Representing the typical weather of tropical monsoon type in Northern Vietnam, Hanoi has the hot summer with high rainfall and the dry cold winter. The city also receives a large amount of sunlight and relatively high humidity all throughout the year. Although the weather is divided into two main seasons: rainy season (from January to September), and dry season (from October to April), thank to transition months, Hanoi still experiences all four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
However, Autumn is considered the most beautiful and romantic time for travelers to visit Hanoi. This season is quite short, typically from the middle of September to the end of November. It can get horribly cold and misty in winter, scorching hot in summer, extremely damp in spring but the balmy weather in autumn makes it the most beautiful and romantic time for travelers to visit Hanoi.
If you love seeing the leaves change color, enjoying some local autumn specialties such as young green rice, living slowly for a to appreciate the beauty of your life, you definitely should come to Hanoi in autumn.
With the average temperature is 25 degree, Hanoi’s autumn is charming with warm sunlight, cool breeze, and dry atmosphere. It could have a light rain from time to time, but in general, the streets are dry most of the time.
What to do in Autumn?
Like some other countries in Asia, Vietnam celebrates Mid Autumn Festival on 15th August in the Lunar calendar (often in late September or early October), when the moon is fullest in a year. Some consider this as a festival for kids but experiencing such unique opportunity won’t be a shame to unleash your inner child.
Right from the beginning of the month, every corner of the city is bustling with people shopping for mooncakes, fresh fruits, and offerings. Streets are decorated with flags, flowers, and lanterns from mid-lunar July.
At the principal time of the festival, visitors are intrigued by groups of lion dance and lantern processions of adorable kids who sing merrily while parading.
Definitely, there will always be tons of things to try and discover around a year and you can choose the suitable season and itineraries that come with it.
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