Accommodation

Grand Hotel Saigon
Address: 08 Dong Khoi St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Website: http://www.grandhotel.vn/

New Hotel
Address: 14 Ho Huan Nghiep St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Website: http://www.newhotel.vn/

Riverside Hotel Saigon
Address: 18-19-20 Ton Duc Thang St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Website: http://www.riversidehotelsg.com/

Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
Address: 8 – 15 Ton Duc Thang St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sgnbr-renaissance-riverside-hotel-saigon/

Duxton Hotel Saigon
Address: 63 Nguyen Hue Boulevard, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Website: http://www.saigon.duxtonhotels.com/

Huong Sen Hotel
Address: 66-68-70 Dong khoi St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Website: http://huongsenhotel.com.vn/contact.php

Immigration
Except several countries (ASEAN Countries, Japan, Korea, India, China), a visa is required for overseas participants to visit Vietnam. Please contact a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in your area for  further information. To apply for a visa, you and your accompanying people need to fill a visa application form attached below and send by email to the Secretariat on time. The Program Committee will send you a letter with an issued number which can be attached to your visa application to the Vietnamese Embassy/Consulate in your country.

Deadline for visa application: September 1st, 2014
Download Visa Application Form

Money exchange
Vietnamese Dong (VND) is preferred in Vietnam. You can change into VND from USD, Euro, Japanese Yen, etc., at the airports, hotels, banks and other authorized money exchange shops. Credit Cards (VISA, MASTER, American Express, etc.) are  welcome in big hotels or big stores only.

Climate
The weather in late October in Ho Chi Minh City is rainy. In fact, it is about the final period of the raining season: light rain here and there and from time to time. The temperature is about 25-320C.

* Note:

  • Flights to Ho Chi Minh City, please contact your travel agency for the flight reservation soon.
  • Students should send to the secretariat their completed registration form together with a copy of student card by email.