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Beyond excitement to discover Vietnam, a country of diversity and extremes, there are so many things that travelers should be aware of. Generally, you need to grasp essential tourism information like negatives of Vietnam, what should and shouldn't do, and compile useful tips before arrival. By doing this, you really can save a lot of time and avoid unexpected situations.

Latest Travel Alerts & Updates for Vietnam
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Latest Travel Alerts & Updates for Vietnam

Can I travel to Vietnam right now? What are the requirement? When can I expect to be allowed to travel to Vietnam? Find answers to these questions with our frequently updated travel alerts.

Best Time to Visit Vietnam: When to Go & What to Expect
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Best Time to Visit Vietnam: When to Go & What to Expect

"When is the best time to visit Vietnam" is one of the most common questions that spring up to mind for all trip planners. Overall the golden time to visit the country is March-May and October-early December.

What $1 Can Buy in Vietnam
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What $1 Can Buy in Vietnam

Although the cost of living has risen tremendously in Vietnam in recent years, you can still to live by with few dollars per day in your pocket. Below is a quick summary of what a dollar can be worth in various cities in Vietnam.

All-in-one Guide to Travel Insurance For Your Vietnam Trip
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All-in-one Guide to Travel Insurance For Your Vietnam Trip

In many countries, purchasing and showing proof of a purchase for a travel insurance is a must as you apply for your travel documents. As you get a visa for Vietnam, you are not required to present one. But do you need one? YES, you will greatly benefit from well-picked travel insurance.

Airlines Luggage Guide - Checked, Carry-On and Excess Baggage
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Airlines Luggage Guide - Checked, Carry-On and Excess Baggage

Unless otherwise stated, all the below baggage allowance is quoted on routes that do not involve North American destinations for economy class.

Tips on Bringing Your Pets to Vietnam
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Tips on Bringing Your Pets to Vietnam

The following instructions are exclusively for cats and dogs travel and certainly much more straightforward than that expected.

How To Avoid Taxi Scams In Vietnam
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How To Avoid Taxi Scams In Vietnam

Taxi rates are very reasonable in Vietnam, as long as you get a reputable company and the meter is used. Normally, the largest and most reliable taxi companies such as Mai Linh or Vinasun have meters that start automatically after the car move about 5 m.

How Much Money Do I Need For My Trip To Vietnam?
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How Much Money Do I Need For My Trip To Vietnam?

Vietnam is a promising land to the foreigner travelers because of the unique attractions of the country in terms of nature, culture or history, not to mention cheap and diverse tourism services.

Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them
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Common Travel Scams and How to Avoid Them

Do not feel put off by the listing of scams in this article. In fact, they can be found in just about any country in the world

Vietnam Camping tips
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Vietnam Camping tips

If you are a big fan of camping, there is no reason for missing out Vietnam national parks, the most popular camping sites, namely Cuc Phuong National Park, Ba Be National Park and Bach Ma National Park.

Travel Information Sources
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Travel Information Sources

There are many options whereby you can reach out to more information about Vietnam. It is highly recommended that you buy a guidebook or bring a hardcopy of essential information with you.

Accommodation in Vietnam
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Accommodation in Vietnam

Due to increasing volumes of tourism, accommodation in Vietnam has also expanded to cater to the demand of this sector. You can find a wide range of service here, from budget hostels to five stars hotel.

Internet and Communications
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Internet and Communications

Vietnam is one of the most wired countries in the world. The majority of cities have wireless internet in cafes, airports and even households while public internet computer can be found easily for as low as 20 cents per hour.

Healthcare Service
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Healthcare Service

Local hospitals in Vietnam are mostly public and heavily subsidized by the government.

Considering Vietnam
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Considering Vietnam

The country is filled with beautiful landscapes of rice paddy fields and tea hills, with world class beaches and globally renowned cuisines.

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