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Product Details

  • Series: Rough Guide Travel Guides
  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 4th edition (November 20, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843530953
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843530954
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,194,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Rough Guide to Vietnam is strongly recommended" The Daily Telegraph

About the Author

Jan Dodd is co-author of the award-winning Rough Guide to Japan and has spent many years exploring this region since the late 1980's. In 1989 Mark Lewis spent the year teaching in Singapore, since then he has travelled throughout Southeast Asia and co-written the Rough Guide to Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei.

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108 of 108 people found the following review helpful By NIH on January 11, 2001
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Just came back from a three week trip to Vietnam with three books: the Lonely Planet, the Rough Guide, and Footprint Handbook.
The Rough Guide is the best guidebook around for the country. It is superior to the Lonely Planet guide in the breadth and depth of coverage and especially its accuracy. I liked LP for other countries but here they did a very poor job.
I have not found even one instance where Lonely Planet provided information that Rough did not have. If you are traveling to the north, you may want to consider reading Footprint before you leave -- it has some interesting information.
Also, all hotels -- even the top ones -- can be negotiated down in price. Send them an e-mail and ask for special rates, corporate rates, etc. You can stay at the Metropole in Hanoi for less than half their rack rate.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 15, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a user of Lonely Planet guide books, I am a recent convert to The Rough Guide series. I used both The Lonely Planet and The Rough Guide on a recent trip to Vietnam and found the Rough Guide won hands down.
The detailed maps are easier to read and follow, the restaurant and hotels reviews are more current and objective and the historical overview offered is more incisive. The Rough Guide provided wonderful tips for sight seeing in Ho Chi Minh City and further abroad. The accounts of the last days of the Vietnam War brought to life the turmoil and chaos of a city under siege.
Still a fan of The Lonely Planet series, I can clearly state I would recommend the Rough Guide as superior for Vietnam travel. I look forward to using the Rough Guide series for other travel destinations and hope the standard emulates that of the Vietnam edition.
PS The Rough Guide also releases CDs of traditional music of many of the countries they write about. The Rough Guide to Salsa CD is also highly recommended.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Matt Ebiner on January 12, 2002
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I was very happy to have Rough Guide Vietnam for my travels in northern Vietnam during December, 2000 - January, 2001. For one thing I felt like I wasn't getting channeled down the Lonely Planet path, as most independent travelers were carrying that book and using it like their Bible. Also, whenever anyone compared my Rough Guide to their Lonely Planet, they said they found RG to be better. Rough Guide goes into more depth than LP in describing the sights and history. LP's maps are a little more comprehensive, but RG's listings of hotels are more user-friendly than LP. I very much enjoyed the book.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Duemer on January 1, 2000
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I've been to Viet Nam twice & will return next year for an extended period. For my money, the Rough Guide is superior to the Lonely Planet. Information was more trustworthy last spring, especially regarding restaurants. Information is presented in an orderly, coherent manner. The language, historiacal & cultural information are accurate & cogent. This is the Viet Nam guide for grown-ups.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Allison Martin on February 3, 2000
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The Rough Guide successfully fills the niche for a guide to read before and after your trip, as well as to carry with you. Recently updated, it covers all the essential points for a trip to Vietnam. Well done, readable maps are provided along with succinct recommendations of sights which are worth a visit, including walking tours for the larger cities. Descriptions of restaurants and other essentials are plentiful. The tone of the guide is generally enthusiastic and sedate, with both a sense of humor and an understanding of the intricacies of Vietnamese history. A comprehensive section with "context material" (including a section on ethnic minorities, book recommendations, and modern culture and entertainment) rounds out the book.
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