Vietnam is fast becoming one of the most popular travel destinations due to its beautiful weather, its history, its food – and the fact it offers a relatively cheap way to visit Asia.
The peak time to visit Vietnam depends on where you visit, due to the different micro-climates across the country. The ideal times to visit are between November and April, as these tend to have the least amount of rainfall.
With such a beautiful array of attractions to enjoy, we’ve compiled a list of the best times and places for you to visit in Vietnam.
Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most picturesque locations – boasting stunning azure waters and incredible towering islets. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 2004. March and April are the ideal months to visit, with clear blue skies giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy one of the best natural wonders in Vietnam.
One of the most popular adventure destinations in Vietnam, Phong Nha has plenty to offer lovers of adventure and mystery. Home to some of the world’s largest caves, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy as you marvel at some of the most impressive natural elements in the world. In order to get the most out of exploring Phong Nha, the ideal times to travel are between February and August.
The Mekong Delta is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Vietnam. Famed for its floating markets, there are plenty of surprises as you travel around this quirky area. There are multiple tours available to help you explore the delights the area has to offer. The best times to visit are between October and May.
The Feast of the Wandering Souls and Hungry Ghosts
A fascinating opportunity to view one of the country’s most interesting traditions, the Feast of the Wandering Souls and Hungry Ghosts should definitely not be missed. Happening in August, these are religious events where the Vietnamese pray for the souls of those who have committed sins to help heal them. You will see plenty of traditional lanterns and – of course – lots of wonderful food. There may be a few rain showers at this time of year, but it shouldn’t stop you enjoying one of the most fascinating festivals in Vietnam.
The Mid Autumn Festival
Each year, the Mid Autumn Festival is held on the 8th lunar month and offers the Vietnamese a chance to give thanks, pray and gather with family to enjoy time together. You will be able to enjoy beautiful full moons and traditions including a range of dances – with thousands of lit lanterns throughout the country. Mid Autumn falls in September or October where the weather can vary depending on where you are visiting.
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