Vietnam’s Hidden Tourist Spots

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Sure, just the name Vietnam conjures images of war and veterans returning with PTSDs. But, for the last 25 years, the country has embraced capitalism and, as a result, its tourism industry is booming. It’s time to heal old wounds and visit a magical place much more concerned with the future than troubled by the past…
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Ho Chi Minh City

Still informally known as Saigon, the capital city evokes images of dark intrigue and a war torn landscape. No more. This gem of a city offers up every modern convenience imaginable and is a magnet of worldwide tourism. Especially for the night life…
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Halong Bay

Dotted by small, isolated and pristine beaches, the islands of Halong Bay also harbor a deeper secret: An extensive cave network spelunkers find irresistible…
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Dalat

Dalat is a wonderful place to visit to witness ancient cultural architecture alongside the most modern of cities. Monasteries, palaces and 5-star hotels sit side by side just waiting to be explored…
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Phu Quoc Island

Most tourists visit Vietnam for the breathtaking scenery, youthful culture and vibrant nightlife. Phu Quoc Island has that. But it’s best known for the incredible fishing experience which draws thousands of serious sportsmen annually for the wide diversity of sea life just a hook, line and sinker away…
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Hue

On the outside, the island city of Hue reflects its position as the center of royalty governing more than two centuries ago. But, it’s best kept secret? The river beaches along the delta with some of the bluest water in the world…
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Hoi An

Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s oldest cities and many buildings have been perfectly maintained for 500 years or more. Step back into the feudal era in this World Heritage protected region. It’s well worth the trip…
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Doc Let

Doc Let is an area only recently opened up to western tourism. So, what’s the secret? The incredibly pristine, remote and isolated beaches dotting the eastern shore. Quick! Get there before the rest of the herd…
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Phan Thiet

Another isolated region only opened up in the last 20 years, even the Vietnamese themselves have only just begun to explore this once forbidden, military district. If you seek true isolation and love just laying on a sparse beach with almost no one else around, this is the place for you…
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Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta has always been known as a cultural center made important because of its strategic location. These days, the real charm of the locale shines through: It’s still an amazing place to shop…
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Nha Trang

Forget the image of helicopters dropping off troops and thatch hut villages. Nha Trang is more likely to be welcoming travelers flooding the district for some of the finest scuba diving in the world…
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Danang

Another name that recalls chaotic, war torn activity, Danang these days is much more well known for its wide open beaches and throbbing nightlife. It’s amazing what the passing of time can accomplish…
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Hanoi

Perhaps the one name the whole world recognizes as a city besieged by conflict, modern day Hanoi is anything but. With a population that is top heavy with the under-30 crowd, the buzz on Hanoi is you can’t help but have the time of your life…
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