Hoi An or Luang Prabang?

Oct 27th, 2004, 08:18 AM
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Hoi An or Luang Prabang?

We are currently in HCMC, Vietnam and heading to Mui Ne beach for a few days. After that, I am debating whether we should fit in Hoi An, or instead go to LP after Angor Wat (we won't have time to do both). Does anyone have a recommendation? Is Hoi An getting too touristy? Either place we would probably stay three days. So far we have been to Hanoi, Sapa and HCMC.
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Oct 27th, 2004, 10:29 AM
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I'd go to Luang Prabang -- no competition. Or, if you want to see more of Vietnam go to Nha Trang.
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Oct 27th, 2004, 02:06 PM
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i adored hoi an when i went this summer. the beaches were stunning - stayed at the victoria ann resort....beautiful hotel with great service...very close to the charming town. however, not much historical exploring to do. i would take hoi an over nha trang anyday though. can't speak to luang but i have heard it is beautiful and serene. i would visit there if you can, as i fear, it will become overriden with tourism (similar to angkor wat) before you know it...
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Oct 27th, 2004, 03:35 PM
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Go to Luang Prabang after Angkor Wat - just the down time u need in a charming little town where time has stood still - in Lunag Prabang just soak in the atmosphere of the town with no agenda after a hectic schedule in Siem Reap. ENJOY!
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Oct 27th, 2004, 04:22 PM
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Thanks for your replies! Do you know if there are flights from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang? And if so, approx. cost?
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Oct 27th, 2004, 04:58 PM
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Check out Lao Aviation. Bangkok air used to fly when they had a Mekong Pass so u could check their website too.
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Oct 27th, 2004, 05:30 PM
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Both places are appealing and it is a harde choice, but I would choose Luang Prabang because of its historic base. ZZ
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Oct 28th, 2004, 05:44 PM
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I have been to both. I enjoyed Luang Prabang more. More laid back and not as touristy. I found the people friendlier in Luang Prabang. The surroundings are more beautiful and historical in Luang Prabang.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 06:03 AM
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Just wondering if anyone has any comments to add to this Hoi An vs. LP debate...at first I thought Hoi An sounded really charming, but the more I read it sounds like it does not compare to LP for charm. Any advice? I would only have 2-3 days to spend in either place.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 06:39 AM
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Definitely LP.
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Oct 6th, 2005, 06:43 AM
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I've not been to Hoi An, but I loved LP.
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