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The Top Destinations in Vietnam
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The Top Destinations in Vietnam

 

We like to travel — just read through the pages of this worthy publication and you’ll see how much we have the bug. Yet, what members of our editorial team feel are the best destinations in this country differs with the votes of you, our readers.

 

Top of our own list is Ha Giang, the most northerly and, in our estimation, the most beautiful province in Vietnam. This is closely followed by Phong Nha, home of the world’s largest cave, and the islands of Con Dao, perhaps the wildest spot in Vietnam.

 

So when we saw Hoi An coming out unequivocally as your favourite destination, our hearts dropped. Well, not exactly. Hoi An is everything a holiday spot should be. A charming old town with good shopping and entertainment, a place serving up quality cuisine that is also home to top-notch accommodation. And of course, Hoi An has the beach. Not just any old beach. Places like An Bang — at least for now — are unequivocally ‘cool’.

 

A lot of love was also shown for Phu Quoc — in Hanoi, you voted it as your fourth favourite destination, while in Ho Chi Minh City it came a close second. Dalat was equally well-liked, coming in third for Saigonese and sixth for Hanoians. But beyond this convergence of opinions, everything else depended on where you live.

 

The Difference

 

Sapa is one of those tried and trusted destinations that give us mountains, fresh air, views and, ethnic minorities in traditional dress. For people from Saigon, the magic is still there — those terraced rice fields and Sunday love markets tickle your imagination. But in Hanoi? No thanks. You see, Hanoians have caught onto Ha Giang. And once you’ve been there, seen the Dong Van Pass and driven through those mountains and valleys, Sapa just fades into insignificance.

 

Hanoians have also got Mai Chau — the mountain valley populated by ethnic Thai — four to five hours from the capital, and Ninh Binh, often known as ‘Halong Bay on Land’ thanks to its limestone karsts peeking up above the paddies. While down south there is a love for Nha Trang, that city that has been at the butt of too many Travel & Leisure ‘let’s destroy an industry’ articles, Saigonese also still seem to be infatuated with Halong Bay — hmmmmm. Yet they also have their own little secret; the islands of Con Dao (their sixth favourite destination). Come on everyone from up north, you need to explore this one.

 

So, without further ado, here are our judges’ top travel destinations in Vietnam:

 

Overall

Ordered from one to five

 

Hoi An

Phu Quoc

Dalat

Sapa

Halong Bay

 

As voted by Hanoians

Ordered from one to five

 

Hoi An

Ha Giang

Mai Chau

Phu Quoc

Ninh Binh

 

As voted by Saigonese

Ordered from one to five

 

Hoi An

Phu Quoc

Sapa

Nha Trang

Halong Bay

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