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Camping at Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world | Courtesy of Oxalis Adventure Tours
Camping at Son Doong Cave, the largest cave in the world | Courtesy of Oxalis Adventure Tours
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The Most Scenic Places to Go Camping in Vietnam

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Updated: 2 August 2017
Camping can be a way to find a bit of peace and a slice of the simple life while adventuring off the beaten path. Here are some of the most scenic camping spots in Vietnam, with something for every style of travel.

Binh Lap Beach

Pitch your tent on the remarkable stretch of bright white sand at one of Vietnam’s most gorgeous, undeveloped beaches. Binh Lap Beach has a series of campsites, such as Sao Bien, Anh Tu, Binh Chau and Dao Hoa Vang Camping. The view over the clear turquoise water is amazing, and the serenity can best be enjoyed from a hammock. If the weather’s set fair, the sunrise from Binh Lap Beach is also sublime.

Binh Lap Beach
Binh Lap Beach | © Courtesy of chauvu_

Ham Lon Mount

This is a relaxed, back-to-basics campsite at the base of Ham Lon (Pig Jaw) Mount, about 40 kilometres north of Hanoi. Pathways lead to pine forests and the Nui Bau Lake. Ham Lon is ideal for those who enjoy activities like fishing and barbecues, as well as those seeking solitude and tranquility.

Ham Lon Mount
Ham Lon Mount | © Courtesy of brianvtp

Cat Tien National Park

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Looking for crocodiles at Cat Tien National Park in Vietnam | © C/M/E / Flickr

Cat Tien National Park

Being one of the largest and most outstanding natural reserves in Vietnam, Cat Tien National Park has centuries-old trees and abundant wildlife, namely gibbons, sambar deer, wild boar and black-shanked douc. Often seen as an antidote to the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City, the park can be reached by car in four hours. Campsites are available through Ta Lai Longhouse. A special treat is a three-day gibbon trek, which offers the chance to see endangered primates in the wild.

Cat Tien National Park, Nam Cát Tiên, Tân Phú District, Đồng Nai, Vietnam, +84 61 3669 228

Cat Tien National Park | © Park Sam Sherratt/Flickr

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Son Tinh Camp

Since 2013, Son Tinh Camp has become the venue of the Quest Festival, a three-day celebration of art, music, street performance and workshops out in nature. It is a tent-only site on a stretch of grass, surrounded by a lake and forest. There are no electrical hookups but there are some boats, drinks, and barbecues available. About 40 kilometres from Hanoi, Son Tinh Camp can easily be accessed by motorbike in less than one hour.

Son Tinh Camp, Đồng Mô, Sơn Tây, Hà Nội, Vietnam, +84 4 6682 2065

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Ta Nang to Phan Dung trek

Camping does not have to mean staying put. For those who want to explore a little further, a two-day camping trek from Ta Nang to Phan Dung might be just the thing. This is one of the most beautiful, scenic routes for trekkers in Vietnam, with cracking views of falls, rugged jungles, and hills. It’s physically demanding, but nothing beats enjoying the sunset with a beer while wild camping.

Ta Nang – Phan Dung
Ta Nang – Phan Dung | © Courtesy of viphan92

Dong Cao Plateau

There are no facilities here. No electricity. No loo. But the basic campsite set up for climbers and walkers is an attraction in itself. The enchanting plateau is surrounded by undulating pasture, ancient rocks, springs and the sight of buffaloes and cows grazing. You can camp in the upper field, from which there are numerous opportunities for lovely walks, as well as spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset.

Dong Cao Plateau
Dong Cao Plateau | © Courtesy of michaeldod