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Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

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Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

I am going from Vietnam to Cambodia then up to Chiangmai. When I first started planning I wanted to go to Halong Bay then down to Hoi An, can anybody tell me is it worth going to Halong and Hanoi or is HCMC the better option?

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1. Re: Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

Why don't you ask which is better, apple juice or orange juice? It's up to you and your preferences.

Google all three and see what checks your boxes.

In my experience, HCMC is a congested, polluted Asian metropolis, and I only go there when I need to change flights.

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2. Re: Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

How long do you have altogether?

How long in Vietnam?

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3. Re: Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

I have about 6/7 days in Vietnam.

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4. Re: Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

Hardly worth going to Vietnam at all with so little time.

Hanoi + Halong Bay is probably the best use of your time, but personally, I wouldn't bother with Vietnam for so little time. Why not just add those 6/7 days to Thailand or Cambodia?

I guess, you could do Hanoi - maybe Halong Bay - fly to Danang - night or to in Hoi An - Fly Danang - Cambodia/Thailand, but it sounds a pretty rotten way to spend your time.

You will lose most of a day every time you move in Vietnam...

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5. Re: Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

I think HCMC is the better option for you. You can spend a little time exploring HCMC or somewhere near by before flighting to Chiangmai.That would be great

Edited: 10 May 2018, 18:28
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6. Re: Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

I think I will do that, fly to Hanoi....go to Halong Bay then maybe spend 2 nights in Hanoi and fly to Cambodia. I will put the extra time on Cambodia and Thailand......thanks

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7. Re: Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

If you are planning to visit Cambodia after Vietnam, HCMC is a better option.

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8. Re: Fl to Hanoi or HCMC

I know I just really wanted to go to Halong Bay

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