Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City - where's best for what ?

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City - where's best for what ?

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:55 pm

A travel blogger's brief comparative of Vietnam's two main cities for first time visitors. But, if you had time to visit only one, which would it be ?

Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City – Which City You Should Visit First?
Vietnam has two major cities separated thousands of kilometer from north to south. Hanoi is the country’s capital and is located in the north and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in the south is the country’s economic powerhouse. If you can’t decide which city to visit on your first trip to Vietnam, this short guide can help you if it’s Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City that you want to visit first.
http://www.therusticnomad.com/hanoi-or- ... minh-city/
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Post by Ong Tay » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:39 am

If I had time for just one of the cities, I would choose Hanoi, mainly for the culture and sightseeing as described in that post. Prefer northern food, too.

But for living, it's all about HCMC!
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Post by hanno » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:44 am

I much prefer living in Ha Noi, apart from the crap weather around Tet.
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Post by chorlton » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:36 pm

Ha Noi for me if you can only visit one.

Laid out in a grid system so easier so explore on foot, nightmarket is huge, lake front in packed in the evenings as are the numerous streets with plastic stools & beer as little as 35p a 568ml pint pro rata...just don't expect to wake up head ache free. :beer3:
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Post by Moose » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:10 pm

Hanoi all the way, I love that city. One of my favourite in the region
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Post by Beerinthemorning » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:23 pm

Hanoi.
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Post by RogueAnt » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:51 am

Hanoi for Bún chả. Beep Beep!
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:51 pm

Street life in HCMC; night-walking in Bui Vien Street.
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Post by bolueeleh » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:32 pm

love bui vien street, sitting outside with a drink looking at all the nuoc ngoai being ripped off by razor sharp claws of vietnamese women
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