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What are the best places to visit in Vietnam?

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What are the best places to visit/or the best things to do while in Vietnam?
36 months ago, April 22nd 2011 No: 1 Msg: #134354  
I'm planning to travel through Vietnam and want to know what are the best places to visit or the best thing to do while in Vietnam? any suggestions are appreciated. thank you :) Reply to this

36 months ago, April 25th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #134533  
We are currently traveling through Vietnam and are only half way through the country but we'd highly recommend checking out the Mekong Delta. The floating markets around Can Tho are very interesting. Also, we enjoyed HCMC and Hoi An. We'll keep you posted on Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa once we get there. Cheers! Reply to this

36 months ago, April 25th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #134569  
I have just visited North Vietnam and found Hanoi good and a trip on a boat in Halong Bay. This can be a bit busy but was OK in early April, although it was a bit misty. A town worth visiting was Bac Ha, where there is a very good Sunday Ethnic market selling absolutely everything, Reply to this

36 months ago, April 26th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #134586  
great! thanks so much! Reply to this

36 months ago, April 29th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #134899  
it depends on your time and your habit.
I suggest you should go to Hanoi - the capital with a thousand years old, Halong bay - natural heritage and Sapa - old town with ethic minorities in the North.
About the middle of Vietnam, u should go to Hoian - old town, very lovely with old house,slik. Nex is Nha Trang,Phan Thiet, Mui Ne you can choose one because of beautiful beaches.
The last city is Ho Chi Minh city - never sleep city.
good luck and enjoy your trip! Reply to this

35 months ago, May 17th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #136444  
Hi Melanie,
I may suggest some famous places for you: My Khe beach in Da Nang, Phu Quoc in Khanh Hoa, Mui Ne in Binh Thuan, Halong Bay in Quang Ninh, Nha Trang. They're all marvelous, stunning and inspiring beaches.
Then Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are interesting destination to see.Hanoi is a small city with the combination of tradition and modern whereas Ho Chi Minh seems to never sleep.
If you prefer something peaceful and romantic, let's visit Sapa and Dalat, Hue, Hoi An, My Son.

Just google to find out some more promising destination that may suit you. Have safe trip. Reply to this

34 months ago, June 6th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #137879  
Just wanted to update you on Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Bay. Sapa was by far the highlight of our month in Vietnam, the views are amazing and the people are so nice. We highly recommend staying at Backpacker GH, the couple that runs the place is so sweet and helpful. We decided against the junk boat tour on Halong and went to Cat Ba island on our own instead. We rented a kayak and spent the day in Lan Ha Bay which is less touristy and equally as beautiful. Hanoi is a city you should check out but I wouldn't stay more than a few days.

Hope that helps. Reply to this

33 months ago, July 11th 2011 No: 8 Msg: #140024  
My girlfriend just posted an article about her time in South Vietnam which might be helpful :)

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[Edited: 2011 Jul 12 08:48 - Jabe:6222 - No URL drops on forums, please.]
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33 months ago, July 16th 2011 No: 9 Msg: #140369  
There are lot more places to explore in this beautiful country "Vietnam" like Sapa, Hanoi, Halong, HCMC and many more. You can enjoy the exotic beaches, adventurous activities, cultural places, beautiful architectures etc... Reply to this

33 months ago, July 30th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #141314  
Hi
It is difficult question because at leat you should provide some information such as what do you expect to see, to do...sightseeing, beaches, local culture, ethnic minority...or adventure, activities...
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Recommended:
- Me Kong delta boat trip may be including biking, homestay, floating market
- For beached: let go to Mui Ne or if you have more budget then flight to Phu Quoc island
- Sightseeing: Hoi An, Hanoi
- Boat trip; Ha Long Bay (recommend to travel with Handspan)
- Mountain and ethnic minority: motorcycle is the best way to explore the mountainous area.
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If I could know more about what kind of activity that you like best then it would be easier


[Edited: 2011 Jul 30 12:34 - Rat on the Road:23681 - Tour operators are NOT allowed to advertise on forums. Thanks.]
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32 months ago, August 6th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #141540  
In the north of Vietnam, you can travel to Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam with many attractive destinations such as old quarter streets, Hoan Kiem Lake, West lake, Ho Chi Minh museum, Hoa Lo prison,etc...From Hanoi you can go to many places: Halong bay in Quang Ninh province, Sapa - two destinations should not be missed by you. Also, Cuc Phuong national park, ancien capital Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh province.

In the middle of Vietnam, there are some best places to travel are in Quang Binh, Hue, Da Nang. Quang Binh has Nhat le beach, Phong Nha Ke Bang national park. Hue has many beautiful places related to Vietnam culture. So beautiful beaches in Danang.

Come to the south of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city is very famous. The city of night life....Can Tho, Ca Mau.... You can understand many things about the life of people here such as the water culture, cafe culture....

Yeah, and don't forget to enjoy Vietnamese food. Reply to this

32 months ago, August 12th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #141803  
Hi guys
it is easy question to answer, but i could be not easy anyway. There are many beautiful places cross the country, personal experience is northern of Vietnam are nicer, have variety culture as well, due to geography in northern is 2/3 is hill and mountains, majority of interesting ethnic minority group are concentrated living around north west and nort east, central land of Vietnam have more culture heritages and world class beach, Yes i am definitely agree floating market in Can Tho is best ever. for answering question correctly is depend on your what do you want to see, what kind of travel style you would like to take, this is very interesting video clip of travel in northern of Vietnam
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Have fun guys
[Edited: 2011 Aug 12 08:29 - Jabe:6222 - No advertising on forums, please]
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32 months ago, August 19th 2011 No: 13 Msg: #142077  
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Mekong Delta (My Tho, Ben Tre, Cai Be Floating market, Can Tho & Chau Doc) and Halong Bay
offer very good trip for you, can cruise in Mekong river and Halong bay

Other is Hue & Hoian also worth to see. If you like beach, Nha Trang, Muine Beach and Phu Quoc are waiting you

good trip Reply to this

32 months ago, August 20th 2011 No: 14 Msg: #142106  
Mekong Delta (My Tho, Ben Tre, Cai Be Floating market, Can Tho & Chau Doc) and Halong Bay
offer very good trip for you, can cruise in Mekong river and Halong bay

Other is Hue & Hoian also worth to see. If you like beach, Nha Trang, Muine Beach and Phu Quoc are waiting you

good trip !

I want go to the Meong delta 2 day. Price? Reply to this

32 months ago, August 20th 2011 No: 15 Msg: #142111  
Hi there
Everyone have difference points of view for holidays, i would like to suggest some things in below here then you guys will have your own idea where to go. Hanoi is very nice and interesting and charming colonial city. Sapa is great ethnic culture combine with beautiful natural landscape, so amazing terrace rice paddy, now is good time. Halong bay, really beautiful bay, so many rock information rise from crystal water, good to stay overnight on cruises, maybe 80 to 90 % tourist don't miss to see Halong while they are in north of Vietnam. Hue is history and culture building. Hoian is farmous for ancient town, good beach, good shopping, good to try out food, and cooking class, nice people too. Nha Trang is party city, good place for snorkeling and diving trip. Saigon is very westernized city, good for enjoy night life. Mekong delta is water region culture, the best floating market is Cai Rang in Can Tho, that is some major highlights of Vietnam, hope you make a good choice for your Vietnam vacation Reply to this

12 months ago, March 29th 2013 No: 16 Msg: #168115  
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12 months ago, March 29th 2013 No: 17 Msg: #168116  
Hi guys
it is easy question to answer, but i could be not easy anyway. There are many beautiful places cross the country, personal experience is northern of Vietnam are nicer, have variety culture as well, due to geography in northern is 2/3 is hill and mountains Reply to this

12 months ago, March 29th 2013 No: 18 Msg: #168117  
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11 months ago, April 26th 2013 No: 19 Msg: #169811  
Hmm, here look like no one know abt Vietnam truly. Let contact me if you need more info here. Reply to this

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