I was first there in 1993 just after the country opened up ( Doi Moi ) and I agree with you there was nothing there.taabarang wrote: ↑Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:35 pmI was first there during the rainy season of 2000. It was overpriced, generally overrated and highly polluted from rivers that dumped sewage into the bay. Boring place and poor culinary offerings for the wonderful cuisine of Vietnam. Nice bus ride to Dalat though.
As of today there is no pollution and there must've been phenomenal investment by the Chinese with high-rise towers and good roads everywhere.
It is certainly not overpriced and you will be very surprised if you compare it to the prices in Cambodia
it can even boast as having the longest overwater cable car ride in the world to an adjoining island resort
and how you can say Vietnamese culinary offerings are poor if you are comparing it to what you can get in Cambodia is quite astonishing