Originally Posted by katalyst
I'd head for Da Lat - it's a scenic and pleasant place to visit. Of the others:
Hue: the main attractions are temples and the imperial palace. What remains of the palace isn't impressive; my imagination wasn't sufficient to make anything of the empty plots with signs that advert to buildings that once were there.
Vung Tau: a dirty strip of beach, garish hotels, a lurid and surreal theme park that only a formerly-communist nation in the developing world could conceive, prostitution.
Da Nang: a semi-industrial city where perhaps the most interesting feature are the remnants of the air force base and kilometres of semi-completed or empty hotels that have been designed to satisfy the vulgar tastes of Chinese tourists.
Hi and thanks for the input. When were you there last? Any other recommendations within driving distance of Saigon?