Vietnam Travel Guide
English Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam, simplified as Vietnam
Vietnamese Name: Cộng hòa Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
Location: East of Indochina Peninsula, border on China, Laos and Cambodia
Area: about 331,210 km² (127,881 sq.mi.)
Currency: Dong (VND)
Time Zone: UTC+7
Administrative Division: 58 provinces and 5 municipalities
Major Nationality: Kinh
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Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Mekong River, Cao Tai Temple, Cu Chi Tunnels
★ Top Destinations and Attractions:
Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, Ba Dinh Square, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, 36 Pho Phuong
Hue: Hue Royal Palace, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tomb of Tu Duc, Tomb of Minh Mang
Other famous destinations: Ha Long Bay, Hoi An Ancient Town, Nha Trang and Da Lat.
Special entertainments: Water Puppet Show, mud bath, coconut candies and rice paper making.
The best time to go to Vietnam is from November to the next April in dry season. The climate in Vietnam is tropical basically and can be divided into dry and rainy seasons. The average year-round temperature is about 75℉(24℃). In addition, the dry season can also be divided into cool season from November to the next February and hot season from March to April. Tourists should protect themselves from sunburn during hot season. Try to avoid the rainy season from May to October when it rains a lot and sometimes the typhoons happen.
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Vietnam has a long history of 4,000 years, leaving its people many historical relics like Thien Mu Pagoda, Cu Chi Tunnels and Tomb of Tu Duc. Vietnam was once a part of ancient China, so it is influenced profoundly by Chinese culture. There are many Chinese-style buildings like the Temple of Literature, Hue Royal Palace. Besides, the country was colonized by French, leaving a lot of French-style buildings such as Saigon Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Vietnam is narrow from east to west but long from south to north. The terrain is high in the west, while it is low in the east. Three quarters of the territory are mountains and plateaus. Besides, the country is close to South China Sea, having a coastline of over 2,025 miles. The diversity of landforms leads to the breathtaking view of mountains, rivers, and the beautiful beaches.
- Last modified on Dec. 10, 2020 -