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Vietnam sunindex: the best time to travel to Vietnam
Vietnam is located in the southeastern part of Asia on the South China Sea. Most people know this country because of the many movies about the Vietnam War. The country probably has to struggle with this image for a long time. Despite its past the country is becoming increasingly popular as a winter sun destination. And why not, the country has beautiful beaches and the interior is breathtakingly beautiful. Despite its past the country is still very calm and authentic. Vietnam is very popular as a cycling holiday destination, you can explore the country via several routes. In general the roads are good. However, there are also still many unpaved roads. Vietnam harbors many treasures, several of them are Unesco preservation sites. Among them are a series of buildings called the complex of Hu monuments, the Ha Long Bay, the old city center of Hoi An, the My Son temple and Phong Nha Ke National Park. Among the most beautiful beaches in the country are: Mui Ne Beach, Sunrise Beach, Phu Quoc and Cat Ba Island. In short, Vietnam has everything you may expect from a winter sun destination: sun, sea and culture.
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Vietnam climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Vietnam? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Vietnam


Sunny holidays in Vietnam
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Vietnam. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Vietnam
(in C)
(in C)
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per day
sea water
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time to travel
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sunny holiday?
chance of
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chance of
Explanation of symbols
January 20 14 3 n/a     - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 20 15 2 n/a    
March 23 18 2 n/a  
April 28 22 4 n/a  
May 32 25 6 n/a  
June 33 26 6 n/a  
July 33 26 6 n/a
August 32 26 6 n/a
September 31 25 6 n/a
October 29 22 5 n/a
November 25 19 5 n/a  
December 22 16 4 n/a    
The weather in Vietnam
Most coastal regions in Vietnam have a tropical climate with a dry and a wet period. Some regions in the interior have a China climate, which is about the same as a tropical climate only cooler. Temperatures are very pleasant all year round, between 25-30 degrees Celsius (77.0-86.0 degrees Fahrenheit). Because of high temperatures and high precipitation figures humidity figures are high as well. During the final few months of the year there is a risk of tropical storms and hurricanes.
Vietnam climate information

Popular destinations in Vietnam
The most popular coastal towns for a sun, sea and beach holiday are: Hoi An, Hue, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Danang, Hai Phong, Quy Nhon, Vung Tau, Dong Hoi and Ninh Hoa. Among the most popular places in the interior are: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Dalat, Sapa, Can Tho and Chau doc.

Trivia & strange facts
- In most large cities and tourist destinations you can pay with your debit card. In the more remote
  places you can only pay with cash.
- Tap water is undrinkable. Do not even use tap water for brushing your teeth in some places.
- In most restaurants tips are already included.
- During the Vietnamese New Year all shops are closed for a week
- It is inappropriate to go to a restaurant wearing shorts. Ladies should cover their arms.
- If you are in a temple please, make sure you do not point out to a Buddha or face the statue with
  your feet
- The monks in temples may not be touched by women
- Giving or taking something is always done with both hands

More about Vietnam?
The following sites are specialized in providing Vietnam information:
What's the weather like in Vietnam
Vietnam information
Vietnam information
Vietnam tourism
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