If you have nothing better to do in Vinh, a quick and easy cultural tour is available. Find Dao Tan Street, which is just north of the Saigon Kimlien Hotel and head east. Along the road on the right you'll find an American plane and a missile sitting in front of a government building. Along the road you'll also pass through pretty much all that remains of Vinh's ancient citidal -- two stone ... Read more about Ancient Citadel Gates, Xo Viet Museum, War Vestiges .
It's hard to miss the monumental statue of Uncle Ho at the north east side of the park. It's surrounded by a promenade, and it makes a fine place for a stroll on a summer evening, when the statue is colourfully lit up. The south-western corner of the park is dedicated to an amusement park, with some rides for the kids and swan boats can be rented to paddle around the pond. Here as elsewhere in ... Read more about Central city park and amusement park .
Ho Chi Minh was born and raised in Kim Lien (Que Ngoai Bac Ho), a small hamlet 14 km to the northwest of Vinh, making it 'hallowed ground' for patriotic Vietnamese. You won't find much there but a few huts with thatched roofs -- there's a loom, a spinning wheel, the family kitchen, etc., all carefully preserved. A third building houses the family temple for honouring their ancestors. It sits on ... Read more about Kim Lien .
About 17 km northeast of Vinh you'll find the Vietnamese beach vacation spot of Cua Lo. There's some fine beach here, a bit reminiscent of the beaches around Da Nang, and of course, a long line of sea food restaurants to choose from. Unfortunately all the accommodation is on the inland side of the beach road. This whole stretch of Vietnam's north central coast is lined with beach after beach, ... Read more about Cuo Lo .