With the country sweltering under a heatwave that leaves very few spots nationwide under 30 degrees, it’s no surprise that Vietnam’s travelers are heading to the coastal cities.
A beach in Nha Trang, central Vietnam.
With Independence Day falling on a Tuesday, and Labor Day the adjacent Wednesday, workers across Vietnam have submitted their Monday leave-requests and are gearing up for a five-day break at the beach to see out April and usher in May.
According to Agoda’s booking data, domestic destinations take up nine of the top ten list for this period, and seaside destinations Phan Thiet, Nha Trang and Vung Tau join Danang in occupying four of the top five, split only by second-placing mountain retreat Dalat.
With the country sweltering under a heatwave that leaves very few spots nationwide under 30 degrees, it’s no surprise that Vietnam’s travelers are heading to the coastal cities and mountains for some respite from the searing temperatures.
Danang came out top-of-the-charts for bookings nationally, with the coastal town’s countless resorts and long beaches proving hard to resist for guests from around the country.
Halong Bay topped the list for Hanoians looking for a short-hop from their hometown to one of the nation’s picturesque iconic destinations. Second on the list for travelers from the capital was Danang, with the hills of Sapa rounding out the top three.
Saigonese are also heading for the hills, with the cool climes of Dalat beckoning them to its summit. Otherwise, they aren’t straying too far away from home, with the two closest seaside resort towns of Phan Thiet and Vung Tau seeing out the top three.
Realizing that there is ‘no place like home’, travelers from Danang were either heavily booking neighboring Hoi An or staycationing in resorts in their hometown above all else.
Bangkok was the only international destination to crack the top 10 nationally, with the nearby metropolis’ shopping, culture and cuisine a drawcard for guests from around the country.