Traveling to Vietnam in August – the late days of summer is the right choice as you can fully enjoy the scenery with beautiful weather.

So do you have any plan for your trip to Vietnam this month? 

If you are too busy to seek around for the best place to visit in Vietnam, spend a little time reading our article. You will have your own answer!

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Vietnam Weather in August

Before jumping in exploring six best destinations for a trip to Vietnam in August, let’s take a quick review of the weather.

Regularly, it is still hot in August but the heat is less severe than that in June as well as July. It is probably due to the increased amount of rainfall this month, which cools down the temperature.

The temperature is in the range of 27-32°C in the capital Hanoi and a bit lower in Sai Gon and Da Nang. 

Additionally, flooding season in Mekong Delta also starts in August, and storms probably occur in the Northern and Central parts of Vietnam. 

Anyway, August is still a nice time for traveling to beautiful beaches in the S-shaped country with such blue sky and warm weather.

6 Most Amazing Places To Visit In Vietnam In August

1. Cao Bang

Cao Bang is famous for its immense springs and rivers, the old-growth forests, and magnificent mountains. 

Ban Gioc Waterfall – One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam

And the most well-known symbol here is Ban Gioc Waterfall. It is considered as the fourth biggest waterfall in the world and the most prominent natural waterfall in Mainland Southeast Asia. 

The tourist spot is regarded as a borderline between Vietnam and China. 

Additionally, visitors can explore Pac Po cave, along with Lenin stream and Karl Marx mountain.

The destination possesses a diverse topography as it’s about 30km away from the country with the boundary of China and lies on Bang Giang River’s bank. That’s why the food here is quite diverse.

One more thing is that you should enjoy some specialties such as Trung Khanh hazelnuts, Coong Phu cake, sour noodles, bo khai, da hien, etc.

2. Dak Nong 

Dak Nong will win the heart of those who are into exploring exotic landscapes since it has many magnificent waterfalls. 

As for Dray Nur Waterfall, one of the best waterfalls in Dak Nong,  you can even hear its buzzing sound from a distance. When you come closer, the sound is just  roaring.

Meanwhile, the flow of Gia Long Waterfall is smoother. In particular, the stream gently passes through tree roots, stones before running to rivers. 

Besides, we recommend you to visit Dien Thanh, Dray Sap, and Ba Tang waterfall, which will also enchant you.

Well, another gorgeous destination in Dak Nong that you should visit is Ta Dung Lake.

In August, the water of the lake rises, along with neutral rainfall, which makes plants on these oases green and lush. 

Around the area are various ethnic villages comprising of the King, the Mong, and the Ma, who primarily make a living by fishing and growing coffee. 

And one thing you must do when visiting Ta Dung is to enjoy some coffee and stay tuned for the afterglow and aurora.

Seeing the stunning scenery amidst  the breath of winds in the twilight and dawn can refresh your mind after  working-hard days.

3. Ha Long – Cat Ba

Almost everyone knows Ha Long Bay is one of World Heritage Sites and is a diamond of Vietnamese tourism. 

The destination houses countless islands, making it feel slightly overwhelming to choose which islands you should include for your vacation. 

Halong Bay Day Cruise

Additionally, most islands are nestled in green and dense foliage, which gives the area pure feelings of  serenity. Not to mention, the water here features an emerald green color. Also, the Bay has a bunch of majestic caves such as Sung Sot, Bo Nau, Trinh Nu, and Dau Go. 

Undoubtedly, Ha Long Bay’s scenery is a magnificent work of nature after thousands of years. Visiting here, you will be surprised by the extraordinary beauty of this setting, and you can’t help but saying “Wow”! 

Ha Long Bay will absolutely enchant you with its majestic sceneries. 

Furthermore, you can pass by Cat Ba Island after visiting Ha Long Bay. This tourist spot is famous for Lan Ha Bay, which is one of North Vietnam’s most stunning bays. 

Lan Ha Bay detail map for tourists

Like Ha Long Bay, it is covered with countless limestone islands with various rain forests. Also, do not forget to explore other hidden and quiet beaches like Duong Danh, Cat Ong, Cat Co, and so on. 

Coming here, you can experience the peaceful atmosphere and unwind yourselves. 

4. Hue

Located in the Central, Vietnam’s old capital Hue is also among UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. It lies on the bank of the Perfume River, one of the most romantic rivers in Vietnam. 

You can explore the tombs of Nguyen Kings when walking along the river. If you love ancient architecture, you can include Imperial City, Inner City, and Forbidden Purple City in your itinerary.

hue is a humble gem, a peaceful and charming city

Another highlight of Hue is Thien Mu Pagoda, which is one of the oldest sacred pagodas in Vietnam. Not only is it a spiritual spot, but it also a nice place for sightseeing purposes. 

The pagoda has a big marble turtle statue inside its campus. And it also features works recording its architectural history and many poems written by Thieu Tri King on its sides.

5. Hoi An

Hoi An ancient town lies on the banks of Thu Bon River, Quang Nam province. People consider it as an Eastern Oriental classic enchantment. 

The town features an ancient architecture with quiet streets, Chinese temples, and Japanese merchant houses.

And when the night falls, the streets will be buzzing with a host of people. Also, the lanterns hung everywhere in the town are lightened, which are  similar to fairy orbs in the dark.

Hoi An

One thing you should take note is that as Hoi An has no train station and no airport either, you can only get there by road. 

6. Phu Quy Island

Phu Quy Island is  an entirely new tourist spot in Vietnam, which few people know. That’s why it is an ideal destination for those who want to escape from the bustling city to enjoy idyllic beauty.

The island has two typical spots, which are Cao Cat Mountain and the lighthouse to the northeast and northwest, respectively. Also, the coastline includes a bunch of open and long bays where volcanic bluffs significantly rise, forming striking escarpments.

Furthermore, the sea here is ideal for swimming since its water is so clean and clear. Even, there are some stunning marine flora, colorful tropical fish, and decent coral.

Well, you will be amazed by the island’s picturesque sceneries with rustic beaches and peaceful fishing villages.

Final Thoughts

Well, we have suggested the six most amazing places to visit Vietnam in August.

So how do you feel now?

Do you intend to explore one of these destinations? Regardless of which one you will pick up for your trip, you still need to prepare everything thoroughly to make sure your vacation goes smoothly.

We hope you will find our article useful. In case you have any further suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comment section below.

Thank you for reading!