The easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia

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How close to the end of my Vietnam tourist visa can I still get an extension (through an agent)?

I've got three days left on my tourist visa in Vietnam and really wouldn't mind staying. When I was in Ho Chi Minh City I went to the immigration office and was told it's currently only possible to ...
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Can I attend a conference on a tourist visa in Vietnam?

I, a US citizen, am planning a trip to Vietnam for an academic conference to which I've been invited. The conference web page suggests getting a tourist visa and points to two websites which allow one ...
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Which airlines with routes connecting Vietnam and China have free cancellations and can be booked online?

Due to China's visa rules I need to have a return flight booked in order to obtain a visa. But once I have the visa I am free to enter overland and not use the flight. On my previous trip I had a ...
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What are the current requirements and process of obtaining a multiple-entry Chinese visa for an Australian citizen in Ho Chi Minh City?

As usual, lots of fake/spam sites when trying to Google this. And also information that is out of date, applies to other nationalities only, or applies to getting the visa in another location. Often ...
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Where might I observe people sneaking across the Vietnam-Cambodian border illegally?

I'm writing a thriller novel set in modern-day Vietnam. I need my protagonist, who's wanted for murder, to sneak illegally across the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. Where are the most porous ...
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Are there actually accommodation options in Cần Thơ, Vietnam for less than USD $10?

Here in Cần Thơ in Southern Vietnam all the usual ways I use to find cheap accommodation fail to turn up anything less than USD $10 - and that one, where I am now, is quite a bit cheaper than anything ...
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Can foreigners cross from Cambodia to Vietnam at the Binh Di river?

I'm thinking of going to Angkor Borei in Cambodia to visit a friend who is volunteering there in my last days before my visa runs out and I cross into Vietnam. I already have my Vietnam visa. I can ...
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Which cities in Vietnam have a Chinese embassy or consulate where I can apply for a visa?

As usual there are lots of fake sites when trying to Google for current facts about embassies and consulates. I want to know what my options are for where to apply for my Chinese visa in Vietnam. I ...
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Booking 2 ways ticket, not onboard 1 way, consider canceling both? [duplicate]

It's hard to explain the situation in title, so here it is: I'm booking a 2 ways tickets from Singapore to Vietnam (Hanoi). However, i didn't board the trip Sing-Viet. Instead, I purchased another 1 ...
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Arriving in Vietnam right in the middle of Tết - will all accommodation be full (or inflated prices)?

I arrived overland in Cambodia from Laos on the 19th of January and the immigration guy put 19th of February on my visa (a bonus extra day!) so that's the day I'll cross the land border from Cambodia ...
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How does the weather compare between Bali and Vietnam in April?

I want to go to Vietnam or Bali in this April with friends, but our decision will be largely based on the suitability of the weather that month. How does the weather differ between those two places ...
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Least expensive Vietnam visa for Australian citizen from Cambodia?

There is a lot of conflicting information on visas for Vietnam on the internet these days, I'm trying to clear up just what is the cheapest way to get one for an Aussie who is already in Cambodia and ...
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Booking a Vietnam Tour through a Vietnamese operator - what to be aware of?

Myself and my partner are planning a two week trip to Vietnam from the UK As part of this we've contacted a bunch of tour companies for possible itinaries and quotes. (We're aware that doing it alone ...
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How to apply for Vietnam tourist visa

My passport is Canadian, and I live in Japan. I have a 10 hour stopover in Hanoi and a 16 hour stopover in Ho Chi Minh 2 weeks later. I'd like to explore the cities during at least one of these ...
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What's the maximum attainable internet bandwidth in Nha Trang? [closed]

I am gonna make a long travel (or even permanent movement) to Nha Trang. Being a programmer I plan to continue working for European company remotely, that's why I need as good internet as possible. ...
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What is an “Approval Letter”, and how do I get one?

I was doing a bit of reading up on how to get a visa on arrival for Vietnam, and several sources mention that I need to get an "Approval Letter" to pick up my visa at the airport. What is an ...
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Tipping in Vietnam

I will be going to Vietnam next year for tourism. I would like to not offend locals so I was wondering if someone could tell me what the policy for tipping is over there ?
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Middle name on ticket and passport but not in system — missed flight

I booked a ticket for my aunt to visit me, from Vietnam to the U.S. via Korean Airlines (booked through orbitz). There is my aunt's middle name on the ticket and on the passport. However, at the ...
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Looking for a zen place in the Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam Area where i can be incredibly productive [closed]

Headline basically says it all - i'm a Software Developer and i need to get away from all the noise to focus on a project. The only thing required is a good internet connection and fresh food. Beach ...
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What is the cost to store luggage in Ho Chi Minh airport (Vietnam)?

I would like to store a bag for up to a month in Ho Chi Minh while I travel. I have read everywhere that there is a storage facility in the airport, but most blogs and forums say that the price is ...
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Do I need a transit visa if spending 10 hours in a Vietnamese airport?

I'm a British national. The flight I'm looking at is from Malaysia to Tan Son Nhat International in Vietnam. There's a ten hour stop over before I can make my connecting flight to London. I am ...
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Trains in Vietnam

I am going to Vietnam in August and was wondering does anyone have experience with the train system? There will be four of us so we are thinking soft cabins as they appear to be four berth. Is it ...
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Possible to extend a Vietnamese tourist visa in Dong Hoi?

I have an Australian passport with a C1 tourist visa for Vietnam. Is it possible for me to get a standard 30 day (or longer) extension for my visa in Dong Hoi (the major town east of Phong Nha ...
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Tailor in Hanoi, Vietnam

I will be traveling through Vietnam, and am looking to get some tailored shirts. Unfortunately, the only place I'll have enough days in one place is Hanoi, so I'd like to do that there (I've read ...
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Vietnam Visa - can I leave on the day of expiration?

My visa in Vietnam expires May 1st, can I buy a plane ticket to fly out of Vietnam on May 1st or do I need to leave the day before expiration? I found one forum entry where a person said a visa is ...
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How much does a tourist visa for Vietnam cost?

The US Vietnamese embassy website lists the requirements for the visa application, but does not list the fee for doing so (though it does say how to pay it). The only information on the page about the ...
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If I am from Canada and my girlfriend is from Sweden, what visas do we need (each) for traveling to South East Asia?

My girlfriend and I are flying to Thailand in February. We are going to Thailand for about 30 days, Laos for about 15 days, Vietnam for about 15 days Cambodia for about 15. Do I need to apply for a ...
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Visit Germany from Vietnam

I'm planning to invite a friend to come to Germany over Christmas. I will pay everything for this trip including plane tickets, since my friend can't afford this trip at all and can't prove any ...
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Transportation and cost to get to Tay Ninh from Ho Chi Minh City?

If coming from Ho Chi Minh City, what is the fastest mode of transportation I can take to go to Export Processing Zone and Industrial Park in Tay Ninh and how much will it cost? I've been searching ...
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Distance and hours between Phnom Penh and Tay Ninh

How many kilometers from Phnom Penh to Tay Ninh if you travel by land? How many hours is the trip from Phnom Penh to Tay Ninh by land?
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Crossing border from Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Tay Ninh, Vietnam

I am a Filipino citizen and will be conducting internal audit in Tay Ninh. I will be crossing the border from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. What are the things I should do or prepare?
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Routing considerations for a commercial flight from Brisbane to Vietnam [closed]

There are no direct commercial flights from Brisbane to Vietnam. It seems like connecting through Singapore is the most common routing. However, there are other routes. Any suggestions? What ...
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Renewing or getting a new visa in Vietnam?

I'm an American who's been to Vietnam 3 times in the last year, my 1st visa was 1 month single entry, the 2nd visa was another 1 month single entry, and my 3rd visa was a 3 month multiple entry which ...
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How often do cameras get stolen while someone is using them in SE Asia?

I'm traveling to Vietnam and was wondering how much I should be on gaurd about theives looking to cut my camera strap and run off or grab it while driving by? It's a nice looking SLR camera with a ...
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How do you find out whether or not certain vitamins are legal or bring into a country?

How do you find out whether or not certain over the counter vitamins in the U.S. are legal or bring into another country? Specifically Vietnam?
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Do motorbikes in Vietnam have room to carry a large backpacking backpack?

If you buy/rent a motorbike in Vietnam do they have ones with the abilities to strap on a large backpacking backpack? I've seen just regular motorbikes without any attachments for carrying luggage, ...
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What are the options for shipping luggage to the US from Vietnam? [closed]

I'm going to be traveling in Vietnam and would like to bring along expensive and heavy camera equipment, but afterwards have the freedom to go backpacking elsewhere in SE Asia without the extra ...
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Is there any ferry from Vietnam to Hong Kong?

I would like to have an Asia trip from Malaysia to Hong Kong (if possible). Is there anyone who has been doing this kind of trip? And I wonder if there is any sea transportation that provides a ...
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Map of Vietnam to mark up and draw on ahead of time

I am planning to go to Vietnam for more or less 12 days next year. I am looking for a good map to mark up routes and sites for historic areas and parks in some of the major cities. I can't see inside ...
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Traveling from Thailand to Laos to Vietnam

This summer I'm planning to go to Thailand, Laos and then through to Vietnam. I know very little about this. I was wondering if somebody would be able to tell me if this could be done comfortably and ...
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British National flying to Vietnam from Bangkok - Can I get the Visa on arrival?

I will be flying to Vietnam from Bangkok this summer and am trying to figure out if I will need to apply for my visa in advance. As I understand it (from various 'vietnam visa' websites) as I am from ...
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Internet speed in Nha Trang Vietnam?

Has anyone been to Nha Trang city in Vietnam? What is the internet speed there? Wi-fi and mobile internet.
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Which is the cheapest way to get to Vietnam from Europe in summer? [closed]

The complete question is: Which is the cheapest way to get to Vietnam in summer by flying from Europe? I'm planning a one-month trip to Vietnam for this summer, but I cannot find any reference on what ...
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Transport options from Ha Tien, Vietnam to Kep, Cambodia

I've been looking for ways to travel from Ha Tien to Kep. Most of the information suggests motobikes (which sound high risk) or busses, which don't go until noon, and I was hoping to get away earlier ...
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Travel between Ho Chi Minh City and Kampot

I'm looking for a relatively painless but interesting way to get from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Kampot in Cambodia. The most commonly suggested route seems to be the bus from HCMC to Phnom Pehn, ...
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One month in Vietnam

I have just started planning for a month in Vietnam some time this or next year? The following are the questions I have so far: Which is the best month to go to Vietnam? Are there any months I ...
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Travel from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos - good idea?

I'm trying to plan a trip route which include traveling from north Thailand to Vietnam. Since I don't have a strict time limitation, I thought that maybe instead of taking a flight I could travel by ...
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Is there any ferry to south of Thailand from Vietnam or Cambodia?

I would like to go to the south of Thailand (anywhere south of Bangkok) from Cambodia or Vietnam. I have an old information (2007) about a ferry between Sihanoukville and Chanthaburi (in Spanish). ...
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Micro SIM cards in Vietnam and Cambodia?

I'm looking to get prepaid SIM cards while I'm travelling in SE Asia this fall. How is the availability of micro SIM cards (i.e. the kind you use for Iphones) in Vietnam and Cambodia. And more ...
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Vietnam from middle of August for a month? [closed]

I'm going on a 3 month trip starting with Vietnam in the middle of August. I'll be in Vietnam for about 1 month before moving on to Cambodia. I've read up on where to go in Vietnam and thought I'd ...