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Touristic regions

  • Northern mountains: Sapa, Hà Giang, Điện Biên Phủ...
  • Hanoi region
  • Hạ Long Bay
  • Ninh Bình: Tam Cốc, Hoa Lư, Tràng An
  • Central parts: Huế, Đà Nẵng, Hội An...
  • Central Highlands: Đà Lạt, Buôn Ma Thuột...
  • Beaches: Nha Trang, Quy Nhơn, Phú Quốc...
  • Ho Chi Minh City region
  • Mekong Delta

Cities

Hanoi, Hải Phong, Ninh Bình, Vinh, Huế, Đà Nẵng, Hội An, Quy Nhơn, Đà Lạt, Nha Trang, Mũi Né, Ho Chi Minh City, Cần Thơ

Other Destinations

Getting there

Hanoi, Đà Nẵng, and Ho Chi Minh City all have international airports.

Getting around

Many cities around the country have local airports, the smaller ones often only served by Vietnam Airlines. JetStar and VietJetAir are low-cost companies serving several airports.

Trains are limited in where you can go with them, but they are less of a hassle than buses and one can choose between hard seat, soft seat, hard bed, and soft bed.

Buses, coaches, and minibuses get you basically everywhere, but can be adventurous at times.

What to do

People

Eat and Drink

Vietnamese cuisine is incredibly diverse. The most common food is rice with some meat/fish/tofu and vegetables, served at noon and in the evening, which can be found in many little stalls usually displaying a sign saying "CƠM". For breakfast, noodle soup ("PHỞ") is quite common, with several kinds of beef or chicken.

Vietnamese sandwiches ("BÁNH MỲ") are getting famous around the world for being very tasty, coming with vegetables and many kinds of meat or with scrambled eggs.

Each region has it own assortment of local dishes, such as bún chả (noodles with barbecued pork) in and around Hanoi, mỳ quảng in central Vietnam, etc.

Accommodation

Cheap hotels are everywhere. Touristic hotspots will be more expensive, while the boondocks sometimes offer very high quality accommodation for no price at all.

Learn more

There is much more information on Wikitravel/Vietnam