Vietnam Spring Travel Ideas
This is the time when the North of the country has already said goodbye to capricious, unpredictable weather, and the beaches of the center and the south delight with the warm sea and clear sky.
The geographical location and diversity of Vietnam’s climate deprive the country of such a thing as seasonality. Due to this, during the year, here you can always find a warm and sunny corner. However, if you plan a trip around Vietnam, then the best time is considered to be autumn and the beginning of winter, as well as March – April. Start a great journey, it is better from the North. And here are a few ideas on the topic: where to go to Vietnam in March – April
In addition to being the capital of Vietnam, here is one of the two main airports in the country. In Hanoi, you can have a great time walking around the Old Quarter, packed to the brim with street vendors and outdoor cafes. In turn, a break from the madness of the streets of Hanoi can be found in the beautiful, framed by the delicate spring color, Hoan Kiem Lake or in numerous parks, Buddhist temples and pagodas.
If you find yourself in northern Vietnam in March, do not miss the Fragrant Pagoda Festival / Huong Pagoda Festival. Pilgrims from all over the country flock here until mid-March. In the cave temples, Buddhists pray for good luck, health and happiness. And although the trip here, because of the crowds of people, will be a definite test – this is the only time in a year when at the Fragrant Pagoda one can observe a bright, human anthill, with trays of various treats for its saints.
Farther north from Hanoi, in the mountainous regions of Vietnam, lies Sapa. The reason why this region has gained immense popularity is the picturesque landscapes of ridged mountains and the unassuming lifestyle of the tribes – whose life is not much different from their ancestors. High above sea level, Sapa offers some of the most beautiful views in the world.
In March, there may be little rain, but not enough to spoil your trip. Mountain ranges in the spring, often covered by clouds. But when these lush, white blankets crawl from the peaks, the view offers stunning views of mountains and valleys. And although the terraces have not yet been planted with rice, as in May, they look quite beautiful.
In spring, orchards – cherry, apricot and peach trees – bloom, and markets are filled with goods, noise, and fun. Spring Sapa will be remembered by flowering trees and misty mountains, literally bright residents and cheerful, dirty children, as well as huge buffaloes walking freely in the villages, bellied pigs.
Halong lies east of Hanoi and in March – April, most likely, there will be dry weather. The water in the bay at this time is not as warm as at the end of the year. But to swim to fully enjoy Halong is not necessary. Plying junks are comfortable and comfortable. You can take a cruise around the bay to see green, bizarre hills from different angles and admire the luscious sunsets while sitting on the deck.
During the cruise, you will see caves in the Halong karst mountains. Floating villages with houses on stilts and locals who earn their living by trading and fishing. Well, if you want to get a closer view in a secluded setting – take a paddleboat and find your deserted beach, grottoes, and caves.
The further you go south, the warmer the weather will be. In the center of Vietnam, you can’t miss two pearls: Hue and Hoi An. And also worth staying in Mui Ne .
Hue is often overlooked, sacrificing to nearby Hoi An. But not so long ago this city was the imperial capital of Vietnam. And in memory of the former status, it keeps the old citadel – where every step forward is a journey through time. Hue, a beautiful place, with spectacular locations that will surely be appreciated by photographers and not only them.
The ancient coastal city of Hoi An is known for its Chinese temples, bridges, pagodas, the old canal, and French colonial houses, which reflect the perfect combination of eastern and western style. Another Hoi An – a spacious, not crowded with people, beautiful beaches, Chinese lanterns, by the way, that you can learn to do from local artisans, many cooking classes, sewing workshops, and cozy cafes at the river.
Hoi An is supersaturated with water, and during the rainy season, it is often flooded. And although the sea of water that has spread throughout the city has its charm, dry Hoi An still provides more options. Spring is just the time when the rains left Hoi An and the balance was restored.
Beaches and dunes of Muine
Muine, the de facto adrenaline capital of Vietnam. Thanks to its strong winds and clear skies, it is known as a kitesurf center and is also considered one of the best places for surfing and windsurfing. By the way, in March it is sunny and strong winds. Initially, Müyne attracted only adventure lovers, but over time, the tourist infrastructure was rebuilt and everything changed.
There are also beautiful dunes, the height of the hills of which reaches 80 meters. There are two types of local sandy mountains: “white dunes” – which are located 35 km from Moine and “red dunes” – whose sandy waves coexist with the shore.
Ho Chi Minh City
March is probably the most favorable month for a visit to Ho Chi Minh. A time when an umbrella is opened over the city from a clear sky and sunny days. This is a great time to enjoy the best night view of Ho Chi Minh City from the roof of one of the skyscrapers of the metropolis.
The idea of Vietnam will be incomplete if you do not know its recent, bitter history and Saigon presents this opportunity to the full. From here it is convenient to get to the Cu Chi tunnels – a large, extensive network of narrow holes, which local partisans used as a refuge during the Vietnam War. Ho Chi Minh City, also convenient, starting position, for traveling to the Mekong Delta .
The Mekong Delta is the most fertile region of the country, with a sea of fruit and fine cuisine. A trip to this part of Vietnam in March – April will provide beautiful rural views and good weather. The Mekong is an iconic river in Asia. It originates in the Tibetan Plateau, and as soon as it reaches Vietnam, it spreads into a vast delta, the arms of which stretch to the South China Sea.
There are some ways to see this area, for example, by bus or boat, with a colorful aunt at the oars. A more active option is by bike. The choice is yours. And of course, being here, you should not be lazy and swim early in the morning to the epicenter of the local activity – the floating market.
Phu Quoc Island
Located in the southern part of this unusually long country, the island of Fukok can be called a hidden paradise. Here you can still find pristine beaches with white sand, algae carpets and a border of slender, green palm trees. Most of the island is covered with jungle, the rest – beaches with inviting hammocks, sleepy bungalows and turquoise water, ideal for swimming. The golden time for a holiday in Fukuoka is considered to be the period from November to March.
What to take with you to Vietnam in March – April
Lightweight, breathable clothing for traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, along the Mekong Delta and the beaches of South Vietnam.
If you go to Central Vietnam – a light sweater, as it can be cool in the morning and the evening.
In the North, especially in the mountains, it will be cold in the morning, so take warm clothes.
Have a good trip!