Vietnam is famous for the special and charming culture and customs, thanks to its long-lasting history. On your Vietnam discovery, you will have the opportunity to see the country’s sumptuous mountain scenes, white beaches with turquoise water, endless rice paddies, natural parks, tropical forest, majestic valleys, world famous natural sites, etc.

Best places to visit in Vietnam in May

Cai Rang Floating Market, Mekong delta

Best places to visit in May in Vietnam

Mai Chau – Hoa Binh


Mai Chau

Mai Chau is an ideal destination for those who love nature or look for a peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle urban life. Only 2 hours getting from Hanoi by cars, Mai Chau valley is the home of the Thai ethnic group, mostly in Lac village, Van village … From above, this place looks like a watercolor painting with vastness of space between earth and sky, mountains and rivers. This is a must-visit destination on your trip to Northern Vietnam.

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Thai’s pray for rain ceremony

You can see in the photo is Thai’s pray for rain ceremony – Mai Chau District, Hoa Binh Province. Thai Festival for rain in Mai Chau is opened on the night of the red moon halo in March and April (lunar calendar). People are going to sing for rain and relay torch around the village.

Ha Long – Cat Ba 


This World Heritage Site is also known as the jewel of Vietnam tourist sites that will make your Vietnam family vacation a memorable experience with its majestic bay and mysterious caves. On your 2 days in Halong, you will have a chance to swim in the emerald green waters, discover the extraordinary landscape, enjoy the delicious seafood cooked and served by the skillful cooks while admiring one of the most beautiful and romantic natural sites in the world.

Cat Ba

Cat Ba is an island connected to Halong Bay that has many fascinating sea caves. Here visitors can enjoy the fresh air and assimilate themselves into the beautiful nature.

Phong Nha – Ke Bang

Located 50km far from Dong Hoi town, Phong Nha – Tien Son has 13000 meter length including 14 beautiful caves formed by the underground river dissolving limestone such as Ca Ron cave, Dark cave and Dome cave… There are many beautiful stalactites hanging down at the entrance of the caves.

Phong Nha Cave

Phong Nha Cave

Phong Nha Cave (also known as the wet cave) and Tien Son (also known as the dry cave) are at the same location. Visiting time takes approximately 3 hours for 1 cave and 4.5 hours for 2 caves. Sailing through these caves will provide an unforgettable impression to the tourists with natural landscapes of two majestic rivers with unique blue-green water on their Vietnam tour.

Phong Nha - Quang Binh

Nha Trang

If Da Lat is “the Kingdom of Flowers” then Nha Trang is “the Heaven of Beaches”. On your Vietnam beach vacation, you can roam freely on the white sandy beach, drown in hot mineral springs and mud pools, get immersed in cool-air water of thousand rays. In addition, your children will have the chance to explore a lot of interesting outdoor games at Vinpearl Land. Also, your family can be hand in hand exploring the exciting world of water at Tri Nguyen Aquarium, breathing in the cool air falls Ta Gu, Yang Bay waterfall or learning of the mysterious of Ponagar tower.

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Can Tho

Can Tho is famous for its white rice and fresh water that you cannot miss on your trip to Southern Vietnam. Here you can visit Cai Rang floating market with fruit orchards around the year. Especially when in summer, you can visit any garden and taste all the juicy fruits of the land. On the occasion of December and April fifteenth, there are 2 major festivals: Binh Thuy’s Temple celebration and Ha Dien & Thuong Dien ceremony.

Chau Doc – An Giang

Sam Mountain and other mountain regions belong to the Seven Mountains area. They are the scenic destinations in the Southwestern Vietnam’s border with Cambodia neighborhood. There are over 200 temples, pagodas and temples in this land. They are scattered at the foot of the mountain and on top of the ridge. On the top of the mountain remains a fortress built by the French.

From April to lower lunar annually, Seven Mountains area of An Giang province gets ever more crowded. Tourists come here to admire its famous landmarks and participate in the female God of Sam mountain ceremony. It is a national festival.

the female God of Sam mountan ceremony

This year, the female God of Sam mountain ceremony is going to take place from 31/5 to 06/05 (Lunar calendar). The celebration includes many cultural activities such as the Easter show She statue; She bathing ceremony; appeal Shen Thoai Ngoc Hau identity ceremony, identity parade and all the Thoai Ngoc Hau’s wife and two of Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb (Son tomb) on Temple. Following is the TucYet ceremony (character and conduct of offering worship) and feast on “Building flanking” opening for Hat Boi in Vo Ca of Temple; HoiSac and ChanhTe ceremony.

Hang pagoda

Hang Pagoda, also known as Phuoc Dien Tu, is located at Sam mountainside (Son Vinh Te), Chau Doc. Hang Pagoda presents the scenic beauty of An Giang province. It is one of the most famous national historical sites in Vietnam.

Best Vietnam tours for a vacation in May in Vietnam

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Best places to visit in Vietnam in May

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