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Top Hotels
Hoi An Riverside Resort < Spa
175 Cua Dai, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam
Price from: 2.300.000 VND ~ $115.00
Hidden Charm
No 22D Tuan Chau Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 600.000 VND ~ $30.00
Tuan Chau Island Resort
Tuan Chau Island, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 1.740.000 VND ~ $87.00
Sapphire Hotel
32A-34 Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1 - Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Price from: 1.040.000 VND ~ $52.00
Top Cruises
Signature Cruise Halong
Tuan Chau, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 3.300.000 VND ~ $165.00
Indochina Sails Halong Bay
Ha Long Bay, Halong City
Price from: 2.860.000 VND ~ $143.00
Bai Tho Junk
Halong Harbour, Halong City, Quang Ninh
Price from: 1.800.000 VND ~ $90.00
Aphrodite Cruise Halong
Tuan Chau, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 3.300.000 VND ~ $165.00
Top Tours
Ninh Binh The King Land 3 days
Hanoi, hoa lu Tam Coc, vietnam capital in 10 Centery, History of Vietnam,Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple,Water Puppet Show, Dinh temple, Le temple, Ta
Price from: 3.800.000 VND ~ $190.00
Vietnam Classic Tours 9 days
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa village, Hue, Danang, Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Cu Chi, Mekong delta
Price from: 27.300.000 VND ~ $1,365.00
Signature Cruise Halong 2 days
Bai Tu Long Bay – Vung Vieng Floating Village – Drum Cave – Amazing Cave – Halong Bay
Price from: 3.300.000 VND ~ $165.00
Emeraude Cruise 2 days 1 night
Halong Bay, Halong city, white sandy Beach, Amazing cave, Kayaking in Halong Bay
Price from: 2.440.000 VND ~ $122.00

Photography & video


Film & Equipment

Color print film (35mm and APS) is widely available, but check the expiry date printed on the box. Avoid buying film from outdoor souvenir stalls – the film may have been cooking in the sun for month. Film prices are reasonable so you really won’t save much by bringing film from abroad.

         Slide film can be bought in Hanoi and HCMC, but don’t count on it elsewhere. Supplies of black-and-white film are rapidly disappearing, so bring a supply with you.

         Many tourist travel around Vietnam by van or minibus; the metal floors of these vehicles do get very hot, but you might not notice if it is air-conditioned. Many travelers have roasted their film (as well as food) by placing it in their backpacks and setting the backpack on the floor of the vehicle.

         Photo-processing shops have become ubiquitous wherever tourist congregate. Most of these shops are equipped with the latest one-hour, color-printing equipment. Printing film costs are about US$5 per roll depending on the print size you choose. The specify if you want glossy or mat finish on your prints.

         Color slide film can be developed quickly (three hours) in Hanoi and HCMC, but forget it outside of those two cities. Processing costs do not mount the slides unless you request (and pay for) it. However, our experiences with processing slides and back-and-white film have been terrible, both in terms of bad development and scratched film, so you really are better off developing them elsewhere.

         Cameras are fairly expensive in Vietnam and the selection is limited – bring one from abroad. Happily, lithium batteries (which are needed for many of today’s point-and-shoot cameras) and digital-camera memory cards are available in large cities.

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