I want to travel by night train (soft sleeper) from Hanoi to Hue 4:th och 5:t of January. I will arrive at Hanoi December 31. Will it be easy to find a train ticket if I buy it four or five days in advance at the train station?
Are there any other places I can by i train ticket in Hanoi except at the main train station?
I want a single room when I take the 1 night cruise in Halong Bay, transportation starting from Hanoi i January.
I found this one for 169 USD:
And this for 255 USD:
Does anyone know any other tour operator with single supplement?
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!
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.
I'm going to visit Halong Bay in the next month ( early August). I've heard that having a scenic flight over Halong Bay is the must-tried experienced if you were to visit Ha Long. I wonder is it that good? Should I try it ? because my budget is not much, so i have to consider carefully about it. Also Is the direct flight from Hanoi to Halong worth the money? Because it only takes me 45 minutes rather than 4 hours on a bus. If you tried it, please give me some pieces of advice. Thanks !
Is there anywhere in Hanoi I can buy Sapa textiles such as tables runners and wall hangings.
Next month will be in Vietnam and would appreciate some reliable travel agencies to make a tour to Halong Bay and one for Mekong Delta.
Already thank you
Where can I buy genuine freshwater pearls in hanoi, preferably near old quarter? I heard that they are cheap and sell by bags!?
I was searching on Hanoi and found VT. I wonder if anyone can provide me with feedback. We are planning to travel to Hanoi end of March. It is a 6 days 5 night trip - part tour and part on our own. Day 1 is late arrival and Day 6 is early flight out. Day 3 is 1 day trip to Halong Bay (part of tour). Thus, we have full 3 days on our own. We are most likely to be staying around (if now within) the old quarter area. Based on my reading so far, it seems that we can be done exploring old quarter within a full day. Thus, we are wondering what else we can do with the remaining 2 days. We’re trying to boat rides as my friends aren’t very good with it. Does anyone have any good suggestions on where to go? Also, what are there to do in Halong Bay beside the boat tour? Thanks in advance for your help.
Are there any reasonably priced hotels in amongst the restaurants on the banks of this lake. Suitable for not so young people
Are there sleeping buses which pick up passengers from Noi Ba to Lao Cai?
So i can take a ride direct from the airport without going to Hanoi?
I land in Noi Ba at 16:30 from Bangkok, and prefer wait there instead of travel all the way to Hanoi center and take a train/sleeping bus, if this is an option.
If there are, should i make a reservation in advance and how?
I land in Hanoi at 16:30 and wants to continue that day by train to Sapa. At first I thought of going to the city center and take a train from the main station in Hanoi. But I found (alone, from Google maps) that there is a train station near the airport called Dong Anh. No reference about it in English on the web, but I found in that SP3 train stops there at 22:54. There is a public bus (line 17) from the airport which stops near the station.
Does anyone know about this station? Does it work? Should i use it or is it better yet go for an hour and a half to the city (and replace bus) and get a train from the main station?
please can anyone advise us on the best place to say in Vietnam
i know were gonna get a few people asking ???
we like a beer and walking around and feel safe markets people watching just plain and simple and nice food like chicken doesn't most people we thank you in advance on this also a mid range hotel in a safe location and few nice bars with good food ideal thanks
Where can i catch the no 17 bus to the airport?What times does it go?
Where can I catch the Vietnamese airlines shuttle bus to the airport?How often does it go?
Thanks - Ian
My friend and I are planning to backpack in Asia, and are going to start the trip in Hanoi in February. We would love to do some volunteer work in Hanoi (or the area around Hanoi) when we arrive in Vietnam.
We have both done volunteer work with disabled children before, and would like to try a different kind of volunteer work this time. Working in an orphanage seems like such a giving experience, but we can't seem to find a lot of opportunities to do that online. Does anyone in here have any experience with volunteer work in the area around Hanoi? Please share, even though it's work with disabled children, we are of course open for that if anyone has any recommendations. Looking forward to hear about your experiences!
Hey im staying in Hanoi (old town) during the Rugby World Cup Final which I believe is Saturday 31st October at 11pm Any ideas of where to watch this game? I have heard the Irish bar Finnegan's has closed ?
Hi there all all,i know about the opening hours of the mausoleum and i know the mausoleum is shut for 3 months,i read to somewhere he's body is taken to moscow??
Anyway i can't find out what months it is closed,all i get is opening hours...and would really like to visit.
Any ideas on when it's shut?
Has anyone flew on the new boing 787 -9 Dreamliner yet ?
Best places to eat in Hanoi old quarter
We, my wife and I arrive in Hanoi 2 Feb and intend training down to Ho Chi Min where we depart on the 27th. Concerned about TET. How many days should we stay in Hanoi and recommendation on things to do and stop off, after 4 or 5 hours on the train. We are not young, both retired and I am not too fit. Site seeing and local culture, people watching, not really into war history but temples and such.
What is the best way for someone to get downtown?
Is the 17 bus a viable option?
Can anyone suggest restaurants that serve Vietnamese food that is not hot. I can't eat spicy food and never eat foods such as Korean, Thai, Indian or Hunan.
Is there a Pho that is mild?
I'm looking for restaurants in HCM as well as Hanoi and Da Nang.
I was told Hang Ngang Street has many stores selling silk items.
Does anyone recommend a shop that is very good for ready made silk items?
Could somebody please give me a rough price on travelling from Hanoi and spending a night on Halong Bay if arranged as a package through hotel or an agent? Thanks.
I have just applied for my visa for entry to Vietnam I have 2 copies of the form that needs to have my photo attached to and requires my details is this the only paperwork I need as I keep reading about an approval letter.
I am travelling from Thailand and I want to know if I need a different form to let me board the plane in Thailand?
Thank you for any advice.
Can someone suggest points of interest in Hanoi? I'll be there 1 1/2 days next week
hi is there a place in hanoi where i can buy overruns branded clothing for ladies? Like similar to Saigon Square in HCM?
What company's taxi are best to get from airport? Was H.C.M. last year and got ripped off much to my Thai wife amusement any advice would be appreciated.
Hello people, me and my wife are planning to travel to Hanoi fir 4 days and wS wondering how we could make the most of it.. We git to do holong bay for sure. We are interested in some clothes shopping as well. Also, keen in knowin the Vietnamese history and the famous wars.
Pls suggest. Thanks
Are there any adventurous activities in Vietnam/ Hanoi like flying fox, roller coaster, bungee jumping etc.? I am writing to my friend because she wants some adventure in Vietnam
Anyone can ask a
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