Strategies[ edit ] The signing of the Paris Peace Accords in January did not end the fighting in South Vietnam since both sides violated the cease-fire and attempted to gain control of as much territory as possible. Occupation meant population control in any future negotiations or reunification effort. The three-phase North Vietnamese "Land-grabbing-and population nibbling" campaign, for example, included four division-sized attacks to seize strategically advantageous positions.
Bear in mind that, although these are both very pretty beaches, the water and sand are not quite the same quality as other popular beach destinations in Vietnam, such as Mui Ne, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc. Stretching from a sandbar in the west, all the way to the tiny fishing hamlet of Ho Tram in the east, this beach is over ten kilometres of fine sand backed by casuarina trees.
To the west of the beach, the long sandbar, formed by the Ray River, is a terrific location, with the East Sea on one side and the river and mangrove forest on the other. Moving east from the sandbar, most of the land between the road and the beach has been portioned off for the development of large resorts and residences, including the ultra-luxurious Hamptons.
However, construction work is very slow, and the only resort to have opened on this section of beach is the superb Ho Tram Beach Boutique Resort. Further east, towards Ho Tram fishing hamlet, there are several thatched seafood restaurants which also rent deck chairs on the beach, and some offer camping too.
Just before the crossroads at Ho Tram hamlet, Sanctuary luxury villas offers a glimpse of what the future holds for this beach.
But, apart from that, Ho Tram hamlet is still a pretty local, sandy and salty place. However, the little seafood shacks lining the road are excellent, and there are several cheap accommodation options too.
Stretching for 10 kilometres from the bluff just north of Ho Tram hamlet, Ho Coc Beach is an arc of light-coloured sand backed by densely forested hills.
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When seen on a good day from the top of the bluff, the curving bay, blue sea and green hills are very picturesque. Lording it over the entire bay, The Grand Ho Tram is a recently opened integrated resort, which has really put this area on the map. Moving northeast up the bay, down from the hill, the forest gives way to the sea.
Several informal beach shacks and seafood restaurants offer access to this great portion of beachfront. Opposite, there are two large, sprawling mid and high-end resorts which charge a small fee for beach access, and where camping is also available.
The beach and scenery here are beautiful, but it should be noted that the sea quality fluctuates during the year, and conditions are often too rough or unpredictable to swim.
The beaches are the main attraction. Camping is increasingly popular on both Ho Tram and Ho Coc, and every year more places open beachside campgrounds where you can either pitch your own tent or rent one.
Prices are reasonable and facilities are good. High-end and mid-range resorts generally allow non-guests to access their beach for a fee and some beach restaurants also rent deck chairs on the sand. Particularly good places include: However, many other people have had the same idea and, sadly, they have not bothered to take their trash with them, leaving an alarming trail of litter which now spoils much of the coastline.
Much of the non-beach side of the road along Ho Tram is filled with tropical fruit plantations and fish farms; water melons and shrimp make up the majority.
Some resorts can arrange mini tours of the farms. Behind Ho Coc beach, the dense jungle is good to explore on foot; ask the reception at your hotel to see what they suggest.
The most popular excursion from the beaches is Binh Chau Hot Springs. A very pretty 20 minute ride from Ho Coc beach, these natural springs are a draw for domestic and Russian tourists.Ho Chi Minh City sorely needs a metro system to help marshal the transport chaos above ground.
First proposed in , the system will run to an estimated five or six lines, with the 20km (part-underground, part-elevated) first line – linking Ben Thanh Market with Suoi Tien in the east – currently slated for a launch. The Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (also named as Bach Khoa University, Abbreviation: HCMUT (or BKU), Vietnamese: Trường Đại học Bách khoa, Đại học Quốc gia Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) is a member college of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City is the flagship university in technology teaching and research activities in Vietnam.
Getting around Ho Chi Minh City is easy thanks to the ease of the public bus system, the airport bus, and tour busses. In fact, the main mode of transportation for tourists in Saigon is by bus. It took a lot of demonstrating to sell the U.S.
Army on motorized transport, but the ultimate incentive came when the American Expeditionary Force entered World War I. The Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon is just a minute drive from Ho Chi Minh International Airport.
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