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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Useful information about Vietnam

Useful information about Vietnam

How's the taxi in Vietnam?

In most cities in Vietnam, there are many taxis brand names available, which are cars painted either in red or yellow or green. Taxi fares may vary from city to city but they are supposed to be marked on the taxi window, and the taxi drivers are supposed to use taximeter when you get on the taxi.
Most taxi drivers do not understand English, it is better for you to have your destinations written down in Chinese so that you can show the address to the taxi driver, and don't forget to ask for a receipt or remember the number of the taxi in case you leave something in the taxi.

What's the weather like in Vietnam and what is the best season to visit Vietnam?

Vietnam is a long country with different climates. The country’s elongated shape stretching from the tropics to the subtropics zone is responsible for the varied climate in the country. When one part of Vietnam is cloudy and rainy, other regions are sunny and warm. Generally speaking, the best time to travel in Vietnam is when there is a reduced chance of rain; that is during April/May and October/November.

What are the public holidays in Vietnam? Should we avoid visiting Vietnam during the public holidays?

In Vietnam, the public holidays are: -  January 1st New Year's: New Year festival 
- Last day of the last lunar month (day 29/30 or 31) - 3rd day of the first lunar month Tet (Vietnamese New Year) Tet Nguyen Dan (Tet) is the largest holiday of the year in Vietnam, occurs around late January-early February (depends on Lunar month). Normally it last for 4 days.
- 10th day of the 3rd lunar month Hung Kings Commemorations (Gio To Hung Vuong) This is a new holiday since 2007, around April. It change depends on lunar month
-  April 30th Liberation Day/Reunification Day, (Giai Phong Sai Gon) reunification of Vietnam in 1975 
-  May 1 The International Workers' Day: Ngay Quoc te Lao Dong
-  September 2 National Day (Quoc Khanh or Tet Doc Lap) Ho Chi Minh read declares of independent of Vietnam (September 2nd 1945), forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam


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