The best time to travel Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest in Vietnam. To travel to Ho Chi Minh City is to be introduced to a dramatic blending of old and new culture, a dynamic metropolis of skyscrapers and traffic juxtaposed with a lot of ancient temples and traditional markets. Indochina holidays Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City by night

Ho Chi Minh City by night

Ho Chi Minh City has a tropical climate of the two different seasons. Firstly, dry and then it experiences the wet. In southern Vietnam the dry season lasts from December to late April or May. This is known to be the hottest season of the year with the average temperature of 28°C. But, in the December the temperature may decrease to 16°C in the morning. It is suggested that tourists should travel Ho Chi Minh City during the dry seasons so that they can enjoy the fullest.

 And the rains from May through to November. Since most rain falls in brief afternoon downpours, this need not be off-putting, although flooding at this time of year. Ho Chi Minh City can be very wet—it receives more than 70 inches of rain each year. Humidity levels average 75% during the year but are higher during the rainy season.

The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is between December and April

The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is between December and April

The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is between December and April, when the weather is warmer and drier. If you travel Ho Chi Minh City from May to November, during the rainy season.

Tet Flower Street in Ho Chi Minh City

Tet Flower Street in Ho Chi Minh City

From December to April, this is surely an interesting occasion as tourists can celebrate Christmas and New Year with local people here. From Christmas until New Year, streets and houses in city center are decorated by colorful decorations, people hanging out and grand sales happening at all kinds of stores (containing those in upper ranges). During Lunar New Year (about late-January and mid-February), many shops will be closed and air tickets will be fully booked just before it, so plan your holiday accordingly. Otherwise it is an interesting chance to enjoy Vietnamese own “Tet” Festival. The whole country joins in the activities and it’s a colorful spectacle, but prices are higher and getting around may be difficult thanks to the large numbers of people travelling.

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