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18 Most Beautiful Vietnam Photos to Inspire A Trip to Vietnam

18 Most Beautiful Vietnam Photos to Inspire A Trip to Vietnam

Vietnam is picture-perfect, so it was a hard task to choose which Vietnam photos from my two-week trip around Northern and Central Vietnam to include in this post. I hope the Vietnam photos I have shared will inspire you to consider a trip to Vietnam and help you understand why this magical country holds such a special place in my heart.

If you have ever been unsure of whether Vietnam is right for you, then I hope these incredible photos will clear up any misconceptions you may have had and encourage you to venture that little bit further to experience the magic of Vietnam for yourself.

Are you ready to discover the astounding beauty of Vietnam? From the rolling countryside to the chaotic cities and from Vietnam’s ancient landmarks to its beautiful beaches. Vietnam is a country of contrast and needs to be on every traveller’s bucket list.

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Updated February 2022

These incredible Vietnam photos were taken at these destinations:

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Lap An Lagoon – Hai Van Pass – Marble Mountains – Hoi An – Da Nang

Beautiful Images of Hanoi – Paris of the East

Noisy, chaotic and totally loveable. Hanoi is an assault on the senses giving you a taste of real life in Vietnam’s capital city. With French colonial influences, the Paris of the East bursts with architectural gems.

Wander the streets and explore Vietnam through the centuries at landmarks like the ancient Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university.

Being in Hanoi is like stepping back to another time in history and then arriving back in the 21st century and finding great coffee shops and fantastic Asian street art.

Vietnam Photo of the Temple of Literature in Hanoi
Photo of a flower seller in Vietnam

Hanoi Tours 

 

Incredible Images of Halong Bay

Don’t miss the incredible scenery of the Unesco World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s most famous natural attractions.

A cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and mustn’t be missed. You will get to take some incredible photos of fishing villages, limestone monoliths, and sea caves scattered around the waters.

Cruising from Halong Bay to Bai Tu Long Bay is one of the best things to experience in Vietnam and is featured in my two-week Vietnam travel itinerary.

Vietnam Photo taken from shore of a cruise boat in Halong Bay
two people with Vietnamese hats on in Bai Tu Long Bay
Photo of Halong Bay Sunset In Vietnam

Halong Bay Tours 

 

Inspiring Photos of Hue

The Imperial City of Hue is a UNESCO world heritage site and comprises the Nguyen Dynasty’s ancient citadel. Explore the expanse of grounds and see temples, pagodas, lakes, shrines and numerous decorative gateways.

If you are interested in Vietnam’s history, then Hue should definitely feature on your trip itinerary. Imperial tombs dedicated to royal kings are sited along the Perfume River and are spectacular to see. Book on a guided day tour of the tombs or wander around them on your own.

Photos
 of an ancient trishaw in Hue Vietnam
Vietnam photos of 
Stone statues in the Royal tombs in Hue
Vietnam photos of Red and Yellow Temple in the Imperial City of Hue

Hue Tours

 

Best Photos of Lap An Lagoon

The Lap An Lagoon is a traditional oyster fishing village with the most ethereal blue water you will ever see. With its setting against the mountains’ backdrop, it was a great place to take some incredible photos on a stop during the journey from Hue to Hoi An.

Vietnam photos of Three boats on the water at Lap An Lagoon
Colourful fishing boat on Lap An Lagoon
Vietnam photos of Three Boats on Lap An Lagoon

Breathtaking Photos of the Hai Van Pass

The Hai Van Pass is a stretch of road passing through the mountains with stunning views to the sea. Made famous in Europe on the Top Gear TV programme, I saw it for myself on my road trip from Hue to Hoi An.

Photo of the mountain pass on the Hai Van Pass
Vietnam photos of a red roofed monastery in Danang

Hai Van Pass Tours

 

Adorable Photos of Hoi An – the City of Lanterns

One of the most popular locations in Vietnam is the ancient quarter of Hoi An. It is one of Vietnam’s best-preserved Unesco World Heritage Sites and is known for its yellow buildings and colourful lanterns.

There are plenty of things to do in Hoi An during the day, but it really wakes up at night. You must see the ancient streets illuminated with hundreds of paper lanterns giving it the name “City of Lanterns“.

Vietnam photos of Angie standing next to a small lady selling bananas in Hoi An
Vietnam photos  of one of Hoi An's yellow buildings covered with lanterns
Vietnam photos showing Silk Lantern Stall in Hoi An

Hoi An Tours

 

Gorgeous Photos of Danang

The bustling coastal resort of Danang offers stunning beachside resorts to relax and recuperate. It is also where one of Vietnam’s three international airports are located, making it a hub for international travellers.

Danang has tourist attractions such as the Marble Mountains, the pink cathedral and the Golden Hand Bridge at Ba Na Hills fantasy park.

One of Danang’s most popular attractions is the dragon bridge show every Saturday and Sunday at 9 pm. Watch a show which lights up the bridge and see the dragon spit fire and water from its mouth. Only in Vietnam!

Photo of the beach at Naman Retreat in Da Nang
Photo of the Naman Retreat Resort

Da Nang Tours

 
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