Shot for VM by abbreviationfinder, Vietnam is the country with friendly people, culture, food experiences and wonderful beaches. As a visitor here, you are regarded with curiosity and a never-failing hospitality. The Vietnamese culture is exciting and history is reminded everywhere in the many fascinating sights. Here is soft white sand, clear water and palm trees that provide much-needed shade. The Mekong River flows down from Laos via Cambodia and offers fantastic experiences along the way. Make short excursions from the boat and take the opportunity to visit the countryside, why not by bike! You can not get closer to the population, highly recommended.
Many travelers consider Hanoi to be the most beautiful capital city in Asia. It is the combination of esplanades surrounded by large trees and small intimate streets along with low-rise buildings and many open spaces with parks and lakes. In addition to this, Hanoi has active commercial life, good cafes, fantastic street food and many pagodas, churches and temples. You should experience this – it’s a great mix!
Halong Bay takes your breath away! In this scenic area are no less than 3000 sugar-top-shaped islands that stretch towards the Chinese border. Crossing the turquoise waters and visiting the thousand-year-old limestone caves is a fantastic experience that will be long forgotten. There is a lot to discover and in the archipelago it is easy to find a peaceful place where you can swim, fish or just take it easy surrounded by majestic scenery. This is a very special and romantic getaway.
Is the highlight of any trip to Vietnam. This city is full of charm and history and has largely escaped destruction during all the wars that have befallen the country. The once sleepy village on the river bank is now a tourist town with hotels, restaurants, bars, tailors and souvenir shops dominating the streetscape of the old center. Despite this sense of unreality, Hoi An’s charisma is pervasive.
Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, is the most modern and vibrant city in Vietnam. There are many reasons to stay a few days in Ho Chi Minh City and the historical sights are just a few of them. The Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnel showcase parts of modern Vietnamese history and are definitely worth a visit. The city offers beautiful art, exotic shopping and fragrant noodle soup. But perhaps it is still the knowledge that one of the most significant wars in modern history took place here that most people associate with the city.
A cruise that is far from today’s mammoth ships but instead a quiet journey that takes you back to colonial times. From the water you experience nature and local life in a completely different way than from land. Houses, villages, temples and people’s smiles come very close. The Mekong River is the lifeblood of millions of people and it is teeming with life both in the water and along the shores. There is always something to stare at or someone to wave to. The river is one of the world’s longest and most water – rich.
Saigon “by night”.
You will be picked up with scooters at the hotel at 18.00. Your first stop is at Café Zoom to “see the world go by” (quoted by Lonely Planet), enjoy a cocktail and light meals before your dinner at a local restaurant. You will experience Saigon’s nightlife as the locals do, everything from the saddle of a Vespa. You make your way through the bustling traffic to Chinatown and then to District 4, along busy streets and alleys, to experience the nightlife, try food and drink from street food, places that few tourists find on their own. You continue from District 4 to District 3 and pass through the center on the way to Banh Xeo, with food specialties from southern Vietnam. A little later in the evening you make a back-street stop at a café with live music and finally you have a drink at a local bar before you return to your hotel at 22.00.
According to Countryaah, Vietnam stretches just over 160 km along the Gulf of Tonkin, the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam in Southeast Asia. The country borders China, Laos and Cambodia and is on the surface as three quarters of Sweden. Where it is narrowest, the country is only 50 km from the coast to the western border.
Vietnam is located in the tropical region and especially in the south, the climate is hot and humid. Since a large part of the country is mountainous, the climate elsewhere is rather subtropical. In the north and at high altitudes it can be really cool.
Swedish citizens can stay in Vientnam for up to 15 days without a visa. A valid passport and departure ticket must be presented on arrival. If you do not have an exit ticket or want to stay in the country for more than 15 days, you should apply for a visa in advance.
A visa is required for Cambodia.
Viet Nam Dong VND
100VND = 0.04SEK
Vietnamese is the official language. At least thirty minority languages (eg Thai, Thai, Chinese).
Mandatory – The yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.
Recommended – Malaria prophylaxis. Check with your vaccination center for personal needs.