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Vietnam Travel Blog

Are you looking for the best tourist attractions in Hanoi? Here are the top spots to see, food to try & things to do in Hanoi & northern Vietnam.
Find out the best spots to see in Vietnam's modern megacity. Ho Chi Minh is famous for its French-colonial buildings, strong coffee/tea culture, exciting food scene, war-time history & chaotic bike-filled streets.

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Visiting Vietnam? This guide will help you decide where to go. Check out this list of my favorite places to visit in Vietnam.
Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh, the gateway to Southern Vietnam. Read this detailed travel guide with a sample itinerary, budget breakdown & list of top spots to visit.

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Vietnam Travel Guide

1 US Dollar converts to around 23,200+ Vietnamese Dong (as of the time of writing). To be a millionaire in Vietnam, you only need to have USD 43! (PHP 2100+) Try checking your ATM balance to get a good shock from all the digits. Purchasing power considered, your money still goes a long way here. Today, it’s one of the World’s cheapest countries to travel. Vietnam is most known for its turbulent wartime history, delicious food, and Ha Long Bay. Before arriving in the country and traveling around its countrysides, little did I know that it is also home to some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in Southeast Asia, and charming heritage sites that are worth a peek. Vietnam is also a great starting point to traverse the (Vietnam-Cambodia-Thailand) Indochina trail.

Travelers either arrive at Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) in South Vietnam or Hanoi in North Vietnam. Da Nang in Central Vietnam is also a good option as it caters to a growing number of direct international flights. Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi are well-connected by flight (2 hours) as well as by train (33 hours with no stops), and overnight buses.

Vietnam Essentials

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Tours & Activities


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Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Day Tour

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Hue Private Day Tour from Da Nang

Where to stay in Vietnam

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Pro tip: Remember to set your minimum/maximum price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

Vietnam Tours, Packages & Discounts

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Vietnam Transport & Fares

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Vietnam Flights

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