When to Go to
Hanoi capital: In Hanoi there are four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. But it is able to be divided into two main seasons: the rainy season from May to September (it's hot, heavy rain), and the dry season from October to April (it's cold, little rainfall). The annual average temperature is 23.2oC, but in winter the average temperature is 17.2oC.
Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon: The climate is divided into two seasons, with the rainy season lasting from May to November. The average annual temperature is 27.5oC without winter, and yearly rainfall totals 1,979mm. Tourism is convenient for all 12 months of the year.
We have compiled a 'what to pack' list specifically made for the needs of a traveler in Cambodia. Staying in resorts or in hotels in Vietnam minimizes the list as they provide most everything.
Clothing: Please note most Vietnamese still dress modestly and out of respect for the culture you should dress conservatively ( no sleeveless/ halter neck tops, shorts other than for the beach, should not reach below the knee)
It is not advisable to drink tap water in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Myanmar but bottled mineral water is safe and available everywhere. Ice in drinks is generally okay in good standard hotels and restaurants but it is best to avoid it on street stalls or in countryside areas.
Vietnam is a bargain hunter's paradise and the streets are awash
with little shops selling all manner of items. It is true to say
that you can find nearly anything in Vietnam. Markets vary from
high class shopping malls, supermarkets to bustling open market,
galleries, boutiques and street stalls.
It is not recommended that you buy imported, famous branded products such as clothing, perfume or electronics in Vietnam as tax makes these items more costly than neighboring countries. In terms of shopping for tourists, Vietnam is most famous for its handicrafts, war souvenirs, authentic clothing, art, antiques and gems.
January and February are the most interesting festival months in the year. in Vietnam. Plenty of the festivals and special events would be organized throughout Vietnam.
LUNAR NEW YEAR (TET): Tet - Vietnamese and Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important Festival of Vietnamese people. This scared Festival sometime between late January or early February (depend on Lunar Calendar) and Tet has become so familiar to the Vietnamese that when Spring arrives, the Vietnamese wishing to come back to their homeland for a family reunion and a taste of the particular flavours of the Vietnamese festivities. Although officially a three-day affair, festivities may continue for a week or more.
Starting Dates in Western Calendar: Feb 14,2010 |Feb 3, 2011 |
Jan 23, 2012
LIM FESTIVAL: The Lim Festival, organized in Lim village located 18 km from Hanoi, where Quan Ho, the special folk songs performed. It takes place every year on 13th day of the 1st lunar month. Tens of thousands of visitors come here to enjoy the dialogues performances between "lien anh" (male singers) and "lien chi" (female singers), the country's most skilled Quan Ho singers. These are male and female farmers who sing different types of songs in the pagodas, on the hills, and in the boats. Besides this, visitors can come to the Lim Festival to enjoy the weaving competition of the Noi Due girls. They weave and sing Quan Ho songs at the same time.
Starting Dates in Western Calendar: Feb 26,2010 |Feb 15, 2011 | Feb 4, 2012
Amongst a number of things to prepare for your trip to Vietnam, getting the Visa is not the most significant but the very first task to be completed as efficiently as possible. Please find below are the Vietnam Tourist Visa details.
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