One of the best destinations for golf lovers who want to play a quality game and find some relaxation is Vietnam. Their scenic views and unique challenges will keep you occupied while you get your game mode on. Here are the top 3 places for you to enjoy.
FLC Quy Nhon
The renowned FLC Quy Nhon course offers breathtaking views of Nhon Ly Beach and the expansive South China Sea, making it a truly scenic destination. This 36-hole facility provides modern amenities, allowing you to conveniently stay on-site during your golfing experience. The course offers a combination of mountain and ocean layouts, providing a diverse and exciting golfing experience. There are so many things to do in Quy Nhon, but it is also known for its thriving golf scene, with many visitors opting to stay at resorts such as Avani Quy Nhon Resort, making it an ideal choice for accommodation after a day on the greens.
Hoiana Shores Golf Club
If you want to visit an award-winning course, Hoiana Shores Golf Club is the ideal choice for you. The first of its kind in Asia with 18 golf holes that can be enjoyed by players at any level, this will be an unforgettable experience for any golf enthusiast. Hoiana Shores remain to be one of the top 100 golf courses in Asia.
Ba Na Hills Golf Club
The former world number 1 Luke Donald designed the Ba Na Hills golf club, and this is one of the most spectacular golf courses you can find in Vietnam. You will have to bring you’re A-game to win, as this course is quite challenging. There are many elevations changes and undulations to keep your winning spirit on.
Amongst the key attractions in Ho Chi Minh City are its captivating museums and here are four which you should definitely look to add to your sightseeing itinerary.
War Remnants Museum
First up is the War Remnants Museum, a must-visit for anyone interested in the history of the Vietnam War. Within easy reach of properties like Oakwood Residence Saigon, this museum houses a vast collection of photographs, artefacts, and documents that tell the story of the conflict from the Vietnamese perspective. You can see everything from M48 Patton tanks and Huey helicopters to torture devices. It’s a sobering experience, but an essential one for anyone interested in the history of the war.
History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City
At the History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, one can learn about the history of the city from its earliest days to the Nguyen dynasty. For those at a District 7-based serviced apartment, Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing trips can be easily enjoyed at this site which features a vast collection of artefacts, including pottery, sculptures, weapons, ceramics, and clothing. There are also exhibits dedicated to the Vietnamese struggle for independence and the country’s cultural heritage.
Fine Arts Museum
If you’re looking for something a little more artistic, the Fine Arts Museum is the place to be. The site with its impressive art-deco architecture houses an impressive collection of Vietnamese art from throughout the ages, including ancient ceramics, bronze sculptures, traditional handicrafts, and southern fine arts from the 18th to 20th centuries. There is also a section dedicated to contemporary art where one can view works by well-known artists in Vietnam such as Do Quang Em and Nguyen Gia Tri.
Last but not least is the FITO Museum, which also goes by the name of the Vietnam Museum of Traditional Medicine; it, in fact, is made up of two buildings at different locations where one can find out about traditional Vietnamese medicine. Here, you can see ancient medical tools, herbs, and remedies used to treat everything from common ailments to more serious conditions. Some exhibits also trace the history of traditional medicine in Vietnam, from its earliest days to the present.
As one of Vietnam’s favoured cities, the destination holds much personality and culture for the eager traveller. A trip of sensory delight is available for those who chose to dive right in.
Best time to visit
Hoi An may not be a big place but it sure is popular. Keep an eye out for the high tourist seasons as well as the arrival of the rainy season.
Getting around the city
The wonders of the city are accessible in a variety of ways. If you want to stretch your legs, then you can still get in plenty of sights however many people will opt for renting bikes to visit the beach.
A place to stay in Hoi An
A true destination for travellers, there is plenty of choices. If you are, however, looking for the best of both worlds, Vietnam train travel such as the The Vietage may be a great option for you.
Visit the Hoi An Central Market
If you are on the search for a morning coffee or a little bit of breakfast, there is no better place to be. Find your way through stacks of local produce and spices.
Vietnam is always great for adventures as a whole, and Quy Nhon is indeed greater! Water adventures and other outdoor adventures are all possible here, and you just need to have the will to undertake all these experiences.
Go beach hopping
Quy Nhon is a paradise for those who love beaches. It’s not just about the Quy Nhon Beach located right near the city centre. But also, about the Ky Co Beach, Queen Beach and the Bai Xep!
Outdoor adventures to try
Since the coastline is adorable, you may opt for cycling along the coast with your family members. Diving, snorkelling and kayaking are some of the other water adventures that you can try out. If you want to relax some more, you may also say yes to a sunrise yoga session.
Explore the Cham sites
Cham sites include the four Cham Towers and the Thap Doi Towers. They date back to the 11th-13th centuries and reveal exciting stories about ancient Vietnam.
Quan Thanh is a beautiful temple that also goes by the name of Tran Vu Quan. It is a temple that is dedicated to the worship of HuyenThien Tran Vu who aided the Vietnamese in the fight against most invaders. It has changed a lot in the last 10 centuries. Learn more right here.
The temple is located in the West Lake near the north gate of ancient Thang Long. It is very easy to find from a hotel in Hanoi, the likes of Pan Pacific Hanoi as it is considered one of the four antique towns of Hanoi and everyone knows where to find it.
The Unique Architecture
The temple is a great place to visit if you are one of those people who are interested in the architecture of Vietnam’s historic buildings. The temple was influenced by both the Taoist and Confucianist sects of Buddhism, something that is more apparent with the Nguyen Dynasty.
How to Get There
Getting to Quan Thanh temple is easy if you make your way to the Ba Dinh district of Hanoi. There are various modes of transport to get there, which we can discuss below.
The cheapest way of getting to Quan Thanh is by bus. Hanoi buses are common and fast and cost 7,000 VND. It’s a great mode of transport especially if you find it hard to find your way around the city.
Other Modes of Transport
Other modes of transport include the most expensive which is a chauffeured vehicle or taxi as well as motorbike rentals or the Hanoi cyclo.
Vast expanses of red and white rolling sand dunes make Mui Ne, the most colourful stop on your travel itinerary during your time in Vietnam. Read on to find out everything you need to make a stop there!
How to Get There
Located in the beautiful fishing village of Mui Ne down by the south coast of the country, the sets of giant dunes can be easily reached by many a resort in Mui Ne including the likes of Anantara Mui Ne Resort easily. Just request your hotel reception to arrange a tour and you can enjoy a frolicking good time fast!
Things to Do
The ideal spot for the sporty and adventurous, there is plenty of fun activities to do here such as sand boarding or signing up for a hot air balloon ride over the dunes. Or you can simply hire yourself a quad bike to let loose. A dune buggy can also be hired for around 30 minutes for USD 20.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit these magnificent geological oddities is early morning or evening just in time for the sunrise or sunset.
If you are all about avoiding the masses of tourists who flock to spots like these, you can consider visiting the dunes during midday. However, it will be quite hot so consider loading up on sunblock and carrying along plenty of water to stay hydrated.
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The city of Mui Ne with its warm and tempting climatic conditions has been known over the years for its large expanses of rolling red sand dunes. Every year planeloads of tourists bask in the soothing beauty of these dunes and delve into the many adventurous activities lined up for those who have a taste to play in the sand. Just as exciting as the Mui Ne sands is the water. Being one of the windiest locations in the whole of South East Asia; Mui Ne happens to be a popularly sought out spot for wind surfing.
As the wind carries you pretty much anywhere your heart desires, wind surfing takes you to new heights in relaxation. It is an activity loaded with adrenaline yet has the soothing vibes of calm accentuated by the mighty waves that you will be cruising above. Wind Surfing has given rise to a whole new genre of madness; Kite Surfing. Kite Surfing is the beloved sister of wind surfing that come with attached kites. These kites adorn the ocean during the windy season in Mui Ne that falls between November and March. During this season, kite surfing is a wild trend in this part of the world. Thanks to the excellent winds, one can enjoy the full extent of this sport. Its popularity has given rise to several surf schools in and around Mui Ne, making it accessible to even the tempted beginner who would prefer trying it out. Most of the schools available in Mui Ne are certified by the International Kiting Organization, so if you are in Mui Ne and you want to try your shot soaring on the waves, rest assured you are in excellent hands. Some of the popular names in Kite Surfing Schools include Airwaves kite surfing school, Jibe’s and Wind chimes; all excellent schools that provide a range of different facilities and packages.
In addition to all the water sports you can enjoy, the beaches in Mui Ne are simply exquisite. While holidaying in this part of the world, stay at the Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa. This exotic Vietnam hotel is the finest beach resort in Mui Ne.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.
Vietnam is a country that is renowned for its picturesque natural beauty. From pristine beaches to mountains and lush green jungles, the country is widely considered to be one of the top tourist destinations in Asia. It is also a country that is absolutely rich in culture and heritage.
However, if you are looking for something unusual and exciting to do while in Vietnam, the sand dunes are the ideal place for you. It is almost surprising to see something like the Sahara in Vietnam (in topography if not in scope), yet it really exists. And if you come to Vietnam, this is an attraction worth experiencing.
The sand dunes in Vietnam are located in the city of Mui Ne on the southeastern coast. This gorgeous location is also perfect to watch the beautiful sunset. The red and white sand dunes are a popular sand boarding site as it offers you a trilling experience. Slide in the dunes and feel like a kid again. You will not regret this. In fact, this could even be your highlight of your Vietnam vacation. You could experience this amazing sport for a minimal amount like 1.5 dollars. It is as cheap as that. But make sure to protect your belongings while you take the ride for your own convenience.
The great thing about this sport is that you don’t have to wait for a particular season like for snowboarding. Sand boarding is available all around the year. Are you on the lookout for accommodation in Vietnam? Well there is nothing to worry as sleeping options are endless here. From luxury hotels to affordable resorts and spas, you will be spoilt for choice.
When you are searching for a perfect hotel, make sure to choose a hotel that will cater to all your travel requirements. One such remarkable hotel is the Anantara Mui Ne Resort And Spa which is considered an excellent option of a resort in Mui Ne. Consider making the most of your stay in the region here, as this Vietnam hotel guarantees to offer a breathtaking holiday experience to their guests. So what are you waiting for? Head over to this gorgeous country and make memories of a life time.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.
For those doing Vietnam by road, Mui Ne with its 2 mile long wide sandy beach and relaxing informality is a popular stop over on the road between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The entire beach strip is a tourist area with budget and midrange tourist venues at one end and the more expensive tourist area at the other end. Although the town is just an overnight stop for many travelers, the area around offers interesting places to visit. Ta Kou Mountain has a 161 foot reclining Buddha statue at its top, Vietnam’s longest. This is also where many people come for some of the best views of the coast. The towering white sand dunes 22 miles north east of Mui Ne is not to be missed. They are apparently best visited in the late afternoon when the sun is going down. The coastal road, to get to the white sand dunes, is a lovely ride, past villages and farms and views of fishing boats out at sea. Most visitors also visit the red dunes on the way back to town. The dunes are bigger here and gives the feeling that it is somewhere in the Middle East. Fairy Spring, a small canyon with sedimentary rock formations and Thuy Tu Temple with old whale skeletons, some more than a hundred years old, are the other sites worth visiting.
An early start will allow all the sites to be visited in one day on a motor bike and they can be reached easily although there is an absence of signage. A motor bike is the cheapest and probably the most interesting way to get around Mui Ne. Not only is the daily rate for an automatic or manual bike low but as traffic is light and the roads are straight, it is safe to ride a bike. Crowds can be avoided visiting sites this way and sometimes, depending on the time of day, sights can be totally free of other visitors. Traveling on a motorbike will also allow visitors to see and appreciate the natural beauty of a place and whether good or bad, get to know the locals. Although riders are required to have a valid Vietnamese license to ride in Vietnam many foreigners ride with or without it and with no proper knowledge of traffic laws. Helmets for rider and passenger are a must. The recommended way to rent bikes is through the accommodation to avoid being taken in by scammers.
Take a break at Anantara Mui Ne resort & spa to enjoy a pristine seaside location and the southern coast of Vietnam. This prominent resort in Mui Ne not only offers guests a collection of spacious, beautifully appointed guestrooms, suites and villas but facilities and services that definitely go a long way to making a holiday here unforgettable. Stay at this Vietnam hotel to taste excellent Vietnamese and international culinary offerings, indulge in relaxing spa treatments, to try out water sports options or to simply enjoy the wonderful natural environment.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.
Aptly named as the Fairy Stream, visiting this whimsically flowing waterway making its way through the white and red sand dunes of Mui Ne is indeed a magical experience. One may need to seek accommodation in a comfortable resort in Mui Ne to fully capture the enchantment of this experience and Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa is perhaps the ideal choice of a Vietnam hotel that would make this trip all the more special. It is quite pleasant to walk down the stream ankle deep in the delightfully tepid water, the soles of your feet gladly embracing the softest of the sands in the bottom of the stream. Surrounded by a lush verdure with the sunlight streaming through the foliage, it’s quite easy to see why it is called the Fairy Stream. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the stream will open up to blue skies and the colour of the stream would change from reddish hues to orange, depending on the colour of the sandy banks lining the stream. As you go on, remember to take some snaps of the curiously patterned limestone banks that you encounter along the way which seem to have a mind of their own.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.