There are so many places to see and things to do in Vietnam! That’s why we’re sharing the 4 amazing things that you should include in your trip here!
If we had to list only 4 things to do in Vietnam, we would be really underselling the amazing beauty, culture, and diversity of the country. But, we’ve chosen 4 must-do activities that will give you a great idea of exactly all there is to offer.
We’ve tried to include things for adventure seekers, food lovers, and sightseers alike.
So, if you’re thinking about traveling to Vietnam, you should consider…
1. Ha Long Bay: Among This Writer’s Favorite Things to Do in Vietnam
In fact, if you could only do one thing in Vietnam, I would send you to the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.
It’s a popular favorite for a reason. There are few things that are singularly beautiful to see and experience. Don’t even bother looking at the Google images. They look amazing, but it’s impossible to do them justice.
I highly recommend you spend at least one night sleeping on the water in one of the locally hired boats. Just keep in mind you will get what you pay for.
If it’s small and cheap, you’re going to be a bit less comfortable, and it’s going to likely rock. Not in a good way. But, if you spend a bit more money you’ll have a more luxurious experience.
Read more on Ha Long Bay travel guide.
2. Banh Mi Phuong – Hoi An
This crunchy baguette fill with local deliciousness was recently given international stardom by world-traveling foodie, Anthony Bourdain.
He said that “The banh mi sandwiches I’ve had in Hanoi and elsewhere have been great, but Hoi An seems to have the best food in the country from what I’ve read, and my experiences here definitely back that up.”
He loved it and so will you. Pair it with a beer for a dollar and thank us later.
Read more on Hoi An ancient town travel guide.
3. Ba Be National Park – Bac Kan Province of Northern Vietnam
Where to begin? The majestic limestone mountains or the lush evergreen forests in the valleys.
This has every dream-like setting you can imagine from adventurous caves to stunning lakes and effervescent waterfalls.
This national park is home to incredible kayaking, boat tours, or amazing hiking. The road to get there is a bit rough if you’re traveling by motorcycle. Also, the area is pretty much airconditioning-free. ‘But we promise this will be worth it and the experience will be with you for the rest of your life.
But we promise this will be worth it and the experience will be with you for the rest of your life.
4. Nha Trang
Looking for a bit of beach life or spa treatment? You’re allowed one day to relax on your trip. So you might as well do it in style.
The stunning Turquoise Bay provides the perfect place to soak up some rays and grab a nap for any possible hangovers you may have (no judgment). The area has a nice mix of quiet, chill-out bars, or more high-energy places; Depending on what type of atmosphere you’re looking for.
There are also world-class spas for proper pampering.
Read more on Nha Trang travel guide.