A pictorial of vibrant Vietnam highlights from two weeks of exploring a country filled with exquisite colour, amazing food, lush landscapes and welcoming people. From the glazed tiles of Hue’s Imperial City and the spiraling incense of Hoi An’s Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, to the tropical fruit and flowers of the Mekong Delta – here are some highlights of Vietnam you shouldn’t miss.
Colourful moments from the Ho Chi Minh Presidential Palace Historical Site, North Vietnam’s unique Water Puppet Theatre, the intriguing Temple of Literature and life in Hanoi’s old quarter.
Exquisite details of paint, tile, pottery and sculpture at the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda and Tu Duc Tomb, along with handicrafts in and around Hue.
Hoi An, also known as Lantern City, shows the diversity of Vietnam’s colonial powers past in its old quarter streets that include French colonials, a Japanese Bridge and the Chinese Phuc Kien Assemble Hall.
Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon)
HCMC is a more westernised city with grand French colonial architectural highlights such as the Central Post Office and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Ben Thanh Market is the place to shop for local handicrafts, food and souvenirs.
A return to rural Vietnam in the delta of the mighty Mekong River with bountiful tropical fruits, fascinating flora, traditional loom-woven textiles, a whimsical temple and a colourful French colonial home.
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