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When To Travel To Vietnam

Good time to Travel in Vietnam is from September to June. However, Vietnam has three different regions – the North, the Central and the South – each with different weather patterns and different rainy seasons. This means that there is neither a best time nor a worst time to visit Vietnam. Hot summer or Cold winter is not that a big deal. Nice beaches such as Halong bay, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Mui Ne - Phan Thiet or Phu Quoc Island are always available; Sapa and Dalat highlands offer great places for cool temperature. You can find your favourite kind of weather all year round for your next Vietnam Tours!

 


 

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VIETNAM CLIMATE

- Vietnam is located in the tropical zone characterized by sunshine, high rainfall, humidity and monsoon.

- Most mountainous regions are temperate. The annual average temperature is from 22ºC to 27ºC with two distinguished seasons in general: the cold and dry one from November to April and the other hot and wet from May to October.

- Especially the North has four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

 

Weather chart:

 

Month


Hanoi Area


Danang Area


Ho Chi Minh City Area


Average
Temp

 

Rain
(mm)

 

Average
Temp

 

Rain
(mm)

 

Average
Temp

 

Rain
(mm)

 

JAN

12/30

26

17/25

21

21/32

26

FEB

13/21

26

18/26

22

22/32

10

MAR

16/23

60

20/28

23

23/33

15

APR

20/28

110

23/30

75

25/35

50

MAY

25/32

220

25/35

200

25/35

200

JUNE

28/33

280

29/36

280

24/33

325

JULY

28/33

350

29/36

300

24/33

300

AUG

28/33

340

25/34

280

24/33

275

SEPT

28/33

280

23/30

260

24/33

325

OCT

23/28

160

23/28

260

23/32

225

NOV

18/27

80

21/28

80

23/32

100

DEC

15/21

10

20/27

40

22/32

50

 

VIETNAM CURRENCY

- The Vietnamese currency is Dong (VND). Banknotes in circulation are 500 Dong, 1,000 Dong, 2,000 Dong, 5,000 Dong, 10,000 Dong, 20,000 Dong, 50,000 Dong, 100,000 Dong, 200,000 Dong and 500,000 Dong recently issued by The State Bank of Vietnam.

- The exchange rate is approximately 1 USD ~ 20,000 Dong http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

- Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the bank, exchange bureau or hotel reception desk.

- Travelers' cheque and most of Credit cards are accepted in the major cities

 

EMERGENCY CALL:

- Police: 113. Fire Brigade: 114. First Aid: 115.

 

VIETNAM FOOD:

- Vietnamese people eat rice by bowl and chopsticks as western people eat bread by knife, fork and dish.

- There is a wide range of sauces, snacks, soups, noodles, desserts and tropical fruits.

- Travelling to Vietnam is a good chance to taste Vietnam delicious dishes, but vegetarian food, dietary dishes and western menu are also available at restaurants.

 

VIETNAM DRINK:

- Water are potable but you can not drink it from public water system in the street.

- There are too many kind of drinks such as: coffee, tea, mineral water, fruit juices, soft drinks, alcohol, wine, champagne and liquor...

- The most suitable for you while travelling is the mineral water sealed in plastic bottles ( well-known marks like La vie, Aquafina).

- At leisure, you can drink coffee and Vietnamese green tea or coconut milk, coca-cola, Pepsi. If you like alcoholic drinks, you should taste local beer (Bia Hoi Hanoi) or local rice wine or try a little bit of snake wine or herb wine.

- Frozen drinks usually are better than drinks with ice.

 

OTHER THINGS:

- Be sure you have visa to Vietnam and check your passport, air/train tickets, money, credit cards, precious things, and the like

- Bring jacket when you travel in Winter or to moutainous area at night

- Bring a mobile phone, simcard (Vinaphone, Viettel, Mobiphone…) is available and cheap

- Wear long dresses when you go to pagoda, temple

- Look around carefully when you cross the road, Vietnam traffic drives on the right

- Take it easy when you see unusual things or behavior in the street that you may not like as it is the different

- Try something local at safety places

- Ask for permission before taking photogragh at some local or moutainous areas

- Bargain while you go shopping at local markets (not in supermarket)

- Tip and gift in Vietnam are welcomed

- Re-confirm your next flight one day before

- Arrive airport 1 hour (for internal flight) and 02 hours (for international flight) before the departure time.


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