Vietnam Travel Tips

Local Time and Working Hour Local time is GMT + 7 hours.
Most government offices open from 8.00 / 8.30 am to 4.30 / 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday, but close from 11.30 to 1: 30 pm for lunch. Bank will not open for customers after 4pm. Some foreign companies or private enterprises work on Saturday morning. Most shops and department stores open every day until 8.00 or 9.00 pm Mausoleums and Museums Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum open every morning (except Monday), and close every afternoon and months of October and November for maintenance. All museums and mausoleums closed on Mondays except War Museum (now called Museum of Vietnamese Revolutionary History) and Ho Chi Minh Trails Museum which close every Monday and Friday.

Language Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam.
English is widely used in business. Besides French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Russian are pretty popular. Internet You can access the internet through hotels, Cyber Cafés & Internet/Computer Service Centers. ADSL technology is widely used in major cities. Wifi internet is available at most of 3-4-5 stars hotel in major cities, too. Domestic flight & Airport tax Flight times may vary from day to day. Schedules are subject to change without notice. You should allow an hour at the airport for check-in process prior to the flight departure. Baggage allowance is 20kg per person in economy class. Hand luggage should not weigh more than 7kg. You are recommended to reconfirm your intention to travel at least 24 hours prior to d