Nha Trang

If you're looking for a relaxing holiday spent by the beach, Nha Trang is the place to go. Despite being a rather quiet and small city, it attracts thousands of tourists every year. 

There are a a few key things about Nha Trang that stood out, that are must do's. The first is the islands surrounding the mainland, of which there are boat trips available to tour around. With clear blue seas and coral reefs, snorkeling or scuba diving is a must.

Secondly, the markets. The markets here offer a good selection of beautifully designed, cheap clothes. If shopping is something on your list, make sure to search the markets first, for clothes you wont find cheaper anywhere else.

For a place to eat in the evenings, 'Lanterns' restaurant is a must-go for authentic Vietnamese food and a selection of wine and cocktails. They also offer cooking classes, for those looking for something more active. 

 

Ho Chi Minh

Being the capital, Saigon offers a wide variety of restaurants and activities to suit everyone. For those interested in cultural elements, a visit to the Mekong River (a couple of hours drive away), Independence Palace and Notre-Dame Basilica, both in District 1, are a must.

For evening activities, a trip to the Ben Tanh market is a must. The Saigon Skydeck offers amazing views of the city alongside a bar and restaurant. For food, a must-do is Nha Hàng Barbecue Garden is an amazing outdoor atmosphere, with delicious food.

 

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