Lonely Planet Vietnam
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Inside This Book…
3444km of spectacular coastline
24 weeks of in-depth research
504 bottles of bia hoi consumed
168 bowls of noodles eaten
Pull-out city map
Angkor Wat illustrated highlight
Comprehensive planning tools
At-a-glance practical info
Reviewer: A reader from Bangkok, Thailand, April 24, 2001
Lonely Planet stays on top. I make regular trips to Vietnam and I've used both the Rough Guide and Lonely Planet. Having seen the two latest editions, page by page, Lonely Planet is, simply, better. LP provides far more detail, more maps (all of which are much more user friendly and accurate), is loaded with contemporary information (NGOs, motor-biking etc), has better photographs, good illustrations, and entertaining side-bars. The book introduces us to the personalities and characters who run guest houses, restaurants, bars, boutiques, and so forth, and it really makes you feel like a local. I found this guide well researched, consistently useful, and fun to read - that's what I want when I'm on the road.
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