Kim Tuc Hotel 3

32 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi Boutique Hotel 2
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  • Solo66
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Forum Posts

clothing in vietnam

by leecy49

Is it ok to wear shorts tshirts or swim wear around the streets will the vietnamese get offended or do you need to cover up and also do you really need a visa or debit card can you just take aussie dollars

Re: clothing in vietnam

by carteki

Wearing shorts and t-shirts around Hanoi is fine and there are a great deal of backpackers around. Not sure why you want to wear swimwear though. I probably wouldn't wear a bikini top with shorts - it is not a beach.
Read the other posts about currency. AUD is fine. You can exchange to Dong there. Remember USD for your visa on arrival (if you haven't arranged one). You don't need a credit card (but useful in case of emergency) and I'm sure a debit card (other than for drawing cash) is not necessary.

Re: clothing in vietnam

by DSwede

100% agree with the above post

Re: clothing in vietnam

by hientonkin

swim wear will be weird.
But yes, wearing shorts and Tshirts are totally fine.
ATM is everywhere for you to get money out. Though it's worth it to check with your bank to see if they have branch/ or co-operate bank in Vietnam and the fees will be lower than normal. (it's like I used Chase card and dont get charge at China construction bank in China)
Changing foreign currency is better when you do it at black market rate - jewelry stores.

Re: clothing in vietnam

by Kienhappyland

Don't use to much cash, just change enough to buy food,drink...other thing can be paid by credit cards.
David

Re: clothing in vietnam

by bcatton

You can wear whatever you like. Best to take U.S dollars and change into VND when there, or use a debit card at an ATM. Alternatively if you know somebody who is Vietnamese they can change the U.S dollars into VND on the street, where you will usually get a higher rate if you use high denomination notes ($50 or $100). Although i don't recommend you do this alone, it's easy to get ripped off.

Travel Tips for Hanoi

City closed at midnight

by lovemyr1

Favorite things about Hanoi are very few and far between. Having arrived at 1am because of a flight delay from Singapore, I was surprised to see that most of the city is basically closed. Not just closed... windows and doors barred, gated and locked down. Including our hotel in the Old Quarter!

We had to knock on gates to wake up the hotel staff to try and get a room in other hotels. Men would roll out of makeshift beds in the small lobbies, hastily put on a shirt, and open the door a crack to inform us that no, there is no room at their hotel.

We dragged our luggage behind us, going from hotel to hotel looking for a room. At 3am, we gave up and tried a 5 star hotel. Although the hotel was fully booked as well, it was open and thus, a welcome sight. The good people at Melia did give us the hook up with the Horison hotel and at 3am, we finally got to lay our heads on soft pillows.

The next night, we decided to experience some of the nightlife Hanoi had to offer but lo and behold, there's nothing to do past 12am. We went to Bobby Chin's to see what the Hanoi elite would look like. Expats. What a disappointment. We decided to hit the Relax Bar too. There were 5 bar girls there, a handful of male expats, and a very drunk and disgusting French old fogey being lewd and overtly sexual towards the bar girls. One beer and we were out of there. Taking photos of the people around Hoan Kiem lake was probably the highlight of my entire trip. Buying a painting of Buddha for USD20 was also a good experience.

a few good tips

by richmondaldien

Jacket or coat in cold season... (I was forgot that. and I got cold... he2x ..:))
I still got 13?C in april Many good resto can be found in Hanoi, but if you're moslem and not sure about the 'halal' status, you can prepare your own meals from home or buy a local packaged foods from Indo or malaysia with 'Halal' label.

Hanoi, Old Quarters : Old School Art

by bpacker

A little old man sits in his little shop, wedged in a corner and churns of sketches from the yesteryears. HIs ex-colonial masters have left a deep impression on him as he wears a beret and speaks fluent french.

Gable, Leigh, Newman and Garbo with a deft flick of charcoal on nimble hands.

Where: Hang Bac St, Old Quarters, Hanoi

Yee Ha!

by Wild_Orchid about 17 Saloon

On what was once a quiet, wide tree lined boulevard, you’ll find the new bar 17 saloon: it’s like the Wild West has been transported into Hanoi. This new-kid-on-the-block saloon strives towards authenticity: stride up some steps and through the swing doors and be greeted by a couple of smiling cow-girls dressed in checkered red and white shirts who will show you to your seat.
Besides the barrels and high stools set around round mock timber tables, looking out of mock windows that depict scenery of cactus and desert, it comes complete with oil lamps, Red Indian masks and a large wagon wheel, and a stage where the band plays from 8.30pm onwards. The resident DJ has a corner console from where he plays some some good ole Country & Western music and American classics. The music was loud but we could still chat and best of all, in a strange city, we still felt welcome and comfortable.

You may also choose to be seated at the huge central bar area and be entertained by the bar staff who juggle drinks and bottles (mostly with the empty ones-thank goodness!). Service was attentive and friendly, but not pushy. Apparently this saloon has been operating on Ton Duc Thang Street in Ho Chi Minh City for the past 4 years and its owners decided to bring the concept and some of the staff to Hanoi.

Pricing was reasonable:
US$2-2.50 for Gin on the rocks, Bourbon, and Beer. Wine was available, but only in bottles. Happy hours before 8pm Buy 1, Get 1 free offer on some beverages.

Opening hours: 6pm till midnight (but we were there at 12.30 am…)

(See my Off-the-Beaten-Path tips for more pics and related stories on this place)

Motorbikes Rule The Road

by guell

Not that long ago, traveling by bicycle was the way to go. Now, with the influx of millions of inexpensive Honda knock-offs from China, $500 gets you a new motorcycle! Everybody has them now.

These women were on their way to a wedding.

For a cheap thrill ride hop on the back of a moto-taxi and ride around town for around $1.

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