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Currency
Vietnamese dong (VND) is the official currency in Vietnam. 




- Paper notes include: VND 500,000; 200,000; 100,000; 50,000; 20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500; 200 and 100. Coins include VND 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500 and 200.



- Cheques with value as Vietnamese dong include: VND 1,000,000 and 500,000.- Foreign currencies and tourist cheques can be exchanged into Vietnamese Dong at banks or foreign exchange agencies.
 - Credit cards are popularly used, especially in cities and big tourist centers.
- Before leave Vietnam, Vietnamese dong can be changed into foreign currencies at the airport.

See more: Exchange rate of Vietcombank

Working hours
- Governmental agencies work 8 hours/day from 7.30am to 4.30pm (excluding one-hour lunch). Working days are from Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday are close.
- Banks are open from 7.30am or 8am to 11.30am and from 1pm to 4.30pm. Some banks are open on Saturday morning from 8am to 11.30am. Sunday is close.
- Almost shops are open from 8am or 8.30am to 9pm or 10pm.
working hours in vietnam

Public Holidays

January 1
New Year's Day, (one day holiday)
April 30
Saigon Liberation Day, (one day holiday)
May 1
International Labour Day, (one day holiday)
September 2
National Day of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, (one day holiday)
Vietnam Traditional Lunar New Year Festival - Tet Nguyen Dan: (Four day holiday).  Tet holiday usually falls at the end of January or middle of February by solar calendar. The holiday begins on the last day of the last lunar month and lasts through the first three days of the Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan)

The 10th day of the third lunar month (in April 12, 2011; March 31, 2012; April 19, 2013; April 9, 2014; April 28, 2015)
The ancestors' death anniversary of the whole nation (one day holiday)

Hospitals:

Hospitals in Hanoi:



Bach Mai Hospital
Add:   Giai Phong St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3869 3731 / 3869 3732

Dong Da Hospital
Add:   168 Nguyen Luong Bang St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3511 5271

E Hospital
Add:   Nghia Tan, Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3754 3832

Frienship Hospital
Add:   1 Tran Khanh Du St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3972 2231

Hanoi Obstetrics Hospital
Add:   De La Thanh St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3834 3181

Hospital 198
Add:   Mai Dich, Tu Liem Dist., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3837 3747

Hospital of Army 108
Add:   1 Tran Hung Dao St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3825 4627
Fax:    (84-4) 3821 3229

Hospital of Army 354
Add:   120 Doc Ngu St., Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3834 5595

Instude of ophthalmology
Add:   85 Ba Trieu St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3943 8004
Fax:    (84-4) 3943 8004

 National Cancer Institute
Add:   43 Quan Su, Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3825 2143
Fax:    (84-4) 3825 3757

National Hospital of Pediatrics
Add:   18/879 La Thanh St., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3835 9638
Fax:    (84-4) 3775 4448

National Hospital of Traditional Medicine
Add:   29 Nguyen Binh Khiem St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3826 3616
Fax:    (84-4) 3822 9353

National Hospital of Tuberculosis and Pulmonary
Add:   463 Hoang Hoa Tham St.,, Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3832 6249/ 3832 5865

Saint Paul Hospital
Add:   12 Chu Van An St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3823 3071/ 3823 3075
Fax:    (84-4) 3843 4792

Thanh Nhan Hospital
Add:   42 Thanh Nhan St.,, Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3971 4360/ 3971 4373

Viet Duc University Hospital
Add:   40 Trang Thi St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3825 3531
Fax:           (84-4) 3824 8308

Vietnam - Cuba Hospital (Recommend for foreigner)
Add:   37 Hai Ba Trung St., Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3825 3718
Fax:    (84-4) 3826 4303
     
Vietnam - France Hospital (Recommend for foreigner)
Add:   1 Phuong Mai St., Dong Da Dist., HaNoi, Hanoi
Tel:     (84-4) 3577 1100
Fax:    (84-4) 3576 4443




Hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City

30/4 Hopital
Add:   9 Su Van Hanh St., Ward 9, Dist. 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3835 6583

An Nhon Tay Hospital
Add:   Cho Cu Hamlet, An Nhon Tay Communce, Cu Chi Dist., Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3794 6443

Cho Ray Hospital
Add:   201B Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Ward 12, Dist. 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3855 4138
Fax:    (84-8) 3855 7267

Hanoi France Hospital
Add:   6 Nguyen Luong Bang St., Tan Phu Ward, Dist. 7, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 5411 3333

Hochiminh City Medical Hospital
Add:   179 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St., Dist. 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3932 6579
Fax:    (84-8) 3932 6004

Hospital of Dermatology and Venerology
Add:   69B Ngo Thoi Nhiem St., Ward 6, Dist. 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3930 5995

Hospital of Pediatrics No.1
Add:   2 Su Van Hanh St., Ward 10, Dist. 10, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3835 3255

 Hung Vuong Hospital
Add:   128 Hung Vuong, St., Ward 12, Dist. 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3855 8532

Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital
Add:   468 Nguyen Trai St., Ward 4, Dist. 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3923 4349

Pasteur Institude
Add:   167 Pasteur St., Ward 8, Dist. 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3823 0352

Sai Gon General Hospital
Add:   125 Le Loi Str., Dis.1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3829 7709
Fax:    (84-8) 3822 5988

Thong Nhat Hospital
Add:   1 Ly Thuong Kiet St., Ward 7, Tan Binh Dist., Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3864 2143

Thu Duc General Hospital
Add:   Tan Phu Hamlet, Linh Chung Communce, Thu Duc Dist., Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3896 4992

Tropical Diseases Hospital
Add:   190 Ben Ham Tu St., Ward 1, Dist. 5, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3923 8704

Trung Vuong Hospital
Add:   266 Ly Thuong Kiet St., Ward 14, Dist. 10, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:    (84-8) 3865 6744


Tu Du Maternity Hospital
Add:   284 Cong Quynh Str., Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel:     (84-8) 3839 1229
Fax:    (84-8) 3839 6832


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