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  • Photos of Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    Photos of Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

    For years, Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island has been one of the region's better kept secrets -- and while the secret is well and truly out, it will be a few years yet before the developers really get stuck into it. In the meantime, you've got a tremendous opportunity to see one of the region's prettiest islands without needing to share it with the tourist hordes. Phu Quoc boats some massive stretches of undeveloped beach, some with glistening white sand, diving and snorkelling opportunities, outstanding seafood and a range of accommodation from $10 backpacker havens right through to boutique resorts. If you're planning an itinerary for Vietnam and Phu Quoc isn't on it, we'd say that plan need some re-planning -- and here's some photos to hopefully swing the deal. Enjoy.

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  • Photos of Hoi An, Vietnam

    Photos of Hoi An, Vietnam

    Hoi An is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. Famed for its tailors, cobblers and historic buildings, Hoi An boats both a UNESCO World Heritage Centre listing and a splendid range of eateries, cafes and other tourist distractions. Hoi An is also nearby the fascinating Cham ruins at My Son and the jumping off point for diving from Cham Island -- one more could you want in a destination! The following photos were taken in and around Hoi An and complement our newly updated coverage of Hoi An town. Enjoy.

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  • Photos of Da Nang

    Photos of Da Nang

    Da Nang is best known for the outstanding Cham Museum that can be found in the southern reaches of town and few visitors see much more of the city than that -- afterall, the tourist mecca Hoi An sits just an hour south of town. While the museum is a monument to the region's history and an excellent primer for those planning on a visit to My Son, there is far more to Da Nang and for those with time on their hands, it's more than worth a night. Following are some photos of Da Nang, My Khe Beach and the Marble Mountains -- hopefully they'll have you pencilling in a night -- or two. Enjoy.

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