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March 28, 2018

What to do in Da Nang which isn't Hoi An?

I'm in Da Nang, Vietnam for a work meeting but I will have one free day just for me on Saturday. In the past, I have visited Hoi An and the Marble Mountains. Any suggestions for other nearby attractions I should not miss? I prefer nature and history to beaches. I will not drive myself, but can get a driver.
posted by frumiousb around Da Nang, Vietnam at 8:59 PM - 8 answers has best

December 24, 2017

Vietnam Me: Rails Edition

I'll be flying my family to Vietnam in late March (so after the lunar New Year celebrations). I need your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Emperor SnooKloze around Vietnam at 9:30 AM - 8 answers

November 15, 2017

Custom tailoring in Vietnam

I'm headed to Southeast Asia in March with some friends, and one of our stops is in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). We'd love to engage the services of a custom tailor (suits and shirts for the gents, dresses and perhaps corsets for the ladies). I'd love any and all tips on how best to do this, including links to online resources. Thanks!
posted by DavidNYC around Vietnam at 11:19 AM - 3 answers

June 17, 2016

Two nights in Hanoi! But where?

Hotel recommendations for Hanoi, for a couple nights in August? [more inside]
posted by Rash around Hanoi, Vietnam at 8:54 PM - 8 answers

October 10, 2015

Where to stay/visit in southern Vietnam on a two week adventure?

I'm traveling to Vietnam in mid November for two weeks with my partner, and am having trouble nailing down spots to visit/stay. We've settled on visiting Phu Quoc, but would love any/all suggestions. If you've traveled around southern Vietnam, what was a must see/do for you? [more inside]
posted by toofuture around Vietnam at 3:08 PM - 3 answers

February 18, 2015

Vietnam Tourism For (US) Veterans

My Vietnam Veteran (US) relative wants to tour Vietnam. Help me find tours, companies, and experiences that will respect his experience, while also respecting Vietnam today, and the legacy of the war. [more inside]
posted by gregglind around Vietnam at 10:45 AM - 5 answers

April 27, 2014

Off the beaten path in Saigon

I will be in HCMC for the next 48 hours (including Reunification Day.) Other than the obvious sites, what are some quirky and worthwhile things to do/see and places to eat in Saigon? Also what is the best place to go to witness the parades and holiday celebrations? [more inside]
posted by egeanin around Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam at 11:23 PM - 4 answers

July 6, 2013

Accidentally travelling through Vietnam: please explain visas to me!

I'm flying from Australia to Europe with Vietnam airlines. I think I might have a hidden domestic leg of the flight in Vietnam on the way there, or maybe on both routes. My travel agent says I don't need a visa for this domestic flight. I suspect he is wrong. Has anyone done this flight before who can give me more info? [more inside]
posted by lollusc around Vietnam at 1:54 AM - 17 answers has best

July 29, 2012

Vietnam

Two questions about Vietnam! 1) Safe to take my macbook on travels through the country? 2) What should I be buying cheaply in Vietnam?
posted by freddymetz around Vietnam at 2:25 AM - 18 answers

January 23, 2012

Transit mode bingo in Southeast Asia

We're going to SE Asia in April, and I'm trying to discern the cheapest/simplest/fastest route from Siem Reap, Cambodia, to Hanoi, Vietnam. I've looked into bus, flights that originate from Siem Reap or any other local hub. Your advice? Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by moonbird around Hanoi, Vietnam at 8:34 PM - 10 answers has best

December 2, 2011

Halong is it gonna take for me to find a good tour company?

A friend and I will be in Hanoi in January. We want to do an awesome trip in Halong Bay. How? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill around Hanoi, Vietnam at 11:47 AM - 7 answers

October 18, 2011

3 weeks in Ha Noi / Vietnam - can you please advise on accommodation and give some general advice.

3 weeks in Ha Noi / Vietnam - can you please advise on accommodation and give some general advice. [more inside]
posted by dmagic around Hanoi, Vietnam at 7:59 AM - 10 answers has best

February 9, 2011

Clean, no hassles, beautiful scenery.

What's the best tour company for a trip to/within Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by bardic around Hanoi, Vietnam at 12:37 AM - 9 answers

December 10, 2010

What's the coolest thing you saw in Vietnam?

What's the coolest thing you saw in Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by GilloD around Vietnam at 6:30 PM - 15 answers

September 28, 2010

Help me hone my Vietnam/Cambodia vacation.

Excited for Hanoi and HCMC, but what should I visit between those two lovely cities in Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by bardic around Vietnam at 12:30 AM - 14 answers

November 24, 2009

Vietnam: Hanoi or Hoi An?

3.5 days in Vietnam: Hanoi or Hoi An? [more inside]
posted by raf around Vietnam at 9:52 PM - 8 answers

Help me figure out an urban adventure in Saigon!

Help me have an urban adventure in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City. I'm traveling there by myself, early 20s guy, and reasonably street smart for Asia (I currently live in southern China). I speak fluent English and advanced Mandarin but no Vietnamese. An ex-girlfriend's family lives outside of Saigon and she's got some young cousins who'll be willing to help show me around if I've got some cash to spare. The area where I live in Guilin already has beautiful scenery, I love urban areas, and I really have little interest in getting out to the countryside, except maybe for a one-day excursion. Thanks for your help in advance, everyone! :) [more inside]
posted by Televangelist around Santiago, Vietnam at 9:10 AM - 2 answers

August 4, 2009

How best to obtain visas for travel in Vietnam?

Is it best to get a Vietnam / Cambodia visa from the consulate, or from one of the companies that provide visas to travelers? [more inside]
posted by pariser around Vietnam at 4:23 PM - 7 answers has best

September 8, 2008

Will we have a tip-top Tet?

Just how chaotic does Vietnam get during Tet? Is it going to be a problem for inexperienced travelers? [more inside]
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party around Vietnam at 2:41 AM - 3 answers

July 13, 2008

What should I do in Vietnam?

Does anyone have suggestions for me regarding my 14 day trip to Vietnam? I am in my late 20s, I am traveling alone, and I have never traveled in a foreign country before. I am flying into Ho Chi Minh City and would like to explore as much of Vietnam as possible. I was considering traveling by train and heading north. How easy/difficult is it to navigate the train system in Vietnam? Please, any suggestions, destinations, tips, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
posted by misterL around Vietnam at 2:32 PM - 13 answers