Best Places to Celebrate Tet in Vietnam

Best Places to Celebrate Tet in Vietnam


Best places to celebrate Tet in Vietnam this 2021! Are you ready for the most exciting celebration in the country?

Tet is one of the most important celebrations in Vietnam, it is considered the New Year of the Lunar calendar and has been celebrated in the country since the 18th century.

Most locals head home to their families to celebrate the event with loved ones. Others head to different cities to travel and experience a different side of the holidays

Ho Chi Minh City

At the height of the holidays, the business capital of Vietnam is still hot and humid. During the day, it is sunny but not too harsh thus people find it the perfect opportunity to sport an OOTD or some with traditional clothes.

Hence, any Ho Chi Minh activities during this period surely offer you a great chance to see a rarely peaceful city, learn more about the daily lifestyle of Southern Vietnamese people.

On Lunar New Year’s eve, you have the option to countdown at the bars, or watch fireworks in the street with the locals.

One notable way to celebrate Tet like locals do is attending Nguyen Hue Flower Street Festival and Tao Dan Flower Festival.

There will be beautiful flower decoration that is mostly red and yellow – the two colors that represent Tet, featuring folk music, games, and heavenly dishes in a warmly welcoming atmosphere.


Known as a honeymoon destination, Dalat places second on our list of best places to celebrate Tet in Vietnam.

It is the capital city of Lam Dong province and is dubbed as the “City of Eternal Spring” featuring lovely French villas, the fresh air, a green valley, and beautiful pine forests.

Dalat offers a variety of activities and attractions that can be enjoyed with friends and family: the imposing 2167m Langbiang Mountain where the trekkers wouldn’t be disappointed with such a challenge which gives you a marvelous view of the whole wide floral city, the Paradise Lake – a big tourist attraction with a breathtaking view and a unique way of camping, health caring, trekking, mountain climbing, fishing, and the famous Truc Lam zen monastery as well as taste some specialties of Dalat, drink Can wine and enjoy Horse or Elephant riding.

Another suggested highlight is to visit the beautiful French villas and the replica of the Eiffel Tower which have given Dalat the name of “Le Petit Paris” (A Little Paris)


One of the most picturesque destinations to see in Vietnam is Sapa. It has the most awe-striking scenery and the perfect climate.

Experiencing the typical Tet atmosphere of Vietnam with peach blossoms spreading out over the town and trekking through rice terraced rice fields to minority villages along Muong Hoa valley gives you a remarkable Tet holiday in Vietnam.

Enjoying traditional foods at Tet of indigenous people and joining their old-age festivals will leave a deep impression in your mind about the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

Mekong Delta

For some, seeing the provinces of the Mekong Delta is the most preferred way to celebrate the Tet holidays.

Visiting My Tho traditional flower market, enjoying honey tea and fresh tropical fruits in the orchard on Thoi Son Islet, or practicing making “bánh tét”.

The most important dish in Tet holiday for Southern residents with the help from the family members, and enjoy the traditional feast in a cozy family atmosphere.

Besides, you will also have a chance to experience the floating markets, visit flower villages, traditional fairs, or festivals and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Tet.

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