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Vietnam is one of Imagine Asia’s favourite countries and the perfect destination for first timers and South East Asia veterans alike. Here are our favourite Vietnamese experiences in no particular order:
This famous oriental boat is Chinese in origin and design, but across the years it has been used throughout Asia for extensive sea-bound voyages.
Vietnamese cuisine is world-famous for its bold, aromatic and fresh flavours. Simple in design yet complex in taste, there are so many wonderful dishes to try on your travels through Vietnam. We’ve picked a few of our favourites to whet your appetite…
The beauty of Vietnam’s coastline is that it stretches for 2000 miles and offers such a huge variety of beaches – there is something for everyone. Here's the lowdown on our top places to go and why…
There are so many wonderful drinks to try on your travels through Vietnam but here we’ve picked a few of our favourites.
Graceful, atmospheric and just plain stunning, this cosmopolitan melting pot deserves its status as an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This classic itinerary takes in historic and scenic highlights of Vietnam, from the dramatic peaks of Sapa to the lush rice paddies of the Mekong Delta. The combination of culture and adventure makes this a great option for both couples and families.
Asia Specialist Holly takes a look at two of Vietnam’s most significant cities, Hanoi and Saigon…
When to go to Vietnam
There is no wrong time to visit Vietnam! This fascinating country has three different weather systems so by crossing this country you will experience both sunshine and rain in varying quantities.
The Dry Season - November to April
This is the best time to visit Northern Vietnam. This period offers best trekking conditions in Sa Pa and the northwest and although the weather is cooler during January and December it is dry, sunny and cloudless days. The average temperatures in the South of Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, The Mekong Delta, Phant Thiet, Mui Ne and Phu Quoc) range between 25 – 35 degrees.
The Wet Season - May to October
Most rain falls in brief afternoon downpours, so visits are still possible, but flooding at this time of year can cause problems in the Mekong Delta. In Central Vietnam, the rainfall pattern reverses under the influence of the northeast monsoon. Here, the dry season runs typically from January to September with high temperatures and little rain. May to August is a very good time for beach holiday in Vietnam with very good rates and promotions.