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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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Hi guys,

I am in Hue right now and going to Nha Trang in two days. I got a toothache and therefore would like to know if it’s legit to go to a dentist there? I googled it already but all the information was at least three years old and said "get a good clinic". Therefore I was wondering if anyone could recommend a clinic. Probably won’t need more than a filling.

Thanks for the time.

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Hey,
Has anyone been on an overnight cruise from cat ba around lan ha bay etc and can recommend a company to go with? Over tet some of the most popular companies are shut including catba ventures. We have got a good deal from a company called catba discovery operating out of catba Seaview hotel, has anyone used this company?
Thanks

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Hello,
I'm currently in HCMC and looking for a 125cc or 150cc dirt bike to purchase for a 3 month trip to see Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. If you know any travelers selling please let me know.
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Hi everyone, and thank you for your time.

Here is the thing : I am trying to plan a little trip to Vietnam with my family in a few weeks, but I am getting a bit confused regarding the visas, and especially the new exemptions.

My plan is to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Hue (via HCMC).

We all have French passports, and we would like to use the new 15-days exemption visa.

Do you know if we can get that visa in every airport of the country (especially Hue airport), or only in the international ones…

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We are an Australian couple in our 50's and will be staying 9 days in Hoi An in September. Can I have some resort recommendations please. We like markets, the beach and good food. We don't mind if it is adults only or child friendly. We have looked on the internet and totally confused. Thank you Leanne

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after some information on the cinnamon hotel in ho chi minh please? good location? nice place? thanks :)

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Hi , we will be travelling to Phu Quoc Island for 10 days in March but are finding it very difficult to decide which beach to choose. We had wanted to stay at Bai Sao Beach, at the Beach House. But reviews seems to be quite negative. Many noisy day tourists, very quiet at night, dirty beach, few places to eat. Can anyone give us their opinion on this.
Perhaps we would be better choosing Long beach, or moving beach half way though our stay
In this case can anyone recommend a small relaxed mid…

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Hi :)
Does anyone knows where I can put my suitcase for few hours in Hanoi ?
I Arrive Hanoi from Ninh bihn around 12:00 on wed and my flight is 18:00 .

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Arrived today from Hanoi. In the domestic terminal there are some taxi desks. I showed one the address of my hotel. They told me the cost would be 400,000 dong I then went outside to the taxi line up. I asked one of the drivers there what he thought the approximate cost would be - 250,000 dong. I had emailed the hotel and asked them what they thought the cost would be, and they said no more than 200,000. I walked a few feet and got on the bus - paid 10,000 dong and I showed the ticket…