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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.

Claire Guerin
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.
The Song Chay mountains are ideal if you like trekking and walking off the beaten path.
Bao Lac is a charming small mountain village in the north of Vietnam, right on the Chinese border.
Dong Van is a town in the mountains of north-eastern Vietnam with exceptional karstic landscapes.
A small town in northern Vietnam, Yen Minh often forms part of the trails followed by the many tourists who travel around the north east of the country. Spectacular landscapes, charming villages and adorable locals - it's a nice place to be!
The name Vu Linh refers to a small village on the shores of Thac Ba Lake in Yên Bai Province.
Sapa (Vietnam)
Sapa is the most tourist-focused town in northern Vietnam and remains the departure point for many hiking trails that offer unforgettable vistas of the mountains and terraced rice fields.
25 km from Da Nang is the famous Cloud Pass, which has magnificent views over the sea when it's not, as its name indicates, covered in clouds!
Da Lat (Vietnam)
Da Lat
In the heart of Vietnam, a pleasant stopover.
Mai Châu (Vietnam)
Mai Châu
Mai Chau is a small village in the middle of a valley which is calm and entirely surrounded by nature - rice terraces, lakes and mountains.
Buôn Ma Thuộtest is the capital of Đắk Lắk Province, in Vietnam's Central Highlands region.
25 km from Vinh Long or 45 km from My Tho, on the banks of the Mekong, Cái Bè is a pretty and authentic town. It has one of the most typical floating markets of the delta.
170 km from Ho Chi Minh, Can Tho is in the heart of the Mekong delta. It's a prosperous town that is developing quickly but it's a pleasant place to stay.
At 285km from Hô Chi Minh, Chau Doc is situated at the north of the Mékong Delta. It's an enjoyable town close to Mount Sam, one of the many reasons why it's worth a visit.
Cu Chi's tunnels let you literally dive into one of the Vietnam war's historic sites. You begin with some archive film and then go off to discover the tunnels, dug by hand by the Vietnamese, by torch light...
Đà Nẵng is a city located in the centre of Vietnam.
Formed after the construction of a hydroelectric dam, Lake Thac Ba offers a uniquely beautiful landscape dotted with hundreds of small islands and is one of the country's largest bodies of water.
Noi Bai is the biggest airport in the north of Vietnam. It is 45 km north of the centre of Hanoi.
A popular destination on this part of the Vietnamese coastline, Phan Thiet is known for its lighthouse and its red sand dunes.
The Thiên Mụ Pagoda is the emblem of the city of Huế. Standing perched atop a hill, it looks out over the Perfume River and offers wonderful views of the mountains.
Nha Trang (Vietnam)
Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a coastal resort, aimed at families, with its own water park. If you go there, you'll encounter a lot of Russians.
Haiphong (Vietnam)
Haiphong is a coastal city but also an important trading port situated 70 kilometres from Hanoi.
Mỹ Tho (Vietnam)
Mỹ Tho
Mỹ Tho is the most easterly city on the Mekong Delta as well as the closest to Hô Chi Minh City, which is located just 65 kilometres away.
A rather nondescript town, Ninh Binh is the gateway to Terrestrial Halong Bay.
Dien Bien Phu city, capital of the province with the same name, is not in itself a tourist destination but constitutes a vestige of the war in Indochina.
Quy Nhon is a seaside resort, calm but not particularly charming, with luxury hotels built along the coastline. 
Dong Hoi (Vietnam)
Dong Hoi
Dong Hoi is an untouristy seaside town that is also the closest town to the famous caves and river cruises of Phang Nha Ke Bang national park.
75 km from Hanoi in the direction of Dien Bien Phu, Hoa Binh is a small town with absolutely nothing worth seeing.
Lao Cai is a town that overlooks China.
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