Places to Visit in Vietnam in December

Places to Visit in Vietnam in December


In this yuletide season, where are the best places to visit in Vietnam in December

Ha Noi

An astonishing place to visit in Vietnam in December is Hanoi. It is considered the best place to visit during this season.

The city is dry with no signs of scattered rains plus the weather is generally cold during this month – ideal weather to join outdoor festivities. You can enjoy strolling and exploring Hanoi while subsequently passing by tasty street food dishes.

Expect cold nights at around 11C and the daytime bids goodbye as early as 5:30 PM. Most shops and stores are decorated with colorful ornaments and festive designs in preparation for the new year.

Some of the notable streets to enjoy the festivities are the Old Quarter, Dong Xuan market, Ta Hien street, and Hang Dao Ma.

Ha Noi, Vietnam


Sapa is known to be one of the places where it snows. It is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Vietnam in December for several festivals celebrated during Christmas and New year.

Its temperature drops to zero, sometimes under zero – make sure to pack enough winter clothes to keep you warm. Along with this sudden drop of temperature is the snow that develops on the Fansipan peak.

Travelers climb the peak of the mountain to have a bird’s eye view of the “Roof of Indochina” and the captivating beauty emitted by the rice paddies.

Expect lively festivities during the Sapa Winter Festival with traditional music, dance performances; folk games; a recreation of the traditional wedding of Red Dao ethnic people; photo exhibition on SaPa’s snow; display of traditional ethnic costumes, local agricultural products, and cuisine; especially, artificial snow space and reindeer sleigh ride model.

Sapa, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

The busiest industrialized city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh’s temperature is mild during December. It is perfect weather to explore the city.

Most travelers head to historical sites and museums that show remnants of the war against the French and Americans in the late 19th century.

Aside from the above mentioned, travelers should not miss these other notable attractions City Hall of Ho Chi Minh People’s Committee, Opera House, Central Post Office, Nha Rong Port, Ben Thanh Market, and the Independence Palace.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Da Lat

Popularly known for its lovely flowers, abundant fruits, and vegetables as well as lush greens that paint its landscapes. Da Lat is home to minority villages.

December is the best month to visit Da Lat. The place transforms from the rainy season to the winter season where it envelops the city with fogs creating an illusion of mystery and magic.

The pink grass hill and wild sunflower sprawled across its landscapes are a sight to see. Its streets are filled with lights and colors in preparation for the upcoming holidays.

Expect temperatures from 23C dropping to around 12C and below around December.

Da Lat, Vietnam

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