Mainland Territory: 331,211.6 km ²
Population: approximately 90,000,000 inhabitants
National Capital: Hanoi
Climate: Vietnam lies in the tropics and monsoon
Topography: Three quarters of Vietnam's territory consist of mountains and hills
Administrative Units: Vietnam is divided into 63 provinces and cities
Lying on the eastern part of the Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a strip of land shaped like the letter “S”. China borders it to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the East Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the east and south. Vietnam is also a transport junction from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
Long time ago, Ho Chi Minh City was named Saigon by many tourists when they thought of the city as “a pearl of the far East”. At present, the current name - Ho Chi Minh is an expression of great commemoration of Ho Chi Minh Uncle, who was the leader of the nation.
Ho Chi Minh city consists of 19 districts, namely: District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Thu Duc, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, and Phu Nhuan.
For the time being, HCMC is considered to be the most dynamic area of the country - a social, cultural and economic center of the South. Normally, when tourists come to HCMC, they may enjoy staying in luxurious hotels, buying things as gifts and souvenirs at shopping centers, especially in districts 1 and 3. Window-shopping is sort of fun but bargaining is necessary.
There are two seasons in a year: rainy and dry season. However, the climate is agreeable. As the conference is supposed to take place in July, visitors staying in HCMC can enjoy sunny days, although it may rain sometimes.
Vietnamese cuisine is well-known for its tasty diversity. There is a wide range of choice for tourists from luxurious restaurants to popular ones.
People in HCMC are flexible, enthusiastic, helpful, especially very friendly and hospitable.
Citizens of the ASEAN countries, Russia, Finland, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway can enter Vietnam without a visa for a short stay of between 14 and 30 days. If citizens of these countries want to stay in Vietnam longer than the allowed length of stay, they need to apply for Vietnamese visa. Vietnamese visa is required in case you enter Vietnam from a third country. Please find more information about Visa at https://www.vietnam-visa.com/vietnam-visa-exemption/.
To support ICCSE-4 participants, Organizers will issue Letter of invitation upon your request. Please contact the ICCSE-4 secretary, Ms. Huyen at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need more information about Vietnamese visa, please inquire at Vietnamese Missions Abroad in your country.