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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 everyone!

I'll be in Vietnam in July for like 18 days, and I was thinking to go north for a couple of days. I know it is rainy season, but I also read the rice fields are nice green at this time, so some rain doesn't really matter. I was thinking to go to Sapa of course, as everybody else does, but recently I read really nice articles/blogposts about Ha Giang, and it got me thinking. Right now I would prefer to go to Ha Giang, but: it seems like the best way to get around is by motorbike…

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I have 1 month tourist visa issued in Cambodia.
Can this be extended in Danang ? And what would it cost to extend it ? If this is best done through an agency,does anybody know a reliable agency on Danang, Hoi An ?

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I am trying to plan an 8.5 day trip to Vietnam. As it stands with this itinerary, Ho Chi Minh gets the short end of the stick. This was do to some reading of it being a little boring, and also I have been to many large asian cities.

If I fit in all three big cities, this is what I've come up with:

Day 1
Hanoi

Day 2
Hanoi

Day 3
Hanoi
DRIVE to Ha Long Bay (4pm)

Day 4
Ha Long Bay

Day 5
FLIGHT to Hoi An (8am)
Hoi An

Day 6
Hoi An

Day 7
Hoi An
FLIGHT to Ho Chi Minh (9pm)

Day 8
Ho Chi Minh

Day 9
Ho Chi…

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I don't know what the current problem is, but last night there was chaos at Saigon airport, as described by a friend returning from Australia to Nha Trang:

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All went well on the travel front until we got to the domestic airport Saigon. We cleared customs and immigration within 15 minutes and rushed from the international terminal to the domestic terminal next door, where the checkin was PANDAMONIUM. A million people all wanting to leave that night. And they kept coming until after…

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Hi! My husband and I (from Hong Kong) are going to Central Vietnam for 8 day in July. To make our itinerary more flexible, we have asked for the price of private transfers both from hotels and online quotation and found that the cheapest is through VM Travel so far. Would like to ask if anyone would like to join us to share the cost.

  1. 25th July: Da Nang Airport UO1558 arriving at 1725 to (Hoi An) Cozy Hoian Boutique Villas
    The cost: 15usd for the 4 seater car.
  2. 27th July: depart at 1830 (Hoi…
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Hello!

Will trains or local buses be traveling from Hoi An to Hue during this upcoming holiday weekend (or this upcoming Monday?) I know there is also a big festival in Hue so I'm not sure if that will affect transportation availability. I have an open bus ticket with Sinh Tourist and they have black out days from April 29-May 3 so I wasn't sure if all public transport would be the same.

Thanks in advance!

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Livitrans

Wondering if anyone has any recent feedback on it? Am booked in October on the so called 'New' Livitrans from Hanoi to Danang, but it's hard to get a lot of info from them about what that means.

Not sure if to cancel and fly instead.

Thoughts?

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Hi at all,

looking for a cheap way to go from Hoi an to Cambodia.

I have found a place for cross the border at Le Thanh but how cane i et there
Perhaps from Plei Ku.
is there a bus or a Train from Danag to Plei Ku?

i know there are flights from Danag to Siem Reap.
But it is around 125 Euro.

Flight should be around 06.01.2017

thanks for help

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Hello,

i will fly to Saigon around january 2017.
I was in Vietnam around 5 years ago.

At that time i have been to Hoi An and has bought wonderful handmade suits.

Now i like to buy new one.

After my Shopping i like to visit cambodia. So i am only in Vietnam for buying the suits.

My interantional flight touch down in Ho Chi Minh.

Is it a good idea to fly to Danag and than take a bus to Hoi An for buying the suits or is there also a good Company in Ho Chi Minh City?

i like to buy around 3…