Your Travel Guide to Vietnam
From Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh City – and further south to the Mekong Delta – Vietnam is a rapidly rushing into an era of exponential development, while at the same time preserving natural wonder, ancient tradition and a personable, genuine warmth to foreigners, something not found in many other countries around the world.
While hotels, resorts, shopping centers, national events, tours, classy restaurants, an active nightlife and other forms of entertainment and accommodation spring up day by day, rice paddies, salt fields and farms are still tended by hand. Generations of families pass down delicious local recipes to their children; nearly 1,000-year-old temples stand to this day; and despite a war and unspeakable travesties, an open heart and a propensity for kindness still stand as trademarks of the Vietnamese persona.
Vietnam is slowly being ushered into the 21st century with a new subway system set to be built by 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City – formerly known as Saigon – along with a number of malls, cinemas, skyscrapers and apartment complexes springing up throughout the country. As transportation becomes more streamlined, beautiful beaches, intricate pagodas, fascinating museums, mountainous highlands, regional cuisines and tribal villages open up to curious travellers willing to venture into the unknown. Start exploring this multifaceted and dynamic country today!
Read our guides:
Best Things to See in Vietnam: Our list of all the must-visits in Vietam (cultural, historical, natural, etc.)
Best Things to Do in Vietnam: Hundreds of the most interesting activities for everyone, from solo travelers to families with children.
Best Hotels and Resorts in Vietnam: We list our favourite hotels in the country, including some stunning beach resorts, modern business hotels and charming boutique stays.
Best Restaurants in Vietnam: Whether you are looking for authentic Vietnamese cuisine or international restaurants, you will never stopped being amazed by the talent of Vietnamese chefs.