Things not to miss when you visit Vietnam (Part 2)
1085 views

Unspoilt beaches lined with coconut trees circle the island. You can also sail south to the unspoilt An Thoi islands for fine snorkelling.

#15 A boat trip in Ha Long Bay
The thousands of limestone islands jutting out of these silent waters have been dubbed the eighth natural wonder of the world.


#16 Chill out on Phu Quoc
Unspoilt beaches lined with coconut trees circle the island. You can also sail south to the unspoilt An Thoi islands for fine snorkelling.
#17 Ride the Reunification Express
Load your bike on, then sit back and relax as the train slowly chugs its way between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Vietnam.
#18 Colonial architecture
The legacy of French rule can be found in the impressive examples of colonial architecture, such as Hanoi’s Opera House.
#19 Traditional music
Music is the most important of all Vietnam’s performing arts and a traditional performance should feature on every itinerary. For more information, see the section on music and theatre.

#20 Browse the markets
Markets such as Binh Tay are good grazing grounds for snacks. Have a soup, spring roll, sticky rice cake – or even a baguette filled with pâte–to keep you going while you shop.
#21 Adventure sports
Rock-climbing, kitesurfing, kayaking and mountain biking are just a few of the heart-pumping activities awaiting thrill-seekers.
#22 Cao Dai Cathedral
Vietnam travel most charismatic indigenous religion goes in for exuberant architecture and ceremonies.
#23 Bahnar villages
Spend the night in a communal house (rong) where timeless ceremonies are performed and village decisions made.
#24 Street food
Soak up the atmosphere at a street kitchen and have your plate piled high with a selection of fresh food for next to nothing. For more information, see the section on street food.
#25 Nha Trang
Take a snorkelling trip in the emerald waters of the outlying islands around Nha Trang, or simply chill out on the beach.

See more: Tips for visiting Sapa Vietnam in this winter.