Located on the coast of Southeast Asia, the country of Vietnam has lots of beautiful attractions and amazing tourist destinations to visit and experience. Vietnam’s unique diversity has surpassed all its neighbouring countries and, shedding its past reputation, is becoming one of the most sought after long-haul travel destinations around – naturally, when you can explore the magic of Saigon, soak up the atmosphere in Hui and discover the legendary floating markets of Phung Hiep.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a sprawling metropolis that is home to more than 5 million people. Vibrant and alluring, this city offers something for everyone. It is a study in contrasts: traditional and modern, young and old, rich and poor.
Known as the ‘Paris of the Orient’, Hanoi is the gracious capital and cultural heart of Vietnam. Located on the northern Red River Delta, Hanoi is dotted with scenic lakes and leafy boulevards.The pace of life in Hanoi is much more relaxed that frenetic Ho Chi Minh in the south and whilst it has developed over recent years and embraced tourism, it retains a refreshing ‘old world’ charm.
Sail among the jagged rocks of over 2000 islands in the Gulf of Tonkin at Halong, which translates as ‘where the dragon descends in to the sea’. If you want to get a closer view, hire kayaks and explore the caves or find your own deserted bay.