Lying on the crossroads of multiple civilizations, Vietnam with its Chinese and French influences is a remarkable experience for all senses. The 63 provinces are all distinct in culture and adventures; from the exquisite flavors, natural beauty, calm beaches, to thousands of years old temples, luxury resorts, Vietnam caters to all. Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites and savor the tastes of the second largest coffee exporter worldwide.
USEFUL INFO ABOUT VIETNAM
OFFICIAL NAME: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: One-party socialist republic
POPULATION: 97.34 million (2020 est.)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Vietnamese
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Apart from Vietnamese and English, other languages spoken are French, Chinese, and Khmer.
ETHNICITY: Key ethnic groups are Vietnamese, Hmong, Hoa, Chams, Muong, Rade, Tay, Khmer, Nung, Mnong, Jarai and Bahnai people
MAP REFERRED: Asia
AREA: 331,210 kmÂ²
ELEVATION: 398 m above sea level
NEIGHBOURING PLACES: China, Laos, and Cambodia
FAMOUS FOR: Hue's Huda | Saigon | Hanoi | Hoan Kiem Lake | Halong Bay | Sapa | Hoi An | Danang Beaches | Madagui Forest City | Da Lat | Cat Ba Island | Hue | Imperial Citadel of Thang Long | Ho Chi Minh City | Thua Thien Hue | Golden Bridge
THE NATIONAL SYMBOL: A circular red background and yellow star representing the Communist Party of Vietnam. There is also a cogwheel representing the border, and crops signifying Vietnam's agricultural and industrial strength.
TIME ZONE: UTC+07:00 (Vietnam Standard Time)
DRIVING SIDE: Right
AIRPORTS IN VIETNAM:
There are three main international airports: Noi Bai International Airport (HAN), Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) and Da Nang International Airport (DAD) located in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang.
NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY:
The internet in Vietnam is fast and reliable; connectivity is widespread with cafes, hotels, malls, restaurants and even street vendors offering Wi-Fi hotspots. The speeds can go up to 100 Mbps depending on your location. Though if you plan on exploring the more remote regions, this option may not be the most sustainable.
When venturing out of the bigger cities, invest in a SIM card for round-the-clock internet access. The prices are extremely affordable with tourist deals offering 20 GB of data being sold for about $20.