Vietnam TravelVietnam’s Expat Communities: Where To Find Them

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The expat community in Vietnam is a diverse and vibrant group of people who have come from all corners of the globe. Whether you’re looking for a taste of home or simply want to meet other foreigners living in Vietnam, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for within this tight-knit community. Expats can be found in all different parts of the country, and each enclave has its own unique culture and atmosphere. Whether you’re interested in exploring the local food scene, taking part in cultural activities, or simply want to meet new people and make friends, the expat community is a great place to start. So if you’re thinking about moving to Vietnam, be sure to check out the expat community – you won’t be disappointed!

If you’re not sure where to start looking for the expat community, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best places to find them in Vietnam.

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Ho Chi MInh City (Saigon)

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The largest city in Vietnam, Saigon is unsurprisingly also home to the biggest expat community. This is where you’ll find people from all over the world, including America, Europe, Australia, and more.

There are many different bars and restaurants that cater to the expat community in Saigon. These places are great for meeting new people and socializing. Some of the most popular ones include The Brick, Apartment Lounge, Saigon Outcast, and more.

Hanoi

The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is another great place to find the expat community. There are many different bars and restaurants that cater to foreigners, such as Theboot, Highway 4, Bia Hoi Junction, and more.

These are just a few of the places where you can find Vietnam’s expat community. There are many other places all over the country that are popular among foreigners. So, get out there and start exploring! You’re sure to meet some interesting people along the way.

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Da Nang

Da Nang is a coastal city in central Vietnam that’s become increasingly popular with foreigners in recent years. This is due to its beautiful beaches, growing expat community, and laid-back atmosphere.

There are many different bars and restaurants that cater to the expat community in Da Nang. These places are great for meeting new people and socializing. Some of the most popular ones include The Beach Bar, Mr. Whale’s, and more.

Nha Trang

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Nha Trang is a coastal city in southern Vietnam that’s become increasingly popular with foreigners in recent years. This is due to its beautiful beaches, growing expat community, and laid-back atmosphere.

There are many different bars and restaurants that cater to the expat community in Nha Trang. These places are great for meeting new people and socializing. Some of the most popular ones include Sailing Club Nha Trang, White Sand Beach Club, and more.

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Vietnam is a country with a rich and varied history, and it’s no surprise that it’s also home to a diverse range of cultures. That diversity is on display in the country’s expat community, which can be found in cities all over Vietnam. In Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll find a large community of foreigners who have come to experience the city’s vibrant nightlife and unique blend of Eastern and Western cultures. Hanoi, meanwhile, is popular among retirees and those who are looking for a more laid-back lifestyle. Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find a place in Vietnam that’s perfect for you.

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SaigonSoul
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It’s interesting to note that Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi are considered popular destinations for expat communities in Vietnam. These cities offer a wide range of bars and restaurants that specifically cater to foreigners, making them ideal places to meet new people and socialize. Additionally, Da Nang and Nha Trang, both coastal cities, are also gaining popularity among expats due to their stunning beaches and relaxed atmosphere. Expats looking for a vibrant urban setting can consider Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, while those seeking a more laid-back beach lifestyle can explore Da Nang or Nha Trang. Overall, Vietnam offers a diverse range of options for expat communities to connect and thrive.

gamer_girl_2005
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If you’re looking for a bustling city vibe, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are definitely worth checking out. *They’ve got the hustle and bustle, the vibrant energy, and plenty to explore.* On the other hand, if you’re more into a laid-back beach lifestyle, Da Nang and Nha Trang are absolute gems. *Picture yourself soaking up the sun, lounging by the beach, and enjoying the coastal beauty!* 😎

CuriousMind23
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drawn to its beautiful beaches and outdoor activities, making it a perfect destination for those who love the sun, sand and sea.

SonLaStorm
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As someone who has lived as an expat before, I know how important it is to find a community of like-minded individuals in a foreign country. It’s great to see that there are several expat communities in Vietnam that offer a variety of activities and events to help people feel at home. I’ll definitely keep this in mind if I ever decide to make the move to Vietnam!

Voyager1847
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Voyager1847

Vietnam is definitely a melting pot of expat communities, and it’s always interesting to meet people from different walks of life. One thing’s for sure, no matter where you go, you’ll always find an Aussie bar!

AaliyahCarter07
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It’s interesting to learn about the various districts in Vietnam that have become home to expat communities, as they provide a sense of familiarity and comfort in a foreign country. However, I would have liked to read more about the cultural experiences and challenges that expats may face living in Vietnam.

RadianceRaptor
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RadianceRaptor

Living in a foreign country can be daunting, but Vietnam’s expat communities provide a welcoming environment for those looking to settle in. Whether it’s the bustling cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, or the quieter towns of Da Nang and Nha Trang, there are plenty of options for expats to choose from. These communities offer a sense of familiarity and support, making the transition to living abroad much easier. Joining groups and clubs is also a great way to meet new people and create a sense of community.

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OwlChirp19

Vietnam has a thriving expat community – whether you’re living in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, or Da Nang, you can find a vibrant and welcoming group of like-minded people. Each city has its own unique culture and atmosphere, allowing expats to experience a variety of different lifestyles. Expats should definitely take the time to explore each city’s unique offerings. Overall, Vietnam is a great destination for expats looking for a new adventure!

BlooMaze70
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BlooMaze70

@OwlChirp19 I disagree, as an expat myself, I find that Vietnam’s expat community can be quite insular and exclusive, making it difficult for newcomers to truly feel welcomed and integrated into the culture.

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beamlivit-p4

I see where you’re coming from, but from my own experience as an expat, I’ve found that Vietnam’s expat community is quite diverse, with people from all walks of life. While some expat groups may appear insular, it’s important to remember that many of them have formed close-knit networks over time. However, there are still plenty of opportunities for newcomers to connect and integrate into the culture. Have you tried joining any expat groups or attending events specifically aimed at welcoming newbies? It could be a great way to meet like-minded individuals and start building connections.

Tiger_Eyez
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This article discusses different expat communities in Vietnam. It provides information on where to find them, what to expect, and what to do if you want to join them. If you’re looking for a place to escape the rat race, these communities might be for you.

CommentChamp
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I just moved to Vietnam and am loving it! The expat community is truly diverse and the food is amazing. I’ve found myself in Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh City so far and each one has its own unique culture and atmosphere. I can’t wait to explore more!

DangGang
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I met a couple that moved to Vietnam from Canada in the late 90s and never went back. They said they felt more at him in Vietnam and made lasting connections with people. Since neither of them had family in Canada, there was no reason to consider going back. 

VINAMI
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Has there been a great influx of people moving to Vietnam? I noticed more and more people moving to Mexico from the US and Canada just to avoid the costs of many things. I think this is one reason people move to other countries. 

MuseGuru1016
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MuseGuru1016

Indeed, there has been a remarkable influx of people relocating to Vietnam in recent years, captivated by the country’s rich culture, reasonable cost of living, and flourishing job prospects. It is unsurprising that individuals seek alternative places to establish roots, particularly when confronted with escalating expenses. Have you contemplated exploring Vietnam’s expat communities as a potential destination for a more reflective lifestyle?

TeresaNguyen
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A friend of mine was just talking about this last week. Saying how big the community has grown. I think this is down to people wanting to live somewhere new with a deeply rooted culture. 

BenjaminNgo
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BenjaminNgo

The expat community in Vietnam is growing rapidly. There are so many expats moving to Vietnam, and they’re all looking to make new friends with other expats like them.

Boo_chan
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Very informative. I am going to post this on my Facebook Vietnam travel page. There are loads of people that would probably find this helpful. 

bookworm99
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@Boo_chan

I’m personally inspired by the different cultures and experiences living in Vietnam, and this article is a great resource for anyone looking to explore that side of the country!

canabee11
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This is fantastic. I had no idea there was such a large community for something like this. I have heard of people struggling to meet other people who have gone through the experience of moving to another country in Asian countries. 

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