Plan your trip

What should you prepare to travel to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Myanmar?

  1. How to get Visa arrival to countries in Southeast Asia ?
  2. Your return flight ticket
  3. What should put in your luggage?
  4. Where should you stay while traveling to Southeast Asia?
  5. What should you eat at cities in Southeast Asia?
  6. What should you wear once visit the Buddhist countries?
  7. What should you prepare if travel with kids?
  8. What should you buy at the tourist sites around Southeast Asia?
  9. What to see in Myanmar?
  10. The address of Embassies in the world in Hanoi
  11. The famous hospitals and medical centers in the tourist cities of Vietnam
  12. Tip policy for tour guide and driver in the countries of Southeast Asia
  13. Info & Advice about Vaccinate and Personal instruments along with a trip
  14. The useful & popular travel guides for a trip

 

1. How to get Visa arrival to countries in Southeast Asia

Depending on which country (countries) you will come, but to allow entering any country to travel is firstly you must check the visa information or guides of the country you want to travel. And, each country apply each policy about the arrival visa is different such as to get the Visa arrival to Vietnam, you can do it directly at Vietnam Embassy in your country, this way is also easy and convenient for you but it lost your time to do it, so there is another way is easier for you is you can request online any travel agent to do the Letter Visa in advance for you, then you will use this letter visa to get the Visa arrival to Vietnam on your arrival date at the airport or it is also still called the visa on arrival. You must get the Letter Visa from the travel agent do for you or Visa from Vietnam Embassy at your country before going to Vietnam, then you use your visa at the airport or this letter visa to get the Visa arrival to Vietnam in order to allow to enter to Vietnam. If you use the Letter Visa of the travel agent who did for you, then you must prepare as your original passport + 02 photos (passport size) + 25usd for single entry visa or 50usd for multiple entry visas, you must show and pay these at the airport to get the Visa arrival to Vietnam, if you use the Visa which you do directly at Vietnam embassy from your country, then you do not need to prepare the documents above. But please note that you just can get the Visa arrival to Vietnam at international three airports in Vietnam is Tan Son Nhat airport at Ho Chi Minh City (or still called Saigon), Noi Bai airport in Hanoi and Danang airport in Danang.

How to get Visa arrival to countries in Southeast Asia

How to get Visa arrival to countries in Southeast Asia

To get the visa arrival to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos is it is also similar to the procedure, you can do the Visa to enter these three countries from their embassy in your country or you can do directly Visa on your arrival date at any international airport in these three countries base on preparing in advance and bringing these documents to the airport on your arrival to get Visa: your original passport + 01 photo (passport size) + 30-35usd (upon your nationality) to pay for Visa. Different from Thailand and Laos, you can do E-visa to Cambodia by this link https://www.evisa.gov.kh/. But quite different from Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia is Myanmar request the tourist must do visa before they arrive this country and you must apply E-visa in advance at this link https://evisa.moip.gov.mm//.

For full details about Indochina Visa, please view this link: http://www.indochinatravelpackages.com/indochina-visa-guides/

2. Your return flight ticket

A lot of tourists have the same question is where should they start from in five countries is Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar?, and the answer is you can start anywhere you want because these five countries have some large international airports, but Thailand and Vietnam is two countries where are available more arrival and departed international flights than Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, so you intend to travel all these five countries, then you should choose to arrive in Vietnam or Thailand firstly to help you reduce your international flight ticket rates or reduce the routes from your countries to these countries.

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You should check and prepare your return international tickets before traveling to any country, so it is much cheaper for you

There are also a lot of tourists whose prefer a travel agent at the country (countries) where they will visit to book and organize for them the return international flight ticket, but the best way to help you have the cheapest air ticket rates is you should book directly your return tickets from your country to avoid the case the airline charge the contrariwise ticket issued free, or you also request the travel agents whose work at your country book the return ticket for you, by this way you will have the cheapest air ticket prices.

And, one of the most important note when you or your agent book for you the return international air ticket is you must check carefully about the weight that your flight applíe in order for you can prepare and bring enough your luggage weight base on that regulation. This thing is very important because normally you will be surcharge a lot by overweight at the airport.

3. What should put in your luggage?

About the weather of five countries Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. In fact, the weather of these five countries is also little similar because almost of them has two main seasons in a year is the dry and wet season, excepting the winter in the the northern Vietnam is little colder than the rest areas of these five countries, so if you intend to visit all these five countries as well as coming with the winter the northern Vietnam from November to end of March every year, then you just need to bring some warm clothes for your dates in the winter of the northern Vietnam only, the rest places it is fine for you to bring the simple and thin clothes because although it is the wet season in Indochina region, it is also not too cold for you to have to more warm clothes.

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What should you bring and which is the best luggage size to travel with you?

There is one more thing which is also important for you to prepare and bring home while traveling to Indochina is you should bring some medicines if you or there is any member in your family often need them in the urgent case such as allergic with food or anything, ill by changing the weather too fast or too much sun at any country, medicines prevent the bite toxin by insects……Certainly, it is also very safe for you to travel to all places in Indochina as well as it is also available many good kinds of medicines in the countries in Indochina, but it is still the fastest and most convenient if you can bring some of these medicines to avoid the urgent case you meet on the way you travel.

Some tourists still think that they need to vaccinate before traveling to Indochina, but this thing is not necessary because you are quite safe to travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand at this time.

4. Where should you stay while traveling to Southeast Asia?

If you book a whole package tour to the different countries and cities in, then you will not have to worry anything because the travel agent who organizes your whole package will take care you from you arrive until you depart (say goodbye at the airport), they will organize for you all about your accommodation, transfers, tour guide, entrance fees, meals…..and normally all of these services from any travel agent who can handle a whole trip like this is also good, so you do not have to worry anything, but if you travel free or book everything by yourself, then you must care about all what a trip need when you are far from your home.

good hotel in Vietnam

Find a good hotel with a nice and clean room is very necessary for your trip to any country

Perhaps, your accommodation at the place where you will arrive and stay is considered as one of the most important services, so firstly you should book your hotel at the real center of the city where you intend to travel such as if you visit Hanoi Vietnam, you should find a hotel which is located in the old town of Hanoi, by this way it is very easy for you to walk and explore Hanoi capital anytime by your own, you will not have to pay much to catch a taxi or a bus from this site to other site. Or, if you must catch a taxi, then please request your hotel where you are staying help you to call a taxi for you, by this way it is safer and cheaper for you. Upon what city you will arrive and stay in the country

Any city in the region of Indochina or Southeast Asia is available a lot of the different ranges of hotel from two, three, four to five star or even guesthouse, there are a lot of the choices upon your budgets, you can book online or request any travel agent help you, when you book your hotel at anywhere you also should care about all what it is included, especially is your breakfast, service charge and tax because there are some online websites they do not mention clearly about this, so you should notice it before you book and confirm your room online.

5. What should you eat at cities in Southeast Asia?

Almost of countries as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar is still very famous for its traditional and special food, there are a lot of the foreign tourists whose just because like the food of Vietnamese so they come back, the special food is covered all areas in Vietnam from the mountains to the beaches, from the cities to the deltas….they are very plentiful to process food all places in Vietnam, for example just from rice but the locals of each province and city in Vietnam process the different dishes very different and special such as square glutinous rice cake, rice cake, pyramidal rice dumpling…or Xoi Vo (glutinous rice cooked with split peas), Xoi Ngu Sac (rice cooked with many color), Xoi Xeo (steamed glutinous rice), PHo (Noodle) in Hanoi….So that you do not mind to try any local food in any city where you visit in the area of Indochina, it is very worthwhile for you to try it during your trip. All local food in the cities and the countries of Indochina or Southeast Asia is safe for you to try. But, if you are a diet person or you could not eat anything or what can make you allergic to food, then you also should note with the restaurants or the locals who cook your dishes to avoid the case you feel uncomfortable after trying some strange food.

famous food in Hanoi

Pho (noodle) is one of the most famous food in Hanoi (Vietnam)

So that you do not mind to try any local food in any city where you visit in the area of Indochina, it is very worthwhile for you to try it during your trip. All local food in the cities and the countries of Indochina or Southeast Asia is safe for you to try. But, if you are a diet person or you could not eat anything or what can make you allergic to food, then you also should note with the restaurants or the locals who cook your dishes to avoid the case you feel uncomfortable after trying some strange food.

6. What should you wear once visit the Buddhist countries?

The countries in Indochina and Southeast Asia believe in almost Buddhist, so besides there are a lot of the beautiful natural sightseeing is you also have a chance to explore many pagodas and temples, so you also do not forget to ask your guide or see the destinations since your last dates to prepare for your next date so you can wear suitable to avoid the case you do not allow to enter inside to visit the destinations where have the rules about clothes or the hallowed temples or pagodas in these areas.

special clothes in Vietnam

You should wear the long dress while visiting the temples or pagodas in Southeast Asia

Normally, you should not wear the shirts or trousers too short to enter visiting the temples or pagodas at destinations in Indochina, this rule is sometimes very hard and you must follow once going to these sites. Besides the temples and pagodas at cities in Indochina area request the customers wear by its rules once visiting these sites is in Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh Complex you are also requested to wear a long shirt and trousers once visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, otherwise, you will not allow entering.

7. What should you prepare if travel with kids?

Almost cities are located in Southeast Asia such as Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar have the major two seasons is the dry and wet season, but it is not too hard (too hot or cold) excepting the winter in the northern Vietnam from November to March every year, but sometimes the sudden change in the weather from the rain to sunshine and vise verse in a day is it also make the kids feel uncomfortable or ill, so you also should bring some medicines for your kids to avoid these bad cases. And, an umbrella or hat is brought along to you during your trip is necessary if you travel with kids because if you visit these five countries in the wet season, then the big rains always appeared very suddenly, but then the sun comes very quickly.

sightseeing for kids in Vietnam

You should find the places with the entertainment complexes for kids if travel with them

The drinking water is very important for you and your kids during your trips once travel to Indochina in the dry season, because it is very hot and dry all time so you need the water all time once travel to the destinations at here, for example when you explore Angkor Temples Complex (Angkor Wat) in Cambodia in the dry season, the weather in the dry season at here is very hot, while you will walk to visit a lot of sites around these sites so you should bring some bottles of water is very necessary because into these sites there are not any place to offer or sell the water, you must walk or return the gates to buy water if you are thirsty, by this way you will lose a lot of time. Or if you book your trip through any travel agent, then you also should ask or mention them always offer and include the water on your bus.

Normally, if your group is just included all adults, then it is fine for you to walk and explore all sites you want under hard sunshine for a long time, but if your group has kids, then you should consider and choose the highlights and the total time you visit these highlights in advance because, under the sunshine of Indochina area in the dry season, it is easy for your kids to feel tired and maybe they are sick by the weather like this all day.

Transfer between the destinations in a trip is normally a lot and tired of kids even it is a short or long trip, so if you travel with kids, then you should reduce your transfers as much as possible, for example it takes around 6-7 hours by bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap in Cambodia, among the roads are also not smooth for the bus to run, so the best solution for this case is you should catch a short flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap or vice versa. In fact, if you want to visit any site in any country in Indochina or Southeast Asia, then you also should check about its distances so you can know exactly which option about the kinds of vehicle is the best for your group and kids to use in your cases. And, if your group travel at your destinations in the hot season, then you should always request your vehicles (car, bus) must be available air conditional. There are a lot of kids even adults to get travel sick on bus, plane, train…..so you also should prepare the best way to solve this case in advance so it will not be affected by others in the same trip with you as well as you will feel better once must transfer a lot.

With kids, to play and enjoy at the entertainment complexes in their trips are very important such as the park, zoo, games complexes….so that if you travel with kids, then you should ask your travel consultants (sales) before you travel to any destination at any country in order to plan and suggest for you the best advice so that your kids will have the memorial and fun trips with you (adults).

8. What should you buy at the tourist sites around Southeast Asia?

Nowadays, almost tourist places in each destination in the world provide and offer full enough the necessary products for travelers, so that it is also not so difficult for any tourist to find anything which is necessary for their trip if they need or they forget to bring it from their homes. But, all what you should buy from a tourist place may be the souvenirs of that area, and here under is some the special things which is typical for some major cities in Southeast Asia included Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar:

Vietnam
Vietnam is very known with many cities and provinces where are included a lot of the famous souvenirs and products which almost tourists prefer to buy once travel Vietnam, and if you travel to these special places, then you should not miss to buy it because normally it is very cheap to buy anything in Vietnam. For example, arrival to Hoi An the old town is located in the center of Vietnam where is organized as one of the cultural heritages in the world offer many kinds of silk and suits, while you walk to explore this beautiful town you will see a lot of these and they are offered very good prices, almost customers whose visit Hoi An they never forget to buy these products at here, besides that it is also tailor made all clothes very fast at here if you do not want to buy the fixed produces, if you do not have much time to wait, then even one or two hours is fine for you to request to tailor a suit or dress….Specially, in Vietnam just Hoi An is the place where sell most about all kinds of lanterns, it is very beautiful and special because almost of them are made by hand the locals at here, it is also light and convenient for you to put in your luggage so you should buy some of them as your souvenirs for this destination.

In the northern Vietnam, nowadays, almost tourist places at each destination in the world provide and offer full enough the necessary products for travelers, so that it is also not so difficult for any tourist to find anything which is necessary for their trip if they need or they forget to bring it from their homes. But, all what you should buy from a tourist place may be the souvenirs of that area, and here under is some the special things which is typical for some major cities in Southeast Asia included Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar:
In the northern Vietnam, there is a very famous destination where the locals sell very many their own handicrafts that is Sapa, Sapa is a small town belong to Lao Cai province of Vietnam, this site is located in the mountainous area in the north of Vietnam, there are a lot of the different ethnic groups live such as Dzay, Dao, Thai group…..their life at here is still very poor and deprived many things for the daily life such as the food, clothes, footwear, money…..so that almost of families whose live in these tourist areas they create their own products to sell it for travelers such as the clothes, dress, shirt, purse…by brocades. These products are also very good and worthwhile for you to buy it.
Belong to the north of Vietnam, Hanoi the capital of Vietnam is also one of the places for to buy a lot of the special souvenirs because there are many handicraft villages to be located around Hanoi such as Bat Trang Ceramic village, Dong Ho painting village, Dong Ky (bronze) village, embroider villages…..so exploring Hanoi, you also do not forgot to buy some products which are made from these local handicraft villages.

Hanoi souvenir

Water puppets are very famous souvenirs in Vietnam

Beside the handicraft, souvenirs as well as the products which are made directly from the locals in the tourists places around Vietnam as mentioned above, besides that in each of other city and province of Vietnam is also included many another different and interested products which you should buy to bring back home after your trip to any place in Vietnam because not like as other places in the world, it is offered very good prices for everything (also include food) in Vietnam.

9. What to see in Myanmar?

Shwedagon Golden Temple

Myanmar is a country which is rich in cultural traditions, history, has many spiritual works and beautiful landscapes. Among the famous tourist attractions, Shwedagon is considered one of the first pagodas of humanity, no one knows the exact old of the temple. Before the temple was built in Singuttara Hill (Yangon capital), the site had been considered the sacred land for the preservation of the relics of three Buddhists.

Legend has it that, nearly 5,000 years passed since the Buddha came to earth, and Singuttara hill would not be sacred without the relics of a new Buddha. In search of that relic, King Okkalapa spent much time meditating and praying on the top of the hill. Finally, the miracle appeared: 8 hairs of the Buddha appeared here. To worship this relic, many pagodas of silver, bronze, tin, stone, iron and gold were built overlapping each other. After many centuries, through many legends and truth, the temple today is 98 meters high. Shwedagon Pagoda was restored many times after the earthquake. The shape of the temple was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1786, which caused the upper half of the temple to collapse.
The architecture of the Shwedagon is also very beautiful, but the highlight of this work is the brilliant light that the temple generates. The lower floor of the pagoda is plated with 8,888 gold sheets. The upstairs is inlaid with 13,1553 gold sheets. At the top of the tower, there are 5,488 diamonds, 2,317 rubies, sapphire and gemstones, there are also 1,065 golden bells and a 76 carat diamond.
According to legend, Shwedagon Pagoda is over 2,500 years old. Archaeologists, however, estimate that the work was built in the sixth century. The temple appears in historical documents dating back to 1485, when the tradition of inlaying gold in stupa of the Buddha was inaugurated. Royal members often donate gold equal to or more than their weight to make gold sheets to inlay in the tower.
Shwedagon was restored many times due to damage of natural disasters and war. Experiencing several earthquakes like the ones in 1769, in early 20th century and a major fire in 1931, Shwedagon Pagoda still stands on the top of the hill. The temple is considered a symbol of national unity, national identity of Myanmar. This is the place where political activities take place during the struggles to gain independence of Myanmar.
When you go to Shwedagon Pagoda or any temple in Myanmar, you should keep in mind some important principles. First of all, you should not wear sleeveless t-shirts and shorts, it is best to dress politely (without revealing chest, no penetration or leggings). In addition, you should cover your shoulders and knees, take off shoes and socks before entering temples.
Visitors should avoid making noise, not turning their backs on the Buddha statues, respect the monks and local people. Girls are not allowed to touch the monks. If you want to offer a ceremony or donate to a monk, you must use both hands.

Inle Lake

If you have time to travel to Myanmar, you can not ignore the opportunity to admire the enchanting beauty of Inle Lake, a magnificent beautiful landscape in Myanmar. Inle Lake was once chosen as one of the five new Asian destinations that tourists all over the world should explore by Condé Nast Traveler, a prestigious tourism magazine.

sightseeing must see in Myanmar

Inle Lake is one of the most famous destination in Myanmar (Burma)

Inle Lake is a fresh water lake about 600 km from Yangon. It is one of the two largest freshwater lakes in Myanmar with inhabitants mainly living on the lake. Inle (or Inlay), in Burmese, means a large lake, located in central Shan State, about 40 km south of Taung-kyi, the capital of Shan State. The lake is located about 889 meters above sea level, surrounded by high mountains, and covers an area of 220 km2. The deepest part of the lake is about 6 m, the water level of the lake varies in the seasons in which the depth gap between the dry season (in May) and the flood season (in August) is about 1.2 m.
Inle Lake is a special destination in Shan State, and is one of the largest sources of revenue for the government and local people. The best way to discover the entire beauty of Inle Lake is to rent a boat and go down the water to explore the lake.
Sitting on the boat watching the scenery with blue, clear and cool water, blue sky is an interesting experienced not to be missed. It is thanks to the freshness of nature, the quiet life, the friendliness of the residents around the lake that set a deep and good impression about a region of tourism and culture in visitors. The greatness and beauty of Inle Lake will fascinate you, make you feel your soul flashing.
In total, there are 17 floating villages on the lake, countless fields, gardens, floating houses, and floating bridges crossing the stream, wooden power poles standing between the space and water waves. There are In Dein village located in the western part of the lake with a peaceful canal in the middle of a reed forest, the vibrant Ywama floating market, dancing cat monastery, Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda… and many other traditional craft villages.
Only in Inle Lake that visitors have the opportunity to cruise the immense waters and firsthand witness the intricate art of making cigar. Cigarettes are curled up from a mixture of natural ingredients like cigarettes, honey, bananas, mint, wine, brown sugar, and anise by local women. Thanks to the unique formula and the heart of the craftsman, the cigars made in Inle Lake have a pleasant aroma.
Coming to Inle Lake, visitors not only learn about the life of the Intha people, handicraft villages, but also can visit the floating market full of colors of life. Another interesting feature that is unique in the world that visitors can encounter here is the image of men wearing traditional longi standing on the bow of the boat, fishing, spreading nets, using one foot to row the boat away like the artists on a calm lake.
In Inle Lake, you also have the opportunity to attend Phaung Daw Oo Temple Festival lasting nearly 3 weeks and in late September or October, right after the Thandingyut festival, there is a festival where all Intha and Shan people all wear new dresses and celebrate the end of the vegetarian time in Buddhism.
In addition to sailing on Inle Lake, visitors can explore some of the most fascinating attractions in the area, such as visiting Padungan village with the tradition of wearing necklaces to lengthen women’s neck, that is why the village is also called “the village of long neck women”. Visitors can learn about the culture, the traditional crafts of the people on the lake. Additionally, you can visit Nga Phe Kyaung Monastery, a monastery built from rare teak from the 1850s and is the oldest monastery in the area. Apart from that, you can observe the vegetable gardens floating on the water around the houses on stilts of people here.
It can be said, beautiful scenery and cultural life still retaining the identity of the inhabitants of Intha living in the lake area are things tourists enjoy when coming here. During the Myanmar tour, Inle Lake is one of the destinations most visitors choose to stop.

U Bein Bridge

Myanmar still retains strong cultural traditions, simple everyday life, so this country makes many tourists fascinated. Coming to Myanmar, every visitor would like to have a chance to admire the sunset view on the wooden bridge that native people call U Bein Bridge.

U Bein Bridge is the longest and oldest teak structure in the world. Around mid 1800s, the bridge was built on Taekhun Lake made from teak wood used in ancient royal palaces. The bridge is 1.2 km long, consisting of more than 1,000 pillars and thousands of planks, all are made of wood.

The mayor named U Bein took advantage of the abundant teak in the ancient palace left in Amarapura and built the bridge in around 1850, after the emperor Mindon had relocated the capital. On the bridge, there are also sheltered stations and wooden chairs where people can rest in this 1,200 m long bridge.

Some wooden posts have been damaged by termites and the destruction of the time, so they are now replaced by concrete pillars. However, due to its popularity and international attention, local authorities are also considering the use of teak, a valuable resource in Myanmar to restore the bridge.

The bridge now only allows pedestrians and street vendors to commute to serve tourists. The number of visitors who set foot on the bridge today is no less than the number of local people traveling on the bridge every day. The city does not count how many people visit the bridge every day, but this is the destination that any visitor to Mandalay can not ignore.

At 5 pm, the dusk begins to cover the space and the river with pinkish purple color. Those who like the sunset have concentrated on many points around the area. There are people standing on the bridge, some stand at the foot of the bridge, some people rent boats to the river to view the bridge and the sun from far away. The paparazzi stands at the foot or on the boat looking back up to the bridge, enjoying the moment when the sun slowly sinks down behind the wooden poles.

The duration from the beginning of the redness that can be seen by people’s eyes to the time the sun goes down lasts only about 20 minutes. Breaths are also cooler, the boats become quieter like they are afraid that the sun goes down to fast or afraid of affecting people’s viewing space.

In spite of being famous for being a perfect location to see the sunset, local people affirm that this space is also an ideal place to watch the sunrise. A peaceful, simple space creates a huge natural picture.

U Bein Bridge has become a cultural symbol of Myanmar with ancient and romantic beauty. It is also known as one of the most beautiful places to see the sunset in the world. This is also a favorite place for young couples. They come here to enjoy the peaceful feeling and the romantic sunset that nature offers. Perhaps that is why the bridge is called with the romantic name of the “Bridge of Lovers” by local people.

Archaeological town of Mrauk U

Compared with neighboring Thailand, Myanmar still has quite a few visitors, but anyone here coming is attracted by kind and hospitable people or the archaeological site with more than 4,000 ancient temples.

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Tunnel with ancient Buddha statues in Kothaung Paya temple in Mrauk-U

The archaeological city of Mrauk U is located near the western border of Myanmar and is Myanmar’s second largest temple center after Bagan. The temple here is built of stone bricks, unlike the other temples built of mud-brick and clay in Bagan.
Here, you will admire the temples built of stone from the 15th century left over, lying in the hills and small villages. In particular, you will feel like this is the land of legend because the fog covers the city in the morning. You can also visit the riverside villages to experience more exciting adventure.

The typical temples that you can visit in Mrauk U are Shite-kung, Htukkanthein, Koe-kung, Andaw-thein, Lemyethna, Ratana and Ngu Nhan pagoda cluster. The most magnificent and most significant archaeological significance monument is Shite-thaung Temple.
Not so much known by tourists as in Bagan; therefore, Mrauk U obviously still possesses natural peaceful beauty. Here, you can wander the ruins of the temple, watch the green hills, rice fields in peace.
Experiencing the ups and downs of the history, suffering the influence of nature and the time, many temples in Mrauk U are seriously damaged. However, with the thousands of statues of Buddha and countless Indian-style Buddhist monuments immersed in mesmerizing mist, Mrauk U will make any visitors coming here feel like you are lost in a true fairy garden.

Pindaya Cave

Referring to Shan State – the eastern part of Myanmar, most visitors only refer to Inle Lake. But if you have a lot of time to explore, visitors will recognize that, in addition to Inle lake, Shan state also has many interesting destinations for those who love the beauty of ancient culture. For visitors from the West, Pindaya cave, about 100 kilometers from Inle, is an unforgettable destination if they have chances to visit Shan state.

The Pindaya cave is located in the mountain range of about 1,200m above sea level. Along the sides of the road leading to the cave area, there are hundreds-year-old banyan trees spreading and covering an enormous space.

Pindaya cave, looked from outside, is like a temple, the walkway for visitors is tiled from the foot of the mountain up to the entrance of the cave. Inside, you will find countless Buddha statues of all size- big, small, tall, short … they are rich and varied, all are painted with bright yellow and red lacquered. It is estimated that there are nearly 8,000 Buddha statues stretching over 150 meters in length, including many precious ancient statues.

Some statues have distinct shapes and styles, representing styles for different eras. There are so many statues that there are only enough paths for two people to make way for each other. The statue is displayed from the cave to the ceiling of the cave, so visitors also go from the cave’s entrance to the top and can see the panorama of the temple with thousands of Buddha statues.

The second compartment of the cave is an open space with thousands of other Buddha statues. The Buddha statues are interspersed with stalactites in the cave of sparkling yellow. All of them are solemn and magnificent.

The inner of the cave is decorated with the white light illuminating the path for pilgrims, and the yellow light illuminating the Buddha statues. Depending on the faith and spirit of the merit, the Buddha was built according to the idea and layout of people’s idea.

In the cave, there are stalactites from the ceiling to the ground, the water from the ceiling flows down day after day. In this second space, there is also an area decorated with a population of Buddha statues and a circle of reincarnation. There is a concept here, if pilgrims pray to Buddha and go around seven times, they will be lucky.

The local people do not burn incense in the cave pagoda, the only offerings they bring are fresh flowers.

Mingun Village, Mandalay

Arriving in Myanmar, people can not miss the ancient capital of Mandalay. Once coming to Mandalay, we can not miss Mingun ancient village – where have temples, monasteries, meditation centers and many important historical – cultural sites of Myanmar.

Leaving Myanmar’s Mandalay capital, journeying to Mingun by ferry on the Ayeyarwady River, the 2,000-kilometer long main river flowing through the country, is an interesting way to observe the casual lives of people on both sides of the river with the villages with old stilted houses, the boats hurriedly travelling on the river, the dirty black bare feet  in the traditional longyi on the sand … Winds, sunshine, the noise of engine of the ferry help people leave a busy and lively Mandalay behind, evoke the gentle and calm feelings in the heart of the travelers.

Let’s start the journey exploring Mingun with the ruins of Mingun Pahtodawgyi, the red brick temple which, if completed, would be the largest brick Buddhist temple in the world with a height of 150 meters. It was started being built between 1790 and 1797 under the reign of King Bodawpaya, but due to the economic decline, this great work was halted and forever abandoned after the death of the king in 1813. Mingun ruins were built only about 50m high on the surface about 140m2.

In 1838, a large earthquake caused the upper part of the temple to collapse, but today Mingun Pahtodawgyi is still there, along the river with amazing cracks. Climbing up 174 steps, visitors will reach the top, and can enjoy the beauty of the river sparkling in the sunshine; in the distance, there are quiet villages, white Hsinbyume Temple with seven layers of white corridors curving symbolizing seven mountains surrounding Meru temple as in myth.

And then, the footsteps of visitors become suddenly lighter when meeting a young monk in the red robes sitting by the wall full of reeds with the opening books, wide eyes looking toward the river as if he is immersing in the past.

The Mingun Pahtodawgyi temple, where Mingun villagers preserve a huge 90-ton bell, cast in bronze, but many people believe that artists added gold and silver to it, is not far from here. King Bodawpaya’s ambition was to build a giant temple to hang the bell.

Looked from the top of the Mingun ruins, the Hsinbyume Temple, also known as a white Myatheindan Temple, stands out among the vines. Hsinbyume was built in 1816 by King Bagyidaw to commemorate his late queen. The temple was severely damaged by the earthquake in 1838 but then was restored in 1874 by King Mindon. If you have more time, you should not miss Temple Settawya, which is equally ancient and beautiful, close to the river.

In the peaceful Mingun village, people make a living from tourism: selling pictures, souvenirs, handicrafts… Even if you do not buy anything, you still receive the greeting “mingalaba” from the austere people with lines of tanaka (Myanmar’s traditional cosmetics) on their cheeks.

Beautiful beaches

Myanmar is blessed with 2,000 km of coastline with its stretches of sand, making it an attractive destination in Asia. The beautiful beaches of Myanmar are mostly along the coast of Begal Bay and Andaman Sea, and face the West; therefore, coming here you will have opportunities to admire the great scenery when the sun sets over the sea.

Ngapali Beach

Ngapali is an ideal beach with the white sand stretching 7 km covered with palm trees. The sea surface is always deep blue turquoise with waves fluttering. From Myanmar’s capital, Yangon, visitors spend 45 minutes traveling by plane to reach the most beautiful beach in the country. If you travel by road, you can go through the Rakhine Yoma Mountains.

Ngapali Beach is quiet, away from the bustling city, and therefore is a good place for you to relax for a few days and soak in the cool blue sea. Room rental service is very diverse. You can choose from the pristine little tents set on the beach to the luxurious villas. There are many restaurants serving fresh seafood for you to enjoy at affordable prices.

Ngapali Beach is named after the beautiful city of Naples, Italy. The Myanmar tourism industry is quite developed, offers you many sea sports, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, biking around the beach and playing golf on the beach, which is really interesting.

In addition to swimming, taking a stroll through the natural scenery around the beach, you can take excursions such as visiting small fishing villages and local markets, or biking to the countryside to explore the life of local people. There are ships that take visitors to the beautiful offshore islands.

Ngwe Saung Beach (Silver Beach)

Ngwe Saung Beach (also known as Silver Beach) is located south of Ngapali Beach and closer to the capital of Yangon. It takes visitors only 35 minutes to come here by plane from Yangon. Traveling by road is also easy, it takes about 6 hours. Tourists can also choose to go by boat from Yangon, which takes 16 hours and goes through Pathein. Traveling by boats is very interesting, you will feel very comfortably to enjoy the panoramic view of the immense sky, water and try to feel of floating on the sea.

A decade ago, a series of resorts were built on the beach. Room rates here range from $ 15 to $ 400. There is a swimming pool in the resorts, but you will probably enjoy swimming more. Ngwe Saung sea water is as fresh as it is in Ngapali beach. Here, you can lie sunbathing on the beach, enjoy scuba diving, hike to the island at the end of the beach at low tide.

You can take a motorbike to explore the 15km long coastline, ride the motor to the undulating rock formation, or simply walk along the stretch of coastline.

The seafood here is great, with crayfish, lobsters, crabs, fish … If you wake up at dawn, you will see fishermen catching fish on the beach.

10. The address of Embassies in the world in Hanoi

No. Embassy  in Hanoi 

(Tel/ phone area code: 0084 4)

 in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) 

(Tel/ phone area code: 0084 83)

 1  Australia No. 8 Dao Tan Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38317755.

Fax:38317711.

No. 5B, Ton Duc Thanh Street, 01 District, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Tel: 8296035

Fax: 8296031

 2  Austria 8th Floor, No. 53 Quang Trung Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39433050.

Fax: 39433055.

 3  Algérie No. 13 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38253865.

Fax:38260830.

 4  Argentina 8th Floor, Daeha Building, No. 360 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi

Tel: 3 8315263.

Fax: 38315577.

 5  Bangladesh 7th Floor, Deaha Building, No. 360 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi

Tel: 37716625.

Fax: 37716628.

 6  Belarus No. 52 Ho Tay Street, Hanoi.

Tel: 38290494.

Fax:37197125.

 7  Belgium 9th Floor Hanoi Tower, No. 49 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi.

Tel: 39346179.

Fax: 39346183.

7th Floor, Sunwah Tower, No. 115 Nguyen Hue Street, Saigon

Tel: 8219354

Fax:8278068

 8  Brasil T72-14 Thụy Khue Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38432544.

Fax: 38432542.

 9  Brunei Villa 8-9, No 44/8-44, No. 9 Van Bao Street, Hanoi

Tel: 37260001.

Fax: 37262010.

 10  Bulgaria No. 5 Van Phuc Quarter, Nui Truc Street, Hanoi

Tel:38452908.

Fax: 38460856.

 11  Campuchia No. 71A Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39427636.

Fax: 39423225.

No. 41 Phung Khac Khoan, -1 District, Saigon

Tel: 8292751

Fax:8277696

 12  Canada No. 31 Hung Vuong Street, Hanoi.

Tel: 38235500.

Fax: 37345049.

No. 235 Dong Khoi Street, Saigon

Tel: 8279899

Fax: 8279935

 13  China No. 46 Hoang Dieu Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38453736.

Fax:38232826.

No. 39 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8292465

Fax: 8275845

 14  Cuba No. 65 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39424775.

Fax: 39422426.

5B, No. 45 Phung Khac Khoan, 01 District, Saigon.

Tel: 8297350

Fax: 8295293.

 15  Szech No. 13 Chu Van An Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38454131.

Fax: 38233996.

No. 28 Mac Dinh Chi, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8290585

Fax: 8226043.

 16  Denmark No. 19 Dien Bien Phu, Hanoi

Tel: 38231888.

Fax: 38231999.

1801 Sunwah Tower, No. 115 Nguyen Hue, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8219373

Fax: 9219371

 17  North Korea No. 25 Cao Ba Quat Street., Hanoi

Tel: 38453008.

Fax:38321221.

 18  Europe No. 56 Ly Thai To Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39341300.

Fax: 39341361.

 19  Egypt No. 63 To Ngoc Van Street, Hanoi

Tel:38296788.

Fax: 38294997.

 20  

Poland

6th Floor, No. 31 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi

Tel:38266788.

Fax: 38266766.

 21  France No. 57 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39437719.

Fax: 39437236.

No. 27 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Stret, 03 District, Saigon

Tel: 8297231

Fax: 8291675

 22  German  No. 29 Tran Phu Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38453836.

Fax:38453838.

No. 126 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, 03 District, Saigon

Tel: 8292455

Fax: 8231919

 23  Hungary 12th Floor, Deaha Building, No. 360 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi.

Tel: 37715714.

Fax: 37715716.

No. 22 Phung Khac Khoan, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8290130

Fax: 8292410

 24  India No. 58-60 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi. Tel:38244990.

Fax: 38244998.

No. 49 Tran Quoc Thao, 03 District, Saigon

Tel: 9303539

Fax: 8294495

 25  Indonesia No. 50 Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38253353.

Fax: 38259274.

18 Phung Khac Khoan, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8251888

Fax: 8299493

 26  Iran No. 54 Tran Phu Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38232068.

Fax:38232120.

 27  Iraq No. 66 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39424141.

Fax:3 9424055.

 28  Ireland 8th Floor,Tower B, Vincom City, No. 191 Ba Trieu Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39743291.

Fax: 3 9743295.

 29  Israel No. 68 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38433141.

Fax: 38435760.

 30  Italy No. 9 Le Phung Hieu Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38256256.

Fax:38267602.

No. 17 Le Duan, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8298721

Fax: 8298723

 31  Japan No. 27 Lieu Giai Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38463000.

Fax:38463043.

No. 13-17 Nguyen Hue Street, Saigon

Tel: 8225314

Fax:8225316

 32  Korea 4th Floor, Deaha Building, No. 360 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38315111.

Fax: 38315117.

No. 107 Nguyen Du Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8225757

Fax: 8225750

 33  Laos No. 22 Tran Binh Trong Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39424576.

Fax: 38228414.

No. 9B, Pasteur, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8297667

Fax: 8299272

 34  Libya A3, Vạn Phúc, Kim Ma Street, Hanoi

Tel:38453379.

Fax:38454977

 35  Malaysia No. 43-45 Dien Bien Phu Street, Hanoi

Tel:37343836.

Fax: 37343829.

No. 2 Ngo Duc Ke Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8299023

Fax: 8299027

 36  Mexico Coco VillaT-11, No. 14 Thuy Khue Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38470948.

Fax: 38470949.

 37  Mongolia No. 5 Van Phuc Street, Kim Ma, Hanoi Tel:38453009.

Fax: 38454954.

 38  Myanma No. 289A Kim Ma Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38453369.

Fax: 38452404.

 39  Holland 6th Floor, Deaha Building, No. 360 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38315650.

Fax: 38315655.

No. 29 Le Duan Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8235932

Fax:8235934

 40 New Zealand 5th Floor, No. 63 Ly Thai To Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38241481.

Fax: 38241408.

R 909/9th Floor Metropole Building, No. 235 Dong Khoi Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8226907

Fax: 8226905

 41  Norway 10th Floor, Vincom Tower B, No. 191 Ba Trieu Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39742930.

Fax: 39742970.

No. 21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8221696

Fax:8272696

 42  Palestine E4B Trung Tu Quarter, Hanoi

Tel:38524013.

Fax: 38349696.

 43  Pakistan 8th Floor, Daeha Building, No. 360 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi

Tel: 37716420.

Fax: 37716418.

 44  Philippines No. 27B Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39437948.

Fax: 39435760.

No. 8, 11th floor, Nguyen Hue Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8294738

45  Poland No. 3 Chua Mot Cot Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38452027.

Fax: 38430922.

No. 5 Le Loi Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 9142883

Fax:9142884

46  Romania No. 5 Le Hong Phong Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38452014.

Fax: 38430922.

 47  Russia No. 191 La Thanh Street, Hanoi

el: 38336991.

Fax: 38336995.

No. 40 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, 03 District, Saigon

Tel: 9303936

Fax: 9303937

 48  Singapore No. 41-43 Tran Phu Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38233966.

Fax: 37337627.

8th Floor, Saigon Centre, No. 65 Le Loi Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8220173

Fax: 9142938

 49  Spain 15th Floor, Deaha Building, No. 360 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi

Tel: 37715207.

Fax: 37715206.

No. 25 Phung Khac Khoan Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8250173

 50  South Africa 3rdFloor, No. 31 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39362000.

Fax: 38361991.

 51  Sweden No. 2 Nui Truc Street, Hanoi

Tel: 3 7260400.

Fax: 38232195.

No. 8A/11 Thai Van Lung, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8236800

Fax: 8244856

 52  Switzerland 15th Floor, Centre Building, No. 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39346589.

Fax: 39346591.

 53  Thailand No. 63-65 Hoang Dieu Street, Hanoi

Tel:38235092.

Fax: 38235088.

No. 77 Tran Quoc Thao Street, 03 District, Saigon

Tel: 9327637

Fax: 9326002

 54  Turkey No. 4 Da Tuong Street, Hanoi

Fax: 38222458.

 55  England and North Ireland No. 31 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi

Tel: 39360500.

Fax: 39360561.

 No. 25 Le Duan Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8298433

Fax: 8221971

 56  USA No. 7 Lang Ha Street, Hanoi

Tel: 38452014.

Fax:37721510.

 No. 4 Le Duan Street, 01 District, Saigon

Tel: 8229433

Fax: 8229434

 

11. The famous hospitals and medical centers in the tourist cities of Vietnam

in the northern Vietnam

in Hanoi

Hanoi Family Medical Practice
No. 298 I Kim Ma Street, Van Phuc Compound, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Tel:+84 4 3843 0748

Bach Mai hospital
No. 78 Giai Phong St, Dong Da District, Hanoi
Tel:  +84 4 3869 3731  +84 4 3869 1607

Dong Da Hospital
No. 168 Nguyen Luong Bang Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
Tel: 84 4 3511 5271

Obstetrics Hospital
De La Thanh Street, Cau Giay, Hanoi
Tel: 84 4 3834 3181

Hospital of Army 108
No. 1 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi
Tel: 84 4 3825 4627

Thanh Nhan Hospital
No. 42 Thanh Nhan Street, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi
Tel: 84 4 3971 4360

Saint Paul Hospital
No. 12 Chu Van An Street, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: 84 4 3823 3071

France Hospital
No. 1 Phuong Mai Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
Tel: 84 4 3577 1100

E Hospital
at Tran Cung Street, Nghia Tan Ward, Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi
Tel: 84 4 3754 3832

Hospital 198
No. 1 Pham Hung, Tu Liem District, Hanoi
Tel: 84 4 3837 3747

Viet Duc University Hospital
No. 40 Trang Thi Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Tel: 84 4 3825 3531

in Halong Bay

Quang Ninh Provincial Hospital
Bạch Ðằng Ward
Tel:(84-33) 3825 486
Emergency phone: (+84-33) 3825 505
This is the largest hospital in Quang Ninh Province.

Bai Chay Hospital
Address: Gieng Day Ward
Tel: (+84-33) 3846 566

National Medicine Hospital
Add: Hong Ha Ward, Hon Gai
Tel: (+84-33) 3838 112

The Emergency and Ambulance number in Halong Bay is 115

in Sapa 

Phong Kham DK Thanh Phu Sapa Hospital
Sa Pa, Lao Cai, Vietnam
Tel: +84 91 241 20 22

Phong Kham Da Khoa Khu Vuc Thi Tran Sapa General Hospital
Lao Cai, Vietnam
Tel: +84 20 3871 635

in the center of Vietnam

in Hue City

Hue Central Hospital
No. 16 Le Loi Street, Hue City, Vietnam
Tel: +84 54 3822 325

in Danang

Family Medical Practice Danang. 
No. 96-98 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Hai Chau District, Danang City, Vietnam
Tel:+84 236 3582 699
24hrs call:+84 913 917 303

Tro Thinh Quang Duc Medical Center
at Le Duan Street, Hai Chau District, Danang city
+84 94 525 55 75

Son Tra Medical Center
No. 1063 Ngo Quyen Street, An Hai Dong Ward, Son Tra District, Danang City·
Tel: +84 511 3844 596

in Hoi An

Hoi An Medical Services
No. 503 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Tel: +84 91 345 72 19
Open until 7:30pm everyday

in Nha Trang

VK Hospital
No. 34/4 Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, Nha Trang
Tel: +84 58 3528 866

Nha Trang Medical Center
No. 13 Le Loi Street, Nha Trang.
Tel: +84 58 3822 167

Phuoc Hoa Medical Center
No. 13 Lam Son Street, Phuoc Hoa District, Nha Trang
Tel: +84 58 3877 756

in the south of Vietnam

in Ho Chi Minh City 

Ho Chi Minh City Family Medical Practice
Diamond Plaza, No. 34 DL Le Duan, 01 District, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Clinic:    95 Thao Dien Street, 02 District, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
24/7 Emergency Call: *9999 or (08) 3822 0121
Both of Clinics have Vietnamese, English, Chinese, Japanese, Philippine speaking Doctors.

FV Hospital   Franco-Vietnamese Hospital
No. 6D Nguyen Luong Bang Street, Tan Phu Ward, 07 District, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
(08) 5411 3333
24 hours emergency (08) 5411 3500
Included: Vietnamese, English, French speaking Doctors.

Emergency Centre
No. 125 Le Loi Street, 01 District, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Ph (08) 3821 6589 –  (08)3829 1711
Included: Vietnamese, English, French speaking Doctors

International SOS
No. 65D Nguyen Du Street, 01 District, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Phpne (08) 829 8424: 24 hours emergency Ph. (08)829 8520
Included: Vietnamese, English, French, Japanese speaking Doctors.

International Medical Centre
No. 1D Han Thuyen, Dong Khoi Area, 01 District, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
24 hours emergency +848 3827 2366
Included: Vietnamese, English, French speaking Doctors.

Cho Ray Hospital
No. 201 DL Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, 05 District, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
24 Hour Ph: (08)855 4137:
Included: Vietnamese, English-speaking Doctors

in Mui Ne & Phan Thiet

Dr. Dong Polyclinic
No. 29 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Ham Tien, Mui Ne

An-Phuoc Hospital
No. 235 Tran Phu Street, Phu Trinh Ho, Phan Thiet.
Tel: (062) 831-056

Binh Thuan Red Cross
No. 30-32 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Phan Thiet
Tel: (062) 818-550

Benh Vien Y Hoc Co Truyen Nhon Ai Hospital
Phan Thiet, Binh Thuan, Vietnam
Tel: +84 62 3817 923

Trung Tâm Y Te Du Phong Binh Thuan
No. 01 Nguyen Hoi Street, Phu Trinh, Phan Thiet
Tel: +84 62 3824 035

in Phu Quoc island

Vinmec International Hospital
Kien Giang, Phu Quoc island, Vietnam
Tel: +84 77 3985 588
Open 24 hours

Benh Vien Da Khoa Huyen Phu Quoc
at 128, 30 Tháng 4 Street, Phu Quoc
Tel: +84 77 3846 074

in Vung Tau

International SOS
No. 1 Le Ngoc Han Street, Vung Tau.
Tel: (064) 3858 776
Included: Vietnamese, English, French, Japanese speaking Doctors.

Medicoast Hospital
No. 165 Thuy Van Street, Vung Tau.
Tel: (064) 3521 183
Included. Vietnamese, English, French, Japanese speaking doctors

in the highland of Vietnam

in Dalat 

Lamdong General Hospital
No. 4 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, Dalat.
(+84-63) 3 821 369

Hoan My General Hospital
at Mimosa street, Ward 10, Dalat.
(+84-63) 3 510 878

PHAM NGOC THACH TRADITIONAL MEDICINE HOSPITAL
No. 21 Quang Trung Street, Dalat.
(+84-63) 3 822 670

The Emergency and Ambulance number in Dalat call 115

12. Tip policy for tour guide and driver in the countries of Southeast Asia

Almost tourists wonder that if they need or should tip how much is enough for their tour guides and drivers who go with and take care them on their each trip or during their trips, and the answer is almost travel agents where you book tours online do not apply fixedly this policy for their clients on their trips, because the fact is tour guides and drivers just should be tipped once they work well their jobs such as they should take care their clients in all cases which their clients meet in the trips because the tour guides are persons whose follow directly with their clients every time. Besides that almost of tourists are still very strange with all what a local destination where they have never come, each place has its own different customs and habits, and there are just local tour guides whose understand about those places.

how much should tip for tour guide in Vietnam

Normally, you should tip at least 2-10usd/ person/ working day for tour guide and driver depending their working ability and enthusiasm

The tour guides need to know and understand very well about the places where they will take their clients to visit, they should guide and tell the stories as well as customs about those places, by this way their clients will be very interested in wanting to explore more much about the places where they are visiting. The tour guides also should protect their clients in the necessary and urgent cases such as sometimes the locals of a removed destination will be curious and sometimes they also bully the tourists in some cases, so the tour guides always have to know how to protect their clients the best. The tour guide is a very important person in a trip, sometimes a trip is decided successful or fail is created by a tour guide so that they always should know how they are important to their jobs as well as their clients.

The tour guide is a very important person in a trip, sometimes a trip is decided successful or fail is created by a tour guide so that they always should know how they are important to their jobs as well as their clients.

The tour guide is a very important person in a trip, sometimes a trip is decided successful or fail is created by a tour guide so that they always should know how they are important to their jobs as well as their clients. Normally, almost of tour guides understand the importance of their job and do well in almost of cases, but sometimes there are also many tour guides whose work unprofessionally and they always behave with their clients very hard so that if you book any trip throughout any agent and if that is a private tour which is just organized for you or your group only, then you should ask your sales to organize for you a good tour guide in advance (before your tour is started), by this way you will avoid the bad cases during your trips.

It is not compulsory for tourist must tip exactly how much for a tour guide and driver for a working day in the areas of Southeast Asia, but normally if they work well and you feel they are worthy to be received your tips, then you should tip them at least 2usd-5usd/ person in your group, if your group is large, then it is flexible to calculate upon the idea of members in your group.

In fact, the salary amount of a tour guide is also not much so that they also always try their best to work in order firstly make their clients feel happy, then they also want to receive their worth bonus after a hard time (day), almost tour guides do not mention to tips that the clients should or must pay for them, they are always very delicate about this matter, so that the tourists should consider their ability and attitude to tip for each tour guide and driver of each vacation that they take care you.