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Where to Stop Along the Coast?

Posted by rrockwell on 15/5/2012 at 02:13

I will be taking the train from Hanoi to Saigon later this month. I was hoping to stop before Saigon, buy a motorbike, relax for a week, then bike to Saigon. Where might I be interested in staying during this time? I was thinking Nha Trang or Phan Thiet as that is where I'm told the train stops. I'm looking to do this economically.

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Posted by travellingsarah on 15/5/2012 at 04:52 TF writer

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Most of the tourist hotspots are along the coast / train line so I suggest you have a look at the information on this site and see what takes your fancy. It really depends what you're looking for.

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Posted by caseyprich on 15/5/2012 at 07:08

Da Nang is an ample enough town to purchase a bike in - but the ride down to HCMC will be a lot longer than if you were originally thinking Nha Trang. Stopping at Da Nang will give you the opportunity to bike down to Hoi'an and around Marble Mountains and such. Then you could take the coast road down or head through the Central Highlands.

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Posted by daawgon on 16/5/2012 at 12:58

If you do buy and ride that bike, PLEASE STAY OFF OF HIGHWAY #1 - this is also known as DEATH HIGHWAY!!! Take the Central Highlands route and live.

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Posted by rrockwell on 17/5/2012 at 18:35

Will it be difficult to find a Honda Win 100/110cc in Nha Trang for a competitive price (around $250 USD)?

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Posted by ZenTraveler on 17/5/2012 at 20:21

If you are looking for a good bike ride, as well as a relaxing place to stay, I'd recommend getting off in Nha Trang and staying there for some time. They have some great restaurants, scuba, beach, and the scenery on the outskirts becomes really majestic. If you rent a motorbike in Nha Trang and drive to Dalat for a couple nights, you won't be let down by the ride.

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Posted by alenathai181 on 7/7/2012 at 04:07

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Both have specific beauties, you should stop both. Just 2 days each place you will have a relax on beach with islands viting in nhatrang or sand dunes in phan thiet

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