LANGUAGE The official language in Vietnam is Vietnamese.
CURRENCY The currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong. The exchange rate is 0.000043 United States dollars. Click on the icon for the conversion of the day.
GEOGRAPHY Vietnam is 331,212 square kilometers and is the 19th largest country in Asia. Is located on the eastern margin of the Indochinese peninsula, it borders Cambodia in the southwest and has a long border with Laos, which also shares maritime borders with Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.
ECONOMY & BUDGET Vietnam is a socialist-oriented market economy. Backpackers’ budget is around $25-30 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $50 and $70 per day on average.
SAFETY I felt very safe traveling around Vietnam. As in any large city, be aware of your belongings in Ho Chi Minh City. Traffic can also be heavy in large cities, so be careful crossing the roads. It is recommended to have Travel Insurance to travel to Vietnam.