Vietnam: an intoxicating country full of stunning sights, sizzling beaches and sumptuous food. It’s a country bound to make an impact on you, no matter where you go, whether it’s trekking with hill tribes near Sa Pa, or whizzing around Ho Chi Minh City on a motorbike. From our favourite Picfair photographers, here are 22 gorgeous pictures of Vietnam.

An elderly woman in Hoi An

1. Hoi An Portrait by Iselin Shaw Of-Tordarroch / PicfairHoi An Portrait by Iselin Shaw Of-Tordarroch / Picfair

Woman and baby

2. Amazing baby by sarahannehardy / PicfairAmazing baby by sarahannehardy / Picfair

A woman making traditional Vietnamese conical hats

3. conical hat maker old women by JetHuynh / Picfairconical hat maker old women by JetHuynh / Picfair

An old man doing calligraphy

4. calligraphy old man by JetHuynh / Picfaircalligraphy old man by JetHuynh / Picfair

Workers transporting salt from the fields in Hon Khoi

5. Workers transporting salt from the fields in Hon Khoi, Viet Nam by JetHuynh /Workers transporting salt from the fields in Hon Khoi, Viet Nam by JetHuynh / Picfair

Drying fish on Nam Du Island

6. People doing fresh seafood - cuttle-fish from the fishery harbor Nam Du Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam by JetHuynh / PicfairPeople doing fresh seafood – cuttle-fish from the fishery harbor Nam Du Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam by JetHuynh / Picfair

A woman collects lotus flowers

7. Vietnam Living - Lotus gather women by JetHuynh / PicfairVietnam Living – Lotus gather women by JetHuynh / Picfair

Cow racing in Vietnam

8. Vietnam Cow racing by JetHuynh / PicfairVietnam Cow racing by JetHuynh / Picfair

Travelling home from work

9. Back home by wolf / PicfairBack home by wolf / Picfair

Sunrise on Hon Thieng Bay

10. Sunrise like a gold on water by Nguyen Quang Ngoc / PicfairSunrise like a gold on water by Nguyen Quang Ngoc / Picfair

A cow herder and his cows

11. The cowboy and cows by John Nguyen / PicfairThe cowboy and cows by John Nguyen / Picfair

Celebrations in Ho Chi Minh City

12. Fireworks in Ho Chi Minh City by JetHuynh / PicfairFireworks in Ho Chi Minh City by JetHuynh / Picfair

Kids in Lap An Lagoon, Hué

13. Kids in the summer by Phạm Tỵ / PicfairKids in the summer by Phạm Tỵ / Picfair

Drying fish in Nha Trang

14. Drying fish by Au Eightx / PicfairDrying fish by Au Eightx / Picfair

Tea plantations, Bao Loc

15. Women with conical hat working on green tea plantation, Bao Loc, Lam Dong, Vietnam by Tom Phung / PicfairWomen with conical hat working on green tea plantation, Bao Loc, Lam Dong, Vietnam by Tom Phung / Picfair

Prayer on the river in Hué

16. Praying on the river 1 by Phạm Tỵ / PicfairPraying on the river 1 by Phạm Tỵ / Picfair

A railroad line in Hanoi

17. ALONG THE TRACKS by Wilfred Seefeld / PicfairALONG THE TRACKS by Wilfred Seefeld / Picfair

Buildings along the river of Hoi An

18. Colourful buildings by Dan Convey / PicfairColourful buildings by Dan Convey / Picfair

Young monks work in southern Vietnam

19. Young monks at work by wolf / PicfairYoung monks at work by wolf / Picfair

Morning chaos on the roads in Ho Chi Minh City

20. Morning, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by davidhuiphoto / PicfairMorning, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by davidhuiphoto / Picfair

Fresh fish comes straight off the boats and into market

21. Fishery market by wolf / PicfairFishery market by wolf / Picfair

Annual Parade of Dragons in Cho Lon

22. Dragons Dance on The First Full Moon Day of Year by Nguyen Quang Ngoc /Dragons Dance on The First Full Moon Day of Year by Nguyen Quang Ngoc / Picfair

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