Vietnam is dynamic, successful, a magnet for culture seekers, and yet still manages to retain its sense of self. Vietnam is home to green rice paddies, undulating hills, and lush jungle, as well as modern shopping malls, high-end restaurants, and elegant colonial architecture, making it one of the most unique destinations in Southeast Asia.
Needless to say, planning your Vietnam itinerary can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a first time visitor. This section highlights the best of Vietnam in terms of dining, sightseeing, nightlife and shopping. We’ve selected only the best of the country, laid out into handy ‘Top 10’ lists so you can find what you shouldn’t miss in all of Vietnam’s finest tourist destinations, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Da Nang.