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VIETNAM DESTINATION GUIDE

"Vietnam is home to some incredible natural wonders, from the world's largest cave and the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia, to the mighty Mekong River and the iconic Ha Long Bay."

Travel Director
Vietnam at a glance
Vietnam is a land of iconic scenery, from the limestone karsts of Halong Bay, to the conical-hatted hawkers of the Mekong. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and explore the wondrous beauty and tradition of Vietnam, from the emerald rice paddies and powdery beaches to gleaming temples and ancient cities.
Currency
Vietnamese dong
Winter avg temp
17°C
Summer avg temp
32°C
Time Zone
GMT+7
Capital City
Hanoi
Language
Vietnamese
Good morning
Chào buổi sáng
Good evening
Chào buổi tối

What to pack for Vietnam

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Adaptor plug

In Vietnam, the standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type A, C and D. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Reef-safe sunscreen & insect repellent

Protect yourself from the harsh sun with SPF 30 or higher and protect the reefs with reef-safe sunscreen. You’ll also need to pack some DEET insect repellent to avoid any nasty bites.

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Swimsuit

Vietnam is lined with spectacular sandy beaches, and you’ll also need a swimsuit for swimming in the turquoise waters of Halong Bay.

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Versatile clothing

Vietnam is a massive country with a myriad of climates, from the chilly northern mountains to the blazing southern jungles. Pack versatile layers to be prepared for all weather.

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Vietnamese phrasebook

Learning a few Vietnamese words and phrases can be a rewarding part of your trip and will help you to have more enriching encounters with the locals.

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