Vietnam is one of the most visited countries for Chinese citizen in recent years. While information about the weather, geography and hot spots can easily found on internet, here are more details of useful tips about currency, safety tips, and social etiquette you need to know about travelling in Vietnam.
Before you visit Vietnam, obtain Vietnam visa is required for all Chinese passport holders regardless of length of their stay in Vietnam. To saving time and money, travelers can apply for Vietnam visa on arrival through Vietnam-visa.com with some simple steps. Please visit website www.vietnam-visa.com to get specific information about the procedure, processing time and fee.
Best time to travel
Between January and March, the weather is characterized by cool and occasional light rain in the North, warm and dry in the Central and the South.
April to June is an unpredictable time, as the season transforms from spring to summer. From June to early September is a wet and hot period. It does not sounds like an ideal condition to travel, but for beach and sun lovers, they cannot find a better time to visit Vietnam than this.
From Mid-September to December or March to April is dry season, the mild temperature will make the trip even more enjoyable with sightseeing and outdoor activities.
Transportation in Vietnam
Taxi and motorbike taxi (xe om) are popular for moving around. If you choose to travel by taxi, please be noted that cabs are metered to avoid scam. With motorbike taxis, you should bargain hard to get the best deal. At present, Uber and Grab is also very common for its convenience.
Aside from taxis, you can find public transportations such as cyclos, local buses and minibuses as well as sleeper buses and trains for long distance travels.
Another interesting way to discover Vietnam is driving by yourself. you will need an International Driving License to rent a car or motorbike.
Currency: US$1 = VND 22,000 (estimated)
ATMs is widely used all over Vietnam and allows visitors who own international cards with English instructions as well as several languages. Visa and MasterCard is also accepted in most major hotels and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Bargaining is necessary, especially tourists who tend to be charged more than locals. You will get better price as long as your bargaining are polite.
Tipping is not necessary, but always appreciated if you are satisfied with service.
Keep contact in Vietnam
SIM cards with popular brands such as MobiFone, Viettel and Vinaphone is used to contact with other. You can by SIM cards at the airport or convenience stores and register the number by presenting your passport.
Customs and Etiquette
When visiting Buddhist pagodas, short dress and impolite clothes are not allowed. Donations to the upkeep of temples are welcomed but not expected. Before photographing people or places of worship, please ask for permission.
Traffic in Vietnam is quite chaos, especially Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in rush hours, so be very careful when driving and crossing the roads. In case of an emergency, you can call dial 113 (police/ security), 115 (ambulance), or 116 (phone number enquiries).
Overall, there are many exciting things waiting you to discover, so if you want to travel this enchanting Vietnam, feel free to contact us through Hotline +84. 946.583.583 or email us at [email protected]