Category: Need to Know
Exploring Vietnam from home is its own adventure. Vietnamese culture may appear intriguing and complex from the outside, but it’s a fascinating subject, especially if you’re planning a visit. Unravel one story, and you’ll find countless others just waiting to be heard. From insightful novels to riveting art, this insider list spotlights some of Vietnam’s best literature, music, and art. Let’s dive in!
Vietnam is blessed with no fewer than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From perfectly preserved imperial tombs to crumbling temple ruins, seascapes studded with limestone karsts to jaw-dropping caves, each of these sites offers an extraordinary experience. Get to know a few of Vietnam’s best attractions through your screen, with these interactive virtual tours.
From the minute you cruise in, roll up or touch down in Nha Trang, the holiday vibes begin. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in for a luxe getaway, family adventure, or a few days of partying, swimming and shopping near the sand: Nha Trang’s endless sunshine smiles on it all. Outside the tourist hotspots, you’ll find waterfalls, pagodas, and countryside lanes, plus plenty of gorgeous beaches screaming, ‘Dive in!’ Here’s our insider guide to your perfect weekend in Nha Trang.
Out of the 15 islands forming the Côn Đảo archipelago, only Côn Sơn is inhabited, multiplying the potential for sunbathers and snorkellers to enjoy secluded beaches and see colourful coral reefs and fish. Even hikers can enjoy this beach destination by exploring the vast national park that covers most of the island. Far enough from the mainland to feel remote, but close enough to reach with a short plane ride, the Côn Đảo archipelago has all the makings of an idyllic holiday. Here are seven ways to spend your time on the island.
Dalat. The name conjures visions of luxuriant forests, mirror-like lakes, and cottony clouds. A century after French colonialists founded this resort centre in the Lam Dong highlands, Dalat’s natural beauty and temperate weather remain as soothing as ever. Wondering what’s the best way to see the best of Dalat? Read on for eight insider ideas to put on your itinerary.