High up in Sapa. Photo by Scott Herder
The capital city of Hanoi is a charming gateway to the cultural treasures of the north: spectacular mountains, lush green valleys and bays studded with dramatic limestone karsts. Smack in the centre, up-and-coming Danang is one of Vietnam’s most progressive cities. From here you have easy access to photogenic riverside towns, outstanding national parks and long, sandy beaches. The southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City still casts a spell with its cool culture and captivating streets (just watch out for those motorcycles.) Nearby, the Mekong River flows to the sea, sustaining on-the-water villages and mangrove forests along the way. And all down the long S-shaped coast, you’ll find islands big and small, just waiting to be explored.
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