Vietnam highlights

Experience Vietnam’s energy and serenity, its tolerance, its charm, its natural beauty. Vietnam. here some of our favourite places and travel experiences, which can be included in your personalised itinerary. Use them as a starting point, combine them with your own ideas.

Top attractions and experiences in Vietnam:

*Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh City

*Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

*The War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

*Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

*One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature, Hanoi

*Ha Long Bay Cruise

*Perfume River Cruise, Hue

*Soft Trekking in the Sa Pa Highlands

*Walking tour of Hoi An

*Cruise on the Mekong Delta

Can Tho: Mekong Delta

A vibrant city of a million souls, Can Tho lies at the confluence of 2 rivers in the Mekong delta.

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Cat Ba: beautiful island on Ha Long Bay

The largest island in Halong Bay, Cat Ba offers a diverse range of landscapes and ecosystems, from coral reef to mangrove swamp, deep valley to limestone peak to primary rain forest.

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Chau Doc

Located close to Vietnam’s border with Cambodia, on the Mekong River, Chau Doc is a fascinating town rich in cultural diversity.

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Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong is a national park a short journey by road from Hanoi and at more than fifty years the oldest in Vietnam.

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Da Lat: hill station in the Central Highlands

Da Lat is set in the cool, pine clad Langbian Plateau, in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

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Dien Bien Phu: historical battlefield

Dien Bien Phu, in Vietnam’s far north-west, is an entry point into Laos. It was also the scene, in 1954, of the decisive battle marking the end of French colonial rule in Indo-China.

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Duong Lam Ancient Village

The uniquely well-preserved agricultural community of Duong Lam is located west of Hanoi, on the northern Red River delta.

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Ha Long Bay

According to legend, the 3,000 limestone formations dotting Ha Long Bay are pearls, placed by a celestial dragon at the command of the Jade Emperor to halt an invasion

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Hanoi: colonial charming Capital

At the heart of the Red River delta, the Vietnamese capital Hanoi combines French colonial charm with the excitement and dynamism of modern Asia

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Ho Chi Minh City

Formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam’s largest city by population, and the country’s commercial centre

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Hoi An and Danang

Another UNESCO World Heritage site, Hoi An, formerly Faifo, is a miraculously well preserved port on the South China Sea

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Hue: Ancient Imperial Capital

In the shadow of Ngu Binh Mountain, and straddling the Song Huong (Perfume) River, Hue is a UNESCO World Heritage site

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Mai Chau: villages of the ethnic minority groups

The valley of Mai Chau is home to the tranquil, unspoiled villages and farming communities of the White Thai, Mong, and H’mong people.

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Mekong Delta

The mighty Mekong River flows down through South East Asia, dividing into the countless tributaries and waterways of ‘The Rice Bowl of Vietnam’, the rice fields of the Mekong Delta

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My Son Sanctuary: Kingdom of Cham

The monuments of My Son represent the most important remaining site of the ancient Cham civilisation, once rulers of what was formerly South Vietnam.

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Nha Trang: Beaches and offshore islands

Nha Trang is a place of fascinating contrasts; the city’s cathedral, a jewel of French High Gothic stands in counterpoint to the nearby Cham ruins of Po Ngar, both remaining daily places of worship

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Ninh Binh: a fantastic landscape

Ninh Binh is best known for its unique and extraordinary topography – a fantastic landscape of limestone knuckles – or karsts – thrusting from the earth.

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Phan Thiet: idyllic beach resort

Phan Tiet is a bustling fishing port on the South China Sea, 200 km north of Ho Chi Minh City and famous for its traditional, circular boats

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Phu Quoc: tropical island

The island of Phu Quoc is one of Asia's least developed beach destinations. The island's clear waters, undiscovered beaches, forested interior and charming local character make for an ideal holiday escape

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Sa Pa: Highlands and tribes

Set in Vietnam’s mountainous North West bordering Laos and China, Sapa has the edgy feel of a frontier town

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