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9 Surprising Facts about Vietnamese Traditions and Etiquettes

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Vietnamese people are very polite and respectful and have many customs that show respect for family members and elders. They are a conservative, traditional culture with many restrictions on how and when people should do things. Nevertheless, their culture plays a significant role in life for most Vietnamese as it is a part of their identity. Their...

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Why Do Many Vietnamese Have the Nguyen Surname

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The pie chart shows the proportions of the popular surnames in Vietnam according to a research in 2005. Most of them are the family names of dynasties in Vietnamese history. Have you ever heard or known a person who has Nguyen as a family name? On the international scale, it is a tip to identify people of Vietnamese descent. But why do nearly 40% o...

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Chopsticks Etiquettes in Vietnam and Vietnamese Meals

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Each country has its own style of making and using chopsticks. The chopsticks used in Vietnam are often much simpler in comparison to those used in Korea or Japan. The design of chopsticks also varied in Vietnam. To be specific, chopsticks from Northern Vietnam are usually made from bamboo, while chopsticks in the south are usually made from coconu...

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How to Get the Most out of Your Vietnam Vacation

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COVID-19 brought a lot of changes to our lives. A lot of people discovered how to work remotely. Studies transferred entirely online. And the pandemic seriously limited our traveling capabilities. Things got a bit lighter, and traveling is back. Don’t forget you can always order your paper from an essay writing service to have time to plan your tri...

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Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon: Which Name is Correct?

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It is such a typical question that almost every traveler who visits Vietnam may ask. Arriving at the international airport in Vietnam southern city, you may get confused when half of the population call it “Ho Chi Minh City” and the other half are familiar with the name “Saigon”. And the answer is: Vietnam’s biggest city by population has not only ...

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Vietnam Travel Tips: Useful Phrases in Vietnamese

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Although English has been increasingly spoken in Vietnam, many Vietnamese are unaccustomed to using this foreign language on a daily basis. Getting to know some simple phrases in Vietnamese, therefore, could become fairly useful to you when traveling to this beautiful country, especially when you want to have local experience in off-the-beaten-path...

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Motorbike, Scooter, and Vespa Differences

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It is no doubt that motorized vehicles have been an important means of transportation for many decades. And the motorbike is one of the most convenient and popular means of transportation in Vietnam. In many big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, you can find various brands of two-wheelers, such as Honda, Piaggio, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Triu...

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Who was Ho Chi Minh?

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Ho Chi Minh played an important role as the leader of the Vietnamese Revolution to fight against French colonials and inspired the Vietnamese with the hope of independence throughout the war with the American army. In an issue of TIME's top 100 in 1998, he was voted as one of the hundreds of people who affected the world in the 20th century. His ac...

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Vietnam's Bikelihood

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Have you heard of the word 'bikelihood' before? If you have come to Vietnam, or other countries whose people ride motorbikes as their main means of transportation, you might understand. You would be amazed by what can be loaded on these small bikes, and how the riders can weave perfectly fine through any corners of Vietnam streets. Vietnamese ...

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Hanoi vs. Saigon

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If you travel to Vietnam from North to South, you will see and explore the diversity of natural landscapes, various cultures, and people in every place, especially in Saigon and Hanoi. They are two typical metropolises where you would easily recognize interesting contrast in their lifestyle, activities, accent, and other specialties. Overview of Sa...

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Why It Is Great to Travel without a Plan

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Travel without a plan has become a common trend among backpackers from all over the world due to the freedom of choice and exciting adventure this kind of tourism can offer. As a beautiful Asian country, Vietnam is one of the top favorite places for international travelers to explore on their unplanned travel. Here are the top reasons why it is gre...

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Vietnam Travel Information: Responsible Travel in Vietnam

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Substantial development has been a mutual goal every country is striving for, and Vietnam is no exception. Responsible tourism, therefore, has a particularly important role to play in such an economic world. Have a look at our tips for traveling responsibly in Vietnam. Tourism Impacts on Vietnam The tourism industry has become one of the most devel...

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An Overview on Vietnam Tourism

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Tourism plays a vital role in promoting Vietnam’s economy. The extensive investment and constant rapid development of infrastructure and transport networks aim at bringing more accessibility to major attractions in the country. Vietnam has a long history of influences from the Chinese and the French, and its unique cultural traditions are still mai...

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Vietnam Travel Advice: Is It Safe to Travel In Vietnam?

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When traveling abroad, one of the leading determinants of visiting a new country is the safety aspect of it. When going on a trip of a lifetime, you would never want to come across getting hurt, injured, or even getting in the inconvenience of losing your valuables due to theft. With that being said, out of the many developing countries, Vietnam is...

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When is the Best Time to go to Hanoi

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What is the best time to go to Hanoi? What are the most interesting seasons? What’s the weather like in Hanoi each month? When are the best festivals in Hanoi? Read on for our comprehensive guide. When To Go To Hanoi: The Summary • The best times to visit Hanoi are the months from August to October. During this period of the year, the rainy season ...

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15 Reasons Why Tourists Return To Vietnam

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There are many things to do in Vietnam and places to visit. And with an estimated population of around 93 million people making Vietnam the 14th most populous country in the world, here are the 15 reasons why tourists return to Vietnam: 1. Delicious Local Vietnamese Cuisines Vietnam is not only famous for its beautiful scenic places but the Vietnam...

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8 Exotic Animals You Can See in Vietnam

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Planning a trip to Vietnam? Don't miss a chance to see these exotic animals. Vietnam is home to diverse wildlife species, and scientists discover new species all the time. Many of these majestic creatures are endangered, so seeing them means avoiding delay. Let's explore 8 exotic animals in Vietnam to catch a glimpse of the country and where to fin...

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Vietnam Travel Information: VIETNAMESE CURRENCY

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In our latest Vietnam travel information and tips, we bring you the guide on the official currency in Vietnam, which is the Vietnam Dong. When planning a trip to Vietnam, there two types of distinctive Vietnam Dong (VND) banknotes to remember: paper and polymer. The higher value Vietnamese Dong notes are in the plastic polymer, and the highest valu...

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When is the Best Time to go to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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What is the best time to go to Ho Chi Minh? What are the most interesting seasons? What’s the weather like in Ho Chi Minh each month? When are the best festivals in Ho Chi Minh? Read on for our comprehensive guide. When To Go To Ho Chi Minh: The Summary • The best times to visit Ho Chi Minh are October to March (dry season)• You can visit Ho Chi Mi...

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7 Essential Tips for Backpacking in Vietnam

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Travel offers benefits to people of all ages. One study even compares the physical and cognitive benefits of traveling to that of doing crossword puzzles or visiting museums. Of course, deciding to travel is one thing. Deciding where to go is another thing entirely. And if you've never considered backpacking in Vietnam before, you're missing out! F...

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Best Dishes to Try in Vietnam

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Unusual Foods to Try in Vietnam

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Holiday Dishes to Try during Tet Holiday

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What to Eat in Ho Chi Minh City

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Traveling to and within Vietnam

Airport Arrival Tips at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh)

Airport Arrival Tips at Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)

Major Airports in Vietnam

Taking Trains in Vietnam

Bringing your Motorbikes on Trains in Vietnam

Bringing Your Own Vehicles to Vietnam

Bringing Your Pets to Vietnam

How to Take Motorbike Taxis

Taking a Ferry in Vietnam

Renting a Car in Vietnam

How to Travel from Hanoi to Da Nang

How to Travel from Hanoi to Hue

How to Travel from Hanoi to Sa Pa

How to Travel from Hanoi to Mai Chau

How to Travel from Hanoi to Moc Chau

How to Travel from Hanoi to Cao Bang

How to Travel from Hanoi to Mu Cang Chai

How to Travel from Hanoi to Ha Giang

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne

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How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Island

How to Travel from Da Nang to Hoi An

How to Travel from Hue to Phong Nha

Vietnam Travel Itineraries

Vietnam One-month Itinerary

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Taking a Gap Year in Vietnam

Backpacking in Vietnam

Expat Tours in Vietnam

Honeymoon in Vietnam

Vietnam Visa, SIM Cards, and WiFi

Visa Info & Where to Buy Sim Cards

Traveling with Wifi in Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Safety Tips

Travel Insurance

Is it Safe to Drink Tap Water?

How to Avoid Mosquitoes

Food Safety in Vietnam

Getting Vaccinations

Common Diseases and How to Prevent

Wearing Face Masks in Vietnam

Can Tourists Drive in Vietnam?

How to Avoid Scams

Travel Safety Tips

Best Places to Stay in Vietnam

Deluxe Hotels in Vietnam

Best Hotels in Ho Chi Minh

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Where to Stay in Ha Long Bay

Where to Stay in Mai Chau

Where to Stay in Moc Chau

Where to Stay in Ha Giang

Where to Stay in Cao Bang

Where to Stay in Lang Son

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Where to Stay in Mu Cang Chai

Where to Stay in Kon Tum

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