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Vietnam Country Quickfacts

  • An old Honda motorbike
  • Beachfront of Nha Trang
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Vietnamese florist vendor
  • Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City
  • One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi
Area:  332,698 km².
Capital: Hanoi
City Code: Ho Chi Minh City - 8, Hanoi - 4
Country Code: 84
Country Population: 90,630,000
Credit Cards: Some hotels and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi accept Visa and MasterCard.
Currency: Dong (D)
Departure Tax: Departure tax is included with your international air fare
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50 Hz
Ethnic Groups:  Kinh, Hmong, Dao, Tay, Thai, and Nung
Flag: Vietnam Flag
Location:  Southeast Asia.
Official Language(s): Vietnamese is the official language, some French, English, Russian, and Chinese
Religion: Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, Catholic, Hoa Hoa, Caodaist
Time Zone: GMT +7
Tipping: Generally, tipping is not expected in Vietnam, but is very much appreciated and even a few USD goes a long way. On a private tour, we suggest you tip your tour guide around $3-5 USD per person per day, and $1-2 for your driver. In most restaurants, a 5-10% service charge is added to the bill. You could tip around 5-10% of the bill if the service charge is not added.



Vietnam Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Vietnam.

Learn about the history and culture of Vietnam, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Vietnam's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Vietnam for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Vietnam tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Vietnam tour consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packagesIndia tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Vietnam tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Vietnam tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a romantic island stay, a classic itinerary, a cruise, a independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Vietnam.

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