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					   VINACAS Golden
Cashew Rendezvous
                 2012
Nha Trang - Vietnam

  TRAVEL GUIDE
Ha Long Bay -
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Lying on the eastern part of the
Indochinese peninsula, Vietnam is a
strip of land shaped like the letter “S”.
Chinaborders 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.

The country’s mainland territory is
331,211.6 sq. km and the country's
total length from north to south is
1,650km. Its width, stretching from
east to west, is 600km at the widest
point in the north, 400km in the
south, and 50km at the narrowest part,
in the centre, in Quang Binh Province.
The coastline is 3,260km long and the
inland border is 4,510km. Vietnam is
also a transport junction from the
Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.
                                     Vietnam lies in the tropics and
                                     monsoon. Three quarters of
                                     Vietnam's territory consist of
                                     mountains and hills.

                                     Vietnam is divided into 63
                                     provinces and cities. Hanoi is the
                                     capital of Vietnam while Ho Chi
                                     Minh city is the most busiest
  Beauty of North Western
  Area
                                     business city of Vietnam.

                                     Nha Trang city is one of the most
                                     famous tourist attractions in
                                     Vietnam.

                                     In 2009 Vietnam has 85,789.6
                                     thousand inhabitants.



SAPA - a famous tourist attraction
 Nha Trang - the pearl of
                Vietnam
 One of the World Most Beautiful Bays
The Impressive & Friendly Destination
Destination Location
Nha Trang, provincial capital of Khanh
Hoa.

439 km north of Ho Chi Minh City,
215 km northeast of Da Lat City,
521 km south of Da Nang City.

60 mins flight from Ho Chi Minh City
1 hour 40 mins flight from Hanoi
30 mins drive from Cam Ranh International
Airport to Hotel.

29th member of the world most beautiful bays
club,recognised in 2003.
http://www.world-bays.com/
(Les ClubDes Plus Belles Baies Du Monde)

Naturally     gifted     with     geographical
position,landscape, pleasant climate, and has a
rich background in culture and humanities.
NhaTrang is the capital of KhanhHoa Province, a coastal province being
located in the South-Central and possesses an area of 5,197 square
kilometers. The population is 475, 669 with a density of 220 persons per
square kilometer.




          Po Nagar Tower
Underwater life Nha Trang
Khanh Hoa is endowed with rich and
diverse natural resources, especially
with huge marine resources, which can
be exploited, processed for exports in
large volume. Its islands abound with
swallows that annually provide up to 2
tons of bird nest that represents an
extraordinary material which produce
different healthy and precious products.
eg: Birds Nest Soup.

Additionally, on the seabed there are
lots of strikingly colorful corals with
protozoancomparable to under-sea
parks, highly attractive for snorkeling
and divingactivities.

Beingendowed with a costal line of 200
km in length, with nearly 200 large and
smallislands. It is possible to visit Nha
trang and Khanh Hoa year round
because of its comfortable sunny
weather and low level of humidity.
Nha Trang
Where to go?
Upon arrival in Nha Trang,
most tourists will pass
through downtown. Beyond
the rows of businesses and
homes will be Nhatrang
beach. Tran Phu Boulevard
 is Nha Trang's most famous
thoroughfare. It runs along
the length of the beach with
several major hotels located
within a few steps from the
beach.

 Unlike most major cities inVietnam where the primary mode of
 transportation is the motorbike, many people of Nhatrang still walk or
 use the bicycle as their means of getting around. This adds to the
 tranquility of the town. There is very little pollution or noise from motor
 vehicles.
Culture lovers should be sure to visit the Po Nagar Tower, the most well
preserved cham tower in Central Vietnam and a sanctuary of Po Nagar,
a mythical goddess.
Within walking distance of the
hotel Sheraton is Yersin
Museum, an homage to the life
and work of Alexandre Yersin, a
French medical pioneer and a
disciple of Pasteur who was
beloved by the Vietnamese
people for founding Dalat,
discovering a vital plague-
causing bacterium, and
researching agricultural methods
and meteorological forecasting.

Further south along the coast,
you can discover The National
Oceanographic Museum,
established in 1922—a stately
architectural relic as well as the
site of many interesting exhibits.
Nha Trang and its region possess a
proud tradition of beautiful
craftsmanship. To peruse our local
handicrafts or for souvenirs or
gifts, don't miss the Dam Market.

The XQ Art and Crafts Center is an
ideal spotfor discovering that
perfect piece of art that you can
take home as memento.The work
you'll find here also reflect the true
artistic brilliance and richcultural     Handmade embroidery picture
heritage of the region.

Within walking distance from the
hotels in Tran Phu street, water
sport enthusiasts will find jet-
skiing, parasailing, hobbie cat
sailing      or       windsurfing.
Scubadiving and snorkeling off
one of the nearby islands can also
be arranged easily.
05 things you may
try at Nha Trang:

     Scuba dive on the coral reef and some of the many
     wrecks lying at the bottom of the bay.

     Take a walk on the nicewhite-sand-beach by sunrise
     or sunset.

     Rent a boat and explore the outerlaying islands.


     Have a bicycle (or cyclo) touraround the town.


     Go to the big market and enjoy seafood
04 tourist attraction you
may do not miss:

      The AlexandreYersinMuseum.


      The Po NagarTowers
      - built between the 7 th and 12 th century.

      OceanographicMuseum of Vietnam
      - The aquarium is located not every far from
      PonagarTower
      , filled with all kind of marine creatures.

      Hon Tre (Bamboo) island - Amodern resort, a quiet
      beach, a comprehensive entertainment center.



   And many attractions for your experiences!
  Nha Trang
How to get there?
Youcan visit Nha trang
 by all common means:
Local flights, bus and train.
* By flights:
There are daily local flights from
Ha Noi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh
city to Nha Trang and vice versa. It
takes approximately one hour
flying from Ho Chi Minh City , one
hour and twenty minutes from Da
Nang and one hour and 45 minutes
from Ha Noi. There are more
frequent flights between Ho Chi
Minh City and Nha Trang.
Vietnam Airlines operates daily
flights connecting Nha trang,
Hanoi, Danang andHo Chi Minh
city.
The new Cam Ranh international
airport is located around 20 km
south of the city, and it takes about
over 30 minutes to get to the
downtown.
Flight schedule byVietnam Airlines consists of 4 daily
flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha trang. The average
flight time is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
 Flight No.      Departure time             Arrival time
              (Tan Son Nhat airport,   (Cam Ranh airport, Nha
                   Hochiminh)                 Trang)
VN 1350               06:05                    07:00
VN 1352               07:50                    08:45
VN 1356               12:55                    13:50
VN1358                19:15                    20:10
  Flight schedule by Vietnam Airlines from Nha Trang
                   to Ho Chi Minh city

Flight No.      Departure time             Arrival time
             (Cam Ranh airport, Nha   (Tan Son Nhat airport,
                    Trang)                 Hochiminh)
VN 1351              07:50                    08:45
VN 1353              09:35                    10:30
VN 1357              14:40                    15:35
VN 1359              21:00                    21:55
        Major airlines flying to Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi include:

Aeroflot, Air France, All Nippon Airways, AsianaAirlines, Cathay Pacific,
China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Emirates,Eva Air, Garuda
Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Lao Airlines, Lufthansa,Malaysian
Airlines, Pacific Airlines, Philippines Airlines, Qantas, ShanghaiAirlines,
Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways Intl., Tiger Airways, UnitedAirlines,
Uzbekistan Airlines, Vietnam Airlines.

Most of Asiancountries, including China, Japan, Korea,and Russia have direct flights
to and from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi.

Cheap airlines are limited to Air Asia operated between Hanoi and Bangkok, Hanoi
and Kuala Lumpur, Jetstar between Ho Chi Minh City and Sydney, TigerAirway
between Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.
* Bytrains: Visitors may catch trainsleaving daily from Ho Chi Minh City (12
hours), Hanoi (20 hours) and Da Nang (12 hours) to Nha Trang. (It is easy to
get fares via www.vr.com.vn)
* By bus or taxi: Open tour bus or public bus will be a good option if you
travel on budget or for person who would like to enjoy the beautiful landscapes:
it takes approximately 11-12 hours from HCMC, 4-5 hours from Da Lat and 12-
* Other means of transportation
From adjacent countries such as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and China,
tourists can travel to Vietnam bycoach. Contact the local coach companies for
more information.
Many tourists enjoy the seavoyage, especially those departing from Japan,
America as well as Europe.
        Choose a local
transport means when
  you are in Nha Trang
                                                Itsalso easy to get around by bicycle.
                                                Nha Trang is quite flat and bicycles
                                                areeasily found for hire, typically
                                                50,000 dong for one day for a basic
                                                no gearsbike. Locals on bicycles are
                                                more commonly seen at night when
                                                its cooler and nosun to burn their
                                                skin.




A wonderful option for seeing the sites is to
hire anEnglish speaking cyclo-driver for
the day. You can agree upon a price for the
entire day, 300,000 – 500,000 dong plus
tip and driver will take you to all the in-
town highlights, the post office,and your
choice of restaurants from 8AM-7PM.
Nha Trang has a reliable
and easy to navigate public
bus system, where the ticket
fare does not exceed 4,000
dong for a ride on amodern,
air-conditioned bus with
Vietnamese music. You will
find buses nr. 3 and 2 the
most useful, since they pass
through     the     southern
quarters.

There is no destination in
downtown Nha Trang that
the taxi fare higher than
200,000 dong per person.
Taxis are a good option, but
be sure they turn on the
meter to get the cheapest
price.
Passport/ Visa
    Requirements
Please make sure that your passport:
- Is valid for at least 6 months.
- Has at least 2 – 3 blank VISA pages
remaining.
Who needs a VISA?
Only citizens of certain countries can visit
Vietnam without an entry visa. They include:
 - Most citizens of ASEAN member-countries:
Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia,
and Lao citizens do not need a Vietnam
 visa if they are visiting the countrywithin 30
days; passport holders from the Philippines
 do not need a visa for 21 days; Brunei
Passport holders are not required to get a visa
to Vietnam for 15 days. They could apply for
popular passport type with return tickets.
Citizens of Cambodia, Myanmar and Timor-
Leste are all required to get a visa to travel
Vietnam.
 - Passport holders from Korea, Japan,
and the Scandinavian nations (Norway,
Denmark, Sweden, and Finland) do not
need a visa to Vietnam if they intend to
stay in the country within 15 days. They
could also apply forpopular passport
type with return tickets.
- Russian passport holders are no longer
required a visa to travel in Vietnam
for 15 days as long as they have return
tickets.
 - All other citizens are required to get a
Vietnam entry visa (issued prior to
departure bylocal consulates or
embassies) or a pre-approved letter for
picking up an entryvisa (issued on
arrival at Vietnam's International
Airports) at the airport. Both are
supplied before arrival in the country.
Other Exceptions:

- No visarequired for travel in Vietnam
for less than 90 days or several visits
within 6 months - Citizens ofFrance
holding valid diplomatic or official
passports.
 - No Vietnam visa required for travel
within 60 days - Citizens of Chile holding
valid diplomatic or official passports.
 - No Vietnam entry visa required for
travel within 60 days - APEC Business
Travel Card (ABTC) Holders from Asia-
Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
member economies.
-Foreigners and Vietnamesenationals
bearing foreign passports who enter
Vietnam through an international
border gate to travel to Phu Quoc
Island and stay there for less than 15
days will also be exempted from
Vietnam visa application. Passports
must be valid for at least 45 days.
After arriving on PhuQuoc Island, the
Vietnamese immigration department
will be responsible for issuing visas on
the spot if visitors want to travel other
localities or stay in the island for more
than 15 days.
- No visa required for Vietnamese
overseas for less than 90 days staying
if they are holding Vietnam visa
exemption certificate.
Getting Visa on arrival
This is one of, if not, thequickest and
cheapest way to get your visa for Vietnam.
You just need to fill in our "Online
Application Form", pay the service fee, get
your "Visa approval letter" within several
working days and pick up your visa at
your destination airport (Hanoi airport,
Ho Chi Minh city airport).
After we obtain the approval letter for
you, wewill forward you a copy by email
or fax. Copies of the same document will
be forwarded on your behalf to Vietnam
Immigration checkpoints at International
Airports only. When you arrive in Viet
Nam, the Immigration officers will have
those documents ready and will be able to
issue your entry visa quickly.
Kindly email: info@vinacas.com.vn for assistance of applyingVISA on
arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport with service charge as follows:

                     Visa on arrival & fee (USD)
          http://vinacas.com.vn/cashewrendezvous/service
        Where to stay in
            Nha Trang
Where is the best hotels to stay
                in Nha Trang?
Recommended hotels:
               Vinpearl Land

                        The conference venue!
     Recommended hotels:
           Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa



Location: City Center, Local Resident, Shopping Area, Nearby City
Address: 26-28 Tran Phu street, Nha Trang
Tel: (84)(58) 388 0000
Fax: (84)(58).3882222
Email: sheraton@nhatranglive.vn
Website: www.starwoodhotels.com

The Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa is centrally located in Tran Phu
Street, overlooking the bay andjust steps from some of the city's most
popular attractions, shopping and nightlife.
     Recommended hotels:
              Sunrise Beach Hotel & Spa




Location: Sunrise Beach Inn & Spa is located close tothe beach in
Patillas.
Address: 12-14 Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Tel: +84 (0) 58 3820999
Fax: +84 (0) 58 3822866
Email: asst.hrm@sunrisenhatrang.com.vn
Website: www.sunrisenhatrang.com.vn
    Recommended hotels:
        Yasaka Saigon Nha Trang Hotel




Address:
18 Tran Phu Boulevard Nha Trang City, KhanhHoaProvince
Tel: (+84.58) 382 0090
Fax: (+84.58) 382 0000
Email: sg-nthotel@dng.vnn.vn
Website: www. yasanhatrang.com

Yasaka Sai gon - Nha Trang hotel is ideally located on the
most beautiful boulevard along Nha Trang beach and
offers a haven with friendly hospitality and standard
accommodation.
        Recommended hotels:
                Nha Trang Lodge Hotel



Address: 42 Tran Phu - Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa - Viet Nam
Tel: (84-58) 3.521.500
Fax: (84-58) 3.521.800 - 3.522.922
Email: sales@nhatranglodge.com
Website: www.nhatranglodge.com

Nha Trang, a tourist famous city lies on theCoast of the Eastsea. Located in
the Southerm Part of Center Vietnam.In which,Nha Trang Lodge Hotel is
right on the beachside and 35km from Cam Ranh Airportwhere there are
daily flights from major cities such as Ho Chi Minh city, Hanoiand Da
Nang. Besides, The Hotel takes only 5 muinutes drive way to RailwayStation
and walking distance to most major tourist attractions, shopping
andentertainment sites.
Where to dine out in
        Nha Trang?
  Where to enjoy night life?
Oneof the major reasons for people returning to Nha Trang time
and time again isthe quality and diversity of the cuisine available
You will be very easy to find a selection of restaurants along Tran
Phu Street at reasonable price. Nha Trang is very famous for sea
foods.
Night clubs:
Bar Sailing Club - 72-74 Tran Phu Str. - Very fun and open
bar!
Lodge Discotheque - 42 Trang Phu Str.
Yasaka Discotheque - 18 Tran Phu Str.
Vietnam currency is “dong” or “VND”
Exchange rate (28 Oct. 2011):
USD $1 = 21,005.00VND
EURO €1 =29,768.10 VND

http://www.vietcombank.com.vn/




                                      Currency
                                      Vietnam dong
Health care &
 Vaccination
Before visit Vietnam
All visitors to Nha Trang would bewise to
get vaccinated against Hepatitis A,
Hepatitis B and Typhoid                 and
additionally against rabies if close contact
with animals is planned and against
Japanese encephalitis, if planning
lengthy trips to rural areas.

It's wise to avoid bathing in untreated
sources of water in case of bacterial
contamination so still sources such as
ponds and reservoirs are generally
considered no-go areas. Consumption of
tap water should be avoided at all costs and
the ubiquitously available bottled water
used instead; both for drinking and
brushing of teeth. Where possible, choose a
brand of water that has been purified by
reverse osmosis, its not only more
palatable but of a higher quality also.
Be as conscientious with regards to safe
sexual activity in Nha Trang as you
would back home as HIV and other
STDs are present. If you unfortunate
enough to be taken ill during your stay
in Nha Trang then you are best seeking
medical attention at the Khanh Hoa
General Hospital. This hospital employs
English and French speaking staff and
offers a high standard of medical
treatment. All visitors are advised to
have travel insurance with adequate
provision for medical expenses else risk
having to pay out for some fairly
expensive hospital bills with hope of
reimbursement.
   Khanh Hoa General Hospital:
           +84 58 822 168
http://www.benhvienkhanhhoa.org.vn/
       Please take note
the following important points:
Nha Trang generally has a low crime-rate, though the riskof petty
crime especially late at night is high compared to most other
placesin Asia
. The most common crime is pickpocketingafter midnight on the
beach near the Sailing Club. During the day, it isrelatively safe.
Still, staying cautious at all time is best. Do not wear toomuch
jewelry, and keep an eye on your belongings. It would be smart to
travelin groups when you are out roaming the streets at night.
Also, people cominghome from the clubs should take a taxi.



Do not keep money in your passport. If you want yourhotel to look
after your money for you, they will usually be happy to do so
intheir hotel safe and have procedures on how that is done.
Passports are keptseparate to other valuables as they need access
to these for reporting each dayyou stay to the government.
Therefore never store money in your passport. Keepsome money
in a different pocket to your wallet/money belt. No point
displayingthem when paying for small purchases.
Motorcycle robbery is fairly common in Nha Trang - banknotes
and wallets have been snatched from tourists' hands. Be very wary
when leaving bars and nightclubs - male tourists receiving a lot of
attention from young Vietnamese women have later discovered
that their valuables have been taken from their pockets. If hiring a
motorbike, check to see what coverage your insurance company
give, often none, for riding motorbikes in Asia.
Welcome to Nha Trang
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