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Vietnam in December – Where to go?
Where to go in Vietnam in December?

Vietnam in December – Where to go?

How long have you not had an abroad trip to explore a new land? December is the end of a year, so why not relieve all your stress by traveling to Vietnam? If you are overwhelmed by information on the internet, check the destinations suggested by the locals below. These places will not disappoint you for sure.

Where to spend your last trip in a year in Vietnam
Where to spend your last trip in a year in Vietnam

Huong Pagoda (Perfume Pagoda)

The Perfume Pagoda (or also known as Chua Huong) is a complex of pagodas and Buddhist shrines built into the limestone cliffs of Huong Tich mountain from 15th century. Coming to this attraction in December, you can admire ponds of waterlily blooming as well as enjoy fresh air and peaceful atmosphere here.

Chua Huong - Perfume Pagoda - A tourist attraction to travel in December
Chua Huong – Perfume Pagoda – A tourist attraction to travel in Vietnam in December

Chua Huong belongs to Huong Son commune, My Duc, Hanoi. To get there, you can choose among various means of transports from motorbike, bus, taxi or private car. The ticket price is from 85,000 to 150,000VND/person. Trinh temple, Tien Son cave, Giai Oan pagoda, Huong Tich cave, Hinh Bong pagoda, etc. are the places that you should not miss when travel to Perfume Pagoda.

In Huong Pagoda, you will have a chance to move by boat on Yen River
In Huong Pagoda, you will have a chance to move by boat on Yen River

Ban Lac – Mai Chau Vietnam in December

Located in Hoa Binh province, about 140km from Hanoi, Ban Lac is the ideal destination for a short weekend trip. Traveling to Ban Lac, you will be able to immerse into nature in the midst of the mountains, between the beautiful ethnic cultural features of the people of Mai Chau.

Mai Chau in a winter morning
Mai Chau in a winter morning

If you want to know the difference of the cold in Mai Chauwith that in other places, December is the most suitable month for you. The majority of visitors to Mai Chau will stay in one of the traditional bamboo stilt houses. This is the perfect cultural discovery as you will not only get to experience the charm of sleeping in a beautifully crafted traditional house, but you will also get to experience the warmth of the families that live there.

Read more: Travel Ban Lac – Mai Chau in 2 days

Stunning view of Ban Lac - Mai Chau from a hotel
Stunning view of Ban Lac – Mai Chau from a hotel

Ha Giang – Vietnam in December

Buckwheat flower is the characteristic flower of the mountainous northern provinces of Vietnam such as Lao Cai, Cao Bang, etc. However, in Ha Giang, it looks more beautiful than at anywhere else in December. Buckwheat flower begins blooming from the end of October to December. Every year, at this time, visitors flock to Ha Giang to be immersed between thousands of flowers of the plateau.

The majestic nature in Ha Giang - Vietnam in December
The majestic nature in Ha Giang – Vietnam in December

If you are lucky enough to visit Ha Giang in a nice day with sunny and cold weather, you will have a perfect trip of seeing the most beautiful scenes of buckwheat fields here. If you still do not know where to travel in the North of Vietnam in December, then Ha Giang is the ideal destination that you should not miss.

Buckwheat flower - the typical flower of Ha Giang - Vietnam in December
Buckwheat flower – the typical flower of Ha Giang – Vietnam in December

Tips for a perfect trip to Vietnam in December

  • The weather of northern Vietnam is quite cold in December. So, tourists should bring some extra warm clothes and towels to avoid catching cold.
  • In winter, there may be still has sudden rains. In this case, bringing along a waterproof jacket is not a bad idea.
  • If you like trekking, do not forget to take hiking boots with you. The mountain trails can get slick and muddy if it rains.
Hiking boots - the must-have item when trekking
Hiking boots – the must-have item when trekking
  • For travelers coming to southern Vietnam in December, sunglasses, bathing suit, nice outfit for a night in Saigon and sunscreen are the must-have items.
  • You also should put mosquito repellent into your backpack anywhere you go.

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