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Phu Quoc Island and other sites in Vietnam

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1. Posted by jla (Budding Member 23 posts) 11y

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I am planning to visit Vietnam from Dec. 21 to Jan. 31 2006, with one week in Cambodia. I am putting my itinerary together, which includes the usual Halong Bay, Hanoi, Tam Coc, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, and Chau Doc and other cities along that area of the Mekong Delta. I have a couple of sights I'm indecisive on and would like your input.

- Phu Quoc Island - is it worth making this trek and how many days would you allot for this location?
- Dalat?
- Nha Trang? Is this just another overrated beach?

I have intentionally left out Sapa and other Northern Hill tribes in Vietnam because I figured that I will be able to do some extensive hill tribes visit in Laos and possibly Chiang Mai.

Are there other places that you would recommend that I have not listed as a not to miss sight in Vietnam? I want to thank you in advance for your help and insights!

-Julie

2. Posted by anurag34 (Budding Member 26 posts) 11y

Frankly, I have not been to these places.

But, Nha Trang is the best beach in Vietnam is quite highly rated. Please see this page. http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/588e1/1681a5/

As regards, Phu Quoc, please visit the following link:
http://vietish.blogspot.com/2005/07/phu-quoc-paradise.html

I have heard that the vistas around Sapa are amazing and it has some great trecking, but the number one reason to visit Sapa is to see the various Hilltribe people. Please see the website for more information on Sapa and to see some amazing pictures. http://www.virtualtourist.com/m/i/40cf5/

Hope it helps!

Regards

3. Posted by danalasta (Respected Member 519 posts) 11y

Quoting jla

I have intentionally left out Sapa and other Northern Hill tribes in Vietnam because I figured that I will be able to do some extensive hill tribes visit in Laos and possibly Chiang Mai.

-Julie

Luang Namtha region in northeastern laos is most diverse when it comes to hill tribes - 22 ethnic tribes.river rides and trekking will take you to these villages...not touristic yet. the journey to luang namtha from Luang prabang can be painful though! drop by the nam tha eco-tourism project office ( the whole project is funded by european union and NZ)...this project won the UN ecotourism award 2001.

dana

4. Posted by jla (Budding Member 23 posts) 11y

Thanks for the Laos trekking info Dana. And anurag34, thanks for the links! It was quite helpful. I think I've been sold to do a little R&R at Phu Quoc Island! Can't wait!