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Questions And Answers About Travelling in Vietnam

Posted on | April 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Questions And Answers About Travelling in Vietnam

If you are going to visit Vietnam or you are finding a nice place to visit in your holiday. This article is written for you.

1.Q: If I were to visit your country, what are the place that i shouldn’t miss…those trips that aren’t too costly.

A: There are so many beautiful places to visit in Vietnam. If you want to visit all these places, you have to spend at least two months. It’s hard to choose which are the best places to visit. If you want to see a fantastic mountains, you should visit Sapa and Phanxipan mountain, it’s really fantastic! Or if you’d like to se beautiful beach and some desert view, you should visit Nha Trang, Binh Dinh (there are few hotels for foreiner there), Phan Thiet. If you want to see people who live on the boat, let’s move to the Far South of Vietnam. There are some more place you should visit, such as Ha Long bay, Phong Nha cave, Nam Cat Tien national forest, Cu Chi tunel, Phu Quoc island. 

If you don’t want to spend much money, try to find a honest tourist guide. Some tips for you: An awsome dinner just cost around – for one person, but if you have dinner in a restaurant for a foreiner, you have to pay more. 

2. Q:When does school year start in vietnam and how many weeks are granted for vacation?

A: New school year will start in September. As I said, if you want to visit all the interesting places in this country, you need at least two months. If you want to visit one or two places, one or two week is enough. 

3. Q: Are there a lot of expats or foreigners in your country? which nationalities often visit vietnam?

A: There a a lot of foreiners live in Vietnam for a long time. Most of them came from Japan, Korea, China, Africa, USA and some from EU.

4: Q: Is it possible to stay in Hanoi and visit Halong Bay and be back in Hanoi in the same day?

A: It’s impossible to go from Hanoi to Halong bay and come back in the same day. 

5: Q: Is there really a Bridge in the River Kwai? where is it?

A: Kwai bridge is a true bridge. But it’s not in Vietnam, it’s in Thailand :) 

6. Q: How long (in days) does it take to do a Mekong River Cruise from Vietnam-Cambodia-Laos (complete with Siem Reap tour)?

A: Wao! You are going to take a great trip! You need at least two or three day to visit the downstream of Mekong rive, then you need to take at least one day to go to the boder of Vietnam – Laos. Then, from Laos to Cambodia, I have no idea, because I’m not been there yet.

7. Q: Okay, there is one question I need to ask you. How much is one bowl of Pho cost in Vietnam? Here in Atlanta, it is about .50 for a large bowl, and I think the quantity, the content is reduced while the price is going up.

A: Around – for a nice and hot bowl of pho. but the bowl will smaller, because the Vietnamese can not eat as the US. You should eat at least two bowls if you are the US. 

8. Q: How many days would you advice for the Hanoi and Halong Bay Cruise?

A: If you want to have a Hanoi and Halong Bay Cruise, you need to spend at least two day. 

9. What would be the best way to go to Hanoi from Ho CHi MInh…. boat or plane? If boat, how many hours or days would it take?

A: f you’d like to go to Hanoi from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city), the best transportation is plan if you’d like comfortable, it take you two hours to fly from Saigon to Hanoi. But if you’d like to view nice scenes, the best transportation is train, it take you around two day but very worth to try. 

10. Q: Which are the best beaches? I like white sandy beaches with palm trees.

A: The best beaches are in the Middle of Vietnam. You can visit Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, or you can visit Phu Quoc island, really nice island. There are also many other villages which have nice and pure and wild beaches but there have few hotel for foreiner and tourist guide, if you want to have a real cruise, go on! You may meet some Champa people and see some Champa monuments there. 

11. Q: What is the train system like? Does it have sleepers on its routes?

A: The train system is pretty good and safe. It have a bed – wagon so you can sleep well but you have to pay more. 

12: Are some of the cities interesting to visit? Why?

A:  I recomment you should visit these city: Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue, Nha Trang, Da Lat (have been discovered by Dr.Yersin, teacher of Dr.Lous Pasteur), Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh city). Hanoi have many interesting kind of Vietnamese traditional food and girls are really lovely there :). Hoi An and Hue is two acient cities and you can visit Phong Nha cave (new natural wonder of the world) when you visit Hue. Nha Trang is the best place for foreiner as you, nice beach, some night club, many nice hotels, many beach activities there. Da Lat is an old French city, there are many nice mountaint view and people are kind and girls are lovely too, event more than Hanoi! :D. Saigon is the place that I’m living in, it’s the biggest city of Vietnam, there are many nice places around Saigon to visit, such as Cu Chi tunnel. 

I hope these answer will have you some.

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