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Regional Information on Vietnam

Vietnam, Asia
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

HappyCow previously offered this space for vegetarian events, vegetarian travel or general information for Vietnam, suggestions such as hotel recommendations, travel agencies, or any other regional vegan and vegetarian related information.
However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
For restaurant reviews, go to the listings page.


Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'It's simple when u're in Ho Chi Minh City'
Posted by little.thu on: Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 06:23 AM PST
Follow the list on Happy cow, or you can simply ask some local people. We have many small shop for vegan, but not listed here. Vietnamese people eat vegan food a lot, (especially in Southern Vietnam), so don't be worry, we can show you. In case there's no food stand near you, you can also can enter a pagoda and ask for a lunch. The monks always prepare for some tourists, and of course it's free. :) Enjoy your trip to HCMC!

Subject: 'Vegetarian Food in Vietnam'
Posted by The Veggie Cook on: Monday, August 25, 2008 at 12:34 PM PST
Finding vegetarian food is really easy if you follow the listings provided on HappyCow, a reliable guide for foreign travelers to Vietnam.

In general, you will have no problem eating in non-veg restaurants that cater to tourist. Someone will speak English and the menu will usually include a few dishes that are vegetarian (such as with tofu or vegetables). If you go off the beaten path to eat at non-English speaking local restaurants, then good luck!

Vegetarian restaurants are often located near a pagoda. They are usually quiet places, except around the 1st and 15th of the lunar month, when many Vietnamese eat vegetarian.

Subject: 'Traveling in Vietnam'
Posted by Chia on: Friday, September 16, 2005 at 08:26 AM PST
We started our 3 week trip (2004) from Hanoi in the north and took buses down to Ho Chi Minh city down south, stopping in major cities along the way, and the all sights were very beautiful -- better than any American history books can portray about Vietnam. Most people are very civil, especially in HCMC. Definitely recommend the boat trip in Ha Long Bay to Cat Ba island - it was breathtaking & incredible. The forbidden city in Hue is a very old fortress and very interesting. Hue was pretty & very unique, but it was commercial. Aside from HCMC where prices are mostly standardized, foreigners must expect to pay at least 2-4 times the local rates. Advice: practice your bargaining skills!

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