Attention

When you come to Vietnam, especially the first time, you may encounter some difficulties as terms of language, culture and some of the problems of society. Below we raised a number of difficulties and some solutions, hopefully will useful to you.

Language

The main language used in Vietnam is Vietnamese. Vietnam is the average English-speaking countries, the majority of young people speaks English quite well, if you have troubles or ask for directions, you can ask these young people. If possible, you should speak clearly and emphasizing key words to facilitate communication.

 

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A young is guiding for visitor

You can refer the "Travel Dictionary" in the Wiki column to be able to use some basic words in Vietnamese.

 

 

Problems

In Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam in general still exist some social problems bother tourists namely:

Overcharge: 

In general, prices in Vietnam are relatively cheap compared to the average level of the world. However, some cases of sellers selling overpriced compared to provisions for travelers.

To avoid this, you can refer to the prices of some basic commodities that we have listed at the Cost column. If the price too much higher than the price we provided, you should refuse, do not hesitate!

 

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The price of spring rolls about 5,000 - 10,000/roll

 

 Traffic jam and traffic mess:

This is a pretty big problem in HCMC. If you take a bus or taxi, your trips may be affected by traffic jams. But if you look at another angle, this could also be an interesting thing for your trip!

 

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Traffic jam in Ho Chi Minh city

You need to view carefully the before crossing the road because of traffic mess.

Pickpockets and robbery:

Very little, but you also need to be careful. If this is the case, you should report it immediately to the police in HCMC with the phone number: 08.38.387.200 or support teams travelers: 08.39.250.000.