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Facts about Vietnam

General information about Vietnam

Language: Vietnamese

Capital city: Hanoi

Population: 95.2 million

Religion: Taoism, Buddhism and Roman Catholicism

Currency: Vietnamese dong

Map over Vietnam

Climate

In southern Vietnam, the temperature is around 30 degrees as the climate is tropical. In northern Vietnam, the climate is subtropical, with cooler temperatures in the winter where you may need a sweater on your Vietnam tour. The rainy season is from May to October and during this period the southwest monsoon can occur.

Time Difference

On daylight saving time in Denmark, Vietnam is 5 hours ahead of Denmark, and on winter time they are 6 hours ahead.

Visa Regulations

The passport must be valid for 6 months from the date of return from Vietnam. A visa is required for stays longer than 14 days. Visas cost 25 USD and a passport photo is required for the visa.

Vaccinations

For stays of less than 4 weeks: Tetanus/diphtheria, hepatitis A and malaria.

For stays under 6 months: tetanus/diphtheria, hepatitis A, malaria and hepatitis B.

For stays over 6 months: tetanus/diphtheria, hepatitis A, malaria, hepatitis B and typhoid.

Sights & Attractions

 

 

Halong Bay

One of the MUST-see beauties on your Vietnam tour is Halong Bay. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for the large limestone cliffs that appear in the water.

It is recommended to experience Halong Bay with a boat trip and possibly spend two days doing this to get the full experience.

The beautiful Halong Bay, Vietnam
Vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Ho Chi Minh City

In the city center, the Dong Khoi district is easy to navigate. Here you’ll find the HCMC Museum, with a large collection of cultural artifacts from the Vietnam War. In the Da Kao district you’ll find the Old Town, which features French architecture. The Independence Palace is also well worth a visit and played a major role in the Vietnam War when North Vietnam’s tanks stopped in front of the palace, ending the war once and for all.

If you’re going on a group trip to Vietnam, it can be overwhelming what to see and do. That’s why we’re here with 10 sights in Vietnam that will make your trip unforgettable.

 

 

My Son

Amidst junglecovered mountain peaks, you’ll find My Son. My Son is a ruined temple that dates back to the 4th century and was abandoned in the 13th century. There are around 20 temples left, all built in brick or sandstone.

Temple ruins of My Son, Vietnam
Rice terraces in countryside of Sapa, Vietnam

 

 

Sapa Countryside

This is the best trekking destination in all of Vietnam and offers the opportunity to trek for a day or hike for longer. Along the way, you’ll pass small towns and experience the breathtaking mountain views that come with a tour of Vietnam.

 

 

Hanoi

The country’s capital is definitely worth a visit. It’s cooler than in southern Vietnam, but the city pulses with life. Here you can walk on the old train tracks, see the houses, architecture and experience how the locals live.

Sunset over Hanoi, Vietnam
Golden beach of Nha Trang, Vietnam

 

 

Nha Trang

If you’re in need of a day at the beach, you can do so at the 6kilometer beach. The beach is popular in the summer when local families flock here.

Read a travelogue about Vietnam from one of our consultants and learn smart tips from experiences on a tour of Vietnam.

 

Cu Chi Tunnels

If you don’t suffer from claustrophobia, then the tunnels are definitely worth a visit. Here you have the option to enter the tunnels, but be prepared to crawl in several places. You can enter the tunnels at Ben Dinh Village or Ben Duoc Village.

Woman discovering the Cu Chi tunnels in Vietnam
Lush beach with palmtrees, Mui Né, Vietnam

 

 

Mui Né

The once dormant fishing village has become a popular destination for windsurfing, sailing and kitesurfing. The town is not yet very popular, which means you won’t find many tourists here. In the town you’ll also find orange limestone, which turns the current flowing by red.

Exciting experiences await in Vietnam

“The land of the Ascending dragon”, as Vietnam is also known, offers unique experiences where you can get close to the locals and have an authentic experience. With jungle-clad mountain peaks and ancient architecture, this historic country is ready for your next trip to Asia.

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