With more must-see destinations along Vietnam's 1650km length than can easily fit into a two-week itinerary, it’s tempting to spend your holiday flying from one city to the next on a whirlwind tour of the country.
Ho Chi Minh City may still have a way to go to match the glittering skylines of nearby Bangkok or Singapore. But with the recently completed Landmark 81 (the world’s 14th tallest building at 461m), change is afoot. You can appreciate the city’s skyline from its many rooftop bars, which often pair great views with innovative ales from the city’s burgeoning craft beer scene.
As Vietnam’s most populous city with many universities, businesses and modern conveniences, Ho Chi Minh City draws people from all over the country, many bringing with them their favourite foods. That, coupled with the city's 24/7, always-on-the-go vibe, means there’s always a wide range of great, cheap street food to be had.