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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 Goodnight!
I'm new to this forum so if he commits any error I hope can excuse me !!
I would like to know if the journey Can Tho/Sa Dec is could do for the river and if so how long us would do it?
As you have seen I put "Xeo Quyt" also is a site I want to see "whether." Could see the "floating markets" of Can Tho for example: 5:00 11:00 am and noon go Xeo Quyt road to finally go to Sa Dec at the end of the evening? Thanks a lot and excuse me my english..
16/8-Phu Coc/Rach Gia/Can Tho
17/8-Can…

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I have checked the weather for Sapa in June and it looks like lots of rain. How does this impact on sightseeing and traveling around Sapa? I will be in Hanoi anyway at that time so just trying to decide if the trip to Sapa would be worth it.

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Hello! I am currently in the process of making a rough itinerary for my trip to SEA. At the moment, I'm unsure of which direction I should go through Vietnam. Debating if I should go with the following:
Koh Phangan-Siem Reap-Phnom Penh-Ho Chi Minh City-Nha Trang, Da Nang/Hoi An-Hanoi-Chiang Mai-Bangkok (Vietnam botom to top)
OR
Koh Phangan-Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Hanoi-Da Nang/Hoi An-Nha Trang-Ho Chi Minh City- Phnom Penh-Siem Reap (Vietnam top to bottom)
From research, it seems that most go through from…

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My partner and I recently spent a week in the Mekong Delta. While perhaps not the most photogenic part of Vietnam, it was amazingly interesting. I'm posting this to update some things in the guidebook which seem to have changed since it was written.

The first is that the Bang Lang Stork Sanctuary may need to come off the 'must do' list. We didn't end up going so I can't say for sure, but several locals we spoke to in Can Tho said the stork population had seriously depleted a few years ago and…

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hi everyone, after 1 month in thailand i am hoping to arrive in vietnam on the 28th of jan which i believe is in the middle of the new year. i will fly into hanoi and possibly spend 4-5 days there (trip to ha long bay also).
few questions
1. Is the trip to ha long bay worth it in the weather conditions?? and are the tours still running at this time?
2. i have heard that places close down for weeks over the tet festival? is this true??
3. i will be leaving hanoi approx around the 31st jan/1st feb…

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I live in Bangkok and I'm planning on a 10 day trip to Vietnam in mid to late June. I will fly first to Hanoi for a couple days then off to Sapa by either train or bus for a couple of days before returning to Hanoi. From there I plan on flying to Nha Trang for a 2 days then take the bus to HCMC for a few days before returning to Bangkok by air. Any recommendations on places to stay in Hanoi, Sapa, NhaTrang and HCMC? I'm not looking for the absolute cheapest but "inexpensive" would…

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Any suggestions on the best way to transport large luggage from Hanoi Airport to a hotel in the old quarter? I will be arriving with a large bike box and have yet to find a good way to transport it without hefty fees...

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Hello all,

I am planning a cycling trip from Hanoi to Hue for June of this year (hooray for rain!) And I am looking for route input and suggestions.

I would like to go from Hanoi to Halong Bay to Hue which is about 700km.

For anyone who has done this or a similar route: did you choose highway one or HCMC highway? I have heard HCMC is lovely but is further removed from trains - which we want to be close to due to time constraints.

How long did such a trip take you?

Thanks!

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Hi folks

my group arrive in Danang on the 2nd July and leaving Danang on the 8th July on sleeper train. The 3 places on the subject heading are 3 of the more popular places around here,but of course are in 3 different directions

Does anyone have any recommendation or advice regarding what/where to go for this 2nd-8thJuly, and of what order or duration of stay?

Thanks