When is the best time to visit Central Vietnam? Where are the must-visit places in different seasons there? Take a note of these places before your travel!
When is the best time to visit Central Vietnam? The weather in Central Vietnam is quite different from the North and the South. It is harsher and more difficult than others. Overview, this area includes two main subregions and can be divided into 3 parts: the North Central Coast, the South Central Coast, and the Central Highlands.
The North Central Coast is a narrow part characterized by mountain ranges in the west. It consists of 6 provinces in the north of Hai Van Pass. As it is located near the North, it is also influenced by the weather of Northern Vietnam. As being affected by the Foehn wind from Laos, its summer is characterized by dry and hot weather; meanwhile, its winter is described with the cold and rainy seasons.
The South Central Coast includes 7 coastal provinces from the south of Hải Vân Pass. This area is much wider than the North Central Coast. As it is being affected by the southwest monsoon from the Gulf of Thailand, its summer is hot and dry. Also, the weather in this entire area is completely different from other parts of Vietnam, which means dry and rainy seasons do not occur in the same period as others.
The Central Highlands includes 6 mountainous provinces. This area has a lower altitude and higher temperature than other parts. The weather in this region can be also divided into 2 seasons: rainy and dry seasons.
In summary, Central Vietnam has two distinct seasons during the year: rainy and dry seasons although its weather is quite complicated and the changes of the weather vary from time to time. Although the weather in this part is severe for people who live there, droughts in the dry season, floods, and storms in the rainy season, people are very hardworking and positive. “It’s Mother Nature, ha!”, some say.
Best time to visit Central Vietnam in the dry season
The dry season in Central Vietnam occurs from January to the end of July, which makes this part of Vietnam more ideal to travel for both locals and foreigners. Warm, cozy weather with beautiful beaches and sunlight are the reasons why Central Vietnam is a must-visit place. Nevertheless, in this season, droughts occur a lot seriously damaging people’s life. It should be noted that the sunlight works very hard this season and your skin can be affected, so always remember to put sun screams on and bring something to protect you.
Sunbathe on the beach
Đà Nẵng is located on the coast of Vietnam and it has is one of the most beautiful beaches around the country.
Although its beach is not as breathtaking as others in Vietnam, it is designed for relaxing that you can enjoy your time to sunbathe under the sunlight there, especially until 3 pm when the beach is not so crowded. However, there are other beaches in the area where you can just enjoy your time sunbathing and sightseeing. For example, My Khe Beach, Non-Nuoc Beach, Nam O Beach, or Xuan Thieu Beach.
Bà Nà Hill
One of the best amusement parks with great weather and breathtaking landscapes. Some might be surprised with a European architect located on the mountain. To get there, you will use the cable cars that you can see this beautiful city from a high position. Then, start your journey here! You can visit Golden Bridge (recently appeared), Le Jardin d’ Amour, Linh Ung Temple, French Village, and the Fantasy Park. It should be noted that this is the most attractive place so it is busy all day. Make sure to book tickets in advance! You can book tickets online or at its ticket booths. The price (including the fee for the cable car) costs around 700.000 VND.
After your travel to Đà Nẵng, you can take a trip to Hoi An by bus, tour, or motorbike. Distinct from the modern city Đà Nẵng, Hội An is supposed to be an ancient riverside town with traditional houses and buildings. Here, you can enjoy your time next to the lazy river across the town, cycle around the village surrounded by rice, sunbathe and swim at the beach, try traditional food and beverage, take photos of this ancient town with yellow merchant houses, visit temples and pagodas...
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Moreover, here you might forget all the moving of the 21st century and the effect of pollution. Fresh air, delight area, friendly people, amazing food, peaceful town are what you will experience in Hội An. When the night comes, you will be drowning in the lights around this peaceful town.
Vietnam’s Imperial City is the way people call Huế to remind the history that this city was where the Nguyen Dynasty, the last dynasty of Vietnam, ruled the country. Due to the damage from the American war, the city only remains some conservative, historic buildings until today.
And as the weather here is quite severe in the rainy season, the dry season is the best time to visit Huế to witness how beautiful it is. Traveling here, you can experience both the growing city with modern buildings and the old town with historic temples, houses. You should take time to visit the Imperial Citadel, imperial tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda, or take a trip around the countryside with bikes. Or you can make a journey to Hai Van Pass from the very high point of Central Vietnam to see how imposing Vietnam’s mountains are. That’s what you will experience with us during the trip from Đà Nẵng to Huế, let's check it out https://www.vndeluxetrip.com/da-nang-hue-1-day.
A dreamlike city is also another name of Huế thanks to its sweetness and dreaming beauty. Huế’s girls and women are described as gentle, sweet, and beautiful. You might see some female tour guides wearing Áo Dài and Nón Lá (traditional clothes) with long black hair. With Vietnamese, that is a Vietnamese traditional beauty.