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Top things to do in Con Dao island – Vietnam for a 2-day trip

Con Dao (Côn Đảo) island is a small island of Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. Traveling to Con Dao, especially during summer time, you will get to enjoy the freshness of tropical island and the endless deep blue water. Wanna know what interesting to do there, keep on reading!

Top things to do in Con Dao island - Vietnam
Top things to do in Con Dao island – Vietnam

How to get to Con Dao island

Con Dao is an offshore island so there’re just 2 ways to get there: by air or ship. 

Things to do in Can Tho – Vietnam. What to in Can Tho for a 2-day trip

Can Tho (Cần Thơ), one of the 5 biggest cities in Vietnam, is a rich land endowed by nature. Visiting Can Tho, you get to see the famous Cai Rang floating market and enjoy hand picking fruit from luxuriant gardens all year round. Summer is the blooming season of all kinds of fruit in Southern Vietnam. 

Especially, if you arrive in Can Tho on full moon days (12th and 4th) of the lunar month, you will be joining in Thuong Dien (Lễ Thượng Điền) and Ha Dien festival (Lễ Hạ Điền), 2 of the 3 biggest festivals in Mekong Delta. 

To support you on a perfect trip, here are some of my experiences, tips and top things to do in Can Tho – Vietnam. Keep reading and take some note!

Top things to do in Can Tho - Vietnam
Top things to do in Can Tho – Vietnam

In the article: How to get Can Tho | Hotels | Attractions | Specialties 

What to do in Can Gio for a one-day trip?

Cần Giờ is a coastal district of Ho Chi Minh city, 50 km (32 miles) form the city center. Can Gio tourism is famous for its intact mangroves and pristine beaches without many rather-touristy services. Also, the seafood here is cheaper than in Vung Tau (a more popular beach near Ho Chi Minh city). Though the sea is not crystal blue due to the water outflux from mangrove but not too bad to jump in. Ideal for a one-day getaway weekend!

Things to do in Can Gio island - Ho Chi Minh city
Things to do in Can Gio island – Ho Chi Minh city

In the article: How to get Can Gio | Attractions | Hotels | Day trip itinerary | Combine travelling Vung Tau 

25 specialties and best restaurants in Mui Ne – Phan Thiet

Mui Ne Phan Thiet is a coastal city famous for many luxury resorts runing along the coast. Sea creates the beauty of Phan Thiet and also brings in the diverse seafood sources. Phan Thiet’s cuisine is very diverse, from luxury to popular dishes, serving all needs of customers. 

Phan Thiet cuisine has a very special characteristic: all of dishes are slightly sweeter compared to other places. However, you will be addicted soon. The highlights of Phan Thiet cuisine are fish cake noodle (bánh canh chả cá), duck Hu Tieu (Hủ tiếu vịt – a kind of noodle), Quang noodle (mì Quảng), baked rice paper, (bánh tráng nướng), pancake (bánh xèo),… 

25 specialties and best restaurants in Mui Ne Phan Thiet
25 specialties and best restaurants in Mui Ne Phan Thiet

In this article, I’m going to list the famous specialties and good restaurants in Phan Thiet Mui Ne.

20 famous specialties for under $2 in Vietnam

With just $2 (~42,000 VND), what specialties can you enjoy in Vietnam? A LOT! Vietnam’s food is cheap, if not very cheap. $2 can buy you scores of amazing local food. Here is a list of under-two-dollar food you can find in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh city – 3 in the 5 biggest cities of Vietnam. 

Famous specialties of Vietnam that you can buy for $2
20 famous specialties for under $2 in Vietnam

Travel guide: Nam Du island – A pristine archipelago

Nam Du is a small archipelago (near Phu Quoc island) of Kien Giang (a province in Mekong Delta). The largest island is Hon Lon (Large Islet), locally called Cu Tron islet. Nam Du tourism is at its early stage so everything is still pristine and natural. Following are some my informations and experiences for travelling to Nam Du island.

In the article: How to get to Nam Du | Attractions | Hotels | Restaurants 

Nam Du island - Vietnam travel guide
Nam Du islands – Vietnam travel guide

How to get to to Nam Du island

Basically, way to get Nam Du is similar to Phu Quoc. You have to get to Rach Gia from Ho Chi Minh by bus (take about 6 hours) then take the boat.

Travel guide: Ha Tien, Vietnam – Things to do in Ha Tien for 2 days

Ha Tien (Hà Tiên) is a border town (close to Cambodia) of Kien Giang province. Ha Tien is famous for Mui Nai beach and historical stories about Khai Tran Quoc Cong Mac Cuu, who explored Ha Tien land 400 years ago. From Ha Tien, you can get to Phu Quoccombine travelling to many places in Kien Giang, Rach Gia city or Nam Du island. 

In this article, I’m going to provide the informations and experiences to help you have an overview about Ha Tien tourism.

In the articles: How to get to Ha Tien | Get to Phu Quoc from Ha Tien | Hotels | Attractions | Itinerary for 2 days | Specialties 

Ha Tien Vietnam travel guide - Things to do in Ha Tien for 2 days
Ha Tien Vietnam travel guide – Things to do in Ha Tien for 2 days

Differences in coffee cultures of Hanoi, Hue and Saigon

I love coffee, which i have to drink 2 cups, in morning and evening, everyday to work effectively. Majority of vietnamese also like coffee but their ways of enjoying aren’t same. From my trips in 3 regions of Vietnam, i saw very big differences in coffee cultures

To compare the differences, i will take 3 cities, 3 centers of culture in Vietnam: Hanoi, Hue and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city). Coffee cultures of Hanoi and Hue are quite same so i could easily adapt. However, Saigon is too different, i even got shocked when saw them “enjoying”. 

The differences in coffee cultures of Vietnam
The differences in coffee cultures of Vietnam

Coffee culture of Hue people

Coffee culture of Hue can be described in 3 words: concentrated, subtle and slow, like their personality. Because there’re not many amusement parks while too much free time, so they can enjoy coffee at anytime of the day. In the hot summer, you will see the cafes along Huong river are always crowded.

Travel guide: Ben Tre, Mekong Delta Vietnam – The land of Coconut

Ben Tre is a province in Mekong Delta, also known as Land of Coconut. Located at the end of Mekong river, it possesses a dense network of canals and immense coconut gardens. Additionally, Ben Tre also has many other fruits gardens scattered all around, mostly concentrated in Cho Lach (Chợ Lách) and Chau Thanh (Châu Thành) district. 

The Land of Coconut is a good chance to get really local by engaging in local eco-tourism activities, staying at local houses and enjoying the life on water. You can either spend 1 to 2 days or combine Tien Giang for 3 days

Related article:  Tien Giang Vietnam travel guide

In this article: How to get | Things to do | Attractions | Hotels | Specialties | Buy tour 

Ben Tre - Vietnam travel guide
Ben Tre – Vietnam

Top things to do & see in An Giang Vietnam. What & where to eat in An Giang

Traveling to Mekong Delta, you shouldn’t skip An Giang, which is called Seven-mountain land (Thất Sơn or Bảy Núi). An Giang is a very special land with massive mountains in the Mekong Delta. The most famous is Sam mountain where Ba Chua Xu temple (đền Bà Chúa Xứ) is located, and Cam mountain (núi Cấm) with the biggest Maitreya Buddha statue in Asia. 

Some must-see beauty spots of An Giang include Tra Su melaleuca forest (rừng tràm Trà Sư), which is the home of various birds, the immense Sky Lake (Búng Bình Thiên) covered with the yellow of Dien Dien flowers, Vinh Te canal with busy traffic during the flood season. Moreover, An Giang also has many cultural attractions, such as mosques and pagodas of Khmer’s architecture. Besides, visiting An Giang, visitors may have chance to enjoy the cow race festival.

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An Giang in Mekong Delta - Vietnam
An Giang in Mekong Delta – Vietnam

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