Vietnam attracts thousands of tourists all over the world anytime, especially at the beginning of the year. So why Vietnam in January is so attractive? & What are the places to visit in Vietnam in January.
January is the time when the Vietnamese people are preparing for the Tet holiday. For this reason, every street in Vietnam is elaborately decorated with various types of flowers. What’s more, the weather is pleasant throughout the country.
If you are looking for the most attractive destinations in Vietnam this time, please have a look at the information below.
What Is The Weather Like In January?
The weather in Vietnam is usually different from month to month, from region to region. In particular, in January, almost all places in North Vietnam are quite cold and wet. The temperature is around 10°C.
In contrast to the cold in Hanoi and Northern provinces, South Vietnam has warm weather. There is little rain during the month, so you can enjoy sunny days when traveling to the region.
Meanwhile, the dry season has come in Central Vietnam this time. The temperature ranges from 20°C to 25°C. It is also the best time to visit beauty spots in some cities like Danang, Hoian, and Hue.
No matter which places in Vietnam you choose to go in January, you have a chance to immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere spreading all over the country.
Which Is The Best Place To Visit In Vietnam In January?
If you visit Son La at the end of January, there will be a good chance for you to enjoy the scenery of plum blossoms blooming on the hillsides.
When paying a visit to some villages like Long Luong, Thong Cuong, Pa Phach, Tan Lap, and Ban Ang, you also can admire these lovely flowers. In addition, the two communes of Chieng Son and Muong Sang in Moc Chau district bring you the same experience.
Depending on the weather each year, the flowers bloom early or late and last two or three weeks.
You can travel by motorbike, car, and bus to get to the center of Moc Chau town, which is about 170 km from Hanoi, where you catch the passenger car at My Dinh bus station. The ticket price range from 130,000 VND to 220,000 VND.
There are many hotels and motels in Moc Chau town. If possible, you should book rooms in advance. The price is around 100,000 VND and above for each person.
In January, Hoian has cool weather while the light yellow sunshine come streaming on the roads.
The end of January sometimes coincides with the Tet holiday. If so, Hoian Ancient Town usually features brilliant decorations with all kinds of lanterns and ornamental flowers all over the streets, shops, and houses.
If it is not getting cold, book a tour to Cu Lao Cham, in which you can dive for coral sightseeing, explore the ancient island, and enjoy a variety of seafood.
Besides, Bay Mau Coconut Forest, and some traditional craft villages such as Thanh Ha pottery village, Kim Bong carpentry village will be excellent suggestions if you desire for a peaceful space.
Coming to Hoian on this occasion, you also should try the two traditional Tet cakes, including Bánh Tổ (Nian Gao) and Bánh Thuẫn (Cup Cakes).
The air ticket from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi to Danang in January costs 800,000 VND or over. After that, you travel from Danang to Hoian by bus, taxi or rented motorbike.
The poetic city of Dalat is an ideal destination for those who want to admire the colorful blossoms. The highlight of the scenery in Dalat during January is white orchid trees and sour cherries.
Walking around Tran Hung Dao Street, Le Dai Hanh Street, Xuan Huong Lake or Hung Vuong Street, Pho Duc Chinh Street, Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, and Lang Biang Mountain, you can witness the charming beauty of sour cherries.
In addition, white orchid trees bloom across Tran Phu Street, Con Ga Church, Bao Dai’s Palace, Quang Trung Street, and Dalat Railway Station.
From Ho Chi Minh City, you can get to Dalat by bus, which costs about 250,000 VND per person. Another choice is taking a flight from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi with the one-way ticket of 500,000 VND.
The Waterfall in Dak G’lun
Dak G’lun Waterfall is the most spectacular waterfall in Dak Nong. January is in the middle of the dry season; therefore, the waterfall has few sandy soils and gently cascades down.
The rocks at the foot of the waterfall are covered with moss and ferns, creating a wild landscape. You can climb over the cliffs to take some pictures with the waterfall, or camp in the surrounding areas.
Apart from Dak G’lun, you can visit Ta Dung Lake and the three waterfalls of Dray Sap, Gia Long, and Trinh Nu.
You can take a bus from Mien Dong bus station, Ho Chi Minh City, or a private vehicle to the center of Gia Nghia before taking a sightseeing tour. The room prices in the town usually fluctuate from 100,000 to 300,000 VND.
January is when the dry season begins in Ninh Thuan. This month, the weather is not too hot and ideal for sea tourism.
You should spend at least two days exploring DT701 in Ca Na – Phan Rang and DT702 in Phan Rang – Binh Tien that overlook Cam Ranh Bay, Khanh Hoa.
If you have more leisure time, it is advisable to visit Vinh Hy Bay, Mui Dinh beach, Rai cave, and fruitful vineyards.
The best way to reach this place is to take a night bus with the ticket price between 150,000 and 200,000 VND to move from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Rang city. To rent a room at the hotels and motels here, you have to pay about 150,000 VND.
If you come to visit Vietnam in January, don’t ignore the destinations in the list above. With lovely weather and breathtaking scenery, we believe that they will bring you exciting experiences.
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