Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Guide

Set along the South China Sea on the southeastern edge of the Asian continent, bordering China, Laos, and Cambodia, Vietnam is a country with a rich history and vibrant, fast-developing future. Visit Vietnam and you'll find a land of natural splendors—lush green mountains, a pristine coastline, majestic national parks—along with buzzing cities full of style and design innovators, and fascinating cultural sites offering insight into centuries of tangled leadership. Of course, there's also the cuisine: travel to Vietnam is sure to please the taste buds as much as the mind and soul. Read Travel + Leisure's Vietnam travel guide to learn more about the richness of this region.

Things Not to Miss in Vietnam

Some highlights of Vietnam travel include:

• Visiting the palaces, museums, and old town markets of Hanoi
• Strolling around UNESCO-protected Hoi An, then relaxing on the nearby beaches
• Taking a cruise in Halong Bay, with visits to caves and floating villages

When to Go to Vietnam

Weather in Vietnam can vary wildly from region to region, from snow in the north to over 100-degree temps in the south. Generally, there are two monsoon seasons, between October and March in the northeast and between April and October everywhere but the mountains. Most Vietnam travel guides recommend visiting in April, May or October, or November to February if you will just be in the south.

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