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|Visa||:||Canadians traveling on regular passports require a visa to enter Vietnam. (Traveller is advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.)|
|Weather||:||Vietnam has several distinct climate zones. The North has four distinct seasons, with a comparatively chilly winter (temperatures can dip below 15°C in Hanoi), a hot and dry summer (March-May). North of the country is cool and dry from November to April and hot and rainy from May to October.
The mountainous southern part of Vietnam enjoys fairly constant temperatures all round the year with unnoticeable difference in temperature averaging 3 degrees centigrade between seasons. South Vietnam has dry season from November to April and wet season lasts from May to October or November. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam lies in this area and is an ideal tourist destinations.
In central Vietnam there is a variation of climate from coastal plains to central highlands. As the middle of the year tends to be warmer and humid than the south, similarly the winter gets cooler during the dry season from November to March. Danang lies in the coastal area of this region. Clothing: Tropical and washable cottons can be worn all year. Rainwear is essential during the rainy season.
|Clothing||:||Light weight clothing for the summer months; Warm clothing for winter in Hanoi and in mountainous areas Appropriate shoes for trekking, cycling or walking in caves (Halong Bay). Ear plugs and sleep mask (for train journeys)|
|Language||:||Vietnamese is the official language. English, French, Chinese and occasionally Russian and German are spoken.|
|Time Zone||:||UTC/GMT +7 hours|
|Currency||:||New Dông (D)|
|Drinking Water||:||Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised. Bottled water is recommended.|
|Electricity||:||220/110 volts AC, 50Hz; plugs are mostly flat pin|
|The above information for reference only, for details please contact the tourist board.|
Source: World Travel Guide