Vietnam is an essential stop on any South East Asian itinerary. Although you will be splashing out on a rather expensive VISA to enter the country, and must do this beforehand, it will be worth it’s weight in gold! From the busy roads of Hanoi, the Dragon bridge in Danang, The picturesque Hoi An, the countryside of Dalat and the bustling Ho Chi Minh – there are plenty of places to choose to spend your time.
Aside from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, most of their top locations are on the coast which is a welcome break from the rest of land locked Asia and means one thing – BEACH! Not only that it has a wonderful culture and the locals want to welcome you with a “Xin Cao” everywhere you go!
So without a further ado, here are the essential stops to include when travelling in ‘Nam.
(I travelled clockwise and so I’m going to start in the North, but if you’re travelling anticlockwise, not a problem – scroll to the bottom and make your way to the top!)