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Vietnam

Travel to Vietnam

Inundated with incredible history, golden-sand beaches, glorious mountain tops, and mind-boggling cities, Vietnam is a sweet escape!

 

This Southeast Asian nation is so cheap to explore that you can see and do nearly everything your heart desires and even add in some luxury.

 

The hectic cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh are pumping with vitality whilst the World Heritage city of Hoi An delights visitors with its diversely influenced architecture and laid-back vibe.

 

Overnight cruising through Ha Long Bay is an awesome experience for all travellers. And if colossal caves and emerald waters appeal, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park will not disappoint.

 

Foodies will be in heaven with delicious dishes such as Pho and Banh Mi and rich coffees to keep you exploring all day.

 

A delight in all aspects, Vietnam will have you planning your next trip back as soon as you leave!

Key facts

  • Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND)
  • Population: 96 million
  • National dish: Pho
  • Bottle of beer: 40,000 VND
  • Offical language: Vietnamese
  • Hello: Xin Chao
  • Capital city: Hanoi
  • Minimum wage: 3,250,000 VND - 4,680,000 VND/month
  • Annual temperatures: 13°C - 34°C

Culture

Vietnam is heavily influenced by Chinese culture. Family is highly valued over individualism and it’s common for three or more generations to live under one roof. Vietnamese people are considered to be one of the hardest working collectives.


Best time to visit

When travelling to the northern parts of Vietnam, the months from February - April (spring) and August - October (autumn) are the best times to visit. This is due to consistent sunny days and clear skies. When travelling further south, you’ll usually have beautiful, warm weather year-round.


Best places to visit

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