10 Most Instagrammable Places in Vietnam

Last updated on October 8th, 2019 at 05:35 pm

There are a lot of things that one can learn about Vietnam and its culture and traditions, since their culture is a multiplex adaptation of Chinese, Japanese, Russia, and American colonial influences. Another interesting thing about Vietnam is that they have a lot of great food to offer. Vietnamese are proud of their cuisine and they make sure that you get to taste the best of it. They have particular flavors which make their dishes completely unique. Today we will tell you our favorite instagrammable places in Vietnam. Vietnam is also popular for its beaches, rivers, Buddhist pagodas and bustling cities. And Vietnam’s landscapes are really something, for they are unique and picturesque landscapes that can suffice the needs of any world travelers. For more information read our Vietnam travel guide.

Read here off the beaten path experiences in Hanoi!

How to get to Vietnam

You will need a passport with at least six months validity to enter Vietnam. You will find cheap flights to Vietnam through Skyscanner. Including Vietnam Airlines, Korean Air, Air Asia, without having to enter specific dates or even destinations, making it the best place to find cheap flights for your trip.

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Visa in Vietnam

The vast majority of foreigners who visit Vietnam enter on a tourist visa. This visa must be issued before arrival and the visa should valid for 30 days. You may apply and fill out forms online for your E-Visa online. And it won’t be a hassle to apply and it will just cost you $25.

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Best time to visit Vietnam

You should consider the country’s tropical monsoon climate. The best time to visit Vietnam is during spring around February to April where temperatures are more moderate and pleasant. And also on autumn, around August to October where rainfall is lighter.

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Instagrammable places in Vietnam

1. Sapa

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Sapa is a lovely mountain station town in Lao Cai Province near the Chinese border. You will find here the Hoang Lien Son range of mountains, which includes Fan Si Pan which happens to be the country’s highest peak! And tourists are attracted by the highland tribes, iconic rice fields, breathtaking landscapes, water falls, and forest treks. You can also trek in Sapa and you will be guided through the many villages to be engaged with some authentic cultural experiences. The whole area around in Sapa is simply blessed with astonishing natural beauty, be prepared to be in awe!

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2. Halong Bay

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Halong Bay is very popular for its beauty and mysterious allure so it’s no doubt why it is considered one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World! There are thousands of limestone islands and some of these formations are more than 20 million years old! Fascinating, right? And most of the islands’ names are depending on their appearances and shapes. They are also offering a lot of activities from fishing, cruising, kayaking, snorkeling, and many more so it would be the best if you will stay overnight to experience more adventures and appreciate its beauty!

3. Nha Trang Beach

Instagrammable Places in Vietnam, Nha Trang Beach Nha Trang is very popular for its beaches and water sports like scuba diving. It offers white lovely clean beaches, clear waters with rich marine life and thriving reefs. Waves are pretty strong so it’ll be good for surfing. It also provides numerous of sightseeing and recreational activities that you will really enjoy during your stay.

4. Hoi An Night Market

Instagrammable Places in Vietnam, Hoi An night market This is a must-instagrammable places in Vietnam Hoi An at night where you can get a completely different view from the day time. All these beautiful lanterns are everywhere and they are extremely pretty which add spectacular ambiance to the market. There are also lots of vendors selling a variety of local snacks, clothing, jewelry, and accessories.  They also have food stalls and restaurants in the area which offer a great multiple of food choices. You can also ride a bicycle and wander around Hoi An and learn more about their city while witnessing its rawness especially at night.

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5. Mekong Delta

Instagrammable Places in Vietnam, Mekong Delta
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Mekong Delta is one of the world’s great waterways and a variety of greens. It is known for its wide maze of rivers, swamps and islands. Markets float upon the countless rivers and a vast number of people are depended on the Mekong because it’s their primary source of income. From fishing to agriculture, and that makes the floating markets merely became a tourist spot. You could take your time to observe and witness what life is like for those who live there and how they manage their businesses, how they eat, drink, sleep, and live life on boats.

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6. Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi

Instagrammable Places in Vietnam, Hoan Kiem Lake
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If you want to get away from the noise and the bustling city, Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi will be the best place for you since it is peaceful and quite there. The lake is considered the center of Hanoi. And in the middle of the lake is a small island with a small stone pagoda that’s called Ngoc Son Temple. Hoan Kiem Lake is simply scenic with glassy waters at night that has reflections of city lights which makes it a beautiful picturesque just like a real painting! It is really a must-see when you visit Hanoi.

7. Sand Dunes in Mui Me

Instagrammable Places in Vietnam, Sand Dunes in Mui Nue
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The Sand Dunes of Mui Ne has two sets of giant sand dunes which is something you shouldn’t miss to visit, because you will have a taste of the desert here and you’ll have the perfect opportunity for landscape photography! This sandy paradise is located in Mui Ne, which is just four hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. The White Dunes are by far the larger dunes and is most popular attraction and you should visit here for the sunrise so you could have the complete experience. There are quite a few small stands selling food and drinks to visitors within the area so you should bring your own snacks and drinks especially if you’re going with your kids. While the Red Sand Dunes are smaller between the two and is founded directly next to the main coastal road running out of Mui Ne. These dunes has a color of rusty red and brown. And it gets quite busy and crowded at late hours but be patient and will still find a perfect spot where you can watch the beautiful sunset over the rolling red hills.

8. Cu Chi Tunnels

Instagrammable Places in Vietnam, Cu Chi tunnels
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Cu Chi Tunnel is an interesting tourist attraction. It is located on the border of Ho Chin Minh City which is around 70km from the city. Cu Chi Tunnels is known for its underground tunnels that were built during the war against the French colonialists (1945-1954), used by the Vietcong (Vietnamist Communist) to attack targets. They slept, ate, planned attacks, healed sick people and taught their young in the chambers of Cu Chi tunnels. Some even did their wedding and gave birth there. And they are now giving us a fascinating and interesting glimpse into what life was like during the war.

9.Long Beach, Phu Quoc

Instagrammable Places in Vietnam, Long Beach Phu Quoc
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Long Beach, Phu Quo is the most popular in Kien Giang Province. It offers beachfront resorts, beachfront restaurants, cafés and bars with stunning scenic nature views. There are a lot of water sports activities too such as snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and many more. Travelers are welcomed by the cool breeze coming off of the ocean and the view is magnificent, especially at sunset. You could also enjoy a fresh coconut juice and receive a body massage and enjoy a brink at bars around the beach!

10. My Son

Instagrammable Places in Vietnam, My Son
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Mỹ Sơn is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples in Vietnam, constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. The temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva, known under various local names, the most important of which is Bhadreshvara.

Need Accommodation in Vietnam?

If you’re looking for a cheap place to crash, there are dorm rooms in Vietnam that only go for $10 or less. Another inexpensive lodging option is AirBnB, where you can get rooms for $15-25. Click here to get a $30 USD discount on your first booking when you sign up on AirBnB! Those who want to treat themselves can always book luxury hotel rooms starting at around  €200 per night.

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.