For tourists who prefer visiting large resorts and staying in coastal hotels or bungalows, as well as excursions, who are interested in souvenir shops and cozy cafes, there is Mui Ne. Most of the hotels here are on the first line. Mui Ne is the only Vietnamese resort suitable for tourists all year round.
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Nha Trang is one of the most developed and largest resorts in Vietnam, offering a variety of entertainment, excursions and a wonderful beach holiday. Here, tourists expect quality hotels at affordable prices, located, however, not on the first line.
Phu Quoc Island
For tourists planning a vacation in the style of a tropical holiday, a tour to Phu Quoc Island is ideal. This place is the most southern resort area in the country, located off the Cambodian coast. The island is immersed in greenery and disposes to a calm, unhurried rest. Standard accommodation on this island is a beach hotel and atmospheric bungalows.
On the territory of Da Nang, there are city beaches that are actively visited by local residents, but, according to tourists, they lack comfort. In the vicinity of the city there are areas for high-quality, but expensive recreation. For example, the prices for visiting hotels here are at least several hundred per night. This resort area is designed for demanding, but wealthy tourists.
Many tourists do not like to travel popular routes and are in search of a quality, but at the same time quiet and inexpensive holiday. An ideal place for such people will be the beach areas of Hoi An, located in the central part of Vietnam. The territory here is distinguished by cleanliness and shining white sand, the sea shines with azure blue, while there are not too many tourists. Here you can choose one of two beaches: An Bang with affordable good hotels or Cua Dai, where luxurious 4-5 * hotels await tourists. In addition, there are important attractions, such as the ancient city of Hoi An, one of the world heritage sites, as well as Hue, a city that was the former imperial capital.
Despite the fact that Phan Thiet is one of the youngest Vietnamese cities, it is already quite popular. Its length is about 40 kilometers, it covers the coast of the South China Sea and consists of a city, several neighborhoods and villages located from it on the western and eastern sides. Tourist activity here is associated with the coast, where there are cafes and restaurants, hotels and inns, rental offices and all kinds of entertainment.
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in southern Vietnam with a population of at least 8 million. Here you can arrange a royal holiday with accommodation in an elite hotel, visiting expensive restaurants and fashionable boutiques, or, conversely, appreciate life in a budget institution, eating food from nearby kiosks and visiting local bazaars.
Hanoi has been the capital of Vietnam for over 1000 years. Here, guests of the country immediately pay attention to the exquisite, but unusual combination of Eastern and Western culture, French architectural trends and ancient Chinese traditions.
Climate of Vietnam
In different regions of Vietnam, the climate is quite different. In South Vietnam it is mild and tropical, while in the north it is subtropical monsoonal, with cool and damp winters and wet summers.
Visa to Vietnam
A visa to Vietnam is not required for Russian citizens who come to the country for up to 15 days, but on one condition: they must not leave the country during this period. You can read more about the visa regime and customs at the link.
How to get to Vietnam
Currently, there are several ways to get to Vietnam:
- Flights Novosibirsk-Ho Chi Minh (S7 airline);
- Sheremetyevo-Hanoi flights (two flights a week, Aeroflot airline).
Among other things, it is possible to fly to the South Korean city of Seoul, where you can transfer to one of the direct flights to Vietnam of AirAsia. This option is optimal for tourists traveling from the Far East. Tickets for flights of this airline are cheap, which makes the trip affordable for most people. You can also fly to Bangkok, the capital city in Thailand, and then take the opportunity to fly to Vietnam from there, while saving a lot of money. Remember: you can fly to Vietnam inexpensively from almost any Asian country, but many planes land at the airports of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. After that, tourists can get to the desired Vietnamese cities by domestic flight or land transport.
Transport in Vietnam
For visitors to the country, an excellent option for traveling between distant cities is the domestic flights of Jetstar Pacific or Vietnam Airlines. Often, planes operate flights between the largest cities – Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (about 10 departures per day), but in a similar way you can get to other large cities in the country. The cost of such a flight is quite democratic and starts from 450,000 VND one way.
You can use the railway, as trains in Vietnam are comfortable and run on schedule, without delay. The main route, of course, is Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City, the duration of the trip is 30 hours, the ticket price is from 1,100,000 VND
Intercity bus service in Vietnam should be used for short trips: long journeys due to frequent speed limits on highways will take much longer than planned. At the same time, transportation by transport is a fairly budget option (the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh trip costs 450,000 VND).
Urban transport is quite developed in large Vietnamese cities, for example, there are taxis, bicycles and motor rickshaws (a covered motor scooter and a bicycle for transporting cargo and passengers).
Transport rental in Vietnam
In important tourist centers and large cities in Vietnam, you can rent a moped or bicycle. Many tourists prefer a moped, and there is no need for a driver’s license.
Renting a car in the country is mainly possible only with a driver, as there is no organization of local traffic and traffic rules are rarely followed, so it is very easy to get into an accident here. The rental price is calculated by the day or based on the mileage of trips. A kilometer of the way on a rented car will cost 4500-6500 VND, depending on the distance of the trip (the farther, the lower the cost) and the brand of the car. One-day rental is from 800,000 VND.
The official currency of Vietnam is the dong (VND), in 1 dong – 10 hao, in 1 hao – 10 su. It is recommended to come to the country with dollars, as the euro exchange rate is not profitable enough. Despite this, tourists can easily exchange currency if necessary at exchange offices, jewelry stores, banks, while the difference will not be reflected in small amounts.