The stunning landscapes and floating villages of the Mekong Delta have made it one of South East Asia’s most enchanting locations and the lifeblood of its local community, central to its culture and steeped in ancient legend. Meander along in a traditional long-tail boat, passing flooded rice paddies, floating markets and rural villages housed in stilted houses along its banks.
Back on the mainland, skyscrapers and colonial architecture stand side by side in the fascinating Saigon (now officially called Ho Chi Minh City), a cosmopolitan metropolis teeming with history. Take in the colonial architecture at the likes of the city’s central post office and the French colonists’ legacy at the Notre Dame cathedral, fuelled by the fantastic street food as you explore. Nearby you’ll find the eye-opening Cu Chi tunnels, a must-see for a fascinating glimpse into the Vietnam War.