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Wear appropriate clothing at all times. Vietnamese are very conservative, especially the women. Avoid showing off too much skin. When visiting temples and pagodas, do not wear sleeveless clothing.

Vietnam has three distinct areas: south, central and north. All the three regions have a plethora of picturesque tourist spots. South region is known for Mekong River and its fertile delta. High temperature plateaus studded with spectacular beaches, dunes and lagoons are to be found in central region. These plateaus are also rich in volcanic soil. The ancient imperial city of Hue is also located in the very centre of central region. The north region is characterized by majestic alpine peaks, the plains of Vinh Yen and Yen Cao Bang, the Red River Delta, historical Hanoi, and charming Halong Bay.

VietNam Travel Sure they might want to go back to the home country once a year, but there's nothing to prevent them from taking a second vacation somewhere else. You have an opportunity to be something of a "success ambassador" to the community, offering people a chance to reward themselves and their families.

Motorcycle taxis - It is a fast and popular way to get around in almost cities in Vietnam. The driver will take their passengers on a motorcycle. Fares are actually cheaper than on cyclos, and of course the ride is quicker.

Choose to book hotels rather than hostels. The price difference is very little and hotels are much safer and cleaner, as stated by a Vietnam tour operator.

We are led to our bunks by a petite and quiet women from ODC Travel. The company based in Hanoi where we booked our four-day, three-night excursion. For $75 each, all meals accommodation and transportation are included in our trip to see the magnificent rice terraces and to experience the traditional lives of the hill tribes of Sapa.

Doung Dong, the main town, is located next to the only airport on the island but it is a very small and dusty place (in the dry season). If you want to go scuba diving this is the place to stay. The other town, An Thoi, is on the southern tip of the island and is a good location if you want to go fishing or exploring the small islands off the southern tip.

The main attraction of HaLong Bay is the hundreds of sandstone islets that are found throughout the bay. Be prepared to take a lot of photographs as you cruise across the still waters of HaLong Bay.