Vietnam Travel Information

  • Time Difference: UTC+7 (12 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
  • Capital City: Hanoi (Ha Noi)
  • Airports: 38
  • Travel Climate: Vietnam is largely a tropical monsoon country. In the north, a hot rainy season prevails from May to September....
  • Area Comparative: slightly larger than New Mexico
  • Travel Currency: dong (VND)
  • Language Spoken: Vietnamese is the official language. There are distinct northern, central, and southern dialects and accents. The most popular foreign...
  • Languages: Vietnamese (official), English (as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer; mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
  • Ethnic Groups: Vietnamese 85%-90%, Chinese, Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Cham, mountain groups
  • National Holiday: Independence Day, 2 September (1945)
  • Inflation Rate: 11.8%
  • Geographic Coordinates: 16 10 N, 107 50 E
  • Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, as well as China, Laos, and...
  • Terrain: low, flat delta in south and north; central highlands; hilly, mountainous in far north and northwest

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