Hoping to be in Vietnam during this time with 9 year son and hoping for an awesome cultural experience. I am also wondering when Vietnam has this public holidays does this mean the country more or less close for these 4 days? Will getting out and about be a problem? Thank you.
#1 FlightlessKiwi has been a member since 10/5/2012. Posts: 3
http://www.vietnamonline.com/tet.html - I was there during TET quite a few moons ago, didn't have any problems. Most will suggest you book in advance. Things don't really close down, it's a cash cow.
Make sure you're somewhere touristy. We were stuck for a good 4-5 days in Cao Bang and struggled to find food - even the majority of street vendors were closed.
#3 norbit has been a member since 21/8/2010. Posts: 16
Thank you for your replies, I have had a read through the above link. At this stage I do not have a set itinerary but we only have 2 or possibly 2 1/2 weeks in Vietnam so would definitely need to travel on during this time, then onto Thailand for the same amount of time. Due to the ticket scams I have read about, am thinking of delaying the trip for two weeks as this seems a ripe time for it to happen.
#5 FlightlessKiwi has been a member since 10/5/2012. Posts: 3
More info here:
And a few other forum posts...