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15 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam in 2023

The lush rice paddies of Sapa are a must when you consider where to go in Vietnam and a travel itinerary.

When choosing where to go in Vietnam, what you should realize is that the answer is pretty much everywhere. Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries on earth and is full of destinations that will take your breath away.

I backpacked all around Vietnam and had an amazing time. I cruised around Halong Bay, wandered the busy streets of Hanoi, and hiked through mountainside ride paddies in Sapa. I visited islands and explored the jungle maze of the Mekong Delta. And these were only some of my favorite places to visit in Vietnam.

I couldn’t mention all of the places to visit; otherwise, this list would be never-ending. These are my choices as the absolute best when you’re choosing where to go in Vietnam. So without further ado, let’s get started!

This post was updated in 2023 to include more great places to go in Vietnam.

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15 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

This list takes into account not only Vietnam’s incredible natural beauty but also its more rural side. Some of the places on this list are well-known for being world-renowned and UNESCO protected. Others are a little less known and are a must when choosing where to go in Vietnam.

1. Sapa

Located in the far north of the country, Sapa is first on the list. One of the more spectacular places to see, Sapa is an absolute must visit destination. Surrounded by incredible beauty on all sides, the rice paddies of Sapa are world-famous, and are a vision that I’ll never forget.

Situated high in the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, Sapa is often used as a starting point for trekking tours through the area. Mountain bike tours are also very popular here, with routes that take you through rice paddies, past stunning waterfalls, and around local villages.

It’s easy to reach the high hills of Sapa. Buses travel from all over the north of Vietnam to this little village. It is even possible to catch a bus from Laos, the neighbouring country, all the way to Sapa.

All in all, when choosing where to go in Vietnam, this diamond of the north should most definitely be on everybody’s travel list.

Getting To & From Sapa

Here are a few of the overland routes you can take to and from Sapa. These include low-fare prices from local transport companies but you can book online using Bookaway.

Where to Stay in Sapa

Here is a list of the top 3 rated properties in Sapa. Click on the links and…

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