With its mesemerizing old quarter, handsome temples, gorgeous lakes, tributes to Ho Chi Minh, sobering remnants of a war-ravaged history and a collection of Asia’s most fascinating museums, Vietnam’s bustling capital is a heavyweight stop for anyone travelling the region.
Add to that a burgeoning, wallet-friendly food and drink scene with warm, friendly locals and you’ll probably end up staying for a few extra days! I stayed for five nights in April 2018 and didn’t want to leave! Have a look at my articles on:
Embarking on your first trip to Northern Vietnam? Not sure how how much time you’ll need in each place, where you should stay or how much money you’ll end up spending? Fear not, Jo from the excellent travel blog Outlanderly has got you covered! Check out her foolproof guide to Northern Vietnam in two weeks.