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Posted by SIKELGAITA on 1/2/2011 at 05:34

Hey! I'm in Saigon, during the TET, incredible! but here everyting it's so expensive (i have to travel other 3 months). Could someone suggest me some cheap places to visit and beaches? thanx

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Posted by vietnamrum on 1/2/2011 at 09:00

Posted from within Vietnam.

I have been floating around SE Asia for 3 years. I have been spending a lot of time in Nha Trang . The last 3 months here the weather has been really bad but the last couple of days the sun has been out but it has been very windy.

Not been to Mui Ne but its a beach area between Saigon and Nha Trang.

Vietnam is a long coast therefor one big beach. Nha trang is a beach town. The tourist area has a few places that you can rent a bed to sit out in the sun such as The sailing club and Louisiane Brewhouse.

I stay a few ks from the tourist area so use a different beach.
Since i live here i pay $5 a night for a guesthouse with cable TV, aircon, internet and fridge.
Over TET Nha Trang and Mui Ne will be busy. So you have to search harder to get a cheaper guesthouse.

Bus and train availability will be limited as well

Food and Drink is cheap in Vietnam even the western run businesses.
If you dirnk in the 1 litre beer hoi 7000 vnd or INOX 20000 vnd (silver flash 2 litres) it gets really cheap.
If you eat at the local places it can be very cheap. So can be cheap or really cheap.

I just had 6 days in Dalat - mountain area - lots of hotels i pad $5 a night. Great spot.

Hoi an is a beautiful town. Spent a month there over the last couple of years. I paid $7 for a room. rent a bike to get to the beach several ks from town. there are 500 tailors if you like getting clothes made.

Hue ancient capital of Vietnam, citadel, river cruise to the tombs.

Hanoi - prefer here more than Saigon, the old quarter, lakes

Ha-long-bay - great boat trip, we went to the where the boats go and got the trip for half the price about $12 - i stayed in ha long city for 3 days. very small village but nice
paid $5 2 years ago but you have to look around to get a good price.

Not been to Sapa. Supposed to be great.

check out has a summary of places to visit.

i have been traveling overland and never had a problem. just make sure you carry some extra small US Dollar amounts for the tea money service charge. Laos to Vietnam its $1.

easy to extend your vietnam visa from with in. great info on canbodia and traveling overland.


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Posted by jackdsilva12 on 1/2/2011 at 14:00

I have came through that Hanoi Backpacker's Hostel is a good place where you can hang around at a cheapest price, but make sure you have your own room, probably you can roam around the city and stay there, which is a good alternative for the luxury accommodations :)

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