The easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia

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Traveling to Vietnam in HCMC Unlocked Phone/Sim Question [on hold]

Would like to communicate while there for 2 weeks AND take quality pictures w/o breaking bank. What should I use? SimCards? I currently have ATT.
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Overstaying visa in Vietnam by 5(!) minutes

I am in a situation where I landed in Vietnam, and found out I only get 15 days of visa by default. I landed 730am Jan 24th and leaves 00:05am on Feb 9th, which by hours is within 15 days, but if you ...
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Is it possible to travel from Dien Bien Phu to Lai Châu by motorbike?

I have a question that is very similar to "Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike", "Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike" & "Son La to Dien Bien Phu by motorbike" but for Son La to Dien Bien Phu. A friend ...
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Luggage lockers in downtown Hanoi?

I'm going to be visiting Hanoi for one day and taking an overnight train. Is there a place in downtown Hanoi where I can lock my luggage for the day? Alternatively, does the Hanoi train station have a ...
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What is the official website of the Vietnam embassy in Canada?

I am looking for the official website of the embassy of Vietnam in Canada. After looking it up on Google, I found a first website that looks serious: http://vietem-ca.com/ However, I also found ...
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What are the risks of drinking tap water in Vietnam?

Which rules should be obeyed when drinking tap water in Vietnam to avoid infectious diseases? Is it safe to drink tap water in big cities like Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh? In case it is not recommended - ...
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Is it possible to get an e-Visa for Vietnam?

There are multiple websites online allowing one to apply for an 'e-Visa' for Vietnam. Are they following the law or is it some sort of a scam? There is a Vietnamese embassy in my city but it's much ...
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Which floating villages/markets in Cambodia/Vietnam are most suitable for a touring family with small children in February?

We are planning to visit Cambodia and Southern Vietnam in the first half of February. I read in Lonely Planet guidebooks and the Internet that there are various floating villages and markets on Tonle ...
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Can I bring prescription Adderall into Vietnam while on vacation there?

I heard that it is in the same category as meth and heroin and is not sold there. I'll be there for a month and just want to know if the bottle will be taken away from me.
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Legality of Driving a Motorcyle in Vietnam as a Foreigner

Motor scooters and mopeds are the main form of transport in Vietnam. They can be seen everywhere from the smallest alley in a city to remote mountain villages. As such, many tourists choose to adopt a ...
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What should I bring for a lightweight motorcycle trip across Vietnam? [closed]

In November, myself and two friends will land in Ho Chi Minh, buy motorcycles, drive them to Hanoi over the course of 1.5 months, and sell the motorcycles in Hanoi before flying home. We are all US ...
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USA to Vietnam and Taiwan, what “route” of plane tickets should I take? [closed]

I am scoping out a motorcycle trip in November with two friends. They are planning separate post-trip travels in December than myself, but we will be spending the majority of November biking around ...
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How can I get 1 year multiple visa for Vietnam?

How much do you have to pay for 3 month extension visa within Vietnam? I'm in Hanoi now & getting tired of doing visa extension every 3 month at unacceptable price. I call several agents and they ...
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Is it possible to travel from Son La to Dien Bien Phu by motorbike?

I have a question that is very similar to "Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike" & "Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike" but for Son La to Dien Bien Phu. A friend and I plan to go from Son La to Dien Bien ...
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Is it possible to travel from Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike?

I have a question that is very similar "Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike" but for Mai Chau to Son La. A friend and I plan to go from Mai Chau to Son La by motorbike (around 190km). Each of us will ...
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Is it possible to travel from Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike?

A friend and I plan to go from Hanoi to Mai Chau by motorbike. Each of us will drive a Honda Win 100cc. I have only found a couple of articles mentioning this route so I'd just like to get feedback ...
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Traveling from Hanoi to Hong Kong by train [closed]

I've been reading online there is a way to travel from Hanoi to Hong Kong by train. Has anyone ever done this? Should i need visa of China.....we don't need visa to visit Hong-Kong. Any advice would ...
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Can I buy airfare using one passport (visa required) and then use another (no visa required) to enter the country?

I am travelling from Australia to China to Vietnam to Cambodia to Australia. I have two passports, namely Russian and Australian (the first and last names are identical in both but the numbers are ...
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How to vet an overseas travel agency

I am an American planning a trip to Vietnam, and I was planning to book through a travel agency located in Vietnam. In researching the travel agency, I found a lot of reason to feel good about the ...
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What's the price of a Vietnamese tourist visa in Laos for an Australian national?

I'm in Vientiane, Laos and contemplating returning to Vietnam where I was about five or six months ago. That time I got my visa in Cambodia (Sihanoukville) where it cost $60 USD. I intend to head to ...
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First name and middle name printed the wrong way around on ticket! [duplicate]

I am travelling to Vietnam and Australia through Vietnam Airlines. My passport name is: Mrs A B C The ticket has been printed as: Mrs B A C (To be clear; A to represent first name, B to represent ...
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Vietnam visa for UK citizen

I am visiting Vietnam in November 2015, I will entering the country on the 10th and my flight home is 14 days later, I will be leaving Vietnam and travelling to Cambodia in between the 2 weeks then ...
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Sending unaccompanied bags from Vietnam to Borneo

We are working in Vietnam in October, and then working in Borneo. We have 3 weeks between the two jobs, and would like to do some back packing during that time. So we would like to send our bags (3 ...
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What mobile network in Vietnam has the best 3G coverage?

I will be traveling all over Vietnam and I would like to be as often connected as possible. So having a sim card with the mobile network having the best 3G coverage is key to this aim.
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Visa? Changing planes twice in Vietnam!

I am flying from Australia to UK, changing planes in Ho Chi Minh City then Hanoi. Do I need a visa? Wasn't sure as the HCM to Hanoi is domestic.
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Will my US motorcycle license translate via International Driving Permit in Vietnam and Philippines?

I see on Wikipedia that both Vietnam and Philippines honor an IDP. However I cannot find specific information on whether my motorcycle license would translate and allow me to rent and drive ...
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Do UK citizen required a visa for Vietnam for tourist purpose?

I'm plan to travel to Vietnam next month. Do UK citizen required a visa for Vietnam? If a visa is required, what are the different ways of acquiring one?
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Required visa for a transit with different airplane companies in Vietnam

I have a question regarding visa requirements for Vietnam if you fly with Air Asia. I am flying the 6th of July (19:40) from Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh with Air Asia. My next flight back home is the ...
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How can I know in advance which areas of Vietnam I'm not allowed to travel in, or need a permit, as a foreigner?

Today I hitchhiked northwest out of Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak province, getting as far as Ea Sup. I went this way because it was the route Google Maps suggested as the shortest or quickest in the ...
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Vietnamese visa extension [duplicate]

I recently found out, I made the mistake of assuming I could easily and cheaply extend my one month visa in Vietnam. The travel agency quotes I've received range from $110-$300. This sounds insane to ...
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Running in Da Nang, Vietnam

I will be visiting Da Nang, Vietnam for business in a week. I'm heavily addicted to running and trail running in particular. I've never visited Vietnam before. Throughout the week I will have to run ...
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How can one travel between terminals at Noi Bai (Hanoi) airport?

So I will be arriving on an internal flight from Da Nang to Hanoi. My understanding is this is likely to arrive at the old terminal, while my onward international flight will be from the new terminal. ...
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Is there a free public outdoor gym somewhere in Dalat, Vietnam?

I like to have a bit of a workout in those public gyms you find in parks in cities and towns around the world. I especially like to find ones with chin-up bars, especially if one is high enough for a ...
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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 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 ...