Ho Chi Minh City is adjacent to Vung Tau sea city, from where one can depart to other beaches with ease. Here are five recommendable beaches at close proximity to the city that involves a maximum of 4 hour traveling.
Vietnam is an astonishing mix of natural highlights and cultural diversity. The scenery ranges from jagged peaks seen from winding mountain passes down to verdant paddy fields painted every shade of green in the palette, while the nation's long history and amazing number of ethnic minorities mean that culture-vultures will find plenty to admire.
Lonely Planet Local James Pham has lived in Ho Chi Minh City for six years. Born in Vietnam but raised in the US, James ostensibly returned to HCMC (aka Saigon) to rediscover his roots but in reality eats a massive amount of street food. Puttering about on his scooter, he spends his days searching out whatever the next 'best’ thing is.
The best time to visit Vietnam is spring (February to April) and autumn (August to October). The temperatures are more moderate and rainfall is lighter. In spring, March and April have the lowest rainfall across all destinations and temperatures are pleasant, though still cool in the far north.