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Phu Quoc or Halong Bay

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Phu Quoc or Halong Bay

We only have time and $ enough in our budget to go to either Phu Quoc or Halong Bay. We've never been to Vietnam but we did 3 weeks island hopping in Thailand and the scenery in Halong Bay looks alot like that. But we've been told by the local company putting our itinerary together that Halong is a must see. We prefer off the beaten path places on our vacation and from the sounds of it everyone goes to Halong Bay. Any suggestions?

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It is impossible to answer this question. my only point would following weather as it is great weather in phu quoc now but cold in halong.

Out of that, look at picture of both and decide if u want the beach break or the Halong great scenery. but you cant compare them

Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hi There

If you have a week, try to do both. Halong is always a highlight of any trip to Vietnam, but not the beaten path so let go for Phu Quoc.

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Halong bay is a UNESCO World Heritage, you should discovery the popular travel destination.

Phu Quoc island with nice beaches, you can enjoy & relax there.

In fact, you can visit both destinations. There's a direct flight from Hanoi to Phuquoc & Phuquoc - Hanoi daily (Hanoi - Halong bay is around 180km far).

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Hello Jessica J

What time of year are you going and for how long? I spent time at both places in June. 2 nights on the Dragons Pearl 2 and 4 nights at Cassia Cottages, Phu Quoc. Halong Bay was an amazing experience, serenity, serenity. Phu Quoc, well we didn't do much because it was for relaxing at the end of our trip, so spent most of the time by the pool, walking into the township and at Rory's Bar on the beach. I would definitely go back to Halong Bay, Phu Quoc, maybe, but I would choose Hoi An over Phu Quoc. I have a blog on Travelpod if you'd like to peruse (Vietnam June 2013).

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