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redname 23-10-2018 09:27 AM

Hanoi
 
Hi, anyone familiar withh Hanoi?

is it a place tht's ok for F&E or shld i engage a local guide?

sbl2560 23-10-2018 10:44 AM

F&E, no problem. Unless you want to visit Halong Bay,book from local tours.

redname 23-10-2018 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by sbl2560 (Post 117185945)
F&E, no problem. Unless you want to visit Halong Bay,book from local tours.

so rest of attractions are nearby and easy transport to go ard?

noted on halong bay, will engage a local guide for tht

butterbarter 23-10-2018 01:31 PM

You don't need a guide for Halong Bay. Just book a tour from a travel agent. There are many travel shops near Hanoi center (near the lake). They will arrange everything.

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Originally Posted by redname (Post 117186045)
so rest of attractions are nearby and easy transport to go ard?

noted on halong bay, will engage a local guide for tht


ivanhoe 23-10-2018 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by butterbarter (Post 117189411)
You don't need a guide for Halong Bay. Just book a tour from a travel agent. There are many travel shops near Hanoi center (near the lake). They will arrange everything.

Book there will be cheaper than from hotel or website .

sbl2560 23-10-2018 02:12 PM

Recommended to spent at least a night on the junk, at halong bay. Not advisable to do a day trip, due to 4 hours journey each way from Hanoi.

applefreak 23-10-2018 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by sbl2560 (Post 117190231)
Recommended to spent at least a night on the junk, at halong bay. Not advisable to do a day trip, due to 4 hours journey each way from Hanoi.

any particular junk should I pick?
going there in Jan to celebrate a birthday so wanted something nice

redname 23-10-2018 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by butterbarter (Post 117189411)
You don't need a guide for Halong Bay. Just book a tour from a travel agent. There are many travel shops near Hanoi center (near the lake). They will arrange everything.

yah, thts wat i meant, i got contact for tht, a singaporean who's in hanoi

redname 23-10-2018 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by sbl2560 (Post 117190231)
Recommended to spent at least a night on the junk, at halong bay. Not advisable to do a day trip, due to 4 hours journey each way from Hanoi.

thanks for the info, will be planning for stay in junk

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Originally Posted by applefreak (Post 117192220)
any particular junk should I pick?
going there in Jan to celebrate a birthday so wanted something nice

yes, interested to knw too

saffronsatire 23-10-2018 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by applefreak (Post 117192220)
any particular junk should I pick?
going there in Jan to celebrate a birthday so wanted something nice

You can use classy travel's website as reference

sbl2560 24-10-2018 12:44 PM

There are junks with dinner in a cave, Google and see. I tried to book Dragon Pearl junk, but it was full during my trip.

allan_nalla 24-10-2018 02:51 PM

You definitely don't need a guide to tour Hanoi.
Just need to book a tour for Halong Bay.

It's much like a very dated Singapore.

Just walk around the streets, absorb the culture, try GrabBike.
And most importantly of course, eat Pho.

There's a rundown stall selling just 4 (I think?) different types of Pho in pure vietnamese language, with long queues piling up before opening at 5PM.
Can't remember the location details so I'm sorry on that.
But it's pretty obvious to spot with its long queue at an old rundown shop.

Henabi 24-10-2018 06:26 PM

Possible to combine this with the Vietnam travel thread?

Sent from Henabi virus using GAGT

saffronsatire 24-10-2018 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by allan_nalla (Post 117211577)
You definitely don't need a guide to tour Hanoi.
Just need to book a tour for Halong Bay.

It's much like a very dated Singapore.

Just walk around the streets, absorb the culture, try GrabBike.
And most importantly of course, eat Pho.

There's a rundown stall selling just 4 (I think?) different types of Pho in pure vietnamese language, with long queues piling up before opening at 5PM.
Can't remember the location details so I'm sorry on that.
But it's pretty obvious to spot with its long queue at an old rundown shop.

Believe you talking about 49 bat dan

Phở Gia truyền Bát Đàn
49 Bát Đàn, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Cửa Đông Hoàn Kiếm Hà Nội, Vietnam

My guide recommended pho 10.

10 Lý Quốc Sư, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

applefreak 25-10-2018 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Henabi (Post 117215384)
Possible to combine this with the Vietnam travel thread?

Sent from Henabi virus using GAGT

can don't want mah?
had a hard time going through the entire thread to look for info on Hanoi...


think vietnam deserves a sub-forum just like thailand as more and more singaporeans are visiting the country


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