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Renewal of February 12, 2009

Vietnam basic information is raised.

It is the newest information by the Japanese from local Vietnam.

Vietnam basic information

Formal name Socialist Republic of Vietnam Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

Area It is 2 329,241km. About 0.9 times of Japan

Population About 82,690,000 people (as of 2004)

Capital Hanoi Hanoi

Sovereign The Chillan cuoc luonTran Duc Luong

The prime minister Phan Van Khai Phan VAn Khai

Regime Socialist republicanism

Race composition kinh fellows (viet fellows) are about 90%. In addition, 54 or more ethnic minorities exist.

Religion About 80% of Buddhism, 9% of Christianities, Islam, Cao Daiism, hoa hao教, Hinduism, etc.

Language Vietnam language. A character uses quoc and the modification alphabet mark character of being good (Quoc Ngu). English may be understood in the place against a foreigner or a traveler. Japanese may be understood depending on a store. Otherwise, French and Russian may be understood to a senior. It is just said as the 2nd foreign language that Russian was taught in school till recently.
Although the English saturation level is high in a city part, in the country and a farm village part, it is quite low and a provincial accent is also strong.

■ Currency of Vietnam

The unit of currency is a boss (Dong=VND (Vietnam Don)). It is used. For る, a bill is 13 kinds of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 (those with two kind), 100,000 (those with two kind), and 200,000 boss, and 500,000 bosses. A coin is five kinds of 200, 500, 1000, 2000, and 5000 bosses. Moreover, generally US dollar is also circulating.
In case it is change, it is made to want to mistake 20,000 boss cards and 500,000 boss cards by the new note, since the color form is alike. With the old card, 5000 boss cards and 20,000 boss cards are alike.
Moreover, counterfeit currency is circulating considerably and it is thought that it is difficult for a traveler, a short-term residence person, etc. to define the truth or falsehood. A receipt is refused in many cases and it has been a problem in the store. Fundamentally, although it should exchange in a bank, it may be refused for some bank clerks.

■ The public holiday of Vietnam

Public holiday
January 1 New Year's Day
New Year's Eve and January 1 - 3 of the lunar calendar テト
(* lunar New Year and the New Year's Day in 2006 are on January 29)
April 30 Southern part release memorial day
May 1 May Day
September 2 National Foundation Day of China (Independence Day)
In addition, when a public holiday overlaps with saturday sunday, a change holiday comes.

■ Hour business of Vietnam

In a public institution, from 7:30 to 11:30 is the office hours of ante-meridian in the morning. Although seemingly from 13:30 to 17:30 is public office hours in the afternoon, only the time like the half commits foundations.
a lunch -- it goes home and there are lunch boiled rice and a custom of a nap Although there is also an opinion of coming from the custom of siesta of the France colonization ground, seemingly, the time of a lunch is long every year.
Bank, Mon.-Fri. 9:00-11:30, 13:00 - 16:00. A day and a public holiday are a rest. The ground also has the place which does business. It can be exchanged by the inside of business hours.
Store 8:00 - 21:00.
Restaurant There is also a place which does business to 6:00 opening or 24:00 but 10:00 - 22:00. Moreover, as for a high-class store, there are many places closed for 2 to 3 hours between lunchtime and a dinner time.

■ The voltage and the plug of Vietnam

Voltage and a plug
Voltage is 220V in the Vietnam whole country. However, depending on a building, the place changed into 110V also has a hotel, a restaurant, etc. a plug -- A type and a C type compounded type -- many -- A type and C type -- there is a SE type rarely A transformer is required in order to use the electric Japanese product for 100V. It is also possible to borrow a transformer if it is a hotel more than the middle class. If it can do, it is good to bring the small transformer of an electronic formula from Japan.
In Vietnam, since the transformer "LIOA (LIOA)" is in use, the transformer itself is called "LIOA." He can buy it for about 8000 yen also by the thing of the medium size of 2000V. If it is an about [ 500V ] small thing, it is about 3000 yen. The more it becomes large-sized, the more he can buy it at a low price.

■ The video and the DVD system of Vietnam
Television video is the same NTSC system as Japan, and can be used as it is. Most of the televisions marketed in Vietnam now or videocassette recorders are the things dealing with many systems (the man of a store says that it is a worldwide tuner). It is safer to bring from Japan, although he could buy the tape for digital videos in the photograph store of a city part etc. DVD for record is very expensive.
At least for one-sheet 35000 bosses (about 200 yen), the thing of DVD-R (Sony and Imation) is. He can buy the thing of a no brand entering a spindle with one-sheet 10000 bosses. CD-R is (the no brand case nothing and the spindle thing) from one-sheet 3000 bosses, and the Sony Maxell make is 10000 bosses (about about 80 yen). It is high although 8CmDVD(s) (for DVD video cameras) can also be purchased in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Climate and time difference of Vietnam
Climate of the Vietnam socialism people republic
Vietnam is high temperature a lot of rain as the whole, and belongs to tropical monsoon climate. However, as for climate, the same time also changes greatly with areas for the north and south long and slender country. The weather report is also broadcast on television. It is not altogether helpful to a traveler for the Vietnam language. Moreover, a forecast separates in many cases. It may be unavoidable one because of climate with much change.

Time difference and summer time
The time difference with Japan is -2 hours. Vietnam is 10:00 a.m. when Japan is noon. Summer time is not carried out.

Tourist season
Best season of a travel (southern part) November - March when there will be little rain in and humidity also falls. (Central part) February - March when there is little rain and temperature is also comparatively lower. (Northern part) November - December when there will be little rain in and temperature also falls.

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