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Old 23-10-2018, 09:27 AM   #1
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Hi, anyone familiar withh Hanoi?

is it a place tht's ok for F&E or shld i engage a local guide?
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Old 23-10-2018, 10:44 AM   #2
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F&E, no problem. Unless you want to visit Halong Bay,book from local tours.
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Old 23-10-2018, 10:50 AM   #3
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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
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Old 23-10-2018, 01:31 PM   #4
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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.

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

noted on halong bay, will engage a local guide for tht
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Old 23-10-2018, 01:55 PM   #5
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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 .
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Old 23-10-2018, 02:12 PM   #6
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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.
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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
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Old 23-10-2018, 04:33 PM   #8
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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
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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

any particular junk should I pick?
going there in Jan to celebrate a birthday so wanted something nice
yes, interested to knw too
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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
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Old 24-10-2018, 12:44 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 24-10-2018, 02:51 PM   #12
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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.
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Possible to combine this with the Vietnam travel thread?

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Old 24-10-2018, 07:12 PM   #14
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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

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Old 25-10-2018, 10:27 AM   #15
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Possible to combine this with the Vietnam travel thread?

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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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