Vietnam is one of the most underrated and stunning countries in the world. Think luxurious island vistas merged with bustling towns and cities for an ideal holiday serving up the best of both worlds.
The capital of Hanoi is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the country so if you are after a romantic getaway, this city is ideal. Wander along the winding streets full of jazz clubs and fantastic bars and restaurants for an ultimate date night, or head to the Hoan Kiem Lake for a more tranquil and green affair. Shopaholics rejoice as the Old Quarter is home to countless market stalls and shops perfect for last-minute souvenirs.
Other city hotspots include Ho Chi Minh City, more commonly known as Saigon you’ll find five-star hotels and more motorbikes than cars. The largest city in the country, and the economic centre, expect lavish extravagance and glamorous views as you dine on award-winning cuisine from an array of delicious restaurants. Just be aware that traffic laws are different here, so when the lights turn yellow, transport drives faster!
Wonderful museums, tombs and caves can be explored all around the country with Halong Bay offering movie-style views of lush waters and voluptuous vegetation. If you are after some holiday thrills, kayak through the Phong Nha Caves with some even dating back to the 10th Century.
Prefer a holiday with pristine sand and crystal-clear waters? Head to the coastal town of Danang for world-class beaches and amazing strolls along the Han riverfront. With backdrops of the South China Sea, al fresco dining is served from independently run beachfront venues for a true taste of Vietnam.
WINGED BOOTS WISDOM
Tet Nguyen Dan is commonly the most important festival in Vietnam celebrating the lives of past loved ones while spending time with family. Expect the streets to be full of red and yellow decorations with everyone in good spirits. Happening every year on the first day in the Lunar Calendar, it is a sight to behold.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +7
- Capital: Hanoi
- Currency: VND
- In A Word: Blissful
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 17°c||Feb: 17°c||Mar: 21°c|
|Apr: 24°c||May: 28°c||Jun: 29°c|
|Jul: 29°c||Aug: 29°c||Sep: 28°c|
|Oct: 25°c||Nov: 22°c||Dec: 18°c|