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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!

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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Vietnam travel - Halong bay

Posted by vietnamtravel on 23/6/2006 at 11:04

Vietnam Travel Guide Ha Long literally means descending dragon(s) and according to local myth, the story goes as follows: Long ago when their forefathers were fighting foreign invaders from the north, the gods from heaven sent a family of dragons to help defend their land. This family of dragons descended upon what is now Ha Long bay and began spitting out jewels and jade. Upon hitting the sea, these jewels turned into the various islands and islets dotting the seascape and formed a formidabl ...

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Vietnam in April

Posted by Birdie on 14/6/2006 at 16:58

Hi. I am hoping to go to Vietnam from Bangkok in April & have had conflicting views on the weather at this time of year. We are going to Hanoi and wanted to know if would be reasonably warm then?? Any info would be great. Cheers ...

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Update: Singapore-Danang flights

Posted by ejiana on 12/6/2006 at 09:55

I posted earlier about trying to find flights from anywhere (preferably Cambodia or Singapore) to Danang. I had found the tiger air flight from singapore. for the past couple of weeks, the price was showing up sometimes as SG$301, sometimes as SG$192, both of which were no good compared to the flights to Hanoi or HCM for just SG$40. So I was waiting around for prices to change, but my friend booked the ticket for her and her boyfriend anyways. Well, Saturday they got an email saying the ...

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HaNoi Airport

Posted by bat on 4/6/2006 at 17:45

Is it quite simple to get transport from the airport to the Old Quarter (Tung Trang Hotel)? What modes of transport are there, and which is recommended? And for about how much? Thank you so much for your prompt and informative replies. This site is _by far_ the best one we've found! :) ...

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Posted by bat on 4/6/2006 at 16:23

I understand that there are no ATMs in Laos, but what about international ATMs in Vietnam (and Cambodia)? In particular this would be for a card from the USA (MasterCard) or South Africa? thanks! ...

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Travel to Hui An from HCM or Hanoi?

Posted by ejiana on 4/6/2006 at 01:34

I have a free week or two in September in between when i need to be in Cambodia and when I need to be in Singapore, and am looking for somewhere with some beaches and some culture... a friend of mine just came back from a trip around Vietnam, and really loved the Hui An area, and it sounds like just the place I'm looking to spend a week or so at... However, I'm trying to find flights, and the only ones I can find are on tiger airways from Singapore to Da Nang, for $192 each way! it's a bit ...

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