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Vietnam - Leisure, Entertainment and Sports

Vietnam has emerged as a very competitive area for sports in Asia. Martial arts are quite common as are a variety of sports such as soccer, football, gold\f, running, tennis, and more. Vietnam is also beginning to emerge as a real player in the world of golf with courses from Vungtau to further north up the coast.

While one often gets the impression that life never slows down in Vietnam, the Vietnamese actually display the adage "work hard, play hard" well! Activities range from wonderful amusement parks such as Dem Sen park in Saigon, the Ice House in Saigon with its many hand carved ice sculptures including a very cool indoor ice slide that will delight you especially when the outside temperatures are above 32c! There are fabulous beaches up and down Vietnam's coast with beaches in Danang being named in the top 20 of the world's greatest beaches. Phan Thiet, which is only about 3 hours up the coast from Saigon, is world class and there is an abundance of sightseeing there as well as throughout the country that will please even the best traveled. From the incredible Halong Bay in the north to the far reaches of the Mekong, there's an abundance of leisure activities along with incredible food to keep your energy levels up throughout the country to keep you well pleased with your adventure in Vietnam.

Entertainment is something else that you will not find difficult to find in Vietnam. From the world famous mua roi nuoc-water puppets in Hanoi, the arts in Saigon, to even the most common of entertainments such as taking in a movie in a real air-conditioned movie theatre, there is an abundance of things one has available to do in the country. Sometimes it's also just interesting to sit at a cafe sipping a Vietnamese coffee like Trung Nguyen and watch the frenetic pace of the country unfold before your very eyes!

If shopping is something you enjoy, please note that shops are generally open from 7 or 8am to 11 or 11:30pm. Some are open from 1 or 2pm to 4 or 5pm.

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