Its 2020, and yes we are living in the moment most of the time, but through a good lens is where it's at too! Everyone is a photographer these days with the latest iPhone or the equivalent taking unreal pictures. Equipment or not, this short list sums up Vietnam's spots that you have got to visit, to take that perfect holiday snap. Maybe even throw it up on your social media account?
1. Sa Pa
Sa Pa, in the Hoang Lien Mountains in North-western Vietnam, will blow you away. 350 kilometers from Hanoi, this town is worth a visit and many photographs that will up the anti of your album are waiting to be taken.
Eating the local Pho from market stalls; interacting with members from the 5 tribes of the area around town dressed in their traditional attire; touring their villages and learning about the local and relatively unchanged way of life; purchasing stunning bright traditional fabric and climbing the country’s highest peak here for breath taking views- are all definitely on the cards for you.
2. Ha Long Bay
This well known UNESCO World Heritage site made up of 1,600 limestone islands and inlets awaits you. These azure and jade waters, best visited between March and May or September to November, are the place to be.
Experience the best of Ha Long Bay via traditional Junk Chinese boats on a cruise length of your choice, an overnight one highly recommended. Preferably avoid the cheapest options as you will definitely know you have done so- but don’t even go for the most expensive one either, as mid-range trumps these in atmosphere. Kayaking and cave exploring is a must on one of these trips.
3. Phu Quoc
Island life is what we are about! Over half of this island is national park thus remains pristine. For top class beaches you don’t get much better, and for views too. This is the perfect spot to chill out like never before, sink in to your spot on the beach and take it all in. Throw in a couple of photos while you’re at it!
And if you feel like activities, it doesn’t fall short of them either. Hike to and explore the Suoi Tranh Waterfall, soak in the natural pools en route, watch insane sunsets at Long Beach and enjoy time on one of the best beaches out there- Mui Ganh Dau Beach.