Vietnam Area Guides
Everything You Need To Know About Vietnam Areas
From the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the quaintness of Hoi An to the charms of Mui Ne, Vitenam is a land of contrasts, of rolling hills, steep mountains and idllic beaches. It’s also a relatively newly born again after the ravages of the Vietnam War and the country’s youthfulness becomes apparent after only a short while.
Enjoy the unique and delicate cuisine and the natural hospitality of the people along with the beauty of the landscape.
Main Cities of Vietnam
Vietnam’s capital lies on the banks of the Red River, some 100 kilometres from its mouth. Previously known as Thang Long, it was renamed Hanoi in 1831 at a time when Hue was the capital.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Ho Chi Minh City is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history. The French embellished the city with broad boulevards and elegant architecture.
Ha Long Bay
Halong Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. Designated a World Heritage Site since 1994, it is located about 170 km. east of Hanoi near Hai Phong.
Hai Phong is the main port of northern Vietnam and a commercial and industrial centre and is the third most populous metropolis in the country. It is a lovely city that retains a colonial look.
Often called the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang has miles of white, sandy beaches with mountains at each end, framed by the dramatic backdrop of mountain ranges.
The city of Hoi An is one of the quietest in Vietnam. Cars are not allowed in the main streets and, unlike in the rest of the country, motorcycles do not blow their horns all the time.
Da Nang is the fourth largest city in Vietnam. The main reason for most travellers staying here is its proximity to the well-known China Beach, Lang Co Beach, Hoi An and
The hill town of Dalat (aka Da Lat) has long been the most popular location in the region for getaway holidays since French colonial times: many people call it ‘Le Petit Paris’!
Straddling the banks of the Perfume River, this historic city dates back to 1687. It was the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen
Other cities and regions of Vietnam
Phan Thiet – Mui Ne
About 200 km north of Ho Chi Min City are Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. Together, these traditional fishing villages are fast becoming a popular leisure destination.Read More…
Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc is a stunningly beautiful island in the far south of Vietnam. Mountains dominate the northern part of the island while the southern part is better known for its
Vung Tau & Con Dao Island
Vung Tau has been the premier beach resort in southern Vietnam for most of the 20th Century, and was the first area of Vietnam to become a popular vacation destination Read More…
Hoa Binh is a lush, mountainous province located some 74 kilometres south-west of Hanoi. Enjoy trekking tours and see the colourful hill-tribe people who live here.Read more
In spring, Mai Chau is a lush, bright green while in autumn, just before the rice harvest, it turns golden. It is a recommended stop for those who wants to exploreRead more
Chau Doc may be a little city, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in colours and is probably the only place where pastel colours are chosen to beautify store fronts.Read more
Phu Yen province encompasses a diverse landscape of mountains, rivers, lagoons and fertile plains with nearly 200 kilometres of shoreline along Vietnam’s curving south-central Read more
Buon Ma Thuot
Buon Ma Thuot may not be as well known as other places in Vietnam such as Hanoi, but it is worth seeing. It is the capital of Dak Lak Province and approximately 360 kms from Read more
Pleiku is the capital of Gia Lai province, which is located in the central highland region of Vietnam. It is about 50 kilometres south of Kon Tum and 200 kilometres away fromRead more
Quang Binh has everything from mountains to lowlands, forests and islands, as well as seas and rivers, making it a great place to visit, as there are many things to seeRead more
In Vietnam, there is one place that deserves to be visited by more people: Quy Nhon. Even though it is not considered as a tourist destination, this town is bordered by Read more
Sapa is a town in Lao Cai Province in Northwest Vietnam close to the Chinese border. It is located about 350km Northwest of Hanoi. Here is where one will find the Hoang LienRead more