Vietnam was one of the reasons we set up this website; we had an amazing time there! Vietnam is a country with a beautiful coastline, impressive green mountains, breathtaking national parks, booming cities with the world’s best kitchens, and wonderful culture. Everything you are looking for; Vietnam has it! The people are energetic, friendly, and open. Add to that the highlights of Vietnam and you have a country that leaves an unforgettable impression!
Want to know what the best time is to travel to Vietnam? How to prepare for your visa or which vaccinations you need? Read our articles below to find out everything you need to know about your trip to Vietnam.
Vietnam is a country with beautiful nature. Just the coastline is already worth a visit. Add to that the bizarre green mountains, breathtaking national parks, booming cities with the world's best kitchens, and a sparkling culture. Everything that a traveler or vacationer is looking for; Vietnam has it! The people ... Read More
The best time to visit Vietnam is difficult to specify as the country is 1,600 kilometers long. The country also has three different climate zones; North, Central and South Vietnam. There is not one particular season when it is best to travel through Vietnam. It depends on which region ... Read More
Like most Asian countries, the costs in Vietnam are lower than in most of the Western world. The food, transport, the hotels/hostels, the sights, etc. are very cheap. Exactly how much you spend per day depends on your own wishes. A Vietnam budget is personal. Do you want to ... Read More
Most people traveling to Vietnam are required to apply for a Vietnam visa! You can do this online, at the border or in your country. We recommend arranging your visa online. Nowadays this is very easy and fast and you also prevent unpleasant surprises when you arrive in Vietnam! ... Read More
A trip to Asia, in this case, Vietnam, is in many ways incomparable to a trip to Europe or other parts of the world. The culture, the people, the nature, the religion, everything about Vietnam is different from other countries. Proper preparation for your vacation is important to prevent unpleasant ... Read More
Food lovers, be warned! Vietnamese cuisine is the biggest surprise in the country. From traditional snacks at street stalls to internationally acclaimed five-star restaurants. Traditional Vietnamese food will spoil your taste buds. The food here is in our opinion the best in all of Asia. Read this page to ... Read More
Transport in Vietnam is always accompanied by scooters. For those of us who are not great on two wheels, fortunately, there are other ways to get around. Most Vietnamese ride a scooter themselves, and sometimes with entire families all at once. It is therefore extremely busy on the roads and ... Read More
Backpacking in Vietnam; it is undoubtedly on many people’s "to-do" list. Backpacking in Vietnam is a wonderful way to explore the country. Beautiful coastal towns, atmospheric cities, mountainous areas full of beautiful valleys, jungles where you can make beautiful treks, beautiful cultural heritage, Ha Long Bay which is one of ... Read More
You will find many types of accommodations in Vietnam. You do not have to worry that you have no options when it comes to spending the night in Vietnam. You will find accommodation in all shapes and sizes. Whether you sleep in Hanoi, travel around Mai Chau or visit different ... Read More
Highlights of Vietnam
The shocking war is still visible, but the country has recovered quite well and today Vietnam is a unique country with beautiful highlights. The population is open and likes to drink a beer with tourists. In our opinion, you can easily make contact here with the locals who smile a lot! Nature or culture, quiet beaches to bustling cities, you will find it all.
In addition, Vietnam is one of the easiest countries to travel to. That is why most highlights can be visited quickly in Vietnam. Due to great developments in the country, many people speak English and transportation is well organized by Asian standards.
Which sights to see in Vietnam?
Enough! Of course, everyone knows the famous sights of Vietnam such as Ha Long Bay, Sapa and Hoi An, but there is much more to see than that. You have the beautiful nature in the north of Vietnam, the beautiful beaches at Whale Island or the special Cat Ba.
Vietnam may not have the temples of Thailand or Myanmar or the beaches of Indonesia, it more than makes up for it with impressive cities, the most beautiful rice fields in Southeast Asia, and the impressive nature. On this page, we have listed the most beautiful sights of Vietnam, take a look below!
350 kilometers from Hanoi, in the northwest of Vietnam, you will find the most famous mountain village of Vietnam; Sapa. This beautifully situated village was founded by the French in 1922 as a "hill station" and has been extremely popular among tourists in recent years. Sapa is known for its ... Read More
We have said it before on our blog, and would like to say it again; Hanoi is one of our favorite cities in Southeast Asia. You have those places that leave a certain impression on you. Whether that depends on the atmosphere, the sights, the people you meet or just ... Read More
Hanoi is both the old and the new Vietnam. That is what we thought the first time we were in Hanoi. Bangkok may be seen as the capital of Asia, Hanoi is well on its way! Unlike the capital of Thailand, the capital of Vietnam is an architectural piece of ... Read More
Ho Chi Minh City is also called the Paris of Southeast Asia. Ho Chi Minh City, unlike Paris, is not the capital (this is Hanoi). The city was formerly called Saigon, named after the bank of the Sài Gòn on which the city is located. Ho Chi Minh City is ... Read More
The most atmospheric city in Vietnam. That is how you can best describe Hoi An. Hoi An was an important port city in Vietnam and that is reflected in the beautiful buildings. Where cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh sometimes seem chaotic, you don't experience that in Hoi An ... Read More
Cat Ba, the largest island in Ha Long Bay, is a rugged island covered with jungle. Travelers who come here are looking for adventure and tranquility. Apart from Cat Ba Town, with its concrete hotels, the island is unspoiled with an idyllic Ha Long Bay just off the coast. Nature ... Read More
Ha Long Bay has been one of the "7 Wonders of Nature" since 2012 and is an absolute must-visit during your trip through Vietnam. It is a group of islands located near Hanoi and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1994. This is the best-known highlight of ... Read More
Mui Ne is often described as the "adrenalin capital" of Vietnam. It was once a deserted stretch of beach in the central part of Vietnam, but nowadays tourists know where to find this beautiful place. It is sandwiched between sand dunes and the blue-green sea. Along the beach, you will ... Read More
Have you ever dreamt about a beautiful island with white sand and blue water? You might have dreamt about Whale Island (a.k.a. Hòn Ông Island)! On this small island, you will find waving palms, white beaches, a beautiful blue sea, and above all tranquility. It is a unique place! Whale ... Read More
The Cu Chi Tunnels are one of the most famous sights in Vietnam. Not only is it a special location, but it is also a location with an extraordinary story. The tunnels belong to the well-known network of underground tunnels in the Cu Chi region. These tunnels are only part ... Read More
Nha Trang is also called the "beach capital". The city is booming, packed with atmospheric restaurants, bars, hotels, and hostels. Granted; you've got to love it. But even if you don't like it; Nha Trang is located in an impressive setting. Surrounded by green mountains, beaches, clear blue water, and ... Read More
My Son Sanctuary is located approximately 69 kilometers southwest of the city of Da Nang. Although it has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999, this is certainly not one of the largest sights in the country. Some compare these ruins with the immense structures of Angkor ... Read More
When you are in Da Lat it will seem more like you’re walking around in France than in Vietnam. It is totally different from the rest of the country. Da Lat is Vietnam's first hill station and is sandwiched between the mountains of the Lang Bian Plateau at an altitude ... Read More
Da Nang is a city on the Vietnamese coast in the middle of the country. Da Nang is a popular attraction in Vietnam. This popularity is partly due to the beautiful landscape and the pearly white sandy beaches around the city. Leading magazine Forbes once wrote that the beaches at ... Read More
Hue is close to Hoi An and is a good follow up after visiting Hoi An. Hue is the ancient Imperial capital of Nguyen emperors’ Vietnam. It is full of palaces, temples, tombs, and pagodas, including the Thieng Mu Pagoda. It is certainly not as picturesque and small as Hoi ... Read More
Fairy-tale valleys, green rice fields, mountain tribes, tradition, and vast nature, that is what you will find in Mai Chau. And it is located just 135 kilometers west of the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Mai Chau itself is no more than a small village but the surrounding valleys with ... Read More
Upon arrival in the town of Ninh Binh, you will see no more than the provincial capital of the Ninh Binh region. A dusty and busy city. But once outside the city limits you will be overwhelmed by a beautiful environment. It is similar to Ha Long Bay, only it’s ... Read More
Vietnam may have fewer islands than Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia, but it does have a few islands that make the words "tropical paradise" come true. Phu Quoc is an island surrounded by white sandy beaches and is still largely shrouded in a dense, tropical jungle. Phu Quoc has grown in ... Read More
The Mekong Delta is a famous river area in the south of Vietnam. It covers almost the entire area southwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The origin of the Mekong is in the highlands of Tibet. The Mekong Delta is 4,200 kilometers long and contains hundreds of small waterways, islets, ... Read More
The Mekong Delta is one of the most visited regions in Vietnam. Where most travelers go to My Tho, the picturesque Ben Tre has the most beautiful surroundings. It has long had an isolated existence due to its location in the Mekong Delta. The construction of a bridge between My ... Read More
One of the nicest cities to visit in Vietnam is Hoi An. This old port city has a lot of beautiful architecture. Unlike other large Vietnamese cities, it is very quiet in Hoi An. This is partly because cars are prohibited to drive in the center. In addition to the ... Read More
Quy Nhon is a coastal city in central Vietnam. The city is relatively large with approximately 250,000 inhabitants. Where this city used to live off agriculture and fishing, tourism has become increasingly important in recent years. The city has a lot to offer to travelers. You can go here for ... Read More
About 16 kilometers from the coast at Hoi An are the Cham Islands. They are beautiful islands with an even better coast. And the biggest advantage is that they are not very touristy. Not too long ago you wouldn’t even be allowed to come here. The small but beautiful ... Read More
When it comes to beautiful rice fields everyone knows Ubud in Indonesia, the rice terraces of Banaue in the Philippines, and of course Sapa in Vietnam. But the incredible scenery and breathtaking beauty of the Mu Cang Chai region in Vietnam may just be the most beautiful region our world ... Read More
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is nowadays seen as one of the most beautiful and important highlights/parks in Vietnam. The government invests a lot in this region and wants to make it one of the most important attractions in Vietnam. The park has a huge area of 885 square kilometers ... Read More
One of the most beautiful national parks in the country is located in the north of Vietnam. The Ba Be National Park covers more than 100 square kilometers and is known for its great diversity of flora and fauna. The park is about a 3-4 hour journey from the capital ... Read More
Vietnam has endured several wars. The most famous war is the one with the Americans. This war, which lasted from 1955 to 1975, left a lot of scars in Vietnam. Just as in all other wars, terrible things have happened in Vietnam. This is still clearly visible in the Demilitarized ... Read More
The mountainous province of Cao Bang is one of the most beautiful regions in Vietnam. In itself, it is not that spectacular, but it is a great base to explore the area. An environment surrounded by beautiful nature. The great thing about Cao Bang is that tourism here is not ... Read More
Lang Son is a city on the border of China. Although Lang Son is no more than a village, it does have city status. It is a thriving village surrounded by the Karst Mountains. More than 80% of the area is covered with mountains and this spectacular terrain provides breathtaking ... Read More
There is plenty to see here! The country extends between the impressive cities of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, our favorite city in Asia. However, it has much more to offer than just these two cities. Inland you will find green forests with waterfalls, in the south the impressive Mekong Delta and the north is characterized by mountains, beautiful valleys, bizarre green rice fields, and traditional mountain villages.
And oh yes.. then there is the 3,260 kilometers of coastline. And did we mention Ha Long Bay?
So there is plenty to see here. Our passion for traveling in Asia has largely started in Vietnam. We loved everything about the country. The nature, the culture, the incredibly friendly locals, and the delicious food. Everything you expect and hope from your journey becomes a reality here.
Our Top Tips for Vietnam
Traveling in Vietnam is a unique experience. The country is one of the most popular countries in Southeast Asia after Thailand and Indonesia. This is partly due to its good location; many travelers visit Vietnam on their route through Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. Whether you are going to Vietnam for the first time or have already been there, we would like to share these tips with you.
The best time to visit is from December to March, while July and August are considered the high season;
Do you want to see everything Vietnam has to offer? Then stay in the country for at least 4 weeks;
Do you like surfing? Then check out Mui Ne, the best kite surfing spot in Southeast Asia. Vung Tau and China Beach are good for wave surfing;
Do you want to scuba dive? Then check out the Con Dao Islands, Nha Trang, and Hoi An.
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