• Do I need a visa to Vietnam for the citizens of Russia

    The citizens can visit Vietnam without a visa for up to 15 days. Visa stamp the Russians on the border of Vietnam to be in airports and at land border crossings. To obtain it is necessary to observe several simple conditions:...Read more...

  • Do I need a visa to Vietnam for citizens of Belarus

    Belarusian citizens can visit Vietnam for up to 15 days without a visa, just a passport stamp. Visa-free entry for citizens of Belarus is temporary and is valid until 30 June 2020 but may be extended. If you need to stay in Vietnam more than 15 days, need a visa in advance or upon arrival...Read more...

  • How to extend your stay in Vietnam

    Виза во Вьетнам

    To extend visa-free or visa-free stay in Vietnam it is possible, but it is better to this question prepared in advance. This means that if you are planning a long stay in Vietnam, it is better to chart the actions, otherwise you can get for unexpected expenses and fines...Read more...

  • Peculiarities of national shopping in Nha Trang

    Особенности национального шопинга в Нячанге

    The country is peculiar. To say unequivocally that I liked it, I can't. If you want more time to go there? Probably not, but it is also a question of price. From the first day I had a strange feeling that something is always missing. Only finally moving away from the exhausting trip and after wandering around I learned Thai...Read more...

  • Prices in Vietnam

    Шопинг во Вьетнаме, цены

    Vietnam is an inexpensive country. Even compared with such popular tourist neighbors in Southeast Asia like Thailand, Malaysia, China prices in Vietnam for tourists is lower. However, in comparison with Russia if to judge objectively, in General, prices are about the same as in Russia, and something even much more expensive...Read more...

  • All about trains in Vietnam and how to use them

    Поезда во Вьетнаме

    The train network in Vietnam is not very developed. There is a railway line connecting the North with the South (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city), and passing through all the major cities and tourism center of the country: Nha Trang, da Nang, hue, Vinh. From Hanoi there are branches in Lao Cai (to get to Sapa) and Hai Phong (to get to cat BA island or Halong Bay). Also from Hanoi railway goes to China and then to Russia and Europe up to London...Read more...

  • Что такое Grab-такси во Вьетнаме

    In Vietnam do not work familiar to us Uber or Yandex taxi, and instead have the app Grab. This is the only option for tourists to book a taxi via the Internet, also actively use it and local. But for visitors to the country this app is more than relevant, as foreigners local drivers traditionally, cheating, refusing to travel by the meter or by using rigged meters, and using Grab, you can be sure that you do not have to overpay....Read more...

  • Features of the road in Vietnam

    Дорожное движение во Вьетнаме

    Vietnam – the country for tourists in terms of traffic. In our experience (the authors) explore the countries of South-East Asia, traffic in Vietnam the worst, a real "trash". However, should not prematurely be afraid, because if you don't pay attention to all the chaos on the roads, and look objectively, according to the world health organization (data for 2013), mortality rates on the roads of Vietnam is located at 42nd place, Thailand 2, and Russia 72...Read more...

  • Beer in Vietnam

    Пиво во Вьетнаме

    Beer in Vietnam is the most popular alcoholic drink, and the locals are starting to use it almost in the morning. Sold and spilled it everywhere, there are local varieties and imported beer. The variety is not as great as we have in Russia, but in General there is a choice, and the taste is acceptable...read more...

  • All about alcohol in Vietnam

    Змеиное виски из Вьетнама

    In Vietnam there is no religious or cultural conventions regarding the use and sale of alcohol. The Vietnamese never refuse the use of spirits, and drink everything and everywhere. Therefore, the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages tourists will not have any problems. The price of alcohol here is about the same as in Russia, but something is even cheaper...read more...

  • ATMs and plastic cards in Vietnam

    Пластиковые карты во Вьетнаме

    The use of plastic cards in Vietnam is quite common: credit card no problem pay in stores, hotels, travel agencies, or to remove her money from ATMs. However, there are features that are worth to know...read more...

  • As in Vietnam are Russian

    Вьетнамец

    Tourists from Russia and other Russian-speaking countries of the former USSR should not expect special treatment by the Vietnamese. Some naively believe that the people of Vietnam will be more friendly and kind to them, remembering the warm friendship between the two countries and the Soviet Union in hard times. Unfortunately, all is long forgotten by the older generation. And another new young generation...read more...

  • The best area of Hanoi for tourists

    Лучший район Ханоя для туристов

    Hanoi is a huge city, but most of the tourist infrastructure and hotels concentrated in one place. It is a small area around the local attractions – lake of the Returned sword, and especially the old town area to the North of the lake (old town/tourist area on the map). This is the best place where you can stay to tourists. In addition, there are the most inexpensive Hanoi hotels, budget guesthouses and hostels...read more...

  • All about Vietnamese coffee for tourists

    Кофе Вьетнама

    One of the things that should definitely bring from Vietnam is a great Vietnamese coffee. You can buy them for own use and as gifts for friends and relatives, especially in the sale are gift packs complete with a special Vietnamese Cup for brewing. Restrictions on its export and import in Russia is not, if only it was not of the consignment, otherwise the question may arise at customs upon entry...read more...

  • Prices and shopping in Hanoi, where and what to buy

    Возврат налога во Вьетнаме туристам

    Hanoi is a huge trading platform, here everything is something to buy and sell, and shops along the endless stretch of road. At first glance it may seem that this is a shopping Paradise, where tourists can buy for next to nothing a lot cheap useful things and Souvenirs. However, in reality it is not so, and in the heart of Hanoi has a lot of features that are worth to know...read more...

  • Tax refund for purchases in Vietnam tourists

    Возврат налога во Вьетнаме туристам

    As in many other countries, in Vietnam in 2011 introduced a VAT refund system for "VAT Refund", which allows tourists to return part of the cost of expensive purchases when leaving the country. Return 85% of the amount of tax paid, which is included in the price of goods, the tax is approximately 10% and depends on the type of goods, i.e. the return of approximately 8.5% of the total value of the goods, and sometimes more...read more...

  • How to travel in Vietnam, bought a motorcycle

    Покупка мотоцикла во Вьетнаме

    Despite the apparent complexity, to buy a motorcycle and make motorcycle journey through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia will not be difficult. Most importantly, you need good to be able to operate the two-wheeled transport. Moreover, we are not talking about the usual scooters automatic or semi-automatic machines which can be rented from any resort in South-East Asia...read more...

  • Fines for traffic violations in Vietnam

    Often one can read that when driving in a rented transport in Vietnam for violations on the road is easier to get away with a bribe than to pay the official fine. Sometimes this is true, but keep in mind that in a country struggling with corruption, and if you get to principled policeman, and could fall under the criminal liability. Well, if we broke the rules and feel that you have to extort "bribes" instead of a fine, should at least know the dimensions of the official fines to bargain, otherwise you can pay even more than the official fine...Read more...

  • What rights are needed in Vietnam

    Какие права нужны во Вьетнаме

    To 2014 for legal control car or motorbike in Vietnam is definitely was required to obtain a local rights, no foreign law was not recognized. But luckily, in 2014, Vietnam acceded to the Vienna Convention on road traffic, and now here it is possible to lawfully drive the vehicle on international driving permits (IDP)...Read more...

  • Diving in Vietnam

    The coastline of Vietnam, a densely rugged river deltas, spread out over 3 444 km. the Country is washed by the waters of the South China sea, entering the Pacific ocean. Shore economic zone of the red river Delta and North East region covers the Gulf of Beibu (Tonkin) and the South-West in the area of the Mekong Delta – Siamese. About 4 thousand square km of the Asian States is not the land mainland and Islands, including archipelagos: Parabelskiy, cat BA island and the Spratly Islands. The largest among them, Phu Quoc island, part of the province of Kuenzang...read more...

  • The seasons in Vietnam, when to go

    Before going on vacation to Vietnam, you should decide what time is best to do. But the problem is that such a simple question like "When is the best time to travel to Vietnam" is almost impossible to give a single simple answer. Despite the fact that Viet Nam is significantly inferior to Russia, the weather conditions here during the same season can be very different in different places, i.e. at different resorts. Moreover, you will be surprised, but, despite the fact that it is considered that it is warm all year round, some resorts are even sometimes snow...read more...

  • The best sights of Vietnam

    In every country there are places without which a visit to it will be incomplete, and if you can't see them, you will have to go back there again. So, to Cambodia is the famous Angkor, Egypt – the pyramids, in Thailand's ancient capital Ayuthaya, and Indonesia, for example, Borobudur. In Vietnam, too, there are places that are a must-see regardless of which resort you are resting. Here's our ranking of these attractions, as well as quick tips on how to visit them...read more...

  • All beach resorts in Vietnam

    The city of Nha Trang on the southern coast of Vietnam, is definitely the most popular beach resort. But he owes his popularity not the ideal beaches in the style of "bounty", and combined in one place, decent beaches, a huge amount of experience a number of attractions and opportunities for shopping...read more...

  • Excursions in Ho Chi Minh city

    Traditionally, English-speaking tourists considered that in Ho Chi Minh city to do and nothing to watch. Most tourists, unfortunately, think one in Ho Chi Minh city there are no beaches and some major attractions, you go there and why not. But, in fact, though the city itself is not really rich and special historical sights of Ho Chi Minh city offers a huge number of excursions through which you can watch not only the entire southern part of Vietnam, but even to visit neighbouring Cambodia or Laos. But what is especially good prices on tours from Ho Chi Minh city are ridiculously cheaper than the same tours from the popular resorts of the South, like MUI ne, Vung Tau or Nha Trang...read more...

  • All the beaches of Nha Trang

    What attracts tourists in Nha Trang? Of course – beach holiday. In addition to the main city beach, which stretches for 7 kilometers to Nha Trang (or rather, next to it) is the stunning scenic corners where everyone can find rest for their soul. It is the beaches, which combines romance, comfort, tranquility and unity with nature. Most of these beaches are not only a one-time visit-the trip from the city, but where you can stay for a few days in one of the hotels...read more...

  • How to choose the right hotel in Nha Trang

    Nha Trang can be safely be called a resort the cheapest hotels in Vietnam. It's hard to believe, but here you can find a room in the Guesthouse for two with air conditioning from $ 10. To stay in a single room without air conditioning all for $ 5, and a bed in the hostels for rent for $ 3. Rates at hotels are slightly higher, but still a pleasant surprise. There are in Nha Trang and luxury hotels with prices reaching almost to $ 1,000 a night, although decent "five" can be found for $ 100...read more...

  • How to choose a resort in Vietnam: automatic helper

    With our automated "assistant" you can select the options of resorts in Thailand by answering simple questions. Keep in mind that the results obtained do not claim absolute accuracy, but we tried to make them as objective as possible...read more...

  • Where to go in Nha Trang or Phan Thiet

    Vietnam tourism Nha Trang and Phan Thiet (resort area of MUI ne) is arguably the most popular and most visited places in Vietnam, especially among Russians. This is not surprising, because both resorts have good beaches and good infrastructure. Prices for package tours and costs for self-organized trip, at one time or another resort about the same. There is only one problem – the right to choose one of them, if it is not possible to visit both in one trip. Below we have tried to objectively compare these two places to make it easier to decide...read more...

  • The tricks and scams in Vietnam

    Vietnam is a wonderful, interesting and safe country. But, unfortunately, experienced tourists and travelers have long known that the number of wiring and various tattoos with the aim of taking money from tourists here is incredibly high. Perhaps no other country in South-East Asia boasts such a large number of ways to obtain a tourist a few extra dollars for anything. And it's not just about the ingenuity and the number of these methods, but the magnitude of this phenomenon. And the scale of these enormous built in method of doing business: trying to fuck everywhere and always, from state institutions to travel agencies. And those tourists who believe that he had been in Vietnam and no one is fooled, really just don't know that they were deceived...read more...

  • Vietnam independently or on a package tour

    If the purpose of your next trip will be Vietnam, it is possible that one of the issues that you need to decide: to go to Vietnam alone or a senior. The answer to this question is not as simple and straightforward as it might seem. You can't just immediately say, for example, that to go to Vietnam on holiday alone will be cheaper than for tourists, because it is not always so...read more...

  • Holidays and festivals in Vietnam

    A visit to Vietnam during official holidays and festivals on the one hand looks very attractive and attracts huge number of tourists both from abroad and inside the country. But on the other hand, on the eve of holidays and festivals and some time after them, the price of tourist services and transport would significantly increase, and sometimes the availability of hotels is just impossible to find...read more...

  • The airport of Ho Chi Minh city (Vietnam): how to get tickets, layout

    The airport of Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) Tan Son Nhat International Airport (tan son Nhat pronounced, the IATA code is SGN) is the largest airport of Vietnam in terms of size and ridership (up to 17 million passengers per year). It is located at a distance of about 6 kilometers from the center of Ho Chi Minh city in the city: right at the exit of the airport you will be taken to the residential and business districts of the city, within walking distance are several hotels...read more...

  • How to get from Moscow to Hanoi

    To get to Vietnam, tourists usually have to choose one of the variants of flights to Hanoi, to Ho Chi Minh city, and now have a direct flight to Nha Trang. One of the most popular and cheap air routes between Russia and Vietnam is a flight from Moscow to Hanoi. It should not be considered as an option, if you want to get to the southern beaches of Vietnam such as Nha Trang, Phan Thiet (MUI ne) or Vung Tau...read more...

  • Rent a motorcycle and car in Vietnam: practical information

    As in most of the countries of South-East Asia, the motorcycle is called Vietnam's "motorbike", is the most common form of transport. For tourists this is also a great way to become better acquainted with the country, see more and feel completely free in terms of movement. But rent a motorcycle in Vietnam is associated with some specifics. What, read on...read more...

  • Hanoi Airport

    Despite the fact that it's the capital airport, it is the largest and only third in terms of passenger service. Even by Russian standards, the airport in Hanoi is rather similar to some of the regional and Metropolitan to hardly hold out. However, the airport has all the necessary minimum for the sending and waiting passengers on international and domestic flights...read more...

  • Vietnamese sirigere – experience away from the tourist routes

    If you are going to Vietnam and still don't know what "Miraging" (Easyriding), then this article is for you. The phenomenon is relatively new and still little known Russian tourists, but it definitely deserves attention, and, in our opinion, silaging in the future firmly establish its position as one of the most interesting types of rest and travel, though the mass he will be unlikely...read more...

  • Airlines Vietnam

    Knowledge of most tourists and even some experienced travelers about airlines of Vietnam are limited by the fact that Vietnam has a national airline is Vietnam Airlines, and operates flights low cost airline AirAsia. Meanwhile, in Vietnam, in recent years, a considerable number of airlines, including budget offering flights at very competitive prices in Vietnam as well as in neighboring Asian countries...read more...

  • What to bring home from Vietnam?

    Vietnam is truly a Paradise for shopaholics. A huge range of different kinds of goods and low prices will pleasantly surprise you. The prices in the shops and markets are different, although not very much. In stores is to look for branded clothes and shoes, equipment, articles of gold and precious stones. Markets and bazaars are focused on a wider range of buyers (including local) where you can buy everything from clothes, shoes and ending with food. The quality of market goods may not always please you; however, the fact that everything here is very cheap, and negotiable, makes an opportunity to stuff the bags full...read more...

  • Opinion: "How many" and "kiss me", or my 12 days in Hoi an"

    Gathering in the train, I tried to find as much information and advice to help Orient yourself in a foreign country, and many of the tips were useful. Your tips will start with this. PEOPLE LEARN ENGLISH!!! Shame on you, comrades, ashamed, when you approach the beach traders and complain that the Russian people don't speak English. And let them say "how many" instead of "how much", "kiss me" instead of "excuse me", but they are unlike the Russian saying...read more...

  • How to choose Pearls in Vietnam?

    One of the most popular gifts from Vietnam is pearls. This is not surprising, because Vietnam is one of the largest producers of pearls in the world, aided by the excellent natural conditions. Well, the low price of Vietnamese pearls due to the low cost of labor. At least until this is so, and to buy in Vietnam is very high quality and relatively inexpensive pearls perhaps...read more...

  • Review: Now my favorite Vietnam. part 8 of Saigon and the tunnels of Cu Chi

    In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) we came back later. Despite the promise of Phnom Penh 5-6 hours journey, we arrived at 8. However on the road in Vietnam, we are caught in the downpour that flooded all the roads and the bus was traveling slow, but probably because of this delay would be no more than an hour. We returned to Kim Hotel, where we waited for our Luggage and was at the ready room. The room gave another, but for the same $ 15. The room was not worse than the previous...read more...

  • Review: Now my favorite Vietnam. h 7 Two days in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

    In Cambodia we had planned to stay for two days, as we wanted to return to Ho Chi Minh city and stay there for a couple of days before flying home. Arriving late in the evening and accommodation in the hotel in which we were forcibly brought to the van, we went down the street to look for something else. Then we learned by the map, we were in the city centre (near Royal Palace), but first met us the hotel we had to pass a lot. Somehow in a strange way the hotels in the evening we did not come across, but then walking the same streets we found a bunch of places to stay...read more...

  • Review: Now my favorite Vietnam. part 6 From Vietnam to Cambodia via the Mekong Delta

    So, the next phase of our journey consisted of purchased for $ 84 (paid with dollars which you gladly accept and in hotels and travel agencies, not Vietnamese dongs) three-day tour of the Mekong Delta with final destination Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. Left early in the morning on a big tour bus. In the bus we were the only English-speaking...read more...

  • Review: Now my favorite Vietnam. part 5 One day in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)

    The next stop on our journey was the "second capital of Vietnam" - Ho Chi Minh city, loosely old name Saigon. Flights from da Nang Vietnam airlines took just under an hour. Booked the hotel, we were not, and indeed full. Only knew that I wanted to get out of Saigon for a few days in Cambodia...read more...

  • Review: Now my favorite Vietnam. part 4 of the Marble mountains

    One interesting place we visited during our seven-day stay in Hoi an – Marble mountain.
    Mountains are not located in Hoi an, about 30 kilometers away and just a few kilometers from da Nang. First, we looked to buy a tour there at one of the local travel agents, but then decided that it makes no sense to overpay and decided to organize the trip themselves...read more...

  • Review: My beloved Vietnam. part 3 of Seven days in Hoi an

    The small town of Hoi an had become our home for seven days. Arriving from Danang airport by local bus, we walked from the bus station to look for a hotel. First we found the hotel Grassland Hotel. The price at the reception gave us $15 for two with Breakfast. After inspecting the room and the hotel, we without hesitation agreed. The room we had is great: with a TV, air conditioning, bathroom and even a balcony....read more...

  • Review: My beloved Vietnam. part 2 In da Nang

    The next goal of our flight was the city of da Nang. But the purpose of the journey was the town of Hoi an is 30 kilometers from da Nang, where we had intended to spend a week. Flight to da Nang was again Vietnamese airlines on the new Airbus-319. In flight it is not fed and given only a bottle of drinking water...read more...

  • Review: My beloved Vietnam. part 1 Hanoi

    So we successfully landed in Hanoi airport - Noi Bai. Arrived in the morning. Hanoi airport is small, nothing like the capital. But on the other hand, Hanoi is the political capital. The real center of Vietnam in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city), but more on that later...read on...

  • Review: My beloved Vietnam. Introduction

    So we successfully landed in Hanoi airport - Noi Bai. Arrived in the morning. Hanoi airport is small, nothing like the capital. But on the other hand, Hanoi is the political capital. The real center of Vietnam in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city), but more on that later...read on...

  • Review: Sapa. A one-way ticket...

    Sapa and BAC Ha from the beginning was the obligatory points of our three week trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. To get there, we extended their stay in Vietnam for three days. And to be in BAC Ha it on Sunday when it hosts the famous market, we had to redraw the whole scheme of the trip and add one not previously planned flights...read more...

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admin January 1, 2019
Opened a new section to the guide about the island of cat BA (Cat Ba) in the North of Vietnam.
Guide to cat BA island
Sights In Cat BA Island
Hotels and where to stay
The Beaches Of Cat BA
How to get and transport
Map Of Cat BA Island
Haiphong
The information in the guide will be updated. In this topic, ask questions and discuss the holiday in cat BA island. ...
admin 4 January, 2019

Good riddance, as they say, go spam on other forums :SUPER ...
admin 8 February, 2019
Completely updated guide to Sapa. Added new attractions, the villages in the area, details about how to go trekking from Sapa independently. https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/vietnam/sapa ...
mikhail65 20 February, 2019
Is a bottle with a snake. A very popular souvenir. And found there a seasoning that we have, but still don't know what it is. ...
35eg35 February 24, 2019
Actually I have a coffee... And you mean a lot to Vietnam went... :) ...
admin March 1, 2019

So travelers about speech, not about local. A lot of tourists from China in Vietnam, with the Koreans do not confuse them. You can see them on the buses brought in the crowds and unloaded, and signs all in Chinese characters. Although perhaps Koreans in Hoi an, too much, so the total weight they are all the same. But in the North there's all jam jammed with them to the limit.
In General it is not important to the Koreans and the Chinese, just the bad thing is that because of these "imported tourist landings" netai Hoi an already quiet town.
But in the photo, actually, as their "little Hoi an". And that's, I the boat and the bus didn't photograph on which they arrive.
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admin March 7, 2019

There is online information from the center by a free Shuttle bus twice a day from address 64 Tran Quoc Toan St., Danang. Start at 9.00 am and return at 2.00 pm, or start at 03.15 pm and return at 8.00 pm ...
admin March 11, 2019

From the ceiling figure?
The period of their half-lives in the environment for approximately 10 years.
Once in the body of a human or animal, to accumulate in fatty tissues and is very slowly decomposed and eliminated from the body (half-life in humans is from 7-11 years).
Source https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%94%D0%B8%D0%BE%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%BD%D1%8B ...
admin 31 March, 2019

As far as I know, the ban on electronic cigarettes in Vietnam. If in doubt, just disassemble the parts and carriage.
PS For the future, ask questions in the appropriate topic, not anywhere. ...
admin 7 April, 2019

Hammer. About the same equipment always introduce, and even more (usually three cameras), never declared. You do them not in commercial packaging going imports/export... But if you really want, then in the airport after passport control and baggage claim before you go on the green corridor look for the Desk or officer. ask for the Declaration, please fill in and go through the red corridor. ...

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