Vietnam is a country in southern Asia with a fascinating history, an amazing mixture of bustling cities, landmarks, amazing sceneries, eco-tourism attractions, temples and interesting cultural heritage. The country has a population of over 90 million and is one of the leading tourism destinations in south-east Asia, welcoming over 11.5 million international tourists in 2017. If you are planning a trip to Vietnam or just thinking about the destination as a possible option for your future travels, it is always great to have an idea of what to expect, what are the best places to visit and when to visit to get the best value for travel. We will highlight some of the things to consider before booking your trip to Vietnam!
Vietnam is a long haul destination with a minimum flying time of approximately sixteen (16) hours from the United States. It is best to fly from a West Coast Airport such as Los Angeles (LAX). There are currently no direct flights from the United States to Vietnam available- most flights connect through Japan or Taiwan. You also need a tourist visa to travel to Vietnam which you can apply for easily online. One site that offers online visa processing is MyVietnamVisa.com.