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The purpose of this thread is to provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about traveling in Vietnam I hope that this FAQ helps newcomers and others plan their trips to Vietnam. I would like to thank all the posters who have contributed information to this thread. To make searching easier for you, please find my index of some major topics as follows:

  1. Visa for Vietnam => find posts #115, 117, 111

  2. Ha Long bay tours/Cat Ba => #83, 84

  3. Vietnam - China border…

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Hello -

My family of four adults is coming to vietnam 7/11-23. Due to meetings we are in Hanoi the first week. Looking for travel help from the 16-23. Should we stay north, head down to HCMC? would love to be able to see Cambodia as well. We are adventurous, love culture and of course food. Should we hire a tour guide/driver for that second week? halang bay, 2 day adventure. Which group to use? so many thoughts.. need help to clarify!

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Hi Guys,

2 questions:

  1. currency exchange in Da Nang - the rate is better at the airport or in the down town? via the commercial money changer or banker will get a better rate?

  2. taxi fare - how much the estimation from taxi fare from the airport to MY AN area?

  3. scooter/motorbike - any recommended shops in MY AN area?

thanks!

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I was in Hanoi about 10 years ago and I forget what I paid for a taxi but I just went outside the airport and got a Mai Linh taxi. Or is it now better to book a taxi in the airport? What'a a fair price?

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Anyone using Hanoi Victory Hotel to stay, Is this hotel located in the central Of Hanoi Old quater

Thanks

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Having left a bag containing laundry in Indonesia, I am very short on clothes. We are heading to Phu Quoc tomorrow for 3 nights. HCMC for 2 nights and then to Hue for 4 nights and I am trying to find someone who can make me a couple of cheap cotton sundresses to replace those I lost. I can't just buy new ones as I'm a large size and asian clothes don't fit! Every place I can find seems to make only suits or silk clothing and is way too expensive. I'm aware that I will be ear hoi an, and whilst…

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Hi Guys,
I am new to this forum and I would like to ask you guys what you think of my travel plans for visiting North & Central Vietnam in the 3 july - 25 july period. I am traveling with my girlfriend and would love to hear your thoughts about our plans. We have chosen to do only the North and the central part and leave the South for another time.

I would like to receive your thoughts about the following matters:

1) We particulary have chosen to do trekking around Dong Van in stead of Sapa as…

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Good day to everyone,

I have plan to travel to Vietnam for 6 days next month, I have send some request for some local travel agent in hanoi and I found that they suggest to go to Sapa by bus and by train? What do you recommend ? bus sound cheap , but how safe is it ? I hear there is a new high way NOI BAI_ CAO LAI . Give me your thought?

Thanks

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Hi All,

We will be in Hanoi this weekend and would love to see the Australian rules, AFL, live in a bar. Can you suggest where we may go.
Also, what is the one thing we must do in Hanoi, we only have 24 hours.

Thanks

AJ46

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Here's the live update. Sapa is a construction site, huge trucks hauling aggregates and reinforcing rod are only rivalled by the convoys of tour buses delivering selfie stick wielding hordes of Vietnamese tourists. Rubbish and construction waste fill the gullies , streams and streets. You can imagine how beautiful this place was 10 or more years ago but I am afraid it's lost.
The surrounds are still gorgeous but you have walk or motor bike a long way before power pylons and hilltop hotel…