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Golden Halong
Hung Thang Tourism Area, Bai Chay Ward, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 640.000 VND ~ $32.00
Tuan Chau Island Resort
Tuan Chau Island, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
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Hidden Charm
No 22D Tuan Chau Ward, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 600.000 VND ~ $30.00
Saigon Halong Hotel
Ha Long city, Halong Road, Bai Chay, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 1.100.000 VND ~ $55.00
Top Cruises
Aclass Opera Cruise
Tuan Chau, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
Price from: 3.200.000 VND ~ $160.00
Le Cochinchine Cruise Mekong
Sai Gon - Mekong cruise
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Dragon Pearl Junk Halong Bay
Halong bay, Halong city, Quang Ninh
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Oriental Sails Halong Bay
Halong bay, Halong city, Quang Ninh
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Top Tours
Phu Quoc Honeymoon 3 days 2 nights
Phu Quoc Island, BBQ lunch, An Thoi archipelago, Doi Moi islet
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Halong - Traditional village 2 days
Hanoi, Halong Bay, Halong City, Traditional village, Sung Sot grotto, Kayaking in Halong Bay
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Buon Ma Thuot - Lake lake & Watter fall 3days
Buon Me Thuật - Don Village, Ride Elephant ,watter fall, Bao Dai Emperor’s house , Wateter fall, ethnological museum, Khai Doan Pagoda
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Sapa Mountain Retreat 2 nights victoria resort
Cat Cat village, H'mong ethnic minority peoples,Lao Chai village,Ta Van village, Dzay people, Ham Rong moutain, Ta Phin, Red Dao, Sapa
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Pa Khoang Lake

PA KHOANG LAKE

Just 17km east of Dien Bien Phu, coming from the direction of Son La, and 4km off the highway, is a beautiful artificial body of water called Pa Khoang Lake (HO Pa Koang). About 15km drive around the lake’s edge, or an hour’s boat ride plus a 3km forest walk, is the bunker of General Giap, Vietnamese commander of the Dien Bien Phu campaign. There is also a remote Thai and Sa village that can be visited across the lake.

There is accommodation at Pa Khoang, in the 1997 built, but rapidly disintegrating, Pa Khoang Hotel (926552; fan rooms US$10-12); it’s an a gorgeous setting, but the cobwebby and musty rooms are falling apart. While the hotel might not cry out for overnight guests, it’s a good venue in which to spend a few hours en route to or from Dien Bien Phu; hire a motor boats (US$10 return) to the bunker of villages, and stay for lunch. If she’s still around, a splendid elderly women with blackened teeth will probably embrace and kiss you before she cooks for you.

 

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