Are you planning a holiday to Vietnam, but not sure what to include and what to miss out? Here are our insider tips of eight unmissable locations in Vietnam for your trip.
Vietnam’s capital city is known for its fascinating architecture that spans back centuries, a vibrant Old Quarter with higgledy-piggledy streets, temples, markets and impressive vistas. The South China Morning Post describes Hanoi as experiencing a huge buzz
attracting swathes of investment at the moment.
The mountainous region of northern Vietnam is characterised by indigenous mountain communities, beautiful hiking trails and impressive green vistas of rice paddies, hills and mountains. Sapa has also been named one of Vietnam’s top destinations for 2018
3. Ninh Binh
This tiny city on the Red River Delta and the surrounding province is totally unmissable during a holiday to Vietnam. The Geeky Explorer blogger describes the area as “Vietnam’s hidden gem”
4. Halong Bay
A UNESCO World Heritage Site of emerald waters and hundreds of limestone karsts emerging enchantingly amid the sea, it’s easy to understand why Halong Bay cannot be missed out on any holiday to Vietnam. Movie buffs love the fact Halong Bay has been the filming location of many Hollywood blockbusters too
A central Vietnamese city, this is a place known for emperors of times past, particularly between 1800 and 1945. There are palaces and shrines to be explore, as well as the dramatic-sounding Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City.
6. Hoi An
This coastal city in central Vietnam is particularly known for an amazingly preserved old town and canals that wend and weave their way through the city. A melting pot of cultures, there are Vietnamese, Chinese and French influences in the city. The Guardian has named its top 10 things to do in Hoi An
, and this is just the beginning…
7. Ho Chi Min City
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a vibrant mix of old Vietnamese culture and a modern twist putting the city on the global map. With amazing foodie credentials and a fast-paced city life to soak up, there’s lots of history too. The Cu Chi Tunnels are also reminders of local ingenuity from the Vietnam War.
8. Mekong Delta
A mysterious maze of rivers, swamps and deltas, the Mekong Delta is frequently called Vietnam’s rice bowl, for the crops and food produced here that feeds the rest of the country. The vibrant river markets cannot be missed, while the Lonely Planet recommends watching out for the water buffaloes in the rice paddies
and the bird life in the mangrove forests.
Mr Linh’s Adventures ‘Classic Vietnam’ trip takes in all of these locations and more
, helping you enjoy the ultimate holiday in Vietnam.