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Old 26-02-2016, 08:45 AM   #6046
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Hue in my opinion is a boring sleepy town. Danang is in between hue and Hoi an. U can take a bus from danang to hue. I think its 60-80km apart. Theres little direct flights to danang from singapore. More often, its singapore to hcmc then to danang.
Hi finale1, I have upcoming 7 days in these 3. Is below arrangement good?

Hue 2 days
Hoi An 3 days
Danang 2 days, then fly back from Danang

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Old 26-02-2016, 09:00 AM   #6047
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The highest tip i gave was 100K dong.

is alpaca still studying in nus?
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Old 26-02-2016, 09:01 AM   #6048
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Hi finale1, I have upcoming 7 days in these 3. Is below arrangement good?

Hue 2 days
Hoi An 3 days
Danang 2 days, then fly back from Danang
danang more fun right?
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Old 26-02-2016, 09:30 AM   #6049
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The highest tip i gave was 100K dong.

is alpaca still studying in nus?
Ya....recess week that's why go holiday
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Old 26-02-2016, 09:31 AM   #6050
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if service is good then i tip. I treat the 100k like 10% service charge in singapore and 100k is a lot to them.

I find the service staff in my hotel and tours in vietnam to be very friendly and sincere. They even offered to help me buy sim card and vietnamese coffee and would chat with me while i was dining at hotel restaurant. 5 stars service in a 3 star hotel. lol.
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Old 26-02-2016, 10:58 AM   #6051
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Hi finale1, I have upcoming 7 days in these 3. Is below arrangement good?

Hue 2 days
Hoi An 3 days
Danang 2 days, then fly back from Danang
Hue 1 day 1 night enough.
Danang if u dont go beach 2 days too long.
Hoi an 3 days is fine. Hoi an lovely small town. Can make leather shoes and tailor shirts there
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Old 26-02-2016, 11:21 AM   #6052
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Hi finale1, I have upcoming 7 days in these 3. Is below arrangement good?

Hue 2 days
Hoi An 3 days
Danang 2 days, then fly back from Danang
hoi an 3 days? lol too long le.... you spend more days at danang ba.... got two side of the city
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Old 26-02-2016, 11:33 AM   #6053
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I find the service staff in my hotel and tours in vietnam to be very friendly and sincere. They even offered to help me buy sim card and vietnamese coffee and would chat with me while i was dining at hotel restaurant. 5 stars service in a 3 star hotel. lol.
The hotel in hcm offer to help me buy sim card @ 200k(100 for card + 100 for top up)
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Old 26-02-2016, 06:58 PM   #6054
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Ya....recess week that's why go holiday
so good. last time my professor always schedule exams and assignment deadlines immediately after recess week so no such thing as holiday let alone overseas trip

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Old 26-02-2016, 08:33 PM   #6055
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Is Vietnam generally more exp than surrounding destinations like Hong Kong?
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Old 26-02-2016, 08:55 PM   #6056
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No, Vietnam is much cheaper than HK in almost every way.

But the chance of getting conned in Vietnam by unscrupulous merchants, roadside vendors and taxi-drivers or being a target of a pickpocket is much higher than in HK.

Is Vietnam generally more exp than surrounding destinations like Hong Kong?
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Old 26-02-2016, 09:12 PM   #6057
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I did the same 3 places.

Apart from the imperial tombs, there really isn't much to see in Hue.

There is the Imperial Palace, but when I went 2 years ago, 90% of it was still under construction or simply non-existent. I was expecting something like the Forbidden City in Beijing, but it isn't at all. Most of it was just ruins or simply empty land where the buildings used to stand.

The tombs were OK, but not really must-sees. Historically and culturally, Vietnam is like a mini version of China, due to 1000 years of Chinese influence. But don't mention this to the Vietnamese, because they probably don't like being reminded of this subjugation by China.

If the tombs and palace ruins are all you are seeing, you can do it in 1 full day (half day each). In fact there are a lot of package tours just for that.


Danang is probably more interesting, with the beaches, Marble Mountains, the Dragon Bridge (the giant dragon breathes fire and water at 9pm on weekends), Han river promenade, Ling Unh Pagoda. 2 whole days should be good.

Hoi An is very pleasant and relaxing. Lots of good, cheap food and alcohol. Rent a bicycle and ride around.

You can also join the free Hoi An bicycle tours to the countryside (http://www.hoianfreetour.com/). Contact them to reserve a place. Just rent a bicycle and join in. This free tour is conducted by University students who are learning English. In exchange for the free tour, all they ask is that you converse with them in English so that they can get some English practice. Win-win I say. I did the tour and it was great. You get to see the countryside, learn abit about their history, meet other travellers and have a nice chat with really friendly Vietnamese undergrads. There's also a food tour (payable) conducted by the same company, but I didn't try this.

Are your days full days, or do they include traveling? Your hotel can arrange shuttle bus to bring you from Danang to Hoi An. Between Danang and Hue you can also take a shuttle or train. I took the train, but didn't think it was worth the hassle and time.



Hi finale1, I have upcoming 7 days in these 3. Is below arrangement good?

Hue 2 days
Hoi An 3 days
Danang 2 days, then fly back from Danang

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Old 26-02-2016, 09:59 PM   #6058
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so good. last time my professor always schedule exams and assignment deadlines immediately after recess week so no such thing as holiday let alone overseas trip
I also got mid term after recces week originally intend to study during the trip but the weather too shiok already then nua in a hotel room and walk around the area if not for my mid term i next week then fly back.
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Old 27-02-2016, 02:01 AM   #6059
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I also got mid term after recces week originally intend to study during the trip but the weather too shiok already then nua in a hotel room and walk around the area if not for my mid term i next week then fly back.
Got visit sapa? Halong bay very nice to nua
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Old 27-02-2016, 02:14 AM   #6060
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I did the same 3 places.

Apart from the imperial tombs, there really isn't much to see in Hue.

There is the Imperial Palace, but when I went 2 years ago, 90% of it was still under construction or simply non-existent. I was expecting something like the Forbidden City in Beijing, but it isn't at all. Most of it was just ruins or simply empty land where the buildings used to stand.

The tombs were OK, but not really must-sees. Historically and culturally, Vietnam is like a mini version of China, due to 1000 years of Chinese influence. But don't mention this to the Vietnamese, because they probably don't like being reminded of this subjugation by China.

If the tombs and palace ruins are all you are seeing, you can do it in 1 full day (half day each). In fact there are a lot of package tours just for that.


Danang is probably more interesting, with the beaches, Marble Mountains, the Dragon Bridge (the giant dragon breathes fire and water at 9pm on weekends), Han river promenade, Ling Unh Pagoda. 2 whole days should be good.

Hoi An is very pleasant and relaxing. Lots of good, cheap food and alcohol. Rent a bicycle and ride around.

You can also join the free Hoi An bicycle tours to the countryside (http://www.hoianfreetour.com/). Contact them to reserve a place. Just rent a bicycle and join in. This free tour is conducted by University students who are learning English. In exchange for the free tour, all they ask is that you converse with them in English so that they can get some English practice. Win-win I say. I did the tour and it was great. You get to see the countryside, learn abit about their history, meet other travellers and have a nice chat with really friendly Vietnamese undergrads. There's also a food tour (payable) conducted by the same company, but I didn't try this.

Are your days full days, or do they include traveling? Your hotel can arrange shuttle bus to bring you from Danang to Hoi An. Between Danang and Hue you can also take a shuttle or train. I took the train, but didn't think it was worth the hassle and time.
Include traveling to these 3, sun AM land @ Hue. Next sun AM head back spore from Danang.

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