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An update from Evaneos

Best places to visit in Vietnam

Vietnam will surprise you with all the different sides that it offers to all those lucky enough to step foot there. It's difficult to decide on which sites to visit as the big country has so many unexpected resources but the advice of travellers from Evaneos Travel will help you to determine what you want and to create a trip which is even better than you expected. 

Certainly, Ha Long Bay is the most famous tourist attraction in Vietnam, but the countryside around Phong Nha Ke Bang or even the historic city of Hue are also jewels of Vietnam. 

One thing is certain, the smile of the Vietnamese people will accompany you everywhere you go and the people you meet during your trip will give you a warm welcome. Sharing moments with people of ethnic minorities will remain an unforgettable experience full of authenticity.

If you like dynamic cities, you'll enjoy the capital Hanoi and the modern city of Saigon. Culturally rich, these lively cities will allow you to observe the expansion of the country and to immerse yourself in the history of Vietnam so as to better understand its inhabitants and the transformation now. 

Those who love nature will be overwhelmed... Between the majestic mountains of the North of the country and the several national parks, flora and fauna have the place of honour in Vietnam. By motorbike or by foot, exploring these landscapes untouched by civilisation is a delight. Paddy fields change colour according to the season and are a natural beauty that you can only love to admire. 

If you want to run aground on an island, eat fresh fish and enjoy the calm: the tourist island of Phu Quoc or the wild islands of Cham are worth the journey and offer a change of scene.

Ba Be (Vietnam)
Ba Be
Lake Ba Be is an incredible natural site, while the lush landscapes that surround it gives the lake a charming, wild edge. A calm, revitalising location, far from the hustle and bustle of the cities, Ba Be has retained its authenticity.
Ha Long Bay is the body of water in North Vietnam with the famous sugar-loaf formations which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Lak Lake is a lake in the Dak Lak region, close to Buôn Ma Thuột, in central Vietnam's High Plateaus.
Hoa Lu is 8 km from Ninh Binh and in the heart of what is known as Ha Long on Land. Breathtaking scenery which you must discover.
Hoi An (Vietnam)
Hoi An
Hoi An is a town in northern Vietnam that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Meo Vac is a small town in the north of Vietnam. The beauty of the valley, surrounded by limestone mountains, is breathtaking.
Phong Nha Ke Bang, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is worth the trip! I really fell in love with the beauty and feeling of total escape I had in this national park.
Phú Quốc is an island paradise located off the coast of South Vietnam.
About 100 km from Ho Chi Minh, Tay Ninh is the centre of an interesting religion called Cao Daism.
A huge and beautiful freshwater lake, Tonle Sap is an important source of income and food for the local population, and people cross it to go between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.  
Off the classic tourist trail, Bai Tu Long Bay is an extension of Ha Long Bay.
Y Linh Ho, a breathtaking panoramic view over the terraced rice fields of the black Hmongs.
The Mekong delta in the south of Vietnam feeds the whole country. It's a rich and splendid region.
Bắc Hà (Vietnam)
Bắc Hà
180 km from Sapa, every week Bac Ha has one of the best markets in the whole of north Vietnam.
Hanoi (Vietnam)
During your trip to Vietnam, you are bound to go to Hanoi, it's a must see. Culturally and historically rich, Vietnam's capital is charming despite the intense hustle and bustle which some might find suffocating.
Huế (Vietnam)
Hué is the former imperial capital of Vietnam.
Tam Coc (Vietnam)
Tam Coc
Only 8 km from NInh Binh, the Tam Coc caves are visited by rowing boat along a river which goes through some of the wonderful countryside of Ha Long on Land.
About 30 kilometres from Can Tho, Vinh Long is on the banks of the Mekong and is the best place in the delta to organise a trip on the river.
Kuang Sy is a group of waterfalls about 30 kilometres south of Luang Prabang.
Ben Trê is authentic, and is located on the Mekong Delta, which is just thirty minutes from Mi Tho by scooter. It's a good place to go for a taste of local life.
Cat Ba Island is located 25 kilometers from Halong Bay, and visitors go there for its nature reserve, its beaches, and its breathtaking views.
Dai Lanh is a small coastal town situated sixty kilometres north of Nha Trang. It is in my opinion one of the most beautiful beaches in this region of Vietnam.
By far the most remote and least explored mountainous region of Vietnam, Ha Giang Province attracts travellers seeking contrasting landscapes and the opportunity to explore off the beaten track.
Phu Quoc is the largest Vietnamese island, far from the crowds of tourists. A haven of green sweeping out to sandy beaches, it will delight all nature lovers.
Mui Ne (Vietnam)
Mui Ne
Coastal town in the south of Vietnam, a lovely getaway from Ho Chi Minh.
My Site is a religious and historic Hindu site listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A wonderful example of the culture of the ancient Vietnamese kingdom.
Deep in Ha Giang Province, Pan Hou Village is primarily a place to stop that is very highly rated by hikers.
Phat Diem is a little village 30km from Ninh Binh that's famous for its unique religious architecture.
The Red River Delta is vast and a region of contrasts. It is one of the most developed in the country but you can still find some of the best views in Vietnam.
Sadek (Vietnam)
Sa Dec is a town on the Mekong delta which is well known because it was where the writer Marguerite Duras lived during part of her childhood.