TOP 15 INSTAGRAM SPOTS OF VIETNAM – ULTIMATE GUIDE

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Looking for all the top Instagram spots in Vietnam?  You’ve come to the right place.  Here we list the most Instagrammable places in Vietnam, ordered from North to South.

One of the things that we love most about travelling in Vietnam, is that every place you visit carries its own unique charm.  From magnificent mountains in the north and beautiful beaches in the South, to fascinating yet utterly chaotic cities, Vietnam is a diverse and exciting country to explore. 

At the same time, Vietnam is one of the most picturesque countries in South East Asia.  Naturally, with that comes a ton of photo opportunities for keen photographers, influencers, and Instagrammers.

So without further ado, let’s look at the top Instagram spots in Vietnam.

Top 15 Instagram Spots of Vietnam – An Ultimate Guide

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Instagram Spots of Vietnam – North to South

Here we list our favourite Instagram spots in Vietnam, along with exact map locations so you can easily find where they are!

1. Ha Giang Province

From lush green rice paddies to magnificent mountain landscapes, and turquoise rivers snaking through picturesque valleys, it’s hard to find a spot in Ha Giang that isn’t picture perfect.

The best way to explore Ha-Giang is by completing the Ha-Giang Motorbike Loop.  An adventurous 4-6 day escapade, where you ride a bike through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in Vietnam.  Check out our full article for more information.

View full blog post: Ultimate Guide to Ha Giang Motorbike Loop

Ha Giang, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

2. Ha Long Bay

No trip to Vietnam is complete without a visit to the iconic HaLong Bay.  There are a number of viewpoints where you can catch a glimpse of those stunning limestone karsts, and there is one in particular that is really popular.  This one, however, is somewhat of a secret, and involved a pretty strenuous hike to reach it;  however this incredible view from the top did not disappoint!

To get to this viewpoint, you will need to stay on Cat Ba Island. Cat Ba is the largest island amid the Ha Long Bay archipelago.  This island is a favourite among nature lovers and boasts plenty of incredible Instagram spots!

*Tip – If you do the Ha Long Bay cruise with Central Backpackers Hostel, they will take you on a hike to this viewpoint!

Cat Ba National Park, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

3. Long Bien Bridge, Hanoi

Hanoi is one of the most instagrammable locations in Vietnam, offering several unique and dynamic photo opportunities.  This spot here is one of our favourites in the city.  We just love the industrial and moody feel we were able to create.  Do you agree?

Anyhow, while this is an epic spot for a photo, be sure to check the train timetables first.  We assumed that the tracks were not in use, but it turned out we were wrong.  Thankfully, we didn’t run into any issues;  however, it was a school girl error that taught us a lesson for the future.

Long Bien Bridge, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

4. Train Street, Hanoi

Train Street in Hanoi, is not only an Instagram hot spot, but also provides a fascinating insight into local culture.  The train tracks pass through a narrow residential street, where locals, live, work, and play.  A high-speed train passes through twice a day during the week (more at weekends), and residents have to ensure that all of their belongings and themselves are safely inside…  It’s fascinating to watch!

Train Street, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

5. Lotte Tower, Hanoi

With a glass floor overlooking the city what is not to love about this view! Go first thing to avoid the crowds or go at night and experience the city lit up from above!

Lotte Tower, Hanoi Instagram Spot Location

6. Mua Caves Pagoda, Ninh Binh

Located 2 hours from Hanoi is Ninh Binh where you can expect endless mountains, rivers and rice paddies. A highlight here is the Mua Caves, it’s so photogenic there are a few hotspots to be had here, our favourite Instagram spot being the Pagoda Viewpoint as seen below.

Mua Caves Ninh Binh Instagram Spot Location

7. Dragon Tower, Abandoned Water Park, Hue

The abandoned water park in Hue, otherwise known as Thuy Tien Lake, is such a cool spot for taking unique and urban photos.  It’s also one of the most adventurous things to do in Vietnam, and involves illicitly entering the grounds of the park.

Don’t worry, it isn’t as illegal as it sounds!  Many people get away with bribing the guards in order to enter.  We managed to swerve them when we visited;  however, I feel we were the lucky ones!

Nevertheless, we would say that the small bribe is more than worth it for this extraordinary Vietnam Instagram spot!

Read our Story Here: The Abandoned Water Park Hue

Abandoned Waterpark, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

8. Car in the Forest, Abandoned Water Park, Hue

There are many Instagrammable spots in the Abandoned Water Park in Hue.  This cute car in the forest is another one of our favourites.  We had a lot of fun shooting here as you can tell!

View full blog post: The Abandoned Water Park Hue

Abandoned Water Park, Hue, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

9. Golden Bridge, Da Nang

One of our favourite Instagram Spots in the world not just to Vietnam, the beautiful Golden Bridge located outside of Da Nang Centre. Look at the picture below, need I say anymore?!

Golden Bridge Instagram Spot Location

10. Hoi An Ancient Town

There is no question that Hoi An is one of the most instagrammable cities in Vietnam.  Particularly in the Ancient quarter, dreamy photo opportunities await at every turn. Whether it be Hoi Ans vibrant shop fronts, multi-coloured lanterns, or colonial French architecture, it all deserves a spot on your Instagram feed.

View full blog post: Budget Travel Guide to Hoi An

Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

11. Hoi An Vibes Only Wall

This hidden gem has become one of the most sought after instagram spots in Vietnam;  however, it’s not easy to find.  It’s one of those ‘if you know, you know’ situations, and thankfully ‘we know’!

The famous Hoi An Vibes wall can be found in the back room of Sunday – an interior design shop in Hoi An. While there isn’t a requirement to buy anything from the store, naturally it is appreciated.

View full blog post: Budget Travel Guide to Hoi An

Hoi An Good Vibes Only Wall, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

12. Rice Fields in Hoi An

The rice fields are worth visiting at any time of the day; however, for that gorgeous golden hour glow, we recommend visiting for sunrise or sunset.

The best way to navigate the narrow paths within the rice fields is by bicycle, which are available to rent all over the city. Some guesthouses also provide them free of charge to guests.

If you are using google maps, search for Nguyen Trai Street to find the nearest rice fields, and then cycle around to find your perfect spot.

Rice Field, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

13. Sand Dunes in Mui Ne

Who would have thought that Vietnam has sand dunes? In Mui Ne you can actually find 2 sets of dunes, the red sand dunes and the white sand dunes.  They are considered some what of a geological wonder, and also make for some interesting Instagram shots!

The majestic white sand dunes were our personal favourite, but it’s worth checking out both so you can compare them for yourselves.  Check out this article for more incredible things to do in Mui Ne.

Sand Dunes Vietnam, Instagram Spot Location

14. Clay Tunnel, Dalat

Ok you do not want to miss this unique shot in your instagram feed. These sculptures offer a striking picture and a fun experience.

Clay Tunnel, Dalat Instagram Spot Location

15. Pink Church, Ho Chi Minh

Church or Fairytale castle?  We still aren’t too sure.  However, this extraordinary pink church and architectural wonder is one of the best instagrammable spots in Vietnam.

Oh, if you don’t want to end up taking pictures over the fence like us, be sure to check out the opening hours in advance.  Travelling Solo?  Check out this solo travellers guide to Ho Chi Minh City.

Pink Church, Vietnam – Instagram Spot Location

Photograph Responsibly

Often when you travel, you see things that completely blow your mind.  It’s natural to want to take pictures of the locals, their homes, or their cute kids. However, first, ask yourself if it’s entirely appropriate.  If you get a friendly vibe from them, make eye contact and gesture to your camera.  You’ll find that most of the time, the locals are only too happy to pose for your photo.

Check out our article on becoming a responsible traveller, or check out our eco travel essentials.

More on Vietnam

Planning a trip to Vietnam? Check out our other articles to help plan your trip.

Did you enjoy our list of Instagram & Photography Spots in Vietnam?

Well, that concludes top 15 Instagram & Photography Spots in Vietnam.  We hope you enjoy your time in this magical country. If you have any questions or feel we have missed anything, please reach out to us in the comment section below, through our contact us page. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram here where we share further travel advice & inspiration.

Stay adventurous and Happy travels.

Charlotte & Natalie x

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