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Vietnam is the Easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants (as of 2018), it is the 15th most populous country in the world.
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Vietnam - General information

Location
Asia
Capital
Hanoi
Area
331,210 km²
Currency
Vietnamese Dong
Best time to visit
Feb to Apr, Aug to Oct
Country code
+84
Population
9.66 crores
Language
Vietnamese
Sports
Football and Cricket
Vietnam Flag
Vacation spots
Ho Chi Minh city, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Sa Pa, Ha Long, Phu Quoc, Can Tho.

Travel to Vietnam – Overview

Vietnam is slowly growing in terms of a country that Indians have on their travel bucket list. While currently less than 15,000 Indians have travelled there, this is likely to grow in the coming year.

  • Location
  • Visa Requirements
  • Top 10 Tourist Attractions
  • Things You Must Do
  • Food on the Plate
  • Travel Medical Insurance
Location / Language of Vietnam

Vietnam is the Easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula. With an estimated 94.6 million inhabitants (as of 2018), it is the 15th most populous country in the world. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, part of Thailand to the southwest, and the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the east and southeast. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976, while its most populous city is Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnamese is the official language in Vietnam.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)

Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures/ exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel) Indian citizens (Passport Holders) are required to apply for valid visas to enter Vietnam for tourism and business purposes and meet the entry requirements.

Currency : Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Conversion :Rs.1 INR = 335.48 VND
1 VND = Rs.0.0030 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

  1. Ha Long Bay (Descending Dragons) - Ha Long Bay features thousands of islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars.
  2. Hoi An – This fishing village is still much Old Town, full of winding lanes and Chinese-styled shops. It is sometimes called the “Venice of Vietnam” because of the narrow canals that cut through part of the town.
  3. Sa Pa Terraces – Rice terraces can be found in the Muong Hoa valley between Sa Pa town and the Fansipan Mountain, on a backdrop of thick bamboo woodlands.
  4. Cao Dai Temple – It was constructed in the 1930s. Caodaism is a uniquely Vietnamese religion that is influenced by elements of Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism and even Roman Catholicism. In the main building of the Cao Dai Temple, there are four prayers conducted daily.
  5. Cu Chi Tunnels - They are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels which were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during the Vietnam War.
  6. Nha Trang – It is Vietnam’s most popular seaside resort town and features beautiful beaches with fine and clean sand and clear ocean water with mild temperatures.
  7. Hoan Kiem Lake – It is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as the locals’ favourite leisure spot. Hoan Kiem means “returned sword”.
  8. Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue – With seven stories, the is the tallest pagoda in Vietnam and it overlooks the Perfume River and is regarded as the unofficial symbol of the former imperial capital.
  9. Phu Quoc – It is the largest island in Vietnam and the island features pristine tropical forests, undamaged coral reefs and great beaches.
  10. Phong Nha Caves – They are made up of hundreds of cave systems, many of which are large enough to hold entire city blocks.
Things You Must Do in Vietnam

  1. Visit Son Memorial – This tranquil rural spot was the setting for one of the most horrific crimes of the American War, a massacre committed by US troops that killed 504 villagers, many of them elderly and children in1968.
  2. Tractor Ride – Take the Tractor to the Beach in Central Vietnam through the Vietnamese desert.
  3. Wind & Kite Surfing – The dunes of Mui Ne are one of the top places in Vietnam and one can even sandboard here.
  4. Have a Mud Bath in the Dark Cave– The Dark Cave is a long cave where one enters with a small group and they are armed with a helmet and a light. At the end of the Dark Cave there is a mud bath waiting for you.
  5. Scuba Diving at Nha Trang - There is no better way to wrap up a holiday than to go scuba diving and explore the beautiful marine life at Nha Trang.
Food on the Plate

Vietnamese cuisine encompasses the foods and beverages of Vietnam, and each dish has a distinctive flavor which reflects one or more of these elements - including fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, bean sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, Vietnamese mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird's eye chili, lime, and Thai basil leaves. Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.

One must try the following Vietnamese food delicacies:
  • Banh Mi Thit - The Vietnamese equivalent of a “submarine” – a Vietnamese baguette stuffed with any of a wide variety of fillings including ham, cheese, canned sardines, Vietnamese bologna and pickled carrot.
  • Bo Kho – Beef-and-vegetable stew, usually accompanied by baguettes.
  • Che - a pudding made from sticky rice and beans.
  • Buncha - Vietnamese Pork Meatball and Noodle Salad
  • Goi Cuon – The famous Vietnamese “summer rolls”: shrimp or pork (sometimes both) with herbs, rolled up in rice paper and served cold with a peanut dipping.
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Vietnam

Travel health insurance India for visiting Vietnam is much cheaper when compared to more developed destinations in Americas and Europe. Indian Overseas travel Insurance for Vietnam should be purchased for “Excluding Americas” or “Asia” Plan

Illustration for 15 days India travel medical insurance to Vietnam.
Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR Insured Age 31 Insured Age 64
Asia - $30,000 Rs.693 Rs.1,264
Excluding - $50,000 Rs.763 Rs.1,492
Excluding - $100,000 Rs.988 Rs.1,946

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Popular tourist destinations in Vietnam

Sa Pa Terraces
Sa Pa Terraces
Rice terraces can be found in the Muong Hoa valley between Sa Pa town and the Fansipan Mountain, on a backdrop of thick bamboo woodlands.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests.
Mui Ne
Mui Ne
Mui Ne is a beach resort town With a long, palm-lined stretch of sand, it has steady wind conditions that make it a top destination for windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and other water sports.

Hang Nga's Guesthouse
Hang Nga's Guesthouse
Known to many travelers as Crazy House, Hang Nga’s Guesthouse is a very unusual piece of architecture that also serves as accommodation in Da Lat.

Popular tourist destination cities in Vietnam

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