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FAQ Thread for Vietnam

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:

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

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

Vietnam - China border crossings => #7

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Hoi An or Hue?

Hello Fellow Wanderers,
I only have 20 days in Vietnam and would like to spend a good amount of time in the north. I feel like I need to decide between Hoi An and Hue for a 2 night stay at the beginning of my trip.

If you had to choose between these 2 locations which would you choose?

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Danang weather

Hi there,

Looking to book a trip to Danong in October next year but have heard it can be wet and humid. Has anyone been there recently and can they advise please on October weather? Any must-see's? Is the beach really nice to swim in?

Thanks in advance!

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from Phu Quoc to Sihanoukville

Hi
Could anybody update me on the options of getting from Phu Quoc to Cambodia? What are the prices at the moment?
Many thanks)

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6 days in Southern Vietnam

Hi All,

We will be in southern Vietnam next year in March and I was thinking about what to see in our limited time. I quite like the sound of Phu Quoc island and would also like to see some of the life in the Mekong Delta. Does flying in and out of Phu Quoc island to HCMC make sense (due to time constraints) or would anyone advise flying one way and then catching an overland ferry and bus (with a stop off in Can Tho to see some of the Delta) en route back to HCMC?

At the moment I am thinking…

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Bac Son valley

Hello and good day, I'm looking for any good recommendations for budget lodging for Bac Son Valley. I haven't been able to find anything really online. Has anybody stayed there recently and can suggest something? Or exactly what is the best way to get in and appreciate this valley?

Cheers,
Dave

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What to bring on your Vietnam expedition?

What do you think are the most important things to bring on your trip to Vietnam? It may sound like a cliché, but I think to be able to have an enjoyable experience, the most important thing is an open mind: http://www.lexiophiles.com/english/what-to-bring-the-ultimate-item-for-your-trip-to-vietnam. It is especially true if you haven't been to any other SE Asian countries, because there will be a thing or two that can surprise you.

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Travelling in March 2015

I am travelling to Hanoi from Bangkok and plan to go to Ho Chi Minh City by train in mid March 2015.
any one can help / guide me . Also looking to join any one or a group as I am travelling alone.

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Hoi An to Pleiku and Cambodian Border

Hi

I need to travel from Hoi An and arrive at the border crossing to Cambodia (Le Thanh-O Yadaw) and have read the info in the LP book. But wonder if anyone has travelled this by car and how long did it take and what was the cost to hire the car?? Or if only from Danang to the border that info would help too.

I need to be at the border well before 5pm as I undertsand the border closes at that time. Any experiences/advice/suggestions greatly appreciated.
Mike

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Weather Dalat

Has someone recently (like less than a week ago) been to Dalat? If so, what is the weather like? Is it cold (I don't know if I can trust the weather forecast cause on there it seems pretty warm)?

Any information will be greatly appreciated!