Looking Pho-ward to your trip to Vietnam? From the atmospheric town of Hoi-An, the towering verdant limestone cliffs of Halong Bay, the addictive street food Odyssey of Ho chi Minh and Hanoi, to the wild watery beauty of Phu Quoc island – Vietnam is a trip down memory lane, a nostalgia you didn’t know you longed for, a place that feels so uniquely familiar, though you’ve never been there before.
Here are 8 things you would love to see/do/eat in Vietnam and how much they cost. Grab a USD Forex card before you go, for US Dollars are widely accepted in Vietnam and are more easily available for exchange in India than Vietnamese dong.
1 Dong = 0.003 INR
1000 Dong = 3.00 INR
Take to the Skies
Round Trip from India 133,74,169 VND = 40,000 INR
Home away from Home
Double Rooms Start at 100,000 VND = 300 INR
Savor the Flavor
Pho (pronounced “Fur”) – Delicious
20,000 VND = 60 INR
Sticky Rice Wine
30,000 VND = 90 INR
Hit the Markets
Vietnamese silk costs VND 70,000/m to VND 100,000/m = 210 to 300 INR
Take to the Road
motorcycle taxi or ‘Xe Om’ rides average 10,000 VND = 30 INR
car-taxi rides 20 to 30,000 VND = 60 to 90 INR
Look like the Locals
Non la (Conical Hat)
VND 30,000 to VND 100,000 = 90 to 300 INR
Soak in the Sights
Halong Bay Tour
28,43,950 VND = 8,500 INR
- Notes come in 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000 and, sometimes in, 200,000 and 500,000 denominations.
- US Dollars are very popular here and are widely accepted. Many tourist-oriented activities are quoted in dollars not dong, so be prepared to switch back and forth. Make sure you buy usd online in India so that you get the best USD rates before you travel.
- Though ATMs are widely available, not all accept international cards. Keep your eyes peeled for BIDV, Incom, Techcom, Sacom, and Vietcom ATMs with Plus System logos.