Binh Hung

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Binh Hung

Again trying to skip the hoards of crowds, I decided to skip Mui Ne and visit the neighbouring city of Binh Hung instead. Binh Hung and Mui Ne are actually both located within Phan Thiet and are only about 20km away from each other. There are still a lot of local tourists that visit Binh Hung. So much so that

Ca Na

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Ca Na

Ca Na is a small and high-walled port city. There is a small beach locals go to, but it really isn’t anything spectacular. The city is also pretty dirty, smelly and difficult to find any accommodations and food in. Coastal Drive Since I couldn’t find anywhere to sleep or eat I decided to drive on. I highly recommend driving the

Phan Rang – Thap Cham

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Phan Rang

If you’re looking to hit the beautiful coast of Vietnam, but want to go somewhere not completely flooded with tourists, Phan Rang – Thap Cham can be the place. I decided to visit this city instead of Nha Trang since all the feedback I got from other travellers didn’t really paint Nha Trang as a place I’d enjoy – with

Kon Tum

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Kon Tum

Kon Tum and Buon Ma Thuot are cities located in the central highlands area in Vietnam. They’re both surprisingly large cities and a great detour drive to avoid the busy AH1 highway from Hoi An to Nha Trang.   Neither of these cities are really on the traveller’s trail and it’s easy to understand why. There really isn’t much to

Dalat

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Dalat

Dalat is the city locals from Ho Chi Minh City go to escape the summer heat. About 300 km north of the mega city and almost 5000 feet above sea level, Dalat can be a breath of fresh air for the weekend. While it was nice to get out of the heat, and I did love the change in elevation,

Hoi An

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Hoi An

Historic and postcardesque, Hoi An is a pretty little UNESCO protected city full of charm (and hustlers). There’s a definite excitement in the air surrounding Hoi An. Maybe it’s how the lanterns romanticize every corner at night, or just because bus loads of tourists arrive on a daily basis.   Hoi An is best enjoyed after the sun goes down.

Phong Nha

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Phong Nha

Phong Nha is an interesting place. It’s completely built up as a tourist attraction, especially now that the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong has been discovered and open for touring. While Hang Son Doong isn’t usually on the regular traveller’s to do list, as it’s over $3000USD to get in (and that’s if you can get in), rumour also

Hue and Vinh Moc Tunnels

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Hue

Surrounded by mountains and with the beautiful Perfume River flowing through it, Hue is a very pretty city indeed. There’s also a nice sprinkle of historical significance that adds a nice touch of charm too. Imperial Palace I didn’t visit the Imperial Palace, as I thought it was too pricey. But driving around it was lovely. The palace is surrounded

Ninh Binh, Tam Coc and Trang An

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Trang An

The main city on the map is Ninh Binh, but there really isn’t anything in the town except for cement factories. Neighbouring towns Tam Coc and Trang An are what everyone wants to see. Also known as the inland Ha Long Bay, Tam Coc and Trang An are beautiful places with towering limestone mountains every which way you look. Maybe

Sa Pa

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Sa Pa

Sa Pa is an interesting pocket of Vietnam. Located high up in the mountains, it has a very different climate and feel to the rest of Vietnam. Most people that live here are part of minority villages and still live in a traditional way. While it was neat to see how these minority groups were embraced in Vietnam, I struggled with