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Hoi An, Central Vietnam
food at the Boat market , Mekong Delta,
Florence, Robert Storey
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Chi Minh City (Saigon) - The
most populated area in Vietnam and notorious
for it's hectic, dynamic, bustling atmosphere. Crossing the road
is a mission in itself.
Delta - vast waterways accessible from Saigon (1,2,3,4 & more
day trips available). Chance to see Vietnamese rural life on the water.
Chi Tunnels - Reconstructed Viet Cong tunnels from the war. Not
for the claustrophobic!
Possible to go down the holes as well as witness Viet Cong traps for
the US soldiers.
- Located in the Central Highlands. Dalat is set in beautiful scenery
with numerous lakes and waterfalls in evergreen forests.
Trang - Vietnam's premiere beach north of Saigon.
An - Small pretty, costal village near Da Nang renowned for the
cheap, well made
clothing and markets. Possible to hire a bike and cycle to the coast.
- Once Vietnam's political capital Hue is now the dramatic home of the
tombs of the Nguyen emperors
and the remains of the citadel and the Forbidden Purple
- the cramped but beautiful capital
of the north. The
old quarter is dominated by motorbikes through the old, narrow streets. Excellent base to jump off to the Chinese border or Halong Bay.
Bay and Cat Ba National Park. Breathtaking costal scenery
in Vietnam is surprisingly easy. Being such a thin country there is
only really one way to go! Most people either fly into Hanoi and
out from Saigon or vice versa.
most popular way of getting about are the minibus passes where
you can travel between a set number of destinations up or down the
coast in whatever time frame you like. Beware though as there doesn't
seem to be a limit of the number of people they can fit in each van!
is also cheap and convenient as it is possible to travel overnight in
are quite often only a little more than the trains.
populated area is Ho Chi Minh City (south)
(Make sure you have a large
Dollars accepted for most larger payments (flights, trains, some
for UK tourists. Cost is
approximately £40 and is valid for 1 month only. Must be obtained
prior to arrival and not more than 3 months before
Embassy in the UK:
12-14 Victoria Road, London, W8 5RD
Tel: 020 7937 1912
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