VIETNAM

WELCOME TO VIETNAM

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  • Tours to Vietnam with SANICY Angkor Travel opens you up to discover a beautiful country with immense geographic and cultural diversity. With varying climates and landscapes that range from four seasons in the mountainous North to year-round tropical temperatures in the lush South, Vietnam is one holiday experience you don’t want to miss.
  • SANICY Angkor Travel provides amazing Vietnam travel deals for group or family tours.
  • You can choose to travel at various levels of comfort, staying in anything from deluxe to budget accommodation, using various forms of transportation, and dining in fine Vietnamese and international restaurants or in more local style eateries.
  • Meet the friendly locals and indulge in the delicious cuisine – there’s something for everyone when you tour Vietnam with SANICY Angkor Travel.

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VIETNAM Information

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Climate

  • Vietnam is located in both a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, but has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity. Regions located near the tropics and in the mountainous regions are endowed with a temperate climate.

Currency

  • The currency of Vietnam is the Dong. There are banknotes of 200 Dong, 1,000 Dong, 2,000 Dong, 5,000 Dong, 10,000 Dong, 20,000 Dong and 50,000 Dong.

Visas

  • An agreement on visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders signed between Vietnam and the Republic of Paraguay’s governments will take effect as from October 26, 2008 announced the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (Detail)

Vietnam to waive visa for Russian visitors

  • Russian nationals will be exempted from visa when entering Vietnam within 15 days from January 1, 2009, according to a decision of the Vietnamese Prime Minister. (Detail)

Visa exemption for overseas Vietnamese to go ahead

  • Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on August 17 has signed Decision No 135/2007/QD-TTg to promulgate a new regulation that will grant visa exemptions to Overseas Vietnamese from September 1, 2007. (Detail)

Phu Quoc Island lures tourists with visa exemptions

  • The Prime Minister has issued a decision on entry and exit procedures for foreign visitor to Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang Province on September 16th. (Detail)

Vietnam officially joins APEC Business Travel Card

  • Businesspeople from a number of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies will be granted easier access to enter Vietnam as the country has officially joined the APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) programme. (Detail)

Visa exemption agreements between Vietnam, France, Chile to come into force soon

  • Agreements on visa exemptions for diplomatic passport holders Viet Nam has signed with France will come into effect on July 1st. A similar agreement, which will begin on June 25th, also includes official passport holders in the beneficiary list. The Foreign Ministry announced the information on June 1st. (Detail)

Citizens from four European countries given visa exemption

  • Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Finnish citizens will be exempted from requiring visas as of May 1 when they enter, exit or stay in Viet Nam for less than 15 days. (Detail)

Viet Nam-Japan visa exemption to take effect

  • Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien and his Japanese counterpart Nobutaka Machimura exchanged diplomatic notes to this effect in Tokyo, on March 8th.Vietnamese and Japanese diplomatic and official passport holders will be exempted from visa requirements as of May 1st. (Detail)
  • Most visitors to Vietnam need a visa to enter the country. Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries, which have signed a bilateral or unilateral visa exemption agreement with Vietnam; tourist visas may be valid for 15 to 30 days.

Tourist Attractions

Halong Bay

  • Halong Bay is a body of water of approximately 1,500 km2 in northern Vietnam. It has 120 kilometres of coastline in the Gulf of Tonkin and borders China. Halong Bay means “Bay of the Descending Dragon”.

Da Lat

  • Da Lat is probably one of Vietnam’s most well known vacation destination. Since the turn of the century, Da Lat has been the vacation spot for well-to-do Vietnamese and foreigners. It is the unofficial honeymoon Mecca of Vietnam. Located in the Lam Vien highlands, part of the greater central high lands of Vietnam, the city is 1500 m above sea level and is 305 km from Ho Chi Minh City.

Hoi An

  • Japanese Covered Bride,Hoi Na Museum of History & Culture, Museum of Sa Huynh Culture, Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Phung Hung Old House.

Danang

  • Its climate is tropical with two distinct seasons, rainy and dry. The average annual temperature is between 28C and 29C and storms hit the area every year in September and October.
  • Sites not to be missed
  • Marble Mountains, Hai Van Pass, My Son, Cham Museum

Hanoi

  • Mainland Territory: 331,211.6 sq. km
  • Population: 85,789.6 thousand inhabitants (Apr. 2009)
  • National Capital: Hanoi
  • Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”. China borders it to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south.
    The country’s total length from north to south is 1,650km. Its width, stretching from east to west, is 600km at the widest point in the north, 400km in the south, and 50km at the narrowest part, in the centre, in Quang Binh Province. The coastline is 3,260km long and the inland border is 4,510km.
    Latitude: 102º 08′ – 109º 28′ East
    Longitude:  8º 02′ – 23º 23′ North
  • Vietnam is also a transport junction from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
  • Climate: Vietnam lies in the tropics and monsoon (Detail)
  • Topography: Three quarters of Vietnam’s territory consist of mountains and hills (Detail)
  • Administrative Units: Vietnam is divided into 63 provinces and cities

 

Nationalities

  • At present there are 54 different ethnic groups inhabiting Vietnam, in which Kinh  
  • (Viet) people make up nearly 90% of the whole population, and 53 other ethnic groups represent over 10%.    (Detail)

Ba Na ethnic group

  • Name of ethnic group: Ba Na (To Lo, Krem, Con Kde, Ala Cong, Krang).
  • Population: 174,456 people (Year 1999).
  • Locality: Kon Tum Province and the western parts of Binh Dinh and Phu Yen Provinces.    (Detail)

Bo Y ethnic group

  • Name of ethnic group: Bo Y (Chung Cha, Trong Gia, Tu Di, Tu Din and Pu Na).
  • Population: 1,864 people (Year 1999).
  • Locality: Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Ha Giang and Tuyen Quang provinces.    (Detail)

Brau ethnic group

  • Name of ethnic group: Brau (Brao).
  • Population: 313 people (Year 1999).
  • Locality: Dak Me Village, Bo Y Commune, Ngoc Hoi District, Kon Tum Province.    (Detail)

Bru – Van Kieu ethnic group

  • Name of ethnic group: Bru-Van Kieu (Tri, Khua, and Ma-Coong).
  • Population: 55,559 people (Year 1999).
  • Locality: The mountain regions of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.    (Detail)

Cham ethnic group

  • Name of ethnic group: Cham (Cham, Chiem Thanh, and Hroi).
  • Population: 132,873 people (Year 1999).
  • Locality: Concentrated populations live in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces. The Cham also live in An Giang, Tay Ninh, Dong Nai provinces, and Ho Chi Minh City.    (Detail)

Cho Ro ethnic group

  • Name of ethnic group: Cho Ro (Do Ro, Chau Ro).
  • Population: 22,567 people (Year 1999).
  • Locality: Dong Nai, Binh Thuan, Binh Phuoc and Binh Duong provinces.    (Detail)

Chu Ru ethnic group

  • Name of ethnic group: Chu Ru (Cho Ru and Ru).
  • Population: 14,978 people (Year 1999).
  • Locality: Don Duong District in Lam Dong Province and Binh Thuan Province.    (Detail)

Chut ethnic group

  • Name of ethnic group: Chut (Ruc, Sach, Arem, May, Ma Lieng, Tu Vang, Pa Leng, Xe Lang, To Hung, Cha Cu, Tac Cuc, Ymo, and Xa La Vang).
  • Population: 3,829 people (Year 1999).
  • Locality: Minh Hoa and Tuyen Hoa districts of Quang Binh Province.    (Detail)

Coethnic group

  • Name of ethnic group: Co (Cor, Col, Cua and Trau).
    Population: 27,766 people (Year 1999).
    Locality: Bac Tra My and Nam Tra My districts of Quang Nam Province; Tra Bong District of Quang Ngai Province.    (Detail)
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  • Hanoi is very compact. The city’s most interesting places for tourists are all relatively close to each other, which makes it easy to enjoy, either on foot or by cyclo. You could probably explore the Ancient Quarter and visit all the places in one single day. Sightseeing on your very first morning in Hanoi should begin with a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, without a doubt the city’s single most visited site and one of Vietnam’s most revered places.
  • Sites not to be missed
  • One-Pillar Pagoda, Ngoc Son Temple (The Restored Sword Lake). Botanical Gardens, Temple of Literature, Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Ho Chi Minh City

  • Ho Chi Minh City is the economic center of Vietnam. It’s a bustling, dynamic and industrious center. It is the largest city in the country and is considered the economic capital and cultural trendsetter. Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of an ancient culture. This is a city that churns ferments, bubbles and fumes.
  • Sites not to be missed
  • Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Post Office, Chinatown (Cholon), Benh Than Market, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Cu Chi Tunnel.

Hue

  • Lang Co Beach, Thien Mu Pagoda, Ngo Mon Gate, Nguyen King’s Tomds, Tomb of Tu Duc, Tomb of Khai Dinh.