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If you're a first time visitor to Vietnam, we'll point you to the Ha Long Bay thread for points to keep in mind when selecting the right Ha Long Bay tour for you. If you've questions about a potential itinerary, do take a look at the itinerary section of the site as well. We'll also apologise in advance for the persistent spamming by Vietnam-based travel agents -- we do try to delete them as quickly as they come in. Sorry!

Safe for Chinese-American to travel in Vietnam given current conflict?

Posted by shise24 on 28/5/2014 at 11:51

So I'm about to go on a trip to SE Asia, where we'll be spending about a week in Hanoi / Sa Pa at the end of June. It's a group of 6 girls, and 2 of us are Chinese-Americans, the rest are white Americans. Given the recent anti-Chinese rioting and violence that has been popping up due to the oil rig territorial dispute, we're wondering if it is still safe for us to travel to these places? How is the Vietnamese government handling the violence? Is it occurring in the urban and touristy areas, ju ...

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Vietnam Bus/Coach advice needed!

Posted by emmar17 on 4/5/2015 at 00:55

Hi there, I am going to Vietnam in June/July. We are starting at HoiAn (after being in Cambodia for 8 days) and then am hoping to work our way downto Nha Trang, Mui Ne and Dalat, then making our way down to Ho Chi Minh"¦. I wasoriginally thinking train down to Nha Trang, then bus to Dalat then bus to MuiNe then train or bus to HCMC. However, after reading around on travel forums,many say that buses in Vietnam are very dangerous. Is this true? Or is it justnight-buses that are the ones to ...

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Travel agent in Ho Chi Minh City

Posted by kbalspean on 4/5/2015 at 14:43

I will be traveling to Vietnam in a couple of weeks. Could someone recommend a good travel agent in Ho Chi Minh City, preferably in District 1, that can provide good advice and make some arrangements for travel to the Delta? ...

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My Tho - Chau Doc - Can Tho by boat

Posted by mash on 15/5/2015 at 06:12

Hi, Does anyone know if it's possible to do this trip by boat over several days without joining a tour? ...

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Trustworthy Open Tour Bus in Hanoi

Posted by FonBangkok on 8/2/2008 at 10:35

Does anybody know open tour bus operator in Hanoi? I need bus with adjustable seats because it would be along hour driving. I will leave Hanoi for Hue in the evening of 21 Feb. ...

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Halong cruises - better to book in Hanoi or in Halong?

Posted by juliee on 6/5/2015 at 13:54

Hi, We are going to Vietnam from the end of June to Mid-July. We are going to spend a few days in Hoi An. As the train seems very slow to get to Hanoi , we were thinking of flying. I've read online that it's better not to book Halong cruises online as they will be more expensive. Is it better to book in Hanoi or in Halong? By flying into Halong we would save travelling time and I feel like it would me more efficient. Especially since we were thinking of taking the overnight bus to Sapa onc ...

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Motor biking from Hanoi and going south, anyone I can join or want to join me?

Posted by TravellerDale on 4/5/2015 at 21:49

Hi I will be biking from Hanoi and going down south and looking for a group to join or for someone else to do this with....I will be leaving around 12th may but am flexible. Please reply if interested or happy for me to join you. ...

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Hoi an private tour

Posted by Stely1967 on 3/5/2015 at 10:13

Has anyone used a local guide for hoi an? ...

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Hoi An, Danang or Hue??

Posted by Benno on 9/2/2012 at 17:48

Hi, As our plans evolve the more questions turn up. We have 3 days in central Vietnam and would like to know the best place town to stay at, Hue, Danang or Hoi An? The criteria for the Mrs is primarily beach/sun relaxing and I like to wander with the camera and explore. I don't need a new suit or shoes made and buying crafts don't really interst us, I'm looking more at 'the vibe' of Vietnam coupled with a nice beach for snorkelling (if there is such a place around the area). We are looking to t ...

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Mekong Delta cruise from Phnom Penh to HCMC

Posted by noratw9 on 24/2/2015 at 11:17

Hi everyone, My boyfriend are planning a 5-week trip to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in June-July. Our plans are very tight since we're trying to see a lot, but I feel confident about most of our plans so far. However, we are trying to get from Kampot, Cambodia to HCMC. We planned on doing a 2d/1n Mekong Delta tour during our time in HCMC, but I was looking around online a bit and noticed that some tour guides offer a 3d/2n cruise from PP to HCMC! This would, logistically, be completely perf ...

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Can you recommend me some cool travel shows to watch about Vietnam

Posted by vics6 on 18/4/2015 at 23:07

Hi guys, Can you help me to find any cool shows to watch about Vietnam and it's culture. I was trying to find anything good and decent but i didnt like anything- most of them were very boring. The only cool show that i found was this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1umVamlTvJ0 but it's only a preview and i dont know how to watch the full episode. If you guys know where i can find the full episode of this show or something similar to it, please share with me i would really appreciate it. Than ...

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Sinh Cafe

Posted by lostoverseas on 22/4/2015 at 11:30

Hi Sinh cafe I believe is now called Sinh tourist please correct me if I am wrong The question is which of the links below is the right sinh cafe or ( sinh tourist )? http://www.sinhtourist.com/index.html http://sinhcafe.com/index.htm https://www.thesinhtourist.vn Thanks Jan ...

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From HCMC to Phonm Peng in Cambodia

Posted by Annielay on 1/4/2015 at 20:23

We will be in HCMC in late October and are planning to travel to Cambodia to Phonm Peng and on to Siem Reap. Can anyone give some advice on the best way to travel to Phonm Peng from HCMC and if by flying will we miss anything interesting. Many thanks. ...

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Vietnam travel October - November

Posted by msilva123 on 9/4/2015 at 11:19

Myself and my partner - both in out late 20s will be traveling to Vietnam for 11 days. I have laid out a rough itinerary for our stay and would greatly appreciate any suggestions/improvements to our plans. We want to keep several of the days open and relaxed, without too many specific plans. We also want to limit the number of hours/days we spend traveling place to place. My main questions are - should I spend this much time in Ho Chi Minh, or should I focus only on Hanoi ? What are can't miss ...

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What (and where) to eat in Vietnam?

Posted by asill73 on 20/1/2015 at 22:16

I will start my trip to Indochina soon, can anyone please tell me which foods that I should not miss in Vietnam and where are the best places to eat them? Thanks ...

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Itinerary for 2,5 weeks in Northern Vietnam

Posted by Nomad85 on 7/3/2015 at 04:40

Hi, I've already posted in the Laos forum as my boyfriend and I are planning our first trip to Southeast Asia and couldn't really decide between Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. At the moment we are leaning towards Vietnam and thinking about how our itinerary could look like. We will probably travel for 17 or 18 days in June. We are considering limiting our travels to Northern Vietnam as we don't want to rush and prefer staying at each place for at least 2 days. These are the places we are intereste ...

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Homestay in Can Tho city

Posted by chaulan on 9/4/2015 at 02:11

Come to Mekong riverside home stay & resort, you have chance to see the lifestyle of rural area, Enjoy many Delicious Vietnamese foods, go fishing on Mekong river by canoes, explore all the interesting destinations (floating market, fruit garden, noodle & paper rice factory...) Mekong Riverside Home stay & Resort bring you wonderful nights of sleeping after a day of exhausted of traveling. We have good price for the best service. Hospitality Cleanliness Free WiFi Warm beds Best foo ...

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Honeymoon provider

Posted by snowtv on 26/1/2015 at 22:18

I'm having a honeymoon in Vietnam this year and would like to go with a package tour. Any good recommendations? ...

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Warning Narcotic gas used to robbed in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam

Posted by PatyDifusa on 31/3/2015 at 12:45

Hi there, I just want to warn everyone travelling to Ho Chi Minh to be careful and check the safety of the places where they are staying. My friend was robbed in his hotel at night time while he was sleeping in one of the guest houses around the backpackers area. The thieves jumped from one of the adjacent roofs, they gas a room in the third floor from the window and they broke into the hotel. All the guest in the whole floor were robbed using the same tecnic. I don't mean to scare anyone, becau ...

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Viewed 1,138 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Want2BHappy on 31/3/2015 at 18:13

Why was my post deleted

Posted by Sophiacollins on 27/3/2015 at 20:35

Hi, I wonder if I can get any feedback on why my post was deleted? (I was asking if anyone knew where I could find a coin-operated washing machine in Hoi An). As far as I can see, it's not spam, nor a duplicate. I thought maybe it was caught by a spam-catcher because I'm a new poster, and it would get unlocked once a human saw it, but it's been a couple of days and it's not come back yet. Can you help? The nappy bag is getting a bit full and our need for a washing machine is getting desperate! ...

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