What you need to know for a long stay in Vietnam
Spending the winter in another country can be an exciting and enriching experience. Vietnam, with its rich culture, breathtaking landscapes and hospitable people, is a popular choice for many. Ninh Binh, a picturesque region in Northern Vietnam, especially attracts many winter visitors. In this article we give you practical tips and essential information to prepare for a long-term stay in Vietnam, with an emphasis on Ninh Binh.
1. Visa information
Since August it has been possible to apply for a 90-day e-visa for Vietnam. This e-visa can easily be applied for online via the official website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/en_US/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt. If you want to stay longer, extending the visa is quite simple. We can assist you to make the process smooth and stress-free.
2. Healthcare in Vietnam
Healthcare in Vietnam has improved greatly in recent years. There are several hospitals and clinics that provide care of Western standards. It is essential to know where to go for quality medical care, especially if you are staying in the country for a longer period of time. We can guide you to the right medical facilities that meet Western standards. Whether it concerns a routine check-up, dental treatment or specialized care, we know where you can get the best care.
3. Living in Ninh Binh
Located about 90 kilometers south of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is a beautiful region known for its impressive limestone formations, historic sites and serene landscapes. It is an ideal place for those who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of big cities and stay in a quiet, natural environment.
We offer various accommodation options in Ninh Binh, from hotels with attractive monthly rates to residential houses and villas. All accommodations are equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, good internet connection and basic amenities such as electricity and water.
From the moment you arrive at the airport in Hanoi, we take care of your transportation. We have regular drivers who can take you to your destination in Ninh Binh. You can also count on reliable transport during your stay in Ninh Binh. Whether you want to explore the local sights or take a trip to other parts of Vietnam, we will arrange everything for you.
5. Culture and recreation
Ninh Binh and its surroundings offer numerous cultural and recreational activities. Visit historical sites such as Trang An, Tam Coc and Hang Mua. There are also plenty of local festivals and events where you can experience the rich Vietnamese culture. We can also organize personalized tours and activities, tailored to your interests.
6. Language and communication
Although the main language in Vietnam is Vietnamese, many people, especially in the tourism sector, also speak English. Our manager in Ninh Binh speaks Dutch and can assist you with any language barriers. We also offer interpreting services for those times when you need extra help with communication.
7. Finance and currency
The official currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong (VND). It's useful to always have some cash with you, especially when visiting smaller businesses and markets. We can also advise you on opening a local bank account and other financial matters.
8. Respect for local culture
Vietnam has a rich and diverse culture. Showing respect for local customs and traditions will make your stay more enjoyable. We provide you with a basic guide to local culture and customs to help you adapt and be respectful.
Spending the winter in Vietnam, and especially in Ninh Binh, can be an unforgettable experience. With the right preparation and support, you can fully enjoy everything this beautiful country has to offer. We are ready to assist you and ensure that your stay in Vietnam is smooth and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you to Ninh Binh!