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Vietnam or Malaysia??

Travel Forums Asia Vietnam or Malaysia??

1. Posted by bridgy1983 (Budding Member, 12 posts) 11 Jan '13 12:21

Hi there,

My girlfriend and I are planning our holiday for this year. We have been to both Thailand and Indonesia and would like to visit a new country in Asia.

I have good things about both countries; it would be good to hear people’s views on which country they preferred and why to help us with our decision....

We have interests in everything from culture, history, food, beaches etc

I hope to hear from you guys soon.....:)

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 11 Jan '13 12:31

I spent around a month in both places and would recommend Vietnam out of the two countries - I found it more interesting than Malaysia culturally and historically, and the food was the best I experienced in the whole of South East Asia. Malaysia does have some excellent beaches, for example Tioman Island and the Perhentian Islands, and it's a lovely country too but Vietnam would definitely get my vote.

3. Posted by bridgy1983 (Budding Member, 12 posts) 11 Jan '13 12:35

Which did you prefer North or South Vietnam??

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator, 3595 posts) 11 Jan '13 14:20

Quoting bridgy1983

Which did you prefer North or South Vietnam??

See my response to your other thread.:)

5. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 11 Jan '13 15:53

I'd have to say Vietnam too. Although I was frustrated at the not so nice beaches, dirty, hot water and jellyfish. I think I was there in April/May. Vietnam has been the only Asian country that I have been able to rock up to any street food vendor and actually be able to really enjoy good food that didn't blow my head off.

No reason you couldn't do Vietnam for the culture and then hop over to Thailand for a bit of nice beach before you went home.

[ Edit: Edited on 11-Jan-2013, at 15:53 by Dodger ]

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