Capital: Hanoi (Hà Nội)
Important cities: Hanoi (Hà Nội), Ha Giang (Hà Giang), Haiphong (Hải Phòng), Dalat (Đà Lạt), Ho Chi Minh City (Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) fomerly Saigon (Sài Gòn), Hoi An (Hội An), Da Nang (Đà Nẵng), Hue (Huế), Dong Hoi (Đồng Hới), Nha Trang, Phan Thiet (Phan Thiết), Vinh, Can Tho
Currency: đồng (VND)
Visa policy: Link
Area: 331,690 km2
Languages: Vietnamese, minority languages
Mobile Phone: The three main mobile-phone companies are Viettel, Vinaphone and Mobifone. It's essential to get a local SIM card for any communication.
Country code: +87
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Internet TLD: .vn
Time Zone: UTC+7
Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel
Description: Vietnam's climate, being located in the tropics and strongly influenced by the South China Sea has a monsoon-influenced tropical climate typical of that of mainland Southeast Asia.
When should you g:o The weather in Vietnam is hot and humid between July and August. There's also a summer monsoon. If you want to visit the entire country, you should go between April and June and between September and November.