Shortly after Christmas I went to Vietnam. I wanted to spend my free time between the holidays in a warm country. My first stop was Saigon.
Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city in Vietnam and located in the very south. It was once the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina. Evidence of this colonial past can still be seen today in many buildings. The city is famous for its food, street markets, roof bars and it’s vibrant coffee culture.
I spent there a few days bevor I made a short trip to a camping site at the Sông Đồng Nai river.
Dương Đông is located on the west coast of Phu Quoc and is the largest town on the island. Close to the town is one of the most popular beaches, the Long Beach which we used for a nice long walk on our first day.
One of the main attractions of Dương Đông is its vibrant night market with a lot of variety of local dishes, such as seafood hotpot, grilled meats, and Vietnamese pancakes.
In the town we booked a boat trip to some smaller islands in the south of Phu Quoc which we visited at the next day.
The sunset town is a huge resort in the style of a Mediterranean town on the coast of the island. It was built by the Sun group, one of the leading leisure facility and park operators in Vietnam. It wasn’t finished and almost empty when we arrived and gave us a kind of ghost town feeling.
Like Sunset Town to the south, Vinpearl Grand World Phú Quoc is a large entertainment complex. This is owned by Vingroup, which also built nearby Vin Wonders amusement park, a massive 27-hole golf course, and is currently working to build one of the largest zoos in the world here.
On the way back home we made a short stopp over in Saigon to enjo the Bến Thành Market and Saigon’s nightlife.
Most of the pictures were taken with a Xiaomi 12S Ultra smartphone. In addition, I used my Fuji X-T2 camera for a few shots.