Regions in Vietnam
- North Vietnam
It offers some of the most beautiful views of Vietnam as well as the capital and the opportunity to visit the indigenous peoples of the hills.
- Central Coast
The ancient city of Hue is home to Vietnam’s fledgling kings and Hoi An is home to one of Vietnam’s most beautiful ancient coastal cities.
- Central Highlands
Hills covered with lush forests inhabited by indigenous peoples and occasionally elephants.
- South Vietnam
The economic engine of Vietnam, built around Ho Chi Minh City but also encompassing the lush and little-visited Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s rice basket.
Cities in Vietnam
- Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) – Vietnam’s largest city
- Da Nang – the third largest city
- Dalat – Central Highlands
- Haiphong – the “port city”, a large port in the north of Vietnam
- Hanoi – capital of Vietnam and main tourist destination
- Hoi An – a well-preserved old harbour near the ruins of My Son
- Hue – former residence of the emperors of Vietnam
- Nha Trang – booming seaside resort
- Vinh – the big city in North Vietnam with the beautiful beach Cua Lo
Other destinations in Vietnam
• Con Dao – Island off the Mekong Delta
• Cu Chi – Location of the Cu Chi Tunnels
• Cuc Phuong National Park, home to some of Asia’s rarest wildlife and the Muong Hill people
• The DMZ – ruins of former US military bases, spectacular mountain landscapes and rugged jungle
• Ha Long Bay – famous for its supernatural landscapes
• Kontum – a relaxed small town with access to several villages of ethnic minorities
• Sa Pa – Meeting the locals in the mountains on the Chinese border
• Tam Coc – Ha Long Bay karst landscape along the river
• Tay Ninh – Main Temple of the Cao Faith Đài