• Bamboo Train, Battambang, Cambodia
  • Sunrise Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Kulen Waterfall, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Central Market, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Independent Monument, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia
  • Sihanouk Ville, Cambodia
  • Kep City, Kompot province, Cambodia
  • Bokor mountain, Kompot, Cambodia
  • Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Ta Prohm Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Mondulkiri, Cambodia
  • Hill Tribes, Rattanakiri, Cambodia
  • River Dolphin, Stung Treng, Cambodia
  • Preah Vihear Temple, Preah Vihear, Cambodia
  • Phnom Banan, Battambang, Cambodia
  • Wat Ek Phnom, Battambang, Cambodia
  • Ta Tai Waterfall, Koh Kong, Cambodia
  • Bicycle Riding, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Elephant Ride, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Horse Riding, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Flight of the Gibbon, Siem Reap, Cambodia














    A ravishing coastline of more than 3,000km, mighty emerald-green chains of mountains, breathtaking national parks, dynamic cities, outstanding cultural and culinary interests, Viet Nam has it all!

    Coming to Viet Nam to awake your senses, to begin your true journey and adventure- challenge yourselves in a dynamic and young city- Ho Chi Minh in its crisscrossed traffic and legendary land of Cu Chi- a so-called underground city in the American war, then bewitch yourself with canal and watery life on unique floating markets in the Mekong Delta or Nine- Dragon river as we name it. Test your bravery trekking overnight in the National Park Nam Cat Tien....Leave it all behind to reach one of the most beautiful beaches in the world- Nha Trang. Freely immerse yourselves in the vast turquoise sea water at Phu Quoc and Con Dao islands. Meditate in peace on the ancient and pensive town of Hoi An and Hue- with glistening lanterns and where time seems to pause. Astonish yourself in the breathtaking moments seeing thousands of limestones islands in Ha Long Bay. Slalom through the majestic inland karst mountains of Cao Bang. Hike mountain tracks and explore trial villages near Sapa and Bac Ha. Your journey would be incomplete missing Ha Noi- the capital of Viet Nam with more than one-thousand- year of cultural establishment.
    Coming to Vietnam to bewitch the hidden but sexy charm of ao dai and conical hats, to smell an unforgettable smell of nuoc mam and to feel secure and happy at naive smiles of Vietnamese.


    Speaking languages:

    Official language: Vietnamese.

    Foreign languages: English, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean..., which are taught at schools and foreign language centers.

    The most popular foreign language: English and Chinese, which can be found easily on street billboards, hotels, restaurants and menus in big cities such as Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh and growing tourist places such as Da Nang or Nha Trang.

    The most popular languages for tourist guides: English, Chinese, French, Russian and Japanese.


    Vietnamese is spoken differently depending on geographic location. Each region and province has its distinct dialect. Even though grammatical differences are negligible, Vietnamese varies greatly in tone, accents and even vocabulary. The Hanoi accent is considered the “standard” Vietnamese.


    Vietnamese seems complicated to foreigners because it is mono syllabic and has six different tones. Hence, sounds that are slightly different will have totally different meaning. The 6 tones of Vietnamese are:

     Level: ma (ghost)
     High rising: má (mother, used in the South)
     Low falling: mà (but)
     Dipping- rising: mả (tomb)
     High rising glottalized: mã (horse)
     Low glottalized: mạ (young rice plant)
    Common Phrases
    Thank you
    I (don’t) understand
    How much is it?
    Xin chào
    Tạm biệt
    Cám ơn
    Tôi (không) hiểu
    Bao nhiêu vậy?
    Vâng (North)/Dạ (South)

    Official currency in Vietnam: dong, mostly in POLYMER NOTES (in which includes notes of: VND 500,000; 200,000; 100,000; 50,000; 20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500; 200 and 100)

    Cheques with value as Vietnamese dong include: VND 1,000,000 and 500,000.


    Direct payment of cash is most popular in Cambodia. Other methods of payment are not accepted in small shops, restaurants and markets..

    Major credit cards (Visa, Master Charge and to some extent American Express) are increasingly being used, especially in big cities and tourist places, but only in restaurants, hotels or big shopping malls with a transactional fee (3%-5%).

    Traveler’s cheques are an easy method of carrying money around, and can be cashed at big banks.


    For those hesitant to carry a large amount of cash around, ATMs (automatic teller machines) have become increasingly popular in Vietnam (mostly in cities) and have attracted many foreign visitors.

    Most banks offer this service and the registration for an account is simple and fast. All ATMs are locally interconnected.

    VND and USD can be withdrawn from ATM
    You can exchange your money at the airport before leaving, or at banks and official exchange centers in Vietnam. It is strongly recommended that you do not exchange money in the black market or in street..
    08-11:30AM & 01-04PM – Mon.-Fri.
    08-11:30AM – Sat.
    05PM or 06PM-Midnight or 01AM
    Businesses & Shops

    07AM or 08AM-05PM or 06PM – Mon-Sat.; Most also open no Sun.

    International restaurants
    11AM-02PM & 05PM or 06PM-10PM or 11PM
    Local restaurants


    Temples & Pagodas




     Emergency telephone numbers and area codes of Cambodia as following:

    All regular phone numbers have an area code followed by a seven or eight digit number.
    HCMC code
    Hoi An
    (Quang Nam) code
    Ha Noi code
    Fire service
    Phan Thiet (Ninh Thuan) code
    Da Nang code
    (Lao Cai) code
    Nha Trang code
    (Thua Thien) code
    Cao Bang
    Country code
    Phu Quoc
    (Kien Giang) code
    Hai Phong code
    Ninh Binh code
    Directory assistance
    Qui Nhon (Binh Dinh) code
    Ha Long
    (Quang Ninh) code
    Dien Bien Phu code

    - Vietnam is the fastest growing internet market in Southeast Asia with over 35% of households plugged in to a fast internet connection and well-equipped with ADSL. 3G is widely available in Vietnam but the cost is a little high. Major hotels through the country have Business Centers with PCs connected to the Internet, for free.

    - Wifi is freely available in all hotels, restaurants, cafes and even local noodle shops in most major cities of Vietnam. Just ask for the password.

    - Facebook is expanding rapidly in Vietnam. There are nearly 10 million users, 70% of those are under 25. Although the social networking site is occasionally blocked by most ISPs for political reasons, you may be able to use a proxy server to gain access


     Major airlines flying to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi include:

    Air France
    All Nippon Airways
    Asiana Airlines
    Cathay Pacific
    China Airlines
    China Southern Airlines
    Eva Air
    Garuda Indonesia
    Japan Airlines
    Korean Air
    Lao Airlines
    Malaysian Airlines
    Pacific Airlines
    Philippines Airlines
    Shanghai Airlines
    Singapore Airlines
    Thai Airways Intl.
    Tiger Airways
    United Airlines
    Uzbekistan Airlines
    Vietnam Airlines

    Most of Asian countries, including China, Japan, Korea, and Russia have direct flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi.
    Other means of transportation

    - From adjacent countries such as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and China, tourists can travel to Vietnam by coach. Contact the local coach companies for more information.

    Many tourists enjoy the sea voyage, especially those departing from Japan, America, as well as Europe.

    Each means of transportation has its pros and cons, please review them carefully before investing your budget.

    - While in VN

    Motorbikes are the most popular transport means for local people.

    Taxi is the most preferred by tourists for their own safety, but it is rather expensive.

    Bicycles are also preferred for independent travelers in their adventure tours.

    Coaches are popular for intercity travels.

    New Year’s Day (Tet Duong Lich)
    Jan 01
    Tet (Tet Nguyen Dan)
    01 January
    Lasting from the 01st to 07th days of the    
    01st Lunar month
    Hung King Ceremony
    March 10 (Lunar month)
    Liberation Day
    April 30
    Labor’s Day
    May 01
    Independence Day
    Sep 02
    Christmas Day
    Dec 24
    Embassy of Algeria in Hanoi, Vietnam
    13 Phan Chu Trinh
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (844) 38253865
    (844) 39332151
    Fax: (844) 38260830
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Argentina in Hanoi, Vietnam
    360 Kim Ma Street
    Daeha Business Centre
    BA Dinh District
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (84.4) 38315262 / 38315263
    Fax: (84.4) 38315577 / 38315288
    Website: http://www.embargentina.org.vn
    Email: [email protected]

    Australian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam
    8 Dao Tan Street
    Ba Dinh District
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84-4 3774 0100
    Fax: +84-4 3774 0111
    Website: http://www.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/
    Office Hours: The Embassy is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday except for public holidays.

    Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    5th Floor, The Landmark Building
    5B Ton Duc Thang, District 1
    Ho Chi Minh City
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: +84-8 3521 8100
    Fax: +84-8 3521 8101
    Website: http://www.hcmc.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/
    Office Hours: The Consulate General is open from 8:30am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 5.00 pm Mondays to Fridays except for public holidays.
    Details: Relocation of Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City The Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City will be relocating to a new Chancery from 15 December 2011. To facilitate the relocation, the Australian Consulate-General will be closed from Monday 12 December 2011 to Wednesday 14 December 2011 inclusive. The Australian Consulate-General will resume its operation on Thursday 15 December 2011 for normal business at: Australian Consulate-General Address: Vincom Centre, 20/F 47 Ly Tu Trong Street Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Telephone: (84-8) 3521 8100 Fascimile: (84-8) 3521 8101 If you require urgent consular assistance during the office closure from 12-14 December 2011, please contact the Australian Embassy in Hanoi on (84-4) 3774 0100. For further information please visit the website www.hcmc.vietnam.embassy.gov.au.

    Embassy of Austria in Hanoi, Vietnam
    c/o 'Prime Center'
    53, Quang Trung, 8. Floor
    Hai Ba Trung District
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (+84/4) 3943 3050-3
    (+84/4) 3943 3051 (Amt)
    Fax: (+84/4) 3943 3055
    Website: http://www.aussenministerium.at/hanoi
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Hanoi
    Villa # D6B-05, Vuon Dao
    Compound, Subway #675, Lac Long Quan
    Road, Tay Ho District,
    Hanoi, Vietnam.
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84-4-3771-6625, +84-4-3771-7829 (PABX)
    Fax: +84-4-3771-6628
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

    Viet Nam, Hanoi,
    Tay Ho District,
    To Ngoc Van Road, 66
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: + (84 4) 37 19 29 74 (reception)
    Fax: + (84 4) 37 19 71 25 (office)
    Website: http://www.vietnam.belembassy.org/
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: 8:30  12:00, 14:00 18:30, Monday - Friday

    Embassy of Belgium in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Hanoi Towers - 9th floor
    49 Hai Ba Trung
    Hoan Kiem District - Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: + (84) (4) 3 934.61.77/78
    Telephone + (84) (4) 3 934.61.79/80/81
    Fax: + (84) (4) 3 934.61.83
    Website: http://www.diplomatie.be/hanoi
    Email: [email protected],[email protected],[email protected]
    Office Hours: From Monday to Friday : 8:30 am to 12:00 am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

    The Manor GBLK 5 A
    91 Nguyen Huu Canh - Ward 22
    Binh Thanh District
    Ho Chi Minh Ville
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: + (84) (8) 3 512.79.68
    Fax: + (84) (8) 3 512.79.69
    Email: [email protected],[email protected]

    Embassy of Brazil in Vietnam
    14, THUY KHUE STREET - villa D-6/7
    Tay Ho District
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (844) 843-0817/2544
    Fax: (844) 843-2542
    Email: [email protected],[email protected]

    Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Vietnam
    Villa No 8 and 9
    Van Phuc Diplomatik Quarter
    44/8 and 44/9 Van Bao Street
    Ba Dinh District
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (+84) 4 943 5249 / (+84) 4 943 5250
    Fax: (+84) 4 943 5201
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday to Friday 0830 to 1630 Friday : 0830-1200hrs and 1430-1630hrs

    Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

    5 Nui Truc Str.
    Van Phuc, P.O.Box 10
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (0084 4) 38-45-29-08
    Fax: (0084 4) 38-46-08-56
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Cambodia in Hanoi, Vietnam

    71A,Tran Hung Dao St. Hanoi S.R. Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (844) 942 4789 / 942 4788
    Fax: (844) 942 3225
    Email: [email protected]

    Cambodian Consulate in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    No. 41, Phung Khac Khoan,
    Hochiminh City, S.R.Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: (848) 829 2751
    Fax: (848) 8222773
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Canada in Hanoi, Vietnam

    31 Hung Vuong Street
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84 (4) 734 5000
    Fax: +84 (4) 734 5049
    Website: http://www.international.gc.ca/vietnam
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday to Thursday - 8:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00 Friday8:00 - 13:30

    Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    9th Floor, The Metropolitan
    235 Dong Khoi Street, District 1
    Ho Chi Minh City
    City: Ho Chi Minh City
    Phone: (011 84 8) 827-9899
    Fax: (011 84 8) 827-9935
    Website: http://www.international.gc.ca/vietnam
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Chile in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Suite 1201-1203, 12 th floor
    2 Ngo Quyen Street, Tung Shing Square Building
    Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 84 (4) 9351147
    84 (4) 9351148
    Fax: 84 (4) 9351150
    Email: [email protected]

    Honoray Consulate of Chile in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    79/2/1 Phanke Binh
    Dakao, Distrit.1
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: 84-8-9102108
    Fax: 84-8-9102904
    Email: [email protected]

    Chinese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    39 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: 00848-8292457
    Fax: 00848-8295009
    Email: [email protected]

    Chinese Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam
    46 Hoang Dieu Road
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: + 844 8453736
    Fax: + 844 8232826
    Website: http://vn.china-embassy.org/eng/
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Cuba in Hanoi, Vietnam
    65 A Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem
    B.P. 79, Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (844) 942 4775
    (884) 942 5070-71
    Fax: (844) 942 2426
    Email: [email protected]

    Cuban Consulate in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    Phung Khac Khoan Q 1,° No. 45
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: (848) 08 829 7350
    Fax: (848) 08 829 5293
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hanoi, Vietnam
    13 Chu Van An
    Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (+84-4) 38454131-2
    Fax: (+84-4) 38233996
    Website: http://www.mzv.cz/hanoi
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Mon.- Fri. 08.00 - 12.00, 12.30 - 16.30

    Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    28 Mac Dinh Chi, Quan 1
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: 00848/38290585
    Fax: 00848/38226043
    Email: [email protected],[email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 11.00, 14.00 - 16.00

    Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Haipong, Vietnam

    2 Pham Minh Duc,
    Ngo Quyen Dist., Hai Phong
    City: Haipong
    Phone: 008431/3836539
    Fax: 008431/3737618
    Email: [email protected],[email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 07.30 - 11.30 a 13.30 - 17.00

    Royal Danish Embassy in Vietnam
    19 Dien Bien Phu Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (+84) (4) 8231888
    Fax: (+84) (4) 8231999
    Website: http://www.ambhanoi.um.dk
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8.30-16.30, Friday 8.30-15.00

    Royal Danish Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    20 Phung Khac Khoan St.
    District 1
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: 84.8.8228289, 8228290
    Fax: 84.8.8224888
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Egypt in Vietnam

    63 To Ngec, Quang An Ward Tay Ho, Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (00844) 8294999 - 8294996
    Fax: (00844) 8294997

    Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Embassy of Finland
    Central Building
    31 Hai Ba Trung
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: + 84 4 826 6788
    Fax: + 84 4 826 6766
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Customer Service: Mon-Thu 8.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00, Fri 8.00-13.00 Visa section: Mon-Fri 9.00-12.00

    Honorary Consulate General of Finland in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    203 Dong Khoi, Suite #206
    1st District Ho Chi Minh City
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: (84) 8 8272 029
    Fax: (84) 8 8 234 436
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of France in Hanoi, Vietnam
    57 Tran Hung Dao - Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: [84] (4) 944 57 00
    Fax: [84] (4) 944 57 17
    Website: http://www.ambafrance-vn.org/
    Email: [email protected]

    Consulate General of France in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    27 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
    BP 307 - Q. 1 - Ho Chi Minh Ville
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: [84] (8) 35 20 68 00
    Fax: [84] (8) 35 20 68 19
    Website: http://www.consulfrance-hcm.org/
    Email: [email protected]

    German Embassy in Vietnam
    29, Tran Phu, Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (0084 4) 38 43 02 45, 38 43 02 46, 38 45 38 36, 38 45 38 37
    Fax: 84 4 845 38 38
    Website: http://www.hanoi.diplo.de/
    Email: [email protected]

    Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh
    126 Nguyen Dinh Chieu - Q. 3
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: (0084 8) 38 29 19 67
    Fax: (0084 8) 38 23 19 19
    Website: http://www.ho-chi-minh-stadt.diplo.de/
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 11.00 am

    Embassy of Greece in Hanoi
    28 Thanh Nien Road , Ba Dinh, Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (008443) 7152254
    Fax: (008443)7152253
    Email: [email protected] , [email protected]

    Royal Danish Embassy in Vietnam
    19 Dien Bien Phu Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84 4 823 18 88
    Fax: +84 4 823 19 99
    Website: http://www.ambhanoi.um.dk
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm. Friday: 8.30 am - 12.30 pm.
    Details: The Faroe Islands and Greenland are part of the Kingdom of Denmark. As a main principle, the Danish Constitution stipulates that the foreign and security interests for all parts of the Kingdom of Denmark are the responsibility of the Danish government.

    Embassy of Hungary in Hanoi, Vietnam
    360 Kim Ma Street, Daeha Business Center, 12th Floor Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 4-7715714
    Fax: 4-7715716

    Consulate of Iceland in Vietnam

    18 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (4) 936 6868
    Fax: (4) 936 5431
    Email: [email protected]

    Consulate of Iceland in Vietnam

    80 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Q1, Ho Chi Minh City
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: (88) 274 462
    Fax: (88) 274 461
    Email: [email protected]

    Indian Embassy in Vietnam
    58-60, Tran
    Hung Dao
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 00-84-4-8244989, 82444990
    Fax: 00-84-4-8244998
    Email: [email protected]

    Honorary Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    55-Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street
    District 3
    Ho Chi Minh City
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: (+84) 8-38237047
    Fax: (+84) 8-9307495
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Indonesia in Hanoi, Vietnam
    50, Ngo Quyen Street
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (84-4) 825-6316, 825-3353, 825-7969
    Fax: (84-4) 825-9274
    Website: http://www.indonesia-hanoi.org.vn
    Email: [email protected]

    Consulate General of Indonesia in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    18, Phung Khac Khoan Street
    Dist. 1 Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: 84-8) 825-1888, 825-1889
    Fax: (84-8) 829-9493
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of The Republic of Iraq in Vietnam
    Phone: 00844 - 9424141
    Fax: 00844 - 9424055
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Ireland in Vietnam

    Vincom City Towers [8F]
    191 Ba Trieu Street
    Hai Ba Trung District
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 00 84 4 3974 3291
    Fax: 00 84 4 3974 3295
    Website: http://www.embassyofireland.vn
    Email: [email protected]
    Details: Ambassador - designate: H.E. Maeve Collins PA to Ambassador Collins: Claire Coughlan Deputy Head of Mission: Bob Patterson Head of Development: Garvan McCann Development Specialist: Mags Gaynor

    Embassy of Israel in Hanoi, Vietnam

    68 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street
    Ba Dinh District
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 00-84-4-8433140/1/2
    Fax: 00-84-4-8435760
    Website: http://hanoi.mfa.gov.il
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: 09.00 - 16.00 Monday-Thursday 09-00 - 14.00 Friday

    Italian Embassy in Vietnam

    9, Le Phung Hieu Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 84 4 825 6256
    Fax: 84 4 826 7602
    Website: http://www.embitalyvietnam.org
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Japan in Vietnam

    27 Lieu Giai , Ba Dinh District
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (84-4)3846-3000
    Fax: (84-4)3846-3043
    Website: http://www.vn.emb-japan.go.jp/
    Email: [email protected]
    Details: Monday to Friday From 8:30 to 5:15 Open time (Consular Section) 8:30~12:00 13:30~17:00

    Consulate-General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    13-17 Nguyen Hue, District 1
    Ho Chi Minh City
    City: Ho Chi Minh City
    Phone: (84-8)8225314
    Fax: (84-8)8225316
    Website: http://www.hcmcgj.vn.emb-japan.go.jp/
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of the Lao PDR in Hanoi, Vietnam
    22 Rue Tran Bing Trong
    Hanoi, S.R Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (844) 942 9746, 942 4576, 942 2735
    Fax: (+84 4) 822-8414

    Consulate General of the Lao PDR in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    93 Pasteur St, District l
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: (+84 8) 829-7667or 829-9275
    Fax: (+84 8) 829-9272

    Consulate General of the Lao PDR in Danang, Vietnam
    12 Tran Quy-Cap
    Danang, S.R. Vietnam
    City: Danang
    Phone: (+84 51) 821-208
    Fax: (+84 51) 822-628

    Consulate of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos

    40 Quang Trung Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (+84-4) 8252588
    Fax: (+84-4) 8228414

    Embassy of Malysia in Hanoi, Vietnam

    43 - 45 Dien Bien Phu Street,
    Ba Dinh District,
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 84-4-734 38 36 / 84-4-734 38 49
    Fax: 84-4-734 3832
    Website: http://www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/hanoi
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8.00 am to 4.30 pm

    Consulate General of Malaysia, Ho Chi Minh City
    1208 Me Linh Point Tower
    No. 2, Ngo Duc Ke Street, Distric 1
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh City
    Phone: 84-8-829 9023
    Fax: 84-8-829 9027
    Website: http://www.kln.gov.my/perwakilan/hochiminh
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday

    Embassy of Mexico in Hanoi, Vietnam
    14 Thuy Khue T-11, Hanoi,
    República Socialista de Viet Nam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (844) 847-0948
    Fax: (844) 847-0949
    Website: http://www.sre.gob.mx/acerca/directorio/embajadas/vietnam.htm
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Mongolia in Hanoi, Vietnam

    Van Phuc Diplomatic Quarter
    Villa 6 Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 0084-4-38453009
    Fax: 0084-4-38454954
    Website: http://http://mongembhanoi.com/
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Mon - Fri. 0800 - 1200 1400 - 1700

    Embassy of Morocco in Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 00 (84) 47 34 55 86 /or 00 (84) 47 34 55 87
    Fax: 00 (84) 47 34 55 89
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Myanmar in Hanoi, Vietnam
    A-3 (101-104), Vanphuc Diplomatic Quarters
    Kim MA St.
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (84-4) 845 3369, 823 2056
    Fax: (84-4) 845 2404
    Email: [email protected]

    Consulate General of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

    Saigon Tower, suite 901
    29 Le Duan Boulevard,
    District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: +84 8 8235932/33
    Fax: +84 8 8235934 or +84 8 8241402
    Website: http://www.mfa.nl/hcm-en
    Email: [email protected]

    Royal Netherlands Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam

    Daeha Office Tower,
    6th floor
    360 Kim Ma Street,
    Ba Dinh, Hanoi
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 84 4 8315650
    Fax: 84 4 8315655
    Website: http://www.netherlands-embassy.org.vn/
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of New Zealand in Hanoi, Vietnam

    Level 5 63 Ly Thai To Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (+ 84 4) 824 1481
    Fax: (+ 84 4) 824 1480
    Email: [email protected]

    Royal Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

    10th Floor, Block B, Vincom City Towers,
    191 Ba Trieu Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84 4 3974 8900
    Fax: +84 4 3974 3301
    Website: http://www.norway.org.vn/
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Opening hours: 08:30 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:30 Monday - Friday

    Royal Norwegian Consulate, Ho Chi Minh

    Somerset Chancellor Court, 5th Floor
    21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street
    District 1,
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: +84 8 3822 1696
    Fax: +84 8 3827 2696
    Website: http://www.norway.org.vn/Embassy/Consulate-HCMC/
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Opening hours: 08:30-11:30 and 13:30-16:30 Monday - Friday Visa section: Visitor's hours: 08:30-11:30 Monday - Friday Telephone enquiries: 13:30-15:00 Monday - Friday
    Details: Honorary Consul: Mr. Arild Haugan

    Embassy of Pakistan in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Villa 44/2, Van Bao Street
    Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (+84-4) 37262251
    Fax: (+84-4) 37262253
    Website: http://www.mofa.gov.pk/vietnam/default.aspx
    Email: [email protected] , [email protected]
    Office Hours: 09:00AM - 5:00 PM (Mon - Fri)

    Palestine Embassy in Vietnam

    PO Box 73
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 840408522947/8524013
    Fax: 84-4-9349696
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of the Philippines in Hanoi, Vietnam
    27-B Tran Hung Dao St.
    Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (00844) 943-7873/ 3849/ 4493 / 7948 / 9826
    Fax: (00844) 943-5760
    Website: http://www.hanoipe.org
    Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

    Consulate General of the Philippines
    40-5 Pham Viet Chanh St., Ward 19
    Binh Thanh District
    Ho Chi Minh City
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: +84 8 3518 0045
    Fax: +84 8 3518 0047
    Website: http://-
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Office hours: 8:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Days open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

    Polish Embassy in Vietnam

    3 Chua Mot Cot
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84.4.3845.2027
    Fax: +84.4.3823.6914
    Website: http://www.hanoi.polemb.net/
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Romania in Hanoi, Vietnam

    5 Le Hong Phong Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (00) (84) (4) 8452014
    Fax: (00) (84) (4) 8430922
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Russia in Hanoi, Vietnam

    191, La Thanh street, Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84 4 833-6991, 833-6992
    Fax: +84 4 833-6995
    Website: http://www.vietnam.mid.ru
    Email: [email protected], [email protected]

    Embassy of Singapore in Hanoi, Vietnam
    No. 41 & 43 Tran Phu Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: + 84-4-38489168 (Main line)
    Fax: + 84-4-38489178
    Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/hanoi
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00 am to 12.00 noon Sat , Sun & Public Holidays - Closed

    General Consulate of Singapore in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
    The Saigon Centre, Level 8
    65 Le Loi Boulevard, District 1
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: (84-8) 8225174
    Fax: (84-8) 39142938
    Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/hochiminhcity
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30 am to 12.30 pm 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm Sat & Sun - Closed
    Details: The emergency contact number for Singaporeans who need urgent consular services is +84-903113500 (if dialed outside Vietnam) or 0903113500 (if dialed within Vietnam).

    Embassy of Slovakia in Ha Noi, Vietnam

    6B Le Hong Phong Str.
    City: Ha Noi
    Phone: (84-4) 845 4334-5
    Fax: (84-4) 845 4145
    Website: http://http://www.mzv.sk/HANOI
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of South Africa in Hanoi, Vietnam

    3rd Floor, Central Building
    31 Hai Ba Trung Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84-4-9362000 /+84-4-9362003
    Fax: +84-4-9361991
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of The Republic of Korea in Hanoi, Vietnam
    4 th Fl., Dae Ha Business Center,
    Kim Ma Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (84-4) 831 5111/6
    Fax: (84-4) 831 5117
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Spain in Ha Noi, Vietnam

    15th Fl. Dacha Business Center
    360 Kim Ma Str
    City: Ha Noi
    Phone: +84-4-771-5207 / +84-4-771-5209
    Fax: +84-4-771-5206
    Website: http://www.maec.es/subwebs/Embajadas/Hanoi/es/home/Paginas/home_Hanoi.aspx
    Email: [email protected], [email protected]

    Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Vietnam
    2, Nui Truc Street
    Khu Ba Dinh District Hanoi
    Viet Nam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84 (4) 726 04 00
    Fax: +84 (4) 823 21 95
    Website: http://www.swedenabroad.com/hanoi
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 to 11 a.m. Visa (applications and processing): Monday-Friday 9 to 11 a.m.

    Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Ho Chi Minh-staden
    8A/11D1 Thai Van Lung, 5th Floor
    District 1
    Ho Chi Minh City
    Viet Nam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: +84 (8) 823 68 00-2
    Fax: +84 (8) 823 68 17
    Website: http://www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/5616/a/20794/l/en/pd/5616
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon

    Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Hanoi, Vietnam
    5th Floor HITC Building,
    239 Xuan Thuy Street
    Cau Giay District
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 002-844-833-5501
    Fax: (002-844) 833-5508
    Website: http://www.teco.org.vn
    Email: [email protected]

    Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    336 Nguyen Tri Phuong St., Dist.10
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh City
    Phone: (002-848) 834-6264~7
    Fax: (002-848) 834-6260
    Email: [email protected]

    Royal Thai Consulate-General, Vietnam

    77 Tran Quoc Thao Street
    District 3
    Ho Chi Minh City
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: (848) 932-7637-8
    Fax: (848) 932-6002
    Website: http://www.thaiconsulatehochiminh.com:8080/
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Office Hours Monday to Friday ( except official holiday ) 13.30-17.00 hrs. (08.30-12.00 hrs) Visa Section 13.30

    Embassy of Thailand in Vietnam
    Royal Thai Embassy
    63-65 Hoang Dieu Street
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: (84-4) 823-5092 to 93
    Fax: (84-4) 823-5088, 733-1326
    Email: [email protected], [email protected]

    Embassy of Turkey in Vietnam
    4 Da Tuong Str., 4th Fl., North Star Bldg.
    City: Ha Noi
    Phone: +84-4 822-2460
    Fax: +84-4 822-2458
    Email: [email protected]

    Embassy of Ukraine in Vietnam
    6, Le Hong Phong Street Ba Dinh District
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: +84-4-37344484 / +84-4-37344492
    Fax: 84-4-37344497
    Website: http://www.mfa.gov.ua/vietnam
    Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
    Office Hours: 8:30 - 12:00,14:00 - 17:30

    General Consulate of Ukraine in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    4/4 Hoang Viet Street
    Tan Bonh District
    City: Ho-Chi- Minh- City
    Phone: (+84-8) 8222490
    Fax: (+84-8) 8250559

    British Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam
    Central Building
    31 Hai Ba Trung Street
    Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: + (84) (4) 9360500/+ (84) (4) 9360550 / 46
    Fax: + (84) (4) 9360551 (for Embassy in general)
    Website: http://www.uk-vietnam.org/
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: 08:30-12:30 / 13:30-16:30 (Local time) 01:30-05:30 / 06:30-09:30 (GMT)

    American Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

    The American Center 1st Floor, Rose Garden Tower
    170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
    City: Hanoi
    Phone: 844-3850-5000
    Fax: 844-3850-5048
    Website: http://vietnam.usembassy.gov/
    Email: [email protected]
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Consulate General of the United States in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

    4 Le Duan Blvd., District 1
    Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
    City: Ho Chi Minh
    Phone: + 84-8-3520-4200
    Fax: +84-8-3520-4244
    Website: http://hochiminh.usconsulate.gov/contact.html
    Email: [email protected]

    Vietnam has a remarkably diverse climate because of its wide range of latitudes and altitudes. Although the entire country lies in the tropics and subtropics, local conditions vary from frosty winters in the far northern hills to year-round, sub-equatorial warmth in the Mekong Delta. Because one-third of Vietnam is over 500m above sea level, much of the country enjoys a subtropical or -above 2000m-temperate climate. So that there are no good or bad seasons for visiting Vietnam. When one region is wet, cold or hot and steamy, there is always somewhere else that is sunny and pleasantly warm.


    Wet season

    Dry season


    The South

    - Ho Chi Minh city
    - Nam Cat Tien National Park
    - The Mekong Delta
    - Phu Quoc Island

    May - Nov

    (Average: 270C)

    - Heavy but short-lived downpours almost every afternoon

    Dec - Apr

    (Average: 350C)

    - Hot and humid

    - Hardly find any rains during this season


    Central Viet Nam

    - Phan Thiet
    - Nha Trang
    - Hoi An
    - Da Nang
    - Hue
    - Quang Binh
     April - Oct

    (Average: 360C)

     (Ha Tinh- Quang Nam)
     Sunshine and blue skies all the way

    Jan - Aug

    (Nha Trang)

     Dec - Mar
    (Da lat)

    Nov - March
    cold and wet, accompanied by fog and drizzle on highland

    The North

    - Ha Noi
    - Ha Long
    - Sapa
    - Mai Chau
    - Ninh Binh
    May - Oct
    Occasional and devastating typhoons occurs
    Nov - Apr
    Cold and wet


    (Ha Noi-Ha Long- Sapa)
    (Hue-DN- H.An)
    (HCMC-Mekong Delta)
    Av.Temp (C)
    Av.Temp (C)
    Av.Temp (C)


    HA NOI: The best time to visit Hanoi is around September to November or from March to April for their milder temperatures and pleasant weather. 

    HCMC:The best time to visit is during the dry season from December and April, although the coolest months are October through December. 

    SAPA: For the most pleasant weather, the best times to visit Sapa is March and May or mid-September to early December. If possible, it is recommended to go to Sapa during the week, since the weekend markets can be more crowded with tourists.

    HA LONG: It is possible to visit Ha Long Bay year-round, with the best time to visit from October through April, During the summer months from May to September, temperatures rise and storms are more likely during the rainy season. 

    HOI AN: February and April are among the best time to visit Hoi an when rainfall is low and temperatures are pleasant. If you can, visit to Hoi An for the full moon during on the 14th day of each Lunar month when the town becomes the stage for traditional songs, dancing, games and food, with lanterns lining all of the streets.

    HUE: From March to August will be the best time to visit Hue, especially between March and April when the temperature is more pleasant, 

    NHA TRANG: The best time to visit Nha Trang would probably be March or April.

    DA LAT: The best time to travel to DL is from November to March, when the air is fresh and cool.


    The South
    The Center
    The North
     Lunar New Year

    (This is the most important festival in Vietnam when all the far- away members come back home for a family reunion)

    Lunar New Year

    (This is the most important festival in Vietnam when all the far- away members come back home for a family reunion)

    Lunar New Year

    (This is the most important festival in Vietnam when all the far- away members come back home for a family reunion)

    Nui Ba Den festival
    (Tay Ninh)

    (This is a chance to pay worship to a lady who preferred death by throwing herself off a cliff to dishonour by kidnappers)

    Lim festival
    (Ha Noi)

    (Very special folk song performances in which skilled male and female singers exchange their conversations by music any where possible- in pagodas, on hills or on boats....)

    Huong Tich festival
    (69km south of Ha Noi)

    (Huong Son is considered as Buddha’s Heaven- a sacred cave where people come to pray for happiness and prosperity. Visitors come here not only for religious reasons, but for enjoying numerous beautiful natural landscapes).

    Hung King festival

    (This festival is time for Vietnamese to show their love, respect and pride to Hung Kings- those who constructed the country and taught Vietnamese how to grow rice and make food from it. A lot of interesting activities are carried out during this time)

    Whale (Nghinh Ong) festival
    (Quang Nam- Đa Nang)

    (This is the festival for fishermen to show their respect and worship to Whales- who are considered as ONG (MR), a sacred title for animals, as WHALES are like deities sent from Heaven to help them when they are in danger off the sea)

    Hung King festival
    (originated in Phú Thọ Province)

    (This festival is time for Vietnamese to show their love, respect and pride to Hung Kings- those who constructed the country and taught Vietnamese how to grow rice and make food from it. A lot of interesting activities are carried out during this time)

    Elephant Race festival
    (Daklak Province)

    (This is the time to show the bravery and skills in hunting and taming wild animals, especially elephants to make them work and serve the Minority people).

    Ba Chua Xu festival
    (Chau Doc)

    (As in one of the legends, Lady Chua Xu is Mrs Chau Thi Te- the wife of Thoai Ngoc Hau- a very high-ranking officer under Nguyen Dynasty. She swore to erect a temple when the canal, whose construction claimed many lives, was completed, but she died before being able to carry out her oath, so the husband implemented her plan by building the Temple of Lady Chua Xu).

    Giong festival
    (Ha Noi)

    (The date commemorates Saint Giong who defeated the An invaders. In order to show their gratitude to the hero of Giong Village who sacrificed his life to fight invaders, the people proclaimed him Saint Giong)

    Tra Co Village festival
    (Quang Ninh)

    (This festival is held in memory of the establishment of the ancient fishing village, which founded 600 years ago)

    Hon Chen festival

    (The Hon Chen Temple Festival includes performances filled with imperial characters. Actors and actresses dress in clothes with splendid turbans and tunics that look like princes and princesses of the Nguyen dynasty. These shows take place in the natural settings of mountains, hills, and rivers. This Antique Museum of Nature shows flags, fans, hammocks, umbrellas, weapons, and offerings)..


    Do Son Buffalo Fighting festival

    (Hai Phong)

    (This is a traditional festival that is attached to a Water God worshipping ceremony and the "Hien Sinh" custom. The most typical reason for the ceremony is to express the martial spirit of the local people in Do Son, Hai phong).

    Mid-Autumn festival

    (Originated from China but now very popular in Vietnam, this is a very interesting festival, especially for children. It is when the moon is fullest, the farm work is at rest and the weather is fresh and cool, it is time to relax and worship the Moon Genie who brings romantic and peaceful light to the world...Unicorn and Lion dances are performed wonderfully and always cheerfully expected).

    Oc Om Boc festival
    (Khmer Minority people)

    (This is a religious festival and time for the Kh’mer minority people to worship the Moon God, who brings about good crops, provides abundant fish in the rivers, and maintains the health of human beings,

    Keo Pagoda festival
    (Thai Binh Province)

    (The festival is held to worship Buddhist Duong Khong Lo- who was originally a fisherman, then entered religion and attained Nirvana. He knew magic and once came to the capital to cure King Ly Thanh Tong so he was honored as the teacher of princes. He had Nghiem Quang Pagoda built and later renamed it Than Quang (Keo Pagoda).

    Ghe Ngo festival
    (Khmer Minority people)

    (This is a kind of New Year Tet for Khmer people. Villagers gather in the grounds of their local pagoda, in a treeless area. The moon is invited to watch the ceremonies, which begin with the construction of a bamboo archway, decorated with leaves and flowers. Beneath this arch stands a table on which villagers place offerings of bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, cassava and, most importantly, new sticky rice).

    Christmas Day
    Christmas Day
    Christmas Day
    Travel is not just about visiting, It’s about experiencing. Try to get beneath the skin of the country: this can take any shapes or forms. It might be a culinary adventure or a walk on the wild side. It could be a cultural encounter or perhaps spiritual enlightenment.
    The followings are some suggested tips:

    1. Cross the road in a busy city like a local, one step at a time
    2. Delve into the bustling markets, the life-blood of every community
    3. Meet the minorities, a multicolored mosaic of mountain people
    4. Play tram phan tram (100%) or bottoms up with the local in a backstreet bar
    5. See the sunrise over the East Sea from a beautiful beach
    6. Sunset floating through Ha Long Bay
    7. Turn down the volume and meander down the Mekong by sampan
    8. Wander through the emerald-green paddy fields to discover rural Vietnam.
    9. Tipping: It is customary, though not compulsory, to tip tour guides and drivers at the end of tours. Hotel porters and restaurant waiters should also be tipped.
    10. Respect local dress standards: shorts to the knees, women’s tops covering the shoulder, particularly at religious sites. Always remove your shoes before entering a temple. Nude sunbathing is considered totally inappropriate, even on beaches.
    11. The traditional Vietnamese form of greeting is to press your hands together in front of your body and bow slightly. These days, the Western customs of shaking hands has almost completely taken over.    
    12. Keep your cash, credit cards, airline tickets and other valuables in a safe place.

    1. Antiques are easy to buy in Viet Nam but it’s not allowed to bring out of Viet Nam.

    2. Like the Chinese & Japanese, Vietnamese strictly maintain clean floors and it’s usual to remove shoes when entering somebody’s home. It’s rude to point the bottom of your feet towards other people. Never, ever point your feet towards anything sacred, such as a Buddha image.
    3.As a form of respect to elderly or other esteemed people, such as monks, take off your hat and bow your head politely when addressing them. In Asia, the head is the symbolic highest point – never pat or touch an adult on the head.
    4. Don't show much money, jewelry, or expensive belongings while walking around in big cities or even when you take a ride by motorbike taxi (xe ôm) which may attract the pick-pockets.
    5. Don’t eat much raw vegetable and don’t drink ice not from a good source of water.
    6. Don’t drink water from the tap
    7. Leaving a pair of chopsticks sitting vertically in a rice bowl looks very much like the incense sticks that are burned for the dead. This is a powerful sign and is not appreciated in Asia.
    8. Don’t bring a lot to Vietnam! As Vietnam has pretty much anything you can find back home but at lower prices. All the soaps are cheap & plentiful, and clothing, shoes & backpacks are all manufactured in Vietnam & available at a snip.
    9. Don’t miss Vietnamese food
    10. Do not exchange money on the street.
    11. Don’t wear singlets, shorts, skirts or dresses, or revealing clothes to temples or pagodas.

    Ho Chi Minh City seems never to sleep. It is the most dynamic city of Vietnam, and the Pearl of the Far East. There are new sky rise buildings with modern architecture. There are also street markets, where bargains are struck and deals are done; the pavement cafes, where stereo speakers fill the surroundings streets with a melodious thumping beat; and the sleek new cafes and pubs, where tourists freely chat over beer, pretzels, coffee and croissants....HCMC seems to have it all.

    The best time to visit HCMC is during the dry season from December and April, although the coolest months are October through December.

    Places of interest
    Top eats and drinks
    Notre Dame Cathedral
    Water puppet shows
    Phở bò
    Vietnam Historical Museum
    Fashion shows
    Bún bò (Beef rice noodle)
    City Committee House
    Cơm tấm (Cooked broken rice)
    Ben Thanh Market
    Ben Thanh market
    Gỏi cuốn (Spring rolls)
    Cho Lon
    Dinner cruises

    Cánh gà chiên nước mắm (chicken wings fried with nuoc mam)

    War Remnant Museum
    Rau muống (water spinach)
    Opera Theatre
    Lẩu (hotpot/steampot)
    Reunification Palace
    Bia hơi (Lager beer)
    Bia tươi (fresh beer)
    Municipal Post Office
    Home-made wines
    Highland coffee (Cafe Trung Nguyên)
    (70 km from the HCMC)
    Cu Chi, a 4-floor tunnels with a length of over 250 km, used to be called an underground city, where Viet Cong lived, hid and fought in the American war. This tunnel network and its history has made this land legendary. It would be incomplete for your adventure without squeezing yourself into the “door” down to the tunnel and crawling along it.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    The Great Caodai Holy See in Tay Ninh

    Attending Noon ceremony of Caodaism
    Rice pancake
    A “Glimpse of Vietnam” Village
    A “Glimpse of Vietnam” Village
    Shrimp salt
    Cu Chi Tunnels
    Ben Duoc
    Banh canh (pasta soup)
    Ben Dinh


    (from 70km from HCMC)
    The Mekong Delta- the southernmost region of Vietnam- is pancake flat but lusciously green and beautiful. It was formed by sediment deposited by the Mekong River (or Nine-Dragons River as it is usually called in Vietnam). The land of the Mekong Delta is renowned for its richness and almost half of it is under cultivation. It is known as Vietnam’s “rice basket”, as this land produces enough rice to feed the entire country. with a sizeable surplus.

    Places of interest
    Top eats and drinks
    My Tho central market
    Visiting floating markets

    Fresh seafood, especially fish, “Elephant- ear fish”

    Vinh Trang Pagoda

    Boat tours visiting fruit orchards and traditional craft villages

    Hotpots with most kinds of fish and aromatic herbs

    Cồn Phụng (Bến Tre)

    -Tropical fresh/dried fruits of all kinds

    Trúc Giang Lake
    Bird Sanctuary
    Squid catching
    Rice pancake
    Cai Be floating market

    Attending cooking class and self cooking

    Cái Mây village

    Đờn ca tài tử (Traditional folk music)

    Dong Hoa HIep Island

    The ancient house of Marguerite Duras, the writer of “The Lover” in Sa Đéc


    Sa Đéc Flower garden- the homeland of hundreds of uncanny flowers and strange herbs

    The “Tiger Island” in Long Xuyên
    (500 km from HCMC- best travel by air - 1 hour)
    (120 km from Kien Giang- best travel by air - 25 minutes, by high speed canoe: 2.5hour)

    Phu Quoc - a tear-shaped island in the Gulf of Thailand, with a length of 48 km and an area of 1,320 square km, is ringed with some of the most incredibly beautiful and pristine beaches. Fantastic views of marine life, tranquil and pure environment, transparent blue-green waters,...are all to attract tourists and pull them back many other times.

    Leave all the worries and stress behind to immerse yourselves in this wonderful worldly paradise.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    Coconut Tree Prison
    Boat rides, snorkeling, scuba diving...
    Clay pot , hot pot meals
    Sao Beach
    Fishing/ Squid catching
    Enjoying fresh seafood at night market

    Long Beach

    Visiting factories producing “nuoc mam”

    Nuoc mam

    Pearl Fam

    Massage at seashore

    Fish salads

    Sung Hung, Su Muon Pagoda


    Ham Ninh fishing village


    Jungle trekking


    Phu Quoc former prison


    Doi Moi islet

    (197 km from HCMC)
    This beach city, built along both banks of the Phan Thiet River and the Muong Man River, is not only very beautiful with long ribbons of glorious sand dunes, turquoise water and thick groves of coco palms, but also still very pristine with unspoilt beaches and islands for you to explore. 

    On the contrary with those serene places, there are a wide range of modern resorts and restaurants offering you numerous kinds of accommodation and seafood at very affordable prices. Enjoying your life sipping home-made wines with fresh seafood and contemplating spectacular sunsets on those romantic beaches.

    Places of interest
    Top eats and drinks

    Fairy Spring (Suoi Tien)

    Boat rides, snorkeling, scuba diving...

    Fresh seafood

    Ganh Son

    Fishing/ Squid catching

    Fish salads
    Cu Lao Cau

    Visiting factories producing “nuoc mam”

    Fish hotpots
    Rang Beach

    Massage at seashore

    Banh canh cha ca (pasta cooked with minced and boiled fish)

    Mui Ne Beach

    Boat rides, snorkeling, scuba diving...

    Banh can (clay pan cakes with seafood stuffing)

    Red Sand Dunes

    Fishing/ Squid catching

    Barbecued squid teeth

    Hon Rom

    Visiting factories producing “nuoc mam”

    Lotus Lake

    Massage at seashore

    Hon Ghenh

    Rice pancakes grilled with mam ruoc

    Hon Ba Island


    Home-made wines

    Phu Quy Island


    Ta Cu Mountain Pagoda

    Hang Pagoda

    Co Thach (7-color stones)


    Ke Ga Lighthouse


    Cham Tower (Poshanu Tower)


    Van Thuy Tu Palace


    Duc Thanh School- where Mr Ho Chi Minh used to teach before coming to Saigon

    (489 km from HCMC- best travel by air: 1.5hours)
    If beaches are not your cup of tea, then this city of mountains, waterfalls and lakes is completely appropriate for those who like the feelings of adventuring and conquering. Trekking on mountains, kayaking crossing waterfalls or riding elephants through cold and deep water of lakes should be always in your must-do list. More than that, you can feast your eyes on vast green coffee plantations, giving a hand in catching and taming giant elephants of M’nong ethnic people or chilling yourselves visiting sacred Cemetery of Ede tribe. Ancient wooden houses-on-stilt shouldn’t be missing for those who love exploring particular architecture and style of particular ethnic minority people.
    What Buon Ma Thuot lacks in eating options, it makes up for with coffee. It's the cash crop of the region, and the locals here are justifiably proud of its high quality. It's almost impossible to get a bad cup of coffee here, and no one would even think of serving you Nescafe or G7 unless you specifically asked for it. The coffee is incredibly rich and smooth, with subtle hints of chocolate.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    Yok Don National Park

    Enjoying Highland coffee, artichoke and other dried herbal plants

    Wild animal meat

    Ethnographic Museum

    Handicraft wooden souvenir shopping

    Excellent coffee

    Sacred Cemetery of Ede Tribe

    Trekking, walking, kayaking

    Bia hoi, bia tuoi

    Dray Sap waterfall

    Gong performance

    Ruou can (traditionally made wines in huge pots)

    Don Village

    Elephant races

    Lak Lake
    DA LAT
    (310 km from HCMC)
    A city of thousands flowers, A paradise of Love, A Miniature Paris....are just some of the names to call this romantic highland city. Located 1475m above the sea level, Da Lat has a very favorable climate that seems make a day 4 seasons. Lakes, waterfalls, ever-green forests and gardens, together with park-like environment all year round make this city one of the most delightful cities in all of Vietnam.

    Favourable climate makes favorable crops of veggies, fruits as well as people. Mild and friendly pinky-cheeked girls and ladies with their smiling faces and skillfully knit products attract anyone who has sense of art and a romantic heart.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    Da Lat market

    Enjoying various fresh fruits (especially strawberries) and dried fruits of all kinds

    Fresh veggies
    Xuan Huong Lake
    Artichoke and other herbal dried plants
    Fresh and dried fruits
    Minh Tam flower garden
    Hiking, cycling, trekking
    Dau hu (soya pudding)
    Pine tree forests
    Horse riding

    Fruit jams of all kinds (apples, peaches, strawberries, pineapples, grapes, etc)

    Valley of Love
    Boat riding
    Hot soya, peanut, sesame milks
    Hang Nga Guesthouse & Art Gallery
    Bao Dai’s Summer Palace
    Truc Lam Monastery
    Linh Son pagoda
    Chicken Church
    Domain de Marie Convent
    (447 km from HCMC)

    Nha Trang is an indisputably beautiful city bordered by mountains, with the beach tracing an impressive long swoop along a bay dotted with islands. No wonder why Nha Trang has just been recognized as one of the most beautiful bays in the world.

    Nha Trang has a split personality. One part takes the form of a smaller Da Nang– a bustling Viet­namese city humming with commerce but blessed with access to a beautiful beach, while the other one is a Western resort town encompassing several blocks of hotels, tourist shops, bars and international restaurants. Entering this sheltered enclave you could be anywhere in the world, if it weren’t for the constant hassling from xe om drivers, many of whom seem to moonlight as pimps and dealers.

    Nha Trang offers plenty to keep tourists occupied – from island-hopping boat trips and scuba diving, to mud baths and historic sites. But the main attraction for most visitors is lounging around on deck chairs at a beachfront bar and drinking cocktails in comfort, or taking a cyclo ride along the beach to breathe the fresh air from the sea, feasting on beautiful sceneries along the way or tasting excellent seafood in this seafood haven.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    Tri Nguyen Aquarium
    Thung Chai Basket Boats
    Fresh seafood
    Gravel Bank
    Boat trips
    Fish hotpots
    Islands (Hon Mun, Hon Mot, Hon Chong, Con Se Tre....)
    Snorkeling, Scuba diving
    Fish salads
    Po Nagar Cham Towers
    Bun cha ca (rice noodle with minced and boiled fish)
    Pasteur Institute
    Canoeing, kayaking

    Banh canh cha ca (thick pasta soup with minced and boiled fish)

    Oceanographic Institute
    Canoeing, kayaking
    Nem nuong (grilled pork sausages)
    Long Son Pagoda
    Wine drinking on the surface of the sea
    Nha Trang Cathedral
    Music performance on board
    Bao Dai’s Villas
    Vinpearl land
    HOI AN
    (931 km from HCMC)

    Hoi An- also known as Faifo- used to be one of the South-East Asia’s major international ports during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, is now a picturesque riverside town and the most enchanting place on the coast and is one city worth lingering in. More than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains a sense of history which grows on you the more you explore it.

    Hoi An, which was recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, has just been voted as the leading beautiful and peaceful city among over 970 nominated cities in the world by the UK Wanderlust Magazine. This is especially true on ‘Hoi An Legendary Night’. Every month on the full moon, motorbikes are banned from the Old Town, which is transformed into a magical land of silk lanterns, traditional food, song and dance, and games in the streets.
    There are not sufficient words and better way to describe about this ancient city than exploring it on your own and feel it yourself.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    Japanese Covered Bridge

    Being a local person for 1 day in Tra Que vegetable planting village

    Mi quang
    Tan Ky ancient house
    Being a fisherman/ a carpenter.... for 1 day
    Cao lau
    Tra Que Vegetable planting village
    Cyclo/ Bike riding
    Bun cha ca (Rice noodle with minced and steamed fish)
    Hoi An Silk Village
    Boat self-riding in flooding seasons
    Hen (mussels),

    Traditional trade villages (carpentry, clay pot making, material weaving...)

    Exploring the ancient architectures of ancient houses
    Fresh seafood
    Chinese Communal Halls
    Enjoying seafood on beaches
    Fresh fish
    Chuc Thanh, Phuoc Lam pagodas
    Fresh vegetables from Tra Que
    Cu Lao Cham
    My Son Holy land
    Jelly fish/ Jelly fish salads
    (135 km from Hoi An)

    Hue- a quiet and ancient city located by the romantic Huong River, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage in 1993, and now still keeps that reputation. Traditionally, Hue has been one of Vietnam’s main cultural, religious and educational centres. Today, its main attractions are the splendid tombs of the Nguyen Emperors, several notable pagodas...., and the remains of the Citadel. Hue women are no doubt renowned for their gentle beauty, charm and courtesy. Hue is a perfect location to explore the cultural heart and soul of the Vietnamese people while still having easy access to some beautiful beaches. Also, Hue cuisine can hardly beaten by anyone anywhere else.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    Gia Long,
    Minh Mạng,
    Thiệu Trị,
    Tự Đức,
    Đồng Khánh,
    Dục Đức,
    Khải Định

    Listening to traditional royal music (Nhã nhạc) on river

    A wide variety of local food

    (bánh nậm, bánh bèo, bánh bột lọc- rice cakes in different shapes with different stuff)...

    Ngo Mon Gate
    Bún bò (rice noodle with pork and pig trotters)...
    Thai Hoa Palace
    Bike rides, cyclo rides, boat rides
    Chè (sweet bean soups)....
    Halls of Mandarins
    Home-made wines
    Forbidden Purple city
    Fresh beer
    Tinh Tam lake, Tang Tau lake...
    Thien Mu Pagoda
    Notre Dame Cathedral
    HA NOI
    Hanoi- the capital of Vietnam, is a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks. This is a city where the exotic chic of old
    Asia blends with the dynamic face of newAsia, where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its 4000-year history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    Sword lake, West lake, Truc Bach lake...
    Cyclo rides
    (rice noodle eaten with beef or chicken)
    Ngoc Son, Temple of Literature, Hai Ba Trung temple...
    Boat rides on lakes
    Bún chả Ha noi
    (rice noodle eaten with mince and fried fish)
    Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House
    36 Old Quarter
    Water puppet shows
    Bánh cuốn

    (rice-flour rolls wrapped around minced mushrooms and pork)

    Nem cua be

    (these flaky, deep-fried spring rolls are shaped like a square. What’s inside is equally surprising: ground crab, pork, mushrooms and more. Eat them with fresh herbs and lettuce, which ably cut through the greasiness)

    Bia tươi
    (340 km from Ha Noi capital)

    Ha Long has an interesting legend about the name itself. Ha Long means “descending dragons”. The legend is that, “Once upon a time, soon after the Việt people established their country, invaders came. The Jade Emperor sent Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons down to earth to help the Việt people fight against their enemy. Right at the time invaders’ boats were rushing to the shore, the dragons landed down on earth. The dragons immediately sent out from their mouths a lot of pearls, which then turned into thousands of stone islands emerging in the sea like great walls challenging the invaders’ boats. The fast boats couldn’t manage to stop and crashed into the islands and into each other and broke into pieces.
    After the victory, Mother Dragon and Child Dragons didn’t return Heaven but stayed on earth at the place where the battle had occurred. The location Mother Dragon landed is nowadays Hạ Long Bay and where Child Dragons descended is now Bái Tử Long. The dragons’ tails waving the water created Long Vĩ (present Trà Cổ peninsula) and formed a fine sand beach over ten kilometers long”.
    Legend is still a legend. The truth is Ha Long with its magnificent and wowed natural beauty, has been recognized one of the 7 natural wonders of the World.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    Hang Đầu Gỗ (Grotto of Wooden Stakes)
    Cave of Marbles
    Drum grotto
    Grotto of Bo Nau
    Boat rides
    Fried fresh seafood, seafood hotpot
    (shrimps, oysters, cuttlefish....)
    Cat Ba
    Tuan Chau
    Van Đồn
    Spring rolls
    (seafood stuff)
    Cat Ba National Park
    Helicopter rides
    BBQ on beaches
    Cat Co 1 &2
    Western style dishes
    Bai Tu Long Bay
    Tra Co Peninsula
    (380 km from Ha Noi capital
    Sapa- the premier destination of north-west Vietnam- lies in a beautiful valley at the height of 1600m and very close to the border of China. The whole area is spectacular, full of colorful minority people and frequently shrouded in mist. This beautiful mountainous city is famous for both its fine, rugged scenery and also its rich cultural diversity. H’mong ang Dzao minority people- the largest and most colorful ethnic groups in the region are an interesting part of your visit that can’t be missed to have a complete trip to this highland.

    Places of interest


    Top eats and drinks

    Saturday market
    BIke rides
    “Cap nach” Pigs
    (kind of piglet)
    Bac Ha market on Sunday
    Chinese Black Mushrooms
    Coc Ly Tuesday market
    Pau Play Day Cake
    Ham Rong Mountain
    Fructus Crataegi Wine
    Silver Waterfall,
    Khang Gai Dried Meat
    Rattan Bridge
    Grilled corn
    Bamboo Forest
    Ta Phin Cave
    Lao Chai - Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai village
    Su Pan Village,
    Y Linh Ho Village
    Muong Hoa Valley.
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    Ho Chi Minh city is not a paradise for shopping lovers like Hong Kong and Singapore, but markets and commercial centres here can offer a wide variety of things that you can hardly find anywhere else.

    Map & Locations
    Ben Thanh Market
    Tan Dinh Market
    An Dong Market
    Khai Silk
    Ben Thanh ward, Dist. 1
    298 Hai Ba Trung, Dist. 1
    66 An duong Vuong, Dist. 5
    57A Tháp Mười, Dist. 6
    107 Dong Khoi, Dist. 1
    Blue Space Gallery
    Vinh Loi Gallery

    1A Le Thi Hong Gam Dist. 1

    41 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, Dist 3.
    Shopping Center
    Saigon Square
    TAX Commercial center
    Diamond Plaza
    77-89 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Dist. 1
    135 Nguyen Hue, Ben Nghe ward, Dist. 1
    34 Le Duan, Dist. 1
    Phu Quoc Pearls
    Long Beach
    Phu Quoc Crafts
    109 Nguyen Trung Truc, Duong Dong ward
    Fish Sauce
    Fish Sauce Factory
    30 Thang 4 St, Phu Quoc
    Night market & Seafood
    Dinh Cau Night Market
    Vo Thi Sau street
    Kim Quang
    Next to Sailing Club, Tran Phu St.
    Arts & Crafts
    64 Tran Phu, Nha Trang city
    Shopping Center
    Nhatrang Center
    20 Tran Phu, Nha Trang city
    Salanganes Nest
    248 Thong Nhat Shop
    248 Thong Nhat, Nha Trang city
    Local specialties & Shopping
    Dam Market
    Nguyen Thai Hoc St., Nha Trang city
    HA NOI
    Kenly Silk
    Coco Silk
    108 Pho Hang Gai Old Quarter
    37A Van Mieu, Dong Da
    Life Photo Gallery
    Hanoi Gallery
    39 Pho Trang Tien
    110 Pho Hang Bac
    Arts & Crafts
    Hieu Phuc Loi
    Ha Gallery
    2B Pho Ta Hien Old Quarter
    18 Pho Hang Trong, Nha Tho Area
    Nguyen Frères
    54 Traditions Gallery
    5 Pho Hai Ba Trung
    30 Pho Hang Bun, Truc Bach
    Shopping Center
    Night Market
    From Pho Hang Giay to Pho Hang Dao
    Infostones Bookshop
    41 Pho Trang Tien
    Ceramic art
    Bat Trang Village
    Bat Trang village, Gia Lam, Ha Noi
    HOI AN
    Hoi An is so well-known with its skillful handicrafts, especially lanterns. Even out of expectation is clothes that can be made within only 3-4 hours. Just take a city tour and your new clothes are ready there for you to bring home.
    Silk Lanterns
    A Dong Silk
    Hoi An Cloth Market
    40 Le Loi, Hoi An
    Tran Phu St., Hoi An
    Tran Hung Dao, St., Hoi An
    Tran Phu St., Le Loi St., An Hoi village
    Arts & Crafts
    Art Galleries
    Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St., Hoi An
    Khai Tri
    52 Le Loi, Hoi An
    Lotus Jewelry
    100 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An
    Ceramic Art
    Ceramics Shops
    Bach Dang St., Hoi An
    Lacquer Paintings
    Lily Shop
    Phan Boi Chau St.

    DA LAT

    Don’t miss any hand-made woolen items and souvenirs made from flowers. They are just wonderful to touch, to feel and to hold them for your own.
    Woolen sweaters
    Night Market
    From Hoa Binh Area to Dalat Market
    Arts & Crafts
    XQ Historical Village
    258 Mai Anh Dao St. , Dalat City
    Dalat Market
    Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St.
    Tea & Coffee
    Le Ky Store
    21 Hoa Binh Area, Dalat
    Artichoke Products
    Dalat Market
    Dat Viet Store
    Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St.
    1C Nguyen Khuyen, Dalat
    Spiral Foundation Healing the Wounded Heart Center
    23 Vo thi Sau St.
    Hue traditional foods
    Dong Ba Market
    Tran Hung Dao St.
    Conical hats
    Da Le village, Phu Cam village.
    Phu Xuan Bookstore
    131 Tran Hung Dao St.
    Brocatelle clothing

    Bac Ha kermes
    Coc Ly kermes

    Bac Ha, Lao Cai
    Bac Ha, Lao Cai
    Herbal medicines

    Bac Ha kermes
    Coc Ly kermes

    Bac Ha, Lao Cai
    Bac Ha, Lao Cai