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Vietnam or Indonesia?

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1. Posted by taude (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

Hi travellers,

me and my girlfriend are looking forward visiting Vietnam or Indonesia for three weeks at the end of may.

Last year we visited Thailand for four week and we loved it!!

Sadly we can't decide going to Vietnam or Indonesia and so an advice is needed....

Could someone help us with this?

Thanks in advance!


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3743 posts) 3y

What kind of things do you enjoy seeing and doing, and what would be the deciding factors?

I really enjoyed both countries but if I had to choose I'd go for Vietnam, although it's a close call! The food was outstanding there and I found the history really interesting. Indonesia perhaps has more beautiful scenery, but in my opinion there are less interesting things to see and do than in Vietnam.

3. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Respected Member 223 posts) 3y

Personally i think 3 weeks is a good amount of time for Vietnam, you can hit all the major sights and spend some time on the waterways around HCM.
Indonesia is also spectacular, however i think 6 weeks is a better amount of time to appreciate alot of the islands.
As Bex said read up on both and make a decision that best suits your tastes, but i think whichever destination you choose will be a winner


4. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 3y

All I can say is that the Vietnamese people are probably the friendliest of all in SEA - do your research if you go there (enough scams around to keep you poor) - I love Vietnam, but hate the way they drive there (buses can be dangerous, beware).

5. Posted by qknt289 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

Vietnam is better for your 3-week trip. It's a beautiful country, many interesting and natural sights. The food is really good and traveling around is fast and easy.

6. Posted by taude (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y


thanks for answering that fast! :-)

> What kind of things do you enjoy seeing and doing, and what would be the deciding factors?

We wanner travel and get an impression of the country, its citizens, culture, and everything else, for perhaps two weeks. For round about one week we are looking forward to stay at different beaches...


7. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 2001 posts) 3y

To be perfectly honest, the beaches in Vietnam do not compare with those of the Thai islands or Bali

8. Posted by tranthithanhgia (Inactive 10 posts) 3y

Vietnam is my country ! We are welcome every body in the world !
3 weeks you can explore lots of things in my country!
Itinerary from North to South is very interesting !
HaNoi is my Capital in the North, HoChiMinh city is the develop city in Asia it in the South.
We have 29 provinces have beach along the trip.
Special Ha Long bay is 1 in 7 wonder world.
Have some beach really nice : Nha Trang, Da Nang, Phan Thiet,...
Don't hesitate let me know if you need more information abt my country!

[ Edit: Sorry, no personal details please. ]

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