Hanoi Tourist Traps

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  • Tourist Traps
    by ilang68
  • Tourist Traps
    by ilang68

Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Hanoi

  • 1. Street sellers

    I was in Hanoi recently on a business trip for a few days. My colleagues and I walked around the old quarter where they sell a lot of tourist goods. I got caught just after I had crossed the road, a...

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  • 2. Transportation matters

    I felt into the traps 3 times, even I am extremely careful: 1. Took a taxi from one of the museum to the city, should cost around 40,000 Dong. The meter jumps so fast that I ended up paying about 5...

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  • 3. Touts

    You may see women carrying loads of fruit and think great photo opportunity. So do they!! They will ask whether you want a photo or if you are with someone else give them the pole to carry and for...

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  • 4. A DISASTER. Cockroaches Abound + Bland Food. AVOID

    Pho 24 is a chain restaurant that looks good from far but is, in reality, far from good. We visited the one by Hoan Kiem Lake, thinking it looked decent enough...

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  • 5. Beware when buying Duty free Alcohol at airport.

    For those tourists who are unaware, there are two very different Duty Free Shops at Noi Bai Airport which sell alcohol and both of these work by different...

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  • 6. Explorer Tours Vietnam

    Explorer Tours is a travel agency that is located in Hanoi, 85 Hang Bo Street. The company has a professional looking homepage, www.halongbay-vietnam.com, that...

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  • 7. Friendly at first...

    In Hanoi Hana and the girls were approached by two local ladies in conical hats carrying baskets of fruit across their shoulders. With a flash of a smile my...

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  • 8. Hotel kicks people out!!!!!

    We stayed in the Hanoi Kangaroo Hotel and were kicked out after the "friendly" lady at the hotel found out that we didn`t book the Halong Bay tour with her. We...

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  • 9. KNOW YOUR DONG!

    This is mainly street sellers that do this the most.You buy something from them, and they charge in US $'s...................You hand over US...

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  • 10. PRIVATE CAR WITH DRIVER

    I couldn't get a group tour to Cuc Phuong National park, so had to go privately at a cost of $60.This I didn't mind, but, the driver guide, couldn't speak...

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  • 11. BUS TICKET

    I caught a local bus to Hai Phong.On arriving at the Bus station, I was taken to the Bus and put straight on it.I asked the price of the ticket, they would not...

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  • 12. Vietnamtripadvisor.com - very dishonest

    My wife and I wanted to take a trip to Vietnam and found the www.vietnamtripadvisor.com website amongst the many on the internet. The site looked reasonable so...

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  • 13. Don't Try Tours from http://www.hanoitravel.com.vn

    This tour operator tends to give you all the promises that they cannot keep. So once you're in the tour, you will find extra costs here and there.I joined a...

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  • 14. Museum Ethnology: Overrated by Tourbooks

    Every tour guide of Hanoi mentions the Museum of Ethnology among the top things to do, but unless you have a real interest in Vietnamese hill tribes or ethnic...

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  • 15. join tour in hanoi, vietnam

    My family stayed 7days in Hanoi. We went to some famous places, they are very beautiful, specially Halong bay. When we arrived hotel, they said "if you have...

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  • 16. Tour Agency - Sihn Adventure Tour

    We booked through this company for one day City tour just to avoid all the hassles of doing it by ourselves and paid $20 for it (with lunch, transport, entrance...

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  • 17. Money

    This may not apply if you're using only USD and/or VND, but when I visited Hanoi, I came from Thailand and have been living there for awhile (making and...

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  • 18. Hawkers at Tam Coc.

    This trap is one of those that is so hard to get out of. Works like this : When you hire your sampan the rowers work in pairs and both get on board at the...

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  • 19. I will help you get to anywhere you want.

    This offering always comes with a 10 dollar tip.10 x 10 dollars = 100 dollars.Motorbike ride around Hanoi city is always VND10,000 to VND15,000 not more.Make...

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  • 20. Halong Bay Tours Price Range

    If you book a tour to Halong Bay you will find endless travel agencies offering you tours for one or two days. The price range for a normal one day tour will be...

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  • 21. Sinh Cafe -- fake ones

    You'll see SINH CAFE all over the place, but only one is REAL!!I dunno what happen to Vietnamese, this is some kinda FRAUD isn't it? The real one is at 18 Luong...

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  • 22. Kim cafe -- don't ever step in there!!

    Kim's Cafe is a tour agency, also listed in Lonely Planet guide book.They sell tickets a little cheaper than some other agencies, but don't let them fool you....

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  • 23. Bring extra money if you want to use the restroom

    After paying an entrance fee to Hanoi First University, check your change to make sure they gave you back the right amount. Also bring an extra $500dong if you...

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  • 24. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum-Changing of the Guard

    We happened to be at the Mausoleum during the changing of the guard. It’s nothing special. The new guards show up, and the old guards leave. That’s it! If...

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  • 25. Water Puppets

    I guess everyone that visits Hanoi goes to see the “world famous” water puppet show. It is full of tradition and surely a bit of a laugh for tourists too. Local...

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