Ideal Places for Backpacking in Vietnam (Part 1)

Nowadays, backpacking has become one of the most popular ways to travel and explore new cultures, especially among younger travelers. Naturally, Vietnam is not an exception – the number of backpackers exploring its landscapes and culture is constantly increasing. But which

In this post, we’re covering the first part of the hottest spots across the country that you should not miss. Read on to find out which places you must include when planning your itinerary.

#1 Hanoi

Perfectly combining the old city spirit with modern vibes, Hanoi is a place that offers a lot to backpackers. You can explore its sights and beauties by bicycle or on foot.

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The best thing about Hanoi when it comes to backpackers is that it gives you a chance to easily continue your journey in more than one direction. And this is owed to the fact that it’s well-connected both with the enchanting mountainous scenery to the north and exotic coastline to the south.

War Museum, the Temple of Literature and Hoan Kiem Lake are only some of the sights you shouldn’t miss in this incredible city.

#2 Sapa

While the bicycle is the first option for backpackers in Hanoi, visiting Sapa without hiring a motorbike would be such a pity! Don’t miss your chance to conquer the well-preserved roads and observe the captivating scenery of the intact countryside.

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When the ride gets you tired, you can enjoy Thac Bac Waterfall, explore local villages (such as Ban Pho) and taste the famous local corn wine. Also, if you’re more adventurous, you can try to conquer Fansipan, the highest peak of Vietnam.

#3 Halong Bay

The area of Halong Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site for a reason. Not only is it an important part of the national legend but it is also the place that even left Ho Chi Minh himself speechless.

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With a large number of picturesque limestone karsts and numerous amazing cruises available, Halong Bay is an endless source of inspiration for backpackers around the world.

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#4 Hue

If you find yourself on a backpacking route from Hanoi to Hoi An, you won’t find a better place for having a quality break. In Hue, you can enjoy numerous cultural, historic, and religious sights, including the awe-inspiring Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda.

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Apart from observing the magnificent architecture, you can also relax, and there’s no more satisfying way of doing so than visiting the mineral hot pools of Phong An and the exquisite beaches of Lang Co.

#5 Hoi An

If you’ve talked to backpackers that visited Hoi An, you’re probably familiar with the fact that this place is especially attractive because of the tailor-made clothes. In addition, there’s a variety of other things you can do in the city: tasting local food, spending time at the peaceful surrounding beaches, visiting the local Lantern market or even making a trip to Cham Islands…

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No matter whether you prefer relaxing walks in the peaceful ambiance of the riverside or want to experience the local nightlife, you will certainly enjoy your backpacker journey in Hoi An.

If you’re interested in getting, even more, recommendations regarding the best places to visit as a backpacker in Vietnam, stay with us. In the blog posts to come, we’ll be covering more amazing places for your new backpacking adventures.

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