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Reunification & Labor Day in Vietnam

  • London23F

    Joined Travelfish
    25th March, 2011
    Posts: 2

    Hello all,
    Im going to be in Vietnam over the Reunification & Labor public holidays (30th April, May 1st).
    I think we'll be in Sapa on the 30th & plan to take the night train back to Hanoi.
    Then on the 1st we hoped to travel to Nam Dinh & enjoy the sights around there.

    Can anyone tell me whether travel & sightseeing will be affected by the public holiday?

    Any info would be really helpful.

    Many thanks in advance!

    #1 Posted: 25/3/2011 - 20:43

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  • yanyhn

    Joined Travelfish
    3rd February, 2011
    Posts: 8

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    yes, on that days Vietnamese people usually travel or be back their hometown. So most of famous tourist destination are with full of tourist and of course the price is more expensive.

    #2 Posted: 26/3/2011 - 00:13

  • London23F

    Joined Travelfish
    25th March, 2011
    Posts: 2

    Thanks Yanyhn.
    Does that mean that the transport could be affected? Do the costs go up? Would we still be able to get a night train back from Sapa?
    Many thanks for your help... especially straight from Vietnam :)

    #3 Posted: 26/3/2011 - 00:17

  • yanyhn

    Joined Travelfish
    3rd February, 2011
    Posts: 8

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi London23F

    yes, the transport is effected too but normally it will be overload for routing from Hanoi to another provinces on 28th, 29th, 30th, 1st and routing from another province to Hanoi on 2nd, 3rd. Transportation problems also include overpricing of tickets and speeding. But don't worry you are totally able to get night train back from Sapa on 30th because when you are back Hanoi, people start to leave Hanoi :D . For sure you can buy round-trip ticket.

    You know, on Reunification & Labor public holidays are also good time to visit Hanoi because it 's less noisy and crowded than workdays.

    Enjoying your trip.

    #4 Posted: 26/3/2011 - 09:28

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