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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!

bus from phnom penh to ho chi minh

Posted by santsingh on 29/8/2006 at 20:39

hi all, i am currently in siem reap and have heard that there's quite a bit of water lying around. i am busing from SR to phnom penh on the 31st August, and would then like to bus to HCMC on the 2nd september. can anyone tell me if this road way is ok at the moment or if it's been hit by the floods? cheers, deb ...

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Travelling from Saigon to Hue

Posted by halu on 22/8/2006 at 22:53

I'm going to have about a week and a half in Vietnam at the end of November. I'm coming in from Phnom Penh, so will be travelling from the south. I'd like to be able to see as much as possible, including the Mekong Delta and up to Hue/Hoi An. I'd also like to see some of the central highlands. I'm planning on taking the train back to Saigon from wherever I end up (if I can make it to Hue, or from Hoi An), but I'm wondering if it's practical, time-wise to attempt the central highlands sceni ...

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What's the best way to get from Saigon to Hanoi?

Posted by Isa77 on 13/7/2006 at 14:11

Hello I will be travelling in Vietnam over Christmas and New Years and am not sure the best way to get from Saigon to Hanoi? The train seems reasonably priced but takes 3days! is it worth it to pay more for a flight or is the train a fun thing to do? Ta ...

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Mekong Delta"The painful history of Kampuchea Krom"

Posted by Davudh on 29/8/2006 at 01:07

Please help free Khmer Kampuchea Krom(Mekong Delta) by understanding her attrocities.Please visit ...

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Sea and Sand Hotel - Hoi An

Posted by ndogg on 16/5/2006 at 11:55

Hello all, A couple of questions regarding this apparently new hotel on Cua Dai Beach. Has anyone stayed there or heard any reports on the Sea and Sand? It seems pretty good value for money compared to the resorts on Cua Dai Beach. Whilst in Hoi An, we'd like to stay somewhere a bit more upmarket but not so much that we will be paying $100+ a night. Any other recommendations? Thanks in advance. ...

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Mid Autumn Moon Festival

Posted by cheapswill on 22/8/2006 at 11:41

I read about a Mid Autumn Moon Festival that happens in China and Vietnam every year. I can't figure out when exactly the date is this year. I'm gonna be in Vietnam from October1-20 this year and I hope I can check it out. Does anybody know the date for this year's festival and any events related to it? ...

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Phu Quoc

Posted by steviej on 28/7/2006 at 16:13

Hi Fishes, Does anybody know of any accommodation around the Sao Beach area. Cheers steviej ...

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Da Nang to Bangkok flights

Posted by nadjan on 26/7/2006 at 22:14

Hi, Do you know if it is possible to fly from Da Nang to Bangkok, if so do you know where I can get some cheap flights from? Many thanks ...

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Ha Tien Border Crossing???

Posted by nadjan on 24/7/2006 at 18:54

Hi, I'm going to Cambodia and Vietnam in December and need to know if you can cross the border at Ha Tien? I've read that currently only Vietnamese and Cambodians can do so. If it's not possible, does anyone know if you can travel from Kep to Chau Doc without going via Phnom Penh or if you can fly from Sihanoukville to Phu Quoc. Basically i'm trying to get from Sihanoukville / Kep to Phu Quoc in the quickest time possible. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks. ...

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Hanoi-Bangkik Flight Prices???

Posted by MILKDOG on 5/6/2006 at 17:15

Hi, I'm going to be in Hanoi mid December and was wondering what sort of price I would be looking @ to fly from Hanoi to Bangkok? Matt ...

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Quan Lan

Posted by thisisjan on 21/7/2006 at 05:32

hey, i am looking for a destination in vietnam which is quite easy accessable from shanghai. my thin research results want me to go to quan lan and the surrounding islands. i love small huts directly on the beach. only a few other tourists. nice travellers. yes. nice water and a place where one can adjust to the qualities of the restaurant without too much difficulty. who can recommend me a place to stay on quan lan? or on the surrounding island? who can provide me with information ab ...

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Overnight train Nha Trang to Da Nang?

Posted by adelene on 16/7/2006 at 16:55

Hi there, Ok, this is my last question before I actually go on my trip and stop pestering the board. Just wondering: is there actually an overnight train from Nha Trang to Da Nang? I've googled it and found that some tour operators advertise using the service, but on the Vietnam Railways site it doesn't seem to be an option. Can anybody confirm this? Thanks (for the last time, I promise!), Adelene ...

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how to get in thailand without crossing cambodge from vietnam

Posted by sham on 5/7/2006 at 21:26

hello we are actually in cambodge heading to vietnam and we would like after week go straight to thailand without repaying a cambodian visa. any suggestion welcome we have already checked the flyight option but too expensive for our budget, thank you for your help ...

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Is Halong Bay a good place to be for New Years eve?

Posted by Isa77 on 13/7/2006 at 14:05

I'm travelling for two weeks over Christmas and New years to Vietnam and wasn't sure where we should be for New Years eve itself. Is Halong Bay a good place to be? ...

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Beaches In July

Posted by besty123 on 4/5/2006 at 23:15

We are taking the coastal train from Hanoi to Saigon in mid July and would like to spend some time on some nice beaches. Could anyone recommend any nice beaches for this time of year? Any help would be kindly appreciated. Rob & Sarah ...

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Vietnam Trains....

Posted by bliprogers on 8/7/2006 at 06:04

Love this site.... Anyway, recently spoke to a few people back from travelling who had bought a very cheap train ticket from Hanoi to Saigon and could hop on and off as they chose, is this true and how can i get more info?? Checked for train info and it claims this is not possible ...

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China? Or not.....

Posted by bliprogers on 7/7/2006 at 21:17

thinking of passing into China whilst in Northern Vietnam!??? Any advice / ideas??? ...

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Beach resort

Posted by cnicolle on 12/7/2006 at 18:55

Travelling to Vietnam in August doing the North to South route. When we get down to the South fancy spending some time on a beach. We are interested in snorkelling and diving. Have tried to book Whale Island but fully booked has anyone got any suggestions ...

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Cash Issues

Posted by Stig on 9/7/2006 at 17:45

Hi, I'm currently in north Vietnam and am planning to hop over to Laos quite soon via a land border, hopefully Na Maew. The only trouble is that, due to some poor planning earlier on in my trip which resulted in my bank account being dry for a while, I had to use a lot of my travellers cheques and US$ stash and then didn't refill it when I could. This means I have $240 in cheques and $50 cash, which I fear will be too little for about two weeks in Laos and about another two weeks in Cambodia, p ...

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Phnom Penh to Phu Quoc

Posted by floweryrainbow on 4/7/2006 at 20:55

Hi, in cambodia at the moment and planning to leave for vietnam next week. Would anyone know the best way to get from Phnom Penh to Phu Quoc? I have been advised to possibly avoid the delta as it is rainy season and the mosquitos are particularly bad, is this true. I was considering getting the boat to Chau Doc and then making my way down the delta to then fly to the island, does anyone know if this is tricky or possible. Would it be more sensible to get the bus from PP to HCMC and then fly to P ...

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