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Travelling to Vietnam in Dec/Jan

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Travelling to Vietnam in Dec/Jan

Hi everyone,

I'm spending new year's in Vietnam and would like some advice on where to go. Some of my key questions:

- I wouldn't like to miss Hanoi & Halong Bay although I know it's not the warm season. Is it still going there even though it's a bit cooler?

- I've heard Nha Trang is far too crowded, and Mui Ne is a better option? Is that true? What else is there near Nha Trang, which is less exploited?

- Also heard very good things about Phu Quoc Island. Is it worth going?

- Any other hints?


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1. Re: Travelling to Vietnam in Dec/Jan


That's right, don't miss Hanoi and Halong bay even it's cold at that time. Check the weather in Halong some days in advance to avoid fog there.

If you prefer a quite beach, less tourist, Muine is your option. Before getting here don't forget stop in Hue and Hoi An. Both of them are worth to visit.

Don't know how many days do you plan to spend in Vietnam but Phu Quoc island is very beautiful beach, don't miss if you have enough time.

Mekong delta and Cu Chi tunnels are highlight in the south of Vietnam.

Hope this help!


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2. Re: Travelling to Vietnam in Dec/Jan

Thanks a lot David. What's usually the temperature in Halong Bay by end-December?



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3. Re: Travelling to Vietnam in Dec/Jan

We were there in early January 2008 and it was pretty cold, close to 0C. We had thermal underwear and polar fleece jackets and hats, it was fine. Ha Long Bay was gorgeous.

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