Vietnam is a great place to start if you’re visiting Southeast Asia. A rich cultural history, incredible scenery and friendly locals are just some of the exciting things you’ll experience whilst backpacking Vietnam. Add to that delicious food, budget accommodation and wonderful weather, and you’ve got no excuses not to visit!
Vietnam is one of those countries that you can’t help but fall in love with. Not only is it super easy to travel on a budget, but there are also so many fun little things to do that you might not find elsewhere.
Eastern and Western cultures meet here in Hồ Chí Minh City, previously known as Sài Gòn, as the 19th century French colonial buildings stand tall next to the Vietnamese history museums.
After 3 days in Hanoi we did not want to leave. Even at the end of our 4 week journey through China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, we still looked back at Hanoi with a special fondness.