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Chinese Lunar New Year 2013

  • FlightlessK-
    iwi

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    Hoping to be in Vietnam during this time with 9 year son and hoping for an awesome cultural experience. I am also wondering when Vietnam has this public holidays does this mean the country more or less close for these 4 days? Will getting out and about be a problem? Thank you.

    #1 Posted: 11/5/2012 - 15:20

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  • altmtl

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    http://www.vietnamonline.com/tet.html - I was there during TET quite a few moons ago, didn't have any problems. Most will suggest you book in advance. Things don't really close down, it's a cash cow.

    #2 Posted: 11/5/2012 - 21:49

  • norbit

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    Make sure you're somewhere touristy. We were stuck for a good 4-5 days in Cao Bang and struggled to find food - even the majority of street vendors were closed.

    #3 Posted: 12/5/2012 - 08:12

  • altmtl

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    I was in Ho Chi Minh, so it wasn't a problem.

    #4 Posted: 12/5/2012 - 10:28

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    iwi

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    Thank you for your replies, I have had a read through the above link. At this stage I do not have a set itinerary but we only have 2 or possibly 2 1/2 weeks in Vietnam so would definitely need to travel on during this time, then onto Thailand for the same amount of time. Due to the ticket scams I have read about, am thinking of delaying the trip for two weeks as this seems a ripe time for it to happen.

    #5 Posted: 14/5/2012 - 03:44

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    arah

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    More info here:

    http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/saigon/2012/01/02/tet-in-saigon/

    and here:

    http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/hanoi/2011/01/25/hanoi-at-tet/

    And a few other forum posts...

    #6 Posted: 14/5/2012 - 09:43

  • rainbow007

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi

    It is quite boring if you traveling during Chinese New Year in Vietnam, no restaurant open, no daily activity, service is double charge

    #7 Posted: 6/6/2012 - 10:06

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