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Old 26th July 2010, 16:38   #61
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Today - 24th July. Myself and my wife, who arrived here last weekend, visited the popular "Tam Coc" location. This place is 100 Kms from Hanoi.
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Also, we visited a Citadel - Hua Lu, which is 30 min away from Tam Coc cruise location.

We left at 7.45 AM. Reached the Citadel at 10.15AM. Stayed till 11 AM at this location. Then, travelled towards Tam Coc. Took the boat ride from 11.30 AM to 2 AM. Had lunch at a hotel on the bank, which was part of the $50 package per person.
The car was a Chevy Optra (here, it is called Daewoo xyz). comfortable.

Let the pictures narrate the rest.

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Lovely and informational pictures and log. A few questions:
  • How did you travel from HCHC to Hanoi, heard the overland travel is very difficult and flight is expensive.
  • This package of $50 includes what all?
  • What would it cost for a 3 star hotel, twin occupancy, for stay and food?
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Old 26th July 2010, 17:42   #62
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In the city center, there is this huge square area, where most of the Government buildings and Presidential palace is present. It also has a few nicely maintained parks, the Single pillar Pagoda and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

The street from West Lake to the Presidential palace in Hanoi.
Look at the first pic. The pavement is lovely. When will we have such a scene in bangalore where one can walk peacefully? I miss this the most !
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Wow! Very well written travelogue with apt snaps which self explain the context. Its my first tour on Vietnam and never knew its the second fastest growing economy.

Food is presented better than Taiwan (saw in Star's Taiwan travelogue).

Happy to see many beautiful cars, tax is less there? Found Matis and Optra also as taxi.

Tam Coc & Hua Lu Citadel looks amazing, like the locations in Jap/Thai fight movies .
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Hi.. Nice thread. I stumbled upon this thread while searching for information on Vietnam and Indonesia. It seems pramods has abandoned this thread.
Thanks for sharing whatever you have. It seems like the only thread on Vietnam on this forum.
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Old 29th August 2011, 01:29   #65
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It seems like the only thread on Vietnam on this forum.
God willing not for long.

Pramod gave me many leads for my research on Vietnam, set up contact with a travel agency for initial quotes, that got me started on the basic info, last year. Have been digging till today Great thread with useful information.

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