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Top Choice French in Chau Doc

Bassac Restaurant

Chau Doc's most sophisticated dining experience is at the Victoria Chau Doc Hotel where the menu veers between wonderful international dishes (roast rack of lamb, seared duck breast), dishes with a French accent (Pr…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Cao Lanh

A Chau

Probably the nicest restaurant in town, serving such local fare as banh xeo (fried pancakes filled with crayfish, pork, mung beans and bean sprouts), field-rat platters and sweet-and-sour soup overflowing with dingd…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Cao Lanh

Xeo Quyt Forest

Around 35km southeast of Cao Lanh is the magnificent 52-hectare Xeo Quyt Forest near My Hiep village. One vast swamp beneath a beautiful thick canopy of tall trees and vines, it hides the remains of Viet Cong bunker…
Top Choice Market in Can Tho

Cai Rang Floating Market

Just 6km from Can Tho in the direction of Soc Trang is Cai Rang, the biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta. There is a bridge here that serves as a great vantage point for photography. The market is best aroun…
Top Choice Market in Can Tho

Phong Dien Floating Market

The Mekong Delta's most intimate and best floating market, Phong Dien has fewer motorised craft and more stand-up rowing boats, with local vendors shopping and exchanging gossip. Less crowded than Cai Rang, there ar…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Ha Tien

Thach Dong Cave Pagoda

Also known as Chua Thanh Van, this Buddhist cave temple is 4km northeast of town. Scramble through the cave chambers to see the funerary tablets and altars to Ngoc Hoang, Quan The Am Bo Tat and the two Buddhist monk…
Top Choice International in Ha Tien

Oasis Bar

Run by a resident Western expat and his Vietnamese wife, this friendly little restaurant-bar is a great spot for a cold beer, plunger coffee, impartial travel information and for leafing through copies of the Evenin…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Sam Mountain

Cavern Pagoda

Also known as Phuoc Dien Tu, this temple is halfway up the western (far) side of Sam Mountain, with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. The lower part of the pagoda includes monks’ quarters and two hexagon…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Phu Quoc Island

Spice House at Cassia Cottage

Nab a beachside high-table, order a papaya salad, grilled garlic prawns, a cinnamon-infused okra, a delectable fish curry, or grilled beef skewers wrapped in betel leaves and time dinner to catch the sunset at this …
Top Choice Bar in Phu Quoc Island

Le Bar

With its gorgeous tiled floor, art-deco furniture and colonial charms, this highly elegant and well-poised upstairs lounge-bar at La Veranda is a superb spot for a terrace sundowner.