(as of May 11,2021 03:59:47 UTC – Details)
A pocket of paradise, Vietnam has a wealth of sights and experiences waiting to be discovered.
Whether you want to sample steaming bowls of pho at street food stalls in Hanoi, marvel colonial architecture in Ho Chi Minh City or take a cruise in picture-perfect Halong Bay, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Vietnam has to offer.
From dramatic mountain landscapes in Sapa to long stretches of pristine, palm-fringed sands on the east coast, Vietnam is strikingly beautiful. And with the country's rich history, delicious cuisine and welcoming cities, there is plenty for visitors to enjoy.
Our recently updated guide brings Vietnam to life, transporting you there like no other travel guide does with expert-led insights and advice, detailed breakdowns of all the must-see sights, photographs on practically every page, and our hand-drawn illustrations which place you inside the country's iconic buildings and neighbourhoods.
– our pick of Vietnam's must-sees, top experiences and hidden gems
– the best spots to eat, drink, shop and stay
– detailed maps and walks which make navigating the country easy
– easy-to-follow itineraries
– expert advice: get ready, get around and stay safe
– colour-coded chapters to every part of Vietnam, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, the Mekong Delta to Northern Vietnam
– our new lightweight format, so you can take it with you wherever you go.
From the Publisher
Welcome to Vietnam
Explore Vietnam’s colorful markets, historic temples, jungle-covered hills, dramatic limestone outcrops, cascading rice terraces, vibrant cities, sandy coastline and so much more with the help of your DK Eyewitness guide. Whether you’re here for a quick visit or a grand tour, we’ll help you navigate the very best the region has to offer.
In-depth area-by-area guides
Our in-depth area guides make traveling across Vietnam easy, whether you want to hike into the hills of Sapa, browse handicrafts and jewelry in local markets; sip coffee in Hoi An, walk around the Hue’s spectacular citadel, cruise along the Mekong, bike along the coast or venture into the depths of Phong Nha Cave — we’ve got you covered. And our selection of itineraries suggest several realistic ways to make the most of your time — whether you’re staying for two weeks or just a few days.
With so much to see, we’ve created expert-led special features that show how to travel across Vietnam your way. Across detailed page spreads, we take a look at how to sample Hanoi’s sizzling street food, catch glimpses of elusive wildlife, learn more about the country’s history, take a boat trip through the impressive karst outcrops of Halong Bay, navigate Vietnam’s bustling street life, discover famous archaeological sites and experience a homestay in the remote hills of the north.