7 reasons why you should visit Vietnam

If you haven’t been to Vietnam, you should definitely add it to your bucket list! This traveller’s paradise has got so much to offer, you’ll struggle to fit everything in! Think ancient historical sites, awe-inspiring scenery, and some of the tastiest cuisine you’ll ever try. Interested yet? You should be! Here are our top 7 reasons to visit Vietnam… 

1. The FOOD

Any foodies out there? Good – this one’s for you. Vietnam is a haven for food-lovers from all over the world! On every street corner, you’re greeted with a tantalising array of delicious smells. From bubbling bowls of Pho, to freshly baked Banh Mi (tasty baguette sandwiches) and sizzling Bun Cha – barbecued pork patties served with rice noodles. Yum.


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베트남친구가 알려준 베트남쌀국수 먹는법!!

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2. Hoi An: the lantern city

FACT: Anyone who’s been to Vietnam will recommend Hoi An. With its well-preserved ancient city, cut through with canals and a diverse range of architecture including ornate French colonial buildings and old Chinese wooden shophouses – there’s plenty to be seen. But the main reason people flock there is the magical lantern festivals that take place every month. During these festivals, Hoi An really comes to life and even though you’re surrounded by tourists, it still feels like an enchanted city.


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Lanterns 🤩#hoian #street #photography #vietnam

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3. The history

Vietnam has a long and fascinating history, and if you’re a culture vulture, you’ll be glad to know that there are tons of incredible museums and historic sites to explore, mainly in Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) and Hanoi. There’s the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels, amongst many others.


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4. It’s cheap

If you’re travelling on a tight budget, Vietnam (as well as the rest of Southeast Asia) is a great place to visit. Accommodation in a decent hostel will only cost you between £2-£6 per night, a meal at a standard restaurant is around £1.50-£2.50 and public transport is dirt cheap. If you decide to teach English in Vietnam, the average wage is £1,000+ so you’ll be able to live very comfortably and save for your travels, too!

5. The landscapes

From the tropical islands of Halong Bay to the rice paddies of Hoang Su Phi to the sand dunes of Mui Ne, Vietnam is home to some of the most beautiful and most varied landscapes in the world. If you venture outside of the bustling cities, you’ll soon see what we’re talking about.

6. The culture

The Vietnamese are some of the friendliest people you’ll come across and it’s only polite to observe their cultural norms while you’re visiting. For example, within society, there’s a hierarchy based on age, so the oldest person in the group should be served or greeted first. There are also some fun cultural traditions that you can take part in, like Tet – the Vietnamese New Year celebration that happens in February each year.

7. The coffee

Once you’ve tried Vietnamese coffee, you’ll never go back! The general recipe consists of some strong, delicious espresso, a decent helping of condensed milk, and some sugar syrup over a generous amount of ice. It’s dreamy. Coffee-lovers, prepare to never drink a coffee in the same way again!


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(ENG⬇️) Kawa po wietnamsku – nasza nowa miłość ❤️☕ Musimy Wam się do czegoś przyznać. Jesteśmy uzależnieni- od mocnego, tradycyjnie zaparzonego espresso, podawanego z kondensowanym mlekiem i dużą (za dużą) ilością lodu. Gęsty i słodki nektar bogów! Odkąd przyjechaliśmy do Wietnamu nie możemy się opamiętać! Pijemy ją parę razy dziennie, ale dopiero dzisiaj w jednej z kawiarenek zobaczyliśmy cały proces powstawania naszego eliksiru mocy. Najpierw parzy się kawę w blaszanych dzbanuszkach przelewowych, gdzie następnie miesza się esencję z mlekiem kondensowanym (kto pamięta mleko w fioletowych tubkach z dzieciństwa?) Tak przygotowaną miksturę wylewa się na lód w szklance i można pić! Porcyjka jest niestety tak mała, że znika od razu😢 trzeba brać następną 😅 ❓A Wy gdzie piliście najlepszą kawę? ___________________ 🇬🇧 We must admit to something. We’re addicted. From a strong, traditionally brewed espresso, served with condensed milk and a large (too large) amount of ice. Vietnamese coffee- the thick and sweet nectar of the gods! ❤️☕ #vietnamtrip #bentre #mekongdelta #vietnamesecoffee #vietnamcoffeeshop #vietnamgirl #asiaculture #asiatrip #polacywpodróży #travelfoodie #travelcoffee #blogpodrozniczy #kawa #icecoffee #polacywazji #travelujeipróbuje #igvietnam #travelgram #wpodróży #nowesmaki #orientujemysię

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Good luck and happy TEFLing – Let us know how you get on!

I have been traveling and teaching ESL abroad ever since I graduated university. This life choice has taken me around the world and allowed me to experience cultures and meet people that I did not know existed.

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