Vietnam Cities and Islands

Everything you Need to Know about Vietnam

This section of Vietnam area guides is a comprehensive list of the country’s most prominent cities, tropical islands, and off-the-beaten-track destinations you can visit during your holiday. Ho Chi Minh City is known for its five-star hotels, upmarket shopping malls, and rooftop bars overlooking its urban landscape, while UNESCO-listed Hoi An takes you back in time with charming shops, street markets, Buddhist shrines, and colorful lanterns along its riverbank.

Enjoy the unique and delicate cuisine and the natural hospitality of the people along with the beauty of the landscape with our comprehensive guide of everything you need to know about Vietnam. Whether you’re looking to conquer a mountainous trail or simply relax on an idyllic beach, there’s always a place in Vietnam that suits your budget level, preference, and travel dates.


Main Cities of Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh City (Saigon). Ho Chi Minh City is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history. The French embellished the city Read More»
  • HanoiHanoi Vietnam’s capital lies on the banks of the Red River, some 100 kilometers from its mouth. Previously known as Thang Read More»
  • Da Nang is the fourth largest city in Vietnam. The main reason for most travelers staying here is its proximity to the. Read More»
  • Hoi An The city of Hoi An is one of the quietest in Vietnam. Cars are not allowed in the main streets and, unlike in the rest Read More»
  • Nha Trang Often called the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang has miles of white, sandy beaches with mountains at each end, Read More»
  • Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. About 200 km north of Ho Chi Minh City are Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. Together, these traditional fishing villages are fast Read More»
  • Ha Long BayHalong Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. Designated a World Heritage Site Read More»
  • HueHue Straddling the banks of the Perfume River, this historic city dates back to 1687. It was the capital of Vietnam during Read More»
  • Hai PhongHai Phong is the main port of northern Vietnam and a commercial and industrial center and is the third most populous Read More»

Most Popular Islands in Vietnam

  • Phu Quoc Island. Phu Quoc is a stunningly beautiful island in the far south of Vietnam, the country’s largest. 99 forested mountains Read More»
  • Vung Tau Islands. An old port, Vung Tau has been the premier beach resort in southern Vietnam for most of the 20th Century, and was the Read More»
  • Con Dao Islands. Con Dao Islands, also known as Con Dao National park, is an archipelago of 16 mostly uninhabited islets just off the Read More»

More Amazing Destinations

  • Da LatDa Lat. The hill town of Dalat (aka Da Lat) has long been the most popular location in the region for getaway holidays since Read More»
  • Buon Ma ThuotBuon Ma Thuot may not be as well known as other places in Vietnam such as Hanoi, but it is worth seeing. It is the Read More»
  • Chau DocChau Doc-An Giang may be a little city, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in colors and is probably the only place where Read More»
  • Hoa Binh is a lush, mountainous province in Vietnam’s north-western region, some 74 kilometers south-west of Hanoi. Read More»
  • Lai Chau is a province located 450 kilometers from Hanoi in northern Vietnam, and is particularly known for its Read More»
  • Lao Cai Province. Lao Cai is a mountainous province in northwest Vietnam about eight hours away from Hanoi by train. Home to many ethnic, Read More»
  • Mai Chau is a vision in every season. In spring, it is a lush, bright green while in autumn, just before the rice Read More»
  • Phu YenPhu Yen province encompasses a diverse landscape of mountains, rivers, lagoons, and fertile plains with nearly 200 Read More»
  • PleikuPleiku is the capital of Gia Lai province, which is located in the central highland region of Vietnam. It is about 50 Read More»
  • Quang BinhQuang Binh has everything from mountains to lowlands, forests, and islands, as well as seas and rivers, making it a great Read More»
  • Quy NhonQuy Nhon-Binh Dinh. In Vietnam, there is one place that deserves to be visited by more people: Quy Nhon. Even though it is not considered as Read More»
  • Sapa. Sapa is a town in Lao Cai Province in Northwest Vietnam close to the Chinese border. It is located about 350km Northwest Read More»

Hidden Islands in Vietnam

  • Cat Ba. Island Cat Ba Island is the largest island in Halong Bay and is home to plenty of hotels, restaurants, and bars. Just about Read More»
  • Island Ly Son, located off the coast of Quang Ngai Province, is home to over 50 shrines and temples, sandy beaches, and garlic Read More»
  • Hon Tre Island, just off the coast of Nha Trang, is best known for housing Vinpearl Amusement Park. You will find a Read More»

Best of Vietnam

  • Hanoi vs Saigon: Which City is Better? When it comes to which city to visit in Vietnam, Hanoi and Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City) are often popular choices among Read More»
  • 10 Best Beaches in Vietnam. Beaches in Vietnam are popular spots for tourists and locals looking to escape the bustling city life. Travelers will Read More»
  • 10 Best Islands in Vietnam. This rundown of the best islands in Vietnam caters to travelers looking forward to a sun-soaked holiday. Vietnam is Read More»
  • 10 Most Amazing Landscapes in Vietnam. Home to an extensive collection of historical and cultural attractions, Vietnam is undoubtedly one of the most Read More»
  • Vietnam’s Off the Beaten Track Destinations. This section of Vietnam’s off-the-beaten-track destinations caters to adventurous travelers who want to get off the Read More»
  • 10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Vietnam. Boasting an extensive collection of natural wonders, colonial structures, and ancient citadels, Vietnam is undoubtedly a Read More»