7 best places to go for New Year’s Eve in the Vietnam

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As we enter the new roaring twenties, why not celebrate this year in style and get your hostel friends together for an unforgettable night? Think fireworks, cocktails and dressing up fancy for New Years in the Vietnam. There are some unique places to spend New Year’s Eve, including small towns with ancient rituals, big cities with exciting parties and everything in between! Our list covers the top 7 places to go for New Year’s Eve in the Vietnam. Get inspired and bring on the New Year cheer!

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1. Hanoi (Old Quarter)

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and has been greatly influenced by the French who laid sway in the country during the late 19th century leaving some of their landmark architectural monuments and cultural influence when they left.  

There is much to offer to those who love architecture, the art, music, dances and an abundance of cuisine in Hanoi (the old quarter) where you could say all the fun happenings of Vietnam takes place.

Night life in Hanoi (Old Quarter) is very vibrant all through the year and New Year Eve 2018, if you happen to choose to be there with the Vietnam travel year also in effect is sure to be one helluva party on that night.

► If you want to discover other cultural and historical attractions in Hanoi, feel free to have a look at our Hanoi Tours

2. Halong Bay (Overnight onboard)

Just the place to be if you are with your loved ones on New Year Eve 2019, with its picturesque location Halong Bay offers the discerning traveler much more than what an average tourist would expect from a seaside resort city.

It has all the trappings to have an indelible mark on whoever has visited this quaint and serene destination with some of the world’s most spectacular limestone formations dating back an incredible 500 million years.

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3. Sapa

Sapa is known for the mountainous landscapes and cultural diversity. If you feel like totally immersed into the local Tet traditions, taking any Sapa Tours on Tet Holiday is then a perfect choice. People in rural areas celebrate Tet in a different way. They have different foods during Tet and it’s amazing to try them. The highlight of Tet in Sapa is always the market. They have markets for foods, local produce, and even for love. Young people come to the love market, make friends, play traditional games, and most importantly, look for their other half.

4. Hoi An Ancient Town (Highlighted with Lanterns)

Like most cities in Vietnam, Hoi An Ancient Town is also a very old city on the country’s central coast having a vibrant mixture of French, Chinese and Japanese influence in its architecture and even the general lifestyle of its populace which has not changed much if you really see into them very closely.

Hotels to suit your wallet and other fine accommodation to rest your tired body in plenty at very affordable prices makes this port city just the place you would want to be on New Year Eve 2019.

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5. Hue

Hue is the historic capital of Vietnam, which lays next to a majestic Perfume River. It is a small city, yet its complex history has earned a lot of reputation and recognition. The area is most known for the Citadel, where you can learn a great deal about Vietnamese history and culture. The complex of tombs, pagodas, and palaces in Hue has been recognized and protected by UNESCO.

6. Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a beach heaven. If you would like to spend your Tet under the sun and calm beach, go to Nha Trang. This city is also full of luxurious hotels, spas, and resorts. It is suitable for a retreat while still being able to enjoy the local celebration of Lunar New Year. The urban atmosphere, white-sand beaches, greeny islands, adrenaline-rushing activities, you have them all in Nha Trang. Many restaurants open during Tet holiday here, so there should not be any worry about finding a place to eat.

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7. Saigon (Around the area of Notre Dam Cathedral)

The most populated city and also action packed with everything you could ask for from a city of more than eight million inhabitants. It experienced a very troublesome past during the French and American occupation but has shed all that to be one of the most glorious cities in the Far East incomparable to none.

If there is a place you would need to be on New Year Eve 2019 then it is Saigon that you should be in and with the Vietnam travel year trying to give visitors a sojourn as never before there is a lot that is on offer if you happen to be there.

The stage is set and it is open arms that you would experience when you step into Vietnam and pick any of the seven cities above to keep your New Year resolutions 2020 which would be sure to be fulfilled, if you step into the New Year 2020 whilst enjoying yourself to the hilt in a safe but exciting and toe tapping entry into the days ahead.

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