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    Top Descriptions

    It’s no wonder that Vietnam is so firmly entrenched on the Southeast-Asian circuit. The country has a solid backpacking scene, it’s great value for money, it boasts some excellent military museums, and it casually flaunts enough temples, ruins, jungles and beaches to draw in both relaxers and revellers from all corners of the world. But what Vietnam also has that’s missing from other countries in the region is the influence of its plump Chinese neighbour and the thousand years of history shared between them, especially in the north. Indeed, with red flags waving on almost every corner, the symbol of communism still feels strong throughout the country. Yet the rules of capitalism clearly dominate Vietnam’s commerce, with thanks no doubt to some of the most horrendous atrocities ever committed by man. What happened on this land won’t be forgotten in a hurry, but it would seem through the pleasant and warm nature of the Vietnamese people that it has been already forgiven. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    The food in Vietnam changes with each region, so don’t expect the same dish twice. There are also regional specialities that you might want to be on the lookout for.
    If possible, give yourself a good few weeks here. The country is long and fairly thin, so you can expect long travel times – although there is a fairly excellent train service running between and (which can be booked online through ).
    The climate can be quite different between the north and south, especially during the winter months and especially if you find yourself at elevation. Bring a variety of clothes (layering works well) to make the most of your time here.
    Watch out for the traffic, especially the waves of motorbikes in the big cities. Cross the roads slowly, confidently, and a little way back from the crossing (if you’re not using it).
     
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    The Location

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:Việt Nam, Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam
      Also known as:Socialist Republic of Vietnam
       
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      Environment type:forest, jungle, mountain, ocean
      Religion type:Buddhism, Catholocism
       
      Visa type:Cost:Nationality:On arrival:
      90-day single entryUSD25UKNO

      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Vietnamese Dong (VND)
      Average daily budget:VND811,000

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:36 nights
      High season:June to September, December
      Low season:
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        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):Cham, Hmong, Tay, Vietnamese
        Timezone:UTC+07:00
        Country calling code:84

        How can we get there?

          Coordinates:13.9234, 108.2373
          Geographical feature:South China Sea
           
          Neighboring countries:Cambodia, China,
          Land borders:

          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Location:Time spent:Daily budget:
          5 nightsVND655,000
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          5 nightsVND610,000
          6 nightsVND925,000
          6 nightsVND825,000
          4 nightsVND781,000
          5 nightsVND715,000
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          Size:331,210 km²
          Altitude:0 to 3,143m

          Local Availability

            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Beer (multinational)500mlVND17,300
            Beer (national)500mlVND14,350
            Fizzy drink1 litreVND16,000
            Fruit juice1 litreVND50,000
            Gin (multinational)1 litreVND380,000
            Gin (national)1 litre
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            Milk1 litreVND30,000
            Oil1 litreVND36,750
            Rum (multinational)1 litreVND400,000
            Rum (national)1 litreVND300,000
            Vodka (multinational)1 litreVND100,000
            Vodka (national)1 litreVND135,000
            Water1 litreVND7,000
            Whisky (multinational)1 litreVND1,000,000
            Whisky (national)1 litreVND450,000
            Wine1 bottleVND207,500
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Almonds100gVND40,000
            Apples1kgVND52,500
            Bananas1kg
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            Bell pepper1kgVND27,500
            Bread1 loafVND25,000
            Carrots1kgVND22,900
            Chillies1kgVND45,500
            Chocolate (multinational)1 barVND24,400
            Chocolate (national)1 barVND10,100
            Coconut milk1 canVND29,900
            Cucumber1kgVND15,800
            Eggs1 dozenVND28,200
            Garlic1kgVND37,500
            Ginger1kgVND33,000
            Honey1 jar
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            Ice cream1 unitVND13,000
            Jam1 jarVND27,400
            Onions1kgVND23,800
            Oranges1kgVND45,000
            Pasta1kgVND52,000
            Peanut butter1 jarVND78,600
            Peanuts100gVND14,900
            Potatoes1kg
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            Raisins100g
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            Rice1kgVND22,000
            Sandwich1 unit
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            Tomatoes1kgVND9,000
            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Antifungal shampoo1 bottle
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            Conditioner1 bottleVND56,500
            Condoms1 packVND36,000
            Deodorant1 canVND46,800
            Floss1 packVND54,500
            Hand sanitizer1 bottle
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            Laundry soap1 bar
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            Razors1 packVND37,000
            Sanitary towels1 packVND18,000
            Shampoo1 bottleVND56,500
            Soap1 barVND9,000
            Tampons1 box
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            Toilet roll1 unitVND5,000
            Toothpaste1 tubeVND25,000
            Washing powder1 boxVND23,250
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            Antiseptic cream1 tube
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            Bandages1 pack
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            Chapstick1 unitVND58,500
            Contact lens solution1 bottle
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            Headache tablets1 pack
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            Ibuprofen1 pack
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            Mosquito repellent1 bottle
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            Nail clippers1 set
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            Plasters1 pack
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            Sun cream1 bottleVND120,000
            Sunglasses1 pair
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            ItemSizeAverage Cost
            Batteries4-packVND18,950
            Chilli powder100gVND45,000
            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packVND25,000
            Cigarettes (national)20-packVND15,000
            Coriander100g
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            Cumin100g
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            Fuel1 litreVND17,600
            Internet1 hour
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            Lighter1 unitVND5,000
            Matches1 pack
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            Paprika100g
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            Travel multiadapter1 unit
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            Travel plug1 unit
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            Turmeric100gVND36,000
            Stock1 pack
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            Local Cuisine

              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              Baked potato (vegetarian)VND70,000
              Banana splitVND55,000
              Bánh mìVND45,500
              BhajiVND70,000
              Biryani (meat)VND115,000
              Biryani (vegetarian)VND99,000
              BologneseVND86,000
              Breakfast (continental)VND80,000
              Breakfast (cooked)VND119,750
              BruschettaVND60,000
              Bún (loaded)VND54,750
              Bún (simple)VND65,000
              BurgerVND82,722
              Burger (cheese)VND100,750
              Burrito (meat)VND119,000
              Cake (slice)VND46,000
              CalamariVND102,333
              CarbonaraVND88,778
              CerealVND50,000
              Chicken wingsVND80,000
              Chilli con carneVND119,000
              Chocolate mousseVND46,667
              Chow mein (meat)VND79,000
              Cordon bleuVND90,000
              Curry (generic – meat)VND104,750
              Curry (generic – vegetable)VND60,000
              Curry (South Asia – meat)VND112,000
              Curry (South Asia – vegetarian)VND85,000
              Curry (Southeast Asia – meat)VND67,500
              Crème caramelVND69,000
              Duck (sauce)VND106,500
              Dumplings (Asian – meat)VND65,000
              Eggs (how you like)VND40,556
              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              Fillet (beef)VND120,000
              Fillet (fish)VND120,000
              Fish and chipsVND99,334
              FlanVND30,000
              French friesVND45,833
              Fried (chicken)VND123,250
              Fried (fish)VND92,000
              Fried rice (meat)VND71,639
              Fried rice (vegetable)VND58,222
              Fruit saladVND51,611
              Garlic breadVND43,333
              GnocchiVND145,000
              Grilled (chicken)VND103,833
              Grilled (duck)VND139,000
              Grilled (fish)VND124,167
              GuacamoleVND89,000
              Hot pot (meat)VND236,833
              Hot pot (vegetarian)VND276,667
              Ice cream (scoop)VND42,000
              Ice cream (sundae)VND59,000
              KebabVND97,000
              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              Lamb chopsVND220,000
              LasagnaVND126,834
              Mashed potatoesVND50,000
              NaanVND40,000
              NachosVND65,000
              Nasi gorengVND80,000
              Noodle soup (meat)VND53,750
              Noodles (meat)VND69,278
              Noodles (vegetable)VND55,667
              OctopusVND130,000
              OmeletteVND43,500
              OystersVND40,000
              Pad ThaiVND75,000
              Pancake (Asian savoury)VND59,125
              Pancake (loaded)VND46,833
              Pancake (simple)VND49,417
              PapadumVND14,000
              Pasta (meat)VND97,667
              Pasta (vegetable)VND102,834
              PhởVND51,444
              Pie (sweet)VND59,500
              Pizza (loaded)VND159,667
              Pizza (simple)VND121,222
              Platter (meat)VND290,000
              Pork chopsVND96,667
              PrawnsVND120,000
              Quesadilla (meat)VND119,000
              Quesadilla (vegetables)VND119,000
              DishAverage CostLocation Availability
              RaitaVND32,000
              RibsVND103,167
              Rice (cake)VND35,000
              Rice (meat)VND65,000
              Rice (steamed)VND17,500
              Rice (vegetable)VND50,000
              Roasted (chicken)VND124,500
              SaladVND70,778
              Salad (meat)VND99,500
              Samosas (meat)VND50,000
              Samosas (vegetable)VND40,000
              Sandwich (basic)VND48,000
              Sandwich (loaded)VND75,667
              ShrimpVND99,889
              ShwarmaVND89,000
              Skewers (meat)VND60,000
              Soup (meat)VND63,667
              Soup (vegetarian)VND46,278
              Spring rollVND57,833
              SteakVND148,333
              Stew (meat)VND99,000
              Stir fry (meat)VND86,861
              Stir fry (vegetable)VND49,444
              Sweet and sour (meat)VND88,000
              Thali (meat)VND195,000
              Thali (vegetarian)VND165,000
              TiramisuVND60,000
              Waffles (sweet)VND65,000
              BeverageAverage CostLocation Availability
              Bailey’s (shot)VND59,667
              Beer (multinational)VND31,639
              Beer (national)VND22,750
              Brandy (shot)VND102,000
              BucketVND165,000
              CappuccinoVND46,917
              CoffeeVND28,000
              Coffee (alcoholic)VND82,000
              ChaiVND40,000
              CocktailVND71,500
              EspressoVND29,000
              Fruit juice (fresh)VND38,250
              Gin (bottle)VND1,100,000
              Gin (shot)VND61,111
              Ginger teaVND32,667
              Hot chocolateVND50,167
              Iced coffeeVND31,333
              Iced teaVND21,834
              LassiVND49,000
              Malibu (shot)VND68,667
              MilkshakeVND49,222
              Red BullVND15,000
              Rum (shot)VND48,444
              Sake (glass)VND30,000
              SmoothieVND48,750
              Soft drinkVND22,250
              Soju (shot)VND30,000
              TeaVND23,167
              Tea (herbal)VND27,833
              Tequila (bottle)VND600,000
              Tequila (shot)VND51,250
              Tonic waterVND27,500
              Vodka (bottle)VND635,000
              Vodka (shot)VND51,944
              Water (2L)VND34,528
              Whisky (bottle)VND685,000
              Whisky (shot)VND59,278
              Wine (bottle)VND267,389
              Wine (glass)VND45,889
              Wine (hot/mulled)VND83,000

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