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NaDam Spa: Take Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Rd northeast, out of town. Immediately after you cross the Binh Trieu Bridge, turn right down the little dirt road (don't miss the turn!). You will see the Nadam Spa sign for motorcycle parking and staff who will direct you from there, or walk left and then right down a small driveway to this hidden gem.

As with Bangkok's famous Babylon, the owner here has created a private pleasure palace, constructed of traditional Vietnamese architectural elements from Hue. Aside from the luxurious premises, the Vietnamese crowd of mostly young, fit professionals, is unbelievably friendly - nearly everyone will return your smile and most are happy to learn more about you, even if you're not each other's type. The staff are clearly happy, well-trained and welcoming. They keep the superb facilities spotlessly clean. Busy in the afternoons, but, as the night falls the romantic mood takes over and NaDam becomes packed with amorous comrades. Open noon to 11pm. Sauna entry fee is about US$10.

Ha Son Spa for Men See lising under Massage and Spas. Lots of gorgeous and muscular guys on weekends. There are no private rooms, but people usually flirt in the sauna and steam rooms.

Hao Lac Spa Golden Smile: 239 Hoang Sa, P. 11, Dist 3. Gay sauna and spa. 1/F has lockers, dry and wet steam, jacuzzi and relaxing lounge. Friendly neighborhood sauna with massage.

TD Spa (Thanh Dao) 372/25 Cach Mang Thang Tam St (small alley opposite the large "Bakery" shop), Dist 3. Go all the way down to the end of the alley and look for the samll TD sign. This small neighborhood sauna is a little gem. Beautifully decorated in a colorful, Moroccan style. The patrons are gorgeous, fit and friendly. G/F has reception area and lockers (be sure to wear the rubber slippers provided because the stairs and landings are otherwise trecherously slippery). 2/F and 3/F have massage rooms, bathrooms and a resting nook. 4/F has dry sauna, steam room, and a relaxing lounge. That's it - hot men, warm sauna.

Phu Tho Stadium sauna: at Phu Tho Stadium, Dist 10. Very local scene, but friendly for visitors. Almost all the men in this sauna are gay. Steam and dry sauna. Play goes on in the soaking pool. Some guys go to take a rest in the massage rooms. You can wander down the massage room hallway and look over the swinging doors. You can try your hand at giving a massage or watch a massage being given. Busy noon-5pm, quiet after 7pm.

Toan Thang Sauna: 126 Thanh Thai, Dist 10. Clean and fairly well maintained by Vietnamese standards. The mostly younger crowd is friendly and you can find a few English speakers.

The Men Spa & CLinic: 59/10A, Pham Viet Chanh Str, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1. Well designed with luxury service, could be compared to Nadam Spa. Restricted to privated customers.

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