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Vietnam Travel Guide

Everything You Need to Know About Vietnam

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries, attracting travellers to its lush mountains, bustling cities and golden sand beaches. Despite rapid modernisation in Vietnam’s urban centres of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, time-honoured traditions remain intact amongst the locals. There are numerous ancient landmarks and colonial structures that have survived throughout the bumps and scrapes of history.

Buddhist shrines can be found next to towering skyscrapers, where you can experience vibrant festivals and ceremonies dating back hundreds of years. Long, sandy beaches are home to luxurious resorts and fine-dining venues, making them ideal romantic getaways, while expansive rice terraces on the hills make for excellent hiking excursions. Whether you’re planning a historical tour of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, a relaxing beach break or simply want to escape the bustling city life, our Vietnam travel guide caters to just about any holiday preference.

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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»

  • 10 Most Amazing Landscapes in Vietnam

    Home to an extensive collection of historical and cultural attractions, Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most Read More»

  • 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

    Markets are among the best places in Vietnam for travellers looking to experience the daily lives of its local Read More»

  • 10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Vietnam

    Boasting an extensive collection of natural wonders, colonial structures, and ancient citadels, Vietnam is undoubtedly a Read More»

  • 10 Crazy Experiences You Will Have in Vietnam

    Vietnam may be renowned for its many pristine temples, colonial architecture, geological wonders, and mouth-watering Read More»

  • 10 Things to Buy in Vietnam

    Shopping is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local culture during your Vietnam holiday, where you can Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Hanoi

    The 10 best hotels in Hanoi have made it into this list thanks to excellent service, facilities and consistently high Read More»

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    Top 10 Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

    The best hotels in Ho Chi Minh City are found mostly in the city centre, surrounded by popular cultural landmarks and Read More»

  • Top 10 Hotels in Da Nang

    The best hotels in Da Nang are ultimate retreats for visitors looking to unwind after a long day of exploring Vietnam’s Read More»

  • 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

    This selection of Hanoi tours is ideal for those looking to get the most out of their holiday in the capital city of Read More»

  • 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

    This section of Nha Trang tours is worth checking if you’re looking for unique ways of exploring this massive coastal Read More»

  • Ha Long Bay Tours

    Ha Long Bay Tour

    This selection of Ha Long Bay tours caters to travellers looking to fully experience Vietnam’s most iconic natural Read More»

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  • 10 Best Islands in Vietnam

    This rundown of the best islands in Vietnam caters to travellers looking forward to a sun-soaked holiday. Vietnam is Read More»

  • Bai Dinh Pagoda

    Bai Dinh Pagoda is Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist complex. It consists of several temples and over 500 intricately Read More»

  • Ly Son

    Ly Son, located off the coast of Quang Ngai Province, is home to over 50 shrines and temples, sandy beaches, and garlic Read More»

  • Son Doong Cave

    Son Doong Cave is known as the world’s largest natural cave, housing many limestone grottoes, stalactites and Read More»

  • Ho Tram Beach

    Ho Tram Beach, set within the Ba Ria, Vung Tau Province, boasts 10 kilometres of unspoiled waters, fine sand and palm Read More»

  • El Gaucho Steakhouse Hanoi

    El Gaucho Steakhouse Hanoi was Vietnam’s first Argentinean steakhouse, having opened their doors in Ho Chi Minh City Read More»

  • 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

    This section of the best shopping experiences in Da Nang is perfect for those looking to purchase local handicrafts and Read More»

  • Top 10 Things to Do in Hanoi

    10 Best Attractions in Hanoi

    You will never be stuck for something to do in Hanoi, where ancient and proudly preserved Vietnamese culture is felt Read More»

  • Top 10 Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh

    10 Best Attractions in Ho Chi Minh

    With our guide to the Top 10 Best Attractions in Ho Chi Minh you can get all of the information you need to ensure you Read More»

  • 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»

  • Top 10 Best Nightlife in Hanoi

    10 Best Nightlife in Hanoi

    Hanoi is a city with so many unique things to do at night, and is unlike any other capital in Southeast Asia or the even Read More»

  • Top 10 Nightlife Experiences in Ho Chi Minh

    10 Best Nightlife in Ho Chi Minh

    Nightlife in Ho Chi Minh means very different things depending where you are in the city. Downtown in District 1, Read More»

  • 10 Best Nightlife in Da Nang

    Nightlife in Da Nang boasts a collection of swanky rooftop bars, sophisticated lounges, friendly expat bars, and vibrant Read More»

  • 10 Best Vietnamese Food

    Vietnamese food is known to be both healthy and robust in flavour, thanks its generous combination of fresh herbs and Read More»

  • Top 10 Hanoi Restaurants

    Top 10 Restaurants in Hanoi

    From refined French fine dining options to down-to-earth local joints specialising in one type of dish, dining in Hanoi Read More»

  • Top 10 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

    Top 10 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh City is blessed with fantastic restaurants serving a combination of French, Chinese, and, of course, local Read More»

  • Hanoi vs Saigon: Which City is Better?

    When it comes to which city to visit in Vietnam, Hanoi and Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City) are often popular choices among Read More»

  • 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

    Vietnam is often depicted as a place with steamy jungles and hot beaches, but country's climate is quite diverse, with Read More»

  • Vietnam Maps

    Vietnam Maps

    Our interactive maps (and satellite views) display all available hotels with photos, facilities and attractions, Read More»

  • 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

    There are some common scams in Vietnam that you should still be aware of, however unlikely you are to fall foul of. Read More»

  • 10 Crazy Experiences You Will Have in Vietnam

    Vietnam may be renowned for its many pristine temples, colonial architecture, geological wonders, and mouth-watering Read More»

First Time in Vietnam?

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    First Time in Hanoi? Where Should I Stay?

    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros Read More»

  • First Time in Ho Chi Minh? Pick the right area for your hotel...

    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros Read More»

  • First Time in Da Nang: Where Should I Stay?

    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros Read More»

  • First Time in Phu Quoc Island? Where Should I Stay?

    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros Read More»

  • First Time in Nha Trang? Where Should I Stay?

    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros Read More»

  • First Time in Mui Ne? Pick the right area for your hotel...

    Choosing a hotel in the wrong area can ruin your holiday so it's worth spending a couple of minutes looking at the pros Read More»

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