Home Weather in Vietnam All those Vietnam war movies showed a steaming hot country with heroes sweating it out, but this representation is only a part of the whole picture.
The country in general and Hanoi in particular, is humming and buzzing with traffic. A steady stream of motorbikes, rickshaws and cars driving around in both directions.
I arrived to Hanoi planning on staying for only two days but ended up staying for longer. The central location of the hotel and the friendly professional staff, made my stay much easier than in Ho Chi Min City, where I landed, which has inspired some culture shock.
The area around the Cathedral was packed with young crowds, all sitting in the local cafes on plastic stools, drinking tea with lots of lemon and cracking sun-flower seeds, leaving a trail of shells on the ground. Fashionable young girls driving on their motor bikes, was a common thing to see.
The variety of places to see and visit, the comfortable weather at that time of year, the great street food and the sense of tourism, made the North of Vietnam more welcoming and easier to travel. After passing exams at the local levels, scholars who wanted to become seniors came here to study for rigorous examinations.
If you want to be like the locals, have your wish or prayer written by one of the calligraphers outside the temple.
I visited the temple one afternoon, during the last days of Tet Holiday. It was packed with young students who came by, all excited and anxious when there was a special ceremony, all praying for a good luck in the up coming year. The Temple is a homage to Confucius, peaceful and spiritual, arranged in a series of a linked courtyards.
I was walking past tone-stealed shaped like turtles, overlooking the students praying with a great intention. I was there one afternoon watching the crowd lighting perfumed incense and giving fruits and fake money to their Gods, just at the last days of Tet Holiday.
Make sure to check the opening hours in advance and the strict rules of the mausoleum.
By the time I got there by noon, it was already closed. The prison was used by the French people who imprisoned, tortured and guillotined Vietnamese revolutionaries, and later on was used by the Vietnamese who prisoned American pilots, including the Republican senator John McCain.
One can easily notice the hinted propaganda by the way the Vietnamese represent themselves as considerate to the American needs. As scary as it is, I really recommend to visit this site. April is a great time to visit Vietnam. The weather is comfortable, the trees are blooming and the food is always great.Instruction to fill Vietnam Entry and Exit Form (M3): type of passport, profession and place of employment, contact in Vietnam, proposed duration of stay, purpose of entry and exit, and port of arrival.
Find information to download and fill out the form. Hoa Binh Green City, Minh Khai, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi; Mobile:+84 97 55 61; Email: [email protected]; Please contact via hotline +84 97 55 61 or fill in the form below Contact VIETNAM WEATHER • October is autumn.
• The weather is pretty cool for sport activities • Temperature is around C. Northern Vietnam is generally warm and sunny from October to December, after which cold winter weather sets in, accompanied by fine persistent mists which can last for several days. Temperatures begin to rise again in March, building to summer maximums that occasionally reach 40°C between May and August, though average temperatures in Hanoi.
Average Weather in October in Hanoi Vietnam Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 87°F to 82°F, rarely falling below 74°F or exceeding 92°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 75°F to 69°F, rarely falling below 63°F or exceeding 78°F.
The weather in Vietnam can be split by region. In Hanoi & the north, May to October is hot and humid with high rainfall; November to April is cooler and dry.
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