There’s a lot of content on the Wanderlust website. A. Lot. Got a travel query or curiosity? You can likely find the answer on there. And it turns out that the place you seem most curious about is Vietnam. The most read article on wanderlust.co.uk in 2019 was ‘10 of the best things to do in Vietnam’, a run-down of some of the country’s highlights and secret corners.
For instance, you were eager to know that, while Halong Bay might be marvellous, ‘Bai Tu Long Bay, just a few miles away, offers the same jaw-dropping scenery but sees only a fraction of the visitors’. And you enjoyed discovering that some of the very best pho in Hanoi can be found at Pho Thin, an ‘unassuming pho house, with wooden benches and laminated tables, [that] does things a little differently’.
Indeed, every post we put up about the South-East Asian super-star always does well. Vietnam, with its seemingly endless coastline, hilltribe villages, war history, ancient past, lush jungle, activity possibilities and amazing food, is a phenomenal all-rounder.
This hasn’t gone unnoticed: since 2010, the number of international tourists has grown from five million to more than 15 million. Fortunately, if you keep reading the insider tips at wanderlust.co.uk, you should be able to see bits of Vietnam away from the crowds.