How long does it take to drive through Vietnam?
Mostly good roads, if busy, and access to all main cities like Hue, Hoi An and Da Nang. Most travelers choose this route. It should take one to three weeks travel time, depending on speed. Ho Chi Minh Road: Starts outside of Ho Chi Minh and winds all the way to Hanoi on the western border of the country.
What are the highest lowest points in Vietnam?
Geography of Vietnam
|Highest point||Fansipan 3,144 metres (10,315 ft)|
|Lowest point||Vietnam East Sea 0 metres (0 ft)|
|Longest river||Đồng Nai river (longest inland river) 586 kilometres (364 mi)|
|Largest lake||Ba Bể Lake 6.5 square kilometres (2.5 sq mi)|
What dangers did American soldiers face in Vietnam?
Discipline problems and ‘fragging’
Disillusionment with the war was coupled with psychological trauma. Most US soldiers who had spent time ‘in country’ had seen fellow servicemen, sometimes their friends, killed or disfigured by sniper fire, mines or booby traps.
What is the old name of Vietnam?
Names of Vietnam
|1887–1954||Đông Dương (Bắc Kỳ, Trung Kỳ, Nam Kỳ)|
|from 1945||Việt Nam|
|History of Vietnam|
Is Vietnam a safe country?
All in all, Vietnam is an extremely safe country to travel in. The police keep a pretty tight grip and there are rarely reports of muggings, robberies or sexual assaults. Scams and hassles do exist, particularly in Hanoi, HCMC and Nha Trang (and to a lesser degree in Hoi An).
What is the nearest body of water in Vietnam?
Vietnam has a coastline of 3,260 miles and borders the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia.
What is the best time to visit Vietnam?
While this variety makes Vietnam a year-round destination, spring (March to April) is typically the best time to visit the entire country, when days are generally pleasant, temperatures are moderate and rainfall is light.
How much does it cost to rent a scooter in Vietnam?
There are a few rules you should follow to make the process easier. It costs around 100,000 – 150,000 VND per day to rent a scooter ($4,50-$6 USD). You can negotiate a better price if you want to rent the scooter for longer.
What is Vietnam’s largest export?
- Electrical machinery, equipment: US$153.5 billion (44.1% of total exports)
- Machinery including computers: $23.9 billion (6.9%)
- Footwear: $23.8 billion (6.8%)
- Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet): $15.5 billion (4.5%)
- Furniture, bedding, lighting, signs, prefab buildings: $15.5 billion (4.4%)