Her.ie lists out 16 things to know before visit Vietnam
Updated at Monday, 09 Jul 2018, 17:07
The Hanoitimes - Choose destinations wisely or try as much of the food as you can, especially street food, there are a lot of things to know before you visit Vietnam for the first time.
Her.ie, a website for Irish women, has picked 16 things to know before you visit Vietnam for the first time.
According to Her.ie, one of the thing is try as much of the food as you can, especially street food. “You didn’t travel thousands of miles to eat the stuff you have at home all the time and there will be things you’ll enjoy in Vietnam and the street food is grand to eat,” Her.ie wrote.
In addition, Her.ie experts also picked motorbike is one of the thing you should know before visiting Vietnam.
Street food is the thing you should know before visit Vietnam.
“When we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, the traffic was what we noticed first - thousands of bikes with multiple people on each weaving along through the city's streets and breaking every possible traffic law you could think of,” Her.ie wrote.
It's alarming but if you can get a lift with someone or have a go yourself, do it. It's great craic and the fastest way to get around.
There are many things visitors might know before visit Vietnam, such as choose destinations wisely, everything is so cheap, it’s a stunning place, the local will want a chat, there’s wifi pretty much everywhere, etc.
Vietnam has become increasingly attractive to tourists from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy who will enjoy visa exemptions for the next three years until June 30, 2021, from July 1, 2018.
The country first offered visa waivers for citizens from the five European countries in July 2015. The policy has been updated annually and would have expired at the end of June. The continued visa exemption is expected to push up the development of the Vietnamese tourism sector.
The number of foreign tourists to Vietnam in the first half of 2018 surged 27.2% year-on-year to 7.89 million, according to the General Statistics Office.
Arrivals by air, road, and sea in the reviewed period recorded annual increases of 22.2%, 63.7% and 1.7%, respectively.
Growth was also seen in the numbers of visitors from all five continents, with Asia (32.7%), Europe (11%), America (13.5%), Oceania (10%) and Africa (22.2%).