What you should wear in a country depends not only on the weather of that place, but also on dozens of issues related to religion, culture and how much influence that locality has on your clothes. Vietnam is not a country with too many laws and regulations regarding how to dress, but you need to keep a few tips in mind to enjoy your journey to the fullest.
first – The North and the South have different climate patterns, not to mention the differences in weather between the plains, the mountains and the coast. To make sure you bring the right clothes, it’s a good idea to check the weather of your destination before you go.
2 – If you don’t want to carry a lot of clothes and intend to buy them in Vietnam, under the impression that clothes in Vietnam will be cheap, then, it’s time to wake up! Clothing in Vietnam is cheap only when you know how to bargain and where to buy clothes at a fixed price.
3 – Here are some brand name stores in Vietnam that you should visit to buy comfortable clothes at reasonable prices without haggling: Blue Exchange, Made in Vietnam (for both summer clothes and winter) and Canifa (for woolen clothing). At these stores, the price of jeans ranges from 150,000 VND (7.5 USD) to 250,000 VND (12.5 USD), shirts from 150,000 VND to 200,000 VND (7.5 – 10 USD) and T-shirts. from 100,000 VND to 200,000 VND (5 – 10 USD). Winter clothing prices often increase as the temperature drops. You can easily find these stores in big cities in Vietnam, but with a trip to the countryside, you should prepare better clothes in advance.
4 – Coming to Vietnam in the summer, you are likely to come into contact with Vietnamese mosquitoes; They are not as harmless as you think. Surely you will never want to spend long days in the hospital due to dengue fever. So, prepare some long-sleeved clothes and insect repellent for those hot, humid nights in Vietnam.
5 – Vietnamese people, especially the elderly, dress somewhat loosely and in general, it is not polite to wear clothes that show too much skin. So, when in Vietnam, do as the Vietnamese do to avoid curious, even annoyed looks from locals.
6 – There is an unwritten rule that visitors must dress well when visiting the temple to show respect for the religion. Shorts and beer tatty t-shirts should be reserved for other occasions. Shoes can be worn at most temples, so taking them off is not necessarily required. Following what the locals do is the easiest way to prevent yourself from any awkward moments.