Vietnam is one of the most diverse and vibrant countries of the world with a mix of thriving nightlife, areas of unspoilt mountain regions, beaches and national parks to explore. Opportunities for sampling the Vietnamese nightlife scene have increased dramatically in recent years. Big cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are now full of lively pubs, clubs and bars. The same applies to many tourist destinations such as Halong Bay, Mui Ne and Phan Thiet. The good news is that it's not particularly expensive to go out at night as Vietnam brews some of the cheapest draft beer in the world. But the nighttime fun doesn't just extend to drinking. You can always catch one of the many beautiful culture shows which present the important and rich facets of Vietnamese culture. Nighttime entertainment choices include the famous Vietnamese Water Puppet Show and traditional dance shows. There are also a number of major cultural and religious festivals held in cities, towns and villages in Vietnam throughout the year.