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Published June 9, 2016

IMG goes to Vietnam: Are you ready?
IMG goes to Vietnam: Are you ready?

Vietnam is known as the land of the “Ascending Dragon” because of it’s geographical shape. Can you see the dragon? The head is in Hanoi, the tail is in Ho Chi Minh – where International Marketing Group IMG’s 1st Leadership Summit abroad will be held this coming July 31, 2016.

Ho Chi Minh City is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, the perfect location for another historical event of IMG. Though Vietnam is a small country, it has a lot to offer travelers from it’s natural landscapes to man-made architectures even despite the many years of struggles it had encountered. 

Here are a few tips you must know before travelling to Vietnam.

1. Currency 
Do you want to be an instant millionaire? Go to Vietnam, your PHP 2,000 is equivalent to almost VND 1,000,000. Since 1 Philippine Peso = 485 Vietnam Dong. 

2. Travel Time and Time Difference

If you are from Cebu, there is no direct flight to Ho Chi Minh so you need to go to Manila. From Manila, the travel time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

Take note as well of the time difference, Philippine Time is 1 hour ahead of Vietnam. 

3.  Transportation

Ho Chi Minh City is known to be the “Motorbike Capital of the World” you can see motorbikes flooding the streets, this is one the mode of transportation in the city to weave through the traffic. You can also ride a taxi just make sure it is metered or take a bus which is cheaper.

4. Accommodation

Hotels are very affordable, you can have a budget hotel for as low as P500.00 or standard hotel for as low as P3,000.00. Check out for reservations.

5. Things to Do

Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 

Crawl through Cu Chi Tunnels
Explore War Remnants Museum
Stop over Notre Dame Cathedral

See Cao Dai Temple
Shop at Ben Thanh Market
Enjoy Mekang Delta Cruise
Take a look at Central Post Office

Watch Water Puppet Show

Outside Ho Chi Minh
Cruise in Halong Bay

Take a glimpse of Rice Terraces

Drop by Hue Palace
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