Vietnam is known as a place of fusion of cultures of East and West – Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian, French … Magnificent white sand beaches, lush vegetation, amazing tropical forests – this is a paradise for relaxation and learning the secrets of nature. Traveling in Vietnam, we advise you to look into the neighboring countries of Indochina – Laos, Burma, Cambodia. The temples of Angkor Watt – the eighth wonder of the world – in the rays of dawn, immersed in the wild jungle, you can see in Cambodia
CURRENCY. The monetary unit is the Vietnamese dong. Approximate exchange rate: 1 USD=15,798 VND. The most popular currency is the American dollar: it is accepted for payment everywhere. When paying with travelers checks, as well as VISA, Master and JCB credit cards, you will be charged a commission fee.
LANGUAGE. Vietnamese (kinh) is the official language in the country, although different regions have their own dialects. There are dozens of different languages spoken by various ethnic minorities; in addition, Khmer and Lao are spoken in some parts of the country. The most common languages are Vietnamese and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), English, French, Russian.
CUISINE – Blended with French, Chinese and Thai, Vietnamese cuisine uses minimal fat and emphasizes fresh ingredients, earning it the reputation of being the healthiest cuisine in Asia. As elsewhere in Asia, the basis of the cuisine is rice, noodles and spices. Mint leaves, legumes, yam (sweet potato), cassava, ginger, basil, lemongrass, etc. are widely used. Worth trying: Pho-bo, a clear soup made from rich broth, thin slices of marinated meat, rice noodles, mint and lemongrass, fried rice flour rolls with all sorts of fillings.
SHOPPING – products made of natural silk and cotton, rare wood and bamboo, mother-of-pearl and silver, paintings embroidered with silk threads.
ELECTRICITY – the voltage in electrical networks is 220 V, with a current frequency of 50 Hz. You can use electrical appliances with Russian and American standard plugs.
CUSTOMS. The import of drugs, weapons, pornographic products, Chinese-language publications and Chinese medicines is prohibited into the country. The import of alcohol and cigarettes is limited (no more than 2 liters of alcohol and 200 cigarettes). The export of antiques, rare plants and animals is prohibited
INCOME TAX REFUND. From June, a pleasant rule for tourists will operate in Vietnam: now, at the international airports of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, foreigners will be refunded VAT – 10% of the cost of goods. There are only three conditions – the product must be new, not on the prohibited list and cost more than 2 million Vietnamese dong ($95). The refund amount will also be credited in dong, but can be converted into another currency
ATTRACTIONS: Hanoi: Puppet Theater in Hanoi, Temple of Literature, Lake of the Returned Sword, Old Quarter, etc.
Saigon: Reunification Palace, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City Mausoleum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Thien Hau Pagodas, lacquerware factories, Ben Thanh Market, Mekong Delta.
Phan Thiet: Chaam towers, Mount Taku, Mui Ne fishing village, sand dunes, etc.
Nha Trang: hot mineral springs, Bahu waterfalls, Long Son Pagoda, etc.
Da Nang: Cham Museum, Marble Mountains, Japanese Bridge in Hoi An, etc.
The import of drugs, weapons, pornographic products, printed publications in Chinese and Chinese medicines is prohibited in the country. The import of alcohol and cigarettes is limited (no more than 2 liters of alcohol and 200 cigarettes). The export of antiques, rare plants and animals is prohibited
Nha Trang is a wonderful seaside resort with ideal weather conditions from March to August. During these months, the air in Nha Chang warms up to + 33-35 ° C, the sky is bright, the sun shines seven days a week, and the sea is very clear, clean and warm. In September it gets cooler, winds blow, it rains, squalls and typhoons happen. In winter it is dry and cool, +20-22°С.
Many beaches in Vietnam are very beautiful, mostly sand dunes with golden sand and palm trees in the distance. The emerald-colored sea, the more south the resort is, the more likely it is to have a very mild rainy season and more opportunities for a good rest all year round.