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This homestay near Saigon has just what you need for a city break

By Thanh Tuyet   July 19, 2017 | 05:22 pm GMT+7

Experience waterway life just 30 minutes from downtown Saigon at this riverside resort in Binh Chanh District.

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Just a 30-minute drive from downtown Ho Chi Minh City, eight wooden cottages with thatched roofs stand humbly in the middle of a pond where you can see lotus flowers, water lilies and mangrove palms.

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Connected by wooden bridges, these cottages are a world apart from city life.

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But they are still well-equipped with all your home comforts.

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Want some cool fresh air and greenery? Just open the window.

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Row a boat through the mangrove palms during, take a cooking class and visit the fruit and vegetable gardens nearby.

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Then enjoy a barbecue in the evening.

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The cost is VND1.5 million ($66) per night for a small cottage for two, and VND1.7 million ($75) for a bigger cottage.