Vietnam Tourist Guide
Before you travel, take a photocopy of your international passport and other documents proving your identity (driver’s license, etc.), and airline tickets, and store them separately from the originals. In case of loss of documents, you will have fewer problems, especially with tickets.
Take spare passport photos with you, including those for children – they will come in handy in case you lose your passport. In case of loss of a passport, air ticket or baggage, you must immediately inform the representative of the host country about this, who will tell you how you can solve the problem. If the problem cannot be resolved on the spot, report it by any means of communication to the place of purchase of the tour.
Vietnam is a state in Southeast Asia, occupying the eastern part of the Indochinese Peninsula.
From January 01, 2009, citizens of the Russian Federation enjoy the right to visa-free entry to Vietnam and exit from the country, regardless of the purpose of the trip, if the period of their stay in the territory of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) does not exceed 15 days from the date of crossing the Vietnamese border, subject to the following requirements: the presence of a valid passport issued by the competent authority of the Russian Federation, and the validity of the passport must expire at least three months after returning from the territory of Vietnam; availability of a return ticket or a ticket to travel to a third country; the entering citizen should not belong to the category of persons,
You are responsible for the validity of your passport. Check the validity of the passport, the correspondence of the records to reality, the presence and condition of the seal on the relevant pages and photographs, the absence of corrections, erasures.
Carefully consider the rules for registration of departure from the Russian Federation abroad for minor children and fill out the necessary documents in a timely manner.
According to Cheeroutdoor, the duration of the flight from Moscow to Vietnam is about 10 hours.
Territory – 330 thousand square meters. km.
The capital is Hanoi.
Vietnam is one of the most densely populated countries in Southeast Asia. The main ethnic group is Vietnamese. They make up almost 90% of the population. In total, more than 54 peoples and nationalities live in the country. Among them are Thais, Chinese, Khmers (Cambodians).
The main religion is Buddhism. Other religious denominations – Confucianism, Taoism, Caodaism, Hoa Khao sect, Catholicism, Lutheranism, Islam. The predominant philosophy is Confucianism.
The official language of the country is Vietnamese, it is spoken by more than 80% of the total population. Chinese, English, French and some Russian are widely spoken.
Time is ahead of Moscow by 3 hours in summer and 4 hours in winter.
The voltage in the electrical network is 220 V. The
monetary unit of Vietnam is dong, equal to 10 hao and 100 su. Banknotes in circulation are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 VND. The most popular foreign currency is the US dollar. Hotels and supermarkets accept Visa and Master Card credit cards, as well as Traveler’s Checks.
Shops are open from 7.30 – 11.30 or 8.00-12.00 and from 13.00-17.00 or 13.30-17.30.
Banks work – 8.30 – 17.00, ATMs – 24 hours a day. Official holidays – Saturday, Sunday.
Taxi is recommended as buses and minibuses are overcrowded and travel at 50km/h. Taxi can be called from any hotel, cafe or shop. The cost of landing is approximately the equivalent of $0.50, and then for each kilometer – $0.5.
It is believed that a characteristic feature of Vietnamese cuisine is “repulsive smell with excellent taste.” Vietnamese cuisine is distinctive, with its own nuances that make it different from the gastronomy of no less vibrant neighbors. It is worth noting the French influence: for example, shallots, which were brought by the French, are often found in recipes, while the love of coffee was inherited from the French. Vietnamese recipes are traditionally based on fish, but more often on chicken and pork. Rice, vegetables and noodles are served with meat and fish. Favorite meat dishes are rice pancakes “nem zan” or “nem saigon” (in the north) and “cha zo” (in the south). For their preparation, rice paper and filling are used: minced pork, crabs, mien rice noodles, tree ears mok ni mushrooms, onion, eggs. Unlike the cuisine of neighbors, Vietnamese is not so spicy and spicy, the taste of dishes is more refined. Probably the smelliest sauce in Vietnamese cuisine is fish nuoc mam, which is designed to make up for the lack of animal protein in the Vietnamese diet. The second most popular spicy additive is lemongrass.
International communication is available in all hotels. It is recommended to purchase a SIM card from a Vietnamese operator. To communicate with Russia by Vietnamese phone, it is recommended to dial 1717 – 007 (Russian code) – (area code) – phone number. The cost of a call in this case is approximately 75 cents.
The international code of Vietnam is 84. The codes of major cities are: Hanoi – 04. Haiphong – 032. Ho Chi Minh City – 08. Hue -0 54. Da Nang – 0511. Na Trang – 058.
Those taking medications are advised to take them with them. Form a first aid kit that will help you with minor ailments, save time searching for medicines and relieve the problems of communicating in a foreign language. In addition, many medicines have other names abroad. In the summer season, it is desirable to have sunglasses and skin care creams with digital designations. The higher the number, the higher the level of protection. Do not neglect hats, being in the sun for a long time.
Tips. Usually they leave a reward for taxi drivers, porters, guides in the amount of 5-10% of the bill.
Observe the rules of personal hygiene, avoid random eating places. It is recommended to refrain from drinking in public places: unboiled water and freshly squeezed juices; fresh vegetable and fruit salads; fruits unpeeled before consumption; ice cream; confectionery with fruit filling; food ice. In all cases of signs of illness, immediately seek medical help (the necessary information is contained in the text of the insurance policy). We advise you to drink only bottled water and soft drinks. Be careful and vigilant while traveling, as tourist centers in all countries attract the attention of scammers and pickpockets. Keep money and documents so that they do not become their prey. High-risk places include railway stations, gas stations, markets. Be careful and do not leave things unattended (your own or a trusted person), especially in public transport and when transferring. When leaving the bus at stops, including during excursions, do not leave hand luggage in it, especially valuables and money. The responsibility for the safety of hand luggage lies with the passenger. especially in public transport and when transferring. When leaving the bus at stops, including during excursions, do not leave hand luggage in it, especially valuables and money. The responsibility for the safety of hand luggage lies with the passenger. especially in public transport and when transferring. When leaving the bus at stops, including during excursions, do not leave hand luggage in it, especially valuables and money. The responsibility for the safety of hand luggage lies with the passenger.
The import of foreign currency into the territory of Vietnam is not limited, but it is necessary to declare the total amount, since export is possible only within the declared amount. It is allowed to import 400 cigarettes, 50-100 cigars, 1.5 liters. wine and vodka products with a strength above 22 degrees and 2 liters – with a strength below 22 degrees, 2 cans (100 grams) of red or black caviar and gifts, the total value of which does not exceed 300 US dollars.
When exporting commercial goods or products of high value from the country, permission from the customs service is required. The export of antiques and precious stones is prohibited.