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The ideal places for camping on your holiday in Vietnam

The ideal places for camping on your holiday in Vietnam

There are a lot of stunning and beautiful destinations for your vacation in Vietnam, but there are a limited number of official places for camping. Below is a list of the ideal places to go camping in Vietnam.Da Han WaterfallDa Han WaterfallAbout 50 km far away from Ho Chi Minh City, Da Han waterfall is a famous tourist complex offering group activities, outdoor recreations, and camping space. Having stunning sceneries, this complex has a main feature which is three waterfalls named Chang and Nang and Da Han. Visit Da Han, either with groups or alone, you could rent a hut or a tent with the price of 50,000 to 70,000 VND/day. Also, there are services for fishing, swimming, garden visiting, mountain biking, or off-road car racing. In addition, there is a market in which you could buy fruits and veggies, or souvenir stalls that you can buy gifts for your loved ones when coming back.Ba Vi National ParkBa Vi National ParkThis is a famous destination for both local people and international travelers. During summer and early autumn, every weekend, there are hundreds of young people sitting on their motorbikes flock here in order to enjoy the clean and cool air as well as great sceneries of the nature. Here, there is a large pine forest which is suitable for camping. You could set up your tent and or simply rent it for 150,000 – 200,000 VND/4-person tent. They could also prepare the campfire for you if required. There are other services for travelers to consider. The best means to go to this site is by motorbikes. Park your bike here overnight with a small fee.Sao Bien (Starfish)Sao Bien (Starfish)Sao Bien ecotourism business is located in Binh Lap Hamlet, a small village of Cam Lap commune that attracts many tourists for its beautiful beach and fishing villages under poetic mountains. Sao Bien has recently become a famous destination for backpackers for camping. The beach is very big, clean and offers you stunning scene in the dawn. Arriving at the ecosystem site, you can relax in wooden bungalow or tent on the beach. Besides swimming and fishing, you can try many other interesting activities such as boating, kayaking, cycling on the beach, flying kite, fishing squid, camping, etc.Dong Cao PlateauDong Cao PlateauLocated in Son Dong district, Bac Giang Province, about 150 km away from Ha Noi capital, Dong Cao plateau is one of the most attractive camping sites in Ha Noi. The plateau offers campers a large area, huge forest, foggy clouds floating over the mountains. Indeed, its wildness and purity make Dong Cao plateau become an excellent campground for adventurous travelers. Sleeping overnight in a tent on Dong Cao plateau will be an amazing experience. In the peaceful and quiet area, you can feel the cool and fresh air, hear the howls of the wind and the sound of insects and watch splendid sky of bright stars and moon. Do not miss a trip with your best friends to Dong Cao plateau!Ta DungTa DungLocated about 280 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, Ta Dung is a nature conservation area, located in the central highlands of Vietnam. In the middle of the region is the gorgeous Ta Dung Lake, with a small islet in the centre. You can boat your way over and set up camp. If you are patient enough, bring your fishing gear and catch some dinner.Source Hiasia
A half of day in Chinatown, Vietnam

A half of day in Chinatown, Vietnam

Chinatown is located in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City. Many Chinese people have lived there for a long time. They earn for their livings by different jobs. Especially, visitors will see many stores selling Chinese medicine, which makes this area more noticeable.With only half of day, you can explore every interesting corner here as well as its special cuisine.Binh Tay MarketBinh Tay MarketBinh Tay market is the wholesale market of Cho Lon. Food, clothing, pottery and plenty more are lined up in narrow corridors packed with stalls in this local institution dating back decades.There is also a food court that serves up excellent traditional Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. Saigon is a city full of markets, yet most travelers only spend time at Ben Thanh. Binh Tay, on the other hand, is where locals shop. The vibe is much different and the vendors are almost entirely hands off. Thien Hau PagodaThien Hau PagodaThe most popular and one of the impressive of Cho Lon’s Chinese pagodas, the temple is dedicated to Thien Hau, Goddess of the Sea. When the temple was established in mid eighteenth century, the Chinese community tended to be made up of merchants and seafarers who were grateful for the Goddess’s protection. The temple’s significance was reinforced again the in late 1970s when many from Cho Lon’s Chinese community fled Vietnam in small boats following China’s invasion of northern Vietnam.An Dong MarketAn Dong MarketThe An Dong Market sells fabrics, clothing, home-wares and craft goods. Handmade jewelry and hand-carved woodwork can be found scattered throughout the piles as well. The market’s four expansive floors are a similar if not slightly less enjoyable experience to Binh Tay. From the outside the building is as uninviting as possible, a large square and white. However once inside, the colors, excitement and textures are as Vietnamese as any of the city’s other great shopping centers.Quan Am PagodaQuan Am pagodaQuan Am Pagoda is another favourite. It was established by Cho Lon’s Fujianese community and dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy. A recent renovation has removed some of its edge but it is still worth visiting. Phuc An Hoi Quan Pagoda is also close by.Street food in Cho LonStreet food in Cho LonCho Lon is home to a wide array of traditional Vietnamese and Chinese restaurants. In District 5, both Tan Nguyen Thai and Tien Phat Dim Sum have become somewhat famous among locals and expats. Both serve up an incredible variety of steamed or pan-fried Chinese dumplings. Like the rest of Cho Lon and the rest of city for that matter, they are both a bit hectic and chaotic, yet make for a great meal if you are in the area exploring. Within the confines of Binh Tay Market, there is a great food court that serves up local specialties. It is usually on the busy side, yet a nice way to get a glimpse into the culture and to find a fantastically cheap meal.Source Hiasia
What to do if you have only one day in Saigon

What to do if you have only one day in Saigon

You have ever wondered if it is enough time to visit Saigon in one day. Don’t worry! You can still see many of the city’s unique and interesting landmarks.Enjoy a street-side breakfastEnjoy a street-side breakfastIt is easy to start your day with a nutritious breakfast in the city with so much delicious food to choose from. Have a hot bowl of pho or grab a banh mi on the go with a traditional coffee. A combination of fried eggs, meat and onions are served in a personal pan with a loaf of crispy baguette.Then, let start your day with full of energy!Take a walk around the Reunification PalaceTake a walk around the Reunification PalaceReunification Palace was the home and workplace of the French Governor of Cochin-China. It has lush gardens, secret rooms, antique furniture, and a command bunker. It's still in use to host important occasions in Ho Chi Minh, including APEC summits.Walking through the palace with a guide if you would like to learn more about its history. Or simply have a quick look at this retro structure from the outside.Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 11:00 & 13:00 - 16:00Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh CityTicket price: 40,000 VNDDelve into history at the War Remnants MuseumDelve into history at the War Remnants MuseumVisit the War Remnants Museum for an eye-opening look at a very dark period of the country’s history. Graphic photographs and American military equipment are on display. There is a helicopter with rocket launchers, a tank, a fighter plane, a single-seater attack aircraft. The most talked-about exhibits at the War Remnants Museum are the ‘tiger cages'. The South Vietnamese government kept their political prisoners in these confinements.Opening Hours: Daily 07.30 - 12.00 & 13:30 – 17:00Location: 28 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh CityTicket price: 40,000 VNDDrop by the Saigon Notre-Dame CathedralDrop by the Saigon Notre-Dame CathedralSaigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the late 1880s by French colonists, is one of the few remaining strongholds of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam.Head to another landmark structure in the city, Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Only a short walk from Independence Palace, the cathedral is a little bit of Paris right in the centre of Saigon.Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 17:00Address: 1 Cong Xa Paris Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh CitySend a postcard from Saigon Central Post OfficeSend a postcard from Saigon Central Post OfficeJust opposite the cathedral, you can stop by the striking Saigon Central Post Office. A grand 19th-century building, its architecture is just as beautiful from the inside as it is from the outside. The building is a still a functioning post office so you could even send a postcard from here.Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 19:00Address: 2 Cong Xa Paris Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh CityHunt for hidden gems in Ben Thanh MarketHunt for hidden gems in Ben Thanh MarketBen Thanh is a vibrant spot in the city and popular with tourists so it can get crowded. There is lots of food to choose from and also many vendors selling local handicrafts, knick-knacks and souvenirs. Prepare for lots of people, noise and come ready to bargain.Opening Hours: Daily 6:00 –24:00Address: Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh, VietnamWander along Bui Vien Walking StreetWander along Bui Vien Walking StreetBui Vien is the famous backpacker street in Ho Chi Minh City. There are many shops, restaurants and drinking places to hang out at here and in the streets around this district. Bun Cha 145 is a popular restaurant along Bui Vien with delicious and cheap food.Address: Bui Vien Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh CityEnjoy your short trip in Saigon!Source Internet
Things to do in Ha Noi at night

Things to do in Ha Noi at night

Ha Noi, the capital of Vietnam is not famous for its nightlife, but it is still an interesting one for those visiting the city. There are still thousands of things to do and places to visit in this Ha Noi at night.Go shopping at Ha Noi night marketGo shopping at Ha Noi night marketGoing to night markets is one of the worthwhile things to do in Ha Noi as it is a funny way to discover the local life. This seems to become more of habit and hobby of the Hanoians although their purpose for going there is not always for shopping. They sometimes visit the night market just to immerse in the lively and bustling atmosphere of Ha Noi, and to gather with their friends to talk, chat, and enjoy their favorite street foods.Visit Quang Ba flower marketVisit Quang Ba flower marketQuang Ba flower market supplies all the floral shops and vendors of Ha Noi, so to get the freshest flowers they can for the day, the owners enjoy browsing this market in the morning. There are so many colors and fragrances thanking to the many species of flowers sold here, it is a little bit like walking into a giant outdoor garden, but at night.Watch a water puppet showWatch a water puppet showThe Water Puppet Theatre is a must-visit if you travel in Ha Noi for the first time, especially, live music and sketches of the local lifestyle. This ancient art form of water puppetry has a long association but the original, and widely regarded as the best theatre in town is the Thang Long Puppet Theatre in the Hoan Kiem District. Puppets dance and slide gracefully over the water, depicting stories of ancient myths and folklore which are easy to grasp for foreign guests.Enjoy Vietnam Central CircusEnjoy Vietnam Central CircusThe Vietnam Central Circus is ideal for a day of family-friendly fun, where travelers can enjoy live performances and simple fairground games within a large park in the south of the city. Featuring clowns, acrobats and animal performances, the Central Circus in Ha Noi follows a fairly predictable schedule, but it can be a lot of fun.Chug beer at Bia Hoi junctionChug beer at Bia Hoi junctionLocated at the corner of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets in the center of the Old Quarter, the Junction is regarded as the quintessential nightlife spot in the city. This is perhaps not the best beer-selling place, but it is the best place to enjoy beer in the good atmosphere. It is a familiar destination for both Western and Vietnamese customers to sit together on plastic chairs, chat with each other about various topics and enjoy the simple beauty of the daily life in Ha Noi.Source Hiasia
What to do for first-time travelers in Can Tho

What to do for first-time travelers in Can Tho

Can Tho is the largest city in Mekong Delta. It is a buzzing town with a lively waterfront lined with sculpted gardens, an appealing blend of narrow backstreets and wide boulevards, and perhaps the greatest concentration of foreigners in the delta.It is also the perfect base for nearby floating markets, the major draw for tourists who come here to boat along the many canals and rivers leading out of town.“Selfie” in Ninh Kieu Wharf“Selfie” in Ninh Kieu WharfNinh Kieu Wharf is located on the bank of Hau River, a tributary of the Mekong River, close to the centre of the city. At this place people can enjoy specialties especially rice liquor with eel hotpot. The restaurant has two floors with capacity of more than hundreds of people. People can enjoy the food and experience magnificent scenes as well as river traffic at the same time. Citizens also come to its wharf’s park for their outside activities.Visit Binh Thuy Ancient HouseVisit Binh Thuy Ancient HouseLocated at 26/1A Bui Huu Nghia Street in Binh Thuy ward, about five kilometers from downtown Can Tho, the house is filled with features that represent rural areas in the Mekong Delta region during the 20th century.It has high ceiling decorated with patterns, many simple doors and windows make this place look spacious. The front of the house was decorated with reliefs. All bricks and fences defending the campus were directly delivered from France.Enjoy Fresh Fruit in Can Tho OrchardsEnjoy Fresh Fruit in Can Tho OrchardsTourism gardens which are laden with fruit attract more and more people. The orchards are located along all roads and canals in Can Tho, offering tourists the chance to taste various kinds of tropical fruits. The largest orchards are My Khanh, Mr. Sau Duong’s orchard, Binh Thuy orchid garden, etc.Go shopping in Cai Rang Floating MarketGo shopping in Cai Rang Floating MarketThe biggest floating market in the Mekong Delta, Cai Rang is just 6 km from Can Tho in the direction of Soc Trang. The market is best around 6 am to 7 am, and it is well worth getting here early to beat the boatloads of tourists and the heat. This is a wholesale market, so look at what is tied to the long pole above the boat to figure out what they are selling to smaller traders.This market specifically trades fruits, agricultural products within the area. Tourist should go there once for shopping or enjoy a traditional market on the river with the crowded and busy atmosphere here. This will be a very strange and interesting experience on your tour.Watch birds in Bang Lang Stock GardenWatch birds in Bang Lang Stock GardenThis place is one of the biggest bird sanctuary in Cuu Long Delta. On the way from Can Tho to Long Xuyen (An Giang), surpass Thot Not about 5km, you can reach Bang Lang Stork Garden.Walking along the small river, under shady row of trees and nearby harvested fields, you can observe thousands of storks from different species while they are living lively in the natural habitat.Source Hiasia
Historic sites you should visit in Vietnam

Historic sites you should visit in Vietnam

You will regret if you miss visiting historical sites which reflect a dark side of the country heavily affected by war for centuries. This list picks up the best places of historical interest to visit around Vietnam, from the rudimentary hand-dug tunnels to a brutal prison complex where thousands of Vietnamese people died.Con Dao Prison ComplexIt has been 42 years since the prisons of Con Dao were shut down, horrific memories still cast a forbidding shadow over this quiet town. Being called “the true hell on earth,” this used to be home to tens of thousands of Vietnamese prisoners who suffered and died at the hands of French colonials at first and later the US-backed South Vietnamese government between 1863 and 1975. Fettered and contorted mannequins bring the bone-chilling experience to reality.Hoa Lo PrisonWhile historical museums in Hanoi are mostly rather propagandist and perhaps superficial, Hoa Lo Prison can be a good fit to get knowledge on the city’s back story. Despite many modern restorations, it offers a real sense of the past. Head to the gloomy rooms to see erstwhile prison cells which witnessed the incarceration of the US pilots, including Senator John McCain and more importantly, the ghastliness and barbarity that many Vietnamese nationalist leaders and revolutionaries suffered during the French colony.Cu Chi TunnelsCu Chi Tunnels, a complex network of underground tunnels were firstly built in the late 1940s during the French colonial period and later were expanded in the early 1960s when the US escalated its military presence in South Vietnam to support a non-Communist regime. Read more about Cu Chi Tunnels here to understand their significant role in the country’s war history.My Son Cham RuinsMy Son sanctuary which houses Vietnam’s most extensive Cham ruins once served as the religious and political center of the kingdom of Champa for centuries. The fact that it is constantly compared with Angkor Wat of the Khmer kingdom may cause the misleading impression of the natural beauty of My Son Cham ruins. The temples were discovered by the French archaeologists in the late 19th century but later suffered from heavy destruction from the US bombs.Source: Internet
A rustic beauty of central city, Quang Ngai

A rustic beauty of central city, Quang Ngai

Quang Ngai seems an overgrown village with no obvious attractions, so most visitors only drop by for a spot of grazing at lunchtime. However, each place will have a particularly attractive spot, which you never know if you do not try to discover it once.Sa HuynhSa HuynhLocated in southern Quang Ngai province, Sa Huynh attracts a significant number of tourists every year due to its gorgeous seashore. Known as the largest salt field in the middle part of the country, the destination has raised a special feeling of curiosity among travelers who first come here.Besides, fresh seafood adds to the reasons why you should go to Sa Huynh once in a lifetime. And if you prefer to spend your nights here, do not be nervous since a great number of qualified resorts and motels are there to cater for the accommodation demand of guests.Dao Ly Son (Ly Son Island)Dao Ly SonIf Hawaii is addressed as the pearl of the Pacific Ocean, Ly Son is favorably called a fairy island for its miraculous beauty.Ly Son Island is no longer a strange destination for those who are interested in traveling. Located around 30 kilometers off shore, with an area of 10 kilometers square and population of up 20,000 inhabitants, the so-called paradise leaves unforgettable memories in visitors’ soul afterwards. Among all landscapes detected there, To Vo gate is presumably a preferable check-in place of many people, especially teenagers.Visitors should not miss the museum showcasing hundreds of valuable documents, photos, and exhibits of Hoang Sa (Paracel) troops, Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos. A trip to this natural pearl island of temples, sleeping volcanoes, and fragrant fresh garlic and onions is truly unforgettable.Chung Tich Son MyChung Tich Son MyIt is exactly an ideal destination for those who have a passion for historical events and relics. It is rumored that on 16th March, 1968, a small village occurred a terrifying war disaster in which innocent ordinary people, including the old, women, children were all killed.Visitors have a chance to review the evidences and think of the utmost suffering of the innocent victims of war. Chung tich Son My welcomes all visitors every day, especially foreigners who are increasing per year. Many American veterans come here to confess their sin towards the ill-fated victims, or to express their sympathy towards the painful losses caused to the local population by their action.Nui Thien AnNui Thien AnClassified as one national historical monument by Ministry of Culture and Information, Thien An has become a crowded tourist attraction for the past 20 years. You can drive motorbikes or cars from Quang Ngai city to here by yourself.From the top of the mountain, a breathtaking view of the whole province with rivers, fields, and villages will appear in front of your eyes, which makes you feel like grasping the nature in the back of your hand.Thac Trang Minh Long (Minh Long White Waterfall)Thac Trang Minh LongThac Trang is a wonderful destination to take into consideration. Located about 23 kilometers from the provincial city to the Southwest of Minh Long district, it is considered the most picturesque waterfall detected in mountainous areas of Quang Ngai. At the foot of the cascade appears a deep natural reservoir that extends hundreds of meters- an ideal spot for some selfie photos with your friends.Take your time and you can explore new things here!Source Hiasia
Visit top attractions in Vientiane, Laos

Visit top attractions in Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane, the capital of Laos, is located in the heart of Laos. It is on the bank of the Mekong River near the border with Thailand and prides itself for its Buddhist temples and French colonial architecture scattered throughout the city.If you are the first-time traveler in Vientiane, it makes sure that you are interested in 6 following destinations.Pha That LuangPha That LuangThe great golden stupa is a national symbol of Laos both of Buddhism and national sovereignty. Legend has it that part of Buddha’s breast bone is buried here. Originally dating back to 300 CE, the most recent restoration was completed in the 1930s. In November visitors can take part in the three-day Boun That Luang Festival, one of the biggest in Vientiane.Patuxai Victory GatePatuxai Victory GateThe Patuxai Victory Gate is a massive concrete arch on Lang Xang Avenue. Reminiscent of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, it features Buddhist symbols and Hindu deities, with 5 ornate towers built in traditional Laotian style.The monument is surrounded by Patuxai Park, which makes for a pleasant evening stroll in Vientiane. For about 5,000 kip, you can climb a spiral stairway to the tower’s observation deck, it offers stunning city views, particularly at sunset.Black Stupa (That Dam)Black Stupa (That Dam)That Dam, or black stupa, is located on a quiet roundabout not far from Talat Sao (the morning market) and the American Embassy. That in Laotian refers to an inverted bell shape (or unopened lotus flower) structure that usually contains relics of the Buddha. Legend has it that a seven-headed water serpent – a ‘Naga’ lived here to protect the stupa that was once covered in pure gold.During the Siamese-Laotian war in the 1820s, the gold was pillaged and taken to Siam, now Thailand, leaving the legacy that is the black stupa today. Known as the ‘Black Stupa', many locals believe this mythological structure was once inhabited by a seven-headed dragon (now dormant) that stood to protect the city from the threat of the Siamese.Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan) is a famous sculpture park with more than 200 religious statues including a huge 40-metre high reclining Buddha image. The most outstanding ones include Indra, the king of Hindu gods riding the three-headed elephant, a four-armed deity sitting on a horse and an artistic deity with 12 faces and many hands, each holding interesting objects.There is a local coffee shop offering food and drinks to tourists at one end of the park right next to the Mekong River that makes a great spot to chill after all the walking and climbing. Among the popular snacks are papaya salad, fried bananas and cold Lao beer. It also has a souvenir shop and restrooms.COPE Visitor CentreCOPE Visitor CentreLocated on Kouvieng Road just down from the morning market, the COPE Visitor Center shows the dark history of the Lao Civil War and the 260 million bombs that were dropped on Laos from 1964-1973. COPE provides artificial limbs and rehabilitation for people, many of them children, who have lost limbs due to UXOs, or unexploded ordinances.Laos National Cultural HallLaos National Cultural HallThe Lao National Cultural Hall showcases classical performances and French films in central Vientiane. The large building has traditional Lao architecture, with white-and-gold accents and intricate carvings of Buddhist symbols. Located on Nokeokoummane Road, the Lao National Cultural Hall also hosts modern events, such as car shows and kid-friendly activities from time to time.Source Internet
2 day trip in Cao Bang, Vietnam

2 day trip in Cao Bang, Vietnam

Photo Nguyen Mai AnhCao Bang, a mountainous province in the north with a cool climate all year round, has a bunch of magnificent and wild landscapes. The following places are the most interesting and famous in Cao Bang, if you are lucky enough to spend time here, do not miss these points of interest.Ban Gioc WaterfallBan Gioc WaterfallBan Gioc Waterfall is located around 365km from Hanoi in Dam Thuy Commune, Trung Khanh District, which originates from the peaceful Quay Son Rivers. It is the fourth largest waterfall in the world and is also the most beautiful and majestic waterfall in Vietnam. With a width of 300m and a height of 53m, the waterfall is split into three layers. It is divided into three falls by trees and rocks. The feature hue of the waterfall in autumn is turquoise. At the foot of the waterfall is a flat and wide river with forests and green grass. Travelers can sit on floating rafts on Quay Son River and see local people fishing. Recently, Ban Gioc Waterfall has been listed by WondersList website in the top ten greatest waterfalls in the world.Nguom Ngao CaveNguom Ngao CaveThis is a large cave formed from the ancient weathering of limestone. Nguom Ngao means tiger cave or cave between rock valleys in Tay language, one of the ethnic groups in Vietnam. It was discovered by local people in 1921. This cave is classified as the most beautiful cave in Vietnam. The system of stalactites and stalagmites has created an extremely magnificent and interesting scene.Nguom Ngao cave has a length of 2,144 meters, with three main gates. Nguom Lom gate is cool all year and hidden under rocks at the foot of the mountain, Nguom Ngao gate is a few hundred steps from the foot of the mountain, and Ban Thuon gate is behind the mountain, adjacent to the Thuon village of the Tay people.Truc Lam Phat Tich PagodaTruc Lam Phat Tich PagodaConsidered as the first pagoda in Northern Vietnam, Truc Lam Phat Tich is built based on the traditional Vietnamese architecture with a three-door gate, Guan Yin statue and a temple of national hero Nung Tri Cao, who led the locals to protect the northern border of Vietnam. The appearance of the pagoda perfects the panoramic view of Cao Bang with natural beauty and religious place.Thang Hen LakesThang Hen LakesThang Hen Lakes are made up of 36 miniature lakes that are all connected through caves and underground passageways. In the rainy season, water levels rise to form a single lake, which meanders through a valley of karst peaks for over 300 kilometres. While the lake is picturesque, it is the rock formations and scenes of daily life that make Thang Hen worth visiting.Pac Bo Cave, President Ho Chi Minh’s Hide-OutPac Bo Cave, President Ho Chi Minh’s Hide-OutMost sights dedicated to Ho Chi Minh are geared to Vietnamese tourists and are of little interest to Westerners. Pac Bo follows the party line. Pac Bo is the site where, returning to Vietnam after more than 30 years of exile, a fired-up Ho Chi Minh began planning the revolution in 1941, living in caves and protected by local people.The approach to the site is lined with big concrete pavilions and walkways. An open parking area gives way to paved paths along the picturesque Lenin River at the foot of the Karl Marx Mountain (Ho Chi Minh named them himself). Paths take you to some small cave sites, and signs lead the way to places where Ho wrote, slept, and ate; but the real business at Pac Bo is family swimming and picnicking.Source Internet