Other Information

  1. Currency: 

            Vietnamese currency is Dong (VND), 1US$ » 22,700 VND and 1EUR » 25,600 VND.
            You can sometimes pay in US dollars or Euros in Vietnam (but it is not recommended). The widely accepted credit cards in Vietnam are Visa, Master card and American Express. You can exchange from USD or EUR to VND at the airport or at any bank in the city.

            However, in general, you can hardly exchange from VND back to foreign currency in a bank. Thus, please only exchange an amount enough for the duration of your stay.

The currency exchange rates can be checked here for the daily updated rate.

  1. Sights in Hanoi

           Hanoi is actually over 1000 years old so the wealth of history here is mind boggling: temples, ancient citadels, unique theatre and stunning wilderness just outside the city all offer fun-filled days in Vietnam’s capital.

  • Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
  • Water Puppet Theatre
  • Hoan Kiem Lake (Turtle Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple
  • Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
  • National Museum of Vietnamese History
  • Hoa Lo Prison Museum
  • Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
  • Temple of Literature

          You might find some interesting suggestions of “what to do in Hanoi”, from Chloé Hébant and Charline Thébault, two French students who did their internships in Hanoi last summer.

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