Category: Vietnam

Hue, Imperial City of Vietnam

Hue (pronounced Hway) is culturally and historically significant. It was once Vietnam’s Imperial City and later the country’s capital under the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). The Thua Thien Hue region was a political football during hundreds of years of early Vietnamese…

Visit Central Coast of Vietnam

Many of Vietnam’s most significant historical sites and some of its best beaches are clustered along its central coast. This is the country’s narrowest region; in some places, there’s just over 50km (31 miles) of land between the sea and…

Highlights in Pleiku and Kontum of Vietnam

Most visitors give Pleiku a pass and move on to the quieter town of Kontum, which played its own important part in the Vietnam War and has a number of interesting sights outside of the city. Komtum, and the hills…

Visit Dak Lak Province, Vietnam

There isn’t much to this little provincial capital, just a maze of busy streets surrounding the center Thang Loi (Victory) Monument, with its high arch and a statue of the first tank to enter the town during liberation in 1975….

Highlights in Dalat

Much of what there is to see in Dalat is natural sights: Lakes, waterfalls, and dams dominate the tourist trail. Things are spread over quite some distance, so consider booking a tour or renting your own car or motorbike. If…

Central Highland Ethnic Minority Hill Tribes in Vietnam

The French called them Montagnards, or “people of the mountains,” and these groups have long suffered under more powerful central governments. Hill tribe people paid dues to early Vietnamese kings and later achieved some autonomy under the French, who converted…

Central Highland in Vietnam, Vietnam Highlights

The mountainous Central High-lands are a few hundred very hilly kilometers inland from NhaTrang, a bumpy ride north from Ho Chi Minh City, or over the paved and very scenic Ho Chi Minh Trail south from Hoi An. The area…

Lang Son Travel Tips, Vietnam Attractions

The city of Lang Son is connected to Hanoi by a broad, flat highway, and is more or less a sleepover stop after the stunning ride from Cao Bang, before you make your way back to the capital. Dining and…