Weather in Sapa

Thanks to favorable weather conditions all year round, Sapa can be visited at any time of the year.

With temperate climate, Sapa is an ideal place for those who want to escape from hot summer days. Especially, you will have chance to feel the weather of 4 seasons during a day in Sapa. In the morning, the weather is like spring. At noon, it is sunny and cloudless as the weather of summer. In the evening, dew weather makes you feel like being in the autumn and at night, it is cold like winter.

The average temperature of Sapa is 15 Degree Celsius with the highest temperature in April (33 Degree Celsius) and the lowest temperature in January (0 Degree Celsius). The average humidity varies between 85-90% and Sapa receives an average rainfall of 2,762 mm per year.

You can travel to Sapa at any time of the year. Each season has its own features for you to explore.

  1. Spring: Spring falls from February to May with the average temperature of 15-18 Degree Celsius. You will have chance to get the spectacular view of plum flowers and green sprouts as well as enjoy the lively life of local people here.
  2. Summer: Summer falls from late May to early August. However, the summer weather in Sapa is not as intense as that in the plain or coastal area. During the day, the average temperature is 20-25 Degree Celsius and at night, it falls to 13-15 Degree Celsius. Sapa is an ideal place for you to spend your summer holiday.
  3. Autumn: the best time to visit Sapa is Autumn (from late Autumn to November) when you can enjoy the cool weather and fresh air. Especially, you will be impressed by the stunning beauty of ripen terraced rice fields.
  4. Winter: If you like the cold of mountainous area, you should visit Sapa in winter when it’s so foggy with the temperature under 0 degree Celsius sometimes. Visiting Sapa during the period of December – March, you will be expected to see snow or frost.

Hue weather

Hue is a travelling city in the centre of Vietnam with a lot of famous relics and attractions. The weather in Hue is special and much different from that of other provinces in the North and the South of Vietnam.

The climate in Hue is tropical monsoon (mixture). Therefore, there is no absolute winter or dry season in Hue like in the North, or the South.

The weather in Hue is divided into 2 types:  hot-dry, and cold-wet. The hot season starts in May, and ends in September due to the influence of Southwest wind. The average temperature is about 27 – 29oC. It is hottest in May, and June with the temperature about 38-40oC. Meanwhile, the cold season streches from October to March. At this time, owing to the influence of monsoon from the North, it rains a lot and becomes colder in Hue. The average temperature is about 20 – 22oC. The lowest temperature measured is 8oC.

One of the most impressive and unforgettable features of Hue is rain which can be considered as “specialty” of Hue. Rainy season usually begins from early September. Especially, rain has been an endless inspiration for art and music.

Despite extreme weather conditions, local people have managed to change them into favorable conditions for tourism development. Many restaurants, hotels and coffee shops have their architecture and decoration inspired from rain. In addition, Hue people also produce their own souvenirs and crafts such as conical hat, rain coat, cyclo and so on.

Nowadays, many people choose to visit Hue during rainy season to enjoy its speacial beauty. Its solemn and romantic beauty never fails to attract tourists.

Weather in Da Nang city

Da Nang is a developed city which has many entertainment areas, tourism services and beauty spots. Especially, Da Nang has cool climate all year round, therefore, you can visit Da Nang at any time.

Da Nang has tropical monsoon climate with two separate seasons namely rainy season and dry season. Danang climate is a mixture of the North and the South’s climate.

Rainy season usually lasts from August to December. Dry season falls from January to July. During dry season, Da Nang is subjected to cold air from Northern region of Vietnam.

The average temperature of Da Nang is 29,5 Degree Celsius. Temperatures are highest between June and August (with daily temperature reaching 28-30 Degree Celsius). Temperatures are lowest between December and February (with daily temperature reaching 18-23 Degree Celsius). Mountainous areas with the height of 500 meters above sea level has lowest temperature of 19 Degree Celsius and Ba Na hills has lowest  temperature of 12-13 Degree Celsius.

The average annual rainfall in Da Nang is about 2000-2700 mm.  Its average humidity is 82%.

If you want to save money when travelling to Da Nang, you should travel during the period from January to April . The reason is that you will be likely to enjoy special discounts. In addition, you will have opportunity to join firework festival taking place during Reunification Holiday.

Information about Vinh, Nghe An

Vinh city is the biggest cultural, political, and economic center of Nghe An. It’s one of nice place for a trip through Vietnam.

Located at 291 km from Hanoi to the South, 452 km from Danang, and 1.418km from Ho Chi Minh city, Vinh City has 14 national relics, and 16 local relics.

To get to Vinh from Hanoi, travellers can choose coach, or train. However, you can also got to Vinh by air to save time. There are some flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang to Vinh city.

Hereafter are some tourist attractions of Vinh:

The East of Vinh: Cua Lo beach is an ideal choice to go swimming, and try incredible seafood. This place is also famous for resorts, and busy beach and harbor.

The South of Vinh: There’s Xuan Thanh beach – a beautiful beach of clear water, and very high ferns. Travellers shall visit the grave of Nguyen Du – the national great poet who is the author of the Tale of Kieu.

The West of Vinh: The house of Ho Chi Minh president is 10 km from the city. This is the place most of people visit when they arrive in Nghe An. Travellers can visit the grave of his mother – Mrs. Hoang Thi Loan as well.

There are also many places you can visit in the centre of Vinh, such as: Uncle Ho statue, Hong Son pagoda, Nghe An museum, Soviet – Nghe Tinh museum, Ben Thuy cultural relics,…

Besides, travellers can try many specialities like eel porridge, “banh beo”, “banh muot”, Cua Lo skeletons,…

Cat Ba island

Being known as “Pearl Island”, Cat Ba Island is a famous travelling spot in Hai Phong. If you plan to visit this island, the following information may be helpful for you:

  1. General information about Cat Ba island

Cat Ba island is comprised of 367 islands and islets. It is 30 kilometers far from Hai Phong and 25 kilometers far from Ha Long . Cat Ba island is recognized by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve. Especially, local authority take priority in infrastructure development. With a range of hotels and resorts together with high-quality service, Cat Ba Island is really an ideal place to spend your holiday.

  1. Tourist attraction in Cat Ba
  • Lan Ha gulf: it is a famous gulf in Cat Ba island with primitive beauty. Visiting Lan Ha gulf, you will have chance to try kayaking while enjoy the spectacular view of blue beaches.
  • Than Cong Fortress: constructed in 1942, the fortress is located on a hill with the height of 177 meters above sea level. Here, you can see 2 firework shells and tunnels made by Vietnamese people during war time. Besides, you can you a telescope to get the whole view of the island.
  • Monkey island: it is also called Cat Dua island. The island is inhabited by 20 naughty monkeys. These monkeys love playing with visitors, making a lively atmosphere for the island
  • Cat Ba national park: with a rich flora and fauna system,  Cat Ba national park has great biodiversity. It consists of marine ecosystem, terrestrial forest and mangrove. For those who want to experience ecotourism, Cat Ba national park is best choice. In addition, you can try trekking through trails to conquer the highest place of the park.

Phong Nha Ke Bang nationl park

Phong Nha Ke Bang national park was recognized as a world natural heritage in 2003 by UNESCO. It is located between Bo Trach and Minh Hoa district of Quang Binh province, which is 500 km from Hanoi to the South.

It stands inside a karst mountainous area which is one of 238 most essential ecosystems in the world. Because it consists of over 300 caves, it is also called as “The Kingdom of caves”.

The name Phong Nha Ke Bang is the combination of Phong Nha cave and Ke Bang karst forest. The system of Phong Nha caves starts from the South of Ke Bang forest. Its length is 80km. Caves are arranged as branches of a tree.

Typical caves here are Phong Nha, Tien Son, Paradise, Dark, Swallow, Khe Ry, and especially Son Doong.

Phong Nha Ke Bang national park is famous for primitive forest of tens of over-1000-meter mountain which is so dangerous that no one has arrived. Scientists estimate that there are about 2.400 kinds of rare plants, 140 kinds of animals, 356 kinds of birds, 97 kinds of reptiles, 162 kinds of fishes, and 369 kinds of insects.

Beside a system of various caves, plants, and animals, Phong Nha Ke Bang is famous for historical and cultural relics which is the proof of ancient Vietnamese, Champa Culture, and war.

This is the most favorite destination in Quang Binh, and considered as a giant botanical museum which has not been thoroughly discovered.

Hoi An ancient town

Hoi An is an ancient town located in downstream of Thu Bon river. It was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage in 1999. During 17th and 18th century, it was known as a crowded trading port of South East Asia.  A lot of businessmen from all over the world came here to make commercial transactions.

By 19th century, sea transportation was not as important as before, Hoi An port lose its importance. Consequently, French people began to invest in Da Nang.

Through the course of time, Hoi An was lucky not to be destroyed by war. Especially, unlike other cities in Vietnam, it was not urbanized. By 1980s, it caught public attention for its architectural and cultural value. From then on, Hoi An became a travelling spot, attracting visitors from many countries to visit.

According to current statistics, Hoi An has 1360 historical and scenic sites in total. These including 1068 ancient buildings, 19 pagodas, 43 temples,  38 churches, 5 communal houses, 11 ancient wells, 1 bridge and 41 tombs.

Not only does Hoi An have cultural value, it’s also managed to preserve its traditions and customs. It is the place that marks the cultural exchange of Vietnamese and Champa people.

Visiting Hoi An, you will have chance to discover the unique culture of an exceptional well-preserved example of a South-East Asia trading port.

 

Ninh Binh tourist attractions

Ninh Binh is famous for cultural and historical relics as well as tourist attractions. Don’t ignore these places if you travel to Ninh Binh someday.

  1. Temple, pagodas:

Bai Dinh pagoda: Its area is 700 ha, located in Gia Vien commune, Ninh Binh province. Bai Dinh pagoda is considered as one of the biggest pagodas in Asia because of the biggest Buddha statue and the longest hall of Arhat statues in Asia. Besides, this is the place where many Buddha treasures are kept.

Bich Dong pagoda: Bich Dong pagoda is located on karst mountain Truong Yen, Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. It was built in 1428 and has been renovated several times. The pagoda is an ancient structure made of ironwood  and being considered as a unique pagoda in Vietnam with special location.

Phat Diem rocky church: It is a group of many Catholic churches, located in Phat Diem town, Kim Son district. Its area is about 22 ha. This church was built in 1875 under an unique architecture which is inspired by traditional pagodas in Vietnam. This is an ideal place for Christmas in Vietnam.

Hoa Lu ancient capital: Although Hoa Lu ancient capital has been under the emperor of Dinh, First Le, Ly, it still remains undamaged system of ancient houses in the city during 1000 years. This is a delicate combination of natural and artificial beauty.

  1. Tourist destinations:

Trang An: Trang An is an eco area which has been listed as a world heritage. Trang An is famous for 250-year-old karst mountains, and hundreds of valleys, and lakes.

Tam Coc – Bich Dong: Considered as “Ha Long Bay on the ground”, Tam Coc – Bich Dong has been short-listed in national heritages and world heritage by UNESCO. 3 special caves here was created by Ngo Dong river flowing through mountains.

Van Long Nature reserve: Van Long has recorded twice in Vietnam’s book of records. Travellers can try sitting on boats, watching karst mountains, or sea creatures, or trachypithecus poliocephalus.

Cuc Phuong national forest: It is not only a nature reserve area of many rare animals but also a famous archaeological site. This is the place where many ancient tools such as arrows, rocky axe-heads,… as well as the 12000-year-old caves Cistercian lived in were found out.

Tourist attractions in Da Nang

With fresh atmosphere and spectacular beaches, Da Nang has long been a famous travelling spot in Vietnam. Belows are some tourist attractions for you when visiting this city

  1. Ba Na Hill

Located in Hoa Ninh town, Hoa Vang district and 40 kilometers far from Da Nang city, Ba Na hill is one of Vietnam Biosphere Reserves with the height of 1,489 meters above sea level. With cool climate all year round and magnificent landscape, Ba Na hill is an ideal place for visitors.

Visiting Ba Na hill, you can also go to a village with French architecture. Besides, there is a system of restaurants especially a fountain attracting a lot of visitors to come to see and take pictures.

  1. Son Tra Peninsula

Son Tra Peninsula is a mushroom-shaped peninsula and considered as a primitive forest of the city. Standing on the highest point of the peninsula, you can get the whole view of the city. Especially, visiting the peninsula, you will have opportunity to go to Linh Ung pagoda which is well- known for the bodhisattva statue with the height of 67 meters.

  1. Marble Mountain

Being 7 kilometers far from the city, Marble Mountain is comprised of 5 mountains namely Kim, Moc, Thuy, Hoa, Tho (Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Land). Many religious festivals are held here including Quan The Am festival held on February 19th  of  lunar calendar.

  1. Hai Van pass

Hai Van pass, which connects Hue and Da Nang city, is an approximately 21 kilometers long mountain pass on National Route 1A. It reaches an altitude of 500 meters. From the pass, you can get the view of Da Nang city, Cu Lao Cham and Lang Co beach.

  1. Han River Bridge

Han River Bridge has long been a symbol of Da Nang tourism and a great pride of local people. It is the first swing bridge to be built in Vietnam. In the evening, you will have opportunity to enjoy the colorful and sparkling beauty of it.

  1. Dragon Bridge

Its construction completed in 2013. Dragon Bridge is listed as the bridge with the most unique structure in Vietnam. The six lane bridge emulates the shape of the dragon in Ly Dynasty.

  1. Non Nuoc handicraft village

Situated on the foot of Marble Mountain, the village is specialized in decorating items, household items and souvenirs. Found in the century 18, most of villagers started this traditional job in the century 19. Visiting the village, you will see their sophisticated products such as Buddha statues and other accessories.

In addition to the above mentioned places, there are other places for you to visit such as Cam Ne sedge mat village, Tuy Loan old village, My Khe beach and Con market.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mai Chau attractions

Mai Chau is a mountainous district of  Hoa Binh province, which is 140 km from Hanoi to the North. It is an ideal place for the people who want to get away from the difficult life in cities.

Travellers totally can choose motorbike or car as a means of transport in Mai Chau. If travelling car, it only takes you about 3 hours to get to Mai Chau from Hanoi. Hereafter is some tourist attractions in Mai Chau:

Lac village: It is a 700 year old village where Thai people have lived from generation to generation by growing rice and weaving. Houses are built without space, facing to the main street. Visiting this village, you will have opportunity to learn about Thai people’s culture by joining their campfire, and dancing with them.

Thung Khe pass: Travellers absolutely can see the whole Mai Chau from Thung Khe pass which is on 6th national route. Driving on this pass will let you see many different but beautiful scenes. You can also stop here for a while to try famous grilled porks which is one of specialities of mountainous areas.

Poom Coong village: This is the place where over 300 people live. It attracts travellers because of unique houses on stilt and special life routines of people here. Travellers can buy some brocades from Thai girls here.

Mo Luong cave: In Thai’s language, Mo Luong means a great circuit which flows from Pu Kha mountain. It has 2 main gates which all lead to fields and houses in the valley. There are 4 main grottoes which stored weapons in war inside this cave. Under this cave is an underground stream flowing from the inside of the mountain.

Ba Khan: This is a small commune of Mai Chau, near Hoa Binh hydropower. It is also called as “Ha Long on the ground” because of its mountains which is nearly 200m high. Travellers can hire kayak boats to explore Ba Khan.

Besides, when visiting Mai Chau, don’t ignore Mai Chau’s specialities such as: grilled chickens, Mai Ha wine, Mai Chau sticky rice, … which are very unique and delicious.