With many transport options, you’ll find good local travel agencies in every tourist stop in Vietnam, all ready to book your plane, bus , and boat tickets or to rent cars.Competition among service providers works to you advantage, and you can find affordable deals for getting around with just a bit of shopping,
Vietnam Bank: Most of the banks in Vietnam are opened from 8AM to 3PM from Monday to Friday (closed on Saturdays and Sundays). Credit cards are widely accepted. ATMs are available at 5 star hotels and in big cities like Hanoi, Haiphong, Hue, Danang and Ho Chi Minh city.
Vietnam Climate:Vietnam Climate Vietnam is located in the tropical and temperate zone. Vietnam’s climate is characterized by high temperature and humidity all year round. North Vietnam, under the impact of the Chinese mainland, has more or less mainland climate. In addition, the Eastern Sea also affects Vietnam’s tropical monsoon climate. The monsoon climate does not spread
Vietnam Currency:Vietnam Currency Vietnamese currency is the Vietnam Dong. All kinds of papernotes which are in circulation have the nominal values of 500,000; 200,000, 100,000; 50,000; 20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500, 200 and 100 dong. Types of coins are 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500 and 200 dong. Foreign currencies and traveller’s cheques can be exchanged at
Finace Postal Service:Vietnam Finance Postal Service Post Offices in Vietnam have domestic money transfer service. Besides, Vietnam Posts also have service for one-way remittances from foreign countries to Vietnam like France, Japan, Belgium, USA, Czech, Slovakia, Latvia, Singapore, China and Malaysia.
Flora and Fauna:Vietnam Flora and Fauna Vietnam’s soil is diverse with high fertility, thus providing very favourable conditions for the development of agriculture and forestry. Vietnam is also endowed with abundant and diverse flora, including 14,600 species of vegetation. Vietnam’s flora is mainly covered by tropical forests with plants and trees adapted to much sunshine, high temperature
Vietnam Geographical location:Vietnam Geographical location Vietnam is located in the Eastern part of the Indochina peninsula, bordering China to the North, Laos and Cambodia to the West with a long land border of 4,550 km, and facing the Eastern Sea (South China Sea) and the Pacific to the East and the South.
Vietnam Languages:Vietnam Languages In addition to their unique cultures, 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam have different languages. 24 ethnic groups have their own scripts such as Thai, H Mong….
Vietnama Local Time Zone:Vietnam National Anthem The song “March to the Front” was composed by Van Cao in late 1944. Soon after being released, the song became the official song of the Viet Minh Front. Later, it was approved by the National Assembly as the National anthem of Vietnam at the first session of its first Legislature.
Cyclos:Know elsewhere as rickshaws or pedicabs ,the cyclo’s design slightly varies according to what part of the country on is in.These are fixture in all major and minor cities in Vietnam.Cyclos should be booked through your tour company or through the doorman or concierge of your hotel.Any trip to Vietnam without riding a cyclo is a trip deprived.
"Xe Om":This term literally means to "hug the motorbike." Xe Om drivers (motorbike taxis) peruse the streets in the cities and in the countryside looking for fares. An excellent and ready means of transportation only for the very brave hearted. How to hail a Xe Om: extend arm and hand directly outward; flutter your wrist as if waving goodbye to someone . . . this will hail the first available Xe Om . . . or perhaps even a mob of them.
Perhaps the best taxi service in the world exists in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; the taxis are new, reliable and economical. Always take a metered taxi. Some taxi companies:Mai Linh taxi,Vinasun taxi......
Cars and Vans
Late model Toyota, Honda, GM, Ford, Mercedes Benz cars and vans are available for hire (with driver) through your tour company or your hotel. Self-driven rental cars are not recommended for the rules of the road are entirely different from North America.
Not recommended for Saigon but for the more calm and quaint streets of Hanoi they are strongly recommended. Bicycle rentals can be made through your tour company or through the concierge or front desk of your hotel.
Motorbikes are available for rent but are strongly not recommended. They are well worthy of watching for their amazing feats.