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New Year's- HCMC or Nha Trang?

Posted by aajackson on 19/8/2008 at 12:12

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 ?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/8/2008 at 20:17 admin

My vote would be for Saigon.

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Posted by rdavout on 14/9/2008 at 01:07

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...


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Posted by flamingosuites on 22/10/2008 at 13:24

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:

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Posted by TheSnowQueen on 23/10/2008 at 03:02

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

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Posted by houska on 20/11/2008 at 04:43

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.

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