The best time to explore North Vietnam

The winter in North Vietnam

When is the best time to explore North Vietnam? This is not an easy question to answer because the North of Vietnam has 4 seasons and each season has its own unmistakable beauty. 

Visitors can not only immerse themselves in the quiet space of the fog, but also enjoy dishes of the highland region with frost all year round. The article below, Pu Luong Excursion will give suggestions on the time for a better trip to the North of Vietnam.

The capital in the North Vietnam, Hanoi

The capital in the North Vietnam, Hanoi

When to go to Northern Vietnam?

Spring (January to March)

Spring (January to March)

Every spring, the scenery and the land of the North. This is the best time to travel the North to see the forests of plum, peach, and banyan flowers in full bloom. Especially in the spring, people everywhere are busy shopping.

The spring in North Vietnam

Summer (April to June)

Instead of the slightly chilly weather of spring, summer in the North comes with sudden showers. The weather becomes hotter, drier and more pleasant than the humid weather of spring. This is the best time to visit the North, especially the Northwest provinces. Visitors will admire the majestic sight of waterfalls and water fountains and even participate in the daily activities of local people.

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Autumn (July to September)

Autumn is the season of golden rice in the Northwest. With this autumn, the Northwest will no longer have heavy rains like summer, but instead will be sparser forest rains. The beauty of the Northwest is also created by different colors. Beside the gentle scent of ripe rice, there are endless green tea fields on the high mountain slopes. This is the best time to explore the North for nature lovers.

Winter (October to December)

In winter, the temperature in the North is often very low, besides some rain and wind. Visitors can not only feel the numbing cold, stinging their skin, but also be immersed in the fog and beautiful small snowflakes. If you are a lover of wild, idyllic beauty or simply want to sit by a wood stove and enjoy hot dishes in the bone-chilling cold, winter is the best time to travel the North.

The winter in North Vietnam

The winter in North Vietnam

When to visit the Rice Terraces of North Vietnam? 

From when the rice is ripe to when it is harvested, it only takes about 2-3 weeks. So to see the ripe rice, visitors need to pay attention to the travel time. The period from mid-August to October is the best time to travel North Vietnam to admire the beauty of terrace fields. Here are some places that have majestic and poetic beauty of the ripe rice season.

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Pu Luong (Thanh Hoa)

Rice ripening time: From September to October.

Located in a Nature Reserve, Pu Luong is an ideal destination for an autumn trip because of the poetic scenery and cool weather. To see the ripe rice and check-in the beautiful scenery of Pu Luong, you can go to Don village, Hieu village, Kho Muong village, etc.

Terrace fields in Pu Luong, Northern Vietnam

Terrace fields in Pu Luong, Northern Vietnam

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Sapa (Lao Cai)

Rice ripening time: From mid-August to early September.

In autumn, Sa Pa (Lao Cai) not only attracts visitors because of the cool weather but also because of the golden terraced fields. The villages of Ta Van, Ta Phin, Hau Thao, Su Pan, Nam Cang, Trung Chai, etc are the places with the most beautiful terraced fields for visitors to enjoy the ripe rice season.

Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai)

Rice ripening time: From September to early October.

Mu Cang Chai has immense terraced fields, surrounded by mountains and hills, creating majestic beauty which attracts tourists from all over the world. There are many places for you to admire the terraced fields of Mu Cang Chai such as Tu Le valley, La Pan Tan, Khau Pha pass, etc.

When to go to Central Vietnam?

Central region with 3 main areas are North Central, South Central and Central Highlands. Each area has its own unique beauty that visitors who come once can never forget. Central Vietnam is famous for its majestic caves, long historical sites and beautiful beaches. Not only that, the cuisine here is also very rich and diverse that can conquer even fastidious guests.

The best time to travel to the Central region is from January to June. Because the weather is quite pleasant at this time, it is an ideal time to explore caves and enjoy the cool beaches.

Hoi An in the Central Vietnam

Hoi An in the Central Vietnam

When to go South? 

The South causes memories for many tourists by its gentleness, peace and simplicity. Southern tourism stands out with immense fields, storks flying straight, peaceful green rivers, luxuriant fruit gardens, etc.

The South has two prominent seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. The most suitable time for tourists to travel to the South is during the dry season. At this time, the weather is fresh which is very suitable for beach tourist destinations such as Nha Trang, Phu Quoc island, Nam Du island, etc. 

Vung Tau in the South Vietnam

Vung Tau in the South Vietnam

Traveling During Tet, Vietnam’s New Year Celebration 

Lunar New Year takes place in the spring – one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, the season of birth and growth. For Vietnamese people, Tet is both close and sacred. Not only is it a special time for Vietnamese people, Tet is also considered one of the best times to visit North Vietnam. During Tet, instead of returning to their families, many foreigners living and working in Vietnam have chosen to stay to learn and enjoy the Tet atmosphere. Many international tourists also choose Vietnam as a destination during Tet to experience interesting things about Vietnamese customs and habits.

Tet holiday of Northern Vietnam

Tet holiday of Northern Vietnam

Those are all information on the topic The best time to explore North Vietnam that we want to share. If you need any assistance about your trip, please contact us.

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