Hoi An is a Vietnamese seaside town founded in the 16th century. At the time of its establishment, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Asia and nowadays is a recognised UNESCO World Heritage SIte. By the 18th century, Hoi An carried little favour with the trading world, as mass amounts of sediment built up on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Although this would have caused the people of Hoi An at the time a great deal of concern, forcing them to invent a new livelihood, this natural occurrence has proven to be beneficial for the locals today. While most other cities in the country have experienced a parallel of modernisation according to the times, Hoi An has remained relatively untouched. See more: TOP Attractions and what to do in Hoi An
Hoi An promises a warm climate throughout the entire year, with an average temperature of roughly 29 celsius. Nevertheless rainfall here can be dramatic an unpredictable so it’s best to keep a close eye on things and conduct some research before you embark on your Hoi An Ancient Town. The dry season here spans between February and July and this is the preferred time of year for most visitors. Little rainfall and low humidity prevails with the blessing of bounteous sunshine, making conditions more comfortable from every angle. Temperatures between the months of May and August can reach a roasting 34 degrees, which generally results in the beaches like An Bang and Cua Dai being less busy. The excellent visibility and placid waters make for excellent snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities around this time of year also. A few other huge advantages from the May to August segment of the calendar include…
Half Tet – A one day long festival occurring in June which features a spectacle of coloured lantern parades and dragon boat races.
Full Moons – The most impressive full moons on the calendar occur during the months of July and August. This is the best excuse to relax on the beach at night time and watch the mesmerising reflections over the tranquil ocean.
Peak fishing season – With seafood more plentiful now than any other time of year, you can always expect a fine platter in any restaurant you visit. Who knows, you may even stumble across a few freebies!
Should you prefer to visit Hoi An during the monsoon season it occurs between September and January each year. One thing to bear in mind is the full moon, which lands on the 14th day of every Lunar month. The people of Hoi An are rather delightful during this time and as well as decorating the locality with lanterns, people congregate to sing, dance and interact with games. If you are interested in voting Hoi An, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do our best to tailor it into your romantic trip in Vietnam.
February to April: comfortable temperatures, low humidity
June to August: temperatures are at their hottest, reaching as high as 38°C (100°F)
July and August: the most spectacular Full Moons of the year
September to January: Hoi An’s rainy season. October and November are wettest
November to January: coldest temperatures, ranging from 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°F)