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Full-Day Hue City and Perfume River Bike Tour
"50km cycling (L)Recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1993 this city is famous for its magnificent architecture. It’s citadel palaces pagodas and royal tombs frame a poetic background of greenery on the banks of the Perfume River. In the morning we’ll cycle to visit the Hue Citadel and Imperial City. Then we’ll bike upstream aside the legendary Perfume River. Along the way Vietnam Bike Tours’ll stop to visit Thien Mu pagoda then continue to the rolling hills of the surrounding countryside where we’ll find the Royal Tombs of the Nguyen Emperors. We’ll take some time to visit Tu Duc and Khai Dinh tombs. After exploring the splendid gardens and ornate architecture of the tombs we’ll return to Hue to end the trip."
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5-Day Vietnam Central Coast Bike Tour from Hue to Nha Trang
"Day 1: Hue - Hoi An 100km cycling (L D)On the first day we’ll drive by bus 18km out of Hue to the coast. There we’ll begin riding off the beaten track for 40km along a picturesque narrow peninsular road from Thuan An Beach to Vinh Loc. We’ll hop on a local ferry to cross an estuary of the Perfume River before re-mounting our bikes on Highway 1. Here we will cycle the first of the day’s three hill climbs. In the evening we’ll check into the hotel in Hoi An
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4-Day Bike Tour from Hue to Hoi An Ancient Town Including My Son Sanctuary
"Day 1: Hue - Da Nang 60km+ cycling (L)Our guide will retrieve you from your hotel in Hue and organize a transfer out of the city. The day’s bike ride will begin at Thuan An beach and head to Cau Hai lagoon where you will see local fishermen and stilt houses on the water. Lunch will either be held as a picnic on the way or at a local restaurant. After lunch we’ll continue riding to Lang Co beach. On the way you’ll cycle up the Hai Van pass and enjoy a scenic view from the summit. Then we’ll continue cycling along the coast to the hotel for our overnight stay in Da Nang.Day 2: Da Nang - Hoi An 45km+ cyclng (B L)In the morning we’ll visit the Cham museum in the city. Then
From $744.00

More General in Ho Chi Minh City

Fever of unknown etiology

--My second visit to Saigon was because of illness. Since the medics at Phước Vĩnh couldn't figure out what was wrong with me, they sent me to the U.S. Navy hospital in Saigon, where the doctors...
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Nemorino
Apr 20, 2013

Explosion on Christmas Eve

--On December 24, 1964, we did a very unusual thing and traveled by car from Tân Ba to Saigon, a distance of about thirty kilometers. The driver of the car was an American civilian who sometimes lived...
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Nemorino
Apr 20, 2013

Jitters on Christmas Day

-- In a letter dated December 25, 1964, I wrote: I just took a walk past the Brinks Hotel. It is still standing, the frame that is, but it looks like almost the whole inside of the building was blown...
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Nemorino
Apr 20, 2013

Solar and lunar calendars

--While I was in Saigon for Têt I saved this calendar page to show how the Vietnamese keep their solar and lunar calendars straight. The big section at the top is the solar date in French, Saturday,...
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Nemorino
Apr 20, 2013

On my way back from Hong Kong

-- My seventh visit to Saigon was also in March 1965, when I spent one night at the Hotel Saigon after returning from my week in Hong Kong.In a letter dated March 14, 1965, I wrote:Hong Kong was a...
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Nemorino
Apr 20, 2013

The Sinh Café

--My fourteenth visit to Saigon was in August 1995. Nick and I took an overnight train from Hué (going through Xuan Loc, presumably, though we were asleep and didn't notice). We arrived in Saigon at...
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Nemorino
Apr 19, 2013
 
 
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San Miguel Beer

Although the Number One Beer in Vietnam is still Saigon Beer and the second most popular beer is Tiger Beer, San Miguel Beer is growing in Popularity in Vietnam and is battling south east asia's...
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machomikemd
Jul 03, 2012

Tiger Beer! Popular Here in Sai Gon!

Tiger Beer, the another South East Asian Beer and Originated in Singapore (and a Direct Competitor of San Miguel Beer for regional beer supremacy) is presently, the number one Beer here in Saigon....
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machomikemd
Jun 13, 2012

Visa for Vietnam

The process for getting a visa for Vietnam is fast and easy ... go to the Embassy website and download the visa application and fill it out, take 2 photos and send it in to the Embassy in DC and a...
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jlanza29
May 07, 2011

rental Vehicles and private tourguide

it is expensive for easy tours like Cuchi tunnel, mekong delta and City tour. BuT, it may be what you have to pay for PRIVATE tour. So you should consider whether it is worth. I myself don't think...
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no_second_chance
Feb 25, 2010

by another name.....

Ho Chi Minh City has had several names in its interesting history.At one time it was Prey Nokor ("forest empire/city" in the Khmer language) with reference to its jungle surroundings.Some experts...
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davecallahan
Oct 04, 2008

win some or lose some??

$140 that's probably price for a private trip for 2 of you. Someone mention $90 for private car, so $140 for full package is reasonable.If you can afford this, you'll have guide for yourself, that's...
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travel_holic
Sep 12, 2008

Money

Seen a number of tips advising to use US$ and bring lots of small denominations. Really don't advise this for two reasons: You'll get a better price in VND, most times you'll be rounded up. Smaller...
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JonnyVN
Jan 05, 2008

ARCHIVED! Airport Tax collected separately

ARCHIVED! THIS TIP IS NO LONGER VALID!! AIRPORT TAX IS NOW INCLUDED INTO THE TICKET.The airport tax is collected at the airport itself upon your departure from HCMC. There will be a counter right...
xuessium
Oct 28, 2007

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Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

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War Remnants Museum

There are lots of reviews of the War Remnants Museum on here and elsewhere, so I was expecting a particularly harrowing and one-sided affair. It wasn't quite like that, perhaps because I was already...
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Ben Thanh Market

I wasn't sure whether to put Ben Thanh market in the tourist trap section. When I went there at night, the main market was closed, but there were many tourist souvenir stalls in the street beside,...
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Out of Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels

If you decide to visit the tunnels at Cu Chi, be advised there are two sites. The southern one is closer to Ho Chi Minh City, but is correspondingly busier, while the northern site is another 50km and...
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Mekong Delta

We took a day trip to the Mekong Delta with a private guide (we chose to book the guide who had picked us up at the airport). Our guide was originally from the Mekong Delta, and so had an insider's...
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Reunification Palace

Independence Palace, or Reunification Palace, is the former presidential palace of South Vietnam. It was the site of the end of the Vietnamese war, and has been a museum for most of the intervening...
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Post Office

The Saigon central post office is worth visiting not just to send letters off home, but for the architecture, art and a famous citizen. Starting with the architecture, it was built at the end of the...
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Top 5 Ho Chi Minh City Writers

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bpacker

"Saigon Saigon !"
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JonnyVN

"Home"
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xuessium

"IMPREXXION: HO CHI MINH CITY"
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SirRichard

"Former Saigon"
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balhannah

"Ho Chi Minh City 29/3/08 - 3/4/08"
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