Vietnam will show you sides of Asia that you’ve dreamed of. Few countries are blessed with landscapes as captivating as those of Vietnam. For many, the country’s awe-inspiring limestone scenery, perfect beaches, islands, mountain ranges, rice fields and lakes are its greatest treasures.
Hanoi is of course the summit of Asian city life. It’s an incredible myriad of ancient traditions, old and modern architecture, sounds, smells, bustling commerce and famously crazy traffic. Spend a day or two in Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, the country’s largest city.
Nowhere are contrasts between old and new more ubiquitous and alive than here, where you’ll find ancient pagodas and traditional street life at the feet of giant skyscrapers.
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Lush rice fields at the bottom of stunningly gorgeous highlands, colourful water markets on the streams of the Mekong Delta and the endless bustling city life of Hanoi, where anything from school children to fridges and huge piles of vegetables are transported on the back of countless motorcycles.
Some best picks in terms of natural wonders can be found in the country’s national parks. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (wikivoyage, map), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is famous for its natural caves and grottos, with underground rivers and cave beaches as well as stunning stalagmites and stalactites. For wildlife, try Cuc Phuong National Park (wikivoyage, map).