Check out these wonderful places I’ve been to in Vietnam! A month full of crazy scooter adventures, amazing people and absolutely awesome food.
HO CHI MINH CITY
1976 “Saigon” was renamed “Ho Chi Minh City” (after Ho Chi Minh, the first leader of North Vietnam). It is the largest city of Vietnam.
- War remnants museum
- Reunification palace
- Waterpuppet Show (you don’t understand a thing what’s going on, but its hilarious to watch)
- Chu Chi tunnels (a bit out of the city -> book a bus tour, taxi is quite expensive)
- Skygon Hostel + Restaurant and Streetfood-Alley there
Skygon Hostel! (not located in the city center, but one of the most amazing hostels I’ve ever been to)
- incredible view over the city !
- free breakfast and water refill
- a lot of great restaurants nearby
- taxis are passing by so it’s easy to get around, if you are not keen to walk
(a little bit hard to find as it is an apartment in the 12th floor of a skyscraper)
a must see at the Mekong Delta is definitely the floating market
- floating market
- heritage tree
- Enjoy the beach
- having a massive seafood dinner
- watch the muscle fishing locals in the morning
- Crazy House
- 100 Roof café (a crazy maze bar)
- Love Valley
- Golden Buddha
- Po Nagar Cham Towers
Such a romantic town! The Old Town of Hoi An is an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- My Son temple Ruins (about 35km out of Hoi An, it’s worth it so just take a scooter)
- walk through the town, the markets and the river front
- enjoy the atmosphere and the art between the little alleys with its wonderful architecture
- Bars (Live-Music if you are lucky!) and restaurants
- Japanese Bridge (small but cute looking from outside)
- owned by a very lovely family
- not directly in town, but you can hire bicycles from the homestay to get around
- The owner organised our Hai Van Pass trip for us – so she organized guys who brought us motorbikes and they took our backpacks to Hue for us. SO EASY!
HAI VAN PASS – from Hoi An to Hue
hire a scooter and ride the Hai Van pass from Hue to Hoi An – and try not to get a flat tire on the mountain 😉
for us not the best place in Vietnam – got stuck there for a few days! We could’t head further north because of floods and had to skip on ‘Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park’ afterwards as it was still not accessible.
Things to do
- Birds Valley
- Tam Coc
Things to do
- military history Museum
- old town
- Hoàn Kiếm Lake
Things to do
- book a tour and see fishing villages, sleep on one of the islands
HA GIANG – Motorbike Loop
TA VAN – Ricefields, Hiking and Hammocks
It’s located close to Sapa, in the north of Vietnam. Ta Van is a very sleepy village surrounded by many rice terraces and was just perfect for the my last in this beautiful country! I appreciated time for myself and laying in the hammock thinking about what I experienced so far and writing some post cards to my family and friends. Beside that the region is home to a number of hill tribes who are all wearing different traditional cloths, which was awesome to see. You can go on some hikes and enjoy the scenery and delicious food!
I highly recommend the “My Tra Homestay” there, which is owned by a nice Australian guy. He has a little daughter with a Vietnamese woman and she is just so lovely. Sometimes she woke us up shouting with her cute voice “Good morning everyone” or just came to sneek under your blanket.