Vietnam: 25 pictures to inspire you to visit

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Discover the amazing VIETNAM in 25 pictures

A very diverse country, that offers a mix of big and busy cities with lots of history, a coastline with beautiful beaches, you can hike the mountains in Sapa, go on a cruise in the Mekong Delta or in Halong Bay. The colors and flavors of Vietnam are unparalleled and unique.

Welcome to Vietnam through the lenses of my camera!

Hoi An
Hoi An – My favorite town in Vietnam. A UNESCO heritage town with old architecture has a lot to offer
The ancient yellow buildings of Hoi An in the Old Quarter
The ancient yellow buildings of Hoi An in the Old Quarter
Hoi An offers great options for restaurants and shopping (renowned for tailors making custom clothes)
Hoi An offers great options for restaurants and shopping (renowned for tailors making custom clothes)
Hoi An
Hoi An
You can walk by the river, rent a bike and just explore the surrounding areas including beaches and rice paddies
You can walk by the river, rent a bike and just explore the surrounding areas including beaches and rice paddies
Hoi An
Hoi An
Hoi An at night is just magical. Each store and resaturant hang lanterns outside adding a special feel to the town
Hoi An at night is just magical. Each store and resaturant hang lanterns outside adding a special feel to the town
The beautiful night market in Hoi An
The beautiful night market in Hoi An
My Son Sanctuary is a side trip from Hoi An. Built between the 4th and 13th centuries it offers a unique look at the culture of spirituality of Hinduism
My Son Sanctuary is a side trip from Hoi An. Built between the 4th and 13th centuries it offers a unique look at the culture of spirituality of Hinduism
Also as a day trip from Hoi An, you can go visit Danang and the Marble Mountains. It is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills dotted with incredible natural caves.
Also as a day trip from Hoi An, you can go visit Danang and the Marble Mountains. It is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills dotted with incredible natural caves.
Marble Mountains - The five mountains are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth).
Marble Mountains – The five mountains are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire) and Tho (earth).
Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon)
Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon)
Ho Chi Minh City is a city of mopeds and they are absolutely everywhere.
Ho Chi Minh City is a city of mopeds and they are absolutely everywhere.
Ho Chi Minh City has a French touch, as we can observe on the Cathedral of Notre Dame
Ho Chi Minh City has a French touch, as we can observe on the Cathedral of Notre Dame
Roof top view from Ho Chi Minh. The city offers very diverse options for food, street food and bars
Roof top view from Ho Chi Minh. The city offers very diverse options for food, street food and bars
As a side trip from Ho Chi Minh City, you can visit the Mekong Delta River
As a side trip from Ho Chi Minh City, you can visit the Mekong Delta River
Hike the mountains in Sapa. It was my favorite place in Vietnam
Hike the mountains in Sapa. It was my favorite place in Vietnam
Sapa has several minority tribes and one of them is the Black H'Mong
Sapa has several minority tribes and one of them is the Black H’Mong
The misty mountains in Sapa is a great experience if you are looking to step away from the city and explore a remote and peaceful place for a few days
The misty mountains in Sapa is a great experience if you are looking to step away from the city and explore a remote and peaceful place for a few days
It's very commom to see the local families harvesting rice in their own backyard
It’s very commom to see the local families harvesting rice in their own backyard
Hiking the green mountains in Sapa is just a fascinating experience
Hiking the green mountains in Sapa is just a fascinating experience
Halong Bay offers 1 to 3 day cruises on Junk Boats with sea kayak expeditions
Halong Bay offers 1 to 3 day cruises on Junk Boats with sea kayak expeditions
HạLong Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests.
HạLong Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests.
A community of around 1,600 people live on HaLong Bay in four fishing villages. They live on floating houses and are sustained through fishing and marine aquaculture
A community of around 1,600 people live on HaLong Bay in four fishing villages. They live on floating houses and are sustained through fishing and marine aquaculture
Cao Dai Temple - An indigenous Vietnamese religion that incorporates the teachings of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism as well as some elements of Christianity and Islam
Cao Dai Temple – An indigenous Vietnamese religion that incorporates the teachings of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism as well as some elements of Christianity and Islam
The typical breakfast in Vietnam is Pho, but you can find a variaty of fresh eggs, fruits and egg coffee - simple amazing!
The typical breakfast in Vietnam is Pho, but you can find a variaty of fresh eggs, fruits and egg coffee – simple amazing!

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  1. Paula these pictures are absolutely fabulous. We ate at the Mango place in Hoi An many times. Loved heading into town daily for dinner after buying veggies for lunch, at the market. What a neat little town. Rocking post buddy.

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