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Vietnam Travel Guide
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What to Pack while travelling to Cambodia

What to Pack

When to Go to Cambodia

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Cities of Vietnam
Lang Co Beach, Hue City - Vietnam
Hanoi: The capital
Haiphong: The "port city", a major port in north Vietnam
Can Tho: Largest city in southwest Vietnam
Dalat: Largest city in the highlands
Da Nang: A major port in central Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City:
 
Vietnam's largest city and the economic centre of the south, formerly known as Saigon
Hoi An: delightfully well-preserved ancient port, near the ruins of My Son
Hue: Former home of Vietnam's emperors
Nha Trang:
 
Bburgeoning beach resort
Phan Thiet:  "The resort capital" with Mui Ne beach.
Vinh: The major city in northern Vietnam with very nice Cua lo beach.

 

 

Factoids - Vietnam

"Vietnam is the home to Historic City of Hue-one of the ancient wonders of the world. During the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), Hue was the capital of Vietnam. More than 10 palaces in Hue provide some of the best remaining examples of Vietnamese architecture in Asia. Hue has been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site UNESCO."

Hue has been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site UNESCO

"Ha Long Bay is generally considered to be the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Vietnam. It consist of 1,969 islands and islets situated in the Gulf of Tonkin. This zone is known for its spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. It is one of the most popular spots in Asia. Ha Long Bay has been recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. "

Ha Long Bay has been recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO

"Like Carlos Noriega (Peru), Abdul Ahad Mohmad (Afghanistan), Jugdermedidiyn Gurragcha (Mongolia) and Salman al-Saud (Saudi Arabia), Pham Tuan was one of the best astronauts in the Third World. He was the first Vietnamese astronaut and the first Asian in space. Pham Tuan flew aboard the shuttle Soyuz-37 in July 1980. Pham Tuan was given a hero's welcome when he returned to country after completing its historic orbital space flight. "

Pham Tuan was one of the best astronauts in the Third World

"Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashews in the world, as well as the second largest exporter of rice and coffee.. "

Vietnam is the largest exporter of cashews in the world

"Ao Dai is the traditional dress for Vietnamese women and is worn during ceremonies and other important events. The Ao Dai consists of a body-tight tunic, with two side-slits from the waist to the ankles, worn over flowing white trousers. It’s also the uniform for many Vietnamese schoolgirls. "

 
Vietnam Travel Guide


 


Royal Palace Chanchhaya Pavilion Rear view, Phnom Penh, CambodiaWelcome
to Vietnam - Tiny Dragon of Asia

Vietnam - Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”. China borders it to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.

Vietnam is approximately 331,688 km in area (not including Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands), larger than Italy and almost the size of Germany. The topography consists of hills and densely forested mountains, with level land covering no more than 20%. Mountains account for 40% of the area, with smaller hills accounting for 40% and tropical forests 42%. The northern part of the country consists mostly of highlands and the Red River Delta.

 

Factoid: "Vietnam has two World Natural Heritage sites: Halong Bay and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and six World biosphere reserves including: Can Gio Mangrove Forest, Cat Tien, Cat Ba, Kien Giang, Red River Delta, Western Nghe An.." Read More Facts about Singapore

Vietnam is also a transport junction from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
 

 
 

The Red Painted Wooden Huc bridge, Ha Long Bay,Dai Nghien (Ink Stand)

 

Fact File - Vietnam

Country:

Conventional long form: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Conventional short form: Vietnam
Local long form: Cong Hoa Xa Hoi Chu Nghia Viet Nam
Local short form: Viet Nam
Abbreviation: SRV

Independence:

2 September 1945 (from France)

Flag description: Vietnam Flag

Red field with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center

Geography:

Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia

Map References: 

Southeast Asia

Area:

total: 331,210 sq km land: 310,070 sq km water: 21,140sq km

Capital:

Hanoi

Ethnic groups:

Kinh (Viet) 86.2%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.7%, Muong 1.5%, Khome 1.4%, Hoa 1.1%, Nun 1.1%, Hmong 1%, others 4.1% (1999 census)

Language:

Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)

Religion:

Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%

Climate:

Tropical in south; monsoonal in north with hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March)

Currency:

Dong (VND) Click here to find out Current Exchange Rate

Time:

UTC +7

Current Time in Cambodia

Electricity:

Mainly 220V but in some areas 110V is also used

Calling Code:

+84

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When to Go to Vietnam

The best time to visit Vietnam mostly depends on what you would like to see and when you have time to go. Because Vietnam is affected by the monsoon, the average temperature is lower than the other countries which are located in the same longitude in Asia. The annual average temperatures range from 22oC to 27oC. In comparing with these countries, the temperature in winter is colder and in summer is less hotter in Vietnam.

Under influence of monsoon, and further because of the complicated topography, the climate in Vietnam always changes in one year, between the years, or between the areas (from North to South and from low to high).

Hanoi capital: In Hanoi there are four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. But it is able to be divided into two main seasons: the rainy season from May to September (it’s hot, heavy rain), and the dry season from October to April (it’s cold, little rainfall). The annual average temperature is 23.2oC, but in winter the average temperature is 17.2oC.

Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon: The climate is divided into two seasons, with the rainy season lasting from May to November. The average annual temperature is 27.5oC without winter, and yearly rainfall totals 1,979mm. Tourism is convenient for all 12 months of the year.

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What to Pack

We have compiled a “what to pack” list specifically made for the needs of a traveler in Cambodia. Staying in resorts or in hotels in Vietnam minimizes the list as they provide most everything.

  • Personal clothing items, toiletries, medication

  • Sunhat

  • Sarong (to cover your shoulders should you enter temples or pagodas)

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellant

  • Light weight clothing for the summer months

  • Warm clothing for winter in Hanoi and in mountainous areas

  • Camera with film

  • Small daypack for day trips and overnight trip to Halong Bay

  • Appropriate shoes for trekking, cycling or walking in caves (Halong Bay)

  • Sleeping sheet for train travel (can also be bought in Vietnam)

  • Ear plugs and sleep mask (for train journeys)

  • Water bottle and helmet (for cycling trips only)

  • Credit Card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club, and Eurocard are accepted)

Clothing:  Please note most Vietnamese still dress modestly and out of respect for the culture you should dress conservatively ( no sleeveless/ halter neck tops, shorts other than for the beach, should not reach below the knee)

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Health Care

No vaccinations are required except for yellow fever if you are coming from an area where the disease is present. However, visitors should be inoculated against typhoid, cholera, hepatitis A & B, tetanus and polio. Malaria is present in most of the region and it is advisable to take precautions especially if traveling off the beaten track. Medical facilities are rather limited in all of the country and it is essential to take out a good medical insurance policy before traveling in case evacuation is needed.

It is not advisable to drink tap water in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Myanmar but bottled mineral water is safe and available everywhere. Ice in drinks is generally okay in good standard hotels and restaurants but it is best to avoid it on street stalls or in countryside areas.

"ADVISE: Essential medications should be brought with you as there is no guarantee that they will be available in Vietnam. "

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Vietnam Shopping:

Vietnam is a bargain hunter’s paradise and the streets are awash with little shops selling all manner of items. It is true to say that you can find nearly anything in Vietnam. Markets vary from high class shopping malls, supermarkets to bustling open market, galleries, boutiques and street stalls.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter is particularly excellent for visitors with shops selling clothes, gold, embroidered tablecloths and handbags. Markets are always great places to enjoy the local flavor and buy souvenirs.

Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Xuan market in Hanoi are worth a visit. Local specialties include lacquer painting, reed mats, embroidery, tailor-made ao dais (female national costume) and mother-of-pearl inlay on ornaments and furniture, not to mention the ubiquitous conical hat.

It is not recommended that you buy imported, famous branded products such as clothing, perfume or electronics in Vietnam as tax makes these items more costly than neighboring countries. In terms of shopping for tourists, Vietnam is most famous for its handicrafts, war souvenirs, authentic clothing, art, antiques and gems.

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Festivals of Vietnam:

January and February are the most interesting festival months in the year. in Vietnam. Plenty of the festivals and special events would be organized throughout Vietnam.

LUNAR NEW YEAR (TET): Tet - Vietnamese and Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important Festival of Vietnamese people. This scared Festival sometime between late January or early February (depend on Lunar Calendar) and Tet has become so familiar to the Vietnamese that when Spring arrives, the Vietnamese wishing to come back to their homeland for a family reunion and a taste of the particular flavours of the Vietnamese festivities. Although officially a three-day affair, festivities may continue for a week or more.

Starting Dates in Western Calendar: Feb 14,2010 |Feb 3, 2011 | Jan 23, 2012

CAU NGU FESTIVAL: This festival of lower Thai Duong Village in Huong Hai Commune of Huong Dien District is organized annually on the 12th day of the 1st lunar month in memory of the village tutelary genie Truong Quy Cong.

Starting Dates in Western Calendar: Feb 25,2010 |Feb 14, 2011 | Feb 6, 2012

LIM FESTIVAL: The Lim Festival, organized in Lim village located 18 km from Hanoi, where Quan Ho, the special folk songs performed. It takes place every year on 13th day of the 1st lunar month. Tens of thousands of visitors come here to enjoy the dialogues performances between "lien anh" (male singers) and "lien chi" (female singers), the country's most skilled Quan Ho singers. These are male and female farmers who sing different types of songs in the pagodas, on the hills, and in the boats. Besides this, visitors can come to the Lim Festival to enjoy the weaving competition of the Noi Due girls. They weave and sing Quan Ho songs at the same time.

Starting Dates in Western Calendar: Feb 26,2010 |Feb 15, 2011 | Feb 4, 2012

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Entry Formalities and Vietnam Visa:

Amongst a number of things to prepare for your trip to Vietnam, getting the Visa is not the most significant but the very first task to be completed as efficiently as possible. Please find below are the Vietnam Tourist Visa details.

  • Type of e-Visa : Tourist Visa (single entry only)

  • Validity : 15 Days (starts from the date of issue)

  • Visa Fees : Tourist Visa - INR 3,800 (Inclusive of Documentation charges)

  • Documents Required to apply for Vietnam Visa:

    • Valid passport with validity of more than 6 months

    • 1 Visa Form dully signed by applicant

    • Two recent passport size photos with white background and close-up.

    • Covering letter mentioning details of visit

    • Confirmed return/onward ticket

    • Any evident showing that applicant is carrying enough financial sources for travel (at least USD1000)

  • Visa Processing Time: 3 - 4 Working days

"WARNING: Visitors are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Vietnam beyond the number of days given."

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