I'm currently in Sapa (far northern Vietnam) at the moment and it's great. I would recommend a few days here - the town itself is very interesting with lots of local tribes represented and there are a host of treks to do in the area. I would also highly recommend Hoi An (about halfway down the coast) for a couple of days. It's a small place so there's no need to stay too long but strolling around the old town is a delight!
I'm off to Ha Long Bay in a few days time, so I can't tell you what that's like just yet! almost 11 years agoAnswered by richard maddock via Travellr.com