Vietnam Travel Guides

Vietnam has only recently become a tourist destination. Every effort has been made to make all guests to this country comfortable and safe. Do not take the following tips as warnings, only advice, remember being a knowledgeable traveler is a big step to a successful vacation. Some of the rules and regulations implemented in Vietnam are found nowhere else in the world so it is a good idea to become acquainted with them before you step off the plane

Vietnam: Country & People

Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries located in the South East Asia. In the North, Vietnam shares the long borderline with China. In the East, Vietnam is bordered by the Gulf of Tonkin, inn the East and South by the South China Sea,in the South West by the Gulf of Thailand, and in the West by Cambodia and Laos. Owning to stretching the length of the Indochinese Peninsula, Vietnam boasts a unique shape of an elongated S and a long coastline of 3,444km (2,140 miles) with a lot of wonderful destinations. >>>Detail

Vietnam Must-See Destinations 

Vietnam, a name too long associated with the horrors of war, has finally won its last battle - to capture the imagination of the travelling public. Elegant Hanoi now vies with its dynamic sister, Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by the locals), for the attention of visitors drawn by the eclectic mix of old and new. >>>Detail

Ethnic Diversity in Vietnam 

Vietnam is a multi-nationality country with 54 ethnic groups. The Viet (Kinh) people account for 87% of the country’s population and mainly inhabit the Red River delta, the central coastal delta, the Mekong delta and major cities. The other 53 ethnic minority groups, totaling over 85 million people, are scattered over mountain areas (covering two-thirds of the country’s territory) spreading from the North to the South. >>>Detail

Vietnamese Culture 

The Culture of Vietnam is one of the oldest of such in the Southeast Asia region. Although Vietnam lies geographically in Southeast Asia, long periods of Chinese domination and influence has resulted in the emergence of many East Asian characteristics in Vietnamese culture, and generally Vietnam is said to be part of the East Asian cultural sphere. >>>Detail

Vietnamese Foods & Cuisine 

Vietnam is a long, skinny country stretching from Hanoi and the Red River in the north to Ho Chi Minh City and the fertile Mekong River Delta in the south. The food of the north, through stir-fries and noodle-based soups, shows the heavy influence of Chinese cooking. The mountainous middle section, with the former Imperial capitol, Hue, at its center, has an abundance of fresh produce.>>>Detail

Before Departure

Obtain Vietnam Visa 

Generally, a visa is needed for travellers to Vietnam. All foreign visitors wishing to enter Vietnam must hold a visa, except citizens from some Asian and Nordic countries Vietnam has signed visa exemption agreement with. >>>Detail

Best time to visit Vietnam 

One of the most popular questions before traveling to Vietnam could be: "What's the weather like there?" Here's some information about Vietnam climate and weather. There is no real best or worst time to visit Vietnam, with travel possible all year... >>>Detail

Ideal Packing List

When packing for traveling to Vietnam, you should be aware of the differing climatic conditions that exist in the region. Vietnam is generally a hot, humid travelling region, so attention should be paid to what the weather will be like in this area. It is also culturally different. >>>Detail

During the Trip

Hygiene when Traveling

Whether you're on a trek through the remote area or a bus tour through country, keeping fresh and clean on the road can improve your spirits, maintain health.... Check out our travel hygiene tips. >>>Detail

Spending Money & Bargain

Vietnam is a two-currency country, both Vietnamese dong and US dollars are legal tender, and you can go around spending nothing but greenbacks if you wanted to. Check out our money tips and useful spending suggestions when traveling in Vietnam. >>>Detail

Dos and Don'ts 

Vietnam's culture demands that you observe certain strictures, although the Vietnamese are generally very forgiving of unintentional faux pas. Petty urban crime and military sensitivity aside, the Vietnamese are very welcoming to their visitors. >>>Detail

Vietnam Travel F.A.Qs

To help you plan a holiday in Vietnam, we provide pre-answers for frequent ask questions. Whether your request is currency, passport and visa requirement, suggestions or initial research and requesting quotes to travel arrangement, you are in the sight place to get all and more by browsing through the sections below. >>>Detail