Phan Thiet

Just three hours from Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet and its beach at Mui Ne offer a great break from the hustle and bustle of the big city. The town itself retains some of its original charm and the colourful harbour, home to Phan Thiet’s large fishing fleet, is a popular sight with visitors. The fleet ensures that the restaurants and resorts in town and along Mui Ne Beach are always able to offer some of Vietnam’s best seafood dishes. Indeed, dining is one of the many delights of a stay in Phan Thiet.

Fact File

CapitalHanoi

LanguageVietnamese, Russian, French, Chinese, English.

ClimateThe south has two seasons: the wet (May to November, wettest from June to August) and the dry (December to April). The hottest and most humid time is from the end of February to May. The central coast is dry from May to October and wet from December to February. The highland areas are significantly cooler than the lowlands, and temperatures can get down to freezing in winter. The north has two seasons: cool, damp winters (November to April) and hot summers (May to October). There is the possibility of typhoons between July and November, affecting the north and central areas

CurrencyDong (VND)

VisaAll visitors are required to have a valid visa to enter Vietnam. A one-month tourist visa is usually sufficient for most visitors. All visitors must obtain visa aproval from the Vietnamese Immigration Department before a visa is issued

HealthVisitors should be innoculated against typhoid, cholera, hepatitis A and B, tetanus and polio. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age arriving within six days of visiting infected areas. Malaria is present in most of the region and it is advisable to take precautions especially if travelling off the beaten track. Medical facilities can be limited and it is essential to take out a comprehensive medical insurance policy before travelling

PassportsPassports should be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Vietnam

Time ZoneGMT +7 hours