Vung Tau, Phan Thiet best to escape summer heat: Agoda

By Hoang Phong   June 17, 2024 | 08:38 pm PT
Vung Tau, Phan Thiet best to escape summer heat: Agoda
Vung Tau beach is crowded with people on April 30, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Dang Khoa
Vung Tau, a popular beach destination near HCMC, was Vietnamese tourists' favorite place to escape this year's heat wave, followed by the central-coastal beach town of Phan Thiet, Agoda reported.

The Central Highlands resort city Da Lat, famous for its year-round cool climate, ranked third, followed by Nha Trang and Da Nang, top beach resort destinations in the central region.

According to Agoda, the data was based on check-in dates between April and August this year, with beaches and mountainous hills as top escapes for domestic travelers this summer.

Around 110 kilometers from downtown HCMC, Vung Tau has always been one of the more popular destinations in the south during national holidays as crowds flood the three-kilometer-long Bai Sau, also known as Thuy Van beach.

Phan Thiet City in the south central province of Binh Thuan is home to ancient fishing villages and pristine beaches. A new expressway to the city was opened to traffic last year, making travel between HCMC and the destination easier for tourists.

Lam Vu, country director for Vietnam at Agoda, said the data reflects the resilience and adaptability of Vietnamese travelers during extreme weather conditions.

"The preference for beach and mountain destinations indicates a desire for comfort and a break from the extraordinary heat, affirming the importance of dynamic domestic travel options," he added.

Many parts of Vietnam, especially in the southern region, were hit by record heat waves in April.

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