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Kanchanaburi OR Hoi An???

  • kelpeta

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    I have an option of extending my time in Thailand by a day or two, or extending my time in Vietnam. Any suggestions on which place is nicer / more interesting between Kanchanaburi (thailand) OR Hoi An (Vietnam)??


    #1 Posted: 30/11/2007 - 00:25

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  • michien

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    Hoi An is a beautiful town, I would recommend there. Interesting town on the river with a great beach close by. There is also some good short excursions such as Cham Island, Marble Mountain if you have the time.

    #2 Posted: 30/11/2007 - 09:33

  • sereneyeap

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    I say definitely Kanchanaburi. Hoi An is beautiful, but lacks anything real or with any grit for an interesyed traveller. Its merely a colourful Asian city like Malacca, Chinatown in Singapore, Georgetown in Penang, with inflated Western prices in cafes serving pinot grigios. I found it lke a tourist trap.

    Kanchanaburi on the other hand is laid back, with an amazing night market selling local delights, historical sights and the lovely river. Rent a moped and explore, I did that for about a week using Kanchanaburi as a base!

    #3 Posted: 1/12/2007 - 06:34

  • somtam2000

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    I'd also lean towards Kanchanaburi -- so much to do there.

    #4 Posted: 1/12/2007 - 13:55

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