March and April are the best time to visit Vietnam, thanks to the nice and suitable weather over the 3 parts of this country. Choosing to take a trip to Vietnam, you will see many charming landscapes and attractive sceneries here. Let’s discover which are 5 best places to visit Vietnam in April!
How is Vietnam weather in April?
Before deciding where we should spend our trip, we should have knowledge about the weather – one of many factors that affect our holiday. April is nearly the end of the peak season in Vietnam, so maybe there comes a lower number of visitors. Meanwhile weather is heading towards hot in northern part of Vietnam, it starts rainy more likely in southern part. However, the weather is still very hot with clear dry days, and in the central of this country, beaches are still in best atmosphere.
Below is regionally climate:
In the North such as Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi: this is wet summer months with the temperature at 24 degree, sometimes it occurs a few rainy days, especially in the end of April. It’s also good time for walking and exploring tour in the far northern mountains as Sapa, Ha Giang and Mu Cang Chai.
In the Center: the beaches in Hoi An, Da Nang and Nha Trang are in sunshine and blue sky, with 28 degree in temperature. Hue and Quy Nhon are also good. Moreover, this is still the best time if you want to visit Central Highlands and Da Lat
In the South like Ho Tram, Long Hai, Ho Chi Minh and Mekong Delta, climate is quite hot which is at the average of 31 degree. You can expect a clear sky and a beautiful beach at Con Dao, Phu Quoc, Mui Ne and Phan Thiet.
What are best places to visit Vietnam in April?
1. Ha Long Bay Vietnam in April
Ha Long Bay is a World Heritage with thousands of limestone and dolomite island and islets. Every year, this ideal destination attracts a very large number of international visitors come and explore. This is also the first one in 5 best places to visit Vietnam in April.
Because of the good weather and the short distance from Hanoi, traveler can come to Ha Long Bay at any time but if you can choose, we advise you to visit in April. Falling in a non – crowded season, you can enjoy this most famous bay without people and yearly hurricanes.
Ha Long Bay has many well- known sightseeing that you can not miss. In this article, in the number of 1969 islands we suggest you this 2 island: Co To and Tuan Chau. These 2 island are among the most beautiful islands in Ha Long Bay. If in Co To, you will have worthy time to see picturesque coral reefs, in Tuan Chau you will surely enjoy sunbathing and exciting water activities with cozy beach and white sand dunes.
2. Ho Chi Minh Vietnam in April
Besides Hanoi, you should not miss Ho Chi Minh city, which is also called Saigon. Saigon is the noisiest city in Vietnam and famous for the name “Sleepless City”. Saigon will start a rainy season from May, that means if you visit it a month later, you will probably suffer many days full of sudden rain. Because rainy season lasts until November, so it’s best time if you visit Ho Chi Minh city in April.
Moreover, if you have a chance to visit Saigon, how about spend a day for Mekong Delta? Just some hours to go there, you will come to a fruitful land which variety of delicious fruit, explore the local life with a boat tour to floating markets here.
Coming to Saigon, there are some places recommended:
Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral
Saigon Notre – Dame Cathedral is considered as a signature of Saigon, located in the heart of District 1. It keeps a design style of the Western, with the outstanding color that can look clearly from a far distance. Year by year, this cathedral still exists steadily. If you have a chance to visit Notre – Dame Cathedral, remember to take part in a Sunday mass here! Don’t worry, the Pastor will speak in English.
Cu Chi Tunnels
This Tunnels are in suburb of Saigon, which is 70 kilometers northwest away. Cu Chi Tunnels and are part of a much larger network of tunnels with a length of more than 200 kilometers that underlie much of the country, in which the battles of Cu Chi and the Viet Cong’s base used as the shelter in the Vietnam war over 30 years. They also used it for accommodation, organized meetings and fought against enemy.
The Independence Palace
The Independence Palace is also called The Reunification Palace, designed in accordance with Feng – Shui and the former Norodom Palace. In the past, during the Vietnam War, this was home and place of working of the South Vietnam’s President. Nowadays, visitors who visit The Independence Palace can look historical items and the evidence marking the independence day of Vietnam – 30.4.1975
Hue is one of best places to visit Vietnam in April because it’s name of old imperial capital. In April, the climate is a little hot since it turns into summer.
Hue offers visitors 2 kinds of travel: one for those who likes cultural exploring anf one for those who likes noisy atmosphere in the beach.
Besides the tombs of kings, Imperial Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City, the Emperor’s Private Residence and many temples, April in this ancient capital of Vietnam is time for the hot-air balloon festival. This is one part of Hue Festival with is taken part in by many contries in the world such as the Netherlands, the UK, the Philippines, South Korea, India, Malaysia, Japan and Vietnam. This is the occasion for many people see a picture of plenty colorful hot-air balloons on the sky. How beautiful and unforgettable!
If you want to take a flight in balloon, pay about USD 270 and you will be on the sky from 30 to 45 minutes. A memorable experience is waiting for you!
4. Ly Son Island – one of best beaches in Vietnam
To international tourist, Ly Son is still a strange name. This secret island is situated in Quang Ngai Province.
Ly Son has two main islands: Lon Island and Be Island. Visitors should choose April to arrive Ly Son Island because of this peak season. You can bathe and dive to see the coral reefs or waiting for sunrise and sunset in a peaceful atmosphere: without crowd, without noisiness.
5. Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh is the last destination in this list of 5 best places to visit Vietnam in April. April is a beautiful weather for you to visit Ninh Binh, it makes everyone comfortable and relaxing.
Just a 2 hours drive from Hanoi, you will get this pretty area with dramatic landscapes include rice paddies and waterways between limestone peaks. Many popular destinations can be listed are Hoa Lu – the ancient capital in the 10th and 11th centuries, Phat Diem Cathedral, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Tam Coc – 3 caves, and Cuc Phuong National Park…
Especially, coming to Cuc Phuong National Park in the late of April, you will turn into a fairy that walking in a fairyland with thousands of cabbage white butterflies flying!
Whereas the atmosphere in April is convenient and suitable enough to have an amazing tour in Vietnam, you can choose anywhere in this list of best places to visit Vietnam in April. Wish you have a right decision!
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