Vietnam

Travel Guide
Halong Bay featuring a coastal town, rocky coastline and a bay or harbour
With sublime bays, spectacular cave systems and a cuisine known for its delicious fresh flavors, this Southeast Asian country will leave you yearning to return.

Vietnam encompasses bustling cities, colonial towns and rural landscapes. Head to the north to discover serene lakes, scenic bays and rice terraces. Down south, order custom-made clothes, stroll through riverside towns and absorb the energy of the capital, Ho Chi Minh City. Top up your tan on Nha Trang’s beaches and explore the shopping streets of Hanoi.

In central Vietnam, marvel at the vast complex of temples and palaces within the Imperial City of Hue, which served as Vietnam’s capital in the early 19th century. Explore what remains of the citadel’s original buildings. Remnants from Vietnam’s time as a French colony survive in the town of Hoi An, where charming colonial buildings and mouthwatering patisseries abound.

Further south, learn about the life of the Viet Cong soldiers in the Cu Chi Tunnels, located about an hour’s drive northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. This network of underground tunnels was used as living quarters and hideouts during the Vietnam War.

Head further north to take a boat tour out to Halong Bay and behold the stunning beauty of its limestone karsts and floating villages. Enjoy lunch aboard an old-fashioned junk boat, then board a kayak to explore the caves.

No trip to Hanoi is complete without a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. Dress modestly and leave your camera behind before entering the impressive marble building to see the leader’s embalmed remains. Scenic and calm Hoàn Kiếm Lake is located in the heart of Hanoi. Have dinner or drinks in one of the hotels or cafés that overlook the water.

Savor regional food favorites such as cau lau, a noodle dish made with pork and greens, and bun cha, grilled pork patties served with noodles, along with a steaming bowl of pho, the country’s famous noodle soup. Trains, buses and domestic flights can help you travel around Vietnam, while motorcycle taxis are widely available in Vietnam’s towns and cities.

With a fascinating history, picturesque towns and relaxed coastal regions, Vietnam is a Southeast Asian gem.

Popular cities in Vietnam

Opera House showing a city, a skyscraper and night scenes
Ho Chi Minh City
Known for Dining, Shopping and Museums
Vietnam’s largest and most high-energy city captivates travelers with its enthralling blend of rich history and its fast-paced modern lifestyle.

Reasons to visit

  • Opera House
  • Saigon Square
  • Ben Thanh Market
Hanoi showing cycling as well as an individual female
Hanoi
Known for Tours, Lakes and Shopping
Immerse yourself in traditional Asian lifestyle in the picturesque Vietnamese capital, with a multitude of markets, puppet shows, lakes and ancient temples.

Reasons to visit

  • St. Joseph's Cathedral
  • Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
Da Nang which includes landscape views and a coastal town
Da Nang
Known for Beach view, Rivers and Relaxing
Come to one of Vietnam’s largest’s cities for the beautiful beaches and stay for the historic sites and relaxed atmosphere.

Reasons to visit

  • Marble Mountains
  • Da Nang Cathedral
  • My Khe Beach
Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc
Known for Beach view, Relaxing and Islands
Duong Dong is the main town and beating heart of Phu Quoc, a tranquil little island paradise between Vietnam and Cambodia.

Reasons to visit

  • Sao Beach
  • Phu Quoc Beach
  • Dinh Cau
Nha Trang which includes a coastal town, motorbike riding and street scenes
Nha trang
Known for Beach view, Swimming and Islands
One of Vietnam’s best-known beach cities offers blue-green waters and white sand close to cafés, historical sites and restaurants serving delicious local cuisine.

Reasons to visit

  • Nha Trang Port

Popular places to visit in Vietnam

Vietnam

Choose two or more items and save on your trip:
Choose two or more items and save on your trip: