With a grand total of eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, over 3400km of coastline, peaceful mountainside tea groves and jaw-dropping seascapes, Vietnam is a true adventurer’s paradise. But if you’re just looking to relax and sip a cool drink on a beautiful beach or pop into the city for some shopping, Vietnam’s got you there too.
History lovers can discover the country’s tumultuous past. From the Vietnam war, to French Colonisation, and way back to ancient Chinese rule, Vietnam has had its fair share of conflict and foreign invasion has left its mark. For a fine example of French architecture, you can check out Ho Chi Minh city hall. Or visit My Son, an ancient Hindu temple dating back to the 4th Century, with artistic influences from various Asian empires.
No holiday to Vietnam is complete without a trip to Ha Long Bay. One of the most popular tourist spots for a reason; its sheer beauty will astound even the most seasoned traveller. For the truly intrepid, grab your hard hat and head to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. Here you’ll be able to explore the Paradise Cave that descends 31km underground, with incredible displays of stalactites and stalagmites. You can even take a boat trip or swim through the caves that are connected by underground rivers!