Vietnam covers two different climatic zones – the moderate climate zone in the North of the country and the tropical climate zone in the South. In the moderate northern zone we distinguish two seasons, winter from November to April, and summer from May to October.
In the tropical South of the country we distinguish, like anywhere else in Southeast Asia, among three seasons: the cold season from November to January, the hot season from February to April or May and the rainy season from May or June to October.
Location: South-East Asia.
Area: 331,689 km².
Population: > 75,355,200
Time: GMT +7
Language: Vietnamese is the official language, some French, English, Russian, and Chinese
Religion: Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, Catholic, Hoa Hoa, Caodaist
Currency: Dong (D)
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50 Hz
|Ho Chi Minh City Climate:||JAN||APR||JUL||OCT|
|Temperature °C High/Low||30/20||35/27||35/27||32/26|
- Shops: Monday-Sunday 0800-1900
- Business: 0730-1200 and 1300-1630 Monday-Saturday
Country Code: 84 – Ho Chi Minh City 8 – Hanoi 4
Airport: Noi Bai International Airport(HAN) is 48 km from Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat International Airport is 7 km from Ho Chi Minh City
Credit Cards: Some hotels and restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi accept Visa and MasterCard.
Photography: There are restrictions at airports, ports, and harbours. It is courteous to ask permission first before taking photographs of people.