Tuesday consisted of meetings with three further Vietnamese developers interested in selling overseas, including one from Da Nang, an altogether different proposition as the area is home to many luxury holiday villas.
We then accepted an invitation to lunch on the condition that we got to sample a basic local restaurant and the illusive bowl of pho (traditional Vietnamese noodle soup in chicken/beef broth) we’d been craving since arrival; sadly it’s much better than the HK version we pay so much more for! We ate in a tourist friendly restaurant called Pho 2000 which rose to prominence because of a visit from Bill Clinton in the year (you guessed it) 2000.
Despite the popularity, there was nothing to detract from the local feel. Unfortunately this spelled the end of our trip and we made our way to the airport with a quick stop off at the War Remnants Museum and Independence Palace en route to learn a little more about the city’s deep history and rather unfortunate recent past.
Given it’s proximity to Hong Kong, ease of access and wide variety of activities, I couldn’t recommend this as a weekend destination; I would have loved to have spent another 24 hours as I feel like I’d only just scratched the surface of what HCMC has to offer.
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The same could perhaps be said about it’s investment potential and should you have any interest in Vietnam, HCMC or Golden River specifically, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the team via IRS@savills.com.hk or +852 2842 2272.