Halong Bay: Located in the north of Vietnam, this stunning area of coastline is full of limestone outcrops and islands. In addition to tourism, the bay is an important area for fishing. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cu Chi Tunnels: This is a 75-mile network of tunnels used by Viet Cong guerrillas during the Vietnam War. They served as hiding places, communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon stores and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. They played a vital role in the defeat of American-led forces. Today, parts of the tunnels – which are located near Ho Chi Minh City – have been opened up to visitors. You can visit the underground conference rooms, crawl along the tunnels, see the booby traps and eat an underground meal.
Nha Trang: Vietnam’s most popular seaside resort town, Nha Trang offers fine beaches, many activities, and is the main scuba diving centre of Vietnam.
Mekong Delta: The mighty and muddy Mekong empties into the sea at the southern end of Vietnam. There are many boat trips available, from luxury cruises to day trips on small sampans. The delta is a major agricultural region – be sure to visit the lively floating markets where the produce is sold.
Hue: Once the capital of Vietnam, Hue is an attractive city that boasts bridges, lakes, moats and canals. Sights include the fortified Citadel, the Yellow City (modelled on the Forbidden City in Beijing), the Forbidden Purple City, the Perfume River and the Imperial Tombs.