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Vietnam Travel Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Vietnam

Vietnam you see today is steeped in ancient rites and traditions that have survived throughout the bumps and scrapes of history. It’s a place where handmade water puppets spin elaborate tales, singing kites soar overhead, highland markets promise the hope of love to young villagers, and Mekong River markets float. A passion for beauty flows from poetry and paintings, from palaces and pagodas. It’s a beauty rooted in the past and complimented by the natural surroundings of the present.

Sharp-angled mountains, cloaked in dense foliage, jut from forest and sea. Impossibly long stretches of white sand shimmer under the warm afternoon sun. Lush vegetation masks rivers edge. Immense caves gulp seawater. Ho Chi Minh City is calling out to you. Hanoi is whispering your name. And the beaches are beckoning. 

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  • Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

    Ho Chi Minh City is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history. The French embellished the city Read More»

  • Hanoi

    Hanoi

    Vietnam's capital lies on the banks of the Red River, some 100 kilometres from its mouth. Previously known as Thang Read More»

  • Da Nang

    Da Nang is the fourth largest city in Vietnam. The main reason for most travellers staying here is its proximity to the. Read More»

  • Hoi An

    The city of Hoi An is one of the quietest in Vietnam. Cars are not allowed in the main streets and, unlike in the rest Read More»

  • Phu Quoc Island

    Phu Quoc is a stunningly beautiful island in the far south of Vietnam, the country's largest. 99 forested mountains Read More»

  • Nha Trang

    Often called the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang has miles of white, sandy beaches with mountains at each end, Read More»

  • Mui Ne and Phan Thiet

    About 200 km north of Ho Chi Minh City are Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. Together, these traditional fishing villages are fast Read More»

  • Ha Long Bay

    Ha Long Bay

    Halong Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. Designated a World Heritage Site Read More»

  • Hue

    Hue

    Straddling the banks of the Perfume River, this historic city dates back to 1687. It was the capital of Vietnam during Read More»

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Top 10 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

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Top 10 Hotels in Da Nang

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Top 10 Things to Do in Hanoi

10 Best Attractions in Hanoi

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Top 10 Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh

10 Best Attractions in Ho Chi Minh

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10 Best Attractions in Da Nang

The best attractions in Da Nang are a good mix of centuries-old pagodas, French colonial buildings, as well as tranquil Read More...

4 Tours to Understand the Vietnam War

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5 Best Cycling Day Tours in Vietnam

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5 Best Food Tours in Hanoi

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Ho Chi Minh City Tours

Ho Chi Minh Tours

Ho Chi Minh tours are plentiful, ranging from full-day excursions to the iconic Chu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Temple to Read More...

Hanoi Tours

Hanoi Tours

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Da Nang Tours

Da Nang tours let you see the historical beauty of Vietnam, such as spectacular landscapes in the countryside, Buddhist Read More...

Hoi An Tours

Hoi An Tours

Hoi An tours are ideal for travellers looking to experience the local culture and history of the UNESCO-listed coastal Read More...

Nha Trang Tours

Nha Trang Tours

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Ha Long Bay Tours

Ha Long Bay Tour

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10 Most Amazing Landscapes in Vietnam

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10 Best Beaches in Vietnam

Beaches in Vietnam are popular spots of tourists and locals looking to escape the bustling city life. Travellers will Read More...

10 Best Markets in Vietnam

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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Vietnam

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10 Crazy Experiences You Will Have in Vietnam

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10 Things to Buy in Vietnam

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Top 10 Best Shopping in Hanoi

10 Best Shopping in Hanoi

Shopping in Hanoi is famed for its bustling markets and narrow shophouses but there are a growing number of flash Read More...

Top 10 Shopping in Ho Chi Minh

10 Best Shopping in Ho Chi Minh

Shopping in Ho Chi Minh is truly one of the highlights of this fascinating city. New shopping malls are springing up all Read More...

6 Best Shopping in Da Nang

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Top 10 Best Nightlife in Hanoi

10 Best Nightlife in Hanoi

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Top 10 Nightlife Experiences in Ho Chi Minh

10 Best Nightlife in Ho Chi Minh

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10 Best Nightlife in Da Nang

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Top 10 Hanoi Restaurants

Top 10 Restaurants in Hanoi

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Top 10 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

Top 10 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh

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10 Best Vietnamese Food

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Hanoi vs Saigon: Which City is Better?

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Vietnam Information

Vietnam Information

Getting around, visas, weather, geography and hot spots to visit as well as information on shopping and orientation, not Read More...

Vietnam Tips and FAQs

This section of Vietnam travel tips and FAQs covers all of the important information you may need to know when visiting Read More...

Vietnam Airports

Vietnam Airports

Whether you flying domestic or international it’s good to familiarise yourself with Vietnam’s airports: Noi Bai, Tan Son Read More...

Vietnam Weather

Vietnam Weather

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Vietnam Maps

Vietnam Maps

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10 Best Festivals in Vietnam

Festivals in Vietnam offer visitors the best opportunity for getting up close and personal with the myths, customs and Read More...

8 Known Scams to Avoid in Vietnam

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