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Official name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Capital: Hanoi
Population: 92,7 mil.
Area: 331 210km2
Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Official language: Vietnamese

Entering Vietnam:

An electronic visa (E-visa) is one of visa types issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department via electronic system. Vietnam E-visa is valid for maximum of 30 days, single entry.
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Climate: tropical monsoon clima, dominated by the south or south-westerly monsoon from May to September and the northeast monsoon from October to April.
Good seasons for travelling (cycling): In southern Vietnam the dry season lasts from December to late April or May, and the rains from May through to November. Along the central coast the rainfall pattern reverses under the influence of the northeast monsoon. Northern Vietnam is generally warm and sunny from October to December, after which cold winter weather sets in, accompanied by fine persistent mists which can last for several days.
With such a complicated weather picture, there’s no one particular season to recommend as the best time for visiting Vietnam. Overall, autumn (Sept–Dec) and spring (March and April) are probably the most favourable seasons if you’re covering the whole country.

Interesting websites:
A Cruising Couple – Cycling Central Vietnam
A Cruising Couple – The Ultimate DIY Guide to Cycling Vietnam
Vietnamcoracle.com – Ho Chi Minh Road, best bits

When we were there: 5.1. – 28.1. 2018
Total distance and altitude gain: 1192 km / 8823 m
Budget: will be updated
Highlights: Phong Nha NP, Kontum, My Son
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