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Vietnam Travel Guide – Everything You Need to Know.

There are many places to see in the world based on their beauty, history, culture, and people. One country that is often overlooked, except by knowledgeable world travelers, is Vietnam. The country is not a place to skip when traveling to Asia, and getting a Vietnam visa will allow people to experience the wonder of the country.

Vietnam is a true masterpiece of a country in Southeast Asia. From the lively urban centre of Ho Chi Minh City to the stunning beauty of internationally renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites, visiting Vietnam makes for a truly life-changing experience. The capital city, Hanoi, displays a curious mix of Chinese and French influences that come together in a large urban area with a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere.

On the northeastern coast of the country is the ever-popular Ha Long Bay. Picture a sea of shimmering turquoise waters within which impressive rock formations stand tall, crowned by the greenest of vegetation and hiding secret grottos decorated with ancient stalactites. Further south is Hoi An, a coastal city of bright yellow houses, endless rice fields and white beaches. It’s gorgeous and well-preserved Ancient Town shows off the region’s particular brand of foreign-influenced architecture.
In southern Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, a city like no other in the country. With so much to see and do, it is hard to get bored here. From the Museum of Vietnamese History (Bao Tang Lich Su) to the Emperor Jade Pagoda, the Notre Dame Cathedral and ‘Cho Lon’, or Chinatown, Vietnam’s largest city truly is an exciting and diverse cultural hotspot.

As one of the most attractive tourism countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam offers unique differences in terms of beauty, cuisine and culture between the north, the middle and the south region. Meet the friendly local people, uncover the unique traditional architectures and relax at numerous beautiful beaches.
Come and fall in love with this country at the first sight.

Quick Facts About Vietnam

Capital: Ha Noi
Population: 96,462,106 (2019, according to World Bank Data)
Language: Native language is Vietnamese. Other than the native language, the most widely spoken foreign languages are English, French, Chinese and Russian.
Currency: VND (Vietnamese Dong)
Time Zone: UTC + 7 hours
Electricity: 220V-50Hz. Plug type A, C & F are widely used.
Popular International Airports: Noi Bai Airport (HAN), Hanoi, Cam Ranh Airport (CXR), Nha Trang, Tan Son Nhat (SGN), Ho Chi Minh City
Religion: Indigenous Religion, Buddhism, Christianity

 

‘DID YOU KNOW THAT…Vietnam is famous for its hospitality, and the average visitor will have no difficulty in adapting to local traditions.”

 

Key Things To Note Abut Vietnam Weather
Vietnam can be visited year-round. However, the best time to visit Vietnam is usually from October to April.

Visa
Most travelers coming to Vietnam are required to obtain a visa. Visas can be easily obtained in the traveler’s country or on arrival. Check the website of Vietnam’s embassy in your country to learn more.

 

Travelling Soon?

 

Here is Your Ultimate Checklist For Packing
Sometimes preparing for a journey comes with mixed emotions or feelings for some, planning, packing, ensuring everything you need is in order and so on. It’s annoying to reach your destination and finding out you have forgotten so many crucial items, that affects mood and of course your budget especially if they are essential items!

We have put together a checklist that can help you get by the essentials and hopefully help you put things together easily. This checklist focuses on the essentials, please feel free to add yours to this list.

Documents
Passport with at least 6 months expiry date
Visa documents
E-tickets or a printed one
Hotel reservation (if you would be staying at one)
Your itinerary

Clothes
Tees, shorts or whatever you are comfortable in
Swimsuit for summer packing
Jackets if its winter and if flying long distance.
Hat or Cap

Money
Foreign currency in cash (Its advised not to go above $200 depending on how much that will translate to in the country of destination)
Credit or Debit Card (Visa and Master are widely accepted)

Electronics
Charger – Mobile phone/Laptop charger
Electrical adapter and converter.
Earphone
If you are using Camera, don’t forget memory cards, batteries etc
Packing Gears
1 check-in luggage up to 20/30kg (depending on what your airline specify)
1 carry-on luggage up to 7 kg (please check with your airline)
1 small travel bag/backpack
This may slightly vary depending on the number of people travelling.

Shoes
Where something comfortable especially if you are going to be doing a lot of site seeing.
Sandals won’t be a bad idea in summer.

Accessories
Sunglasses
Hat/Cap

Medicines
Cold/Flu, Diarrhea, Pain Relief medications
Allergy medication
Prescription drug with label and doses description
Insect Spray
Sunscreen
COVID19 certificate – we will be needing this for a while.

Toiletries
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Soap/Shower gel
Feminine products
Hand sanitizer or wet wipe
We hope you enjoy the amazing scenery, food and culture this country has to offer.

 

Living Expenses

 

Food & Drink (click here) 

It is said that food in Vietnam is not only a way of life, but also a form of sustenance. Breakfast is often light and simple, taking place from 7:00 -­‐ 8:00 AM, and lunch/dinner are the big meals of the day. Most restaurants are open late until approximately 10:00 PM, but you must book in advance. Fast food restaurants and cafeterias are open until midnight and there is no need to book in advance. Coffee and tea are popular drinks in Vietnam, and cafés are found on nearly every street corner. Other drinks (like whisky, cokes, wine) are always in stores and restaurants.

Health & Safety(click here)

Hospitals and clinics with English-speaking doctors are based in the two biggest cities: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. It is very difficult to see the doctor in rural or remote areas in Viet Nam. Stock up with medication that you might need.
Pharmacies can be found in every big city or small town, but pharmacists usually do not speak foreign languages. If you need to buy medicine, consider writing down the name of the medicine and check what you receive carefully before leaving. It is difficult to exchange or return medicine.
Vaccination requirements should be checked before traveling. Malaria and dengue fever can be an issue if travelling in some rural areas. Travelers should plan to wear long pants and sleeves and use insect repellent, particularly in the evenings. Emergency assistance can be contacted can be reached at 113 (Safety) or 115 (Health).

“DID YOU KNOW THAT…Ha Long Bay is generally considered to be the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Vietnam. It consist of 1,969 islands and islets situated in the Gulf of Tonkin. This zone is known for its spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. It is one of the most popular spots in Asia. Ha Long Bay has been recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO.”

 

Accommodation click here


You have many choices for accommodation.
Most luxury hotels are concentrated in the big cities. Homestay service is preferable in mountainous and remote areas. You should book your accommodations in advance, especially in peak season. If not, you may find that the hotels available on arrival do not meet your needs, or the room rate is much higher.
You should book with either directly with the hotel, or through a travel agency. Travel agencies will give many options that are adapted to your budget and preference.

Transportation

All means of transportation for your trip are available in Vietnam.
Travel is simple by air (Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Vietjet Air) Vietnam
Airlines is the premium 4-star airline and the other 2 are budget airlines. Air travel is reasonably priced and tickets can be purchased easily from travel agencies or airline offices.

Train is available for limited routes. There are 4 kinds of accommodation on a train, including Hard Seat, Soft Seat, Hard Bed and Soft Bed. For a route from Hanoi to Saigon, the price for Hard Seat, Soft Seat, Hard Bed and Soft Bed are about USD40, USD50, USD70, and USD90 respectively. To buy train tickets in advance, refer to Vietnam Railways booking site www.dsvn.vn

For the short distances between the destinations of the north, south or center, you can hire a car or private bus. Motorbikes are available for hire in most cities but you must possess an International Driver’s Permit. Motor biking is a leisurely and cost-­‐effective way to travel the country.

 

Local Currency Exchange

Local currency can be exchanged at the banks or authorized agencies.
Popular banks are Vietcombank, Vietinbank, BIDV and Techcombank.
You are advised not to make any transaction at unauthorized shops or the popularly called black market. If caught, you will be fined, the difference is not worth it.

Mobile Communication
In Vietnam, mobile network is quite strong with availability of 4G network data. A 4G data SIM card cost less than $5 (USD), which give you about 3GB of data.
The most popular network service providers are Mobiphone, Viettel and Vinaphone.

Emergency Dials

In case of emergency, here are the numbers you can dial for help:

Police: 113
Fire Service: 114
Medic: 115

Safety
Taking advantage or robbing of tourists is a threat just about anywhere in the world because they are perceived as soft targets.
It is therefore advised that you don’t take valuable items with you on the street, if you must, try to conceal them as much you can.
Also, if you are carrying a backpack or a bag, ensure it’s in front of your body so you can keep an eye on it.
Night time is ideal for robbery to come visit you on the street. Therefore, avoid walking alone on empty and dark roads. If you have to, make it quick or get accompanied.

 

The Vietnam War

You might be wandering why talk about war in a travel guide? Well talking about the beauty of Vietnam will not be complete without mentioning its scars. This will help you appreciate its beauty the more. Don’t you think?

The Vietnam War was started in 1959 in an attempt to stop the spread of communism to neighboring countries. The country had split at the 17th parallel in 1954 when the French had attempted to takeover the country but was defeated at Dien Bien Phu.

The split wasn’t supposed to last, but an election was never held to reunite the North and South. The ruler in the North, Ho Chi Minh, did not agree with the anti-communist government in the South and started to support southern groups who rebelled against them, who became known as the Viet Cong.

The Viet Cong did their best to fight the Southern Government but eventually North Vietnam infiltrated and the fighting became a full-fledged war. The United States had signed the Truman Doctrine in which they agreed to help in the assistance of any government who was trying to resist being taken over by communism and to stop the spreading of communism to neighboring countries. This was known as the domino theory.

They became involved in the early 1960’s and starting deploying troops in 1965. While most people think a large number of these soldiers were drafted, 2/3 of them actually volunteered. Richard Nixon signed the Nixon doctrine after an attack in 1968 to withdraw troops in a process called Vietnamization.

All U.S. troops were withdrawn by 1973 when the Paris Peace Accords were signed, although they continued to give economic aid to South Vietnam until North Vietnam ended the war in 1975 with the capture of Saigon.

The fatalities of the Vietnam War were astronomical. Over 3 million Vietnamese soldiers were killed, over 1.5 million soldiers from Laos and Cambodia were lost, and over 58,000 from the United States. Over 900,000 of the survivors of the war had to deal with wounds, amputations, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Vietnam War has been publicly portrayed in a number of prominent films. Taxi Driver, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket and Platoon are just some of those.

“DID YOU KNOW THAT…Vietnam is world-famous for its animal wildlife. This wildlife -which includes elephants, buffaloes, tigers, monkeys, rhinoceroses, snakes and turtles- attracts thousands of tourists to Vietnam each year.”

 

10 Must Visit Places in Vietnam click here

 

Many people think Vietnam is small. Just be careful as you may be caught off-guard.
On their first visit to this amazing country, most tourists get surprised by what this country has to offer.
In fact, everybody surely finds something of interest in Vietnam. Those who like to be surrounded by nature will be amazed by its mountains, beaches and tropical forests, and also the desert.
On the other hand, if culture and history are your interest, you’ll find the pagodas and ruins spread over the country spellbinding! Perhaps, you are charmed by people having a simple lifestyle? If that be the case, you’ll surely love the lifestyle of the Vietnamese, be they farmers or tribes living in the hills, or the fishermen that generally live in the southern and middle areas of this country.
Let’s see some of the most interesting places to visit while in Vietnam.

Ha Long Bay
Close to the Chinese border in its north, Vietnam has Ho Long Bay, a natural wonder of this world, which was awarded the distinction UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. Spread over more than 1500 square Km, containing over 1500 limestone islands, it creates a dreamlike atmosphere for its visitors.

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Hanoi
During 2010, its millennial anniversary, Vietnam was credited with another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the large central part of Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, at Hanoi. For thirteen successive centuries, this site continued to be that country’s political capital, and served as its capital for 8 centuries.

Hoi An Ancient Town Hoi An
This fascinating seaside town was among the most significant trading ports that connected Asia to Europe all through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Though not an active trading center now, it has restored and preserved its old charm.

Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum Hanoi
People addressed this political leader as ‘Uncle Ho’, and they have preserved Ho Chi Minh’s body in a glass container (contrary to his wishes though) at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi. It is designed on the lines of Lenin’s tomb in Russia.

Cu Chi Tunnels Ho Chi Minh City
Basically, these tunnels make a massive war museum, allowing visitors to get an idea of the kind of life that soldiers lived during the Viet Cong time. The work on these tunnels started during 1948, the year the Viet Cong started their fight against the French, and continued till the length of tunnels went beyond 120 km.

My Son Sanctuary Hoi An
This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, sited in the South of Vietnam. It is an excellent specimen of the prehistoric Champa civilization. Under the control of Vietnam, from the second to the seventeenth century, it remained an independent state.

Complex of Hue Monuments Hue
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Complex of Hue Monuments is contained in Hue City, central Vietnam. Gia Long, the first king of the Nguyen Dynasty, founded Hue as Vietnam’ capital in 1802, and it retained that status for 9 Nguyen dynasties, till 1945.

Paradise Cave
This incredible cave system is said to be the largest dry cave in the world and has only been open since 2011. The cave extends for more than 31km, although only the first 1,000m is accessible to the public. Wooden staircases take you down 500 steps past gigantic glittering crystal stalactites and stalagmites into a vast open space that needs to be seen to be truly appreciated.

Cat Tien National Park
This 72,000 hectare landscape of tropical lowland rain-forest is one of the country’s most precious national treasures. You can enjoy hiking, mountain biking and tours through the National Park and it’s one of the best bird-watching and wildlife-watching spots in Southern Vietnam. Visits to this national park are extremely popular, therefore advance booking is advised.

 

War Remnants Museum
A trip to Vietnam wouldn’t be complete without at least glimpsing this country’s wartime history. There are displays of artillery, weaponry, bombs and personal accounts of war experiences. It is not for the fainthearted though; the museum does display a large amount of sensitive material including photographs documenting the UD bombing and napalming.

There are wonderful caves and grottoes that are also worth visiting. Travel agents have a list of famous natural resorts that have temperate climates. The Dalat City tourist resort has pine forests, breathtaking waterfalls, and beautiful flowers. National parks have great collections of precious flora and fauna.

You can visit Cuc Phuong, Cat Ba, and Con Dao. Famous bird sanctuaries are the Minh Hai Sanctuary and the Tam Nong Sanctuary.

Fun, energetic and beautiful, Vietnam is a must-visit destination in Southeast Asia. With world class cuisine, a truly breath taking coastline and stunning National Parks, holidays to Vietnam have it all.

 

Top 7 Tips When Traveling to Vietnam

You’re just a few days away from your Vietnam adventure travel holiday and scrambling to find out as much as possible before you go. With the tips below, the only thing you’ll feel before you go on your family adventure vacation is excitement!

Know the Climate
Vietnam’s climate is complex and seasons vary depending on your destination. The north is warm, dry and sunny between September and December, though you’ll need warm clothes for chilly evenings in the mountains. December to February can be surprisingly cold with temperatures as low as 10*C (50F). The rainy season starts in June with heavy downpours.

The Central region has a wet climate, though the dry season lasts from February to May, after which is humid and rainy, with temperatures around 30*C (86F). Between November and January, the rains subside. The dry season in the lower east coast and South lasts from December to May and is followed by a rainy season. Daily temperatures here rarely fall below 20*C (68F) and mostly rain falls in short downpours.

Money and Valuables
• Store Cash, credit cards and valuables in a safe place. Most 4-star hotels have in-room safes; otherwise ask the reception to store valuables in their safe deposit.
• Never carry more money than you need nor wear large amounts of jewelry when walking along the street. In Vietnam, it’s considered impolite to flaunt wealth and you’re more likely to be a pickpocket’s victim.
• Monetary transactions are best made in cash in the local currency, the Dong. Vietnamese merchants will also gladly accept USD, but bring along small bills. ATM’s dispense only large bills which can be difficult to break.
• Credit cards are used in the large cities, but may be difficult to use in smaller towns.

What to Wear

In Vietnam, the dress code is casual but conservative. Unless you plan on dinners at ultra-upscale restaurants, there is no need for formal clothes. When packing, the main thing to consider is the weather, as it can be cold in the northern mountains and at the same time, hot and humid on the central coast.

• For winter months in the mountains, long jeans and a warm coat are necessary. For the more tropical areas, lightweight, quick-drying clothes are appropriate.
• Rain can catch you anywhere in Vietnam, so lightweight raingear is essential.
• Good hiking shoes for treks are a must, and sandals and flip-flops are good for coastal destinations.
• Dress appropriately so as not to offend local people. Clothing should be kept simple and discreet. Avoid wearing shorts, tank tops or low neck-lines.

Additional Useful Accessories
• Bring along a good sun-protectant as local products are unreliable.
• A wide-brimmed hat to shade your face and neck, and sunglasses with high UV protection are necessary.
• Though there aren’t really mosquitoes in the towns and cities, a bug repellent based on natural ingredients is recommended for itineraries including treks and forested areas. ‘Deet’ based repellents can cause rashes in humid climates.
• To be safe, bring an extra pair of reading glasses or orthopedic shoes, if you wear them.
• For conventional cameras, plenty of film and extra batteries are necessary, as these have virtually disappeared in Vietnam. For digital cameras, equipment is readily available.

Follow Local Customs

• Remove shoes when entering temples, pagodas or Vietnamese homes.
• It is considered extremely rude to wear shorts or dresses and tops with low neck-lines and bare shoulders to temples and pagodas.
• Handshaking is the normal way of greeting in Vietnam. But Vietnamese people should not be touched on the head.
• Hanoi’s Old quarter is excellent for visitors, its streets filled with small shops selling clothes, fabrics, gold and all manner of articles.
• Hanoi’s Dong Xuan Market and Saigon’s Ben Thanh Market are both worth visiting.
• For “designer-styled” clothing, Hoi An is the place to go.
• Hill tribes in the north and Central Highlands sell colorful hand-crafted goods and silk paintings.
• Bargaining is a cultural ‘must’ and should be good-natured as “saving face” is very important in Vietnam.

 

Tipping in Vietnam

Tipping is not expected but very much appreciated. A good guide may receive $10 per day and a driver $5 per day.

It is considered proper to make a small donation when visiting a pagoda, especially when accompanied by a priest. Most pagodas have contribution boxes for this purpose.

Tantalise Your Taste Buds on Vietnam Tours

Vietnam tours are a fantastic way to experience a truly unique culture and, for the foodie, a wonderful way to wake up the taste buds. Vietnamese cuisine is deceptively simple but simply delicious-featuring everything from the standard Southeast Asian flavours, to the complexity of Chinese cooking, to the charm and butter-filled influences of the French.

A fusion of flavours
Like many Southeast Asian countries, the signature foods vary from region to region. So your foodie experience will depend on where in the country you are and, of course, how adventurous you are on your Vietnam tours.

The food in the north of the country is considered to be lighter in flavour and is often seafood heavy, given the coastal geography of the area. The centre of the country, on the other hand, features spicy, hearty food in small portions. Think gourmet Viet food – this is what royalty used to eat! Finally, in the south, the food is categorised by slightly sweeter flavours and the generous use of coconut milk.

The cuisine of the entire country is also characterised by a strong vegetarian tradition – good news for the vegans out there. Regardless of what region you end up in, you will find a strong vegetarian influence, an emphasis on fresh food and herbs, deliciously fresh broth and a lovely presentation that pervades the classiest restaurant or even the humblest market food stall. Many dishes are also gluten-free.

The Classics
Your Vietnam tours will take you to places where you can sample some famous national dishes – like pho, a simple noodle soup prevalent in all three regions. But remember there are many variations of pho – from the market seller’s addition of fresh coriander to the spicy sate version served with fresh roasted peanuts. Look for pho that is made fresh, with a clear lovely broth and fresh noodles. These dishes are surprisingly filling and light on the pocket. They are also extremely healthy and light on calories.

Though congee and broth dishes are very common, also look for dishes like “nhung dam” and “canh chua”. These dishes – one a crock soup served with dipping sauce and the other the Vietnamese version of hot and sour soup – will slap your mouth awake!

Bread and pastries
Once a French colony always a French colony, and Vietnam is famous for the quality of its bread – try a delicious crunchy baguette. The incredible French-inspired pastries are also in a class of their own. For the true foodie, they are best served with a cup of strong coffee, Viet style. Look for rough grinds in the market or bring home your own. Many stalls still brew their coffee in the traditional manner – by throwing it in a pot.

Vietnam’s rice flour cakes are delicious and have both sweet and savoury fillings – a perfect breakfast if you intend to go trekking. Want something more French? Go for the “banh pate chaud”, which features a pork or chicken filling.

One thing you will notice while on Vietnam tours is that the locals love to eat. Their whole social and family culture revolves around food – whether in the home, at a restaurant or in the busting markets. Join in – your gourmet adventure awaits.

15 Things Not To Do In Vietnam

 

1. Do not drink tap water. Only drink water from sealed bottles that you can get in hotel or convenient stores and drink plenty of them.

2. Do not wear a lot of rings, necklace, bracelet, expensive watch and expose to others. Never carry cash that is more than your daily need, since safety is still an issue in Vietnam.

3. When crossing street, make sure not to change your speed half way, do not run or step backward as the traffic there is kind of messy.

4. Never ever use money changer on the street. You find some missing notes or fake one later.

5. Do not change all your US dollars at one time, as it is too troublesome to hold so much Vietnam Dong with you.

6. Do not wear shorts, dresses or skirts, singlets, tops with low neck lines or tube with bares shoulders to pagodas and temple.

7. Never ever sit with your feet is pointing towards the family altar in someone house.

8. Do argue or loss temper in public especially when bargaining for a purchase, as you will be getting same reaction in return.

9. Do not touch any one’s head, especially the locals.

10. Avoid aggressive physical contacts especially the opposite sex.

11. No no to finger crossing. It means really bad things, yeah quite bad.

12. The oldest is king, respect them by all means.

13. Do not gift handkerchiefs, yellow flowers, black stuffs or chrysanthemums

14. Bring gifts when coming to someone’s house as guests, never go empty handed.

15. Keep your political opinion to yourself until you get back to your country.

 

15 Basic Vietnamese Phrases and Pronunciation You Should Know As A Tourist

Below are the translations for common Vietnamese phrases, along with pronunciation helps in parentheses when necessary.

1. Greeting and Goodbye
Hello: Xin chào! (sin chow!)
Goodbye: Tạm biệt (tarm byeet)

2. Terms of Courtesy
Thank you: Cảm ơn bạn (gahm un ban)
Please: Làm ơn (lam uhhn)
You’re welcome: Không có gì (khome co xi)
Being respectful is good in any language! Improve any social situation by using these basic Vietnamese words often.

3. Yes and No
Yes: Vâng (vung)
No: Không (khome)
4. Good and Bad

Good: Tốt (thote)
Bad: Xấu (szoh)

5. Asking for Assistance
Excuse me: Xin lỗi (seen loy)
Can you help me?: Bạn có thể giúp tôi được không? (ban co teh zoop thoy duc khom?)
6. Pronouns
I: Tôi
You: Bạn
Female (junior): Em
Female (senior): Chị
Male (junior): Em
Male (senior): Anh
You’ll be forgiven if you make a mistake with pronouns! Plus, you can often use the “senior” versions, as in these examples of addressing wait staff:
Excuse me (to waiter): Anh ỗi
Excuse me (to waitress): Chị ỗi

7. Checking for English Language Speakers
Can you speak English?: Bạn có thể nói tiếng Anh không? (ban co teh noy thien an khom)
Make an effort to use common Vietnamese phrases, but you can also occasionally ask if the other party knows English.

8. Numbers
Use each of the following numbers on its own, or combine them into two-digit numbers.
1: Một (mobh)
2: Hai
3: Số ba
4: Bốn (Bumh)
5: Số năm
6: Sáu
7: Bảy
8: Tám
9: Chín
10: Mười

8.Terms for Transactions

I like: Tôi thích (thoy tick)
How much?: Bao nhiêu? (baow nyew)
Too expensive: Quá đắt (qwa dat)
Can you reduce the price?: Bạn có thể giảm giá? (Ban co teh zam za)
Many vendors in Vietnam overcharge at first, so be sure to haggle!

10. Relative Sizes and Amounts
When purchasing items, here are some words for basic attributes you might need:
Big: Lớn (lungh)
Small: Nhỏ (N-yor)
Medium: Vừa (vurh)
Less: It hơn (Eet hahn)
More: hơn (hahn)

11. More Courtesies
How are you?: Bạn khỏe không? (ban kwe khome?)
I’m fine, thank you!: Tôi khỏe, cám ơn! (thoy kwe cam on)
Use these phrases to be more charming to vendors and make a better deal.

12. Terms of Flattery
It’s possible to flatter vendors, but use these phrases sincerely and at your own risk:
You are very beautiful: Bạn rất đẹp (ban zet dep)
You are very handsome: Bạn rất đẹp trai (ban zet dep chai)
13. Restaurant Terms
May I have the menu?: Tôi có thể có thực đơn không? (thoy co teh co tuck don khome)
I would like to have this: Tôi muốn có cái này (thoy muhon co cai nay)
Cold: Lạnh (langh)
Hot: Nóng bức (non boo)
No ice: Không có đá (khom co dar)
No sugar: Không đường (khom dueng)

14. Common Locations
Go to the airport: Đi đến sân bay (di den sun bay)
Hotel: Khách sạn (khack san)
Where is the ATM?: ATM ở đâu? (ATM urn dole)

15. Emergency Terms
I am sick: Tôi bị ốm (toy bee ohm)
I need to go to the hospital: Tôi cần đến bệnh viện (toy can den ben vien)

 

 

 

 

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