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Vietnam is refreshing- and in more than one sense of the word. If travellers are not invigorated by the transcendent beauty of the natural landscape, then they should be prepared to be captivated and revitalised by the countries' youthful and aspiring cities, and their local inhabitants. Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most thriving cities in South East Asia. Prepare for a confrontation with history at every dingy street corner, or bright park that you pass. Bustling cafes and elegant architecture may give you the impression that you are roaming an Asian Paris, but it also serves as a stark reminder of Vietnam's colonial past. A past, that echoes around the city at the mere drop of its name. Yet, despite what the country, and indeed its chief city, may be famous for in the textbooks, Ho Chi Minh City has frash, energised blood pumping through its heart.  With a hefty chunk of its population under the age of twenty five, Vietnam's principal city is one bursting with all kinds of la…

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is there a better time of year to visit Vietnam?

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The humidity is the thing that gets most people who visit Vietnam - myself included. The most comfortable months are supposed to be October through September through December.

what is the weather like in nha trang or phan thiet in january? Will there be much rain?

We're visiting Vietnam Jan11 & would like some non rain beach location

Hanoi Phoenix Hotel

I land in Hanoi Sept 11,Im thinking about spending my first couple days at the Hanoi Phoenix Hotel,I want to stay in $10-$15 price range,does anyone have any comments on this hotel?

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