Areas in Vietnam
Where to go in Vietnam, from eclectic Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hoi An, to golden-coast and island escapes
A good place to begin your Vietnam holiday is in one of the country’s world-famous cities. Whether you’re exploring markets surrounded by French colonial influence in the capital up north and ‘Paris of Vietnam’, Hanoi, or visiting historic Ho Chi Minh City in the south, each city is full of culture and colour.
Enjoy fabulous cuisine and see pretty canals in Hoi An on the east coast, or experience Vietnam’s brilliant beaches. Danang is just minutes up the coast from Hoi An and has a beautiful stretch of golden beach and calm waters; Nha Trang is picturesque and a great choice for watersports; and for particularly unspoilt and romantic spots, Phu Quoc Island off the south-west coast is a must-visit.
Our recommendations for the best places to visit in Vietnam
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Cyclo ride through the vibrant Old Quarter
Traditional water puppet shows
Cruise beautiful Halong Bay
On the banks of Asia’s Red River you’ll find Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital and a must-visit destination. The city is known for its eclectic architecture, f...