In surveys of many famous travel magazines in the world such as Telegraph, Dailystar, Roughguides, Vietnam has always reached the top of the safest destinations. Therefore, the annual number of international tourists flocking to Vietnam has steadily increased and there is no sign of reduction. So what is the reason to help Vietnam always “stand firm” in this prestigious ranking?
1. Reasons That Make Vietnam Extremely Safe For Tourists
Politics profoundly affects the safety of a nation. In multi-party countries, political upheaval often occurs. The protests will cause chaos on the streets, causing casualties and affecting the lives of many people, including tourists.
Vietnam has only one Party to lead: the Communist Party of Vietnam. Under the leadership of the Party, our country has achieved many remarkable achievements. Due to not frequent protests, Vietnam is a safe destination for all visitors.
A typical example is that only a few years ago, Thailand made many tourists panic when the wave of protests and overthrow of the Government took place strongly in this country. Hundreds of tourists fell into a deadlock because airports were blocked, unable to return home, and financially exhausted. On the other hand, tourist spots and shopping centers also suffer from disturbance, and going to the street can hurt tourists. This incident left an obsession for thousands of tourists visiting Thailand at that time.
In a country with a stable politically like Vietnam, visitors can freely have fun and shop without worrying about political upheavals.
There is no terror
Terrorism is always a terrible obsession with all the countries of the world. The bloody terrorist attacks in the US, Pakitan, Afghanistan, .. have engulfed humanity in fear. The 9/11 terrorist attacks will forever be an unforgettable milestone.
In countries where terrorism is frequent, travelers won’t be able to travel comfortably. You can become a victim of terrorism, massacre, or hostage.
Meanwhile, in Vietnam, for thousands of years, there has never been any terrorist incident. Even when there are major political events, the visits of the President of other countries, the security order in Vietnam is always 100% guaranteed.
That is why tourists can travel freely without worrying about security. This is also one of the key reasons helping Vietnam to enter the top safe destinations in the world.
The theft rate is relatively low
Social evils such as pickpocketing, prostitution, drugs, .. always make tourists feel insecure. In multi-ethnic countries, this situation occurs quite a lot, especially at night. The diversity of ethnic groups and a large number of immigrants (including illegal) makes it difficult for these countries to fully control security issues. You can feel racism in many places.
In Vietnam, the rate of theft and violence is relatively low. It’s okay to go for a walk alone at night without worry. In addition, Vietnam is also an ideal place to travel for women because of the safety of this country.
Vietnamese people are friendly, easy-going, and open-minded, so visitors will feel safe and comfortable when traveling. You can ask for directions, shop without worrying about facing scowling, angry faces. On the other hand, Vietnamese people also respect and strictly abide by the law, so there is very little chance that people assault tourists unless you hit them first.
2. Some Tips to Help You Travel to Vietnam Safely.
Do not wear a handbag or carry a lot of jewelry on you. You should not use your mobile phone while traveling on the road, otherwise, you will become the target of bandits.
You should visit eating places used by many locals. Because this is equivalent to the fact that the food will taste good and ensure food safety and hygiene.
You should keep your originals of important documents and cash in the locked cabinet of the hotel where you stay, you should only bring copies when you go out.
Make sure your phone is fully charged before going out. When something goes wrong and you need police help, you can call 113.
In major cities of Vietnam, it is very safe to go out late at night, you just should not go out late if you are in a rural area.
Foreign tourists are often the target to deceive some of the bad sellers. So, to avoid this when shopping at markets, you should learn some common Vietnamese phrases so that you can bargain with the sellers. And you will be very surprised at the price that you are agreed to after haggling, my experience is to haggle the price by half.