HANOI OR HO CHI MINH: WHICH CITY IN VIETNAM IS PERFECT FOR YOU?

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Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minch City for your upcoming trip khổng lồ Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places khổng lồ visit and overall vibe for you khổng lồ decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you?

Vietnam giới is not the easiest of countries khổng lồ travel in but at the same time is one of the most rewarding và fascinating lớn visit.

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As part of my month-long trip lớn Vietnam, I had the chance khổng lồ visit both of its major cities.

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minch City (formerly Saigon) are very similar in some aspects. The flavorful street food options, the quaint traditional shops and surely the hyperactive pace led by the endless hectic traffic of scooters crossing the streets.

Still they look and feel completely different. How vị they actually compare as a travel destination? Let’s go into lớn the nitty gritty!

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As the business và economic beating heart of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minc City feels much more busy & lively. There are more things happening and it has superior better infrastructure for tourists. It’s more Westernized & boasts a wider range of options for eating out, shopping và partying late. Surely one of the most exciting cities in Asia!

If you’re in Vietnam for a longer period, Ho Chi Minh City is definitely your place lớn settle. It doesn’t come as a surprise that many entrepeneurs and digital nomads choose Saigon to settle for a few weeks/months. Side note: the coffeeshops & co-working spaces are the best I’ve seen in the entire world.

In between the chaos, there are great opportunities for a high standard of living in HCMC.

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Best time khổng lồ go khổng lồ Vietnam

Vietnam is a huge country so the weather is highly dependent on the region you’re traveling to. It’s a rather complex weather picture.

The North experiences distinct variations through the seasons (spring-summer-fall-winter). While summer highs easily hit 30-40°C (June-August), the winters (December-February) can be cold and misty.

In southern VietnamSaigon included – the temperatures remain more or less constant and warm. The dry season lasts from December to lớn late April/May, while the rainy season hit between May-November.

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Altitude & monsoons make weather patterns in specific regions lớn be completely different. Did you know it can even snow in Sapa during the winter (December-February)? And that typhoons hit central part of the country often during August to lớn November?

It’s hard lớn recommkết thúc one particular period lớn visit Vietnam. But considering all the factors, fall (September- December) & spring (March-May) seem khổng lồ have the mildest temperatures throughout the entire country.

In any case try to time your visit well so that you’re prepared & paông xã accordingly. Have sầu a read at the below: