Experiencing the thrill of a new culture first-hand is what keeps travelers coming back for more. But those Instagram post-trip photos are what inspire others to pack their bags and set out on their own adventure.
We’ve all seen the draw-dropping, mouth-watering, and awe-inspiring pics on our news feeds. The ones that speak to the wanderer in all of us. They’re the images that make you ooze with jealously. And they’re the shots that everyone loves.
Vietnam is no stranger to being showcased all over travelers’ insta profiles. There are so many things about this country that are worth sharing with the world! From the cities, activities, food, and traveler culture, it’s no wonder why it’s the perfect place to grab that shareable photo.
Here are just 10 of the many Instagram worthy photos worth capturing on your next adventure through Vietnam.
// 1. KAYAKING
Nothing screams, “Adventure is out there!” more than the perfect kayaking pic. Thankfully in Vietnam there are tons of spots and opportunities to jump in a kayak and strike the perfect pose. Extra points for beautiful scenery or a sunset in the background!
// 2. HANOI TRAIN TRACKS
The thrill of taking a great photo isn’t the only adrenaline rush you’ll be getting at the train tracks in Hanoi. Twice a day a train speeds down this tiny street, just barely missing the shops, buildings, and civilians nearby. It’s common to see travelers staggered down the tracks trying to get that perfect shot!
// 3. THE FOOD
The food in Vietnam is nothing short of amazing. Think street food, communal dinners, and tons of chopstick opportunities! Treat yourself to a cooking class and you’ll be in awe of how beautiful your dishes look!
// 4. HALONG BAY
A trip to Vietnam would not be complete without a trip to one of the 7 Wonders of Nature, Ha Long Bay. With over 2000 islands, stunning beaches, party boats, and glowing sunsets, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular travel spots on Instagram.
// 5. SUNSETS AT PHU QUOC
After traveling down Vietnam, hop on a quick flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc island. Here you can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life and catch some of the most breathtaking sunsets Southeast Asia has to offer.
// 6. HOI AN
It’s easy to see why many backpackers find Hoi An to be among their favorite stops in Vietnam. You can stroll the lantern-lit streets, get yourself some tailor-made clothes, take a romantic lantern boat ride, or try your luck at catching crabs on a bamboo boat. In Hoi An, the photo opportunities are everywhere!
// 7. DONALD TRUMP
Take a trip to Phong Nha and check out the world’s largest cave, feed the ducks at The Duck Stop, and take a ride on the famous water buffalo, Donald Trump. Don’t worry! The guys in charge are pros at getting your best angles, so sit back and enjoy the ride!
// 8. DA LAT
You’d be cheating yourself if you miss Da Lat on your trip through Vietnam. There’s so much you can do! Get lost in the maze at 100 Roofs Bar, gawk at the beauty that is the Linh Phuoc Pagoda, bewilder the wackiness that is Crazy House, and conquer your fears with a day of canyoning. The city is made for photos, so have some fun and snap away!
// 9. SHITTY SHIRT NIGHT
There’s no other place in the world where fruit covered shirts are beloved like they are in Vietnam. “Shitty Shirt” night is a common theme, so make sure to capture all the hilarity!
// 10. CU CHI TUNNELS
Not only are the Cu Chi Tunnels a place rich in history, but they’re also a unique spot to grab a fun Instagram pic. Squeeze your body into the tunnel’s opening, hold the cover over your head, and say bye-bye to the world above ground! But don’t forget to say cheese on your way out!