Location: South East Asia
|Full country name||: Socialist Republic of Vietnam|
|Area||: 329,566 sq. km (128, 527 square miles)|
|Population||: 93,421,835 (July 2014 estimate)|
|Capital city||: Hanoi (population 4 million)|
|People||: 85% Vietnamese, 3% ethnic Chinese, Khmer, Cham and members of some 55 ethno-linguistic groups.|
|Languages||: Vietnamese, French, Chinese, English and a variety of Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian local dialects.|
|Religions||: Buddhism is the principal religion but there are also sizeable Taoist, Confucian, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Muslim and Christian minorities.|
|Currency||: Vietnamese dong (VND)|
|Voltage||: Electricity in Vietnam is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. You might also come across 127-volt sockets or appliances, but they are being phased out.|
|Geography||: Hue City is positioned in Central Vietnam, just few miles from the East Sea; about 700km south of the Hanoi and 1100km north of Ho Chi Minh City.|
|Climate||: Hue’s dry season is from March to September, and its rainy season from mid-October to January. Spring has a short run from January to the end of February.|
|Hospitals||: Hanoi, HCMC & Danang all have international clinics and hospitals. Hue City is a famous regional health center.|
Where are the World Heritage Sites located in Vietnam?
1. Hue City - UNESCO World Heritage (Dec. 1993)
2. Ha Long Bay - UNESCO World Heritage (Dec. 1994)
3. Hoi An - UNESCO World Heritage (Dec. 1999)
4. My Son Sanctuary - UNESCO World Heritage (Dec. 1999)
5. Phong Nha Cave - UNESCO World Heritage (Jul. 2003)
6. Trang An - Ninh Binh - UNESCO World Heritage (Jun. 2014)
Hue Airport: Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air offer daily flights to and from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
Train: Hue City is at a crossroads between Northern and Southern Vietnam. The railway passes right through the city, and connects to the country’s major cities.
Bus: Hue City is served by the country’s major bus companies, connecting Northern and Southern Vietnam.
Visas: Most nationalities require a visa prior to entering Vietnamese territory. Passports need to be valid for 6 months upon arrival.
Countries that do not require a visa to enter Vietnam:
|Singapore||less than 30 days|
|Thailand||less than 30 days|
|Malaysia||less than 30 days|
|Philippines||less than 21 days|
|Laos||less than 30 days|
|Indonesia||less than 30 days|
|Japan||less than 15 days|
|South Korea||less than 15 days|
|Sweden||less than 15 days|
|Finland||less than 15 days|
|Denmark||less than 15 days|
|Norway||less than 15 days|
|Russia||less than 15 days|