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Ho Chi Minh among world’s best place for vegan travel

Updated at Thursday, 15 Nov 2018, 10:16
The Hanoitimes - Not all holiday destinations are created equal when it comes to plant-based food.
Ho Chi Minh City has been named among the 15 best place for vegan travel, according to a list released by inews.co.uk, a British newspaper owned and published by Johnston Press.
 
Ho Chi Minh among world’s best place for vegan travel.
Ho Chi Minh among world’s best place for vegan travel.
The website advises travelers that vegan fare in Vietnam needs not being watery noodle soup with a few token vegetables thrown in. While it can be a challenge to sidestep fish or meat broths Saigon has an array of vegan restaurants to keep you occupied.
“Roasted meaty options at Ngoc Tho are convincing and the well concealed Bong Sung welcomes you with jugs of bright fruit juice and superb vegetable dishes. For something quick, try the vegan banh mi at Chan Nhu II. Out of town, the riverside Villa Song crafts exquisite vegan dishes in their upscale Bistro Song Vie,” inews.co.uk wrote.
Melbourne tops the list, followed by Warsaw, Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Bali, Goa, Puglia, London, Athens, Ho Chi Minh City, Prague, New York, Portland, Toronto.
Earlier, Ho Chi Minh City has been named among the six destinations in the world that can be the most popular picks for tourists to kick-off 2019, according to a list released by Skyscanner, a Scotland travel fare aggregator website and travel metasearch engine.
Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as many people still refer to, is the perfect jumping-off point for a trip around Vietnam. “It’s a hearty jumble of rough-and-tumble street food stalls and truly incredible buildings – the Central Post Office was designed by Gustave Eiffel,” Skyscanner wrote.
Skyscanner has some words of advice for travelers that if you want a counter-balance to the joys of Ho Chi Minh City’s coffee shops, banh mi stands and all-night partying in Pham Ngu Lao, take a trip to the War Remnants Museum. It’s an emotional rollercoaster charting the horrors of the Vietnam conflict, and a must-visit for anyone who wants to understand a bit more about the country’s history.
Ho Chi Minh City attracted nearly 4.4 million foreign visitors in the first seven months of 2018, according to the municipal Tourism Department.
In 2018, the city’s Tourism Department plans to complete a tourism development strategy which identifies key tourism products and markets to better serve the demands of both domestic and foreign visitors. The southern metropolis is expected to receive 7.5 million foreign visitors this year.
Ha Phuong
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