Travel March 7, 2020
Amazing Pictures Of Vietnam That Will Make You Want To Visit.
Vietnam is one of my favourite countries I’ve visited so far. I loved the culture, people and found the cities (that I visited) incredibly photogenic! In this picture based post you will find various images of the places I’ve visited, which for me was almost a first taste of the country. I visited Hanoi, then headed up to Sapa and finished in Hoi An. This trip made me fall in love with the country and I’m itching to go back, as there are still heaps of places I haven’t visited yet, such as Ha Long Bay and Ho Chi Minh City. So if you’d like to see some of my pictures, get some inspiration and see what Vietnam is like, then keep scrolling to see some of my favourite pictures and read a little bit about them.
There are lots of attractions in Hanoi from museums, temples, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum seen below. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is probably the most important structure in the country and is where the remains of leader Ho Chi Minh are.
A beautiful and highly colourful building, The Temple of Literature is a must visit and great to photograph.
The Tran Quoc Pagoda was built in the 6th century and you can visit inside or just enjoy the view and take photographs as I did. I would have gone in but unfortunately I felt I wasn’t dressed respectfully enough.
The Hoan Kiem Lake is very beautiful and great to photograph at night. You’ll find a red bridge crossing it to a small island and the Ngoc Son Temple. The lake is also great to walk around at night, and when I was there, there was a wonderful atmosphere, with people playing music, kids playing games and it was just really pleasant.
Mosaic along Yen Phụ
Along Yên Phụ (street) is the worlds longest mosaic stretching for almost 4000 meters and is now in the Guinness World Records. It’s pretty cool to see, but wasn’t that easy to find a safe spot for photographs.
All the food and drink is incredible in Vietnam, with the Bun Cha dish seen below is one of my favourite dishes I’ve ever had.
Many of the dishes I had were full of vegetables and I expect the ingredients are probably purchased from local markets such as below.
Sapa is a rural destination north of Hanoi and to get there you’d take a bus or train. You would then need to get some local buses/taxis to get to the villages and rice fields such as in the picture below. You can also stay in the local villages and when I visited I stayed in Tavan Ecologic Home stay which was great and the view below from in front of my room.
A popular thing to do in Sapa is to go on a hiking tour, where a local guide will show you around and tell you more about the destination. You can often book these through your hotel.