As a small country lying on the East coast of the Pacific Ocean and possessing naturally favorable conditions, Vietnam is a perfect choice for your summer vacation. When traveling to Vietnam, visitors will have a chance to experience many different kinds of attractions and tours, especially it is safe. This is really a great chance to strengthen the family’s bond or just simply spend quality time enjoying a new place together away from the bustle and hustle of modern life. However, there is something that you should pay attention to in order to have the most comfortable trip. 

1. Dos

+ Dress discreetly in public 

Dress conservatively, especially for female travelers and children. The Vietnamese are quite conservative about their clothes, and it would be disrespectful to wear skimpy clothing in public. Dress appropriately not only to feel free to enjoy your trip, but more importantly to show your respect to others and especially in sacred places like pagodas and temples.

+ Be careful when crossing the roads

Traffic jam is one of the most terrific things that frighten foreigners first time coming to Vietnam. Riding bikes or motorbikes will be such an unforgettable experience. But the story will be more interesting when you try to cross the roads in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh city. Don’t stop as you cross the busy roads. Frightening as it can be, just keep walking. The traffic will avoid you. Pick a spot across the road, stare at it and keep walking, no matter what. 

+ Make bargain

Overcharging is also one of the most alarming problems of foreigners first time traveling to Vietnam as locals always think that foreigners are rich. However, this issue affects considerably the image of Vietnamese people on tourists' eye when they read reviews on the Internet.

Therefore, remember to make bargain whatever you buy, please read the reviews carefully to consult the prices, or just contact us for local tips and tricks at VieGo.

 

2. Don'ts

+ Wear a lot of jewelry or show valuables in public, especially when in Ho Chi Minh City.

When walking on streets in Vietnam, especially big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, if you wear a lot of jewelry like rings or even make a phone call, you will be a target for pickpockets or robbers. Also when you can't speak Vietnamese, it will be such a challenge to ask people surrounding you to help you.

+ Express the affection of lovers in public. 

Western culture encourages or allows people to be free to show their love or affection. By contrast, it is impolite in Eastern culture countries, like in Vietnam.  You can see couples holding hands, but they will not kiss when many people can see that. Thus, avoid kissing your friends or lovers in front of other people in public places.

+ Give money to the beggars on the street or tourist attractions. 

Actually, beggars are sometimes not beggars. There is another way you can help people in difficult circumstances like donating to charity. Children are exploited to earn money to groups of people. So be aware of that.

There are a lot of things you should and shouldn't do when coming to Vietnam, but don't worry, if you have any query or need local help, please feel free to call us at VieGo to have an affordable, safe and local journey.

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