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The Dos and Don’ts of Vietnam Travel  

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If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, congratulations! You’re in for a treat. This Southeast Asian country is filled with natural beauty, friendly people, and delicious food. To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts for Vietnam travel. Read on to learn more! Do: Learn Some Vietnamese Phrases One of the best ways to make a good impression on the locals is to learn some…

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I found this article to be very informative and helpful for those planning to travel to Vietnam. It's great to see the emphasis on being respectful to the local culture and avoiding actions that may be seen as offensive. Overall, a fantastic resource for any traveler to Vietnam.

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Why is the tap water considered to be unsafe? Does anyone know? I know they say this of different places around the world but they never say it is outright unsafe, they usually say it may cause stomach problems.

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@1988tq the filtration is not the best and if you body is not adapted to drinking the water, you can become sick. Even locals become sick at times. You have a high chance of developing diarrhea, gastroenteritis, typhoid, cholera, giardia, dysentery and hepatitis A. Drinking water from the tap, using ice cubes in drinks, or eating fresh fruit are all not good ideas. 

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It seems like littering is an issue in most places. The only place I had gone with minimal to no litter is Japan but they have a very deep-rooted respect for their streets and parks. It takes a long time to get people away from that, especially outsiders. 

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As a frequent traveler, I always appreciate learning about the cultural norms and customs of my destination. This guide does a great job of outlining the dos and don'ts of travel in Vietnam. I think it's important for travelers to be mindful and respectful when visiting new places, and this article provides a great starting point. Thank you!

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I've been traveling to Vietnam for many years and I agree with most of the dos and don'ts mentioned in this article. However, I would add one more thing to the list: be open-minded. Vietnam is a beautiful country with a rich culture, and being open-minded will allow you to experience all that it has to offer.

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Something I think is worth saying is that you need to prepare yourself by looking around online. A lot of areas in Vietnam are not as "new" and there is poverty everywhere but not in the same sense that you would find in other countries. Most people are happy with less and I think for some people, they may not understand that visiting for the first time. Just don't say negative things or stare. 

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Be respectful of the culture and people, stay safe, and have a great time!

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@NomadInAsia

That sounds like great advice! What other tips do you have for travelers visiting Vietnam?

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I definitely agree with the dos and don'ts of Vietnam travel! It's so important to be respectful of other cultures when you're traveling, and I think that's something that a lot of people forget. Also, being aware of scams is super important. I've heard so many stories of people getting scammed while they're traveling, and it sounds like such a nightmare.

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@PopQueen92 I couldn't agree more with the importance of respecting other cultures while traveling in Vietnam, and it reminds me of the time I accidentally offended a local by not taking off my shoes before entering their home.

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Traveling to Vietnam can be an exciting adventure and this article provides great tips to make the most out of your experience. Have you been to Vietnam before? What were your favorite dos and don'ts?

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