Photo by Christian Berg
Viet is an award-winning Vietnamese photographer. As you might expect from someone's whose art has been praised by National Geographic, his Instagram feed is one jaw-dropping snap after another. Thankfully, his photos celebrate not only stunning landscapes, but also the pure beauty of everyday scenes in Vietnam.
Vietnam is beautiful all the time. But now and then a new perspective reveals just how picturesque this country can be. Photographer Nhan Le is a master of aerial photography and his drone photos will have you scrolling, and scrolling, and scrolling...
Kelsey of Miles of Smiles has one of those accounts that makes you want to come to Vietnam and never leave. Unfailingly cheerful, detail-rich pictures capture Kelsey as she journeys around Vietnam, and explores her home base of Hanoi. Whether she's grabbing a fruit juice on the sidewalk or exploring a remote temple, hers is one adventure you'll want to join.
A landscape photographer based in Northwestern Vietnam, Linh specializes in capturing serene sunrises, misty mountaintops, and starry nights. His dreamy Instagram account is a reminder of just how breathtaking the remote corners of Vietnam can be.
Quinn is a professional photographer and videographer who's been based in Vietnam for several years. With a knack for portrait photography, Quinn manages to get close to his subjects, creating images that feel at once natural yet intimate. If you enjoy street photography, you may want to check out his half-day photography tours in Ho Chi Minh City.
A relative newbie on this list, Viet's work has already been featured by National Geographic, and it's not hard to see why. His pictures call out poignant moments of Vietnamese life across the country, and are framed with the photographer's personal sense of artistry and colour. Captivating!
If you're considering coming to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, chances are you've already seen some of Ryan Deboodt's photos. Famed for his incredible pictures of Vietnam's caves, Ryan's Instagram account also features some truly endearing shots of primates in the wild, specifically the red-shanked douc langurs living on Son Tra Peninsula.
Granted, these photos are gorgeous enough to go in a cookbook (many of them do.) Still, a scroll through the @vietnamfoodstylist account is the fastest way to whet your appetite and acquaint yourself with the wide array of delicious Vietnamese dishes that await you on your trip.
A man clearly in love with his culture, photographer Vu's vintage-inspired photos feature a slow-moving, traditional side of Vietnam. Vu captures iconic Vietnamese scenes and symbols, mainly from the cities of Hue and Hoi An in Central Vietnam. Bold, beautiful colour is a central theme on his Instagram page. This is one account you'll follow long after you've left.
If there's one man who knows all about Vietnam's ethnic groups, it's documentary and fine art photographer Réhahn. Currently living in the city of Hoi An, Réhahn has photographed almost all of Vietnam's ethnic minorities. His Instagram feed a richly rewarding showcase of diversity, with some lovely landscapes sprinkled in the mix.