Vietnam is a land of natural beauty and diverse culture. Vietnam culture is a blend of Chinese, Japanese, French and American culture. After so many struggles with the French and US, this country has lost all its luxury. Yet traveling in this land will give you a peaceful, lively and delightful experience for sure.
It is best to know something about the place you are going to visit. So do thorough research about the place, people, food, transportation, and culture. Here are some tips to help you with a hassle-free journey to Vietnam.
Don’t forget to apply for a Visa.
To enter Vietnam, you need to apply for a visa. If you plan to stay longer than 15 days, you need to apply for a visa before your travel date. Citizens of Scaventia, South East Asia, and Western Europe will get a 15-day free visa. Other country citizens have to pay a certain fee to get an entry visa. Visa on arrival is also available for citizens of the certain country such as the US, Canada, Australia, etc.
2. Exchange money from the airport
You can exchange money from the airport or banks. You will need to carry Vietnamese Dong or dollars while traveling. US dollar is commonly used for ticket booking, tour booking, or paying for a hotel. But you need to pay Dong in local shops and restaurants. So it is best to carry both while traveling around Vietnam
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3. Don’t hesitate to book a travel package
You don’t have to book each and everything before traveling. You will get travel agencies in every corner of the town. So it will be convenient and easy for you to book anthrough these agencies to enjoy all the tourist spots without any tension.
4. Be ready to bargain
It is very usual to bargain in the Vietnam market. You can try to negotiate in each shop. Bargaining is a part of Vietnamese culture. So you can negotiate with them for a better price. But in restaurants and bars, the price is fixed. You can get all the sporting stuff for a low price. Many brands have manufacturing units here so that you can get some quality products for less price.
5. Don’t worry about Wi-Fi
You don’t have to worry about the internet connection. You will get a fantastic free Wi-Fi connection everywhere, like cafes, restaurants, hotels, etc. But you will not get 4G in Vietnam.
6. Don’t go for public transportation
All city buses will be crowded, so it is best to avoid them for transportation. Also, trains are so slow and old-fashioned. You can choose sleeper buses to travel from one city to another. You can purchase tickets from travel agencies or any booking office. These buses are clean and offer individual reclining seats, clean toilets, and free Wi-Fi.
7. Don’t forget to enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes
Try some traditional Vietnamese food from the streets or local restaurants. All shops are hygienic so don’t worry about the quality of food. Vietnamese prefers spicy food, so be prepared to eat them. Some popular dishes are Bun Cha, Pho, Banh Mi, etc. Also, try their tasty strong coffee from one of the local coffee shops.
8. Keep your valuable things safe
Vietnam is a safe place, but small theft like snatching things on busy streets will happen on streets. So it is best to keep your valuable items securely. Also, be careful with your items while traveling on a night bus.
9. Check weather conditions before traveling
The best time to visit Vietnam is from January to March. It is best to avoid the rainy season. Carry light jackets and summer clothes to wear while traveling. But if you visit temples, try to carry a pashmina with you, which is a traditional shawl to wrap around your shoulder.
Vietnam is an amazing country to travel to if you take all these tips seriously. It has everything from beaches, waterfalls, mountains, and jungles. So explore this extreme country, and you will love it for sure.