Now, we all agree there’s a tiny bit of social media junkie in all of us. In this age and time, who wouldn’t want to show off about where you have been MIA? And who wouldn’t want to travel to places and click pictures that could get them hundreds of Instagram likes just by using a hash tag #TravelGoals? (What? It can’t be only me, of course!).
Talking of #TravelGoals, don’t you think Vietnam tops the charts like no one’s business? Let’s put it out there, Vietnam is MAGICAL! The glistening skyscrapers, the natural landscape, rice terraces, the colourful riot of markets, and the limestone peaks sticking out of the azure waters of the white-sandy beaches are all treat to your eyes!
Wondering which places in Vietnam are best to get THAT perfect shot? Read on!
1. Da Lat
n the mood for some #ChillingInTheHill session? Head to the quintessential hill station in Vietnam, Da Lat. Pose amid the beautiful cluster of pine trees, or choose to get clicked on the porches of the French Colonial villas.
The gentle whiff of the breeze is just gonna be an added bonus. Too bad, that’s something you can’t capture!
2. Ho Chi Minh City
The sheer speed at which this city runs, makes visiting this place a thrill in itself. This buzzing, cosmopolitan city blessed with tons of skyscrapers and sleek architecture makes for a perfect holiday jaunt. Sit back, relax or grab a drink or two at one of the many Sky Bars as you marvel at the splendid view of the town and the river.
PS: It also makes for a classic, yet wonderful picture to add on your Instagram feed, no?!
3. Cat Ba
A low-slung harbour town, there’s nothing really off the charts here except the location. Now that’s divine! A lush national park, and a hot spot for travellers who’d like to hike, kayak and gaze at the mesmerising views, Cat Ba can get you a #Travelgasm for real!
Tip: Nothing but a #FollowMeTo picture will do justice to this location!
4. Hoi An
Yes, yes we know there are tons of tourists who throng to Hoi An every year and you’d rather choose to visit a place that’s quaint, where you can enjoy in the company of your friends and loved ones. But a holiday in Vietnam is just terribly incomplete without you visiting here at least once. Capture the night time, the colourful lanterns that hang beautifully from every shop on the street, the wooden houses, the temples and the bridges.
When you go back home and sift through your camera gallery, be amazed at how wonderful the pictures turned out to be and you might even want to go back!
5. Sa Pa
Dramatic, charming and underrated, Sa Pa is a place not many know about. Treat your lens to photogenic viewpoints like green terraces, conical mountains, tiny villages and so many more!
PS: While you are at it, trek Mount Fan Si Pan, Vietnam’s tallest mountain and capture your journey in memories you cherish for a lifetime! #TrekkerDiaries and all that fancy hash tags, it is time, you use them!
6. Ti Top Island in Halong Bay
Located strategically in the heart of Halong Bay, Ti Top Island is our favourite of all! Named after the Russian astronaut German Titop, after his visit to Halong Bay in 1962, this island does not only possess romantic landscapes that could take your breath away, but also boasts of the Ti top Beach where you could get the best views of Halong.
Another way you could make the most of your trip to Ti Top is to cruise on a junk boat in Halong and soak in the mystic views along your way.