In this article, let us look at the other things that you might need to know before you travel to Vietnam.
Somethings you need to know when travelling in Vietnam
- Admission Fees: In most of the sites, a fixed admission fee is being charged. An additional fee is charged for permitting cameras and videos at some of the major sights.
- Bargaining: The practice of bargaining is prevalent everywhere in Vietnam and for everything. If you are good at it, you can probably reduce your costs to some extent.
- Dress: Since the Vietnamese are conservative, it is advisable to wear clothes that do not reveal much flesh, especially when you are visiting temples or pagodas in Vietnam. Any offensive dressing shall be treated as a mark of disrespect. Do not wear your shoes when you are entering temples or pagodas.
- Temper: It is advisable not to lose your temper during your stay at Vietnam. Vietnamese get offended easily by a rude tourist.
- Tipping: There are no specific rules of tipping. However tipping at the end of a meal, your guide or driver is considered as a good gesture.
- Children: Should you ever come across beautiful Vietnamese babies or little children, there are two things that you ought to keep in mind: – Do not touch the baby or the child on the head (and) – Do not praise the way the baby or child looks. This is because Vietnamese people believe that appreciations will lure jealous spirits and affect the health of the child or baby.
- Insurance: It is advisable to get a proper travel insurance policy before you venture into Vietnam. Get an insurance policy that assures an overall cover.
- Safety: Always keep an eye on your belongings as there is a high risk of pickpockets and thieves roaming the streets of Vietnam.
- Greetings: A firm handshake is preferable when you meet a Vietnamese person for the first time. Touching in any other way is considered rude.