Places to Enjoy Sunset in Vietnam

Best Places to Enjoy Sunset in Vietnam

Viewing sunset is the most peaceful and serene feeling one can ever have. Sunset is one amazing natural sight which can hardly be described in words. If you want to enjoy the best places to view sunset, then Vietnam must be in your travel hit list. Vietnam has some remarkable landscape backdrops from which to watch the sunset is a treat. Let’s find out the best places to enjoy sunset in Vietnam with Excursion Vietnam.

1. Halong Bay

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful landscapes to view sunset in Vietnam. The beauty of the waters of Halong Bay is captivating enough to rob all hearts. The bay is surrounded by Limestone Mountains with over 2000 islands. When the sun fades away behind the jagged rocks, the beauty of Halong bay becomes majestic and magnificent. Once joining in our Halong Bay Tours, you will also have a chance to do kayaking or boating a little deeper to explore many impressive limestone islets and grottoes in this lovely paradise.

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful landscapes to view sunset in Vietnam

2. Mui Ne

Let me get you to the sands from waters of Halong Bay. The white sand dunes are situated at less than 20 miles outside the south-eastern seaside town of Mui Ne, one of the top choices for your beach vacations in Vietnam. You can hire the jeeps or quad bikes to take you to the top of sandbanks. Mui Ne sand dunes are located next to the famous “White Lake” which gets covered with lotus flowers in summers. This lake adds beauty and charm to the dunes. You must get to the top of dunes and enjoy the spectacular sundown.

Sand dunes in Mui Ne at dusk

3. Hoi An

Hoi An is the best place to enjoy Vietnam’s food but the culinary capital is also the most romantic place to watch sunset in Vietnam. The waterways in “Hoi An” are glorious and calm. Witnessing the sunset in Hoi An is sparkling while you paddle the boat along the Hoai river. The twilight in Hoi An must be captured in your camera because it will be truly a once in a lifetime day’s end view.

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A Magnificent Photo of Hoi An at dusk

4. Chau Doc

Located in the tranquil Mekong Delta at the border side with Cambodia, Chau Doc is an attractive vantage point and countryside destination to view sunset in Vietnam. You can trek to 800 feet high Sam Mountains and enjoy the dramatic sunset over the Mekong Delta towards Cambodia. You can also see some parts of Cambodia and flooded padded fields from the top of Sam Mountains. The golden sun setting view over here takes you to an emotional and magical rollercoaster. Moreover, Chau Doc is one of the few peaceful destinations in Southern Vietnam that have not been ruined by tourism – a not-to-be-missed stopover for your Mekong Delta Tours.

5. Sapa

Let me take you to the jungles of Vietnam to enjoy the pure beauty of twilight. Sapa is the most peaceful place to contemplate sunset in Vietnam.Trek on more than 5900 feet high Peak of Ham Rong Mountain in Sapa and enjoy the sunset from the top. The floating white clouds view is worth your walk to the top. The Sapa’s forest landscape becomes magical when the sky turns orange during sundown. Imagine yourself seeing orange color of the sky, white color of floating clouds and green color of the jungle. Isn’t it something out of this world? I am sure you will be mesmerized by nature’s beauty once you travel to Sapa.


6. Hue

This tranquil city, which is famous for its stunning royal structures, lies at the heart of Central Vietnam. Undoubtedly, there is a wealth of ideal spots to enjoy sunset here including Hue Imperial City – a one-of-a-kind ancient complex belongs to Emperors in Hue and their royal families dating back to the early 19th century.

The Royal corridor in Hue Imperial City

Perfume River is another great spot when you can have a scenic trip on dragon boats along this peaceful river. Don’t skip Truong Tien Bridge – one of the most recognized symbols in Hue, where you can contemplate the sunset by crossing the bridge on Vietnamese traditional tricycle.

Related: Best Places to Visit in Hue

7. Ninh Binh

Located 100km South of capital city Hanoi, Ninh Binh boasts a variety of charming attractions that you should not miss during your Vietnam expeditions. Particularly, cruising is the best way to enjoy the sunset in Ninh Binh. You must have heard of several cruising paradises such as Tam Coc Bich Dong, Trang An, Van Long Nature Reserve, Tham Nham Bird Park, which house captivating areas of limestone formations, mountains, rivers, rice paddies, and caves.

Tam Coc Bich Dong - the "Halong Bay" on land

Cruising on these spots, you will have a chance to not only admire sunset over tranquil rivers but also discover Ninh Binh’s untamed wildlife. You will also encounter some local families paddling and collecting crops.

8. Hanoi

Hanoi possibly sounds too bustling and crowded to witness sunset. However, if you have time to look into it deeply, you will be able to find a wide range of impeccable spots that surely distinguish this city from the others. West Lake, the biggest of its kind in Hanoi, should be on the top of the list. The lake is one of the few places in this city that you can find some relaxing and fresh moments without being affected by Hanoi’s ridiculous traffic and noise. To enjoyably admire sunset, you can choose for yourself a nice lake-viewed Café or ride around fascinating winding roads by bicycle.

West Lake - Favourite spot for Photographers in Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake is another great place to contemplate the breathtaking spectacle of sunset if you stay near The Old Quarter. The lake is famous for its legend relating to Hanoi’s and Vietnam’s history. Setting foot in Hoan Kiem, you will also have a chance to observe the life and many interesting activities of Hanoi people.

Apart from witnessing sunset in Vietnam, there is a wide range of cool things to do to fulfill your time in this beautiful country such as learning about local culture, experiencing mouth-watering street foods. Have a look at our Vietnam travel guide to get ready for your upcoming journey!

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