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10 Best Places to Visit in VietnamLocated on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter "S". China borders it to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the west and south. 10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam
Vietnam is a long-stretching, beautiful, historically and culturally rich and amazing country. Vietnam is a friendly and safe place to travel. With a little common sense, your trip should be smooth and trouble free. Tourists usually complain about over-aggressive street vendors, tour operators with a bad attitude and dangerous driving. However, with a cool head and sensible planning, one can avoid these problems.
A few things that every person should know before they pack their bags and head to Vietnam:
Dress well when visiting pagodas. No shorts or tatty beer t-shirts. Shoes are fine, and rarely will you have to remove them. If unsure, just follow what the locals do.
Travel with recommend tour agencies. Even if you plan to buy tickets when in country, research your journey a little first on the Internet.
When taking a ride by motorbike taxi (xe om) make sure your bag, if any, is not on display or easy to grab. Bag snatches, although still rare, are probably the most likely crime a tourist would encounter, and it raises the probability immensely if you are tailing a camera or a laptop in the wind.
Don't wear singlets, shorts, skirts or dresses, or revealing clothes to temples or pagodas.
Keep a cool head and remain polite, you'll have a greater chance of getting what you want. Remember, this is Vietnam, don't be paranoid about your safety, just be aware of your surroundings.
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