Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City as it is known is truly and very palpably the heart of Vietnam. It leaves zillions of images in the head : the resilience of the people during the war, on evidence at the Cu Chi tunnels; the beautiful French architecture in the city centre; the quaintly narrow and high houses, oddly interspersed with high rises; the rampant street side cafes, the battalion of bandit lookalike riders into you from everywhere and undeniably, the exciting nightlife
Once was called the Pearl of the Far-East, Saigon Gia Dinh – later renamed as Ho Chi Minh City – has never failed that title. Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city and one of Vietnam’s key cultural, trading and education hubs. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Oriental style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in very special sense.
Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture and lifestyle represent special Vietnamese traits with contemporary touch of American and French characteristics. The city nowadays is a popular tourist destination due to its fascinating culture, classic French architecture, and sleek skyscrapers as well as ornate temples and pagodas. The city is also filled with rooftop bars that overlook Saigon and beyond, while fantastic restaurants offer a combination of French, Chinese, and, of course, local Vietnamese cuisine.
Other Destinations in Vietnam…
There are other interesting golf or leisure destinations in Vietnam that you can visit. So if you are looking for a pre or post tour, here is some information on locations you can visit.
Danang is in the centre of Central Vietnam, and the third largest city in the country. It is home to the spectacular Non Nuoc Beach on the South China Sea also known as the China Beach and one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world. Further, it is the gateway to UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Imperial City of Hue, the Old Town of Hoi An, and the ruins of My Son, all places which really are about a trip down the lane of history, culture and the glory of the Champa civilization. This is much in contrast with what the rest of the country is about and helps make it unique as a destination.
Now with 3 world class golf courses in Danang, there is an even greater invitation to explore this part of Vietnam. Three legends of golf, Colin Montgomerie, Greg Norman and Sir Nick Faldo have put together 3 gems around Danang over the last 5 years. The 3 high quality golf courses represent the sentiment in the country to drive tourism and investment in the sector and clearly place Danang on the map as a place to go to for a golf holiday.
Located in the North and known as the ‘Paris of the East’ or the heart of Vietnam, Hanoi is one of Asia’s most charming cities which had been established and developed for over 1,000 years since 1010. Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital is known for its lakes, none more famous than the central Hoan Kiem Lake – around which it seems the essence of life in the city can be captured. Hanoi dazzles visitors with its unique blend of oriental lifestyle, French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards and peaceful lakes.
Spend your day through 36 streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, enjoy well-known landscape in Hanoi such as The Ho Chi Minh Complex, Literature Temple Quoc Tu Giam, The Museum of Ethnology, Ngoc Son Temple and Sword Lake… and end with a unique of Water Puppet Show is a good way to explore ancient beauty of Hanoi truthfully.
The variety of food & restaurants, the bia hois (kerbside draught beer joints) and galleries that showcase contemporary Vietnamese art also captivate. To party – an active albeit scattered nightlife awaits in bars, discos and karaoke joints!
Coming to golf in Hanoi, you are bound to be surprised with what you can experience. There are abundant high quality golf course options, some of them set in absolutely dramatic landscapes – one could be playing at a different top course everyday on a weeklong golf holiday, which may leave no time for other activities. So, all in all, Vietnam Golf Trophy will showcase the best of sightseeing and golf that Hanoi has to offer. No better place than Hanoi to enjoy a golf tournament holiday.
If you’re looking to visit other parts of Vietnam, send us a message and we’ll be happy to put together an tour plan for you.