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Acceptable clothing in vietnam

  • macman1945

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    11th October, 2007
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    Hi all,
    I suppose this has been covered before but tips please for what I can wear without offending locals. I really prefer shorts , t- shirt (with collar) and thongs or sandals. Can anybody help please? Of course this is only for internal travel ,
    I know the advise regards entry and exit.

    #1 Posted: 6/5/2008 - 06:09

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  • somtam2000

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    The clothing you mention is fine -- I wouldn't expect any problems.

    #2 Posted: 6/5/2008 - 08:35

  • CatBa

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    The locals dress in a wide variety of clothing, much of the womens is tastefully revealing!

    You must dress more formerly when visiting pagodas / temples and Uncle Ho's mausoleum. Just as you would when visiting a church back home.

    Exposed midrifts are not appreciated, except on the beach. You will see few bikinis on the beaches in VN (worn by the VN).

    #3 Posted: 6/5/2008 - 10:13

  • macman1945

    Joined Travelfish
    11th October, 2007
    Posts: 35

    Hi Somtom and Catba,
    Thank you both for your response and info. This site is an amazing source of information thanks to people like yourselves. Keep up the good work.

    #4 Posted: 6/5/2008 - 12:29

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