Vietnam

Vietnam is an exciting and stunning country filled with a welcoming attitude by the locals, a rich history with proud people, incredible cuisine, and a favourable climate that will appear to a broad range of travellers. Today’s Vietnam provides greater opportunities to travel to more remote area’s providing a different and more personal travel experience rather then the common well worn path. When thinking about a trip to Vietnam some of the following areas should be considered.


Highlights & Attractions

War remnants Museum

One of the most popular museums in Vietnam, the museum is a cold reminder of the horror of the Vietnam War & a must visit.


Reunification Palace

A landmark in Saigon, it was the site of the end of the Vietnam War.


Cu Chi Tunnels

Now a war memorial park, used by Viet Cong as a hiding spots during combat, visitors are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system whilst some tunnels have been made larger to accommodate the larger size of Western tourists.


Mekong Delta

Stretching 39,000 square kilometers, the Mekong travels through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and is a vital source of prosperity to each country.


Phu Quoc Island

A short flight from Saigon, Phu Quoc offers a relaxed beach getaway with an increasing number of accommodation options to choose from.


Nha Trang

Nha Trang is one of the most important and popular tourist hubs of Vietnam, thanks to its beautiful beaches with fine and clean sand and the clear ocean water with mild temperatures all year round.


Hoi An

Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and  a riverside setting that befits its heritage.  Whether you’ve as  little as a day or as long as a month in the town, it’ll be time well spent.


Hue

The capital city of Vietnam from 1802 till 1945 Hue sits on the banks of the perfume river and is home to the Citadel / Forbidden City.


Hanoi

The capital of Vietnam and its second largest city, the city has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors


Sapa

Located in the north west of Vietnam Sapa accommodates thousands of tourists who come every year to walk the hundreds of miles of trekking trails between and around the villages of Dao villages of Ta Van and Ta Phin. With a breath taking vista, and quaint markets it’s the perfect getaway for those visiting the north of Vietnam.


Halong Bay

UNESCO World Heritage listed, and a popular travel destination, Halong Bay is a 3 ½ drive from Hanoi and best served by spending one night on or at the bay. Home to over 3000 limestone pinnacles and a spectacular view, Halong Bay is a must visit to anyone visiting Hanoi & Vietnam’s north.


Useful Information

Language

The official national language of Vietnam is Vietnamese however, English is now widely spoken throughout most parts of the country.


Currency

The local currency is the Vietnamese Dong [VND] which is widely used throughout the country. Increasing numbers of ATM’s are found throughout large cities and towns accepting most debit and credit cards.


Visas

Australian passport holders require a visa to enter into Vietnam. Whilst you can obtain the visa on arrival it is recommended to travellers to obtain their Vietnamese visa prior to arriving.


Climate

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C Saigon 31.6 32.9 33.9 34.6 34.0 32.4 32.0 31.8 31.3 31.2 31.0 30.8 32.3
Average low °C Saigon 21.1 22.5 24.4 25.8 25.2 24.6 24.3 24.3 24.4 23.9 22.8 21.4 23.7