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Vietnam

HANOI

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Hanoi is the historical and political capital of unified Vietnam. The city center still remains its original character with traditional pagodas and temples, colonial architecture, tree-lined streets, lake and the ancient town center.

Airport Information

Name of airport: Noi Bai International Airport
Distance to town: 45km (28 miles)
Airport tax:
  • Domestic flight: VCD15,000 (Approx. USD1.5)
  • International flight: USD7
  • Children under 2 are exempt.

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

1 1/2 hours

Visa

Required for both HK passport and HKCI holders
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Customs

Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco
  • Liquor: 1.5 litres of alcoholic beverages or 3 litres of beer

Arrival Immigration and customs declaration forms, which are usually handed out on the plane before landing, must be completed on arrival. The white and yellow duplicate customs form requires visitors to declare quantities and makes of cameras, video and camcorders, tape recorders and all other electronic equipment being taken into Vietnam. Foreign currency exceeding USD5,000 must also be declared. The customs form must be kept.

The white immigration card is stamped on arrival and must also be kept with your passport. Hotels, guest houses and private hosts are required to register your presence with the local police, and this card is essential for that purpose.

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Currency

Vietnamese Dong (VCD)
Approximately: HK$1=VCD1,250; USD1=VCD10,000
Currency Exchange: The US dollar is most favoured forereign currency. It is therefore advised to carry US dollars. British, Australian, Japanese, French, German, Belgian, Dutch, Singapore and Thai currency can usually be changed in larger cities (such as Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Danang, Hai Phong). About 2% exchange fee is charged.
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Embassies and Consulates

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Time Zone

GMT: +7
Difference from Hong Kong: -1 hour

Transportation

Bus
Taxi
Minibus
Cyclo
Train
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Tourist Attraction

Museums
  • Airforce Museum
  • Army Museum
  • Fine Arts Museum
  • History Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Ho Chi Minh Museum
  • Revolutionary Museum
  • Temple of Literature
St Joseph's Cathedral
Water puppetry
Hoan Kien Lake
West Lake
House of Stilts
One Pillared Pagoda
Tay Phuong Pagoda
Tay Pagoda
Dien Huu Pagoda
Ambassadors Pagoda
Ngoc Son Temple
Bich Cau Taoist Temple
Trung Sisters Temple
Lenin Park
Long Bien and Chuong Duong Bridges

Shopping Guide

Hang Gai Street
Hang Khay Street
Hang Non Street
Le Duan Street

Weather

Jan - Mar: average temp. 18 C, average rainfall 28mm
Apr - Jun: average temp. 26 C, average rainfall 171mm
Jul - Sep: avergae temp. 29 C, average rainfall 307mm, typhoons are frequent
Oct - Dec: average temp. 22 C, average rainfall 54mm
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast

Language

Official Languages: Vietnamese
Language of Business and Administration: French, Russian, English, German, Spanish and Chinese

Electricity

usually 220 volts (in some areas 110)AC, 50 Hz

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
24 hours Emergency Center:
  • Tel 8292071, 8292711
  • USD7-10 / visit
  • English and French - speaking doctors

Tourism Organizations

Vietnams Online

Public Holidays

Jan 1: Tet Nguyen Dan, Lunar New Year (three days)
Feb 3: Founding of the Communist Party
Mar 8: Women's Day
Mar 26: Youth Day
Apr 30: Liberation of Saigon
May 1: International Labour Day
May 19: Ho Chi Minh's Birthday
Jun 1: Children's Day
Jul 27: Memorial Day for war martyrs
Aug 19: August Revolution of 1945
Sept 2: Day of the Nation; Ho Chi Minh's declaration of freedom for Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh Memorial Day
Nov 20: Teacher's Day
Dec 22Army Day

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Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY

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Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon, is the biggest city of Vietnam. It is the major industrial, commercial and communciation center for domestic and international services.

Airport Information

Name of airport: Tan Son Nhat (Saigon) International Airport
Distance to town: 7km (4.5 miles)
Airport tax:
  • Domestic flight: VCD15,000 (Approx. USD1.5)
  • International flight: USD8
  • Children under 2 are exempt.

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

1 1/2 hours

Visa

Required for both HK passport and HKCI holders
Click here for more details

Customs

Customs allowance
  • Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco
  • Liquor: 1.5 litres of alcoholic beverages or 3 litres of beer

Arrival Immigration and customs declaration forms, which are usually handed out on the plane before landing, must be completed on arrival. The white and yellow duplicate customs form requires visitors to declare quantities and makes of cameras, video and camcorders, tape recorders and all other electronic equipment being taken into Vietnam. Foreign currency exceeding USD5,000 must also be declared. The customs form must be kept.

The white immigration card is stamped on arrival and must also be kept with your passport. Hotels, guest houses and private hosts are required to register your presence with the local police, and this card is essential for that purpose.

Click here for more details

Currency

Vietnamese Dong (VCD)
Approximately: HK$1=VCD1,250; USD1=VCD10,000
Currency Exchange: The US dollar is most favoured forereign currency. It is therefore advised to carry US dollars. British, Australian, Japanese, French, German, Belgian, Dutch, Singapore and Thai currency can usually be changed in larger cities (such as Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Danang, Hai Phong). About 2% exchange fee is charged.
Click here for restrictions

Embassies and Consulates

Please click here

Time Zone

GMT: +7
Difference from Hong Kong: -1 hour

Transportation

Bus
Taxi
Minibus
Cyclo
Train

Tourist Attraction

Museums
  • Fine Arts Museum
  • History Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh Museum
  • Military Museum
  • Reunification Hall
  • Revolutionary Museum
  • War Remnants Museum
Thien Hau Temple
Former President Palace
Lacquer workshop
The Lucuriant Lai Thieu Orchards
Nha Rong Wharf - from where President Ho Chi Minh sailed abroad to search for a way for the country's salvation
Cu Chi tunnels- a 200 km-long guerilla tunnel netwrok, Throughout the 20-year war with the Americans, these tunnels and underground villages were built to provide a safe haven for the people of Cu Chi.
Cholon Chinatown

Shopping Guide

Ben Thanh Market
Le Thanh Ton Street
Dong Khoi Street
Le Cong Kieu

Weather

Jan - Mar: average temp. 28 C, average rainfall 10mm
Apr - Jun: average temp. 29 C, average rainfall 198mm
Jul - Sep: avergae temp. 27 C, average rainfall 306mm, typhoons are frequent
Oct - Dec: average temp. 27 C, average rainfall 146mm
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast

Language

Official Languages: Vietnamese
Language of Business and Administration: French, Russian, English, German, Spanish and Chinese

Electricity

usually 220 volts (in some areas 110)AC, 50 Hz

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

S.O.S. Worldwide Alarm Centres: Please click here
24 hours Emergency Center:
  • Tel 8292071, 8292711
  • USD7-10 / visit
  • English and French - speaking doctors

Tourism Organizations

Vietnams Online

Public Holidays

Jan 1: Tet Nguyen Dan, Lunar New Year (three days)
Feb 3: Founding of the Communist Party
Mar 8: Women's Day
Mar 26: Youth Day
Apr 30: Liberation of Saigon
May 1: International Labour Day
May 19: Ho Chi Minh's Birthday
Jun 1: Children's Day
Jul 27: Memorial Day for war martyrs
Aug 19: August Revolution of 1945
Sept 2: Day of the Nation; Ho Chi Minh's declaration of freedom for Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh Memorial Day
Nov 20: Teacher's Day
Dec 22Army Day

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