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41 Nguyen Hue Blvd., Ho Chi Minh City, , Vietnam

Since the “Five O’Clock Follies” (the U.S. military’s daily press briefings during the Vietnam War) were held downstairs, the rooftop garden—with its wacky Dr. Seussian topiary—became a beloved journo hangout, and remains an essential tourist stop to this day. If you can endure the schmaltzy Vietnamese pop music, you’ll be rewarded with a fun, lively scene and stirring views of downtown Saigon.

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Rooftop Garden at The Rex Hotel

Since the “Five O’Clock Follies” (the U.S. military’s daily press briefings during the Vietnam War) were held downstairs, the rooftop garden—with its wacky Dr. Seussian topiary—became a beloved journo hangout, and remains an essential tourist stop to this day. If you can endure the schmaltzy Vietnamese pop music, you’ll be rewarded with a fun, lively scene and stirring views of downtown Saigon.