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The courage of the Vietnamese people have rebuilt from the ashes of the Vietnam War over the last 40+ years, and today Vietnam is one of the world’s up-and-coming tourist destinations. Home to eclectic cities, generous people and incredible food (all at a cheap price) Vietnam is a hot-bed of tourist activity coming from the western world. Use the tips below to enjoy your time in Vietnam!

Capital City: Hanoi

Language: Vietnamese

Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND). VND is currently 23k for 1 USD, as Vietnam is one of the most affordable (cheap) places to visit. The low cost of living is part of what makes Vietnam a go-to location for expats who want to live in a foreign location on a budget for multiple months.

Power Adapter: In Vietnam the power sockets are of type A, C and D. The standard voltage is 110 / 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Crime & Safety: Vietnam deals harshly with crime, which is one factor that drives down the overall crime rate. Violent crime is less than one-third of what it is in the U.S., and most travelers will only have to deal with the possibility of being pick-pocketed or bilked out of a few dollars when buying goods. Make sure you pay attention to the cost of goods when purchasing, and try to give exact change when possible. Some vendors in larger cities have been known to “lose money” and say the purchaser paid with smaller bills. Break up the cash you have.

Emergency Number: 113

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