Mai Chau & Phu Quoc Make “Most Stunning Paradises in the World” List

The Huffington Post has chosen Vietnam’s Mai Chau and Phu Quoc for their “45 of the Most Stunning Paradises in the World” list.

Both destinations in Vietnam are vastly different, but together they show how varied Vietnam’s panoramas are. Combined with the more popular places to visit in Vietnam, a varied itinerary can be put together for tourists booking holidays to Vietnam.

The Rice Terraces of Mai Chau

mai chau valley

Mai Chau is rurally located in northwest Vietnam. A world away from the bustle of Vietnam’s cities, the area is set in a verdant valley of rolling hills and rice terraces. The area is known for its ethnic minorities – who mostly have Thai ancestry – as well as its stilt houses. Tourism is increasing as people extend their explorations beyond the more popular hiking areas, such as Sapa.

Blogger Willful And Wildhearted says,

“Tucked away in the Northern hills of Vietnam, Mai Chau in an area untouched by tourism and the hustle and bustle of the nation’s larger cities. I was fortunate enough to do a home stay with a minority tribe in July 2014, which was one of the most eye opening and life changing experiences I’ve had to date. I loved it so much I’ll be returning this spring!”

The Island of Phu Quoc

phu quoc island

Phu Quoc is a small Vietnamese island situated off the coast of Cambodia. Famed for its stunning beaches, laid back atmosphere, protected jungle and coral reefs, it’s a definite secluded paradise! According to the Metro, it’s the “jewel in Vietnam’s crown” – and it’s easy to see why.

A trip to Phu Quoc would make the perfect extension to any Vietnam tour, for relaxing, walking and soaking up the Vietnamese coastal cuisine. Go there before the masses do!

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