Anyone done Vietnam in Spring? Visiting friends for a couple days, 2 weeks total. Despite the wartime historical interest I think I would get bored with Beach / Pool being the majority of stuff to do. Where is worth going nearby? Cambodia?
I’ve done a motorbike trip around the south.
Really cool place.
Saigon. Nha Trang. Mui Ne. Dalat. Hoi An.
Fly to Phu Quoc as well pretty cheap.
Plenty to do in two weeks.
Surprisingly there isn’t that much to see on the war.
There is the American War Crimes Museum in Saigon. Pretty basic and one sided even though I’m a huge fan (if you can call it that) of the history of the war.
Cu Chi is a good day trip in the delta for a visit to the tunnels and you can fire any weapon used in the war.
Had to do the AK even though I’m not into guns. I couldn’t hit a tin cow from about 50 yards
The beaches aren’t the best in Asia by any standards but the nightlife is ok.
You want history stay in the Majaestic or the Continental. That’s where corespondents stayed in the war.
You have to go Apocalypse Now if it’s still open. Been a few years since my last visit but that’s institution that I doubt would ever get shut down.
Pnohm Penh short flight away and the history there is better with S21 and the Killing Fields at Cheong Ek.
S21 is Fucking terrifying.