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Vietnam’s history is one of war, colonisation and rebellion. Occupied by China no fewer than four times, the Vietnamese managed to fight off the invaders just as often. Even during the periods in history when Vietnam was independent, it was mostly a tributary state to China until the French colonisation. Vietnam’s last emperors were the Nguye^~n Dynasty, who ruled from their capital at Hue from 1802 to 1945, although France exploited the succession crisis after the fall of Tu+. ?u+’c to de facto colonise Vietnam after 1884. Both the Chinese occupation and French colonisation have left a lasting impact on Vietnamese culture, with Confucianism forming the basis of Vietnamese social etiquette, and the French leaving a lasting imprint on Vietnamese cuisine.

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Plan your Vietnam vacation with the Frommer’s comprehensive Vietnam travel guide. The travel guide includes information about hotels, restaurants, attractions, …

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Loaded with historic interest, majestic mountains and national parks, ravishing sandy beaches and fascinating cities, and boasting a …

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Generalities

Economic reconstruction of the reunited country has proven difficult. After the failures of the state-run economy started to become apparent, the country launched a program of introducing elements of capitalism. The policy has proved highly successful, with Vietnam recording near 10% growth yearly (except for a brief interruption during the Asian economic crisis of 1997). The economy is much stronger than those of Cambodia, Laos, and other neighbouring developing countries. Like most Communist countries around the world, there is a fine balance between allowing foreign investors and opening up the market.

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Generalities. Historic Landmarks. At the beginning of the bronze age, the tribes of Viets settled in the Northern and until the north of the Central of Vietnam with …

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Formalities

Most people in Vietnam are ethnic Vietnamese (Kinh), though there is a sizable ethnic Chinese community in Ho Chi Minh City, most who are descended from migrants from Guangdong province and are hence bilingual in Cantonese or other Chinese dialects and Vietnamese. There are also numerous other ethnic groups who occupy the mountainous parts of the country, such as the Hmong, Muong and Dao people. There is also a minority ethnic group in the lowlands near the border with Cambodia known as the Khmer Krom.

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Vietnam – Formalities. Clearance. Permission to visit any port must be obtained in advance from a Vietnamese diplomatic mission abroad. This can be done at …

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Vietnam travel Information: Provide information on Vietnam things to do travelers tip advices and guide.

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Entry visas are obtainable at Vietnamese diplomatic missions or on arrival and required for all visitors with valid passports irrespective of nationality. Please …

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ENTRY & CUSTOMS PROCEDURE As soon as you arrive at the airport in Vi.

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Visa to Vietnam – Information on Vietnamese visa formalities. Q&A for those who would like to have a entry visa to Vietnam.

Visas

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Her Majesty’s Government in London states “We are aware that there are nearly 1000 travel companies that are able to arrange legitimate visas-on-arrival but this must be done prior to arrival in Vietnam. There have also been reports of bogus companies that claim to be able to arrange for a visa on arrival. As the British Embassy and Consulate cannot confirm whether a company has a legitimate arrangement in place, the safest way to obtain a visa is via the nearest Vietnamese Embassy. Vietnamese visas are usually valid for only one entry. If you plan to leave Vietnam and re-enter from another country make sure you obtain a visa allowing multiple entries.”

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The Vietnamese Embassies or Consular Offices are the only Competent Government Agencies, who are authorized to issue visas abroad. In order to avoid any …

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This site allows you to apply for a tourist visa on arrival to Vietnam. Get the approval letter through our company to pick up your visa at Vietnam airport.

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I/ A VISA to Vietnam can be applied for by mail or in person at the Embassy of Vietnam as early as six months prior to the date of travel. The applicant must …

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Vietnam visa requirements and information for Australia citizen. How to get Vietnam visa on arrival or visa from embassy in the Australia.

Work

You can volunteer as an English teacher through many volunteer organisations. However, if you have a TEFL/TESOL qualification and a degree then it’s very easy to find paid teaching work. Without qualifications it’s also possible to find work, but it takes more patience to find a job, and often there are concessions to make with payment, school location and working hours(weekends). Most teaching jobs will pay $15 to $20 an hour. There are also many paid volunteering organisations which allow you to help local communities, such as: Love Volunteers[13], i-to-i[14] and Global Volunteers

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Work in Vietnam, information on working holidays, volunteering opportunities abroad and study overseas – Lonely Planet.

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Work permit in Vietnam is issued by the Department of Labor, Invalid and Society. It is valid for a period of 36 months (3 years).

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Are you considering working in Vietnam? The InterNations guide to working in Vietnam gives you information on the economy, business world and work permits.

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Official site for Vietnamese Visa. Obtain Visa on arrival at airport.

Accommodation

Food sits at the very centre of Vietnamese culture: every significant holiday on the Vietnamese cultural calendar, all the important milestones in a Vietnamese person’s life, and indeed, most of the important day-to-day social events and interactions – food plays a central role in each. Special dishes are prepared and served with great care for every birth, marriage and death, and the anniversaries of ancestors’ deaths. More business deals are struck over dinner tables than over boardroom tables, and when friends get together, they eat together. Preparing food and eating together remains the focus of family life.

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Vietnam Accommodation: Find 135609 traveler reviews and 573 candid photos for 1684 Vietnam Hotels on TripAdvisor.

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Stay in our Vietnam accommodation and explore the capital of Hanoi. While staying in our Hanoi hotels, be sure to visit the Temple of Literature, built in 1070, …

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Study

If you want to meet local people, stop by a school. In Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), visit the American Language School, where you’ll be welcomed enthusiastically and invited to go into a class and say hi. You’ll feel like a rock star.

The Vietnamese love to meet new people, and teachers welcome the opportunity for their students to meet foreigners.

An excellent novel set in modern-day Vietnam is “Dragon House” by John Shors. Dragon House is the story of two Americans who travel to Vietnam to open a center to house and educate Vietnamese street children.

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Another year is almost over. VLS would like to express our sincere gratitude for your interest in learning Vietnamese and choosing to study at VLS. more …

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The Vietnam Study Tour enables you to benefit from the opportunity to work in multi- and cross-disciplinary teams and from exposure to the ideas, knowledge …

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The YALE VIETNAMESE STUDIES GROUP (YVSG) was formed in Fall 2000 when several graduate students from various departments with a common interest …

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University of California, Riverside has more Vietnam Studies research faculty than any other university in the United States (Australia National …

Health care

Commercialisation of healthcare services in public hospitals in Vietnam since the late 1980s has embraced private investment in public services and thereby shifted a large part of the fiscal burden of healthcare from the state onto individuals. Against this backdrop, the health sector is facing fundamental challenges in terms of access, quality and effectiveness.

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Commercialisation of healthcare services in public hospitals in Vietnam since the late 1980s has embraced private investment in public …

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Vietnam is working on a universal health care system. The government says that this plan will cover all Vietnamese people, but will it be for the …

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Health & Medical Insurance advice from Global Insurance in Vietnam

Bank

The official currency in Vietnam is Dong. The Dong is non-convertible and at the end of 2012 trades at approximately 20,800 to USD. You can use the website of Vietcombank to see the daily exchange rate. The U S dollar, preferably crisp clean bills, is widely accepted among major shops and restaurants. The downside to this is that the prices will be converted from Dong at the vendor’s chosen exchange rate, which may or may not be close to the official exchange rate, and will be rounded up to the nearest USD, making it more expensive than the cost in Dong. It is also illegal to ask for payment in any currency that is not the Dong. The Euro, Pound and various other currencies are also easy to exchange. If you intend to exchange your home currency for Dong, ensure your notes are clean and undamaged, as banks and other exchanges will not accept any notes which are torn, excessively crumpled or have writing on them. Visa and Master card are becoming more accepted in many of the bigger hotels and restaurants, especially in the larger cities with usually a surcharge of 3%.

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Personal and business banking services by HSBC Vietnam, the world’s local bank.

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Tax

Taxable income – Employment income, including most employment benefits, is taxable. As from 1 January 2009, dividends (except for government bonds), interest (except for bank deposits and life insurance), capital gains from securities trading, private business income and other income from franchising, inheritance, the transfer of land use rights, and gifts/winnings or prizes are taxable in Vietnam. Profits derived from the carrying on of a trade or profession generally are taxed in the same way as profits derived by companies.

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In the case that foreigners are classified as residents in Vietnam, the same tax rates are applicable to both Vietnamese and foreign residents.

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The following taxes may affect foreign-invested projects and foreigners working in Vietnam: • Corporate Income Tax; • Capital Transfer Tax; • Value-Added Tax …

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Below is a detailed summary of the taxes and mandatory contributions that a medium-size company must pay or withhold in a given year, as well as measures of …

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Transports

Long-distance bus services connect most cities in Vietnam. Most depart early in the morning to accommodate traffic and late afternoon rains, or run overnight. It is important to note that average road speeds are typically quite slow, even when travelling between cities. For example a 276 km (172 mi) journey from the Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City by bus will likely take about 8 hours.

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Transport in Vietnam. Arriving and departing using public transportation in Vietnam such as busses, trains, car hire, flights and ferries – Lonely Planet.

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The transport sector has contributed positively to the economic growth of Vietnam over the past decade and has helped reduce poverty directly through better …

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Vietnam transportation and travel distance between cities.

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Driver’s licence

First, have 2 photocopies made of your existing driver’s license and take them and your driver’s license to the Government Translation Office at 47 Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, HCMC (corner opposite Diamond Plaza). Go to counter No. 1 and ask for your driver’s license to be translated into Vietnamese. The cost should be around 50,000 VND but the work will take them 5 to 7 days.

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Driving License. Driving a vehicle in Vietnam seems a no-no idea as soon as you set your first step in Vietnam but after a few days, the experience will be too …

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Getting a Vietnamese Driving Licence. The first problem … Who can get a driver’s license in Vietnam: … Standard driver’s licenses in Vietnam last for five years.

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Vietnamese Driving Licences are mandatory for all drivers of motor vehicles as well as for riders of motorcycles with a capacity of over 50cc. Non-Vietnamese …

Removal

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Communications

The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. Like Thai and Mandarin, Vietnamese is a tonal language that uses a change in pitch to inflect different meanings, and this can make it difficult for Westerners to master. While it is very different from Western languages, a traveler may be surprised to learn that the basic grammar is pretty simple. Verbs are static regardless of the past or future and parts of speech are pretty straightforward. The major difficulties lay on tones and certain sounds.

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Telephones – main lines in use: 4.402 million (2003) Telephones – mobile cellular: 2.742 million (2003) Telephone system: General assessment: Vietnam is …

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The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) yesterday issued a circular requiring tighter management on the service quality of mobile phones, fixed …

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Welcome to the company profile of Vietnam Communication Corpporation on LinkedIn. AdMicro – is one of the biggest Internet Service Companies in Vietnam …

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Vietnam Information. Infrastructure, including communications, is getting better and better in Vietnam. Internet accesss is provided in all major hotels and resorts …

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International phone charges are steep in Vietnam and many hotels, especially up-market ones, add extra fees. It is however very easy to pick up a SIM card …

Leisure

Vietnam has emerged as a very competitive area for sports in Asia. Martial arts are quite common as are a variety of sports such as soccer, football, gold\f, running, tennis, and more. Vietnam is also beginning to emerge as a real player in the world of golf with courses from Vungtau to further north up the coast.

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Vietnam – cultural and useful Vietnam information with the Michelin Green Guide. Vietnam – Sport and leisure activities.

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Miscellaneous

Have you any advice or information you want to share with us about life in Vietnam? If you cannot find appropriate category to post your message,

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Photos of Vietnam: Miscellaneous Places. This is a small set of photos taken in spring 2006 in a number of places in Vietnam, among them Ho Chi Minh City …

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