A Saigon summer is seldom a wonderful thing, as temperatures rise and the city is then drenched with rainstorms on a daily basis. Because of this, many people escape to one of the locations below that offer respite from the intense heat and a serene environment.
Ha Long Bay draws in travelers on account of its dazzling natural rock formations and calm atmosphere. During the most blazing days of the year, it’s ideal to set out on a voyage here, cruising among the seemingly endless rock formations rising out of the water. Or even the nearby Lan Ha Bay, where you can kayak through caverns to concealed tidal ponds and swim on its white, sandy seashores.
Sa Pa has been a favorite among locals in summer, due to its cool mountain climate. If you’re the adventurous type, you’ll also be happy to learn that Sa Pa is home to Fansipan, nicknamed ‘the Roof of Indochina’ at 3,134 meters (10,312 feet) tall. Visitors can also spend relaxing afternoons among the many breathtaking rice field terraces, which seemingly extend over the valley and off into the skyline. Sapa’s ‘love market’ at the end of each week is another enjoyable experience for tourists.
Da Nang is another attractive place for your summer get-away. If you wish, you can even spend time relaxing at one of the many high-end hotels, such as the Four Points Sheraton. A noteworthy event that takes place during the summer is the Da Nang International Firework Festival, taking place from April 30th to June 30th. Eight different countries participate in the festival and the show is certain to provide that wow-factor to your vacation if you seek it.
In contrast to Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, harmony and serenity are what you will find in Hoi An. Going for a walk past antiquated yellow houses and relaxing on the seashores is the most ideal approach to get away from the intense summer heat. Thankfully, Hoi An is friendly to a range of budgets due to the likes of the Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort, La Siesta Hoi An Resort and Spa and Pearl River Hoi An Hotel and Spa.
In the event that you need to revive yourself with a cool climate and sentimental view, Da Lat is without a doubt the ideal decision. Known as the ‘Sapa of the South’, Da Lat’s climate is mellow, cool, and crisp, lasting through the year. Interesting activities include taking a jeep to the highest point of Langbiang Mountain to watch the sunset, visiting the variety of different flower fields that bloom throughout the year, or saddling up for some people-watching while sipping on a coffee at the market.