WELCOME TO VIETNAM
Overview: Vietnam is a country of natural beauty, delicate and flavorful cuisine, compelling history, cultural diversity, incredible heritages. The vibrant people make Vietnam a one-of-a-kind Asian destination.
As Vietnam stretches its way down from the rugged minority hill tribe country along the Chinese border to the abundantly fertile Mekong Delta in the South, a land unfolds that is as rich and diverse in natural beauty as it is warm and friendly in the welcome offered by its kind people.
From the café culture to noodle passion on the streets in all cities, there are plenty of culinary adventures to have. Trek or cycle your way across the country as you pass through mainstream attractions and more unexplored sites.
This is a country of astounding natural diversity and wonders, ready to reward travelers with countless unforgettable experiences.
With an intriguing history spanning back over 4,000 years, including occupations from both the Chinese and French, the country’s architecture and cuisine is a fascinating testament to cultural diversity.
Well known for rice terraces all over the hilly lands. Trekking through rice terraces and villages of ethnic minority people can be an experience that keep you coming back.
- Terrace rice fields
- Minority ethnic villages
- Fansipan Mount…
Capital of Vietnam. The city has more than 1000 years of history, displaying great architecture and cuisine sensations with influences from South East Asia, China and France.
- Hochiminh Mausoleum
- Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, History Museum
- Hanoi Old Quarter
- Temples and Pagodas
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Loved by its emerald water, thousands of islets rising spectacularly from the ocean of 1553 km2.
- Grottos and caves
- Fishing villages
A picturesque location with historical values. This province of 48.3649 km2 houses Vietnam ancient capital and Cuc Phuong National Park as well as other attractions such as caves, poetic rivers, churches, pagodas and temples.
- Trang An landscapes
- Van Long Nature Reserve
- Hoa Lu Ancient capital
- Cuc Phuong National Park
Vietnam’s former royal citadel where the 13 emperors of Nguyen Dynasties ruled the country. Hue is always a city of poetry and landscapes. The diverse nature of the mountains, rivers and sea makes it one of the most interesting cities of Vietnam.
- Hue Royal Citadel
- Royal Tombs
- Thien Mu Pagoda
- Dong Ba Market
Municipal city of central Vietnam. Danang offers beautiful beaches and stunning cuisine with its neighboring city of Hoi An to form a travel region.
- Ba Na Hills
- Son Tra Peninsula
- Marble Mountain
- My Son Champa Hindu ruins
An ancient town with unique landscape and cultures. Hoi An used to be the most important trade port of Vietnam in the 16th-18th centuries when Japanese were not allowed to trade in China’s sea. This town is a great place with beautiful white sand beaches, vegetation farms, a plethora of shops and restaurants.
- Hoi An Old Town with Japanese roofed bridge and temples
- Thu Bon River
- Tra Que vegetation farms
- Hoi An Eco Tours
BUON ME THUOT
Vietnam’s main coffee plantation area. This largest city in the Highland of Vietnam plays a vital role in the country’s national security and defense system. Located at the altitude of about 600 m above sea level, the city offers a nice climate with forests and jungles now suitable for those who love adventures and the nature. There are also minority ethnic peoples who have been there from the beginning of the history.
- Lak Lake
- Village of M’lieng
- Ban Don (Don Village)
- Yok Don National Park
One of the best beach cities in Vietnam. Diving and snorkeling are widely enjoyed here for a good time around the biggest coral reefs of Vietnam. Besides being well known also for great swimmable white sand beaches, the city houses stunning Champa temples and offers itself as a great sea food destination.
- Ponagar Champa Temple
- Nha Trang Aquariums
- Island tours with coral reefs visits and canoe parachuting
- Cam Ranh vacation retreats
The best weathered city in Vietnam with temperatures varying from 15℃ – 25℃. The city is bestowed with mountains and hills covered with pine forests. There are beautiful waterfalls, lakes and lots of other attractions to your likes. The city is also well-known for the French villas and palaces scattering all over, under the pine trees making the landscape more mesmerizing.
- Meditation Buddhist Temple (Truc Lam Pagoda)
- Bao Dai Palace (Vietnam Last Emperor’s Palace)
- Crazy House
- Lang Bian Mountain + Lat Village
- Trekking & Biking
The cities with biggest collection of hospitality venues in beautiful sunlight. Fishing village, Red and White Sand Dunes, Fairy Spring and Windsurfing are those which can keep you fascinated during your stay. Sea food fans are happy here too.
- The Red Sand Dune
- The White Sand Water Revervoir
- Fairy Spring
- Posha Inu Champa Temple
HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)
The most municipal city of Vietnam, the commercial capital with thousands of visitors coming in and out everyday. Being around for more than 300 years and the capital of South Vietnam during Vietnam War, the city is an excellent place for cultural, historical, culinary and nature excursions. It is also the hub to many other destinations with the best infrastructures in the country.
- Cu Chi Tunnels
- War Remnants Museum
- Independence Palace
- China Town with temples and markets
- Can Gio Mangrove Forests
The capital of the Tien Giang province in Southern Vietnam. It is the first city in the Mekong Delta travellers from Ho Chi Minh City will arrive and hence a popular spot for dropping tourists on one of the many Mekong boat tours. My Tho is the birth place of the renowned noodle soup called Hu Tieu My Tho.
- Islands of the dragon, phoenix, unicorn and turtle.
- River boat tours
- Vinh Trang Buddhist Pagoda
- Biggest city of Mekong Delta., populated with over 1.5 million people. The city is famous for its floating markets, Buddhist pagodas, delicious food and fresh fruits and the beauty of the Mekong delta.
- Cai Rang floating market
- Fruit orchards
- Binh Thuy Ancient House
- Khmer Pagodas
Phu Quoc is a top-notch tropical destination with a plethora of coconut palm tree beaches; the water is crystal clear and vibrantly turquoise; the afternoons are peaceful and quiet and the evenings are lively and fun. Seafood cuisine of the island is a treat.
What really sets Phu Quoc apart is the warm and friendly hospitality of the locals.
- Pearl farms
- Fish sauce factories
- Duong Dong Night market
REASONS TO VISITVietnam
WORLD FAMOUS BEACHES
What is more relaxing than spending time in the blue water under the shining sun? Let the waves of Da Nang, Nha Trang, Mui Ne or Phu Quoc relieve all the stress of the busy day-to-day life. Vietnam has several of the world’s top beaches. And most of them are safe to swim at.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
Vietnam has all the off-the-beaten-path experiences that you are looking for. From staying with an ethnic family in the Northern mountain area of Sapa, to taking photos over the sunrise in Hoi An or sand surfing with local kids in Mui Ne. You can do it all. The best part about Vietnam is that there are so much to discover.
Vietnamese food goes beyond pho and spring rolls and varies by regions. Fresh vegetables continue to dominate the tables, while meat and poultry are rising in popularity. Near the beaches such as Nha Trang and Da Nang, you can find plenty of fresh seafood caught in the morning and served at dinner for very affordable prices. A big size crab costs about $10 and can be shared between 2 people.
Everywhere you go, you will be welcomed with smiles and help from the locals. People from Hue, for example, are famous all over the country for their royal-like manners. Those from Hoi An are known for being honest. And if you have time to spend in the Mekong delta of Vietnam then you will be well received by hospitable farmers.
Vietnam is a hidden gem that only those visiting the country themselves will be able to see. Vietnam is not short of World Heritage Sites. Halong Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang caves, Hoi An Ancient Streets, Dalat pine forests and Cham Islands are all recognized for their intense beauty.
Vietnam is a well-known destination among budget travelers. Though the price is climbing monthly at a daunting rate, it is still much cheaper than travelling in other continents. Food costs are lower and the street food is among the best in the world. Even in the biggest cities like Hanoi or Saigon, you can get by on $15 a day.