Our followers share their top tips for visiting Vietnam

vietnam travel tips

We asked and you delivered.

Vietnam is near the top of our destination wish list this year, and when we put the call-out on our Instagram page for your tips, we were swamped with amazing and insightful replies. 

It’s always great to hear from our community of like-minded travellers. It makes all the difference when you’re planning a trip to hear first-hand advice from those who have been there already.

Here are just a few of the best tips from our well-travelled followers:


I have been twice and I would say don’t miss taking an over night stay on a junk in Ha Long Bay . North Vietnam. I believe it’s very popular now and much more commercial from when I went . A lot more boats . Such a beautiful and interesting country . I love Asia.💞


Choose your junk carefully. You don’t want to be stuck with a view overnight looking at 50 other boats.
Hoi An also a must, wonderful area to cruise by bicycle out into the fields. Stay away from the tourist squash at night on the river.
Hanoi – book a walking food tour, fantastic introduction to eating on the street and not being put off by eating in the gutter. Best advice for Hanoi – he who hesitates is lost, walk out into the oncoming traffic with confidence. I kid you not, if you hesitate it doesn’t work. Good luck enjoy have fun, happy Trails.


The most incredible country, wonderful people, amazing food. Saigon food tours a must. On the back of motorbikes in peak hour traffic. Such a thrill. Hoi an a must, especially to have clothes made. Hue for the temples and Hanoi’s old quarter. Wish I could join you.


Go and have an egg coffee or Vietnamese coffee at Train street in Hanoi. A must to see the train go through there.

  • If you have any more great travel tips for Vietnam, we’d love to hear from you. Just drop us a note to editor@50sowhat.com.au, or leave a reply in the comments section below.


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