Just beyond Hon Chong, a headland road hugs grubby Duong Beach for 3km, passing a Khmer temple. The sparse karst rock formations in the sea are unusual,…
Must see attractions in Vietnam
- DDuong Beach
- MMac Cuu Family Tombs
Not far from town are the Mac Cuu Family Tombs, known locally as Nui Lang, the Hill of the Tombs. Mac Cuu, a Khmer-appointed 18th-century Chinese governor…
- NNgoc Tien Monastery
From Ha Tien’s riverfront, this Buddhist monastery is a striking sight – sprawling up the hill on the other side of the river. The buildings themselves…
- TTon Duc Thang Museum
If you're a scholar of Vietnamese history, you may wish to visit My Hoa Hung village on Tiger Island, birthplace and childhood home of Ho Chi Minh's…
- CCon Thien Firebase
Only one bunker remains of the US Marine Corps base that used to cover the three small hills here. In September 1967 Con Thien was besieged by the NVA,…
- HHon Mieu Aquarium
Billed as an outdoor aquarium, it's actually more a fish-breeding farm where over 40 species of fish, crustacean and other marine creatures are raised…
- KKien Giang Museum
Housed in an ornate gem of a French-colonial-era building, this museum's collection includes lots of war photos and some Oc-Eo artefacts and pottery. The…
- PPhoenix Island Sanctuary
This island sanctuary is a faded version of its former glory, but if you love kitsch, come for the model Apollo rocket inexplicably mixed among Buddhist…
- CCamp Carroll
Camp Carroll's colossal cannons used to shell targets as far away as Khe Sanh. All that remains now is a Vietnamese memorial. The turn-off to Camp Carroll…
- SStatue of Lenin
This statue of Russian Vladimir Lenin is located in a small park opposite the Vietnam Military History Museum. Ho Chi Minh met the communist revolutionary…
- TThap Rua
Built in 1886, the ramshackle Thap Rua, on a tiny island in Hoan Kiem Lake, is topped with a red star on special occasions and is often used as an emblem…
Many of the tombs of Spanish and French soldiers are below a chapel that’s located behind Tien Sa Port.
- TThai To Mieu Temple Complex
Almost nothing remains of the former Thai To Mieu temple complex – it's now a plant nursery.
- NNguyen Trung Truc Statue
Statue of the 1860s Rach Gia resistance leader against the French.
- PPhuoc Thien Pagoda
Phuoc Thien pagoda is centrally located in Mui Ne.
- DDuyen Hai War Memorial
This war memorial is 2km from Can Gio Market.
- HHo Chi Minh Statue
Uncle Ho, flanked by hammer-and-sickle flags.
- TTran Hung Dao Statue
Located on the coastal boulevard.
- TTran Hung Dao Statue & Park
Just off the promenade.
- PPhat Tich Truc Lam Ban Gioc Pagoda
There are great views of the Ban Gioc Waterfall and the entire karst valley from this hillside pagoda and temple.