Many of the bustling towns and cities in this corner of Southeast Asia delight visitors with a combination of Chinese temples, skyscrapers and French-colonial houses.
Holidays to Vietnam cities mean seeing designer boutiques beside crazy marketplaces and stylish restaurants next to stalls selling tasty street food. Main roads heave with mopeds and bicycles.
The pace of life is hectic in Vietnam's largest city Ho Chi Minh, or Saigon, home of both contemporary and historical culture. A more relaxed air pervades the coastal cities, such as the distinctly laid back Hoi An, which is home to delightful 18th century Japanese and Chinese architecture.
In the south, the popular beaches allow you to take some time out for relaxation on your Vietnam holiday. Enjoy tranquil moments on the private beachfronts at the secluded luxury hotels or at the livelier beach resorts.