Vietnam has been on top of my travel list for a long time. For me, Ha Long Bay is the reason that I wanted to visit the country. And boy, was I wrong. Vietnam has so much more to offer than a single tourist attraction. I fall in love with the country for its food, people, and dramatic scenery.
Now, let me show you some of my favorite photos from Vietnam!
Mui Ne was my first stop in Vietnam. After I got off the flight, I immediately hopped on a bus and headed here. It was a great decision! Rather than partying in Pham Ngu Lao, I felt like breathing fresh air and relaxing on the beach was the perfect detox for me, who just finished finals two days ago!
Dalat is no doubt my favorite city in Vietnam. It’s funny because Dalat is nothing like the usual Vietnam. The weather is spring-cool instead of tropical hot and humid. It’s located in the hills so the farms around offered berries and coffee, not rice!
But the weather is not the only reason why I am so fond of it. There are plenty to offer around Dalat. Waterfalls, parks and all kinds of sports.
The picture is the daily family dinner hosted at Dalat Cozy Nook Hostel. Almost all the guests staying in the hostel joined this lovely occasion to meet fellow backpackers. This hostel, for me, was the best hostel ever. Not only did the food was delicious, rooms were clean, the most important thing is that the owners truly cared about all the guests and did their best to make everyone feel welcome in this lovely town! Dinner cost only $3, but the great conversations I had with all the new people are priceless!
Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort town attracts tourists not only its stunningly pristine beaches but also the urban atmosphere of a young tourist city, said on a Nha Trang tourism website.
From my experience, it is true. The turquoise bay is dotted with dozens of islands. As more and more tourists landing in this beach town, more and more resort are being built, hence the rise of the living cost at the place. Now, the town is full of Russian and Chinese tourists, everything is more expensive than other places.
I think this is still a place worth visiting for its charming beach and dramatic views. But if you’re a backpacker traveling on shoestring… other city would be a better value for your money!
I was thrilled to go to Hoi An. I got on a bus at 7 pm then spent 12 hours traveling and… VOILA! I am in Hoi An when I woke up! This trip started badly because I was scammed within 10 minutes I arrived in the town.
However, I have met so many people from around the world and they all swore that Hoi An is a must-visit and that I would definitely love this city. This town is truly graceful and atmospheric. It was a shame that I could only stay for 2 nights.
Mỹ Sơn is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa (Chiêm Thành in Vietnamese). The temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva, known under various local names, the most important of which is “Bhadresvara”.
Mỹ Sơn is perhaps the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina, but a large majority of its architecture was destroyed by US carpet bombing during a single week of the Vietnam War.
Ha Long Bay
Now we are talking! I signed up for an overnight cruise at Ha Long Bay and it is truly magnificent. However, the beauty of Ha Long Bay doesn’t seem to show on my photo (Or maybe I am just too lame?)
20 Photos that makes me want to go back to Vietnam again, I am seriously considering while putting together this article. However, I hope this article will inspire some of you to visit this wonderful country!