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Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat: A traveler review

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat has never been more comfortable. This VIP bus was one of the best parts of the journey!

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Cat Cat Village in Sapa: Immerse yourself in traditions and colors

Cat Cat village is a quaint little tribal village of the H’Mong and Dao people offering you valuable insight into the mountainous way of life.

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Why you should book a lazy day in Halong Bay

A peaceful, sublime World Heritage Site 3 hours from Hanoi, Halong Bay is the picture of serenity, making it even more enticing to escape busy city life.

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Vietnam at a glance

International dialing code
84
Good to know
Vietnam's energy is not like any other country's. The intense and multifaceted Vietnamese local culture, combined with colonialist influences, brews a beautiful landscape. Walking through Hanoi is like entering a whole new world; bicycles, motorcycles circle French colonial style buildings and the smell of exotic fruits may permeate your memory. Don't miss out on exploring places like Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and Halong Bay.
Time zone
GMT+7
Spoken language
Vietnamese
Cost to avg. transport ticket
USD15.5

Your questions, our answers

Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops in Vietnam but generally speaking, cash is king here, especially in less touristy areas.

The standard voltage in Vietnam is 220V. There are three plug types in Vietnam: Types A, B and C.

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting Vietnam: Measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get for Vietnam are: Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, Malaria and Rabies. We recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information about vaccinations you need before your trip.

These are the holidays celebrated in Vietnam:

  • Hùng Kings' Festival
  • Independence Day of Vietnamz
  • Labor Day
  • New Year's
  • Reunification Day
  • Tết
  • Vietnamese New Year's Eve