Memo for tourist to Vietnam

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Where to go in Vietnam:

To choose the right place to stay in Vietnam, learn more about each resort separately and choose a suitable price and conditions.

Popular beach resorts in Vietnam:

Phan Thiet (MUI ne), Nha Trang, da Nang, O. Phu Quoc, Hoi an, on Cat BA, Halong, Vung Tau, O. Con Dao

Popular sightseeing resorts in Vietnam:

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), Sapa, Halong, Hoi an, hue, Dalat, Mekong Delta.

Read more about resorts in Vietnam here.

When to go to Vietnam:

Vietnam's year-round warmth. At some resorts stands out for the low season (rainy season) in different time of year, but this does not mean that there can't go at this time. Just likely to run into bad weather during the low seasons will be slightly higher than in the high season.

Whether pure sea in Vietnam:

The purity of the sea varies from resort to resort but in General, transparency and the natural clean waters of the South China sea, washing the coast of Vietnam, according to most inferior to the purity of the Andaman sea and the Gulf of Thailand lapping sea, the nearest competitor of Vietnam is Thailand.

The cost of the tour:

The cost of tours to Vietnam for two from Moscow starts from 55,000 rubles ($1,800). In high season prices can be higher. The cheap resorts of Phan Thiet and MUI ne and Nha Trang.

Tours in Vietnam.

Currency:

The currency of Vietnam is called the Dong. In the course of local currency and dollars that can be paid for by the city or a major purchase. Rate for 1 USD is about 20,000 VND.

Plastic cards are widely used: many ATMs and card can be calculated.

Read more about Vietnam currency and the exchange rate.

Communication and Internet:

Communication in Vietnam is quite developed. For calls home by roaming of the Russian operators it is better not to use it, would be too expensive. Much cheaper to buy a SIM card from local operators and to call home. You can call home via IP-telephony from Internet cafes on the streets at a price of about 4 rubles per minute.

The Internet is virtually everywhere. Almost every hotel offers free Wi-Fi access or access from a desktop computer. Free Wi-Fi in shopping centres, cafes and restaurants, on the streets of some tourist areas.

Country code: +84

The exit code for international calls: 00

How to get there:

Flight time from Moscow to Vietnam – 9-11 hours.

To Vietnam from Russia fly a lot of airlines from Moscow, St.-Petersburg, and seasonal and Charter flights from many other major cities. In the Airports of Vietnam, with regular flights from Russia: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Nha Trang, da Nang (only charters).

Which airlines fly to Vietnam from Russia.

Transport in Vietnam:

In Vietnam very cheap to travel by plane, especially if you book tickets in advance. See list of airlines of Vietnam.

The railway network connects almost all the tourist cities of Vietnam, trains are comfortable and affordable.

A large number of tourist buses of different companies connects all the tourist places of Vietnam. To travel by bus is cheaper than by train.

In the major cities successfully operating the system is very cheap and convenient public transport (buses).

Taxis are reasonably priced but the taxi drivers often try to "chop" calling high prices. Short distances by taxi is better to go by the meter, on long (between the cities) should negotiate a fixed price, but it is necessary in advance to find out the Internet for a reasonable price on this route.

Visa:

For Russians, a visa for a period of 15 days is not necessary. A visa for a month or more can be obtained on arrival free of charge upon availability of visa support, which is bought and issued through the Internet.

CIS citizens can obtain a visa on arrival upon availability of visa support, but for the money.

Read more about visa to Vietnam.

Security:

Vietnam, one of the safest countries. Serious crimes are very rare. But a large number of petty theft, fraud (deceptions taxis, in restaurants, on the markets, with exchanged currency, etc.)

Read more about security in Vietnam.

Medicine, insurance, vaccinations:

Insurance and vaccinations to enter Vietnam are not required.

Medicine in Vietnam is quite weak. There are international clinics a high level, but the prices are very high and without health insurance there better not enter.

Read more about medical safety in Vietnam.

Time in Vietnam:

The time in Vietnam is ahead of Moscow for three hours.

Electricity:

Used 220V 50Hz, plugs are the same as in Russia.

Language:

In tourist areas, almost all can speak English. In the popular resort areas (Nachange and Phan Thiet) in recent years there are many Russian-speaking Vietnamese. In non-tourist areas you often can't understand even in English.

Emergency phone numbers:

113 – police

114 – fire Department

115 – ambulance

Embassies and consulates:

Embassy in Hanoi:
Address: Hanoi, street Lathan, 191 (191, La Thanh street, Hanoi);
Phone: (844) 3833-69-91
Phone: (844) 3833-69-92
Fax: (844) 3833-69-95
Email address: kons_hanoi@inbox.ru;
Web page: http://www.vietnam.mid.ru
Hours of operation:
mon, Wed: 9.00-12.00, 16.00-17.00
Tues., Fri.: 9.00-12.00
Thu. In : 16.00-17.00

The Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city:
Address: str Maguindanaon, 40 (40, Ba Huyen Thanh Quan street, Hochimin);
Tel: (848) 930-39-36
Fax: (848) 930-39-37
E-mail: cgrushcm@fmail.vnn.vn

The Consulate General in da Nang:
Address: Changfu street, 22 (22, Tran Phu Street, Danang)
Tel: (84511) 382-23-80, 381-85-28
Fax: (84511)381-85-27
E-mail: consdanang@dng.vnn.vn

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
mrrum 21 June, 2018
note the tourists on this information:
Attention to foreign tourists in Nha Trang, Phan Thiet: Beware of fake Rum and fake ISC Rhum Chauvet ...
Irina Lashmanova October 12, 2018
Hello, tell me where to go in Vietnam, the end of February, beginning of March, to ensure that the sea had no waves. ...
admin October 12, 2018

Hello! Never bothered about waves, so can not say for sure, but look at the table of the seasons here - https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/vietnam/kurorty-vietnama. It generally takes into account the monsoon that forms a wave. ...
Saigon-Krasnodar March 24, 2019
Lived in Vietnam for more than a year. There attitude to the Russian beautiful. And the Vietnamese themselves are very friendly nation, where the order of full reciprocity. All of this was seen personally with my own eyes. I lived in Vung Tau city. Often in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) and Hanoi. North and South Vietnamese to each other not love. But foreigners are not covered. Moreover, on the Russian. For example, once in Hanoi I was with team-mates stood in an airport queue for a taxi. Stood in front of the Germans. 15 people somewhere. The first vacant taxi driver, bypassing the regular customer, came immediately to us, inviting in the car. He explained that, upon hearing the Russian language, I realized that we are from the former USSR, which have decided to respect. I repeat that the attitude of Russian in Vietnam is beautiful. There you can at least every day to make new friends who are true and faithful, always able to help at a critical moment. So, don't believe the crap that is written in the article. It is not so. ...
admin 24 March, 2019

You should separate the tourism and accommodation. You've spent most of their time in very different places than tourists spend, and are completely different things. Just don't need to go to the country in the "pink glasses" and really see things. ...
Evgeshka March 31, 2019
Hello,found your group on the Internet,tell me,I bought a vaping in Vietnam will not be any problems at the airport and on Vietnamese customs? As there are two liquids with a volume of 60 ml each. Please tell me ...
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. ...
Irinalapova 6 October, 2019
Interesting country and quite distinctive
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Irinalapova 6 October, 2019

I agree with every word. The Vietnamese are quite normal people and the country more than gostepriimny. There are certainly some points connected with the national mentality :) . But not so critical. All as anywhere in the long run.
As already wrote admin - Vietnamese Wheeler-dealer and I love a bit of shall we say cunning, and for no reason. But it is their earnings and it is necessary to this understanding. But to waste money not worth it.
Also say don't go to Outback, if you are a thrill-seeker. Firstly there is anything interesting and secondly there is very little infrastructure. No Internet, no ATMs, and many places where it is very bad mobile connection ...
Irinalapova 6 October, 2019
Rouge here interesting people. Met them in Hanoi. They differ in appearance and way of life from the rest
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