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Hanoi amongst top five ideal destinations for Valentine’s Day

The beauty of Hanoi in late Spring when the peach blossoms and banyan flowers turn the streets white and purple may color the memorable trips of couples for the Valentine season of 2022.


Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi


Hanoi has just been voted by’s clients as one of the ideal destinations for couples on Valentine’s Day.

The endorsement data from reviews are based on the destinations most recommended by Vietnamese travelers.

The charming capital captures the hearts of visitors when it ranked second, just behind Da Lat in the list of 5 most popular destinations for tourists this year, including Da Lat dreaming city, the thousand-year-old Hanoi Capital, mountainous Sapa Town, Hoi An Ancient Town, and the beach city of Da Nang.

Hanoi - the perfect retreat for couples with opposite interests

According to, the beautiful part of Hanoi is its mixture of old and new. “So, if you and your partner fall into the “opposites attract” category and have different hobbies and interests, then worry not because the thousand-year-old capital city of Hanoi provides the perfect backdrop for beautiful contrasts with its harmonious blending of modernity and age-old traditions,” it recommends.

For the old soul, it suggests, travelers can check out the city’s countless French colonial buildings, spend a couple of hours at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum or wander around the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake.

And for the other half who loves a modern twist, they could drive around the famous West Lake, do a craft beer tasting session and then end the day with a romantic dinner at one of Hanoi’s luxurious restaurants. All of these great options would enhance the romantic of any trip of love.

Nguyen Phuong Anh, a traveler from Ho Chi Minh City said that walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and nearby Hanoi's Old Quarter Area will be the first-ever thing that she and her lover do when they travel to Hanoi.

“I love to visit Hanoi’s iconic lake, the Hoan Kiem Lake, all the time of the day, whether it is early in the morning, late afternoon, or at night. Its tranquil space allows lovers to chat for hours without any interruption meanwhile its romantic vibe is very suitable for sweet hugs and kisses,” she told The Hanoi Times.

Meanwhile, immersing themselves in the tranquility while watching the sunset on the windy West Lake is also an interesting choice for couples. Covering about 500 hectares of the water surface, the largest natural lake of Hanoi provides many corners to enjoy the huge orange sun gradually going down.

“The colors of the sky changes by the minute, sometimes red and other times pink or multi-color, making the lake so romantic with the silhouettes of young couples who are hand in hand strolling around the place,” according to Phuong Anh.

Da Lat - The valley of love for the best friend couple

The dreamy city of Da Lat ranks first among the top travel destinations for couples on the occasion of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, according to

“This beautiful land of flowers has fascinated and attracted couples from all walks of life with its peaceful life, picturesque sceneries, and year-round cold weather,” the accommodation booking platform stated.

Some couple-friendly activities that are worth checking out are taking a swan-shaped boat ride in the enchanting Xuan Huong Lake, taking a dip at beautiful waterfalls such as Pongour or Prenn or simply having coffee together at pretty coffee shops.

Sapa - Cloud paradise for adventure-loving couples

Hiking through lush green paddies or climbing towering mountains may not be everyone’s idea of a romantic vacation, but for couples who love seeking out thrilling adventures while enjoying beautiful natural landscapes, Sapa will tick all of your boxes for a perfect getaway.

The majestic Sapa is undoubtedly one of the best romantic destinations in Vietnam, with Heaven Gate Mountain among the most popular attractions for its unique beauty.

Hoi An - A peaceful stop for old-school couples

Hoi An, with its unmistakable tranquil atmosphere, will appeal to those who are looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway. Couples who like to savor each moment of their trip will love strolling along winding streets full of colorful lanterns and well-preserved traditional architecture; taking a relaxing cyclo ride through Hoi An’s Old Town, or riding boats decorated with miniature lanterns and lights on the charming Hoai river. Getting away from the hustle and bustle of life and soaking in the serenity of Hoi An will be a memory you and your partner will cherish for many years to come.

Da Nang - All-in-one heaven for couples who like to do it all

Blessed with a variety of natural landscapes such as the sea, mountains, rivers, islands, Da Nang will offer couples the opportunity to create different types of beautiful memories all on one trip.

The unspoiled Son Tra Peninsula, the long white stretch of My Khe beach, the majestic Marble Mountains in the East, the famous Ba Na Hill, and the craggy Hai Van Pass in the West and North - all are located in the beautiful city of Da Nang. Whether travelers and their beloved ones fancy a hike to the mountains or soaking up the sun on the beach, they can do it all here.

Also, on the special occasion of the year, lovers may have a chance to enjoy big offers from It “Early 2022 Deals” promotion offers various discounts, starting from 15% percent off on the room rate of some hotels and resorts in these above destinations. The promotion is valid for stays until March 31.


Source: hanoitimes

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