A trip to Vietnam is always an intense experience, where other worldwide landmarks are constantly being put to the test.

In the cities, ancient pagodas squat just around the corner from sleek rooftop bars; and in the countryside, life still follows the rhythms of the rivers and the rice harvest. This contrast between old and new Vietnam is a big part of its appeal.

Another great reason to visit Vietnam is its diverse natural beauty. The capital of Hanoi is your gateway to the treasures of the north: spectacular mountains and bays studded with karsts. Smack in the centre, up-and-coming Danang gives you easy access to photogenic riverside towns, national parks and long, sandy beaches.

In the south, Ho Chi Minh City will entice you with its captivating streets (just watch out for those motorcycles.) Nearby, the water world of the Mekong Delta as well as islands big and small, are just waiting to be explored.


If there is one characteristic that unites Vietnamese food, it’s freshness.

The Vietnamese love their food, and all across the country, markets are bursting with the abundance of sea and soil. Plucked the same morning, feathery herbs, plump vegetables, colourful fruits, and flapping-fresh proteins are just waiting for a skillful cook to transform them into something magical. 

These beautiful ingredients are combined with a symphony of delightful textures and flavours. Simply put, it’s one of the world’s healthiest and most mouth-watering cuisines.


Vietnam inherited its cultural wealth from thousands of years of history, sprinkled with a handful of outside influences. The Vietnamese have a strong sense of pride in their traditions.

If you’re a culture seeker, the central cities of Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang (Hoi An) are treasure troves, as is Hanoi, the country’s graceful capital. Outside the cities, many elements of Vietnamese culture trace back to cycles of wet rice cultivation. Old and new, side-by-side, is what makes Vietnamese culture so compelling.

You’ll find plenty of pulse-pounding activities on the island coastline, including spelunking, canyoning, and trekking, there’s no shortage of leisurely ways to enjoy Vietnam’s natural wonders. Areas such as Phu Quoc and Da Nang offer equal opportunities for relaxation and adventure in spectacular natural settings.