By THE NATION
The North may cooler than the South and the South with lower temperature than usual. The North of Vietnam in December is in the wintertime with a low temperature, about 20oC with the bright, windy sky. The South area is returning to the sunny days, with the average temperature is 26oC with a clear sky. Vietnam’s spring season and the countryside around Hanoi is in full bloom. If you’re planning a trip up to Ninh Binh, this is the perfect time as the entire valley is tapestried with emerald rice fields and is any photographer’s dream! Ha Long Bay is especially popular during these months, where you can laze on the deck of your junk boat, surrounded by warm water and clear skies.
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5 Best Places to visit in New Year 2020 in Vietnam
Travelling to the Moc Chau Plateau
Moc Chau Plateau is a destination of cool temperature, tea hills and ethnic villages. Moc Chau pleases its visitors with its average temperature of 20 Celsius degree even in middle of summer heat. As the capital of Son La, Moc Chau lies 200km away from Hanoi, making itself the best choice for a weekend escape from hustling, busy cities. The whole landscape becomes even more vivid when the sunlight cast down on the hills, therefore visit these tea hills in summer for a great photoshoot would be a wonderful experience. The best time to see colza flowers in Moc Chau is at the end of the autumn and in the early winter. Around November and December, Moc Chau becomes very romantic scenery with the bloom of colza flowers which fully cover the entire hill with the white color.
Visiting Ha Long Bay, experience the charm of a cruise
Ha Long Bay is one of Vietnam’s biggest attractions. The vast majority of its 10 million visitors a year arrive aboard day and overnight cruises. There are peak seasons on Ha Long Bay: Asian travellers will come here from December to February for tourists from the frigid and temperate zone. Typically, Ha Long Bay attracts tourists from Europe, America and other countries experiencing cold winters. Ha Long Bay retains much of the otherworldly magic conjured up. Ha Long Bay cruises typically offer Vietnamese dishes such as spring rolls, stir-fried vegetables, fried rice, seafood, poultry, and meat dishes. A fruit platter is commonly served as dessert. Alcohol and snacks are available at additional charges.
The Perfume Pagoda near Hanoi
The Huong Pagoda, also known as Perfume Pagoda, is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich caves. It is the site of a religious festival that draws large numbers of pilgrims from across Vietnam. It’s well worth taking time to stop and enjoy the view en-route to the temple as the scenery is very interesting, dotted with fruit trees including apricots and medicinal herbs grown by local farmers. Other temples to see within the complex include the Vong Temple, Thuyet Kinh Cave, and Thien Son Pagoda. Especially, if you come here in November & December, you will see the water lilies in bloom. Water lily bloom at the end of the year; hence it is not a festival season. That’s why it is very quiet and suitable for those who want to contemplate in a peaceful space.
Ban Gioc Waterfall is one of Vietnam's magnificent natural attractions
Ban Gioc Waterfall is famous for its width as well as its splendid beauty. Ban Gioc Waterfall is the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest national-bordered waterfall in the world, after Iguazu Falls, Victoria Falls, and Niagara Falls. Getting off the mainstream tourist trail and getting the off-the-beaten road, you’ll enjoy the great escape and personally marvel at the majestic waterfall. There are sections where water batters over abrupt drops and others where it flows leisurely and softly, spraying out in a relaxing mist. Ban Gioc Waterfall is open to visitors all year round as the scenery changes seasonally. In spring, the flame-red blossoms are in full bloom. In autumn, the surroundings turn in the golden carpet. In summer, the waters become stronger and violent; while the waters fall slowly during winter.
Tam Coc - Bich Dong, beautiful and easily accessible place from Hanoi.
Tam Coc – Bich Dong is considered as the most attractive and famous in Ninh Binh. Coming here, visitors will feel the charming beauty. The journey of discovery of Tam Coc begins at Dinh The Boat Station. This landscape is also known with the name “Ha Long Bay on land”. Tam Coc means three caves, including The First Cave, The Second Cave, and The Third Cave. Its beauty is a wonderfully harmonious combination between the stunning caves, the charming waterways and the talent of the human, forming an inseparable unity. Tourists to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh will actually feel the charming beauty of the waters and mountains. You will be taken along Ngo Dong River. On the two sides, there are yellow rice fields. Looking further, we will catch extraordinary stone mountains. Under the fresh blue water, countless aquatic species are fancily swimming, and storks are happily playing on the greenery grass.
Vietnam is now one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the world with different crowds. Adventurers will start off a Vietnam backpacking trip to throngs of package tourists enjoying their holiday. Book your tickets with Vietjet’s THB0 promotion for the best price guaranteed and discover the great new places to spend the New Year trip with loads of exciting activities in Vietnam.