Vietnam recently became an emerging tourist hotspot in Asia! The country’s iconic and popular destinations, complemented by its fast-growing tourism and hospitality industry, have opened the door to opportunities for those who are ready to challenge themselves in an amazing and unique cultural setting.

What Vietnam’s Tourism Looks Like

The tourism sector in Vietnam has successfully regained its strength after the previous pandemic. In the first nine months of 2023, the country has welcomed 8.9 million international visitors, surpassing its initial target of 8 million tourists. Vietnam also ranked as the 19th most visited destination in summer 2023 – adding to its list of tourism achievements!


The tagline of Vietnam’s tourism, “Timeless Charm,” signifies the country as a destination with an unforgettable allure found within its wide array of historically remarkable cities, mesmerizing natural spots, the diversity of its culture, and the warm hospitality of the Vietnamese people, attracting just about everyone.

Quick Facts: Vietnam Edition

The country’s name, Vietnam, is originally spelled as two words: Viet Nam. Although in English writing, the name became known as Vietnam, the Vietnamese Government still refers to the country as Viet Nam. This Southeast Asian country has also earned the epithet “The Land of the Ascending Dragon” due to its distinctive shape on the world map!

Culture and People of Vietnam

The Vietnamese culture is deeply rooted in the country’s history, mythology, and beliefs – a rich tapestry of customs and practices that have been preserved and cherished for generations, shaping the identity of the Vietnamese nation and its people. The country is known as home to numerous ethnic groups, which makes the Vietnamese people known for their friendliness and genuine smiles, always welcoming others with warm hospitality.

Fact About Vietnam

In general, Vietnam has a low crime rate, which makes the country a welcoming and safe destination for foreign travelers. However, it is always important to be cautious and aware of your surroundings while enjoying Vietnam’s wonderful spots!

The fact is, Vietnam is a very budget-friendly country compared to many others worldwide. You can expect to spend around $25 to $35 per day when traveling in Vietnam. This budget typically includes cheap yet satisfying meals, transportation expenses, low-cost activities, and affordable accommodations!

IMPORTANT: Our programs in Vietnam encompass various benefits for participants, including but not limited to a monthly allowance (stipend), accommodation, transportation, on-duty meals, assistance with visas, and work permits.

Statistics show that 50% of Vietnamese people speak English, making it the second spoken language in the country! English plays an important role in the lives of Vietnamese and is widely used in education, hospitality, tourism, technology, and many other sectors in Vietnam.


Must-see, Must-visit

Vietnam boasts a collection of astonishing tourist spots in its popular destinations like Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Here are some must-visit places to add to your travel bucket list in Vietnam:

Ha Long Bay – A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations, Ha Long Bay is a collection of 1,600 limestone karsts covered in lush greenery, jutting up from enchanting emerald waters. Here, you can enjoy overnight excursions or take luxury cruises to explore the area.

The Golden Bridge – Perched within the Ba Na Hills in the coastal city of Da Nang, the Golden Bridge is renowned for its iconic design, which resembles two giant hands supporting the bridge. Sitting at a height of 1,400 meters above sea level, the bridge, with its golden-yellow railings, is truly a masterpiece for the eyes to behold!

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park – This massive national park is home to the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong! Moreover, Phong Nha-Ke Bang also boasts limestone plateau formations, alluring tropical forests, enticing underground rivers, and numerous extensive cave systems that can be explored via guided tours.


Currently, Vietnam is served by five international airports, each of which is located in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc! Regardless of which airport you land in, a series of arrival procedures and immigration customs are required, and completion of these protocols means you have legally entered Vietnam to participate in your Cultural Exchange Program. Remember to exchange the money in your hands for Vietnam’s currency (VND), buy local mobile providers, and keep in touch with the RMC Asia team!

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