Unusual Attractions in Vietnam
Cool Places to Eat & Drink in Vietnam
In partnership with KAYAK
Plan Your Trip
In partnership with GetYourGuide
Unforgettable Experiences Nearby
Atlas Obscura Trips
Flavors of Vietnam: A Culinary Adventure from Hanoi to Saigon
Eating your way from North to South in Vietnam.Learn More
Join the Ranks!Add an unusual place to Vietnam.
Join the Ranks!Improve the Atlas with edits and photos.
Stories About Vietnam
How Vietnam’s Ancient Whale Temples Are Helping Science
For centuries, hundreds of shrines have preserved crucial information about the marine mammals' diversity and distribution.
by Anne Pinto-Rodrigues
An Ancient Croc Stepped in Poop and Created a Portal to the Past
Scientists braved rain, mud, and a close encounter at a crocodile farm to learn what fossilized feces reveal about life 33 million years ago.
by Kate Golembiewski
How Bamboo Sticks Help Vietnamese Villagers Shoulder Mighty Loads
It's a matter of simple physics.
by Isaac Schultz
The Sun Set Off 4,000 Sea Mines During the Vietnam War
Only now do scientists fully understand just how strong a 1972 solar storm was.
by Sarah Laskow
Found: A Rare Tiny Deer in Vietnam
It's called a muntjac, and the last time it appeared was nearly two decades ago.
by Christina Ayele Djossa
The Beautiful Cakes Injected Full of Flowers
Watch as jelly masters create 3-D designs with needles and syringes.
by Anne Ewbank