Vietnam Travel Guide
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Information about Vietnam
Before traveling to any foreign destination, it is very important to know certain details about the place. Here is a Vietnam travel guide for you with essential information about the main aspects of the country.
Weather in Vietnam: Vietnam weather is very dynamic in nature. It differentiates quite a bit from north to south over the year. The northern parts have high mountains and highlands, which enjoys a pleasantly warm temperate climate in the summer but gets really cold in the winter. The southern parts, on the other hand, are really hot and humid, especially the Mekong Delta region. This place also gets a lot of rainfall from the southwest monsoon. The central part of Vietnam is a balance between the two. But because of being on the leeward side of a mountain, the east coast does not get the rains from the southwest but from the northeast monsoon. Overall, Vietnam has a bearable and navigable climate all through the year. Before visiting, go through the Vietnam tour guide to know what weather you can expect on your trip.
Nightlife in Vietnam: Nightlife in Vietnam is quite bright and vibrant. Though not as popular compared to its neighbors like Thailand or even Cambodia, Vietnam has its own charm. The coastal city of Nha Trang is quite a hub for nightclubs and live music haunts. The main cities – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City brim with similar nightlife scenes. But other than bars and pubs, there are other attractions as well, which you can find out in any Vietnam guide. The night markets of Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City are perfect for some night-time shopping. The opera houses and water puppet shows can be great alternatives also to enjoy the nightlife in Vietnam.
Food in Vietnam: Vietnam has quite an interesting cuisine, thanks to the mixture of Thai, Chinese, Malay and Indian influences. The basic concepts are similar to the general south Asian cuisines, but with twists of their own. Pho is a very famous meal here, which is basically noodles and soup with chicken or beef, garnished with basil, beans, and lime. It is a very popular gourmet as well as street food. Summer rolls or Goi Cuon, made of shrimp or pork and rolled in rice paper are must-haves. Skewered meats are popular as usual, found abundantly in any eatery around Vietnam. Because of the French influence, roasted meat, pates, and baguettes are common as well. Sticky rice is an essential ingredient in savory as well as sweet dishes, as it is common in South Asian countries.
Shopping in Vietnam: Shopping is not the foremost thing to do in Vietnam; however, it is certainly one to keep in mind. Most of the open-air shopping areas in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City sell apparels, watches, jewelry and similar small trinkets and accessories at cheap rates. The night markets once again are an essential part of Vietnamese shopping. Mekong Delta has a floating market which is worth checking out. The flower markets too are great to simply explore and take photographs, if not for buying anything.
Festivals in Vietnam: Vietnam has its share of grand and vibrant festivals all around the year. Lunar New Year during January is the biggest one in the country, locally called Tet. The Hue festival in the summer takes place in the ancient city of Hue once every two years and preserves the age-old customs of the Nguyen Dynasty. The dragon dance and boat travel associated with the perfume festival of Hanoi are certainly not to be missed if it happens while you are there. To know exactly what festival will be on during your vacation, consult a Vietnam guide for accurate dates and schedules.
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FAQ's of Vietnam
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Yes, there is. The highest peak of Vietnam is Mount Fansipan (3143 meters) which is a popular mountain climbing spot in Vietnam.
Laos or Cambodia to Vietnam is a popular road route. There are bus services as well, and it takes around 24 hours approximately, depending on the start location.
Vietnamese Dong is the active currency of Vietnam since 1978. The symbol is VND.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi are the two easily accessible ones from India. Da Nang is the third international airport of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City falls in South Vietnam. So the best time to visit the city is from November to March when it is more or less pleasantly cool.
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