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Nha Trang or Sihanoukville

Posted by lachiec on 26/5/2011 at 16:39

Hey guys,

Anyone have any recommendations on where to spend more time: Koh Rong/Sihanoukville or Nha Trang/surrounding area??

Will be there in July and want to spend a week at the beach.

Cheerrrs

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Posted by eastwest on 27/5/2011 at 03:29

Both are excellent beach destinations with a good nightlife scene for backpackers.

For pure beachtime (swimming and sunbathing) I would choose the islands around SHV over Nha Trang.
The main(land) beaches in both destinations are not much different from each other: crowded and social with busy bars in the evenings.
SHV, however, has the added bonus of beautiful unspoilt quiet beaches on the islands and those are much harder to find in/around Nha Trang.

So, it depends on your interests.

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Posted by 69bertie on 27/5/2011 at 19:29

Posted from within Vietnam.

Tough call. Both are good places to go to although I'd say S'ville is a little bit more rougher in places round the edges. Beaches are nice though. Although getting there isn't exactly as easy as Nha Trang. No flights - or at least when I was there last July, the airport is there but I didn't see any aircraft movements in 3 days. I took the bus from Phnom Penh.
Nha Trang probably has more to do than S'ville but it depends on what makes you tick.

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Posted by gatvietnam on 29/5/2011 at 18:16

Posted from within Vietnam.

Nha Trang I recommend

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Posted by Positivetravel on 31/5/2011 at 06:42

Nha Trang does have a fairly good beach. Alternatively, if you want to spend some time at the beach head to Mui Ne in Vietnam. Long stretch of beach and a pretty quiet place to realx, have a few drinks and sit on the beach. Budget as well as resort accommodatio can be found there and I like this beach much better than Nha Trang.

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Posted by Thomas922 on 1/6/2011 at 00:44

Depending on your travel route, spend 3-4 days at each. How much time in Vietnam vs. cambodia?

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Posted by lachiec on 2/6/2011 at 20:38

We are short on time so i thought it might be hard to do both. Can you fly from Sville to Siem Reap?

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Posted by lachiec on 2/6/2011 at 20:38

We are short on time so i thought it might be hard to do both. Can you fly from Sville to Siem Reap?

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Posted by Thomas922 on 3/6/2011 at 01:38

No. The bus is only 5 hours or so.

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Posted by eastwest on 3/6/2011 at 12:40

uhm. I think Thomas is referring to bus to Phnom Penh which takes roughly 4-5 hours. From Phnom Penh you'd have to fly or take another bus to Siem Reap. By bus that would be another 5- 6 hours making a total of roughly 11-12 hours on the bus

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Posted by Thomas922 on 3/6/2011 at 23:38

oops your right.....

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Posted by lachiec on 5/6/2011 at 13:27

Nha trang it is. Thanks for your help

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