USEFUL INFORMATION

VISA

     People from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippine do not need a visa to Vietnam. People holding an official passport from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Albania, Algeria, India, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Chile, Cuba, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Dominica, Ecuador, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Mexico, Moldova, Myanmar, Mozambique, Russia, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Uruguay also do not need visa to Vietnam.  A visa is required for other overseas participants to visit Vietnam. Contact Symposium Secretary or visit the website of the Consular Department, Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs (http://lanhsuvietnam.gov.vn/) for assistance.

 

 ACCOMMODATION (Upon Request) 

Hotel LevelHotel name or similarWebsiteRate
(~ USD/Night)
2* Thuy Ngu Hotel
Add: 61/165 Xuan Thuy road
khachsanthuyngu.com 18
Yolowa Hotel
Add: 120 Trung Kinh street
yolowa.cnv.vn 40
Brandi Sakura Hotel
Add: 62 Duy Tan street
sakura.brandihotel.com 40
3* Ping Hotel
Add: 26 Me Tri Ha street
pinghotel.vn 45
Esalen Hotel 
Add: 49/165 Xuan Thuy road
esalenhotel.com 45
Western Hanoi Hotel 
Add: Lane 75 Tran Thai Tong street
westernhanoihotel.com 50
Luxeden Hotel 
Add: 78 Tran Thai Tong street
http://luxedenhotel.vn 50
4* Novotel Suites Hanoi
Add: 5 Duy Tan street
novotelsuiteshanoi.com 90
Somerset Hoa Binh Ha Noi
Add: 106  Hoang Quoc Viet road
www.somerset.com 85
London Hotel Hanoi 
Add: Lane 45, Tran Thai Tong road
londonhanoihotel.com 70
5* JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
Add: 8 Do Duc Duc road
jwmarriotthanoilife.com > 150
Crowne Plaza West Hanoi
Add: 36 Le Duc Tho road
www.crowneplaza.com > 120
Grand Plaza Hanoi Hotel
Add: 117 Tran Duy Hung road
grandplazahanoi.net > 240

You should book a hotel via service websites such as agoda.com, vntrip.vn, booking.com, etc. to get special prices.

USEFUL FACTS AND TIPS

Airport

Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi)

Currency

Dong. 1 dollars – 23.000 Vietnam Dong (Subject to change)

Note: Popular mode of payment in Vietnam is CASH

Dial Code

Press 00 before calling from Vietnam to overseas and Vietnam code is +84

Electricity

2 pin round or flat plug & 220 Voltages.

It is advisable to bring along a universal adaptor. 

Food

Spring Roll (Nem), Soup of Noodle (Phở), Kebab rice noodles (Bún chả), Grilled fish (Chả cá), Snail rice noodles (Bún ốc), Crab rice noodles (Bún riêu), Stuffed pancake (Bánh cuốn), etc.

You can get reviews about delicious foods and famous restaurants in Hanoi on the website: https://www.foody.vn/ha-noi

Languages

Vietnamese, English can be converse in tourism.

Photo shooting

Advisable to use a digital camera or video cam. Most places are allowed to take photos except stated on sights.

Religions

Majority Buddhism.

Shopping

Silk, Ceramic, wooden carvings

TimeZone

GMT + 7 (1 hour behind Malaysia time)

Value Added Tax (VAT)

 10%

Visa

Wave of visa for Asian passport holder (Except Myanmar Nationality)

Water

It is not advisable to drink water directly from the tap. We recommend you buy bottled drinking water.

 

CULTURAL AND LEISURE PROGRAM

Tour in TRANG AN:

- One-day tour. A boat cruising to KING KONG movie site.

- Two-day (weekend tour): deluxe hotel, trip around TRANG AN heritage to see the amazing karsts with different  formations, visit amazing cave. Enjoy a great sunset dinner & relax.

Tour in SAPA:

Two-day (weekend tour): deluxe hotel, A trip to Love market, the tribe villages around SAPA, see the terraced field, meeting with local people. Enjoy a great sunset dinner & relax.

 

Tour in HALONG bay:

- One-day tour.

- Two-day (weekend tour): deluxe hotel, boat for cruising around in UNESCO world heritage Ha Long bay to see the amazing karsts with different  formations, visit amazing cave, lots of  time for swimming and sun bathing in islands. Enjoy a great sunset dinner & relax.

THE Symposium Secretary CAN PROVIDE THE ASSITANCE IN HOTEL BOOKING. DISCOUNTS MAY BE OBTAINED FOR THE EARLY GROUP BOOKINGS. Please contact Symposium Secretary.

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