How do addresses in Vietnam work?

If you are sending something to Vietnam, you can leave the address in English or ask the recipients for the Vietnamese version. In general, the number of the house comes first and followed by lane number of street names, districts and cities.

Here are some useful words:

Quận/ Huyện: District
Phố: Street
Đường: Road
Ngõ: lane
Ngách: smaller than lane unit
Số: House number
Khu đô thị: Apartment building complex

Example of an address:

Chu Ngoc H.
So 4, ngo 12, pho H.H, Dong Da, Hanoi.   

Note: Vietnam does not have postal code.
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