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Vietnam Attractions

Vietnam, situated in Southeast Asia, is blessed with all kinds of climatic conditions, in various regions of the country. Climatic conditions in Vietnam tend to vary considerably from place to place due to the differences in latitude and longitude and variations in terrains from low lying coastal plains to 4000 meters high mountain peaks.

In general however Vietnam climate is a kind of tropical monsoon climate with average humidity of 84% throughout the year.

Vietnam falls in both tropical as well as temperate climatic zones, hence climate in Vietnam also varies accordingly. While the north part of the country falls in the temperate climate zone, the Southern part has a tropical climate.

Vietnam climate however sometimes becomes unpredictable. Vietnam sometimes faces climatic turbulence, mostly in the coastal regions from July to November. These regions are likely to be hit by typhoons, sometimes with devastating impact. There are also occasional floods and droughts in Vietnam threatening life and agriculture of Vietnam.

Vietnam climate in the north of the country is cool and dry from November to April and hot and rainy from May to October. Temperature here considerably varies between these two seasons with a difference of around 12 degrees centigrade. The northern part stretches from Hai Van Pass towards the north and enjoys all four seasons during the year namely spring, summer, autumn, winter. The major provinces and municipalities falling in this part are Hanoi, Haiphong, and Quang Ninh.

The mountainous southern part of Vietnam enjoys fairly constant temperatures all round the year with unnoticeable difference in temperature averaging 3 degrees centigrade between seasons. South Vietnam has dry season from November to April and wet season lasts from May to October or November. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam lies in this area and is an ideal tourist destination


In central Vietnam there is a variation of climate from coastal plains to central highlands. As the middle of the year tends to be warmer and humid than the south, similarly the winter gets cooler during the dry season from November to March. Danang lies in the coastal area of this region.

Vietnam climatic conditions in general include 100 days of rainfall, with an average rainfall of 1,500 to 2,000 mm of rain and 1,500 to 2,000 sunny hours every year. Average temperature in Vietnam is lower than the other countries located in the same longitude in Asia due to heavy rainfall in Vietnam. Moreover temperatures in both winter and summer are also lower than the same in these countries located in the same longitude as Vietnam. The particularly equitable Vietnam climate makes Vietnam tourism an effective way of raising the economy of the country.

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