General information of Vietnam travelers need to know
General information of Vietnam travelers need to know
These are essential information travelers need to know to have a perfect trip in Vietnam



 Internet and mobile


 Weights and Measures


 Health & Hospital


 Custom Regulation

 Vietnam Climate & Weather


 Vietnam Time - Vietnam Visa

Time zone:               GMT/UTC +7 (the same zone with Thailand, Laos, Cambodia) 
Working days:         Monday - Friday.
Office hour:             Morning:   07h30 - 12h30
                               Afternoon: 13h00 - 16h30. 
Restaurants & shops: 08:00 - 23:00  (7 days/week)

 Museums:               Open 8:00-17:00 everyday ( except  Monday) 


Vietnam Currency 

The currency is Dong (VND). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at the  bank, exchange bureau or hotel reception desk. Traveler cheques and most of credit cards are accepted in the most of hotels and in the major cities. But we recommend you to bring with you some cash.

Small bank notes and coins: 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 VN Dong.
Bank notes: 10.000, 20.000, 50.000, 100.000, 500.000 VN Dong.

Some good prestige exchange agent are recommended:


Name of agent



Bao Tin Minh Chau

29 Tran Nhan Tong Str


Quoc Trinh

42 Ha Chung Str


Luu Thuc Trinh

27 Ha Chung Str

Ho Chi Minh

Phuong Su 

Shop 624626, Ben Thanh Market 

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Internet and Mobil Phone in Vietnam

E-mail and Internet services are available in most hotels and posts as  well as the internet cafes in Vietnam. And nowadays, the technology ADSL (high speed internet) is used in some hotels in major cities. But we recommend you should not use public internet for your bank account because of many virus and spywares!  

Mobile phone in Vietnam:

In Vietnam, currently GMS only works partially, so your mobile phone could be used here by roaming service. Another easy way is to rent a mobile phone and buy a pre-paid card. Some network services are best quality:

Name of network

Price of Sim Card

Price of domestic call/minute


65.000 VND

1.300 VND

Vina Phone



Mobile Phone



  Vietnam Electricity   

Standard 220 Volts AC (at 50Hz cycles). 

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Weights & Measures in Vietnam 

Using the international metric system. In addition, there are two weight measurements: the tael and the catty.


At the Airport - Vietnam  

The Taxi price from the airport to city very depend on the distance from Airport to center of city. You can find more details at

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