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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 Local Customs in Ho Chi Minh City

My friend Nguyen, I met her in...

My friend Nguyen, I met her in one market in Saigon, She is working in a very original shop, were i bought a Cobra Liquor, an powered drink for all kind of purpose.I actually have a fluent contract...
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jlvillalba
Aug 25, 2002

Check it out the bahaviour of...

Check it out the bahaviour of the people right there, you have to believe me if i tell you that street life is the only way to live there because house are very small, and people is poor, even the...
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jlvillalba
Aug 25, 2002

Girls wearing the traditional...

Girls wearing the traditional costume riding bicycle, white color long sleeves looks like school uniform. Most of Vietnamese girls wearingthese costume on the road. Some are light pink color, light...
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l_joo
Aug 25, 2002

I was pretty confused at...

I was pretty confused at first, by the naming of the city. I mean, it's now Ho Chi Minh, right? Many locals still refer to Saigon. After a while, I realised that the place is called Ho Chi Minh, but...
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Dan_DeGoat
Aug 25, 2002

Visitors are definitely going...

Visitors are definitely going to be totally stressed out by Vietnam's traffic. There seem to be so little pedestrian crossings, so U hafta do that stop-look-walk kerb drill thing. But the vehicles do...
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Dan_DeGoat
Aug 25, 2002

My first ever visit to Vietnam...

My first ever visit to Vietnam was back in 1998 to the city of Saigon. It was a real mind blower and I was lucky enough to have traveled with some family friends. Since that first trip I've been back...
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BorderHopper
Aug 25, 2002
 
 
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CUTE PUPPIES

We were told by locals that these puppies were for sale as food which is a delicacy in Vietnam. I don’t object to eating dog but these were so cute….
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alyf1961
Oct 17, 2012

BAI HOI BARS

The beer is brewed without preservatives so it needs to be drunk the same day. These bars are very basic and very cheap. This one was next door to our hotel it opened from about 10am until late.
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alyf1961
Oct 17, 2012

Semi-opaque geckos crawl the walls

I'm not sure if they are a nuisance or appreciated (if they eat mosquitos or other bugs), but they are plentiful especially near any source of light!
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RoseAmano
Feb 15, 2006

The fabled durian fruit ..

This sign was next to the elevators in our hotel forbidding us to take the fruit to our rooms -- why?/ As good as it TASTES, the smell is overwhelmingly unpleasant.
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shrimp56
Aug 18, 2004

Why are the bottoms of the trees painted white??

I've heard 2 stories.1. To keep the insects from crawling up the trees.2. To keep the motorbikes from wrapping around the trees.You pick.
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shrimp56
Aug 18, 2004

Driving in Vietnam

International or U.S. driver's licences are not considered valid in Vietnam. Foreigners renting vehicles may risk prosecution and imprisonment for driving without a Vietnamese licence.
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keeweechic
Jun 24, 2004

Currency

The U.S. dollar is more or less a second currency in Vietnam. Other foreign currencies are not readily accepted. U.S. money is so common that change will frequently be given in dollars.
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keeweechic
Oct 16, 2002

Street life where everybody...

Street life where everybody drives a moto, and the motorcycle has to carry one, two, three or four vietnamese, yep.
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jlvillalba
Aug 25, 2002

Top Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

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2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 84, Vietnam
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19 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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10A-10B-10C Le Thanh Ton St, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist. 1
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242 Tran Binh Trong, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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17 Le Duan Blvd, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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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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