Is Facebook still blocked in Vietnam?I have a mac I-pad I'm going to use.I have seen alot of directions about how to re configure Windows to access Facebook.
#1 Patrick01 has been a member since 31/10/2011. Posts: 8
Hi Patrick, this post on the Saigon blog might be a help. It was still blocked when I was there a couple of weeks ago.
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,738
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It depends where you are in Viet Nam. An example is this; i was in HCMC in a Highlands coffee on one side (where Facebook was blocked) and then on the other side i was in a Trung Nguyen and Facebook worked fine.
Last time i was there (in August/September 2011) it wasn't blocked, before that it had been blocked. I found it really depends on what area/place you go to.
Trust me on this i'm quite certain, i've been to Viet Nam 11 times.
#3 seattlecoffee has been a member since 1/1/2012. Posts: 1
Adding lisp4 to the start of the URL eg. lisp4.facebook.com works in most internet cafes. I didn't have my iPad last time I was in Vietnam so I'm not sure whether it applies to wifi too.
Depends on the ISP you're using. Most ISP blocks can be circumvented by using OpenDNS or GoogleDNS, but some - particularly those in government-run hotels - cannot. You'll generally find if you use WiFi in a bar/coffeeshop & change your DNS settings you'll have unimpeded access. If that fails, use a proxy such as TorBrowser.
#6 ComeAndGoVietnam has been a member since 17/3/2009. Posts: 24
I'm in Saigon right now. Facebook doesn't work on google, but if someone likes a photo it will show on your email. Click on the message and you'll get the option to show the photo. Keep on with the make security exceptions and you're in! :) For some reason it only works on photos, not messages.
#7 PeterJW has been a member since 30/8/2011. Posts: 19
The only 100% surefire way to access FB here is to download the Tor browser bundle. Install & run it, and it will open a browser called Aurora which accesses the web via a proxy server, so you can get onto FB no problem. It's built on Firefox so it's a bit slow but better than nothing.
#8 ComeAndGoVietnam has been a member since 17/3/2009. Posts: 24
I've discovered two ways that Facebook will work here:
1) the Facebook App opens fine, no problems, even if trying to get to FB from the browser fails
2) a VPN as others have suggested. I've been using strongVPN aka reliable hosting, and it's been fine. Bonus is that I can use the netflix app and watch movies. :) get the VPN before coming into Vietnam.
is any of you a british persons, pls help me
My name is thang, I want to find a british girl which I met on a ship cruising Halong bay on 27 Jan 2014
How to find her, pls, help,
I have no name , email of her
my email is email@example.com
Any idea where she was going next on her travels?
If it was somewhere small like Hoi An or Luang Prabang etc then you could always fly down there and have a look round and I would say your odds of finding her are quite good. Not so good in somewhere like Saigon or Phnom Penh.
Failing this, I see no way you will find her with so little concrete details.
#17 chinarocks has been a member since 17/6/2011. Posts: 738