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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

15 Reasons Why Tourists Return To Vietnam

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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50 Fun Facts about Vietnam

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If you have a chance to visit Vietnam with natural treasures, amazing cuisine, and surprises to discover, spending some time exploring for yourself the beauty from the furthest north to the furthest south of this gorgeous country will leave you with many unforgettable memories. Let’s learn some interesting and even weird facts about Vietnam, includ...

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The Education System in Vietnam

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If you are searching to learn more about the Vietnamese education system, you have searched the right guide. Below we will show you the fundamental components of the education system in Vietnam giving you a general understanding. Vietnamese education is developing rapidly and has its own distinctive features, in particular in the field of ...

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Popular Second Languages in Vietnam

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Although there has not been any official second language in Vietnam yet, the government are now aiming at English and has conducted plans to make it become a compulsory course for all students, while many schools are now also teaching French, Chinese, and Japanese as first foreign language. They are all the popular second languages in Vietnam, as m...

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Is Vietnam Poor? The Average Vietnamese Salary

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Vietnam is still a developing country, but is Vietnam poor? Find your answer here in our guide to average Vietnamese salary and Vietnam Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Related: Vietnamese Currency Vietnam GDP Vietnam's economy has taken a major toll due to the surge of COVID cases in 2021. Fortunately, the situation has been put under control thanks ...

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The Different Types of Transportations in Vietnam

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One of the challenges that tourists often have to encounter is arranging the right transportations while they are visiting an unfamiliar city or country. Especially in Vietnam, because of the traffic expansion, there are a lot of Vietnamese transportations that you can choose from to explore the country in your way. Let's look at the different type...

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Can Tourists Drive in Vietnam?

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Driving in Vietnam by yourself could be an adventurous decision but make sure that you are aware of the local laws and regulations. Read this guide for the basic Vietnamese laws before driving in Vietnam. The sections below are referenced from the Vietnam Government's Portal from Chapter 3 of Circular No. 12/2017/TT-BGTVT of the Ministry ...

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An Overview of Health Care in Vietnam

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Being away from your familiarized country can be a frightening experience, especially if you are sick or in need of medical attention. Hopefully, our guide will equip you with essential knowledge of health care in Vietnam to ensure your safety during your visit so that you can fully experience the best that the S-shape nation has to offer. Ove...

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Learn Vietnamese Greetings

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The first impression is always important, especially to the older Vietnamese generation; there is even a saying “Lời chào cao hơn mâm cỗ”, which means the greetings are more meaningful and valued than having a feast (a good meal is considered really important in Vietnamese culture). If you want to speak and greet like a local, learn some Vietnamese...

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A Guide to the Vietnamese Conical Hat

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Beautiful craft works could be an interesting and unique souvenir from your trip to Vietnam. The Vietnamese conical hat is an iconic image that reminds people of the farmers working on the golden paddy fields or Vietnamese girls wearing the traditional dress, ao dai, strolling down the streets. The hat has been an item that evolves with Vietnamese ...

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How Much Lucky Money to Give in Vietnam

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Giving lucky money is regarded as one of the most interesting cultural practices in Vietnam. It has become an integral part of the Tet holiday and is still being well preserved from generation to generation. The Origin of Lucky Money in Vietnam Giving lucky money was a custom originated from China. Years ago, there was a couple who were over 50 yea...

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Why Vietnamese Houses are Long and Narrow

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Each country has its own architectural beauty with temples and buildings, but houses will arouse the most interest from anyone who travels to a new culture as they reflect perfectly the locals’ lifestyle. Vietnam can be a great example of tube houses which deserve being the special highlight of your trips. Let’s discover this noted kind of architec...

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SIM Cards and Mobile Data Plan (3G/4G) in Vietnam

SIM Cards and Mobile Data Plan in Vietnam

Staying connected in inexpensive in Vietnam. During your travel in Vietnam, it is convenient to have a SIM card with a mobile data plan, so that you can access Google Maps and navigate around the country or stay updated on social media. From our latest Vietnam travel guide and tips, please read this information carefully if you would like to get a ...

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Famous Vietnamese People

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Who are the most famous Vietnamese people in Vietnam? In what ways did they help shape the country’s history and culture? Find out about Ho Chi Minh and more with us. Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) For the Vietnamese, Ho Chi Minh is a sacrosanct figure. He was the first president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, making Vietnamese voices heard to the...

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What Does Vietnam Mean?

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According to many historical Vietnamese experts, the name of this country has been changed more than 20 times since the country was established in the primordial period. Some of the names were derived either unofficially or officially to define an area or region belonging to Vietnam. To understand what does Vietnam mean, one must track back to when...

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Best Vietnamese Dishes

UNESCO World Heritage in Vietnam

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Vietnamese Culture

Religions in Vietnam

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Vietnamese Currency Guide

Best Dishes to Try in Vietnam

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Unusual Foods to Try in Vietnam

Street Food in Vietnam

Vietnamese Grilled Dishes

Rice Dishes in Vietnam

Pho Dishes in Vietnam

Holiday Dishes to Try during Tet Holiday

Chinese Dishes in Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Northern Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Central Vietnam

Dishes to Try in Southern Vietnam

What to Eat in Ho Chi Minh City

What to Eat in Hanoi

What to Eat in Hue

What to Eat in Hoi An

What to Eat in Da Lat

What to Eat in the Mekong Delta

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

How to Travel from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat

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

Vietnam One-week Itinerary

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

Best Hotels in Hanoi

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

Where to Stay in Sa Pa

Where to Stay in Mu Cang Chai

Where to Stay in Kon Tum

Where to Stay in Da Lat

Where to Stay in Mui Ne

Where to Stay in Hoi An

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