Travel tips

  • Air access

    templeleafspa.com 11/9/2013 11:51:32 PM

    This is the most convenient way to enter Vietnam. Formalities at Vietnam’s international airports are generally smoother than at land borders, as volume of traffic is greater.

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  • Vietnam airport taxes

    templeleafspa.com 11/11/2013 3:51:01 AM

    Passengers have to pay US$14 per person for leaving Vietnam at Noi Bai airport (Hanoi) or Danang airport (Danang), US$12 per person for leaving Vietnam at Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh City).

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  • Business hours in Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 10/29/2013 7:50:30 PM

    A normal working day in Vietnam starts from  7am to 8.30am and finish between  4pm to 6pm, from Monday to Friday and until noon on Saturday, leave the afternoon (most) and Sunday off.

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  • Climate of Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 10/27/2013 3:49:42 PM

    The climate of Vietnam varies considerably from region to region. Although the entire country lies in the tropics and subtropics, local condition varies from frosty winters in the far northern hill to year-round, subequatorial warmth in the Mekong Delta.

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  • Vietnamese currency - Vietnam Dong

    templeleafspa.com 11/5/2013 11:43:47 PM

    The currency of Vietnam is  "Dong" (abbreviated  "d" or  VND). Bank notes are: 100d , 200d and 500d (too small value - rarely used); 1,000d; 2,000d; 5,000d; 10,000d, 20,000d, 50,000d and 100,000d

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  • Vietnam custom regulations

    templeleafspa.com 10/21/2013 11:43:10 AM

    Arriving in Vietnam, all visitors must fill in  declaration forms and show their luggage to Customs Officials upon request. There are no limited amounts of foreign currency, objects made of gold, silver, precious metals and gemstones or plated with silver or gold but visitors must declare these in detail on the customs forms.

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  • Advice for disable travellers

    templeleafspa.com 10/27/2013 3:42:23 AM

    Vietnam is not the easiest of places for disable travellers. Typical problems include the crazy traffic, a lack of pedestrian footpaths, a lack of lifts in smaller hotels and the ubiquitous squat toilets.

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  • Things to do or not to do in Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 11/8/2013 7:40:57 PM


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    • Store your cash, credit cards, airline tickets and other valuables in a safe place. Most 4-star hotels have in-room safes, otherwise ask the reception to keep your valuable things in their deposit facility.

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  • Don´t leave home without...

    templeleafspa.com 10/26/2013 7:40:20 PM

    Following advice is collected from LonelyPlanet Guidebook

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  • Electricity in Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 10/29/2013 11:39:24 AM

    The usual voltage is between  220V and 240V,  50 cycles; but sometimes you encounter  110V, also at 50 cycles, just to confuse things.

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  • Vietnamese typical food and drinks

    templeleafspa.com 10/27/2013 7:38:54 AM

    Eating in Vietnam ranges from cheap noodle soups on the street for about 25 cents to a banquet in one of the luxury hotels. Vietnamese restaurants offer a broad selection of international fare including French, Italian, American, Indian, Chinese and Japanese.

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  • Vietnam travel health

    templeleafspa.com 11/8/2013 3:38:19 PM

    Travellers tend to worry about contracting infectious diseases when in the tropics, but infections are a rare cause of serious illness or death in travellers. Pre-existing medical conditions such as heart disease, and accidental injury (especially traffic accidents), account for most life-threatening problems. Becoming ill in some way, however, is a relatively common thing. Fortunately, most common illnesses can either be prevented with some common-sense behaviour or be treated easily with a well-stocked traveller’s medical kit.

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  • Internet access in Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 10/24/2013 11:33:14 PM

    Today the Internet is widely available throughout towns and cities in Vietnam, including  dial-up (VNN1260 or VNN1269) and  ADSL (MEGA VNN). ADSL services are using in most hotels, guesthouses and cyber cafés while dial-up services can be used through telephone line.

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  • Overland to Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 10/26/2013 3:32:41 AM

    Vietnam shares land borders with Cambodia, Laos and China and there’re several border crossings open to foreigners with each neighbour, a big improvement on a few years ago.

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  • Photograph and Video in Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 10/21/2013 3:31:42 PM

    Colour print films are widely available. A roll of 36 print film costs about US$2.5. Slide film can be bought in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.  Back-and-white films are rapidly disappearing, so bring your own.

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  • Vietnamese postal services

    templeleafspa.com 10/31/2013 11:29:38 AM

    Post Office ("Buu Dien" in Vietnamese) appears in every city, town, village and rural sub-district, opens from 6.30am to 9pm, including weekends and public holidays. International postal rates are similar to those in European countries.

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  • National public holidays in Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 11/5/2013 7:29:02 PM

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  • Shopping in Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 10/29/2013 3:28:05 PM

    Vietnam has some fantastic shopping opportunities, so it’s well worth setting aside half a day or so to properly peruse. Hotspots include  Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City, each of which has a temping selection of everything from avant-garde art to sumptuous silk suits.

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  • Vietnam travel insurance

    templeleafspa.com 10/30/2013 3:27:16 PM

    Don’t travel without health insurance, even if you’re fit and healthy – accidents do happen.

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  • Telephone and fax network

    templeleafspa.com 10/31/2013 7:26:31 AM

    Vietnam communication network

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  • Tipping and donation in Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 11/1/2013 7:25:59 PM

    Tipping is not expected in Vietnam but it is enormously appreciated. You should consider tipping guides, drivers, and staffs at hotels or restaurants if they have done good jobs.

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  • Visa to Vietnam

    templeleafspa.com 10/29/2013 11:25:22 AM

    No matter which way of access you choose, a Vietnamese entry visa is required for all foreigners, except for citizens of countries having bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Vietnam.

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  • Advice for woman travellers

    templeleafspa.com 10/26/2013 7:24:15 PM

    Below are some advices for women travellers we have collected on the Internet.

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  • Where to relax after a long trip

    templeleafspa.com 10/29/2013 11:20:42 AM

    If you are looking for a nice foot massage in Saigon, please check out the Templeleafspa  Foot Massage in the city central. It is easy to find from anywhere you are around District 1.

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