Vietnam Travel10 Places to Backpack in Vietnam

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There are plenty of reasons to backpack in Vietnam. From the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the stunning Halong Bay, there are plenty of sights and attractions to explore. Here are 10 of the best!

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1. Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It’s a bustling metropolis with a mix of French colonial architecture and Vietnamese traditions. There’s plenty to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City, from visiting the War Remnants Museum to exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels.

2. Halong Bay

Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. The bay is dotted with thousands of limestone islands, making for a stunning scenery. There are plenty of activities to do in Halong Bay, from kayaking and swimming to exploring caves and going on boat tours.

3. Hanoi

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and it’s a city with a long history. There are plenty of historical sights to see in Hanoi, such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the One Pillar Pagoda. Hanoi is also home to a lively nightlife scene and some great restaurants.

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4. Sapa

Sapa is a small town in the mountains of northern Vietnam. It’s home to some of the most stunning scenery in the country, with rice terraces, waterfalls, and mountains. There are also plenty of trekking opportunities in and around Sapa.

5. Ninh Binh

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Ninh Binh is a province in northern Vietnam, known for its beautiful scenery. The province is home to the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ninh Binh is also a great place for hiking and biking, with plenty of trails to explore.

6. Hue

Hue was the capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty and it’s a city with a long and rich history. The Hue Citadel is a must-see, as well as the tombs of the emperors. Hue is also known for its cuisine, with plenty of great restaurants to try.

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7. Da Nang

Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam. It’s known for its beaches, such as My Khe Beach, and its temples, such as the Marble Mountains. Da Nang is also a great base for exploring the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hue and Hoi An.

8. Hoi An

Hoi An is an ancient town in central Vietnam that’s been well-preserved. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s known for its beautiful architecture, traditional shops, and lantern-lit streets. Hoi An is also a great place to try some of Vietnam’s best food.

9. Nha Trang

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Nha Trang is a coastal city in southern Vietnam that’s known for its beaches and diving. There are plenty of big resorts and hotels in Nha Trang, as well as smaller guesthouses and hostels. Nha Trang is also a great place to try some of Vietnam’s best seafood.

10. Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is an island off the coast of southern Vietnam. It’s a popular destination for its beaches, such as Sao Beach, and its resorts. Phu Quoc is also a great place to go snorkeling and diving, with plenty of reefs and shipwrecks to explore.

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There are plenty of reasons to backpack in Vietnam, from the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City to the stunning Halong Bay. With its mix of French colonial architecture and Vietnamese traditions, Ho Chi Minh City is a must-see for any traveler. And don’t forget about Halong Bay, one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam. The bay is dotted with thousands of limestone islands, making for a stunning scenery. There are plenty of activities to do in Halong Bay, from kayaking and swimming to exploring caves and going on boat tours. If you’re looking for some great hiking trails, check out Sapa or Ninh Binh. And don’t forget about Hue, a city with a long history that’s home to some amazing historical sights. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Vietnam today!

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HushWhisper131
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HushWhisper131

Check out the awesome spots for backpacking in Vietnam! From the stunning Halong Bay to the historical richness of Hanoi, each place offers something unique. My personal favorite is exploring Ho Chi Minh City for its vibrant streets and delicious street food. And don’t forget to go off the beaten path to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park for some thrilling cave exploration and jungle trekking adventures.

VpopLover
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VpopLover

Vietnam’s backpacking spots are diverse and thrilling! Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is a must for nature enthusiasts, and Ho Chi Minh City offers lively urban adventures.

HueHeritage
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HueHeritage

These places in Vietnam appear to be intriguing gems for adventurous backpackers. Have you thought about exploring them?

BuonMaThuotBadass
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I’ve always been enchanted by the diverse and captivating destinations that Vietnam has to offer for backpackers. From the vibrant streets of Ho Chi Minh City, with its unique blend of colonial architecture and rich Vietnamese culture, to the awe-inspiring limestone islands of Halong Bay, there’s no shortage of adventure and beauty to be discovered. The historical attractions of Hanoi, such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and the breathtaking landscapes and trekking opportunities in Sapa and Ninh Binh province only add to the allure. Vietnam truly has something for every backpacker seeking a memorable experience.

BiN22
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BiN22

ang is a coastal city in central Vietnam that is perfect for beach lovers. It has a vibrant nightlife and is known for its seafood.

7. Nha Trang is another coastal city that is popular among tourists. It has a beautiful beach and is known for its water sports.

8. Mekong Delta is a region in southern Vietnam that is known for its lush greenery and floating markets. It is a unique experience that should not be missed.

9. Phu Quoc is a beautiful island off the coast of Cambodia that is part of Vietnam. It has stunning beaches and is perfect for those who want to relax and unwind.

10. Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It is a bustling metropolis that is known for its street food and historical landmarks.

BlizzardVelvet87
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BlizzardVelvet87

Vietnam is definitely a must-visit destination for any backpacker, with its diverse landscapes, delicious cuisine, and friendly locals who are always happy to share their culture with visitors.

Interesting fact: Vietnam is the world’s largest exporter of cashew nuts!

Starlight32
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@BlizzardVelvet87 Oh wow, Vietnam is the world’s largest exporter of cashew nuts? Well, forget about the stunning landscapes and delicious cuisine, I’m heading there right away to stock up on cashews!

RinieTran
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RinieTran

Backpacking in Vietnam seems like a dream come true, with so many unique and breathtaking destinations to explore, it’s no wonder it’s become a popular destination for adventurers.

NeonVibes
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Vietnam is a backpacker’s paradise, with so many beautiful destinations to explore. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the tranquil waters of Ha Long Bay, there’s something for everyone. I personally can’t wait to visit Sapa and take in the breathtaking views of the northern mountains. And of course, a trip to Vietnam wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the charming town of Hoi An, with its lantern-lit streets and ancient buildings.

ConicalHatCrew
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I can’t wait to pack my backpack and visit all these amazing places in Vietnam, while trying out all the delicious street food and making sure to respect the local cultures along the way!

Umph
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Umph

I had the opportunity to travel to Vietnam and these 10 places listed in this article are a must-see! From the hustle and bustle of Saigon to the tranquil beauty of Ninh Binh, I was able to see a wide range of landscapes and experience the true culture of the country. The best part of it all was the friendly and welcoming locals who were always willing to help me out. Overall, this article does a great job in highlighting some of the best places to visit in Vietnam.

SaigonSoul
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I’m so jealous of anyone that gets to travel to Vietnam! Its stunning landscapes and cities make it the perfect destination for an unforgettable adventure. There’s so much to explore, from the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City to the peaceful Mekong Delta and everything in between.

BanhMiBuddy
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I’m not much of a traveler myself, but I’ve heard that Vietnam is a great destination for backpackers. I’m sure there are a lot of places to see and things to do.

WeiWei777
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What are some of the most popular backpackers destinations in Vietnam?

compasstraveler
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compasstraveler

Pack your bags and get ready for an adventure – Vietnam is calling!

VINAMI
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I am not a fan of backpacking but I admire those you enjoy it. I would much rather take a taxi and enjoy the places around me without going a far distance when I am in another country lol

douknowhat
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These are great suggestions for various reasons. I think backpacking in Vietnam is such an amazing experience. I have only done it once and it was a short trip but I still really liked it a lot!

TBH23
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I think backpacking in Vietnam anyway really is a good spot! That being said, you need to mind the weather and be prepared if you do during the high seasons with the bugs and what not. You do not want to get bit up or anything. 

kikobeep
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@tbh23 Do you mean anywhere? Yeah, I think you are right. And the weather really makes a difference too. Like you don’t want to go to an area that gets a lot of high heat and humidity and expect to have a good time backpacking. 

NhonQueen
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@TBH23

I would definitely recommend backpacking in Vietnam! Just be sure to mind the weather and be prepared for the high seasons with bugs and what not. You don’t want to get bitten up or anything.

VpopFrenzy
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@TBH23 Backpacking in Vietnam indeed offers an incredible experience. However, it’s crucial to take precautions during the high seasons to avoid getting bitten by insects and other potential hazards. Proper preparation will ensure a safe and unforgettable journey.

vpoplover175
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vpoplover175

Exploring Vietnam while backpacking is an absolute blast, I tell ya! But y’know, it’s important to stay on top of things and take precautions during those busy seasons. Gotta watch out for them insects and other potential hazards, no doubt about it. Proper preparation is key to ensuring a safe and unforgettable journey, my friend! Speaking of which, have you ever experienced any unexpected adventures while backpacking? It’s always interesting to hear about others’ journeys!

LeShin
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LeShin

This is an amazing list! I’ve been to Vietnam, and I have to say, it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

I would definitely visit Hue, Da Nang, and Quang Binh Province as some must-visit spots for backpackers.

The culture there is so rich, and it’s amazing to see how much the Vietnamese people have preserved their traditions.

thirdstrikeIII
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Halong Bay is probably the one I would recommend the most. The islands and scenery is just perfect. If you enjoy taking pictures, this is especially a good place the backpack through. So much to see and the nature of this area is beautiful. 

CycloRider
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CycloRider

Halong Bay is definitely a captivating destination when backpacking in Vietnam! The islands and scenery there are awe-inspiring, making it a paradise for photographers like you. I’d also recommend checking out Sapa, with its breathtaking rice terraces and vibrant ethnic hill tribe villages. It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the rich cultural diversity of Vietnam. Enjoy your backpacking adventure and have a blast capturing the splendor of these remarkable places! By the way, if you want any more recommendations or tips, feel free to ask!

1988TQ
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Oh yeah, Halong Bay is definitely a badass spot in Vietnam! The islands and scenery are freaking awesome, perfect for capturing epic photos. Have you been there before or are you planning to visit soon?

Hanbin_Fan
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I’m excited to explore Vietnam’s diverse culture! Got any tips for capturing the best moments? 😊