Vietnam is most known for its turbulent wartime history, delicious food, and hyped-up Ha Long Bay.
It is also home to some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in Southeast Asia, and charming heritage sites that are worth a peek.
1 US Dollar = 22,000+ Vietnamese Dong (as of the time of writing). To be a millionaire in Vietnam, you only need to have USD47!
Try checking your ATM card balance to get a good shock from all the digits. Purchasing power considered, your money still goes a long way in Vietnam.
This country is a great start (or end) to the Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand Indochina banana pancake trail.
Sublime sunset with the dragon on the peak, in Ninh Binh, Vietnam, on September 2015
Locals sitting on small stools, enjoying a view of the Dragon Bridge along the Han River, at night, in Da Nang, Vietnam
Old French-colonial Building along the riverside in Da Nang, Vietnam
Vietnamese tourists in traditional outfit at Chua Thien Mu (temple), along the Perfume River, in Hue, Vietnam, on September 2015
Night Market at the Mid-Autumn Festival, in Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Japanese Covered Bridge under the sunset twilight in Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam
Corful and well lit shophouses along the riverside in Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Cathedral-like Huyen Khong Cave, Marble Mountains in Da Nang, Vietnam
Roadside view of Thiem Mu Temple, along the Perfume River, in Hue, Vietnam, on September 2015
Side view of Cua Ngo Mon (gate), the main tourist entrance, at the south side of the Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam, on September 2015
Huge cavern of Paradise Cave, in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh, Vietnam, on September 2015
One of the best views in Ninh Binh, overlooking Tam Coc, from Mua Caves viewpoint, in Vietnam, on September 2015
Dinh Tien Hoang Temple at Hua Lu Ancient Citadel, in Hua Lu Ancient Citadel, Ninh Binh, Vietnam, on September 2015
Cruise boats, in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Paradise Cave, in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Quang Binh, Vietnam
Mua Caves Viewpoint in Ninh Binh, Vietnam
Main cascade with the mistly mountain, in Ban Gioc, Cao Bang, Vietnam, on September 2015
Hoan Kiem Lake at Night in Hanoi, Vietnam
Sunrise, in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Ben Thanh Market Area in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Notre-Dame Basilica in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) , Vietnam
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