Tag: Vietnam Highlights

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…

Discovery Bac Can, Northwest Highlights in Vietnam

About a 6 hour ride past the Hanoi airport north on Route 3, and north of Thai Nguyen, you’ll pass through some areas of terraced rice farming that are a harbinger of the stunning mountainous scenery to come. From the…

Mai Chau Visitor Guides, Vietnam Attractions

Mai Chau makes a good overnight after the shakedown cruise from Hanoi (about a 5-hr. ride). The town center is a rather dull strip of small shops and a few pho and com stands (noodle soup or rice), but there…