VIETNAM – the highlights in three weeks

It is absolutely possible to see the highlights of Vietnam even if you can spend only two or three weeks in this fascinating country.

Three street vendors in Hoi An
Friendly fruit vendors in Hội An, on of my trip’s highlights.

Yes, there is so much fascinating culture and rich yet tragic history. There are bustling metropoles, rolling hills, endless beaches, and mesmerizing bays. Finally, Vietnam is really safe and easy to explore – even for a solo-travelling female.

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From Saigon to HO CHI MINH CITY – a Guide to Vietnam’s Largest Metropole and Three Day Trips

For many visitors, gates to Vietnam open at Ho Chi Minh City – a metropolis formerly known as Saigon.

Ho Chi Minh Statue in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Hồ Chí Minh – Uncle Hồ – greeting his people and a couple of tourists from a pedestal in front of the old town hall.

This megacity in the southern, tropical part of Vietnam has about 8.5 million inhabitants – and 7.4 million motorbikes.

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The Sea And Sand of MUI NE

Mui Ne – this fishing village a bit over 200 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City stands for sea and sand. And talking ’bout sand, I’m not referring to just a dreamy beach but to amazing sand dunes on the outskirts of Mui Ne.

Breakfast vendors on the red dunes of Mui Ne, a place famous for sea and sand
Breakfast vendors on the red dunes.

Whether you prefer them in yellow or in red – you need to get up at the break of the day to enjoy them most.

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DA LAT – the cool ‘n’ colonial escape

To this day, Da Lat, a former colonial town in Vietnam’s cool highlands, is a popular weekend and even honeymoon destination for locals.

Coffee farm with a view.

International visitors join the Vietnamese honeymooners to enjoy the region’s rolling hills covered by lush vegetation.

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