Perfect destinations for walking and slow travel

Going for a walk helps people reduce stress, improve mental health as well as improve health and positive emotions. Vietnam is also a top destination for slow travel and walking, with plenty to choose from beaches, riverside or mountain landscapes.

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Without rushing to visit every destination or try every experience, slow travelers see each experience as an opportunity to learn, feel, and connect more deeply with its people, culture and cuisine of place they visit. Instead of using transport that creates more emissions, visitors can walk, spend more time to learn, experience and mingle with the locals.

According to research and surveys by Booking.com, millions of Vietnamese tourists are interested in walking options when searching for tourist information. This website offers suggestions on the most suitable destinations for visitors to leisurely walk around and calmly explore the colorful surrounding life.

Nha Trang is famous for its beautiful beaches.

Strolling by the beach: Da Nang, Vung Tau, Nha Trang

The beaches are always a great place to walk, feel the fine sand underfoot and the clear blue sea. When coming to Da Nang, Vung Tau and Nha Trang, take a deep breath and feel the taste of the sea, listen to the waves crashing on the shore. These destinations have beautiful long beaches to enjoy the beauty of sunrises and sunsets.

The experience of walking on the beach in Da Nang will certainly be extremely refreshing, with a beach stretching over 28km as far as the eye can see. Put on a pair of comfortable shoes and explore the unique locations along the coast. During the day, admire the beauty of the ancient architecture in Nha Trang, or the sea view from above from the famous lighthouse in Vung Tau. In the late afternoon, you can immerse yourself in the typical street food of Da Nang such as rice paper rolls with pork, pound cake or fresh seafood.

Walking in the middle of nature: Da Lat, Sa Pa, Ninh Binh

Travelers who love walking are often interested in a new environment, especially natural areas. Da Lat, Sa Pa and Ninh Binh are the top 3 destinations for walking to discover nature highly appreciated by Vietnamese tourists, with fresh air and green landscapes.

Da Lat is an ideal destination to enjoy, as well as spend a lot of time exploring the beauty of local culture. Sights such as Elephant waterfall, Linh An pagoda, Van Thanh flower village are places that visitors can explore on a walking journey.

Walking to visit the village is an experience that many tourists love when coming to Sapa.

Sapa is known for its majestic mountain landscape, with terraced fields and villages hidden on the mountainside. There are countless interconnected trail systems for walking and enjoying the tranquility of the fresh air.

World Heritage Site Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex is a choice not to be missed during your trip to Ninh Binh. The limestone mountains, diverse cave system and primeval forests here offer visitors an ideal opportunity to walk, relax and feel the majesty of nature.

Walking along the river: Hoi An, Hue, Can Tho.


Many destinations in Vietnam are associated with rivers, the most prominent being Hoi An, Hue and Can Tho. After a long journey to explore the city during the day, spend the evening strolling along the riverside, experiencing the food and watching the shimmering lights.

In the dreamy city of Hue, the two banks of the romantic Perfume River are green trees, parks with paths running along the river. There are many activities for tourists on the riverside, from night markets, food to floating restaurants, river cruises. In the evening, Truong Tien Bridge shimmering with lights is a beautiful backdrop for visitors to take photos.
In Hue, many activities take place along the Perfume River to serve tourists. Photo: Nguyen Van Sum.

Not far from Hue is the ancient town of Hoi An, where you can comfortably roam without having to worry about risks and noise from vehicles. The main streets in Hoi An are banned from motor vehicles, helping tourists who love to walk have a perfect experience.

Can Tho city is also a great place to take a walk by the river at any time of the day. Here you'll find a wealth of old houses, stunning views, convenient waterways, floating markets, and plenty of cafes and eateries.

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