Sunrise and sunset are beautiful natural sights that most travelers want to enjoy when coming to Vietnam. Thanks to its extraordinary landscape, Vietnam is one of the best places to enjoy sunrise and sunset. I’m sure that dawn and twilight are the most wonderful moment. It’s so hard to describe how exactly how magnificent it is! Here is the list of top 6 spectacular places to watch sunrise and sunset in Vietnam.
1. Halong Bay
Together Langwaki (Malaysia), Koh Chang (Thailand), Anambas Island (India), Halong Bay is voted as the best place to watch sunrise and sunset in Asia. Thanks to the beauty and the natural area, you will fall in love with Ha Long Bay. Nothing is special than watching the sun appears and disappears behind mountains.
Sunrise in Halong Bay
Different from the summer sun, the yellow sunrise doesn’t dazzle your eyes. Sunrise in Halong is like a beautiful natural painting with early sunshine still hiding after mountains. When the last sunlight of a day fades behind the limestone mountains, Halong is extremely magical among the large sea. Colorful lights from the Halong cruises reflected into the water create a vivid picture. This is one of the perfect places to watch sunrise and sunset in Vietnam.
View sunset from Halong cruise
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2. Ma Pi Leng Mountain Pass
For travelers passionate discovering the mysterious highlands, trekking in Ma Pi Leng Mountain Pass is one of the most interesting journeys. It is one of the top four greatest passes in Vietnam. Ma Pi Leng might be a strange name for you. It means “horse nose” implying the dangerous of the topography here where mountains upstanding like horse’s bridge of the nose.
Ma Pi Leng is also one of the ideal places to watch sunrise and sunset in Vietnam. It’s amazing to enjoy dawn with the panoramic view of the tranquil valley below and the peaceful Nho Que River. After a long dark night, Ha Giang is brightened when the sun rises slowly over the rocky mountain. Standing amid the imposing nature, you will be immersed and find the great feelings. From the top of Ma Pi Leng Mount, movement of sun creates marvelous views for you. Looking down, you will see Nho Que River. It looks like a thin thread crossing ravines.
Sunrise in Ma Pi Leng is majestic scenery
Nho Que River
3. Long Bien Bridge
If Hoan Kiem Lake is the symbol of charming Hanoi city, Long Bien Bridge was considered as the pride about country’s architecture, the symbol of courageous in wars. In the past, Long Bien Bridge helped transport tons of rice from the Northern and Northern Central areas to contribute to the victory of Vietnam army against the French in 1954. Unfortunately, the bridge was severely damaged in several American bombings in 1972.
In present, Long Bien Bridge become one of the best places to watch sunrise and sunset in Vietnam. In the early morning, you can see the first glow of sunlight and take amazing photos of alluvial patch. A large number of couples select Long Bien Bridge as an ideal background for their wedding albums. Many many tourists come here to visit the historical construction and view nice scenery of sunrise and sunset every day.
Sunrise over Long Bien Bridge
4. Hoi An
If you want to join a colorful and calm place, you shouldn’t miss Hoi An. Different boats of all shapes, sizes and styles going on the river and waterways will wow you at the end of the day. Twilight in Hoi An brings you the special feelings of simple life and romantic moments
In the late afternoon, the view of antique town seems more glorious when you paddle along the river. The ancient houses and the river take you back time to enjoy the most charming moment with enchanting twilight in Hoi An. Watching the sunset in Hoi An, you can leave the busy life behind!
Sunset in Hoi An
5. Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc is well-known as the island of heaven. Every year, Phu Quoc Island draws a large number of tourists by its sandy beach as well as the majestic scenery of the sun. This is one of the perfect places to watch sunrise and sunset.If you once visit this paradise, you will love it. There is nothing amazing than waking up early, taking a morning walking along the stunning white sand beach and looking at the dawn. In the late afternoon, you can take a cruise to watch the sunset. The dawn here, with its mesmerizing beauty, is even more memorable, especially for couples.
There is nothing amazing than waking up early, taking a morning walking along the stunning white sand beach and looking at the dawn. In the late afternoon, you can take a cruise to watch the sunset. The dawn here, with its mesmerizing beauty, is even more memorable, especially for couples.
Sunset in Phu Quoc Island
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6. Chau Doc, An Giang
Chau Doc is a town located in An Giang Province, which is on the riverside of mighty Mekong Delta River. It is one of the most attractive Vietnam countryside destinations. Chau Doc is not very far away from the border to Cambodia. This is one of the must-see places to watch sunrise and sunset in Vietnam. You can enjoy the fantasizing twilight of both two prettiest Indochina countries. After trekking to Sam Mountain, admiring the grand view of Mekong Delta from the peak, it wows you by its dramatic sunset towards Cambodia.
In contrast to the sunset on the Long Bien Bridge or Phu Quoc Island, twilight in Chau Doc with the background of lush young rice paddy actually, guide you to the most peaceful villages’ harmony with nature. When the sun disappears gradually, you are bathed in a wonderful scenery.
Sunset in Chau Doc, An Giang
When you see the sunrise or sunset, you will see colors that you never knew could exist in nature. The colors the sun creates against the sky can be truly special. The sun is majestic scenery, it can make you feel like heaven. To me, when I look at the sunrise, it brings me hope for the new day. When I watch the sunset, it brings me a sense of peace. Watching dawn and twilight is one of the most amazing things in our world that we can appreciate every day. The best thing is that it’s FREE. Life gives us wonderful aspect beautiful nature.