The dazzling Vietnam is located on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia with coasts on the Gulf of Siam and the China Sea. North of the country is China, northwest, Laos, and southwestern Cambodia.
The climate in Vietnam is very different between north and south, although both regions have in common the monsoon season. The north is cold and dry from November to April and rainy and hot from May to October. The climate in the central coast, north of Nha Trang is wet and cold during December to February, the winter monsoon. In southern stations begin a little later than in the north and the time is kept hot and humid all year round, especially from February to May, rainy season from May to November. The high ground of the interior have a similar climate to the south, although a bit cold, frosts are not uncommon.
Concerning the time to visit Vietnam, there is a time that stands out because there is always a region of the country with a pleasant climate.
The requirements for entry to Vietnam are a valid passport and a tourist visa. The visa process is complicated due to bureaucratic problems and cost. Bangkok is the best place to achieve and the maximum stay permitted is 30 days.
Nowadays most hotels and restaurants add between 5-10% to the total amount of bills for the service, however, the highest hotel porters expect a small tip. The drivers and tour guides hired often receive a small amount extra. It is also customary to round the fare of taxis as a tip.
The security level in Vietnam is good and violent crime are infrequent. However, pickpockets and thieves who steal purses from motorcycles are common in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). To go into or leave the airport are recommended to pre-shipment services in hotels or in taxis officers to avoid being a victim of opportunists.
Where to go?
The city of Hanoi, capital of the republic, is one of the most attractive in Asia thanks to its beautiful parks, architectural treasures, tree-lined boulevards and lakes. In an atmosphere that mixes the historical and the modern surround the city. Some of the places worth visiting are the French colonial style pagoda dating back 1500 years, the busy markets and the old town with its attractive streets and monuments.
Dalat, is located in the center of the southern plains and was once famous for its fresh and leafy parks. Although at present modernity has earned a bit of land to nature, yet it is worth visiting this city and the peaceful plains that surround it. Some of the places worth visiting here are the guest house and Hang Nga Art Gallery, designed by artist and architect Dang Viet Nga and also known as Casa Loca, the French Quarter of Love, where you can rent a boat ride on the lake or the horse of one of the dresses to jeans style Wild West, the imperial summer palace of Bao Dai, where you can see interesting household objects and artworks. The surroundings are ideal for walking on foot, by bicycle or on horseback and visit some of the tribes living in the hills.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), cultural and economic capital, is the soul of the country. A visit to this city will not be complete without visiting the Giam Lam Pagoda, the market Cholón, Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the style neorrománico and Reunification Palace. Besides that you can enjoy the busy night in the city center to amuse himself and having a good time.
Along the beautiful bay is a paradise of 3,000 islands that arise in crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. The most impressive of the grottoes is the Hang Dau Go, is believed to be inhabited by a mythical creature. The main town of the region is Halong, a divided island and the consents.
Warm welcome to Vietnam!