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    • davidjo's Profile Photo

      type of power outlets/plugs

      Vietnam Oct 9, 2016 at 11:32 PM

      I have read that the most common one is the two pin flat or round but also three pins are used to. In North Vietnam guest houses which ones would be the most common?

    • Visa on arrival for Indian

      Vietnam Oct 13, 2016 at 4:10 AM

      Hi we are group of 4 travelling to Vietnam on 12th Nov 2016. Can we get visa on arrival after showing the approval letter from vietnam immigration. If yes what is the procedure to get this approval letter?

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      Public transport to get around the city

      Hanoi Oct 11, 2016 at 4:06 AM

      I am moving to Hanoi in a couple of weeks for work and will need to get around fairly quickly to different areas (teaching in different language centres). I was wondering if the buses are fairly easy and stress free to use a couple of times a day to get around, because I reeeeally don't want to get a bike. Thanks!

    • Halong Bay to Hanoi Airport - Day cruise Halong

      Vietnam Oct 10, 2016 at 3:22 PM

      Has anyone traveled from Halong Bag to Hanoi Airport by car?

      If so, how long did it take you?
      Was there much traffic?

      We have a domestic flight at 21:15, and we can be in Halong on the same day at 11:30 the latest by car.

      So are not sure, when we are there if we have time for a cruise and for the trip back to the airport by 19:30 latest so we can catch the flight at 21:15.

      Thanks in advance

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      2 days or 3 days

      Ha Long Oct 9, 2016 at 10:22 PM

      Interested to know your thoughts on this.
      3D2N on boat
      3D2N one night on boat and one night on island
      2D1N on boat
      Have you done this recently? Any recommended agency/boat

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      Vietnam Sep 25, 2016 at 2:45 AM

      Hi there We are from Cape Town, South Africa and are planning a trip to Vietnam in December 2016 for about 7 weeks. We are wondering whether to visit the neighbouring countries of Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia as well. We have been to Thailand (Bangkok and Phuket) before but would like to maybe spent some time there in a place we haven't been before. We would like to stay at least 5 days in one place so we would like to select the best places. We would appreciate your advice as to an which cities and towns to visit and the itinerary. If we have to miss 1 or 2 countries, which one's would you suggest. We will arrive and depart from Hanoi. Possible cities to visit include: Hanoi Hue Ho Chi Minh Siem Reap Phnom Penh Vientiane Luang Prabang Hanoi Thanks in advance. Have a good day. Johann

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      Visa from Indian Embassy in HCMC

      Ho Chi Minh City Oct 20, 2016 at 10:26 PM

      Hi there, I'm a UK citizen and I had my passport and wallet stolen in HCMC. I've now got an emergency passport and am in the process of getting all the visas I need for my onward journey.

      However I'm a bit confused... My flight back to the UK involves a one and a half hour stop over in Delhi to change planes. On the UK gov site it says that people travelling on an ETD ( emergency passport) need a visa and TWO ETD's - one to enter Delhi and one to leave Delhi. I'm having trouble finding out if this is true as I've had no reply to my emails and can't get through on the phone to the Indian Embassy. Can anyone help?

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      Northwest loop

      Hanoi Oct 9, 2016 at 10:26 PM

      We are interested in doing a 5-6-7 day tour (organised, not by motorbike) of the NW.
      Mai Chao, Son La, Dien Bien Phu, Lai Chau, Sapa and Bac Ha market.
      Anyone done this recently. If so, any recommendations for agencies or tour companies.
      Thanks in advance.

    • Is February a good month to travel and visit Hanoi?

      Vietnam Sep 27, 2016 at 12:21 AM

      I'm planning to travel to Hanoi February of next year. Would that be okay? I mean is the weather good for travelers visiting Hanoi during February? Thank you all for your replies.

    • Rent a private car with english driver

      by John200885 Online Now Jan 19, 2015 at 6:30 AM

      I will visit Hue and Hoi An on may 2015
      I want to get private car from Hue to Phong Nha but i do not know which company organized it in Hue
      If someone know that please let us know.
      Thank you

      1 Answer Jan 19, 2015 at 9:06 PM
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      Tour companies

      by AlleyB Online Now Nov 22, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      I have been exploring various companies for a day trip to Hue from our cruise ship, and a day trip on Halong Bay when we dock at Halong Bay. I've received quotes from Handspan travel and Asia Tourism Holiday for the Hue trip, and Paradise Travel for the Halong Bay cruise. Has anyone had experience with any of these companies?

      6 Answers Apr 15, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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      Cao Dai temple

      by sejmer Online Now Oct 11, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      Are there any pictures of the Cao Dai temple in Hue, and do you know the location ?

      5 Answers Oct 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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      3D2N in Hue itinerary

      by marcus_gsh Online Now Apr 4, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      Hi members, I'm going to visit Hue soon by early of May 2013. I plan to stay for 3D2N in Hue after Hoi An visit.
      Day 1: morning half to My Son ruins visit and check out hotel after the visit. Travel from Hoi An to Hue.
      Day 2: Hue visit
      Day 3: time 1745 train from Hue to Ninh Binh

      1. I wish to travel from Hoi An to Hue by using Hai Van Pass and Marble Mountain. What options do I have and the charges needed?
      2. If no engaged with private tour, can i rent a motorbike and tour around in Hue?
      3. any itinerary suggestion for me based on the limited days in Hue?

      Please advice me :) Thanks!

      7 Answers May 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM
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      A decent good place to stay a night

      by Aum257 Online Now Sep 24, 2012 at 9:46 AM

      I notice there is no HI in Hue.
      Does any one know of any hostels or decent hotels there?
      thank you in advance

      5 Answers Mar 19, 2014 at 12:16 AM
    • Hue tour

      by jlpt69 Online Now Jul 17, 2012 at 10:35 PM

      I would like to advised, since I am a first time traveller in Vietnam, whether Vietlinhtravel is a reliable and good one.... since it quotes me US 81 for a two day trip in Hue with private car. (includes airport pick up and transfer to Hoi An but excludes the entrance fee)
      any good ideas

      2 Answers Jul 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM
    • Hue to Hoi an

      by jlpt69 Online Now Jul 4, 2012 at 7:25 PM

      I plan to go to Hoi an from Hue. Is it easy to arrange a car with the driver to go to Hoian from Hue? How long does it take and how much does it cost?
      Any advice please?

      3 Answers Sep 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM
    • Hue Airport transfer

      by jlpt69 Online Now Jul 4, 2012 at 7:22 PM

      Does anybody know if there are reliable taxi transfer from Hue airport to Hue city centre? It is because I will arrive Hue at night on my own and I am a bit worried about the safety. then how much does it cost from Hue airport to Hue city?

      2 Answers Sep 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM
    • hue to danang

      by cabramattaman Online Now Apr 7, 2012 at 8:10 PM

      Does anybody know if MaiLinh coaches (or similar) run between Hue and Danang? I prefer to travel on one of these larger and modern coaches because of the comfortable seats and air con. I,m aware of other alternatives but prefer a large coach. Thanks in advance!

      3 Answers May 29, 2012 at 2:28 AM
    • Citadel restoration

      by travelling_princess8 Online Now Oct 25, 2011 at 5:20 PM

      I see that the Citadel will be undergoing the largest ever restoration. Does anyone know when this is to start (the news release says "end of this year") and whether this means the Citadel will be closed to the public during certain times?

      1 Answer Oct 26, 2011 at 2:29 PM
    • Dolls in Vietnam Costumes

      by redhead415 Online Now Aug 25, 2011 at 6:18 PM

      We will be in Hue in mid November. Are there any markets or stores that sell these types of dolls? I collect dolls from the counties I visit. We will be on an escorted tour, so we will not have much free time for shopping. Thanks for your help!

    • Guided Marine tour

      by JuleSAPD Online Now Apr 5, 2011 at 11:05 AM

      What are the chances of finding a knowledgeable lady that would be willing to guide me around Hue with an emphasis on The Marine Corps fight that took place during the Tet offensive? English speaking please.

      3 Answers Feb 5, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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      motor bike riding in Hue & how to go to Khai Dinh Tombs

      by Thamsant Online Now Feb 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM

      Just want to know if International license is needed for riding motorbike in Hue, if helmets is a compulsary, if 3 person on a bike is against the law or not, and how much is the motorbike parking fare.

      also how long it does takes to Khai Dinh Tombs with motorbike & to which direction

      thank you

      4 Answers Feb 15, 2011 at 10:20 PM
    • First time in Hue

      by craft3333 Online Now Dec 12, 2010 at 11:24 PM

      Can any one recommend which area to stay in Hue which is close to all tourist
      attractions,and any reasonable hotels to recomend,also what is there to do in Hue what tours woud you recommend

      4 Answers Apr 12, 2016 at 7:59 PM
    • Hue to Laos?

      by Brett-Wallace Online Now Jan 1, 2010 at 4:42 AM

      We are travelling down by train from Hanoi to Saigon.
      We are just thinking if its possible to stop along the way (such as Hue) and visit Laos for a couple of days?
      Is this possible/worth while ? what method of transport & how long does it take.
      Is it possible to get a Visa at the boarder?
      And additional info would be welcomed


      4 Answers Feb 12, 2010 at 5:39 AM
    • More Danang Port to Hue and/or town of Danang information

      by Teener60 Online Now Dec 6, 2009 at 1:11 PM

      Thanks, DSwede for your info. I don't understand the part about going to town of Danang. If our boat arrives at Danang water port and we only have 10 hours, do you recommend going to Hue or city of Danang? Is it correct the bus ride from near Danang airport to Hue is two hours each way? How far to Danang and how do we get there? Our goal is to maximize our time as tourists. When we get off the ship at 7:00 a.m. we want to go,go,go. Thank you again.

      3 Answers Dec 11, 2009 at 10:45 PM
    • Transportation from Danang Port to Hue

      by Teener60 Online Now Dec 6, 2009 at 8:00 AM

      Am looking for cheapest and hopefully fastest method to travel from Danang Port (Tien Sa Terminal) to Hue. We only have 10 hours after arriving at the port. Also, what are must sees for that short period of time? Thank you!

      3 Answers Dec 6, 2009 at 7:48 PM
    • Taxi from Danang airport to Hue

      by zoegasi Online Now Oct 23, 2009 at 12:40 PM

      Is it possible to take a taxi from Danang to Hue? Is it safe to just pick up any taxis at the airport? What will the cost be like? Thanks!

    • Hue after the flood

      by jekie Online Now Oct 1, 2009 at 9:27 AM

      Hi everyone!

      Just wanted to get an update on the situation in Hue after the typhoon Ketsana hit it a few days ago. I've read a couple of news but it didnt really give much info so I'm hoping i can get news from those living around the area.

      We have a scheduled trip on Oct 29 and I've emailed the hotel (Holiday Hotel) asking how they are but no response, I do hope they are fine. SO any info will be greatly appreciated.


      1 Answer Nov 10, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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      Hue accomodation

      by briam60 Online Now Sep 19, 2009 at 8:58 AM

      I amlooking for reasonable clean accomodation in HUE, currently looking at Orchid hotel, primarily based on reviews around the net, anyone stayed there recently that can confirm the posts from earlier this year and last year. Or any recommendations of better 3 star places.


      5 Answers Oct 5, 2012 at 12:30 AM
    • transportation around Hue

      by eastmann Online Now Aug 21, 2009 at 3:01 AM

      Hi all,

      I just realise the bridge across the river to the citadel is huge! Not something you can easily walk across from the city centre. Are there busses to the citadel and how much would they cost ? Where can I take them ?

      Also , what's the current reasonable rate of hiring taxis cyclos, etc ?

      I'll be staying at the Tha Binh 2 hotel, anyone travelled there by bus before ? and where can I take the bus from the city centre back to the airport ?

      thanks much , this will make easier in case it rains, or I get too tired of


      5 Answers Aug 22, 2009 at 12:40 AM

      by jekie Online Now Jul 1, 2009 at 12:21 AM


      Planning a trip to Hue and was wondering if anyone can help me plan the places to visit in Hue. We are a group of 6 adults and would want to go around by ourselves so that we don't need to be rushed instead of going on a packaged tour. We will be in Hue for 2 nights then we move to Hoi Ann for another 2 nights before heading back to HCM.

      Are there any not to be missed places? We are interested in historical and adventure type of activities. Do you think it is better to hire a car/van to take us around on specific places of interest? Also, are there any places between Hue and Hoi An that we can pass along when we move to Hoi An?

      Your inputs will be highly appreciated!


      11 Answers Jul 20, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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      Is a bike OK?

      by stamporama Online Now Jun 14, 2009 at 6:40 AM

      If I rent a bike, is it OK to ride it in and around the Citadel and Forbidden City? If there are areas that are off-limits to bikes, can they be parked and locked safely somewhere? Also, I read from a guide book that one could bring a bike aboard the boats that ply the Perfume River so you could ride off to some of the temples along the banks. Is this true and feasible?

      Thanks for any replies.

      2 Answers Jun 26, 2009 at 3:09 AM
    • help

      by enysg Online Now May 4, 2009 at 10:19 PM

      can anyone tell me how far is hue to hoi an by taxi/car and hoi an back to danang.We are 4 mature adults with 4 big bags n 2 small bags.

      Thank you

      5 Answers May 5, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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      Tour of the DMZ

      by deiseboy Online Now Mar 2, 2009 at 5:52 AM


      Is it possible to do a tour of the demilitarised zone from Hue?



      1 Answer Mar 2, 2009 at 6:36 AM
    • Spa?

      by S-vines Online Now Jun 18, 2008 at 6:06 AM

      Is there a good spa to recommend?

      2 Answers Apr 20, 2009 at 9:17 PM
    • Hue to Da Nang Airport

      by S-vines Online Now Jun 18, 2008 at 6:05 AM

      Can anyone advise how much the taxi fare from Hue to Da Nang airport will cost us? How long is this ride?

      3 Answers Jul 16, 2008 at 9:32 AM
    • Orchid Hotel - is it far from ancient town?

      by Lonika Online Now Jun 16, 2008 at 10:25 AM

      Please, those who have been at Orchid Hotel in Hue tell me if it is far from ancient town? How much minuts walkin by foot? I will stay for 2 days in Hue. These hotel has good reviews but it seems situated too far from ancient town. or not?

      How you find its location? Is it good? Is it noisy or not? If there are good restaurants and cafes? How is location in general? Will you advice chose these hotel or to look something better. Which you find better (price not higher 35)?

      6 Answers Oct 24, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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      Night cruise on Perfume River

      by JohanIsWeg Online Now Dec 9, 2007 at 11:15 PM

      Hi, for budgeting purposes, can anyone assist with the price of a night cruise on the Perfume River, Hue?. I presume there would be cruises with dinner included?

      7 Answers Jul 20, 2011 at 1:59 AM
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      Royal Tombs cycle route suggestions

      by JohanIsWeg Online Now Dec 6, 2007 at 4:22 PM

      Can anyone please suggest a cycle route (directions) to see the Royal Tombs in Hue? We'll be starting from Le Loi street.