Hoi An, once a major Southeast Asian trading post in the 16th and 17th centuries, is basically a living museum that houses old-town architecture.Some notable heritage buildings include Chinese temples, a Japanese-designed bridge, pagodas, wooden shop-houses, French-colonial houses, and old canals. Although large-scale trading had long moved elsewhere, Hoi An has been successful in preserving and restoring its charming roots and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in December 1999.
Of course, people (both Vietnamese and foreigners) are utterly charmed by all of the natural beauties of Phu Quoc, such as forests with diverse breeds and sandy coasts. But it’s most well-known for another thing: fish sauce. So, if you go to Phu Quoc without visiting fish sauce making process, I bet you’re going to deeply regret later on.
Saigon River has been the symbol of Saigon since forever. There’s absolutely no way you don’t visit this river when coming to the city. If you have abundant budget, boat restaurant is a good way for you to enjoy both delicious food and beautiful sceneries viewing right on the river. Or you can buy some drinks and street foods at Bach Dang wharf, take a walk, simply let the wind caress your skin as well as contemplate the beautiful sceneries and have some chit chat with your friends. For me, the latter way is much cheaper (of course ) and more interesting.