Vacation in Vietnam is a real adventure! Indeed, only in a country whose most beautiful corners were created by the Red Dragon, the temple complex of unknown civilizations, the untouched nature of the National Park, luxurious hotels and restaurants with very affordable prices, the cheapest diving in the world and resort areas with a high level of service can so successfully coexist.
Individual tours to Vietnam are a great opportunity to enjoy a beach holiday on numerous and very clean beaches, see the Lake of the Returned Sword in Hanoi and marvel at the grandeur of the Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame De Saigon Cathedral. This country is known for its cheapest shopping, which the leading tour operator in Vietnam, assures, can be compared with a ritual: skilfully bargaining, tourists from Moscow and other regions have an excellent opportunity to purchase exclusive clothes and jewelry for a ridiculous price.
Vietnam is a country of color and bright contrasts. Every tourist who visits this country will certainly want to once again see the attractive Halong Bay, enjoy the aromas and tastes of traditional cuisine, appreciate the affordable luxury of hotels and, of course, get a boost of energy from communicating with friendly locals.
Currency: Vietnam Dong
Language: Vietnamese, Russian and English
VIETNAM – located on the east coast of the Indochinese Peninsula, stretched with the Latin letter S from north to south, the coastline is 3260 km. In the north, the country borders with China, in the south with Cambodia and Laos.
In the center of the country rise mountains covered with dense jungle, which do not allow monsoons to penetrate deep into the country.
The climate of Vietnam is monsoonal, subtropical and tropical, with some temperature differences from north to south. In order for a holiday in Vietnam, especially a beach one, to be pleasant, you need to familiarize yourself in advance with the climatic features of the country. But for a tourist who buys tours to Vietnam, it is important to understand that at any time of the year there are places on the coast with sunny days, warm sea temperatures and clear, calm weather when you can comfortably sunbathe and swim. In Vietnam, due to the monsoon climate, there are more and less wet seasons.
The rainy season is the time when precipitation occurs almost daily, from half an hour to two hours a day. The beginning and end of the season varies depending on the area of the country.
If you want to visit the city of Hanoi, this is best done from mid-September to early December, or from March to the end of May. Summer in Hanoi can be very rainy, while in winter the temperature ranges from +10°C to +15°C. In Ho Chi Minh, formerly Saigon, you can stay all year round. But in the summer it can rain here. The temperature is constant, +26-28°С. Humidity – about 80%. There are no typhoons in Ho Chi Minh City, but a summer downpour can cause a sea storm.
Phan Thiet attracts with its warm climate . In summer, from March to August, it is hot here: + 32-35 ° C, there is no wind and the water in the sea is very warm. It is good to relax here with children. From September it becomes a little cooler and windy, but not colder, + 27 ° C, the sea wind rises, which is very suitable for surfers.
Another notable resort island is Phu Quoc. The climate of this resort is divided into two seasons – dry, from November to March, and more humid – from April to mid-October. The air temperature is around +30°С all year round with slight seasonal fluctuations.
Language – Vietnamese (belongs to the Khmer group of languages), Russian and English are widely used in tourist areas
The official language is Vietnamese. There is a hieroglyphic script of ancient origin, but modern writing is based on the Latin alphabet, so that foreigners can read signs and names freely. Hotels in Vietnam select qualified staff who speak foreign languages, most often English and French.
Recently, as tours to Vietnam have become very popular among Russians, Russian-speaking employees have appeared in hotels.
Cuisine – Vietnamese cuisine, with a touch of French, Chinese and Thai, uses minimal fat and emphasizes fresh ingredients, earning it a reputation as the healthiest cuisine in Asia. As elsewhere in Asia, the basis of the cuisine is rice, noodles and spices. Mint leaves, legumes, yam (sweet potato), cassava, ginger, basil, lemongrass, etc. are widely used.
Worth a try: Pho-bo, a clear soup made from rich broth, thin slices of marinated meat, rice noodles, mint and lemongrass, fried rice flour rolls with all kinds of toppings.
Purchases – products made of natural silk and cotton, rare wood and bamboo, mother-of-pearl and silver, paintings embroidered with silk threads.
Electricity – the voltage in electrical networks is 220 V, with a current frequency of 50 Hz. You can use electrical appliances with Russian and American standard plugs.