Vietnam around Tet?

Do you have a Cambodian trip report you want to share? Post it here, and feel free to link to your blog if it's a travel blog for Cambodia, South East Asia, or anywhere really. You can ask and answer questions about travel advice in Cambodia or just share your pictures and videos with us. Most people who live in or visit Cambodia have also checked out nearby countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, and you can get to most of these countries by traveling overland, so put any travel plans, reviews or questions here. Discussions about dirt bike trails in here as well.
jeremybw1
Tourist
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:31 am
Reputation: 1

Vietnam around Tet?

Post by jeremybw1 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:32 pm

Planning a trip to Hoi An and HCMC and was planning to leave about a week after the start of Tet. Wondering if I should wait a little longer to ensure businesses are open and such?
User avatar
bolueeleh
Expatriate
Posts: 4440
Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:39 am
Reputation: 792
Location: anywhere with cheap bonks

Re: Vietnam around Tet?

Post by bolueeleh » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:01 pm

some businesses closed up to 15 days, better to wait and come after that for the full experience
Money is not the problem, the problem is no money
User avatar
sigmoid
Expatriate
Posts: 458
Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 3:53 pm
Reputation: 30
Vietnam

Re: Vietnam around Tet?

Post by sigmoid » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:19 am

Some businesses may close 2 weeks but most places (restaurants) I've talked to are closing 3 to 5 days within the official holidays that run from January 26 to February 1.

If you arrive in the time after that, you may have problems with the masses returning to the cities: traffic jams, clogged stations and airports. I imagine Monday the 6th will kind of be the first "normal" day.

So, yeah, I agree that's it's better to wait and come after that.
User avatar
hanno
Expatriate
Posts: 3819
Joined: Fri May 16, 2014 12:37 pm
Reputation: 539
Location: Siem Reap
Contact:
Germany

Re: Vietnam around Tet?

Post by hanno » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:26 am

Agreed, transportation will be the problem with like 50 Million people on the move. Best avoided. I hear that the last few days people are typically spending 2-3 hours to check in at the airports.
Fourkinnel
Expatriate
Posts: 686
Joined: Sat May 30, 2015 12:39 pm
Reputation: 44
Tonga

Re: Vietnam around Tet?

Post by Fourkinnel » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:15 am

Good advice, was gonna take a trip there myself right about now. Will wait a couple of weeks!
Bertros
Expatriate
Posts: 647
Joined: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:57 pm
Reputation: 14
United States of America

Re: Vietnam around Tet?

Post by Bertros » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:53 am

I've always thought of viet nam around the tet...to be 'offensive'


just sayin'


Bertros :hattip:
A taste of the bait is worth the pain of the hook.....
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 65 guests