Saturday, July 8, 2017

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Vietnam’s Stunning Beaches

Vietnam is blessed with a coastline stretching 3,000 kilometers with hundreds of beaches up and down the country that cater to all tastes; from white sand beaches where you can view sunsets, to beaches with 5 star facilities, and beaches with nothing at all to do except swim, relax and enjoy the local culture.


Starting in the Far North, bordering China is Tra Co, not a beautiful beach by anyone’s standards what with its muddy flats at low tide; but it’s a pleasant place to stay if you’re on your way into our out of China, before heading to Ha Long Bay.

Bai Chay beach is the nearest to Hanoi, so it draws a huge crowd of people on the weekends and in summer. It too doesn’t live up to the beauty of the southern beaches, but does serve up some good seafood harvested from nearby Ha Long Bay. It certainly isn’t a place to come in winter as temperatures can drop to the 15 degree C mark.

Ha Long bay offers plenty of small beaches, most of them on islands in the middle of the Bay (though the majority of islands are too steep and rocky to have beaches) These are best visited by kayak because large touring boats don’t have the shallow depth to approach the rocky shore.

The North Central Coast of Vietnam stretches all the way down to the Hai Van Pass, and is almost a continuous stretch of golden sand pounded by huge waves churned by the frequent typhoons. Its an area rarely visited by travelers, because most either fly or take the train straight between Hue and Hanoi, but if you’ve got time they are beautifully deserted and make excellent places to go for long walks. Locals will regard you with great curiosity, and may even follow you to practice their English.

Though the facilities are scarce here, (you won’t find restaurants selling to tourists just yet) it is a rewarding break from the long drive on Highway 1. Take note however, that its not a wise idea to walk any of the beaches near the DMZ and Dong Ha, because of mines, unexploded ordinances can still be found in this area.

The Central and South Central Coast of Vietnam offers the countries best beaches: from Hue to Nha Trang, the miles of coast is populated with coconut palms and dotted with fishing villages with lots of facilities and choices to make your vacation comfortable.

My Khe beach to Vietnamese, or China Beach to foreigners, looks out at Monkey Mountain east of Da Nang Bay. It’s by no means deserted, because locals use the beach as a place to play football, do morning exercises and just chat away with friends. It has some of Vietnam’s best surf beaches and in November waves can reach two meters.

Its here where 5 star resorts like the Furama and the Lang Co resort (north of the Hai Van Pass) are situated and offer the best services in the country including al fresco dining, water sports and day tours.

The beach is also incorrectly linked with the first landing of American Marines in 1963. In fact, it was Red Beach, around the point in Da Nang Bay, where this took place. My Khe was the spot where numerous attacks took place in the American war and it was a center of fierce fighting in the late 1960’s.

From Da Nang, the lazy coast line stretches all the way down to Nha Trang. Dozens of beaches, many of them just a few meters from Highway I can be visited as you drive south. Facilities are mushrooming up to meet the demand of the numerous tour buses that now ply these routes. Seafood restaurants, guesthouses and other businesses are making this area easier to visit.

Nha Trang is the epicenter of the beach travel industry in Vietnam, and if you’re looking for a secluded beach, you won’t find it here. But if you want to enjoy a day trip out to the islands in Nha Trang Bay, where you can snorkel and swim, then Nha Trang is the place for you. One of the best things in the city is its marvelous seafood, which includes abalone, prawns, scallops and crabs.

Doc Let is 40 kilometers north of Nha Trang, and its here where you’ll find solitude and long deserted beaches; the shallow bay in front is perfect for a swim and the place is famous for its boiled crabs.

Even further south is Phan Thiet, close enough to Saigon to be a popular weekend outing destination for residents there. Its got a laid back feel, and includes 4 star hotels like the Nototel Corallia, so roughing it isn’t required here.

Even closer to Saigon is Vung Tau, and serves much the same function as Bai Chay near Hanoi; it’s the closest and cheapest destination for Saigonese to escape the crowded city streets. Again, if youre looking for solitude, this isn’t the place, because on Sundays the beaches are packed.

Phu Quoc has the whitest sand beaches in the country, and if you want to watch the sun set (it’s the only place in Vietnam where you can do this) this is the place to come. Geologically, its totally different to the other beaches in Vietnam, because its in the Gulf Of Thailand, and Phu Quoc closely resembles Koh Chang or Koh Samet near Bangkok. Just an hour flight from Saigon and you’ll be enjoying the sun, sea and seafood of Vietnam’s most southern beach.

North to South, there are a multitude of choices in beaches so whatever kind of beach you are looking for you’ll find it in Vietnam

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Vietnam's Former Battlefields

It has been nearly 3 decades since the American War ended in Vietnam, and 5 decades since the war ended with the French. Though Vietnam is rapidly developing into a major economic power in South East Asia, many of the historic battlefields and war vestiges can still be visited.


Almost every city has a museum dedicated to the Vietnamese Revolution, and contain dioramas, exhibits, and photographs detailing how their inhabitants contributed to the war effort, and which important events took place in their city.

The largest of these museums are in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi, is an important place to visit and understand more about Vietnam's great leader, Ho Chi Minh.

THE NORTH

Most of the historical remnants of the wars relates to the French conflict, because the American ground war was centered in the south and the center (extensive bombing was experienced in the north).

Dien Bien Phu

The Dien Bien Phu valley is where the French were defeated in 1954, ending their colonial rule over Indochina. Best reached by plane, you can also hire a 4-wheel drive vehicle and tour the far northwest, to Son La and Lao Cai.

Son La

A site of a Former French Prison, many visitors come here to see the museum commemorating the fiercely anti colonial fighters who were based in the region.

Hanoi

Hoa Lo Prison: Razed to make way for a towering office block, the prison is remembered by a museum that focuses on the activities there before 1954, when it was used as a detention center for anti French colonialists.

Ho Chi Minh Museum: More than a museum dedicated to the man who reunified his country, the Ho Chi Minh museum chronicles the Vietnamese revolution of the 20th century, and in an interesting stop for those interested in this phase of Vietnamese history.

Christmas Bombing in 1972: In December 1972, US President Nixon ordered the bombing of Hai Phong and Hanoi, which targeted power stations and other installations; some residential quarters were hit too. In Hanoi alone, more than 1,300 people were killed. Today, the area south of the Hanoi train station is where much of the destruction took place, and Kham Thien was the epicenter.

THE CENTER

Central Vietnam was the scene of much fighting during the American war, and much of the vestiges here are related to that conflict, though a few places, like the Hai Van Pass, contain some remains of the French conflict.

DMZ and Dong Ha

The bridge at the DMZ over the Ben Hai river can be crossed on foot, and the Vinh Moc tunnels (like those built at Cu Chi) can be visited nearby. Tours can be arranged from Hue, or Dong Ha. The road north of Hue was dubbed, 'La Rue Sans Jolie,' or 'The Road Without Joy' by the French troops; who fought fierce battles with Vietnamese forces here.

Truong Son Trail / Ho Chi Minh Trail

As the major supply chain between troops in South Vietnam, the Truong Son Trail (or Ho Chi Minh Trail as it's known in the west), named after the mountains of central Vietnam, was heavily bombed and strafed by American aircraft, trying to sever the artery that supplied men, weapons, and other supplies to the soldiers in the south. It is currently being developed into a tourist attraction by recreating the structures it contained and the methods used to carry weapons to the south, to aid in the war effort. A small section of the Ho Chi Minh trail can be seen after crossing the Dakrong bridge.

Khe Sanh / Con Thien Fire Base; Camp Carroll

Several former American army bases can be visited along Highway 9, between the Dong Ha and the Laotian border. Sites include Camp Carroll, Con Thien Firebase, The Rockpile, and Khe Sanh, where a fierce battle took place in 1968.

Hai Van Pass

Long used as a lookout for enemy troops, Hai Van Pass is littered with pillboxes and installations used to protect this vital link between north and south. Its about 350 meters high, and often is shrouded in mist. On a clear day, however, you can see northwards, to the Lang Co peninsula; and south, to the city of Da Nang.

Da Nang and China Beach

Often mistaken as the site where American Marines first came ashore in 1963, the event actually took place around the bay at Red Beach. China Beach was the site of a major Army base that came under attack by Vietmaese forces based around the Marble Mountains.

THE SOUTH

The South was the command center of the US forces stationed in Vietnam (Followed by Da Nang) though it still has a lot of history related to the French war. Not a whole lot of vestiges remain of the war, though there are some informative museums in Ho Chi Minh City and the Cu Chi tunnels shows the struggle the Vietnamese people endured during the war.

Cu Chi Tunnels

The Cu Chi tunnel system was built by Vietnamese forces who boldly tunneled beneath a major American Army Base. The tunnels can be visited today, often combined with a day tour.
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Useful info

Cuisine

Visitors often notice that Vietnamese food is very healthy. It is mainly based on rice and noodles. The palatable recipes are handed from generation to generation. Delicious bowls of noodle soup with vegetables and meat (pho), fresh rice pancakes (banh cuon) with a tasty sauce, hot grilled chopped fish accompanied by a small cup of rice wine, snail with ginger, green sticky rice (com) in lotus leaves All these specialties that give you a taste of Vietnam!

Fruits and Vegetables

Vietnam is located in a tropical zone, with abundant rainfalls and a high level of humidity. This results in a diversified ecological and agricultural area producing manifold fruits and vegetables, which are rich in flavours and colours. Vietnam counts over130 species of fruit-tree. The tropical zone trees produce bananas, coconuts, mangoes, papayas, listchis, longans, and oranges. The Temperate Zone trees produce apricots, plums, peaches, pears, and more.


There are some well known fruits coming from different parts of the country such as Sapa peaches, Bac Ha Plums, Trung Khanh chestnuts, Doan Hung pomelos, Bo Ha oranges, Hung Yen longans, Thanh Ha litchis, Huong Tich apricots, Ninh Thuan cashews and Thap Cham grapes.

Visas
Most visitors to Vietnam need a visa to enter the country (except for citizens of countries that signed an agreement of visa exemption with Vietnam). For now, tourist visas can only be obtained in Vietnamese embassies, consulates abroad, or at the first point of entry to Vietnam. To secure a visa Vietnam, the applicant is requested to submit: the original passport, 2 copies of the application forms, 2 passport-sized photos, and visa fee.
Tourist visa: they are generally valid for thirty days
Visa extension: Travel agencies offer this service

Customs
On arrival in Vietnam, the customs inspection is usually pretty fast now.
When entering Vietnam visitors will be asked to fill out a form declaring all electronic equipment, jewellery, camera equipment and other valuables (except for the persons exempted by Vietnamese law). Amounts of money exceeding US$3.000 must also be declared on the customs forms upon arrival. Visitor cannot bring more than 1,000g of gold into Vietnam.

When leaving Vietnam, quantities exceeding 300g of gold must be declared unless the holder has permission from the Director of the State Bank. The exportation of antiques is retricted by Vietnamese law.

General information
Vietnam time: GMT plus 7 hours
Office hours 

All government offices are open from 7.30 am to 4.30 PM (with a one-hour lunch break) from Monday to Friday.
In local regions, offices are open from 7.00 am to 11.00 am and from 1.00 PM to 5.00. Banks are open from 7.30 or 8.00 am to 3.30 PM and are closed on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.
Private shops are usually open from 8.00 or 8.30 AM to 9.00 or 10.00 PM.

Holidays
There are 5 Vietnamese holidays every year for total of 8 days.


  • January 1: New Years Day (One-Day holiday)



  • April 30: Saigon Liberation Day (One-day holiday)



  • May 1: International Labor Day (One-day holiday)



  • September 2: National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (One-day holiday) Vietnamese Traditional Lunar New Year Festival, or Tet Nguyen Dan (four-day holiday): this holiday begins on the eve and last over the first three days of the Lunar New Year, generally at the end of January or beginning of February


  • Currency
    The national currency is Vietnamese dong (VND). Notes are available in denominations of 100,000VND, 50,000 VND, 20,000 VND, 10,000 VND, 5,000 VND, 2,000 VND, 1,000 VND, 5,00 VND, 200VND.

    Throughout the country, American dollars are widely accepted. However, the bills must be relatively new with no marking or tear. Travelers cheques are easily exchanged in banks. Credit cards are becoming popular, especially in the major hotels and restaurants of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

    Telephone, Facsimile, E-mail

    The international phone code for Vietnam is 84. It is possible to make international calls or sent faxes from a post-office or major hotel. E-mail and Internet are available in most urban areas throughout the country. Domestic long-distance calls are made by dealing 0, followed by the area code and number. It is very easy to phone inside Vietnam. Most hotels will allow local phone calls free of charge.

    Language

    Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam. Learning foreign languages, particular English and French, is now vogue among young people. Tourist guides speaking English, French, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese are often available.

    In the North, the best tourist season lasts from November to April. During this period, the weather is cooler and drier. There are several ritual ceremonies and folk festivals to celebrate the arrival of spring. The Lunar New Year festival (Vietnamese traditional Tet) in Hanoi will allow during this season is recommended to bring along warm clothes.
    In the South, the temperature is warm all year round. The average temperature is approximately 27ºC. Therefor tourists need thin garments, sunglasses, and hats.

    Electricity and water supply
    Voltage system: 220 volt.

    Tap water is already filtered and sterilised, but it should be boiled before drinking.

    Accommodation

    There are a vide variety of accommodations for visitor to choose from. Most hotels in big cities meet international standards.

    Transportation

    Visitor can travel over Vietnam through various province and town either by air, by road, or by train. Domestic flights are available everyday. The train between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi stops at different stations and province an exciting and unforgettable trip. The air-conditioned express trains take 32 hours to cover the distance. Cabs, motorcycles, and bicycles can easily be rented all over the country. The cyclo, a three-wheeled vehicle, is perfect for those who wish to move slowly and enjoy a city tour.

    Airports


  • International Airport: Noi Bai (Hanoi), Tan Son Nhat (Ho Chi Minh City), and Danang airports.



  • Domestic Airport: Gia Lam (Hanoi), Cat Bi (Hai Phong), Dien Bien (Lai Chau), Na San (Son La), Vinh (Nghe An), Phu Bai (Hue), Pleiku (Gia Lai), Phu Cat (Qui Nhon), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Buon Ma Thuot (Daklak), Lien Khuong (Dalat), Phu Quoc, Rach Gia (Kien Giang).
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    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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    Quao River Lake great beauty unforgettable in Phan Thiet

    How about 20km from Phan Thiet City, located at the foot of the North Pass Gia Lam Dong and Binh Thuan connection, Quao River Lake brings a charming unspoiled beauty.

    Small road leading to the lake Quao River. Construction was started from May 9/1988, 9/1997 to May completed, the lake has the task Quao River water regulation for agricultural areas and Ham Thuan Bac provide drinking water for the city of Phan Thiet.




    The water from the river channel Quao. Straight branch water supply for the city of Phan Thiet, the horizontal arm running around the mountain, bring life to the rice fields and gardens of the district dragon.

    The water from the river channel Quao. Straight branch water supply for the city of Phan Thiet, the horizontal arm running around the mountain, bring life to the rice fields and gardens of the district dragon.

    Shore dam is also the road leading to the foot of the mountain with rich flora and fauna. Quao River to the lake in the last months of the year, you have the opportunity to admire the forests are deciduous, very colorful. A small corner of peaceful lake, with a small fishing boat of the locals. Stop by the lake on a clear blue day, enjoy the peace and breathe the fresh air, you could not help feeling like you are in the windswept highlands.

    The distance is home to put the measuring device parameters of the lake. The main gates of the building brings great significance, making agriculture Ham Thuan Bac change meat. View of the main dam:


    A romantic corner on the original ancient lake, the dam site area.

    Standing in the main dam, once again, you have pretty good vision on the other side of the lake. Visit Quao River Lake, do not forget to take some time to climb the mountain right on the lake, from here, the whole panoramic vast plains around, looks peaceful feel of the land.

    Bring agricultural significance is more tourist, Quao River lakes life seems distant buzzing, just quiet mountain silence is reflected. There are occasions in Phan Thiet, make one visit to this place to feel peace of mind.

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    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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    Delicious grapefruit sweet soup

    Located in an alley modest on Hai Ba Trung Street, grapefruit sweet soup shop that sells coffee and coconut for just 15 thousand VND/cup.


    Although Hanoi has hundreds, thousands of sweet soup shops, but a cup of sweet soup when appetite simple grapefruit, sweet soup and coconut contains only good while until the last piece of the small sweet soup shop is located at the top of an alley on the road Two Ba Trung, paragraph facing American Club is a choice of more people.
    Grapefruit sweet soup shop fit tens of years old where small alley on Hai Ba Trung Street.

    This tiny shop grapefruit sweet soup with fortune mere 2 sweet soup pot and sugar bowl with coconut milk, coffee bottle containers stowed in a small corrugated coffin, a few plastic chairs as seating for guests. This shop only one type of sweet soup is sweet soup grapefruit. Sweet soup cup cooked from dozens of years of experience of the physician owners for the sweet soup things hard match but nothing special, soft bean is tender but still whole grain, especially grapefruit pulp crispy chewy, not he, eat lumpy lumpy, it was mouth. Even coconut milk is also homemade coconut, coconut milk rather than buy available.

    Patrimony of only a pot of sweet soup shop, a pot of coconut. Unlike many on restaurant serving sweet soup cup full of beer and real substance to style diners get to eat no, sweet soup bar scene here is being ladled into the small glass. Guests called, her middle-age sales slowly opened the lid of sweet soup, specialty sweet soup scoop of salt into a glass, add the coconut milk and a little rock salt and give it to guests.

    If an acquaintance to eat, this grapefruit sweet soup cup is hard to please, but must admit pretty small sweet soup cup draw moderate it also has its reasons, when the island was no match sweet soup, dropped out, the stone base both with coconut milk, sweet soup should be sufficiently harmonized to form pieces aromatic sweet soup, cool places throat.

    Apart from grapefruit sweet soup, you can also try adding coconut milk dishes hit the road, smell the coffee to taste, mix coconut fatty slightly bitter taste of coffee and sugar tasted sweet. A cup of sweet soup or coconut like pretty small, the voracious enough to eat 2 cups, but with the ladies really like miu or find dishes stomach lining afternoon afternoon rush, the level is quite reasonable gifts idea to not affect the dinner with family.

    Features of Hai Ba Trung grapefruit sweet soup is pretty light cook, eat well no matter how little stones or after eating joints need to drink more than a cup of water to balance the taste, coconut reviews here have 15 thousand, one price lovely such as the sweet soup cup.

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    Monday, June 26, 2017

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    Vietnam - Travel Tips

    Local Time

    GMT +7 hours or +12 hours for US EST (subtract 1 hour for daylight savings).

    Climate

    The climate in Vietnam differs greatly from North to South due to geographical diversity.

    In the North, the rainy season is from August until November. Typhoons are sometimes a problem, but quite rare. The North can be quite chilly from December to February.

    In Central Vietnam the Rainy season is from October until December. Heavy rain and flooding can interrupt travel and Hue, Danang and Nhatrang may have to be missed if travelling overland.

    The climate in the Mekong Delta is sub-equatorial with two main seasons. The wet season lasts from May to October with short, sharp drenching downpours occurring almost every day. The dry season lasts from November to April.

    Annual rainfall for the South is approximately 80 inches (2,000 millimeters) while temperatures remain relatively constant - on average between 77 and 95 F (25-35 C).



    Food

    Eating in Vietnam ranges from cheap noodle soups on the street for about 25c to a banquet in one of the luxury hotels. Vietnamese restaurants offer a broad selection of international fare including French, Italian, American, Indian, Chinese and Japanese.

    The most typical Vietnamese food is Pho, the noodle soup with meat in it. It is very cheap at a 50c per bowl and usually well spiced. The main types are: Pho Bo with beef, Pho Bo Tai with rare beef fillets and Pho Ga with chicken. Com steamed white rice is eaten for lunch and dinner. Nuoc Mam is the fermented fish sauce used to spice absolutely everything in Vietnam.

    Seasonal fruits such as dragon fruit, rambutans and longans, fresh vegetables and local seafood are widely available, although supply can vary by region and season. All fruits and vegetables should be cooked or peeled before eaten. Drinking water or ice is generally not recommended, even in the cities. Bottled water is cheap and readily available, so we recommend you don't take the risk. Vietnam is a beer culture. There are plenty of local as well as imported brands. 333, Carlsberg, Hanoi, Tiger, Saigon, LaRue, San Miguel and Heineken are some common brands.

    Language
    The official language is Vietnamese, a mix of mostly Mon-Khmer elements with some Tai and Chinese. The language is tonal and monosyllabic. Most minorities continue to retain their languages.
    Today's main foreign language, especially among the young, is English. In the north, French and Russian are still quite widely spoken. The script of modern Vietnamese is based on Latin with accents, and was formed and created by the Jesuit priest Fr. Alexander De Rhodes in the 19th century.

    Health care

    No vaccinations are officially required to visit Viet Nam. However it is prudent to have up-to-date innoculations for Polio, Meningitis, Hepatitis A&B, Tuberculosis, TABT (TYPHOID, paratyphoid A&B and tetanus), Cholera, Malaria, and Japanese Encephalitis. In addition, we suggest you contact your personal physician or clinic specializing in international travel. Vietnam does have a wide variety of medicines, but you may not be familiar with them. You are advised to bring any prescription medications (in the original containers) currently required. You should pack a small medical kit, which includes sunscreen, insect repellent, diarrhea medication, ibuprofen or aspirin and antibacterial ointments. For those who wear eyeglasses, it is recommended that an extra pair be taken, as the quality of local replacement services varies. It is strongly suggested that you have a dental check-up before departure. Medical care facilities are available, but are limited outside of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and can be expensive for emergency care.

    Religion
    Vietnam is home of four of the world's great philosophies and religions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Christianity. Over the centuries, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism have fused with popular Chinese beliefs and ancient Vietnamese animism to form what is known collectively as the Triple Religion. Confucianism, more a system of social and political morality than a religion, took on many religious aspects. Taoism, which began as an esoteric philosophy for scholars, mixed with the popular Buddhism of the peasants, and many Taoist elements became an intrinsic part of popular religion. If asked their religion most Vietnamese are likely to say they are Buddhist, but when it comes to family or civic duties they follow Confucianism while turning to Taoist concepts in understanding the nature of the cosmos.

    People
    The majority of the population (85%) is comprised of the plains-dwelling Kinh people. The minority population is made up of 53 ethnic groupings. The best-known are the Tay, H'mong, Dao, White and Black Thai and the Hoa. Each has its own unique customs and dialect making them fascinating to visit. The population is 80 million. More than 60% are under 25. Life expectancy at birth is 68 years.

    Electricity
    220V, 50 Hz

    Shopping
    Vietnam is good for shopping. Hot items on the tourist market include lacquer-ware, mother-of-pearl inlay, and ceramics, colorful embroidered items (hangings, tablecloths, pillowcases, pajamas and robes), greeting cards with silk paintings on the front, woodblock prints, oil paintings, watercolors, blinds made of hanging bamboo beads, reed mats, carpets, jewelry and leatherwork. Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi have the best choice when it comes to shopping but Hoi An in central Vietnam is also a very good place to look for souvenirs.

    Currency Exchange
    The currency is the Vietnamese Dong (VND). Notes are available in denominations of VND 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 thousand, and 5, 2 and 1 hundred. Coins are no longer used. Exchange rate: 1 USD is roughly 22,600 VND. The USD is widely used in Vietnam's cities. The Euro is exchangable, but not as popular. Bring clean bank notes with you. Dirty ones might be refused. Larger notes (i.e. 100) often get a better exchange rate than smaller ones.

    VISA, Master Card and American Express cards are accepted in major hotels, restaurants, and shops in the urban areas. Travellers Cheques are easily changeable at banks and moneychangers all over the country. Commissions are USD1 for a USD 100 TC at Vietcombank, USD 2 at ANZ Bank.

    Public transport
    Local inner-city bus systems are not good in Vietnam. Fortunately, there are other convenient ways of getting around. Taxis with meters are fairly cheap. The first two kilometers cost 12.000 VND and every subsequent 200 meters costs 1 thousand VND. The Cyclo, or pedicab offers easy, cheap and enjoyable transportation around Vietnam's cities. Riding a cyclo is also the best way to explore a city. The driver pedals behind you while you sit comfortably in the front and watch the movie of street life passing by. The average price for a ride is around US$0.20 per kilometer and is cheaper by time rather than distance. A typical price is US$1 per hour. Many of the drivers are also very knowledgable about their city and will speak at least some English or French or Russian.

    Mail
    Post offices are usually open from 8.00 am to 8 or 9.00 pm. Postcards cost about VND 10 thousand for a booklet of ten from the post office. Children also sell them, but they are more expensive. Don't be too annoyed by them, if they save you a trip to the post office it's probably worth paying a few dong more. A postcard to Europe/USA costs VND 5400, a letter VND 8400 (depending on the weight). They take about 2 weeks to be delivered.

    Telephone

    It is very easy to telephone inside Vietnam. All hotels will let you make local phone calls, many don't even charge you. International phone calls are possible from many post offices. At some places, international direct dialing (IDD) has become commonplace. There is a telephone card, the UniphoneKad. Cell phones are popular. If you have one you can buy a prepaid phone-card and own your private contact number while traveling in Vietnam. The system in Vietnam is GSM.

    Internet access
    The Internet was officially permitted in Vietnam in 1997. Access to online services is now available through cyber-cafes and computer terminals in the lobbies of guest houses and business centers in hotels. If you have an established Email account with a non-Vietnamese service provider, accessing your mail from Vietnam will require you to download your mail through a Web-based service such as Yahoo or Hotmail. This is easily done at cafes in cities like Hanoi, Saigon, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Danang and Hue. The Internet access fee is about 4000-5000 VND per hour.
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    One of the best places in Mui Ne.

    Rang Dong Wine Castle was built in the classic European architecture, located in the 5 star resorts Sea Links City is the new tourist destinations featured in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet.



    Comments work from Napa Valley Wine Valley, California American region, bringing Rang Dong wine castle architecture of medieval Europe with the vast square, the ancient dome but no less elegant, chic, these towers soaring space spread views of the Sea Links City of fresh green. All images seemed to exist at the remote US European countries now been reproduced in the castle wine Rang Dong.

    Outside the castle, mill iconic grape farmers are placed on the page in the sand dunes as reminder of the distant history of viticulture and wine industry in Napa Valley. Then Sauvignon Cabernet, Syrah, Chardonnay also planted around the castle taken to introduce a new addition to the ingredients that make up the reputation of the wines of this valley.

    castles including 3 suites connected together, surrounding a large courtyard, where the ancient aristocratic West often organized parties bustling outdoor wine. Inside the castle is divided into storage areas wine cellar, wine tasting room.

    Come to the castle, visitors can buy souvenirs, wine in supermarkets Mini mart located on site as well as delight admire the wine line reputation here.

    Castle was particularly interested in his customers when the service launched very nicely suited to the fun, your picnic with family and friends. With recreational fishing services new castle was cared research and investments, you will be completely impressed with the location extremely wonderful scenery here.

    In addition, accented with display area and wine tasting tour with classic touches but no less luxurious, space here becomes delicate and extremely cozy.

    During a tour of the castle wine Rang Dong, visitors will be guided tours 2 Cellar same processes and wine production model designed closed deep underground with average temperatures 11-14 degrees C. in addition, guests will enjoy a number of famous red wines from Napa Valley Napa Valley is labeled 55, 66 Napa, Napa 77 Napa Napa 88 or 99. Also in this tour, tourists guests can buy souvenirs, watch the spread of coffee sitting on the rooftop of the castle or enjoy the panoramic view overlooking the Sea Links City Resort.

    Enjoy and soak up the atmosphere here, the tourists will not sort out the beauty awfully pleased amazing unique architecture as well as the irresistible taste of the wine line was intoxicating nực immerse wine enthusiasts around the world are genuine imports of Rang Dong Winery in America. Taste wines at Napa Valleys premium is kept completely original America in every drop of wine, for inviting guests stylish and full of passion.

    Club fishing hut with 15 fully equipped service and utilities for anglers, plus a restaurant specializing in seafood processing for local consumption along with a childrens play area will turn 1 day of you and your family, friends become very cozy and enjoyable.
    Rang Dong Wine Castle promises to bring you and your family comfortable moments to experience the epic as well as enjoy the wonderful service.

    Rang Dong Wine Castle is always open to welcome guests on the search for novelty, and their discovery.

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