South Vietnam

With war tourism being one of its biggest draws, it does not come as a surprise that Ho Chi Minh’s Museum that is stacked with war remnants, and war-themed historical park that draws its ideas from an underground guerrilla troop base that existed back in the day, are on every tourists checklist on their trip to South Vietnam.

As far as beaches go, tourists usually stop by Nha Trang, that has breathtaking islands such as Monkey island, Ebony island, Bamboo island and Silkworm island. If you are looking for something different, then you may want to stop by the Phu Quoc Island, where you can find everything from pepper fields to POW camps. Adventure enthusiasts would enjoy biking, trekking or rock climbing in the Central Highlands in South Vietnam. If French architecture and scenic vistas are what you’re looking for then Dalat may be right up your alley.

Explore south Vietnam

With war tourism being one of its biggest draws, it does not come as a surprise that Ho Chi Minh’s Museum that is stacked with war remnants, and war-themed historical park that draws its ideas from an underground guerrilla troop base that existed back in the day, are on every tourists checklist on their trip to South Vietnam.

Vietnamese cuisine

picking up noodles out of a bowl of pho

While Vietnamese cuisine is known for its trademark noodles, in the south you will find that rice takes its place above noodles. Owing to its large coastline, seafood is a dominant part of the cuisine. Every meal will be accompanied by a platter that contains hot pepper, bean threads, cucumber, mint, basil, coriander and other herbs.

Things to do in South Vietnam

Saigon may have some of the craziest traffic that you will find in South Vietnam, but the pulsating traffic is what keeps the city’s heart beating in a way. You will find both souvenirs and clothing at the various discount malls in Saigon, and once you’ve had enough of that you can eat your heart’s fill at one of its many gourmet restaurants.