It is common to know that December is the last month of the year. That means this is the busiest time of the year when people are stuck with loads of works. Moreover, people are also afraid of backpacking and making a journey, due to the cold weather. However, it seems a big pity to overlook travelling to Vietnam this month since you have just missed a lot of exotic sights to see and great things to do. If you are now wondering why travel to Vietnam in December, then the reasons below can be convincing.
Reasons for Traveling to Vietnam in December
The big magnet of December is that the weather is wonderful without too much wet and too much dry. The pleasant weather makes your vacation easier and more enjoyable than ever, in spite of walking, trekking, or biking. Whether you ride a bike through spectacular passes in Northwest Vietnam, take a leisurely boat via a vast system of canals and rivers in Mekong Delta, or simply pay a visit to the imposing cathedrals in Central Vietnam, the gentle climate still satisfies all of your needs. For sure, this month is the most favorite time for the motorcycle riders since their anxieties about the weather seem not a big problem anymore.
Imposing Flower Season
Nature lovers can feel interested to know that December is when they can feast their eyes on the colorful vibe of flowers. When the sunbeam of autumn is gone and freezing winds of winters come, flowers in all regions of the S-shaped country begin boomingly blowing all over hillsides, passes, streets and even alleys. While Moc Chau plateau is dyed with the white mustard flowers, yellow daisy flowers in Da Lat are perfect for stunning pictures, and peach flowers are also pinkly in blossom at Sapa. In the slightly cold weather, your trip to discover a marvelous wonderland of flowers seems to be an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Perfect Trekking Adventure
Another reason to visit Vietnam in December is that this is the impeccable time to enjoy trekking experience. During that time, the lower temperature and dry weather help your journey smoother than ever. It is sure that your trip can be canceled at any time, because of rain. Besides, a surprising opportunity to contemplate the breathtaking sunrise over the valleys in the early morning does make the month a good time to go trekking. More wonderfully, instead of losing your energy for hiking in the sun, the cool atmosphere makes you more comfortable and less tired.
Paradise Of Food
Vietnam cuisine is considered one of the best parts during Vietnam travel. And it is hard to deny the fact that sampling spicy meals in the cold weather will be much greater and more memorable than eating food under the hot months of summer, right? While Hanoi leaves a strong impression on tourists with Pho (Noddles) and Banh Mi (Crispy Baguettes), food in Sapa can tickle your taste buds with a collection of Thang Co, Sapa Cap Nach Pork, Salmon Sour Hotpot, and so on. Nice experience to try!
Large Events And Festivals
When it comes to December, the image of Santa Claus with red outfit riding the reindeer can emerge on your mind, right? Yes, it is time of Christmas. The event generally lasts for 2 days (24th and 25th December) with the participation of many Vietnamese and foreign tourists. As the traditional event of the Christians, Christmas Day is considered the birthday of Jesus Christ. During that time, while Christians go to the church to partake in the prayer session and pray for good things, non-Christians head for the purpose of contemplating the church’s impressive decoration. Let’s soak up the lively and spiritual ambiance of the event!
Charms Of Rice Terraces
Why visit Vietnam? Rice terraces can be another convincing answer. In December, the weather becomes cold, freezing and foggy. Despite the cool climate, the rice fields still brighten, blanketing the whole landscape in an amazing golden color. If you don’t mind the coldness, let’s snap alluring photographs of the scenery which is surreally and magically shrouded in fog. So, where to go in Vietnam for these mind-blowing rice terraces? Some of our top suggestions are Tam Coc and Bac Son Valley, Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, Y Ty, Hoang Su Phi, and so on.
A Peaceful Cruise
Widely known as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Halong Bay becomes a must-visit destination in Vietnam. Most visitors travel to the Bay in the summer. But, you will enjoy the more different experience while coming here in the winter, especially in December. At that time, having a seat on a cruise that slowly floats on a lightly foggy sea among a number of limestone and karsts will give you a fairytale-like feeling. Moreover, the foggy sky slightly flying around and around makes your trip more magical and mystical.
Unique floating markets
In order to see floating markets, prepare yourself for a trip to the Mekong Delta area. While such markets can be reached year-round, December is the busiest time when you have a chance to see the hustling vibe of the local trade on boats. Head to the Mekong Delta with Tien Giang, Can Tho, An Giang on your list of destinations. Hop on a small boat to discover cajuput forests, fruit orchards, and floating markets so as to make your winter vacation more special than ever! Especially, floating markets have become a prominent characteristic of Mekong Delta for over a 100 years, thanks to the complex and extensive system of river and canals of the region. Some reputable floating markets you should not miss include Cai Rang Floating Market, Cai Be Floating Market, Long Xuyen Floating Market, etc.
After all, you have seen all of these great activities that can be done during the travel to Vietnam in December. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your winter outfit, book airline, car, ferry or train tickets in advance, and head on over right away! Please remember to make an online hotel reservation so that you can avoid the situation that the hotel is fully booked at weekend. Hope that you enjoy a memorable trip!