Nowadays, scam and pollution can be a disappointment to you when traveling to another country especially in Vietnam. Compared to other countries, Vietnam has been categorized as a country that lacks infrastructure in the tourism industry. Getting around can be complicated sometimes especially when we have to communicate with the locals. Here are some of the useful tips for you when you travel to Vietnam.
1. Be Open
When you are in Vietnam, try to be open with them, even some of you still confused with the culture in that country. Most of the local might be not confident with spoken in English and sometimes they will just ignore you instead of trying to understand your favor. Give them a smile and try to speak in English with a simple phrase or try to learn their simple phrase like “Xin chao” which means “hello” and surely they will smile back to you and respond immediately.
2. Be Wary Of Taxi Scam
Taxi scam can happen anywhere. Vietnam is also popular with the taxi scam especially among tourists. This is why you have to check your location properly and the direction on how to get to your destination. Beware, they will charge you in a ridiculous price. These two major companies of taxi in Vietnam, Mai Linh and Vinasun are safe for you because both have apps. When you are in the city, you better take a ride on Grab or Uber and both will offer you motorcycle or car.
3. You Don’t Need To Tip Here
For your information, no tips culture here and there will be no expected tips. But some people will still tip when they get a good service. In Vietnam, they usually shares their things like accommodation and food.
4. Know Your Dong From Your Currency
Know your currency in Vietnam because when you are in Vietnam , you will be considered as a millionaire because of their currency that comes in denominations ranging from 200 to 500,000. Dealing with many zeros can be so frustrated. Take some time in your room before going out to double check your money to avoid overpaying.
5. Be Aware Of Your Surrounding
Pick-pocket and snatch-and-grab are usually happens when you are traveling to a place to another place, it might even happen in your area too. This kind of thing often happen to the tourist, but in Vietnam, violent crimes rarely happen. It is better to leave your essential in hotel and use your electronics like mobile phone sparingly.
6. Don’t Dress Informally At Temples
If you are not planning to visit the temples in Vietnam, then it’s alright to wear something like shorts, t-shirts and slippers. However if you are planning to do so, you are not allowed to wear this kind of style to entering the temples or religious site. Wear something appropriate to respect their culture or if you are not sure what to wear, then do as the locals do.
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