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Acceptable clothing in vietnam

Posted by macman1945 on 6/5/2008 at 06:09

Hi all,
I suppose this has been covered before but tips please for what I can wear without offending locals. I really prefer shorts , t- shirt (with collar) and thongs or sandals. Can anybody help please? Of course this is only for internal travel ,
I know the advise regards entry and exit.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 6/5/2008 at 08:35 admin

The clothing you mention is fine -- I wouldn't expect any problems.

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Posted by CatBa on 6/5/2008 at 10:13

Posted from within Vietnam.

The locals dress in a wide variety of clothing, much of the womens is tastefully revealing!

You must dress more formerly when visiting pagodas / temples and Uncle Ho's mausoleum. Just as you would when visiting a church back home.

Exposed midrifts are not appreciated, except on the beach. You will see few bikinis on the beaches in VN (worn by the VN).

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Posted by macman1945 on 6/5/2008 at 12:29

Hi Somtom and Catba,
Thank you both for your response and info. This site is an amazing source of information thanks to people like yourselves. Keep up the good work.

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