We’ve got your back if you’re looking to set up somewhere in Vietnam and don’t know where to start. We’ve researched the best cities in Vietnam for digital nomads and put them together in one place. Here’s what we learned!
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam and one of the most beautiful places to live and work in Southeast Asia. The city has excellent museums, a history that goes back to the days of the Vietnam War, and fantastic food and coffee. In Ho Chi Minh City, you can also find plenty of markets with bargaining opportunities (the best place for souvenirs). To top it all off, there are plenty of mountains where you can hike or bike through lush greenery without crowds of tourists and cheap lodging. Everything you need to enjoy working remotely while traveling on a budget!
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is not just the largest city in Vietnam, but also a hub for digital nomads. The city also has splendid markets, mountains and cheap lodging.
The most famous museums include The War Remnants Museum (formerly known as The American War Crimes Museum), which offers visitors an opportunity to learn more about life during wartime taken by soldiers. Ho Chi Minh City Museum is another special spot to visit. Here, you can learn about Vietnam’s history from ancient times until today. Lastly, Reunification Palace was built under French rule before becoming home to presidents after reunification. There are also many temples and churches like the Notre Dame Cathedral, St Joseph’s, and Jade Emperor Pagoda.
Da Nang is known as the most livable and cleanest city in Vietnam. It has a strong economy partially based on tourism, so there are plenty of viable places to work remotely. The city also has a lot of great Vietnamese food and some international restaurants that make it easy to try new things while working at your computer.
It’s the third-largest city in Vietnam and is exceptional for those who want to stay close to the beach and the mountains. There are plenty of quick getaway opportunities outside Da Nang while keeping the hustle and bustle of any big city. Da Nang is also more affordable than Ho Chi Minh City, making it an excellent alternative for those trying to cut expenses.
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and its second most populated city, is a fascinating place for digital nomads. It has everything you need:
- Great cafés, coworking spaces, and events.
- Delicious food.
- Tons of things to do.
- Diverse transportation options.
- An easy airport connection from other parts of Southeast Asia.
Hanoi is also home to some of the country’s oldest historical sites that offer remarkable insights into how it was hundreds if not thousands of years ago (there are even some extraordinary temples where you can chill out). There are also many parks where you can take a break from working and enjoy nature at its best.
But before you can go to Vietnam to live and work remotely, you’ll need to apply for a visa. You can apply online for a [Vietnam Tourist Visa] and spend 30 days relaxing in the country. During this time, we recommend exploring these three cities and finding the one that resonates with you. Applying for this visa won’t take you more than 15 minutes, and you get it directly to your email inbox in less than a week. Vietnam is one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia, and it’s worth checking out for an extended stay.
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