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…
I am planning my trip to Vietnam in the middle of July, and I found contradictory information on the bus from from Danang to Phong Nha. As the website of Easy Tiger Hostel states, there is a local bus from Danang at 1 p.m. (the company called Bao Vuong I think), and I found this bus on other sites as well (somewhere they say it's a minibus), but the website of Oxalis Adventure Tours says there is no reliable bus connection between the 2 towns.
Is there anyone who could give me first hand…
I have been to SEA 3 times in the last 10 or so years. I was a single mum traveller then with kids in toe. I only ever pre booked if I was coming to a new place in the evening and I never had trouble finding something the next day or extending our stay if I liked our guesthouse. This time I have my partner and our 5 year old. He has never travelled to SEA before and is a little nervous about nothing being pre booked in advance. I prefer to see places and rooms before i commit more than 1…
"Train travelling between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City resumed to normal operation at first light on Saturday, as repairs to a collapsed railway bridge that plays a crucial role in north-to-south railway system were completed.....
Many train routes will also return to normal operation today, June 26, after disruption caused by the bridge collapse, according to Vietnam Railways (VNR), the…
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!
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?
taxi fare - how much the estimation from taxi fare from the airport to MY AN area?
scooter/motorbike - any recommended shops in MY AN area?
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?