a little help please x ?
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Jan 21, 2012 2:28 AM Last Post By: ralphnhatrang
Jan 17, 2012 5:02 AM
a little help please x ?hello !!me and my girlfriend would like to go to vietnam around july for around 2 weeks and would like advice about which city and coastline to visit , i know 2 weeks is not enough but we are restricted due to work commitments , last year we went to thailland and had 2 rapid days in bangkok and a week at the beach around krabi which worked out great within such a short time scale so something similar this year is what we aim to do so any feedback would be most welcome ??????? places to go see stay in etc etc or places not to go also while i think about it !! , cheers x
Jan 17, 2012 5:37 AM
1Cities: Hanoi for a few days and for Halong and Sapa
Danang for Cham Museum, Marble Mountains, My Son, China Beach and Hoi An (or stay in Hoi An)
Hue for the citadel, temples and the river trip to temples and tombs
HCMC for a few days plus Cuchi and Cao dai, and Vung Tau.
Coastline? No idea, only been to Nha Trang
Jan 17, 2012 2:27 PM
Jan 17, 2012 4:56 PM
Jan 17, 2012 11:43 PM
4bam has it only been asked 30? seems like hundreds of times. Norm C's advice makes sense. We can't keep spoon feeding people too lazy to read stickies!
@#1 has a guideline. However skip Halong-if you have been to Krabi you will find Halong an anti-climax.Chalk and cheese but Krabi blows it out of the water.
Your time is short so forget about Nha Trang and focus on Hoi An beach.
Nha Trang beach has been going down hill.Today there were only pockets of tourists on seats outside the hotel areas in the
areas the hotels deceitfully call "private beaches".They are part of the public beach and thousands of locals walk past and swim in these "private beach" areas.The only "private beach" (if you can call it that) is at Ana Mandarra.
Nha Trang beach had miles of rubbish littered all over it today but that may be because it is Tet and the workers have choofed off to their families. The weather today in Nha Trang was quite good for visiting the beach which makes it strange that so few tourists were there.Very warm and slightly overcast but the number of tourists very low.The beach was good for "whale" watching-a bit of blubber lying around, (mainly from the country north of China).
One good thing with NT beach is the gov has p*ssed off the annoying watersports. Today no pesky jetskis or banana boats! The province is trying to improve a few things but the numerous new rubbish receptacles they installed a few months ago have had the backs and doors ripped off them-the metal can be sold for scrap metal dealers. Also they are all rusting like crazy and look bad. It would have been good to have used stainless steel or to have undercoated them with primer. Afterall , every day they are blasted with salt spray from the ocean! They looked brilliant the first week they were installed-quite a nice design and very necessary but now they look years old.The upside is the new province chairman seems to be progressive and has some good ideas about cleaning up the act on the NT beach. At leats the tourists used the rubbish receptacles before the sides were ripped off.
The new chairman , and the big boys in Hanoi seem serious about improving NT beach and maybe in a few years time it will be quite a good beach.It seems Hanoi is p*ssed off about how the previous province guys let it run down.
Jan 18, 2012 1:53 PM
Jan 18, 2012 6:12 PM
6try the India branch on LP...there will be some experts there.
Jan 19, 2012 1:39 AM
Jan 20, 2012 1:31 AM
Jan 20, 2012 1:46 AM
10Japan isn't a bad idea-prices are lower now with less tourists.With new radiation info (rumours???) coming out all the time many tourists by pass the country.
Jan 20, 2012 3:48 AM
11July is summer in Vietnam, which means hot and humid. So it's a good idea to stick to the coast. Phan Thiet and Mui Ne are oven hot, so I don't advise you go there.
Ha Long Bay out on the bay would be about as cool as you're ever going to get.
Mooslie, I was at the Nha Trang hot springs today and the hot water pool was absolutely crystal clear with clean water. Only a few 'whales' from above China. A very pleasant afternoon.
Jan 20, 2012 6:31 PM
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