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Facebook in Vietnam

Posted by Patrick01 on 29/12/2011 at 06:54

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.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 29/12/2011 at 07:10 admin

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.

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Posted by seattlecoffee on 1/1/2012 at 11:30

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.

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Posted by FootprintVn on 3/1/2012 at 01:02

Posted from within Vietnam.

Lots of the landlines are working (e.g. at your hotel or at internet cafes) as the staff there have programmed them to do so. If you are on a laptop then you will have to get to a proxy site.

Sunny regards

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Posted by jacquelinehope on 3/1/2012 at 23:08

Adding lisp4 to the start of the URL eg. 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.

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Posted by ComeAndGoVietnam on 4/1/2012 at 23:59

Posted from within Vietnam.

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.

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Posted by PeterJW on 21/2/2012 at 23:22

Posted from within Vietnam.

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.

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Posted by ComeAndGoVietnam on 22/2/2012 at 01:25

Posted from within Vietnam.

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.

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Posted by stevepk on 24/2/2012 at 02:40

Posted from within Vietnam.

you can easily use facebook in Vietnam with a software named Ultrasulf. It's the easiest way to connect to facebook that I do know. There are some other tactics but they are a bit more complicated.

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Posted by THEIBC on 27/2/2012 at 13:49

+1 for Ultrasurf!!!

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Posted by TerroirTravel on 16/2/2014 at 23:34

Posted from within Vietnam.

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.

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Posted by MADMAC on 17/2/2014 at 00:35

Commie bastards!

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 17/2/2014 at 03:02

Surely u can live without silly facebook for a week.

Whats the world coming too?

A bunch of sheep addicted to silly photos on facebook.

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Posted by MADMAC on 17/2/2014 at 09:57

They're still commie bastards.

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Posted by thang on 17/2/2014 at 10:59

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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

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Posted by MADMAC on 17/2/2014 at 11:01

God Thang, you're killing me here. Lonely hearts man. It's your only hope.

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Posted by chinarocks on 17/2/2014 at 11:39

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.

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