SUGGEST: Perfect plan for holiday in Vietnam this year Autumn

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Why should I travel Vietnam in autumn?

As some Vietnam tour operators reviews, if you desire to have a perfect holiday in Vietnam, there is no choice more suitable than traveling in autumn.

Vietnam autumn is estimated to be the best time for the most enjoyable trips. At that time, the weather is not as hot as it is in summer, but not as cold as winter. People will feel a totally refresh and comfortable atmosphere if they have the opportunities to pay a visit to Vietnam. 

If you are intenting to spend your holiday in the S-shaped country, you can take into consideration the following some recommendation.

SUGGEST: Perfect plan for holiday in Vietnam this year Autumn
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For destination

Basically, weather throughout the country in Vietnam is convenient for relaxation and discovery. However in this article we will mention to you the most outstanding landscapes for you to choose for your memorable vacation in Vietnam.

At Northern Vietnam

Most impressive for natural landscapes!

Northern Vietnam is always famous for its majestic natural landscape, it is considered as a true natural treasure of Vietnam. And one of the spectacular landscapes to mention is the terraced fields.  

North mountains are where many "stairways to heaven", or terraced rice fields in Vietnam are located. Mid-September to early October is "the golden season" for farmers when the harvesting time lasts for only 3-4 weeks. If you don't want to miss out the spectacular scenery of endless shining yellow terrced fields, then North Vietnam is the destination you should consider first for your holiday this fall.

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Terrced rice fields in North Vietnam

Sapa, Lao Cai: about 350km from Hanoi. The best place to watch terraced fields is Muong Hoa valley, Cat Cat village, Lao Chai - Ta van village, Ta Phin village,...
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Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai: about 300km from Hanoi. The best place to watch terraced fields in La Pan Tan village, Che Cu Nha village, De Xu Phinh village.

Hoang Su Phi, Ha Giang: Ha Giang about 300km from Hanoi and Hoang Su Phi about 80km from Ha Giang city. The best place to watch terrced fields is Phung village, Thong Nguyen village, Luoc - San Sa Ho village, Ho Thau village, Nam ty village.

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At Hanoi Capital

Hanoi Autumn arrives with the signal of showers and the rustling of dry leaves. Somewhere, flamboyant flowers are scattered on the street. Hanoi’s autumn is charming with warm sunlight, and dry atmosphere, cool breeze. If you love seeing the leaves change color, enjoying some specialties such as young green rice, living slowly for the beauty of your life, you definitely should come to Hanoi in the autumn. Hanoi in autumn is famous for the Milk Flower.

The trees line streets, perfuming the night air and creating an area of romance for some couples meeting on a date. In this season, international tourists can also grace with the bride and groom wearing traditional wedding dress taking their wedding photos in the old quarter, romantic streets  such as Kim Ma, Thanh Nien and so on and other beautiful places such as parks, the Opera House, the cathedral where are the best places we have mentioned in the other article. Enjoy your Vietnam tour in November in Hanoi to know how autumn beauty of Hanoi is.

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In particular, visit Hanoi in the Autumn, you will most likely experience one of Vietnam's biggest festivals - Mid-Autumn Festival. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month every year. Since the previous days, you will see the bustling atmosphere of Hanoi, the streets of Hanoi's old quarter, specially in Hang Ma street. Everywhere is fallen in the active and colourful air. The main point of the Mid-Autumn is that children use the beautiful lanterns, wear funny masks, perform fantastic lion dances, sing folklore songs in the house’s grounds or in the streets when the moon is rising. It is really an exciting show.

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Hoi An Ancient Town

Hoian located in the South Eastern region of Vietnam boasts of its incredible legacy of ancient Japanese houses and Chinese temples. Hoian has attractive Thu Bon river and waterfront area with amazing restaurants and lively bars where visitors can enjoy a variety of cuisine and drink. Boats can also be hired for fishing or just to explore the neighboring areas. During the autumn nights, visitors can buy lanterns and release them to the river, which is such a romantic and exciting activity.

For Festivals not to be missed in Autumn in Vietnam

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Mid-Autumn Festival

According to the Vietnamese customs and traditions from the past to the present, the Mid Autumn Festival is held on 15th August (lunar calendar). On this occasion, parents show love to their children and give them gifts. This is also the reunion occasion for many members of the family.

During the festival, adults will drink and enjoy the moon’s beauty; children will play the colorful lanterns, wearing masks, watching lion dances, singing Moon songs. On the night of full moon festival, adults and children prepare many different foods in the form of a feast. The most specialty cake of Mid-Autumn festival is Moon cake which is a symbol of luck, happiness and wealth.

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the significant traditions of Vietnamese people. It is a festival of friendship day, the season of happiness, the occasion of reunion and love for family.

In 2019, the Mid Autumn Festival will take place on 13th September 2019.

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Con Son – Kiep Bac Festival

From the 15th to 20th of the eighth lunar month annually, visitors from all over the country pilgrimage to the land of Con Son – Kiep Bac (Chi Linh town, Hai Duong province) to be immersed in the festival of traditional ritual, which is preserved over the centuries.

The ceremony takes place with the procession of solemn, drums and dragon dance. Memorial speech recalls the great contributions of Tran Quoc Tuan with 3 great victories of the war against the Mongol invaders.

After a memorial procession on the Six Heads river (Song Luc Dau), the festival replays the battle by boat of the war against the Mongol invaders. This is a content of traditional ritual with historical victory at Con Son – Kiep Bac.

In 2019, Con Son – Kiep Bac Festival will be held from 13th September to 18th September 2019.

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Buckwheat flower (Tam Giac Mach) Festival

Buckwheat flower season starts from the end of the ninth to the end of the tenth lunar month. During this time, a 3 day long festival will be organized in many districts (Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac) in Dong Van province. The festival is to honor a unique culture’s value of Dong Van stone highland through the image of triangle circuit flower. 

There are many interesting culture activities during the festival such as exhibition about the flower and products made from triangle circuit flower, triangle circuit’s wine festival, etc. Also, this is an occasion for tourists to experience characteristic entertainments of the ethnic people.

Keo Pagoda Festival

Keo pagoda, located in Nam Dinh province, is the most ancient pagoda in Vietnam with 400-year-old architecture. During the 8th to 16th day of the ninth lunar month, there has a festival to mark the birthday of Duong Khong Lo, who was a Buddist sage that reached nirvana. The festival consists of events like boat races, literary recitations and trumpet and drum competitions. Being a part of this event can truly be a unique experience.

Conclusion, Vietnam is a good choice for foreigners on a vacation because it is built by many beautiful landscapes. For the first time you’re visiting Vietnam, make sure you consider our helpful choice when is the best time to visit Hanoi.

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