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5 Best Places to visit Vietnam during Lunar New Year

Vietnam Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday to all Vietnamese people. Traveling to this country on the most important occasion will give you unforgettable experience. Let’s discover 5 Best Places to visit Vietnam during Lunar New Year.

The dates of Lunar New Year differs every year but it generally takes place around late January or February. The whole country is most lively and cheerful during this time, and you don’t want to miss this chance to travel around and learn more about Vietnamese traditions. What are 5 Best Places to visit Vietnam during Lunar New Year?

5 Best Places to visit Vietnam during Lunar New Year

Mộc Châu plateau

5 Best Places to visit Vietnam during Lunar New Year

Located two hundred kilometers apart from Hanoi, Moc Chau is a well-known destination for backpackers.

From the end of January to February, plum blossoms and sakura bloom everywhere, making the plateau looks like heaven, this is considered to be the best time to visit Moc Chau plateau.


5 Best Places to visit Vietnam during Lunar New Year

This is another Northern destination that not only foreigners but also Vietnamese nationals should visit. If you come to Vietnam and you don’t visit Sapa, it’s such a pity.

You surely don’t want to miss the breathtaking mountainous scenery of Hoang Lien Son range, or the terraced fields on rolling hills, or the villages of Highland ethics, and the colorfulness of brocade fabric.

Hoi An – the lantern town

5 Best Places to visit Vietnam during Lunar New Year

Used to be a South-East Asian trading port from the 15th to the 19th century, it seems like Hoi An is left by the modern world and still sleeping in its glorious past.

With the well-preserved ancient architecture, it makes you feel like you are coming back to hundreds of years ago. In fact, Hoi An is a small town with several ancient houses, street and delicious vegetables, it takes you 2 to 3 days to explore all destination here.

Nha Trang – The pearl of the Far East of Vietnam

5 Best Places to visit Vietnam during Lunar New Year

Not only being famous for having the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, Nha Trang is literately filled with flowers from all the three regions of the country during Tet holdiday. This place is really a good idea if you are searching for a place where you can both enjoy the peaceful sound of the sea and still be able to attend all the busy celebrations, events, countdown show and the fireworks party.

For tourists who are travelling with kids, we strongly recommend you to visit Vinpearl Nha Trang Water Park & Theme Park, where the smiles of your kids would say it all!

Ho Chi Minh City – City of lights

Although Ho Chi Minh city is not capital of Vietnam, this is the most bustling city which is also called Sleepless city. From enjoying some classic smoky jazz in District 3 to rocking yourself up with the EDM anthems in District 1 – Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is the city that doesn’t sleep. The night life here needs no introduction – parties and suppers everywhere, creative cocktails, all-nighters.

On the Lunar New Year’s eve, you can either choose to countdown at the bars, or watch fireworks in the street with the local.   Attending Nguyen Hue Flower Street Festival and Tao Dan Flower Festival is another way to celebrate Tet in a very local way. There will be beautiful flower decoration is mostly red and yellow – the two colors that represent Tet, featuring folk music, games and heavenly dishes in a  warmly welcoming atmosphere.

5 Best Places to visit Vietnam during Lunar New Year

Some might prefer the summer’s heat in Vietnam and spend the day sunbathing at the beach, some might want to travel at a different time to explore Vietnam without any closed shop and easier to travel with several of open bus tour. But also, to a lot of tourists who have come to Vietnam during Tet Holiday, they know this country is not just about having beautiful beaches, landscapes or good food, there are much more on discovering their traditional culture, and we hope you will gladly find out about them with a trip to Vietnam this coming Tet.

Ho Chi Minh city is a place where is converging food from almost all places all over the world, so you can experience what kinds of food you want.

Some notice for traveling during Vietnam Lunar New Year

  • On the first day of New Year, Vietnamese people stop all the business activities and spend time with their families, so all the stores and restaurants will be closed.
  • Because it’s the holiday season, the price for food and transportation may be a bit higher.
  • There are some big festivals celebrating Tet holiday with thousands of people joining. It will be super crowded and chaotic like Black Friday in America, so please take care yourself when going there.

Dear our customers,

Vietnam Lunar New Year (Tet Holiday) is coming, kindly bear in mind to arrange to get your Vietnam visa or extend your visa to avoid using Urgent service.

If you have a plan to travel to Vietnam this month or the next 1 month, this is the best time to start your visa process.

If your visa is going to expired within 1 month or next month, please to arrange a visa extension, otherwise you can have a troublle due to Tet Holiday


Vietnam Immigration Department is closed during Tet Holiday, as a result, visa requests are not processed during the period except for a rush visa (feel free to contact us at Hotline: +84 968 18 77 18 \ WhatsApp: +84 – 982 879718 if you’re in emergency).


Please keep in mind that visaonlinevietnam.com provides:

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