Living in Vietnam

Living in Vietnam will be an amazing experience! You will love the cosmopolitan cities and fascinating provinces.

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful countries, attracting travellers to its lush mountains, bustling cities and golden sand beaches. Despite rapid modernisation in Vietnam’s urban centres of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and other cities, time-honoured traditions remain intact amongst the locals.

Hanoi – located in Northern Vietnam, Da Nang – located in Central Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh – located in Southern Vietnam are unique places where modern meets ancient, fascinating blends of East and West. Ho Chi Minh is the largest city known as the economic and financial hub of Vietnam. Hanoi is the second largest city and the nation’s capital. Da Nang, the third largest city is a coastal and first class city renowned for calm, cool waters and also popular for fishing, water-skiing, diving, and yachting.

Vietnam is home to an exceptional culture. Having inherited ancient Chinese, French and Russian heritages and experienced a period of Western and colonial influence, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and other cities are multifaceted cities where Vietnamese and foreigners, football, towering skyscrapers and historical sites exist side by side.

Immerse yourself in a country that never stops

To experience its vibrancy, Vietnam offers a distinctive blend of the finest Vietnamese and international cuisine, brands, and entertainment. In the mood for something more sedate? You can relax at a sidewalk café, go around the Old Quarters in Hanoi or along Bui Vien Street in Ho Chi Minh, try some delicious seafood in Da Nang,  take up “Vovinam” class, or go hiking in one of our stunning country parks.

Flaunt your sense of fashion.

Hanoi,Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and other cities are known for street food, delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts. Buy the latest designer labels or head to local stalls for great deals as you wish. But, please, don’t forget to bring a sun hat for Summer or Winter jacket for Winter. Hanoi has four seasons with nice weather to keep you up and excited all through the year.

Getting here and around the cities couldn't be easier.

Vietnam is accessible by flights from most major cities around the world. It is also well-connected by train or bus to other parts of Vietnam. Once you arrive, you’ll find an extensive, efficient and affordable public transportation network. Our state-of-the-art telecommunications and internet system enables you to contact your friends and family, order a meal, and get your downloads without missing a beat.

Get help at fingertips.

Vietnam’s position as a global hospitable spot for tourists means that we welcome people of all backgrounds. Residents here, no matter permanent or non-permanent ones, enjoy freedom of expression, access to the excellent public health system, and outstanding municipal services. Most nations have consular offices in Hanoi, should you need assistance from your home country. If you encounter any problem living in Vietnam, various government offices and your institution will be here to help you.

In short, you will be enchanted by one thing or other during your life here.