Where is to go Vietnam for backpacker

Halong Bay

#Halong Bay: A UNESCO world heritage sight, often known as the Eighth Wonder of the world and an unmissable stop whilst backpacking Vietnam. Almost everyone who visits Halong Bay does it as part of a pre-arranged package. I’m not normally one for taking the tour option but it is pretty impossible otherwise. The tour’s not too expensive and it was totally worth it, we had a great time and were surrounded by some awesome people.

It’s essential to prebook your trip to Halong Bay; we booked a two day, two night tour from our stay at the Central Hanoi Backpackers Hostel .Whilst exploring Halong Bay we stayed on A cool ‘Junk Boat ‘ one night and in beach huts the other. Being part of a prepackaged tour meant all our food, transport and everything else was included, making it a hassle free adventure. Once the tour is over you can either stay on Cat Ba island and check out the rock climbing scene or head back to Hanoi for a night before travelling South.

Ha Long Bay


Hue Citadel

#Hue : A beautiful small town offering a great break in the journey from Hanoi to Hoi An for backpacker . Check into the Hue Citadel Backpacker Homestay and meet the family for local recommendations. One of Vietnams most royal cities, Hue is littered with impressive historic sights; delighting the inner nerd in us all! Check out the impressive Citadel on the other side of the perfume river. This impressive piece of history is made up of four separate citadel’s and will take a full day to explore, you can hire a bike to get around! There is a ton of things to do in Hue and you could easily spend weeks here.

Check out the Thien Mu Pagoda ; standing at 21 metres high and decorated withv mind-blowing architecture this pagoda is a pretty spectacular eyeful. If rest and relaxation is what you are after the beaches of Lang Co and the mineral hot pools of Phong An are just a short distance away.

Hoi An

#Hoi An : This is THE place to get tailor made clothes whilst backpacking Vietnam.There are loads of things to do in Hoi An but most backpackers come here to get a suit made. Clothes tend to take at least three days to make so you want to get measured as soon as possible… So first stop? Find a tailor! I recommend Mr XE II – possibly the best tailor for backpacker in Hoi An

Check into the Green Field Hotel , our triple room was only $19 and we had an awesome pool and free cocktails! Spend a few days exploring the local area by moped. Up from the Green Field Hotel is a really cool place to eat pizza and play cards. The owner is very friendly and his small restaurant is just past a barbers. Look to get back into the city? Da Nang is a great day trip, only a forty minute drive from Hue; the sandy beaches, caves and buddhist shrines among many other activities make for the perfect day out to backpacker.

Hoi An with board

Source : The Broke Backpacker