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(Updated: June, 19, 2024 01:01)

Vietnam Travel Tips and Information

Vietnam Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameSocialist Republic of Vietnam
Population92.7 milions
Country CodeVN
Country Code (international calls)84

The flight time to Vietnam is approximately 17~18 hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Vietnam below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Vietnam.

Vietnam is the easternmost country in Southeast Asia, estimated to have 92.7 million inhabitants, making it the world's 14th most populated country. It is also the 9th most populated Asian country.

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Visa and Immigration Procedures to Vietnam

Resident Vietnam (http://www.residentvietnam.com/) provides a full scope of immigration solutions to help travelers and their families get to Vietnam on time, in full compliance with local immigration law and foreign labor regulations. Vietnam Immigration Service provides consulting and advisory services to help manage the entire immigration process to Vietnam in the best manner possible. Vietnam Immigration services also offer VIP assistance for travelers such as Visa on Arrival (when applicable). Instead for a Vietnam Immigration service representative, VIP’s are met as soon as they get off the plane and are handled personally by a facilitator minimizing hassles and delays. A valid passport and a visa will be asked for every person entering Vietnam. When applying for a visa, make sure that the category of the visa corresponds to your purpose of the trip. If you arrive in Vietnam without a valid visa, your entry to Vietnam will be denied. Please be sure to check with your embassy to be sure of the correct procedures.

Things/Items Allowed into Vietnam

Travelers are allowed to bring without customs duty a maximum of 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars, 1.5 liters of liquor, perfumes and jewelry for personal use only and souvenirs/gift items valued at not more than USD300.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Vietnam

• Antiques • Some types of precious stones • Wild animals • Rare and precious plants listed in Vietnam's red book etc

Things/Items Forbidden into Vietnam

• Weapon • Ammunition • Explosives and inflammable objects • Military technical equipment • Drugs • Opiums and other narcotics • Anti-government literature • Pornographic literature etc

Voice of Travelers to Vietnam

First Time in Vietnam

This was my first time to purchase an air ticket with Vietnam Airlines and spend my vacation in Vietnam. I must say that I was impressed by the flight, including the high quality on-board services. The aircraft that I boarded was Airbus A350. The seat was very comfortable and could be converted into a flat bed. The inflight entertainment was very satisfying too. Meals for Business class are mainly authentic Vietnamese dishes, which I highly recommend. Passengers flying on Vietnam Airlines Business class were provided with amenity kits.

Enjoyable Business Trip to Vietnam

For my business trip, I bought an air ticket from Australian Airlines to Vietnam. I always use Australian Airlines for its great services. The aircraft was a Boeing 777. What surprised me was the culture. I visited just one tourist location which was Khai Dinh Tomb (Hue). It's a tomb built for Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh, the 12th emperor of Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb is a mix of Western and Eastern architecture styles decorated with the biggest dragon sculpture in the nation and 12 stone statues representing his bodyguards. My favorite was the top floor with sophisticated designed glass and porcelain ornaments. I wish could have stayed longer to explore more of its long history and rich culture.

Vietnam Travel FAQs

What is the best tourist place in Vietnam and its entrance fee?

A popular sightseeing spot in Hanoi is Ha Long Bay, located in the Gulf of Tonkin. It includes about 1,600 islands and islets, making it one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. A 4-hour tour including the boat fare is about VND150,000. Other than this, Khai Dinh Tomb can be entered with VND100,000 per person; Vietnam Temple of Literature can be entered with VND10,000 per person; and Hue Imperial Citadel can be entered with VND100,000.

What are the fares for transportation in Vietnam?

Fares for transportation in Vietnam depend on your location. A taxi will cost VND12,000 to 15,000 per kilometer. There are Uber and Grab both available. By a sleeper bus from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is about VND760,000 and from Hanoi to Hue will be about VND550,000. By a train, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh will cost approximately VND907,000 and from Hanoi to Hue will be about VND462,000.

Vietnam - Direct Flights to Major Airports

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Flight Routes to Vietnam

Vietnam became the 7th fastest growing aviation market in the world due to discounts and promotions of air tickets offered by low-cost carriers. These discounts and promotions appealed to travelers who want to visit Vietnam and also enhanced the number scheduled air routes. By establishing low-cost carriers, Vietnam allowed low-income earners and students to travel there. In Vietnam, air transportation is becoming more popular among tourists as it saves time and money.