In pictures: the best of Vietnam this week

Check out some of the most stunning Instagram photos of #Vietnam.

Cacao fruits

"While most of the world grows the hardier and higher-yielding variety of cacao called Forastero, Vietnam’s finer Trinitario strain is a hybrid of Forastero with the more flavorful Criollo," the caption reads. Photo taken by Instagram account in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

Fire eater

A man shows off a fire swallowing performance in front of an awed crowd. Photo taken in Saigon by kmonnguyen on Instagram. 



Photo taken at a crash helmet shop in Saigon by jethuynh on Instagram.

Misty morning

Sun rays seen on a misty morning in the Central Highlands town Da Lat. Photo taken by Instagram account dinhvietphoto.

Vietnamese pizza

Grilled rice paper with toppings such as egg, dried beef, mayonnaise and shallots is considered one of the most popular street snacks in Vietnam. The snack is said to have been invented in Da Lat in the Central Highlands and is often dubbed “Vietnamese pizza” due to the way it looks and is prepared. Photo taken at a food stall on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in District 1 by Instagrammer foodiswhyimbroke.

Buffalo market

A photo capturing bustling atmosphere at Bac Ha bufflalo market in the northern moutainous province of Lao Cai, said to be the largest in Asia. Photo taken by Instagram account thongnguyengallery.

When the train comes

Motorbike riders wait at a rail track when a train passes by. Photo taken in Hanoi by Instagrammer dy.moinse.

On the beach

Photo taken at Sam Son beach in the central province of Thanh Hoa, one of the most beautiful in Vietnam. Photo by Instagramm account kopoogoo.

Triple reflection

A guard in Hanoi. Photo taken in Hanoi by Instagrammer pierrecharil.

Going home

A herd of sheep makes the journey home. Photo taken in Phan Rang in the south central province of Ninh Thuan by Instagrammer dinhvietphoto.