WHERE TO STAY
This plush hotel has been an institution since it opened in 1959. Foreign journalists used to sit on the roof terrace to file stories and escape the heat; now you can sip champagne and look out over the opera house. Beat jet lag in a downy bed or hit the
quiet pool for some respite.
CARAVELLE HOTEL IN HO CHI MINH
LA RÉSIDENCE HÔTEL & SPA IN HUE
This property is truly an art-deco jewel. A former residence of the French governor, the boutique hotel, which overlooks the Perfume River, has been restored to preserve its 1930s touches. Stroll the grounds, illuminated by fairy lights at night, or take a bicycle into town for coffee.
MUST- VISIT SHOPS
YALY COUTURE IN HOI AN
Master seamstress Yaly Quynh and her team can turn a wide selection of silks and cottons into your heart’s desire.
TAN MY DESIGN IN HANOI
This airy multilevel store carries an exciting mix of high-end home accessories and runway
ready clothing by local designers.
MUST- TRY BITES
RED BRIDGE COOKING SCHOOL IN HOI AN
Learn the basics of pho and the art of wrapping fish curry in banana leaves
(with a frosty beer in hand).