Tag: Vietnam visitor guides

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…

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…

Highlights in Hai Phong Province, Vietnam

Cat Ba Island I first time came to Cat Ba in 1998 on an overnight tour by boat from Halong city. At the time, the little bay of Cat Ba was choked with beat-up old fishing junks, and the quiet…

Hai Phong Visitor Tips

With its wide avenues and grand parks lined with colonnaded buildings of a yellowed, aging stucco, Haiphong is like a smaller, more manageable version of Hanoi. You won’t find jaw-dropping sights, but the town is worth a wander and not…

The Best of the Outdoors Activities in Vietnam

Kayaking in Halong Bay Often in conjunction with luxury cruises, kayaking in Halong Bay means going through low caves at low tide to get to the collapsed center of huge limestone and volcanic rings, where walls of jungle 4 vegetation…

The Best Beaches of Vietnam

Nha Trang Beach Vietnam’s Ocean is very crowded in the summertime with domestic tourists, but it’s a great escape. The city has a few worthy sights otherwise a cluttered market town but there are some great new resorts and the…

The Best Experiences In Vietnam

There are many memorable experiences for travelers visiting Vietnam. Here are top 6 best experiences: Street Food “Real” Vietnamese food is best at street side or in small market areas, and though it might be a little grungy or oil-putting…