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New Year's- HCMC or Nha Trang?

  • aajackson

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    I will be in this part of Vietnam around New Year's and wanted know which of the two- HCMC or Nha Trang would be the place to be ?

    #1 Posted: 19/8/2008 - 12:12

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  • somtam2000

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    My vote would be for Saigon.

    #2 Posted: 19/8/2008 - 20:17

  • rdavout

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    HCMC in any case. In 2008, backpacker's district was made a pedestrian zone for the night and was quite lively, with free concerts and the such...


    #3 Posted: 14/9/2008 - 01:07

  • flamingosui-

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Well, Saigon as a big city is more lively than Nha Trang on chrismas or any times of the year. If you are looking for action, yes Saigon is the way to go. If you are looking for the beach well, it's Nha Trang .

    Take a look on the map of Nha Trang here:

    #4 Posted: 22/10/2008 - 13:24

  • TheSnowQueen

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    Been to both and would certainly say Saigon for New Year's. Nha Trang seafront is mostly concrete, sprawling and not terribly attractive.

    #5 Posted: 23/10/2008 - 03:02

  • houska

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    If you're staying in mid-range hotels, be careful of compulsory gala dinners. One place in HCMC cheerfully let me make a reservation at normal price without saying anything, and only in looking at their website did I notice mention of a compulsory $50pp dinner on New Years and Christmas.

    #6 Posted: 20/11/2008 - 04:43

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