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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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Fat Bike

Need help from bicycle community )))
Want to get fat bike to ride along the beach. Im located in Nha Trang, and dunno where need to start from.
Want cheap bike, maybe used but in good condition. Or only wheels.
Maybe any websites where i can search for wheels?
Looked at aliexpress, 300$ for wheels not good. Cuz found new one complete bike in online vn shop for 7mil vnd.
Any advices what way need to go, to get simple fat bike?

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Any Canadians out there that have applied for a Vietnam visa in Canada recently? Not a Visa-on-arrival - a proper visa before they left. I have a couple questions.

Many thanks!

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I want to book an hotel ....small place $20 bracket....and as part of the same booking a transfer from the airport to the hotel in Hanoi. However they want me to input my credit card details and the security number on the back into the hotels booking form...this is on their own website.......The thing is they only want the card as security as they want cash for the transaction once I reach the hotel.....In reality they will store my name, address, credit card and security number.... quite a lot…

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Hi everyone. I'll be in Hanoi with my wife within 3 weeks. We'll be there for 15 days holiday, then flying out of Hanoi to BKK. We'll be doing Halong Bay and I'm considering Sapa too. However, I'm an oldie and not into trekking, so is there enough of interest at Sapa to make it worthwhile going there, without the trekking and without doing tours out into the hinterland?

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Hi there,
We are still in the process of planning our itinerary (our flight to Hanoi is in two weeks!) and when reading blogs about Vietnam on internet, I came across a beautiful picture of rice terraces that was taken in Yen Bai province. It looked amazing! I wonder if Yen Bai is a good destination if we want to see rice terraces and rice harvest? My impression is that is much less touristy than Sapa but much easier to reach than Ha Giang (we concider going there, too). Have anybody been there…

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We will be in Vietnam in March 2017. We are planning to take the day bus from Hanoi to Ha Giang. Is it easy to find a car and driver in Ha Giang for four persons to slowly travel from Ha Giang to Dong Van and Meo Vac and all the other sites in the area. Any recommendations for drivers and cars? What is the approximate price for a car and driver?
We may also want to go to Ba Be National Park. If we go to Ba Be National Park, we would like to return from that area to Hanoi by day bus. Is…

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The Halong Bay experience is something that I am sure we will want to do when we fly to Hanoi next week prior to a trip to trek up in Sapa and then over to Laos. But it also seems to me to be A HUGE tourist trap with everybody offering all kinds of combinations, permutations and marketing hype- at huge budget differences...Can you help? We are a couple in our 50's, well experienced and travelled at a budget to low mid range budget, very selective where we put more money into things...we are…

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Hi travelers!

I know there is probably a million different posts that are similar to mine, but after having done quite some research, and being relatively unfamiliar with Vietnam, I would like your input...! :)

My boyfriend and I only have 12 days to spare (next spring) but we are determined to do Northern Vietnam & Laos. Understandably, this will be a somewhat rushed itinerary but we are always up for an adventure! We are departing from the USA, therefore Day 2 will be our arrival in Hanoi…

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Hello,

Im trying to find the timetable for the bus from Hannoi to Halong bay.

I will arrive to Hannoi airport around 9:30AM and i want to take a bus directly to Halong bay.

Do anyone know if there is buses around 10:30-11:00 that leave to halong bay? or the timetable?

Thank you in advance,

Dov