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25 Inspiring Photos to Make You Visit Vietnam at Least Once in Your Lifetime

Son Doong Cave | Courtesy of Oxalis Adventure Tours
Son Doong Cave | Courtesy of Oxalis Adventure Tours
The truth is, Vietnam deserves a fairer look into its beauty than just a trip to Ha Long Bay, a bowl of noodle soup and a cup of coffee. The landscapes are majestic, the history and culture are fascinatingly rich, and the people are amazingly friendly. Whether you are a gourmand, a history addict, a mountain hiker, a trek lover or a leisure traveler, the country certainly has immense options for experience seekers—take a look at 25 stunning photos to get a dose of inspiration before traveling to Vietnam.
Lan Ha Bay, a hidden gem and alternative to Ha Long bay Kenznguyen / Pixabay
Rice terraces in Mu Cang Chai © Nguyen Anh Tuan/Flickr
Moc Chau, a rural district in the Northwest region of Vietnam © Ngoc Vu/Flickr
Sunset in Phu Quoc Island © Lenny K Photography/Flickr
Hoi An Ancient Town © Khánh Hmoong/Flickr
Morning in Bac Son Valley, north of Vietnam © Hoang Giang Hai/Flickr
Vietnam's mountain view tpsdave / Pixabay
Hoan Kiem Lake in central Hanoi © Khánh Hmoong/Flickr
Co Thach Beach is home to a majestic landscape with colourful rocks covered in moss © Lê Anh Khoa/Flickr
Vietnam's mountain pass Robert_z_Ziemi / Pixabay
Tam Coc Rice Valley in Ninh Binh © Hoang Giang Hai/Flickr
H'Mong King Palace in Dong Van stone plateau © Khánh Hmoong/Flickr
Fishing boats in Phan Thiet, a coastal port city in southeast Vietnam ©
Life on the railway line in central Hanoi © Esin Üstün/Flickr
Sunset in Mekong delta © Jos Dielis/Flickr
A collage of old apartments in Hanoi © Huong Chi/Flickr
Street food market in Ho Chi Minh City © William Cho / Flickr
Women are weaving fishing nets in Nha Trang, a coastal city in Vietnam © Khánh Hmoong/Flickr
A cluster of electric wires in Ho Chi Minh City © Soreen D/Flickr
The Imperial City of Hue © Chris Hoare/Flickr
Never pho-get this © DeaShoot/Flickr
The Cao Dai's followers © Jean-Pierre Dalbéra/Flickr
Bai Dinh Temple in Ninh Binh © Jean-Paul Navarro/Flickr
Tam Coc © Tuan Mai
Old grocery shop in Hanoi © Khánh Hmoong/Flickr

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