In recent years, Vietnam has been seen as the tourist attraction of Indochinese area by the natural beauty of the landscape and the friendliness of people. In particular, in the ending moment of a year, trips for visiting Vietnam in December can be extraordinary and memorable. Vietnam in December is harsh and hasty with slight sadness as a year is about to end. However, visiting Vietnam in December can be the best moment to wallow in nature and look back upon a year with people and things. Following are 5 supreme places to visit in Vietnam on the last days of the year.
Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City)
December can be the best time to visit this lively and beautiful city. In this month, it is the dry season in Saigon, the weather is hot, dry and low humidity, the temperature can get down to 16 °C. This is the perfect weather for any trips around the city. The travelers can totally enjoy the bright sunny day but comfortable temperature. Sai Gon is a city worth exploring with many tourist destinations, tasty food, and friendly people. Although Vietnam is primarily a Buddhist country, Christmas is still celebrated there; the travelers should not miss the chance seeing plenty of exciting decorations and sales on in many shops in Sai Gon. Roaming in the downtown to enjoy Christmas atmosphere with local people can be something new and amazing for the foreign tourists desiring to celebrate the New Year in modern and liveliest city. However, it is worth remembering that accommodation can be more expensive and shops and restaurants can be closed in December because of Tet – Vietnam’s Lunar Year celebration.
Even in December or other months of the year, the visitors should not miss the following tourist attractions when reaching this city: Cu Chi Tunnel, Chinese town, Vietnam History Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace. In addition, the food here is diverse with affordable price such as Bún Chả, Banh Tráng Trộn, Bún Bò Huế…
Located in Kien Giang Province, Phu Quoc is a beautiful island with the white and sandy coast. The tourists can not only have the opportunity to relax but only spend time on the beach with snorkel or scuba-dive. There are many magnificent places in Phu Quoc which tourist must go as Phu Quoc Sea, Phu Quoc National Forest, Ham Ninh Fishing Village, Pepper Plantations or Suoi Tranh waterfall. December is the best time to visit Phu Quoc because the weather is cool with the high and blue sky and the windy beach. The rainy seasons will be ended in November, Phu Quoc in December will be nice with low humidity and sunny sky. December can attract many tourists since it is high season, many hotels and resorts can be booked in advance, then it is better to check before visiting. Travelers should wisely book the flights in advance if possible as well as check out for alternative travel options to get a perfect trip visiting Vietnam in December.
Mui Ne, Phan Thiet
Basically, Phan Thiet & Mui Be are the same tourist destination. If Phan Thiet is the biggest town there, Mui Ne is the best place for end up the tour. Mui Ne is a beachside town which offers a variety of resort-like accommodation. The tourists stepping on this land can enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the long sand coast and blue water.
If August and November will the ideal month for surfing lovers, December will be the perfect month for those love the yellow sand, blue water, and clear sky. Lying under the palm trees on the beautiful beach can be the most peaceful moment of life.
There are many things to do in a trip to Mui Ne in December. The clean and beautiful beaches are the great destination for swimming and surfing. On the other hands, “flying sand dune” definitely attracts those who love adventurous activities. The travelers can also take many amazing photos here with the sand dunes changed by the denudation of wind. Moreover, Cham Temple – Poshanu, Hon Ghenh, Fairy Stream or Hon Rom beach, which are seen as the precious gift of Mother Nature, can fulfill who love the unspoiled beauty.
Nha Trang is a split personality. It has the characteristics of a bustling Danang City, at the same time, it’s blessed with access to a beautiful beach, which makes Nha Trang more attractive and special. Nha Trang is a nice beach town with a warm, fair and beautiful climate all year round. Po Nagar Cham Towers, The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, the stunning beach with modern resort or the small islands in Nha Trang Bay certainly satisfies any visitors coming here. Visiting Nha Trang in late December is a good choice for tourists not only to avoid the bad weather from the Autumn here but also have a chance to deep in the new year atmosphere with many activities. Although December cannot the ideal time for sunbathing or swimming, the travelers can choose to explore the special beauty of the surrounding sights as Po Nagar Cham Tower or hiking trails to Hon Ba Mountain in order to see the true beauty of these places which is hidden indirectly by tourists in high season.
Visiting Hanoi in December can bring special memory for any tourists. The weather is not extremely cold and wet as in January, there is no danger of flooding as in the summer from May to September. Hanoi in December is exceptional. Hanoi have the beauty of an exotic chic from Asia together with the dynamic face of a new and modern Asia, containing the medieval and modern co-exist. Visiting Hanoi can help tourists have a chance to see many historical museums and exploring the untold stories about the Vietnamese war in Vietnamese perspectives. The famous tourist attractions here are Hanoi Old Quater, Hoan Kiem Lake, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, History Museum, Water Puppet Theatre, The Tran Quoc Pagoda or Hanoi Opera House….
In addition, there are many amazing things that tourists can explore in this ancient land when visiting Vietnam in December. On a drizzling rainy day of December, the tourists can lazily sit on a shift shop, sit dumbfounded sipping a cup of tea, look at the hasty life of the local people and enjoy the cool and peaceful atmosphere of Hanoi. And in the coldest days of the trip visiting Vietnam in December, travelers can enjoy a warm Christmas holidays with the local people with a lot of exciting activities.