A sleeping beauty with nice mountains and cave, seafood are awesome and inexpensive, you can have double dish with same price as in Ho Chi Minh or any other coastal cities in Vietnam, very quite and peaceful in general, maybe not for young people but highly recommended for matured, who looking for peaceful trip.
This city looks clean and is not developed or noisy like many others has a relaxed feel and streets tidy and tidy houses plenty of trees parks along the river views to green island overall pleasant .
Not much nightlife city is quite other than usual market activity
Look for the market and when looking for the Hotel after arriving, you will see it from far away as the " Green Hotel" this is also the River Hotel!
It is quite a pretty place with attractive riverside.There was a festival of its founding ,with a colourful display of dragons etc.
Only basic goods and food are available,good salad and fruit.Oasis cafe,British run, offers a haven with excellent breakfast and comfort food, beer.This is a frontier town,loads of hotels.Oasis good for information and onward travel.
It is quite famous for the natural sightseeing such as Ba Hon, Hon Phu Tu... The seafood is delicious and fresh here, should enjoy.