The easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia

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Does the Vietnam Phu Quoc National Park allow visitors to camp on the grounds?

We (group of two) want to travel to Phu Quoc Island, arriving at Bai Thom (north), rent some mountain bikes and travel through the National Park to the south of the island. Is there a possibility to ...
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Where to find music workshops in Hanoi?

I am planning to visit a friend in Hanoi, Vietnam. She's working and I would like to attend a music workshop during the day, ideally, for a short week. Where can I find such a workshop?
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Is river travel to Vientiane and Phnom Penh recommended?

I am planning a trip to SE Asia late Sept through Nov. One route idea is fly in to Ho Chi Minh, explore south and delta, road north to Hanoi, fly to Bangkok, road north to Chiang Mai, road to Chiang ...
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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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Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

I'll be traveling SE Asia, and want one phone service. If I buy a SIM card with Viettel in Vietnam, will it function in Thailand and in Laos and in Cambodia? If it does, will I be charged roaming?
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Is there a bus or train that goes from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City?

I'm looking to fly into Bangkok in September and would like to travel across Thailand, Cambodia and finally Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City. My trip will be a total of 7 days. I'm more interested in ...
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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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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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Is it possible to rent a bike in one city and drop off in another, when traveling to Vietnam?

I want to rent a motorbike or a mountain bike in Bai Thom (north of Phu Quoc), travel to the south or middle of Phu Quoc, and return it there. Likely we would return it in Duong Dong before catching a ...
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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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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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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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Vietnam visa has wrong dates, ending too early

I have a Vietnam visa (U.S. citizen) valid from April 17 - May 17. I applied for the visa months ago, and didn't realize the visa was only good for those dates, and my plans changed. I entered Vietnam ...
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how much is Vietnam train ticket? [closed]

if possible to purchase direct from train station without through an agent, how much cost a SEAT ONLY ticket from Lao Cai to Hanoi on 1 of the morning departing trains from Lao Cai train station ? ...
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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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Are start and end days included in the duration of a Vietnamese visa-on-arrival?

I'm getting a 15-day visa on arrival in Vietnam as a tourist. If I plan when to fly in and when to fly out (maximizing the duration of my stay) do I have to include the date of arrival and departure ...
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Are there any luggage lockers in Ho Chi Minh City?

We'll be leaving for Phnom Penh for 1 day, would like to know if there are storage lockers near HCMC and how much will be it's rate.
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US citizen traveling to Vietnam with unexpired Vietnam passport [duplicate]

I recently became US citizen and going to travel back to Vietnam. Is it possible to travel to Vietnam with an unexpired Vietnam passport instead of applying for a Vietnam visa?
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Do l need a room booked before arriving in Vietnam?

I'm soon to arrive Hanoi airport and the arrival form is asking my address in Vietnam, but because I'm arriving early I was actually planning to walk around the old quarter and look for a room. So my ...
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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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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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If I'm searching for a cheap room in Hanoi on foot, where should l look?

I'm arriving alone at Hanoi airport in the morning and I plan to search on foot for a cheap room with a fan. What areas of Hanoi can I go to that have a variety and dense concentration of hotels, ...
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Is it possible to get a free 15 day visa upon arrival at Hanoi airport?

I read somewhere its possible to get a free 15 day Vietnam visa upon arrival at Hanoi airport as long as I show proof I'm leaving Vietnam within 15 days, which I am. I'm flying to Hanoi from Kuala ...
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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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Can I get compensation for an early flight?

I was in Vietnam with a ticket booked to Cambodia. I received an email from Vietnam Airlines customer services asking me to call them. When I call then I was surprised that my flight was put forward ...
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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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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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Getting from Laos to Hoi An, Vietnam

I am considering travelling in Laos and the northern half of Vietnam, namely Hanoi and Hoi An. After a few searches from Luang Prabang to Hoi An on Rome2Rio for terrestrial transportation, there seems ...
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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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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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How do I choose a travel agency to book tours from in Hanoi, Vietnam?

I am travelling to Vietnam in December and would like to book with a travel agency in the Hanoi area. There are so many to choose from, what are things that I should consider when picking a travel ...
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1 day Hạ Long Bay tours from Hanoi, Vietnam

Next week, I have business in Hanoi, Vietnam during a week, I have only 1 day break, I want to visit Ha Long Bay and enjoy cruise one night. Any recommendation about how to get Ha Long Bay from Hanoi ...
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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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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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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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Flight flown + operated by completely different, non-code-share airline?

Yesterday (March 3) I flew Jetstar Pacific 596 from SGN to DAD. The airplane contained markings for vueling.com, the crew was wearing vueling uniforms, and despite being a domestic flight in Vietnam, ...
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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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Looking for a Golden Retriever or a Husky puppy in HCM City [closed]

I am looking for a Golden Retriever or a Husky puppy in HCM City from a reliable source. Hope you all can help me. Appreciated.
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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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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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Traveling to Vietnam in HCMC Unlocked Phone/Sim Question [closed]

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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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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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 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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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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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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One month in Vietnam [closed]

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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How to travel with a (small) child in Vietnam?

My partner and I have done quite a bit of travel with each other over the last few years and are now expecting a baby. We realise that we probably won't be able to travel in the same way that we have ...