Places to Visit in Vietnam
Vietnam’s colonial, communist and war-torn history coupled with glorious mountain scenery, tantalising cuisine, colourful hill-tribe villages and dazzling beaches make it a country like no other. Deciding which places to visit in Vietnam is therefore presents a challenge.
Head to the capital Hanoi for a taste of ancient Vietnam; it has a mellow and colonial charm with crumbling 19th century merchants’ villas cramped into the beautiful old quarter. Ho Chi Minh City, locally known as Saigon, is its glitzy and cosmopolitan competitor; sitting in the south, this is Vietnam’s engine for growth and the chaotic heart of more modern day Vietnam. If time permits spend the night on Halong Bay that's peppered with soaring limestone peaks, or meander through the epic maze of the Mekong Delta at Vietnam's southernmost point. Search for the best beaches in Vietnam along the southern coast or central coastline. Centrally you’ll find refined and historic Hue, the delightful and UNESCO protected city of Hoi An and the luminous central highlands. In addition to all of this the soaring hills of Sapa and the far north lure in trekkers and offer a fantastic respite from the hotter plains below. Find out more about the best hotels in Vietnam, unmissable things to do in Vietnam and when to visit Vietnam. Our specialist Vietnam itineraries can give you a great insight into how to combine different Vietnam holiday destinations. Alternatively, contact us to discuss the many wonderful places to visit in Vietnam.
Map featuring best places to visit in Vietnam
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Mekong Delta Vietnam
Halong Bay Vietnam
The Far North Vietnam