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Old Mar 13th 2016, 6:04 am   #1
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Hi

I have the chance to travel to Vietnam next week and top of my list is Hoi An, specifically for its full moon festival.
If anyone can offer any other recommendations for things to see/do while in the area, I'd be interested.
Will probably have around a week in Hoi An and then 2 or 3 days in HCMC before flying out,so any must-see places there would also be of interest.

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Hi

I have the chance to travel to Vietnam next week and top of my list is Hoi An, specifically for its full moon festival.
If anyone can offer any other recommendations for things to see/do while in the area, I'd be interested.
Will probably have around a week in Hoi An and then 2 or 3 days in HCMC before flying out,so any must-see places there would also be of interest.

Thanks in advance
You will love Hoi An, rachelk. We did a day trip up to Hue from there by taxi but I think it is even nicer to do it by train from Da Nang as the scenery is beautiful. Since it takes about 3 hours, an overnight stop in Hue would be a good idea.

Da Nang itself is worth a visit and also the beach at Hoi An is pretty nice.

Hoi An can be quite humid so if you haven't already picked your accommodation, choose somewhere away from the water (not easy) and preferably not at ground level.
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Thank you for this! I am really looking forward to this.

I had already booked accommodation, riverside :/ and just checked the forecast to see how hot & humid the temperature is going to be....

I'll have a look at Hue aswell, thanks and will look at going by train. I will have 9 days in total in Hoi An so plenty of time to get out and see more.

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I suggest you to take a trip to Cham Island (know as Cu lao Cham). It lies about 20 km from Hoi An, it takes 1h30min by a junk and 30 minutes by speedboat.

You can join many activities in the islands such as swimming, diving, snorkeling or walking along the eco-tour.

I believe you will enjoy and love it.
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Welcome to the forum and thanks for the travel tip, unfortunately your advice is about 2 months too late for rachelk
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The thought is appreciated anyway.

For what it's worth I loved Vietnam but if I was doing it again I'd have less time in Hoi An and more in Ho Chi Minh, I loved Ho Chi Minh

The highlight of my time in Hoi An was a visit to the My Son temple complex, a must see if you're ever in that area.
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The thought is appreciated anyway.

For what it's worth I loved Vietnam but if I was doing it again I'd have less time in Hoi An and more in Ho Chi Minh, I loved Ho Chi Minh

The highlight of my time in Hoi An was a visit to the My Son temple complex, a must see if you're ever in that area.
Do you fancy doing a little trip report for us, Rachel, as lots of members are interested in visiting VN and we seem to be a little lacking in info?

There are some examples of trip reports here:- Asia travel thread index
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Yes, I'll have a look at least. Probaby not for the next few weeks beacuse I'm tied up with work and with organising a move, but in July I'll have more time.
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Do you fancy doing a little trip report for us, Rachel, as lots of members are interested in visiting VN and we seem to be a little lacking in info?

There are some examples of trip reports here:- Asia travel thread index

Wow InVinoVeritas, you have experienced a lot of places and there is some really good info for you'r beginner travelers!!
you should write a book... Lonely Planet haha

Thanks man
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Ah, and thanks for this reminder - it had completely slipped my mind. I'll get onto it
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