10 things to know when traveling to Vietnam

Vinatravel's guide recommends that you learn the words "dog meat", "cat meat" and "little tiger" so you don't eat it wrong.

  Saturday, 15/02/2020, 22:40
Here are 10 noteworthy things that Vinatravel we summarize for when you come to Vietnam to travel:

1. Crossing the road:
To overcome this difficult challenge, please slowly merge into the car on the road, keep the speed stable, do not hesitate, do not stop, do not text by phone or view the map when crossing the street. Vehicles will automatically adjust to you.

2. Be careful with dog or cat meat:
It is easy to eat if you do not pay attention. Learn Vietnamese for these two words in advance to be able to distinguish. Although there was a law not consuming cats in 1997, this dish still appears a lot. People also smuggle cats from China and Laos to Vietnam. In the menu, cat meat is called "Little Tiger".

3. Vietnamese Dong:
The exchange rate of USD / VND is about 21,734. Foreign visitors must try to pay attention to the numbers to tip correctly. The trick is to remember the colors of each currency to avoid confusion.

4. Correct pronunciation of "Phở":
This is a delicious dish everywhere. You should try to learn how to pronounce this word correctly to avoid misunderstandings when ordering.

5. Prepare seasonal items:
In summer, the weather in Vietnam is hot and humid, so you can leave your jeans at home. In the winter, northern Vietnam is very cold, you should wear a thick coat. Check the weather forecast before you leave, and bring an umbrella in case it rains.

6. Ask for a taxi or tour guide first: If your group has 3 people, the price may be equal or cheaper than buying a tour if you rent a car and a guide. When organizing a private tour, you can decide when to leave the hotel, where to eat, where to go, when to return to the hotel ..., and with the group tour, you can not do this.

7. Be careful though taxis:
At the airport there are a lot of deceptive taxis. You should book a taxi at the hotel to avoid being charged too expensive. You also don't have to pay tolls, so if a driver asks you to pay then refuse. Drivers in Vietnam often do not obey traffic laws. Please ask them not to talk on the phone while driving, because they can drive the wrong way and charge higher than reality, not to mention very dangerous.

8. Passport at least 6 months valid:
You need to make sure that your passport is valid for 6 months after you arrive in Vietnam. A passenger sitting next to me on a flight to Hanoi was denied entry because his passport was only valid for more than 5 months. Customs officers in Vietnam are very strict in this matter.

9. There are many ways to apply for a visa:
You can mail your passport to the Vietnamese embassy in Washington DC, and it takes about 1 month to get a visa. You can also apply for a visa on arrival, but you need a visa approval letter via an entry visa service for about $ 50.

10. Buy a sim card of Vietnam on arrival:
You can buy a sim card at the airport. When used up, you can buy the card at any street corner. You can also use free apps to make calls and text if you have Wi-Fi. However, remember to turn off the roaming service before using Wi-Fi.

Through this we (Vinatravel) hope to help you be somewhat startled when traveling to Vietnam. Thank you for reading this article and it will be of great help to your fund for traveling to Vietnam.
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