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5 Best Places to Retire in Vietnam

By Betsy Burlingame

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3) Phan Thiet

Phan Thiet

With a population of over 300,000, the coastal city of Phan Thiet, Vietnam offers beautiful beaches and bustling city streets. An expat in Phan Thiet said the best advice he received before moving to Phan Thiet was, "The only advice I've got was to forget everything and start from scratch. I did not realize that he meant really from scratch! In Vietnam, everything goes in another way than we are used to. I mean: everything!" Expats enjoy eating at Sandals Bar & Restaurant at the Mia beachfront resort and Breeze Restaurant.

Phan Thiet, Vietnam

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Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

First Published: Oct 23, 2017

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