About Vietnam

Vietnam is a country with a rich color, historical past and historical sights. In addition, modern Vietnam is ready to provide tourists with beautiful beaches with high-class hotels, a huge number of beautiful landscapes and exciting historical monuments. Despite the fact that the proximity to such a large country as China has influenced the culture and history of this interesting and colorful country, it still managed to preserve its own customs and local attractions. Every year, Vietnam attracts an increasing number of tourists, which is associated with the development of modern service and fairly low prices. The peculiarities of the country leave vivid impressions on tourists for many years.

Geography of Vietnam

According to itypemba, Vietnam is located in the southeastern part of Asia. The north of the country has a common border with China, the west with Laos and Cambodia, and the southern and eastern parts of the country are washed by the South China Sea. Vietnam includes a large number of small islands and two archipelagos. Almost the entire territory of the country is located on a mountainous terrain. The two largest southeastern Asian rivers (the Mekong and the Hogha) end in Vietnam, flowing into the South China Sea.

Area

The area of Vietnam is 331,210 kmĀ²

Population

According to the latest data, the population of the country is 89,571,130 people.

Currency

The official currency of the country is the Vietnamese dong (VND)

Language

The official language is Vietnamese, in addition to it, English, Russian and French are used.

Visa

Issued at the consulate in Russia or at the border upon arrival.

Climate

The climate in Vietnam is monsoonal and tropical. Conventionally, the year can be divided into two parts: dry weather – November-April, rains – May-October. The average annual temperature is +23 +26 degrees. In the largest Vietnamese resort of Nha Trang, the average annual temperature is kept at around +28 degrees. For tourists, the best time to visit Vietnam is from October to March.

Currency exchange

Currency exchange can be done at the branches of large banks, special exchange offices and street money changers, whose exchange rate is usually more profitable, but in this case there is a risk that you will be deceived. Banks are open from 7.30-8.00 to 15.30-16.30, Saturday and Sunday are days off. The exchange rate of the local currency against the ruble as of May 2011 is 1 RUB = 361.01 VND

Electricity

220V/50Hz (American and European sockets without grounding)

Religion

Religion in Vietnam is rather poorly developed; the majority of the believing population are Buddhists and Christians. According to studies, about 81% of all Vietnamese consider themselves atheists. Previously, Confucianism played an important role in Vietnam, which allowed maintaining the stability of political life.

Security

There are no special precautions for behavior in Vietnam. Public services work quickly, not counting remote areas. The crime rate is at a low level. The only person to be wary of is street scammers, try not to carry large sums of money and jewelry with you.

Health

There is an unlikely possibility of contracting malaria or yellow fever. Medical facilities in large cities are well developed, so for a small amount of money you can get medical care. Pharmacies in big cities have the widest range. Tourists are advised not to drink tap water. In rural areas, it is advisable to refuse drinks with ice, since ice is most often made from river water there.

About Vietnam