First up, you have unmatched scenic beauty, like sailing through the limestone towers in Ha Long Bay, drifting along the Mekong Delta and the seemingly endless view of rice terraces in Sa Pa. Lit by lanterns, the glowing city of Hoi An alone draws thousands of tourists each year.
Then you have the incredible culinary scene, which gives you the opportunity to sample world-famous Vietnamese dishes first hand, pho, bun cha, banh mi and the essential iced coffee.
Finally, there’s its intense history. You’ll find disturbing reminders of devastating wartime atrocities throughout the many museums and sights in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Vietnam is not a place you forget quickly. It gets under your skin and keeps you coming back for more.