Best Places to visit in Vietnam in August  – Which are on your bucket list?

Are you planning to visit Vietnam this summer? As a tropical country, summer in Vietnam has specific traits attracting millions of tourists from all walks of life. The best month to visit Vietnam during the summer is August, perfectly sunny yet not too hot. Follow this post to check out where to visit this August in Vietnam now!


Vietnam weather in August

The month of August is mixed with rain and dry in Vietnam. However, it is a big relief as it’s not as hot as the peak months of June and July. The temperature varies between 27 and 32 in Hanoi and is slightly lower in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. Highland areas remain cool but there’s rain and the temperature can drop to below 20 at night.  

Cities in North Vietnam experience lots of rain and hot weather. Thus, trekking in the northern area of Vietnam isn’t highly recommended this season. Meanwhile, the central area of Vietnam offers you beautiful beaches and warm weather in August. Highlands in central area experience rain though. In this August, the South of Vietnam experience lots of heavy rain. However, these showers go as quickly as they come, leaving the sky bright and clear again.

Vietnam weather of top cities in August

Vietnam weather of top cities in August


Best places to visit in Vietnam in August

5. Ha Long Bay

In all the cities in the North of Vietnam, Ha Long Bay may never lose its attraction to tourists no matter how the weather is. In August, this can be considered as the most suitable place to have a little escape from the extreme heat of the sun while enjoying the natural and mesmerizing beauty here.

Immerse yourself in the unspoiled nature of Ha Long Bay

Immerse yourself in the unspoiled nature of Ha Long Bay

Take a cruise to see this amazing bay is a must-have experience of your trip. The itinerary of your cruise is differently arranged depend on which boat you choose. However, all activities arranged by the cruise are on a shared basis. There are usually some beautifully mysterious Halong caves, fishing villages and limestone islands for you to discover. You will be offered also other activities such as kayaking, cooking class, yoga, karaoke.

In addition to Ha Long Bay, you can also have a chance to visit Cat Ba island,  where there are smooth and calm beaches with a 600 ha National Park creating an ideal ecological environment. These two tourists attractions aren’t far from each other so there are some cruises offering the tours to both of these amazing places. 

Long Chau island, Lan Ha bay, Cat Ba town, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Long Chau island, Lan Ha bay, Cat Ba town, Hai Phong, Vietnam


4. Hoi An

Hoi An has always been one of the first choices for travellers dying to see the beauty of  Thu Bon river at full of brightly colorful floating lanterns as well as the cultural richness of the ancient town full of well-qualified tailors and traditional food stalls. 

However, in such a hot Hoi An weather in August, nothing is more spectacular than scuba diving and snorkelling off the coast of Hoi An with hundreds of different varieties of coral and tropical fish thriving in the warm tropical waters. This will be such an awesome experience here!

Have fun with a new friend when diving in the sea of Cu Lao Cham Island, Hoi An

Have fun with a new friend when diving in the sea of Cu Lao Cham Island, Hoi An


3. Quang Binh

Quang Binh is a narrow province in the north central part of Vietnam with an amazing landscape. The most dangerous yet beautiful caves, the magnificent beaches, and mountains have made Quang Binh a “heaven on Earth”, which amazes a number of visitors.

Besides its famous sights, Quang Binh also offers tourists Dong Hoi temple, an invincible fortress in shape of a star, built by Minh Mang Emperor in order to protect Hue capital in the old days. Above all, Phong Nha – Ke Bang is the most treasury place of Quang Binh, with the longest grotto in Asia and plenty of interesting caves to visit. Moreover, Van La tunnel established in 1966 to avoid American’s bomb is as well a highlight of the tour.

Beautiful Phong Nha cave from a flycam

Beautiful Phong Nha cave from a flycam


2. Mui Ne, Phan Thiet

This tourist attraction of Mui Ne, Phan Thiet has been famous for its long white sandy coastal line, crystal-like water and endless lines of green coconut trees. There’re plenty of best places that you must visit in August whilst in Mui Ne, such as Hon Rom beach, Fairy Spring, Cham Temple – Poshanu, fish market. Besides, Mui Ne offers a plenty of fascinating things to do such as kite surfing or scuba diving. And don’t forget to taste various delicious seafood dishes which as well are the pride of the residents here.

These summers, the keyword searched the most on the internet is Mui Ne White Sand dunes, which is also known as Bau Trang (white lake). This is a famous landscape with fresh-water lake formed long ago and located amid endless sand hills about 30 km North East of Mui Ne Center. This “small Sahara desert” is also a must-visit place too.

The pure beauty of Bau Trang.The pure beauty of Bau Trang


1. Nha Trang

Heading to the south, Nha Trang, considered as the pearl of the ocean queen’s crown, offers a marvelous scene and excellent services. Especially, August is considered the promising season of the sea here. Beautiful white sandy beaches and amazing water sports as well as the diversity of seafood are waiting for you to discover. Besides, Nha Trang is famous for its gastronomy such as fresh seafood and barbecued pork rolled in rice paper, the swallow’s nest soup. It offers also plenty of activities to tourists – from island-hopping boat trips, scuba diving and many other water sports, trekking, mudbaths, historic sites to golf.

Tourists head to Nha Trang to enjoy the best moment of the summer's endingTourists head to Nha Trang to enjoy the best moment of the summer’s ending


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