In case you didn’t already know, Vietnam is a pretty awesome country. After our 7 months backpacking and riding motorbikes around the country it cemented itself as our all-time favourite nation. The people, the food, the beaches and the mountains, everything about this place is simple kick ass! If you don’t believe us, just let our photos convince you that you need to drop everything you are doing and buy a one way plane ticket to Vietnam!
The massive exit of Hang En – the third largest cave in the world. Yea, it’s pretty big.
Vietnam has got the deepest canyon in all of Southeast Asia – Ma Pi Leng.
It’s not just Cambodia that has ancient stone temples – Vietnam has the UNESCO World Heritage Listed My Son near Hoi An. (Read more about the temples.)
Gorgeous lakes are found just about everywhere, such as this one just outside of Mai Chau. (Read more about Mai Chau.)
Even major cities have incredible views. This is overlooking Da Nang from the top of the Marble Mountains. (Read more about Da Nang.)
And who could forget Halong Bay? (Read more about Halong Bay.)
Vietnam has thousands of kilometres of coastline, meaning it is real easy to find a whole beach completely to yourself.
The mountains are big. Real big.
You can take a wrong turn and end up in the middle of nature in a matter of seconds.
Nope, this isn’t the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland. This is Ganh Da Dia in Vietnam. (Read more about this fascinating site.)
The kids are just adorable!
So many waterfalls!
Vietnamese cloud porn!
Delicious fresh fruit can be bought on nearly every street corner.
Those sunsets are to die for!
And when the sun does set, the stars come out to play!
Who could not love the lanterns in Hoi An?
The city parks are filled with music, dancing and laughter.
Centuries old fishing techniques are still in use today.
Yep, the beaches are still awesome!
Even the bridges are beautiful!
Ninh Binh – It’s like Halong Bay, but with rice fields!
There are so many interesting cultural traditions, such as the burning of incense and offerings for deceased ancestors.
There is no limit to what you can fit on a vehicle!
Vietnam has Hang Son Doong – the world’s biggest cave. It doesn’t get much more awesome than that! (Read more about Phong Nha.)
And even the small caves are beautiful.
Even in a bustling city like Hanoi, you can find tranquil spots to fall in love with the place even more.
Rice fields and mountains. So good!
This isn’t the Sahara Desert – this is the sand dunes outside of Mui Ne in Southern Vietnam. Pretty damn cool.
Limestone mountains that resemble beehives near Ha Giang.
This is what the Northern-most point of Vietnam looks like. Impressive, huh?
The famous Hai Van Pass. Too lovely!
There are lots of places to hang a hammock and read a good book. (Read more about the Wild Boar Eco Farm.)
Vietnam is home to 54 ethnic minority groups.
The Vietnamese people are amongst the kindest and welcoming you will find anywhere in the world.
So what are you waiting for? Go buy that plane ticket and come to Vietnam!
Hey! We are Alesha and Jarryd, the award winning writers and photographers behind this blog, and we have been travelling the world together since 2008. Adventure travel is our passion, and through our stories and images we promote exciting off-the-beaten-path destinations and fascinating cultures as we go. Follow our journey in real time on Facebook
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