Music is fascinating. We all have experiences of being emotionally moved after listening to music or see an image that captures particular places. Every song can take you on a journey. Any images of particular places can inspire and create an emotional connection. It’s enough to make you want to book a flight and pack your bags.
Here are top 5 music videos that inspire you to get out and explore a beautiful Vietnam and their links will be listed at the end of the blog.
1. Vũ Cát Tường – Dream (Mơ)
Location: Dalat – Lam Dong Province
In this song, it depicts the couple’s love and the story of young people who are confused between many paths of their lives.
The MV was filmed in Dalat with dreamy frames, impressing with the image of the brilliant sunflower hill that stretches as far as the eyes can see. “Dream” is carefully elaborated on the image from the shooting angle to the post-processing stage. Many viewers commented that “Dream” is like a movie. You can spot numerous stunning frames like the campfire scene, chatting on the roof under the starry sky, waterfall jumping, playing on a sunflower field, etc.
With the slow-motion shots of the pine forest and epic scenery from the sunflower hill, this MV by Vũ Cát Tường no doubt leaves you wanderlust and have you book a flight to Dalat immediately.
Some attractions spotted in the MV:
- Lang Biang Forest Trail
- Pongour Waterfall
- Mộng Mơ (Dreamy) flower hill
About Vu Cat Tuong: A runner up in Vietnam The Voice Season 2, she was in Top 30 under 30 2018 by Forbes Vietnam. A talented composer, singer, Cat Tuong could be described as a rising star in the music industry in Vietnam.
2. Bích Phương – Nói Thương Nhau Thì Đừng Làm Trái Tim Em Đau (Please don’t break my heart if you love me)
Location: Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang Province
This is the first song of “VIỆT NAM VIỆT NAM’ Project, a series of 3 MVs brings national music, bold Vietnamese culture and harmonious mixes to catch up with world music movements.
The MV tells a romantic love story of a modern girl with a guy from the Dao ethnic group. Throughout their story, viewers gently admire the culture and exotic landscape of Northwest Vietnam. From the beautiful waterfall, the epic view of the highland to customs of the Dao ethnic group, it gives you a real taste of what you can expect when visiting there.
The MV was shot in Bản Gioc Waterfall, one of Vietnam’s most impressive natural sights. Located in the northeastern province of Cao Bang, the fall is 30 metres high and 300 metres wide, making it the widest (but not the highest) waterfall in Vietnam. Although it may not convince you to jump off the edge of the waterfall, it will certainly make you cross the globe to observe this natural beauty.
About Bich Phuong: With a beautiful voice, Bich Phuong owns many hit records that speak the insight of the youth in Vietnam. Are you getting a lot of annoying questions during the Tet holiday about your marital status? Then let’s listen to her song “When will you get married?” to sympathize.
3. Hoàng Thùy Linh – Bánh Trôi Nước ( Glutinous Rice Cake)
Location: Ninh Bình and Long An
Hoang Thuy Linh’s MV once again amazed us with the fanciful look of Ninh Binh – the “Halong Bay on land”. The MV featured the best scenery of these destinations with dotted mountains, sheer limestones rising up from the river just like Halong Bay. Below are highlighted must-see attractions in Ninh Binh that appeared in the video.
Situated near the southern margin of the Red River Delta, the Trang An Landscape Complex contains striking mountains, majestic limestone caves and wild streams flowing through the caves, making this place become one of the most attractive karsts in the world.
Mua cave is a small cave in Mua ecoresort, where you can reach the mountain’s peak for a great panorama of Ninh Binh mountainscapes. It is good to link your visit to Trang An or Tam Coc with a trek to Mua cave if you like trekking & having Instagrammable view.
Located in Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, Bai Dinh Pagoda is 15 km from Ninh Binh city, located in the west of Hoa Lu ancient capital. It is considered the largest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam and has become a popular site for Buddhist pilgrimages from across the country.
Besides some majestic scenery in Ninh Binh, appeared in the MV is Tan Lap floating village in Long An, southside Vietnam. It’s being nominated as one of the top 10 most popular ecotourism areas in Vietnam. Exploring this floating village and you will be amazed by the exotic nature of the Southern Vietnam River.
About Hoang Thuy Linh: Hoang Thuy Linh is a talented MC, actress and singer. Her latest album, Hoang, a combination of cultural material and folk music, has won the Album of the year Dedication Music Awards in Vietnam.
4. Bích Phương – Gửi Anh Xa Nhớ ( To my love)
Location: Hoi An ancient town
Gửi Anh Xa Nhớ, another song by Bich Phuong, tells us a love story between two childhood friends. Comfortably known as one of the most travel-inspiring music videos, the MV’s plot evolves from the moment the couple started having feelings for each other until they finally reunited years later in the background of the poetic Hoian ancient town.
Located in the coastal plain of Quang Nam province, the only way to get to Hoi An is by road. You can hire a taxi/shuttle bus from the neighbouring city of Da Nang, which does have an airport with daily flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other large Vietnamese cities.
Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was one of the most crowded trading ports in Southeast Asia from the 15th to the 18th century. Nowadays, this city is well-preserved with merchant houses, temples, and ancient buildings that remind us of its glory days. The ancient, nostalgic and romantic beauty of Hoi An makes it become one of the most popular destinations for not only domestic travellers but also foreigners.
5. Mr. T ft Hoàng Minzy – Ăn gì đây (What To Eat)
Location: The Old Quarter, Hanoi city
Filmed in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, “Ăn gì đây” gives the viewers a brand new, youthful look at Hanoi Cuisine and the sidewalk culture in the capital.
Regarded as the most iconic place of Hanoi, the crew then thought out of the box by bringing some western culture superheroes like Spiderman feature in must-visited sites, thereby blowing a wind of changes to this music video. Through the appearances of the popular character, “Ăn gì đây” wants to tell us that no matter who you are and where you from, you are gonna deeply fall in love with Vietnam as well as its street foods.
Right from the very beginning of this project, Mr. T, the composer, wanted the video to contain as much Vietnamese material as possible. Hence he chose to use two hues of red and yellow, the national flag colour of Vietnam as the main tone for the MV. Besides, the crew also included iconic images of Vietnam, such as conical hats, street vendors as well as familiar stuff in the MV to spread these ambassadors to international visitors.
The Old Quarter is filled with speciality restaurants and popular stalls that have been around for years. Spotted in the MV are some of Hanoi signature dishes like Bún Đậu (noodles with deep-fried tofu and shrimp paste), Bánh Giò (pyramidal rice dumpling), Bún riêu (river crab noodles), etc.
About Mr. T & Hoa Minzy: Mr. T is a well-known rapper in Vietnam. With diverse experience as a reporter, MC, actor, he finally made a career in rap music. Hoa Minzy is a singer/actress that is famous for her inspirational and energetic voice. She has won first place in the national TV competition “Star Academy Vietnam” in the first season.
Link to music videos featured in this article:
- Vũ Cát Tường – Dream (Mơ): Link
- Bích Phương – Nếu Thương Nhau Thì Đừng Làm Trái Tim Em Đau (Please don’t break my heart if you love me): Link
- Hoàng Thùy Linh – Bánh Trôi Nước ( Glutinous Rice Cake): Link
- Bích Phương – Gửi Anh Xa Nhớ ( To my love): Link
- Mr. T ft Hoàng Minzy – Ăn gì đây (What To Eat): Link
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Research, Script & Voice over: Vuong Gia Linh
Video Editor & Blog Writer: Nguyen Nhu Nghia
Idea & team management: Cao Trang