Ho Chi Minh City is the face of modern Vietnam with stylish boutique hotels, contemporary shopping malls and chic cafes that line architecturally impressive streets in a high octane city of surprises. Vietnam is diverse in its offerings – melding traditional cultural practices with the latest Western developments. Close to the city centre are the Cu Chi tunnels where the Viet Cong dug tens of thousands of miles of tunnels, including an extensive network running underneath the Cu Chi district northwest of the city.
To the east of Ho Chi Minh lie Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. Phan Thiet is a quaint fishing harbor town with a selection of fine seafood restaurants along its seafront promenade. Follow the coastal road over the hill to the north and descend onto the long, sandy crescent of Mui Ne Bay. This now popular windsurfing destination offers a range of accommodation types to suit every traveler.
Phu Quoc and Con Dao provide island escapes away from the mainland. A number of luxury resorts and stretches of idyllic beach graced with lush palm trees have formed these two islands into star attractions in Southern Vietnam.