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Vietnam Travel Tips

Wednesday, 08/08/2012, 09:06 GMT+7

Things to remember

Things do not to miss

  • It's in your best interests not to drink the tap water, especially after flooding!
  • Dress modestly and appropriately when visiting local dwellings and religious sites, etc.
  • Leave your valuables behind before a night out on the town, or going to the beach.
  • When crossing the road, especially in Ho Chi Minh city, always keep looking to the left and right and walk slowly!
  • Do not offer money directly to minority people - instead donate to a local charity or offer a small gift, such as pens.
  • Try at least once the delicious, local street food.
  • Always ask permission first before taking photographs, especially in minority areas.  



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  • Sleeping out on deck on a boat in HalongBay
  • Ordering custom-made clothes from the local tailor shop
  • Taking a slow cyclo ride through the French Quarter of old Saigon
  • Eating pho ga (chicken noodle soup) at a street side noodle stalls.
  • Watching the traditional water - puppet performance in Hanoi.
  • Experience the full moon festivities in the ancient town of Hoi An.
  • Drinking rice-wine in the minority villages of the north
  • Taking a boat along Hue's Huong (Perfume) River, visiting the Royal Mausoleums.
  • Overnight in a homestay in the Mekong Delta's riverside orchards.
  • Bartering for a bargain at Saigon's largest market, Ben Thanh Market
  • Taking a stroll through Hanoi's Old Quarters.

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