is lit. The night views are marvelous. A beautiful legend goes that lighting a lantern in the Full Moon Festival and releasing it on the river can bring good luck to your love.

Hoi An Town Local People
Hoi An Ancient Town

5. Soak Kim Boi Hot Spring in Hoa Binh

Apart from picturesque beaches and spectacular islands, Vietnam’s hot springs should be added to your Vietnam journey. Kim Boi Hot Spring is one of the best hot springs in the country. About 70 km (43.5 mi) from Hanoi, it is convenient for newly-wedded couples to enjoy a sense of relaxation and escape from the bustling urban life. The water spouts from the fountains keeps a temperature between 34 ℃(93℉) and 37℃(99℉) and contains high contents of minerals. With full services and facilities, Kim Boi Hot Spring is not only good for bathing and soothing the nerves but also an ideal place to enhance your romantic relationship.

6. Taste Street Food in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

As Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi is the best place to experience Vietnamese food culture. Vietnamese street food is well-known for its delicious flavors and cheap prices. Here you can try the most authentic street food, such as Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup), Bun Cha (Barbecued Pork with Vermicelli), and Nem Cua Be (Fried Crab Spring Rolls ). Strolling around the Old Quarter of Hanoi with your lover to enjoy the delicacy, appreciate French-style buildings, and sip a cup of Vietnamese egg coffee is a must-try romantic thing in Vietnam.

7. Couples Cooking Class in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City is full of iconic attractions. Finish visiting all highlights of the city and tasting delicious Vietnamese cuisines, are you still unsatisfied and panting for more? Why not take a cooking class together to cook by yourselves? You can enjoy an interesting cooking experience with your lover and taste the authentic Vietnamese dishes cooked on your own. Under the guidance of professional chefs, you may cook any Vietnamese dish you like, from traditional Pho to crispy spring rolls. What a romantic experience for lovers !

8. Scuba Diving on Con Dao Island

Compared to world-famous Phu Quoc Island and Mui Ne, Con Dao Island is low key and lesser-known. However, never underestimate this mysterious island. The first impression of Con Dao Island left to visitors is purity, raw and rugged beauty and tranquility. This is one of the best places for you and your lover to spend a holiday. Apart from golden beaches and blue waters, scuba diving and exploring the romantic underwater sea world to spot turtles and stingrays are must-try experiences on the undisturbed island. With a remote location, it is 230 km (143 mi) away from Ho Chin Minh City. Direct flights from HCMC and Hanoi are available to reach.

Con Dao Island in Vietnam
Con Dao Island in Vietnam

9. Trek around Sapa’s Rice Terraces

Referring to romantic things to do in Vietnam, trekking is essential. Located in north-western Vietnam, Sapa nowadays has become a popular trekking base for hikers. Trekking around Sapa to have a panorama of paddy terraced fields and explore hill-tribe villages can be enjoyable. Here stands Vietnam’s highest peak Fansipan Mountain, which offers amazing views of lush valleys. In addition, the spectacular Thac Bac waterfall nearby is worth your short stay. Anyway, Sapa’s real charm is waiting for your exploration.

Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Terraced Fields

10. Romantic Rendezvous in Royal Hue

Hue is nearly the most interesting city during your Vietnam tour. Served as the capital city of the Nguyen Dynasty for centuries, Hue offers a glimpse of the imperial past of Vietnam. Walking hand in hand to go sightseeing at magnificent palaces, old temples, and shrines to learn about the rise and fall of the feudal dynasty are particularly romantic for people in love.

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