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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Vietnam, South East Asia your home away from home

Vietnam is opening its doors to the outside world and the opportunity to see its unspoilt natural treasures, amazing cities and historic culture should not be missed. Hanoi is the Vietnam’s capital city in the north of the country and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly known as Saigon, is in the south. Both are quite different experiences and a two centre holiday staying at two Vietnam holiday rentals in the best way to see all aspects of this amazing country. The main language is Vietnamese although french and English is spoken by some. The currency is the Dong.

Things to Do in Vietnam

Sample the french-inspired cuisine in HCMC and go shopping on the thriving Ben Thanh Market, one of more than 40 markets which have sprung up in recent times. You can haggle for everything from cobra wine to fine silks and Japanese gadgets. Pose for a photograph outside the City Hall, next to the statue of Uncle Ho and make sure you visit one of the very pleasant pagodas in the city with their gorgeous sculptures. You can rent a motorbike to get around for just a few dollars a day. In Hanoi, explore this french colonial town on foot and appreciate its faded charm. Go shopping in the mazelike Old Quarter of Hanoi and pick up antiques, flowers and local handicrafts. Sample the local ‘Cha Ca’, a delicious red fish stew served with rice noodles, shrimp sauce, fried peanuts and pickled vegetables.

Places to Visit in Vietnam

Rex’s Hotel in HCMC is the gathering place for ex-Pats and westerners and is a great place to chat with a drink beneath decorative fairy lights serenaded by caged singing birds. In the city, the Reunification Palace is exactly as it was the day Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese, including the tank on the front lawn. Those interested in the war will want to visit the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels of the Viet Cong. In Hanoi the crowded streets carry the names of what to expect as you shop - Rice Street, Silk Street and even Pots and Pans Street! The main sights are the 900-year old Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Weather in Vietnam

Vietnam is so long that is has a tropical climate in the south and a subtropical climate in the north, although both are affected by the monsoon season. North Vietnam has a cool winter around 22°C (72°F) from November to April and a hotter humid summer with monsoon rains. South Vietnam is hot from March to May, reaching 30°C (86°F) with possible monsoon rains from May to October.

Travel to Vietnam

The Noi Ban (HAN) International Airport is 35km (21 miles) north of Hanoi and buses and taxis are available to take travellers into the city. Tan son Nhat (SGN) Airport is just outside Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and taxis are the best way to travel to your Vietnam holiday rental. Flights from Paris to Hanoi take approximately 12 hour.

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                                                                                                      Host Kate and Jane have been very helpful and kind all the way from before arrival until the day we

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                                                                                                      Host Kate and Jane have been very helpful and kind all the way from before arrival until the day we leave. The place is neat and perfect as described thus would like to stay in there again!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      I spent all of August in Hanoi Vietnam; and needless to Say, the experience was such an amazing one.

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                                                                                                      I spent all of August in Hanoi Vietnam; and needless to Say, the experience was such an amazing one. Bruce is such a wonderful guy, he ensures that all your requirements are fully met. His weekly texts is to make sure that your stay and comfortablility is 100% up to your standard. He treats you like VIP. The place itself is absolutely astonishing as it has 2 floors and a balcony. The location is in the heart of Hanoi Literally a 5 minutes walk from the Old Hanoi district, and it is conveniently located next to all the tourist attractions like Bun cha Obama ( a restaurant where Obama dined in). I highly recommend this place to anyone. Bruce is a true homie and he'll make sure everything you need is fully met. Thank you so much brother. If I am ever in Hanoi again, I'll turn to you for a place to crash again haha. RYAN THAI
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 04, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017