6 Reasons Why You Should Visit Vietnam in 2024

Vietnam is a country known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture, and it’s also becoming an increasingly popular destination for travellers from around the globe.

If you’re planning a getaway this year, here are six reasons why Vietnam should be at the top of your travel list for 2024.

Diverse Landscapes

Vietnam has an array of natural wonders and Vietnam tours allow you to explore the richness of the landscapes on offer. These will take you through tea plantations, past ancient temples and through the bustling streets of the capital, Hanoi.

The Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam is unlike anywhere else in the world – a vast maze of swamps, rivers and islands, the region produces over half of the country’s rice. Explore it by boat with one of the many Mekong Delta cruises and don’t miss the floating markets such as Phong Dien.

Another must-see is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay, with its 1,600 islets and limestone pillars that are best explored by kayak.

Native animals include tigers, elephants, and Asiatic black bears, so wildlife lovers will be in their element in one of Vietnam’s national parks.

Cultural Richness

Vietnam has a rich and complex history that must be seen to be understood. Take a trip to one of its many ancient temples, admire French colonial architecture in Hanoi or wander through one of its bustling markets such as Ben Thanh in Ho Chi Minh City.

Learn more about the darker aspects of the country’s past at the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) or visit the Ethnology Museum Hanoi where you can view artefacts from and find out about Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups.

The fusion of cultures in Vietnam over many centuries has created a rich tapestry of traditions and customs to explore.

Culinary Delights

Vietnamese cuisine is a highlight for many visitors. From street food stalls serving pho and Bánh Mì – the signature Vietnamese sandwich to upscale restaurants with modern twists on traditional dishes, Vietnamese flavours are not to be missed.

Vietnam is also the second largest producer of coffee globally so caffeine lovers will be delighted by the quality and range of coffee available. Enjoy it black, sweet or iced at one of the many coffee shops on Hanoi’s famous coffee street, Trieu Viet Vuong.


Vietnam remains one of the more affordable long-distance travel destinations, offering tourists from across the globe great value for money. From the affordable accommodation on offer to the delicious and reasonably-priced street food and free tourist attractions, even a modest budget for your trip can take you far.

Warm Hospitality

The Vietnamese people are well-known for their warmth and hospitality towards visitors and tourists often speak of the friendly locals who are eager to share their culture and country with guests.

Vietnamese is the official language spoken in the country but many people have English as a second language. You’ll also hear people speaking French and Chinese too. It’s a good idea to learn some basic Vietnamese phrases that you can use during your travels to speak to locals.

Emerging Destinations

While well-established and historic cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are well-known to travellers, Vietnam is full of emerging destinations. Places like Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and the Con Dao Islands offer off-the-beaten-path experiences for those looking to explore beyond the tourist trail, meaning there’s always something new to discover in this fascinating and beautiful country.

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