Vietnam is considered to be land of the ascending dragon. Spending time here for your holiday is a good treatment for yourself after a long time of working hard. This is a bullet list of best places to visit Vietnam in August.
What is Vietnam weather in August like?
In general, the weather in July is the same as in August but is not as hot as the previous months. In the southern, climate is in the middle of wet season with heavy rain and the temperate between 24 to 30 degree. Meanwhile in the northern, climate is hotter with temperature is between 27 and 32 degree, it can be expected many sudden rains, quickly come and quickly go. Highland areas remain cool and rain, at night the temperature can drop to below 20.
August is a nice month for trip to beautiful beaches in Vietnam, with such a warm weather and a bright, blue sky.
You can expect plenty of hot weather in the northern part of Vietnam, as it remains in summer. But this is also times of storms in the year and it is sometimes rainy. August is one of wettest months of the year in Hanoi, it’s no doubt that in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay has heavy rainfall. Mountains to the north as Ha Giang, Sa Pa, Mai Chau and Mu Cang Chai are very wet so this is not good time for trekking.
Good weather is expected throughout this month, so traveling to beaches of Hoi An, Da Nang and Nha Trang is perfect. Temperature still high and dry with the average of 30 degree but it is not hot because of frequently rain. Quy Nhon and Hue is in higher rainfall season.
It can be said that, August is time of raining but dry and bright daylight hours are still expected with the average of temperature at 29 degree.
What are best places to visit Vietnam in August?
Mui Ne – best time to visit Vietnam
Mui Ne is a coastal city located in the Central Vietnam. It attracts visitors by the long white sandy coastal line, endless lines of green trees and crystal-like water. There are numerous best places that you can’t miss out during your trip to Mui Ne, as Fairy Spring, Hon Rom beach, Cham Temple – Poshanu, fish market. Besides sunbathing under sunshine, visitors can take part in many water activities such as scuba diving or kite surfing. One of the pride of any beaches in Vietnam is various delicious seafood dishes, remember to taste!
Mui Ne is also has reputation of White Sand dunes, with the name of Bau Trang (white lake). Located amid endless sand hills with a distance of 30 kilometers to North East from Mui Ne center, it is a natural landscape with fresh lake formed long ago, dunes are too high for you to climb all of them. You will be amazed with this “small Sahara desert”!
Nha Trang – where to go in Vietnam in August
There is no reason that this list has Mui Ne but does not has Nha Trang. Located in the central part of Vietnam, this beach city is considered as the pearl of the ocean queen’s crown with wonderful landscape and great services. Why Nha Trang is one of best places to visit Vietnam in August? That’s thanks to the good weather in this month! Nha Trang will offer you a memorable trip with days lying on the beautiful white sandy beaches, getting your skin tanned, joining amazing water sports, testing diversity of seafood.
Here is the list of specialties in Nha Trang: barbecued pork rolled in rice paper, fresh seafood and the swallow’s nest soup. Backpackers who come here also try many activities such as scuba diving, island-hopping boat trips, mud baths, trekking, golfing.
A popular island here is Vinpearl Land. There are 2 choices for you: visit on day or stay at this island overnight. To get to Vinpearl Land, you can take a slings or take a boat.
This is the best time for a trip to Quang Binh, due to its summer here. Weather is convenient enough for amazing landscape: dangerous but wonderful caves, gorgeous beaches, magnificent mountains. That’s enough to become one of best places to visit Vietnam in August.
Quang Binh amazes a plenty of visitors each year, because of its name of “heaven on Earth”. Coming here, you must go to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park with the longest grotto in Asia; Dong Hoi Temple built by Minh Mang Emperor, Tam Toa Catholic Cathedral, Van La tunnel Which was established in 1966 to avoid American’s bomb and many interesting caves.
Ha Long Bay
Heading to the North of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay is always a must-visit destination for international tourists, no matter how the weather is. In the hot condition of this resident this month, this is the third in list best places to visit Vietnam in August. An escape from interminable heat of sun to immerse into nature and relax after a hard working period is great at this time!
A must-have experience is taking a cruise to explore this amazing bay. The itinerary are some beautiful mysterious caves, limestone islands and fishing villages. Some activities may be offered are cooking class, kayaking, yoga or karaoke…
If you have a long time in Ha Long, we suggest you to visit Cat Ba, smooth and calm beaches there are waiting for you! Beaches in this island are not very far from the national park – an ideal ecological environment.
Hoi An is a heritage site in Vietnam, which is 30 kilometers away from Da Nang – the liveable city. Located beside the gentle Thu Bon River, Hoi An has it charming beauty with full of brightly colorful floating lanterns on the river and the cultural richness of the ancient town.
In case you are fancy with water sports, let’s stay in An Bang beach area. Scuba diving, snorkeling off the coast of Hoi An with hundreds of different varieties of coral and tropical fish thriving in the warm tropical waters or swimming in clean beaches are such awesome experiences here.
And in case you are a fan of history and culture, let’s stay in the heart of Hoi An. Well-qualified tailor stores with traditional clothes “Ao dai” and traditional food stalls will make you be satisfied.
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