Vietnam’s extravagant mixture of cultural sights in Hanoi and Halong Bay and fast moving city life in Ho Chi Minh City make it a favourite for those looking to explore. You can see development growing before your eyes in the city at a dizzying pace. The city offers everything from stately museums packed with history to rich city life found in the unique cuisine, excess of coffee shops and street food stalls. It’s easy to forget Vietnam’s rich history amid the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City, which is why the beautiful Hanoi provides the perfect contrast to bring you back down to earth. French colonial architecture provides the stunning backdrop to the city’s graceful boulevards. If you have a soft-spot for the picturesque the bewitching backwaters of the Mekong Delta as well as the surreal limestone islands of Halong Bay will enthral you.
A great mixture of historical interest, stunning landscape and exuberant city life, a holiday to Vietnam can suit anyone from committed history buffs to those who simply have a penchant for the scenic.
- Visit the Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An. Go at twilight when the bridge is lit, making it a magical experience.
- Take in the hubbub of Ho Chi Minh City and take a strip out to the Chu Chi tunnels which were legendary during the 1960s for their role in facilitating Việt Cộng control of a large rural area.
- Stroll the graceful boulevards of Hanoi where chic Parisian architecture meets the new face of Asia
- Float down the mystical Mekong Delta – the watery landscape, fringed by sleepy villages and rolling green hills.