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Surface: 331 689 km²
Capital: Hanoi (Hà Nội)
Population: 87.84 million inhabitants (2011)

Travel advice
Current status: exercise vigilance.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
January, February, March, November and December are the best months to travel to Vietnam. This avoids the lengthy rainy season.

Vietnamese is the official language in Vietnam. In the tourist areas they speak poor English.

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months on the day of the flight.

Immunization (vaccination)
To visit Vietnam it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.

In Vietnam (except Can Tho, Da Nang, Haiphong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Nha Trang, Qui Nhon, Halong Bay and along the China Sea) malaria occurs.

Money and Money
In Vietnam, will be paid by the Vietnamese dong (VND).

Traffic and route
In Vietnam you must drive on the right side of the road.

In Vietnam, in some cases you need an adapter and / or converter.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Vietnam available on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Vietnam, visit Abyznewslinks .

Websites from Vietnam ending in .vn.
Official websites of Vietnam: and .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Vietnam.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Vietnam.

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The national holiday of Vietnam falls on September 2 (Quốc Khánh).
All other holidays in Vietnam, visit .

Protected areas and World Heritage
An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Vietnam, visit Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage in Vietnam can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube,,, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.