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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!

 

Travel Information

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.

 

Boy with a lantern in Vietnam

Traveling in Vietnam – All You Need to Know

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 ...
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Image of: Mu Cang Chai terraces rice field in harvest season

Traveling to Vietnam – Best Time to Visit Vietnam

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 ...
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Traveling to Vietnam – Manage Your Budget

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 ...
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Passport in a bag

Traveling to Vietnam – Preparing Your Visa

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!   ...
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Cheerful doctor with a syringe

Traveling to Vietnam – Which Vaccinations Do I Need?

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 ...
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Bowl of traditional Vietnamese noodles

Traveling to Vietnam – Foods and Drinks You Have to Try

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 ...
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Vietnamese people driving scooters on the road

Traveling in Vietnam – Transportation Guide

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 ...
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Vietnamese people are friendly towards foreigners

Traveling in Vietnam – Backpacking Tips and Information

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 ...
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Hanoi cityscape on a sunny day

Traveling to Vietnam – Overview of Overnight Costs

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 ...
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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!

 

Rice Terrace in Sapa - Vietnam

Sapa – Home of Beautiful Rice Terraces and Valleys

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 ...
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Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi

Hanoi – 4 Nonstandard Highlights You Should Visit

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 ...
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Aerial skyline view of Hanoi

Hanoi – The Old and The New Vietnam

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 ...
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Ho Chi Minh City Aerial View at night

Ho Chi Minh City – The Paris of South East Asia

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 ...
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View of ThuBon's River and Hoi An ancient town

Hoi An – Port City With a Dreamy Atmosphere

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 ...
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Rock formations with azure clear water

Cat Ba Island – Largest Island in Ha Long Bay

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 ...
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Azure water and rock formations in Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay – Beautiful Rock Formations and Azure Water

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 ...
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Beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Mui Ne – The Adrenalin Capital of Vietnam

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 ...
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Landscape of Dam Mon coast

Whale Island – Hòn Ông – Waving Palms and White Beaches

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 ...
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Underground room in the Cu Chi tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam – An Extraordinary Story

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 ...
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View of Nha Trang Bay with beautiful colors of water in Vietnam

Nha Trang – The Beach Capital of Vietnam

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 ...
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Champa ruins, My Son - UNESCO World Heritage Centre

My Son Sanctuary – The Angkor Wat of Vietnam

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 ...
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Dalat in the night, Vietnam

Da Lat – The City of Eternal Spring

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 ...
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High view of Da Nang city in Vietnam

Da Nang – A Beautiful Vietnamese Coastal City

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 ...
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Wonderful view of the East Gate (Hien Nhon Gate), Hue

Hue – The Imperial Capital of Vietnam

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 ...
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Mai Chau Valley, Hoa Binh province, VietNam

Mai Chau – Fairy-tale Valleys and Green Rice Fields

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 ...
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Limestone Mountains in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Ninh Binh – A Small City in the Red River Delta

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 ...
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Phu Quoc – The Tropical Paradise of Vietnam

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 ...
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Boat on the mekong river

The Mekong Delta – Vietnam’s Biological Treasure Trove

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, ...
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Mekong Delta in Vietnam - Tropical River

Ben Tre – A Hidden Pearl in The Mekong Delta

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 ...
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Cua Dai – The Most Beautiful Beach of Hoi An

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 ...
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Image of: Quy Nhon beach in Binh Dinh province, Vietnam

Quy Nhon – A Small Paradise in Central Vietnam

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 ...
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Image of: View of the beach on the Cham islands, Vietnam

The Cham Islands – A Wonderful Day Trip From Hoi An

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 ...
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Image of: Mu Cang Chai terraces rice field in harvest season

Mu Cang Chai – The Most Breathtaking Rice Terraces in the World

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 ...
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Turquoise clear river near the town of Phong Nha in the National Park of Phong Nha Ke Bang, Vietnam.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – Most Spectacular Caves in Southeast Asia

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 ...
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The beautiful BaBe Lake

Ba Be National Park – Paradise of Flora and Fauna

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 ...
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Image of: A memorial gate on the side of Ben Hai river at DMZ , established as a dividing line between North and South Vietnam as a result of the First Indochina War.

Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) – The Dividing Line in the Vietnam War

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 ...
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Image: Bangioc waterfall in Caobang, Vietnam

Cao Bang – A Base to Explore Beautiful Nature in Vietnam

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 ...
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Image: Bac Son valley Surround with Rice field in harvest time, Lang Son province, Vietnam

Lang Son – A Connection Between Vietnam and China

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 ...
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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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