Travel guide

Transportation in Vietnam

Travel in Vietnam is easier than it used to be. Means of transportation are usually very comfortable. Routine travel in Vietnam between major cities and tour destinations is generally comfortable and hassle free as well. Independent travelers will sometimes be required local knowledge for a decent...
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Money and payment in Vietnam

Despite government attempts to outlaw the practice, the US$ still acts as an alternative currency which is almost completely interchangeable with the Dong. Many prices, especially for hotels, tours and expensive restaurants, are still quoted in $, though you can pay in dong if you'd rather - just...
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Shopping and bargaining in Vietnam

Many tourists can’t help but throw themselves head-first into shopping while in Vietnam. Why? Probably the variety of quality goods and the tempting prices have a lot to do with it. Many low-budget travelers considered Vietnam a heavenly place because in many shopping situations they can bargain the...
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Health FAQ for your Vietnam trip

It is important to visit a doctor or specialist travel clinic as early as possible (preferably two months) before departure to allow time for the recommended courses of vaccinations. This is particularly important if you suffer from any medical condition and/or are travelling with young children.
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Before you come

There is no actual limit on our trips, but we would suggest you travel light with one suitcase or backpack and one small day pack a small bag which you can access during the day and carry items like your camera, drinking water, toilet paper, hat, sunscreen, etc.
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Visa to Vietnam

The most important thing is to make sure your Vietnam visa is stamped with the correct dates and the correct entry and exit points. The standard tourist visa is valid for a period of up to 30 days. If your vacation is less than 30 days, you can either specify the exact dates, but the best thing to...
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Vietnam Tourists Map

Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country’s wonderful natural beauty: From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however is also a country with a long history and ancient traditions. It has many historic attractions and...
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communication

Mobile phone networks cover much of the country and global roaming is available - check with your service provider before leaving home.
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Food & water in Vietnam

Famous for its lively, fresh flavors and artfully composed meals, Vietnamese food and cooking is the true 'light cuisine' of Asia. Abundant fresh herbs and greens, delicate soups and stir-fries, and well-seasoned grilled foods served on, or with, rice or noodles are the mainstays of the Vietnamese...
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THỜI TIẾT

Vietnam has a particularly complicated climate and, like elsewhere in the world, weather patterns have been changing over recent years. The situation described below is therefore only an indication of the type of weather you can expect.
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Safety in Vietnam

Vietnam is generally a safe destination by world standards, but usual common sense precautions are advisable. In recent years petty street crime in large cities has risen. Always keep a photocopy of your passport, airline tickets and credit card numbers, and a detailed record of your traveller's...
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