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Best Places to Take Photos of Sunrise in Vietnam


Do you miss waking up early and seeing the sunrise? Sunrise in Vietnam is one of the most wonderful presents of nature. Thanks to its geography, there are lots of beautiful places to watch a sunrise in Vietnam and each place can give you a different aspect combined with local culture and nature.

Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi

Long Bien is a well-known bridge in Hanoi for its history and antique beauty. Watching the dawn from Long Bien Bridge is one of the must-dos in the checklist of traveling to Hanoi.

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The dawn on Long Bien Bridge

Sunrise in Long Bien Bridge is beautiful throughout the year. The best time in a day to capture the beautiful scene is from 5 AM to 6 AM.

Long Bien Bridge connects two districts in Hanoi: Hoan Kiem and Long Bien. It takes about 15 minutes to get Long Bien Bridge from the city center of Hanoi. In addition to the sunrise, you can also visit the night wholesales market in Long Bien to enjoy the vibrant and unique atmosphere of this area.

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Long Bien night market

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Thu Thiem Bridge, Ho Chi Minh City

If Hanoi has Long Bien Bridge, then in Ho Chi Minh City, we can take the photos of the sunrise on Thu Thiem Bridge. Thu Thiem Bridge connects District 2 and Binh Thanh Districts. From the city center, it takes about 20 minutes to get to this bridge. In the early morning, the sun rises amid majestic skyscrapers - a marvelous image of the modern Ho Chi Minh City.

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Watching the sunrise in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Anytime in a year is the best time for traveling to Ho Chi Minh city. The best time in a day to see the sunrise is between 5:15 AM and 6 AM. When traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, there are many activities visitors can do but most exciting would definitely be joining a motorbike tour to discover the city with a local guide! 

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Going on a Saigon motorbike tour

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Nha Trang Beach, Khanh Hoa

If you want to gaze into the sunrise in Vietnam by the beach, Nha Trang is one of the best choices for you. The beach stretches along with the city so sit everywhere on the Nha Trang beach, you have a chance to admire the dawn in the early morning.

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Sunrise on Nha Trang Beach

The best time to visit Nha Trang city to enjoy the sunrise is from June to August. Every day, people often watch the dawn from 5 AM to 5:30 AM.

Nha Trang is a beautiful city with many islands, where you can come to easily by planes that arrive at Cam Ranh Airport. Exploring these islands in a local way may be a memorable experience when you are in Nha Trang.

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Exploring many islands in Nha Trang

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Fansipan Mount., Sapa, Lao Cai

Fansipan is the highest peak of a mountain in Vietnam which is dubbed as the “Roof of Indochina”. On the top of Fansipan, from the height of more than 3000 meters, the majestic scene of dawn appears under a thin layer of fog.

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There are 2 best seasons in the year which is most suitable for trekking to Sapa: from the end of September to November, and from March to April. The best moment of sunrise in Fansipan varies depending on each season, usually from 5:30 AM to 6 AM every morning.

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Sunrise on Fansipan

To get to Fansipan peak, you first have to travel to Sapa. From Sapa, there are two ways to get the “Roof of Indochina”: trekking and cable car. If you are accustomed to mountaineering, it is worth your while trekking to Fansipan, so that you can enjoy the scenic majestic. Otherwise, going by cable car is a convenient and time-saving way.

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Going by cable car is convenient and time-saving

Besides, when traveling to Sapa to get Fansipan, there are plenty of activities to do there such as visiting Muong Hoa Valley, terraced rice fields in Shin Chai Village, and looking at water-rail flowers.

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Summary of Best Places to Take Photos of Sunrise in Vietnam

Gazing into the sunrise is a great idea to enjoy the beauty of nature and remind ourselves to slow things down from our busy lives. If you are in Vietnam, don’t forget to pick one of the best places above to watch the scene of sunrise in Vietnam and cherish the best moments with many beautiful pictures.

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