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The Best Places for Camping in Vietnam

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Vietnam has been long famous for the magnificent and gorgeous scenery gifted by Mother Nature. Beside popular attractions packed with tourists, a real adventurer would not miss the opportunity to travel to a less crowded area and get close to the primitive beauty of mountains, forests, and seas by exploring and camping. If you are fed up with hotels, restaurants, and want to make your journey off-the-beaten-path, grab the things with your backpack and let’s go camping!

Dong Cao Plateau

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Situated in Thach Son Commune, Son Dong District, Bac Giang Province, Dong Cao Plateau is a perfect escape from the vibrant city life to immerse yourself in the middle of the wilderness with endless green grass covering the hill land, floating puffy clouds, and spectacular mountains and forests. At about 1,000 meters above sea level and 160 kilometers away from the capital of Hanoi, no wonder this perfect and peaceful area showing no sign of unsustainable tourism impact has increasingly been an ideal campground for adventurous travelers.

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Setting up a tent, building a campfire, gathering together under the starry night sky and feeling every breeze of wind would be an invaluable experience worth making memories. Besides, camping in Dong Cao can be a learning experience about the lifestyles of local ethnic minorities since there are a few Dao and Tay households in this plateau and forest. Don’t forget to carefully prepare essentials for a camp from foods, drinks to tents for a campsite when visiting this one of the best camping sites in Vietnam.

Mount Ham Lon

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Ham Lon is a 462-meter high mountain in Doc Ton range, Soc Son District, Hanoi. Along the path up to the mountain, you will have to overcome streams, bushes and sometimes even clear the way through the forest yourself. Conquering the peak of the mountain would leave you complete satisfaction and joy. There will be a flat area suitable for camping near the top. Do not miss the chance to immerse yourself in the early foggy morning atmosphere and admire the dazzling beauty of sunrise or sunset. If you are seeking for physical activities or challenges and new camping experience, the mountain would be an excellent target to your quest.

Con Co Island, Quang Tri Province

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Also called Tiger island in Quang Tri province, Con Co used to be an outpost guarding the East of the country. This was an essential place for transiting foods and weapons to the South battlefields in the American War. These days, it attracts backpackers to come here and explore the pristine and wild nature.

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The unique ecosystem of its coral reef is home to a diverse marine life. Diving in one of the significant five Vietnamese marine reserves will give you one of the most beautiful snorkeling experience ever. Trekking in the forest, visiting the lighthouse, tasting rare seafood are some activities you can engage in when camping there.

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Binh Ba

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An island with breathtaking natural beauty located in Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province is a fantastic choice for beach lovers. You can hardly resist the white-sand beaches, crystal clear water, and warm sunlight tempting you to decide to stay a night in a tent by the beach to reconnect with nature.

Diving, trying local seafood, and enjoy the lovely beaches are the main activities here you should not miss. Nom Beach is believed to have the most stunning beauty while Nha Cu Beach is ideal for discovering lives underwater, and Chuong Beach is the best spot to watch the sunrise on the island. When camping in Vietnam and Binh Ba, in particular, remember the best time to visit is from March to September.

Note: Due to military security and health and welfare concerns, non-local visits on the island might be restricted.

Ta Dung Lake, Dak Nong Province

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Part of Ta Dung valley near Ta Dung mountain, the lake is situated in Dak Som Commune, Dak G’long District of Dak Nong Province and famous for backpackers with the title “Inland Halong Bay.” There are active hydropower projects there providing a significant water source to the Dong Nai river system. Ta Dung lake has calm blue water surrounded by giant mountains and forests. Camping a day in the middle of the majestic and breathtaking nature would give you calmness and clear all fatigues of a busy life. However, remember to pack all required items for camping as there are no hotels and hardly any adjacent markets. Keep yourself warm at night by the lake due to temperature dropping. For adventurers, you have no idea about camping in Vietnam if you have not checked this place out!

Nam Du, Kien Giang Province

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In the South of Vietnam, in Kien Giang Province, we suggest Nam Du - a pristine archipelago with over 21 islands. Especially, Nam Du has received investment in tourism development so you can buy essentials for camping and even try some beach sports there. Despite the recent change, Nam Du still preserves its natural and authentic characteristics making it one of the best campgrounds for intrepid travelers. Coming to this area, remember to check out a few islands and islets and get amazed by the unique features of every single one. Besides, Hai island is a good recommendation for camping overnight.

Black Virgin Mountain

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Camping is not just about gathering, eating, and staying put, it is also an adventure of exploring new places and overcoming continuous obstacles. And the combination of trekking, hiking, being close to nature, and camping could satisfy any adventurous spirit. A trip to the Black Virgin Mountain, Southern Vietnam’s highest mountain, could be an excellent trip. Situated in Tay Ninh Province, its highest peak is 986 meters with an area of 24 kilometers square. Climb to the top, camp overnight, and watch the spectacular dawn scenery could be a memorable hiking experience in Vietnam!

The floating white clouds blending in the golden sunrise and the green grassland will make you start to wonder whether you are lost in heaven or not!

Bidoup Mountain, Lam Dong Province

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Bidoup Mountain is the highest mountain in the Bidoup Nui Ba National Park, as well as “the roof” of Lam Dong Province. It is a part of the Vietnam National Parks belonging to Da Nhim Commune, Lac Duong District and about 50 kilometers away from Da Lat city center.

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This 2,287 meters high mountain with a rich biodiversity of evergreen and the coniferous forest has attracted and challenged many young adventurers to conquer the peak. During your impressive 17 kilometers long path, you will come across the Klong Klan Valley, Da Nhim River, and the dense evergreen woodland. Don’t forget to take pictures with the old Fujian cypress at the age of over 1,300 years! The campsite is just 3 kilometers far from the Bidoup peak where you can rest, admire the landscapes, and learn about fantastic stories from the local guides.

Ta Nang to Phan Dung Trek

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Trekkers believe that Ta Nang to Phan Dung is the most scenic routes in Vietnam. This course covers 3 provinces, which are Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan and is 55 kilometers long. This enormous distance could discourage your spirit first heard, but the gorgeous beauty of nature and the valuable experience you can gain from this trip will be the greatest prize! You will need to cross villages, fields then more challenging hills and rougher paths. There will be a plat area ideal for camping on the highest hilltop where you can enjoy the view and feel the breezes. In return, this journey requires a lot of survival skills and will require 2 - 3 days in the wild.

Campsites in Vietnam

Apart from the untouched areas with wildness and purity of nature, Vietnam has a variety of campsites specialized for tourists’ relaxation and entertainment where tents and essentials are available for you to hire or buy. Coming to these places, you will be offered services, so you do not need to bring much for a vacation but entirely enjoy the beautiful scenery with great convenience. We hope that you will find your favorite campsite among our below suggestions:

Tanyoli, Ninh Thuan Province

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Tanyoli tourism site is a fascinating destination located in Son Hai Village, Thuan Nam District, Ninh Thanh Province. In addition to the pristine beaches, there is a range of outdoor activities such as highwire, archery, zip line, and terrain vehicle racing you can take part in while spending your holiday. Mongolian-inspired traditional nomadic tents make this camping site in Vietnam attractive. 

Star Fish, Khanh Hoa Province

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This ecotourism site in Binh Lap Hamlet, Cam Lap Commune, Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province has a beautiful beach and pollution-free nature with wise tourism investment and environmental protection. You will be fascinated by the small wooden pyramid designed in vintage style with the necessary equipment to ensure the wildness for camping in Vietnam. There are also tons of sports activities such as kayaking, boating, squid fishing, and mountain climbing, etc. to enjoy your stay there thoroughly!

Trung Luong, Binh Dinh Province

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This coastal camping site is a popular destination right in Cat Tien Commune, Phu Cat District, Binh Dinh Province. It is the diverse shapes of limestone ridges surrounding the camping area of green grass that make Trung Luong the stand out among several sites in the Southeast of Vietnam.

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A night gathering around the campfire, hearing the sounds of the sea under the sky full of stars could be the most memorable experience ever!

Son Tinh Camp, Hanoi

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Son Tinh is the first camping site in Hanoi located on a peninsula with 3 sides facing Dong Mo Lake. The scenery of the beautiful lake and green trees is so poetic that Son Tinh is said to be one of the most famous camping sites in Vietnam.

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It would be better to go there in groups since there are a variety of team building and outdoor activities.

Son My Beach, Binh Thuan Province

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As it only takes about a 3-hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Son My Beach is an excellent option for an escape from the city to sightsee and camp with family or friends. There are more than 20 tents designed and decorated differently for specified needs. There are double tents, single tents, family tents and even a wooden cabin with air-conditioner, fan, beds, and TV.

Coco Beach Camp

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Located in Lagi City, Binh Thuan Province, Coco Beach camp features white-sand beaches and numerous colorful huts attracting people to the site. Moreover, the decoration is lovely with many spots and corners perfect for photography.

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If you are a beach lover, love taking photographs, and looking for a fun and fantastic trip, Coco Beach Camp would be your best choice among the camping sites in Vietnam.

Zenna Pool Camp, Vung Tau

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Camping by the beach is a favorite activity when coming to this coastal city, though Zenna Pool Camp is a new campground with excellent services and close to nature. The site belongs to Phuoc Tinh Commune, Long Dien District, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. With the spacious area of 6.5 hectares surrounded by poplar trees, the place is always full of cool winds and suitable for young visitors to enjoy their time there.

Some Tips on Camping in Vietnam

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• Check the weather forecast in advance and plan the best time to go to Vietnam and avoid rains or miserable weather.
• When camping in Vietnam in wild areas, prepare all essential items, especially insect repellants as well as a medical kit for an emergency.
• Do not leave any garbage or anything you bring along to the campsite to help protect the environment.
• If you are not familiar with trekking in Vietnam and camping in less touristy places, you can book a tour to go with an experienced local to ensure your safety.

 

Summary of the Best Places for Camping in Vietnam

Vietnam has lots to discover, and it is waiting for you, the adventurous traveler, to explore its hidden beauty. We hope this guide on the best places for camping in Vietnam can help you make decisions and kick off your journey sooner than later!

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Nam Du island doesn't welcome all foreign tourists

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