Vietnam Hotels and Accommodation
Wotif you found a country that had everything? In Vietnam, you can trek up emerald-green mountains, visit rice paddy villages, lounge on sunny beaches and eat delicious street food in cities rich with culture. Even better, this Southeast Asian nation is cheap to visit, and is a safe and popular travel destination. Get your backpack ready, bring your sense of adventure and book your Vietnam hotel with us to say “good morning, Vietnam!”
In 1000 BC, the Đông Sơn culture flourished in Vietnam, producing detailed bronze drums. The Chinese ruled Vietnam for over a thousand years, until Ngô Quyền defeated the Southern Han dynasty in AD 938. In the country’s more recent history, the Vietnam War lasted from 1955 to 1975, as communist North Vietnam and its allies the Viet Cong battled South Vietnam and its ally the United States.
Things to see and do
Take a look at our Ho Chi Minh City hotels to spend time in a busy city where motorbikes zip through streets. You’ll find plenty of pagodas and temples to sightsee, as well as the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi tunnels, over 200km of underground military tunnels, which are perfect for history buffs but not recommended for claustrophobics.
In Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, you can get your culture fix with sights like St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, as well as soak up the dining and nightlife.
Nha Trang is famous for its white sand, palm tree-fringed beach, the Po Nagar temple and Vinpearl amusement park. It’s an ideal place to scuba dive.
If you love natural beauty, it’s hard to go past Halong Bay, where thousands of limestone cliffs rise dramatically from the misty water. Cat Ba Island is the largest island in Halong Bay, and a place of rugged and rocky cliffs, jungle-filled national park and sheltered beach coves. Sa Pa has local hill tribes and amazing views of green hillsides and rice terraces.
Need more options? Visit the My Son ruined Hindu temples in Quang Nam province. Marvel at the Marble Mountains near Da Nang Stay in Binh Dinh, Binh Duong, Dak Lak ... the list goes on, and it’s hard to get bored with Vietnam!
Shopping and dining
If you like bespoke handmade clothes, Vietnam has heaps of custom tailors that can make anything for you at a bargain price. You can also check out air-conditioned department stores like Ho Chi Minh City’s Diamond Plaza, and Saigon Square. Street markets are a big part of Vietnamese life, and you can’t get much more Vietnam than the floating markets of the Mekong Delta, which you can tour when you stay in cities like Can Tho. You’ll see merchants on small boats, hanging all kinds of goods for sale from poles, or alternatively you can pick up some beautiful silk fabric for less than the price of a coffee in Sydney!
If you love to eat, Vietnam won’t disappoint you! This country’s food is both healthy and delicious, with famous local cuisine like Pho, although traditional Vietnamese eat this for breakfast Vietnam’s food is rich in local ingredients – all those nearby rivers and beaches mean plenty of fish in your food – as well as herbs and spices.
Cities like Ho Chi Minh have international cuisine and fine dining in restaurants with city views, but you can’t miss out on the delicious street food.
Grab a flight to Vietnam to go with your Vietnam accommodation. You can get around the country on the ultra-cheap buses, catch trains, hire a car or motorcycle, or see the sights from a tuk tuk. With so many incredible experiences to draw you in, Vietnam is a destination you can’t miss. And one you’ll remember forever!
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