Southeast Asia forum

Hong Kong --> Vietnam Or Thailand. What would you choose? =) Thanks

  • Seven10Hear-

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd June, 2012
    Posts: 3

    Hey Everyone,

    My name is Seven Ten and I am currentlyin Hong Kong. I love this place, but it's time for me to move on to S.E. Asia!

    I'm debating whether to fly to Thailandor Vietnam first...

    On 11/18, Monday, the plane ticket to Hanoi , Vietnam via Kayak is ~250. I chose Hanoi because I want tostart from the North and make my way down South.

    On the same date, flying into Bangkokwould be much cheaper, ~150.

    Normally I would go with the cheaperalternative, but I'm thinking that it will be easier for me to get myVietnam visa in HK, than on the road. Also, Vietnam is on eastern side of the region, making it a good starting point.

    But I do save ~100 usd...

    Thoughts anyone?

    Thanks for reading! Take care Everyone.

    Seven Ten

    #1 Posted: 12/11/2013 - 08:42

  • Advertisement

  • daawgon

    Joined Travelfish
    17th April, 2007
    Posts: 1065
    Total reviews: 2

    I'm a little biased since Hanoi is my very favorite place in SE Asia. I assume you've never been to the area? Bangkok is great, and similar to HK in that it's very developed and impressive to the first timer. Hanoi, on the other hand, is cruder/poorer and still developing to the higher standards. It's my belief that Vietnam is the friendliest country in SEA, but naturally it has a few problems too. The decision is up to you.

    Kayak is not always the best place to look for tickets in SEA. I would try Vietnam Airlines direct.

    #2 Posted: 12/11/2013 - 12:41

  • Tilapia

    Click here to learn more about Tilapia
    Joined Travelfish
    21st April, 2006
    Location Canada
    Posts: 1478
    Total reviews: 15
    Places visited:
    At least 113

    You don't mention whether-or-not you're going back to Hong Kong, or if you're going to purchase a one-way ticket. I'm guessing one-way.

    But, if you are purchasing a roundtrip ticket, I would choose Bangkok just to avoid having to purchase another, or more expensive, Vietnamese visa when you have to get back there for your flight.

    #3 Posted: 12/11/2013 - 13:23

  • Seven10Hear-

    Joined Travelfish
    23rd June, 2012
    Posts: 3

    Thanks Daawgon. I'll check out Vietnam Airlines. After a lot of big cities, Hanoi sounds like the perfect place for me. But 100 is still a lot and if I go to Thailand first, I'll still end up in Hanoi, just toward the end of my trip. The feel/flow of it would be different...I'll have to think about it. Anyway, thanks for your input!

    It's one way Tilapia. I might go back to HK to find work, but I also might go somewhere else...maybe Nepal. Ran into a lot of backpackers that hiked to the base camp of Everest. Awesome right!? Thanks for sharing.

    #4 Posted: 13/11/2013 - 00:55

  • jackwilliam-

    Joined Travelfish
    5th December, 2013
    Posts: 14

    Well I'll choose Thailand...

    #5 Posted: 17/12/2013 - 09:57

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Hotel Deals of the Day
best price guarantee

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Singapore to Hong Kong (Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam) -- 6 to 7 Weeks ... By JarodL on 31 Aug 2015 18 1331 5 Sep 2015
21 M Chicago, looking for June travel buddies in Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, & Cambodia ... By parth82390 on 16 May 2011 4 3210 19 May 2011
Vietnam visa in Hong Kong ... By paulontheroad on 9 Jul 2006 1 3517 10 Jul 2006
Hong Kong to Vietnam budget airlines ... By markythesparky on 11 Mar 2009 3 5857 21 Mar 2009
SE Asia Trip: Hong Kong, Thailand, Siem Reap, Indonesia - itinerary and transport advice please! ... By magalaya on 4 Apr 2013 2 2024 8 Apr 2013
SE Asia June 25 thru July, departing August 3/4. Hong Kong/Malaysia/Singapore Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos ... By starlitdazzle on 26 May 2009 1 3899 5 Jul 2010
Hong Kong to Hanoi ... By tati53 on 19 Feb 2007 1 4428 5 Mar 2007
3 Days in HONG KONG ... By michien on 6 Jan 2015 7 2593 11 Jan 2015
How expensive is Hong Kong? ... By daawgon on 22 Jan 2013 14 32151 9 May 2015
Hanoi to Hong Kong ... By daniel4 on 1 Jun 2011 3 5226 2 Jun 2011