Travel destinations in Vietnam! Here you'll find inspiration for Vietnam's best travel destinations. Do you like lovely sandy beaches, cosy boat trips and tasty Asian food? Here are our top tips for travelling to Vietnam!

Why travel to Vietnam?

There are plenty of fine sandy beaches in Vietnam and the climate is perfect for sun and beach holidays. In Halong Bay you'll find a stunningly beautiful setting of sugarloaf mountains, and you can cruise around on large silent wooden boats.

The small town of Hoi An is full of tailor shops, where you can make your favourite garments cheaply. The food is really good and if you want, there are many small restaurants that organise cooking classes. There are also many interesting sights, from Hindu palaces to memories of the Vietnam War. Here are our top tips for travelling to Vietnam.

Travel destinations in Vietnam - inspirational reading

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Helena Bergström in Vietnam, the travel magazine FREEDOMtravel
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Info and facts about Vietnam

  • Capital cityHanoi
  • Language: Vietnamese
  • Residents: 95.5 million (2017)
  • Currency: Dong (VND)
  • Religion: Popular religion or atheism (73 %), Buddhism (12 %)
  • Flag: The Vietnamese flag is red with a yellow star in the centre.
  • National anthem: Tiến Quân Ca

Good to know about Vietnam

  • Price mode: Cheap (cheaper than Sweden)
  • Time difference: +6 hours
  • Emergency number: Police: 113, medical: 115, fire: 114
  • El: There are both sockets that work without an adapter, and without where an adapter is required.
  • Water: Use bottled drinking water
  • Watch out: Traffic in major cities is intense. Make sure you have a valid insurance policy for your trip to Vietnam, and be aware that your insurance does not cover motorbike riding unless you have a valid motorbike licence.
  • Think about: During the Vietnamese New Year Tet, which falls in late January or early February, most shops and government offices close.

Travelling to Vietnam

  • Flight: Finnair flies directly to Ho Chi Minh City from Helsinki. Several other airlines also fly to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, such as Air China, Thai and Aeroflot.
  • Charter: It is also possible to travel to Vietnam by charter. Several different tour operators organise charter trips to Phu Quoc, such as TUI, Ving and Apollo.

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