Hue is known as one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam. Not only does it have scenic beauty that creates a charming and ancient atmosphere, but its weather also captivates many people. To have an exciting trip with many unforgettable experiences, don’t forget to learn about the best time to visit Hue during each season.
The Weather In Hue
The dry season
Hue has two distinct seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season usually lasts from March to August, with temperatures reaching 35-40°C. The weather is scorching hot and oppressive with intense sunlight.
Conversely, from August to January, temperatures drop to a low of 18-20°C and sometimes below 10°C, with floods occurring from October onwards.
The spring season in Hue lasts from the end of January to the end of February, with beautiful weather featuring sunlight shining through the rows of trees, refreshing air, and occasional cool breezes.
Moreover, from September to November, Hue experiences autumn – the most beautiful season when the purple bauhinia and golden phoenix flowers adorn every romantic street. Therefore, tourists should consider the timing of their trip to Hue and choose the best and suitable time for their visit.
The rainy season
Winter is also the rainy season in Hue, usually occurring around October and November. There are periods of extremely heavy rainfall that can last for one to two weeks. Therefore, if you happen to visit Hue during this time, the only thing you can do is to stay in your hotel and sleep. In addition, the cold in Hue is not very pleasant. Traveling in the cold and rain will certainly not make you feel comfortable.
However, the rainy season in Hue is quite unpopular among tourists, making it extremely suitable for those who want to explore Hue in a unique way: peaceful, gentle, and tranquil. There will be no overcrowding or feelings of suffocation, unlike during peak tourist season and festivals.
Furthermore, flight prices during this season in Hue are not too expensive, and there are many promotions and discounts. This will help you save on travel costs. Hotels are also less crowded than usual, making it easy to find good and affordable accommodation. Some hotels even offer discounts, promotions, or attractive combos. But don’t wait until the last minute to book your room. To ensure the best room, contact the hotel one week in advance!
The best time to visit Hue
Spring in Hue (January to March)
There is something quite special that we rarely encounter elsewhere, and that is Hue also has its own spring season. The spring season in Hue lasts from January to the end of February, which is the transitional moment between seasons, when the cold gradually dissolves, giving way to the warm sunshine of a new day, a new season, and throughout the peaceful land, people feel a new layer of vitality, but still with a faint touch of sadness and thoughtfulness.
During this season, when you come to Hue, you will see the image of a city lush and green, with a hint of the new year’s atmosphere. Hue becomes even more beautiful and fascinating.
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Festival season in Hue (April)
When visiting Hue during festival season, tourists not only experience the dreamlike beauty of Hue but also discover unique cultural features that cannot be fully appreciated through books, newspapers, or pictures. The festival is a time when Hue becomes vibrant with many special artistic and entertainment activities performed by domestic and foreign art troupes. It is a moment when Hue is enchanting with bright colors and the city is adorned magnificently like royal palaces. For those who have never been to Hue or want to learn about its culture and characteristics, the Hue Festival is the best time to visit.
Hue is a dreamy city with the gentle Perfume River flowing through its heart, peaceful and sweet with its rustic and delicate cuisine, and mesmerizing with its traditional folk songs like Nam Ai and Nam Binh that resonate deeply in one’s soul. Hue is a place that lingers in one’s heart long after departing.
Ca Hue, a unique art form of the people in the former capital city, has been preserved and developed for hundreds of years. Therefore, almost every tourist visiting Hue desires to sit on a dragon boat and enjoy the sparkling beauty of the city at night while listening to the sweet and soulful Ca Hue melodies. Especially for those who love Hue and have a special attachment to this land, if they want to fully understand the spirit and love of Hue, they should not miss the chance to immerse themselves in these sweet and soulful melodies.
The beach tourism season (May to July)
The beach tourism season in Hue usually falls between May and July. The hot and sultry summer air can make you feel exhausted, so come to Hue and stretch out on the pristine white sand and immerse yourself in the white waves of Thuan An beach, or the cool and clear water of the legendary Lang Co beach.
Exploring the Pha Tam Giang Lagoon, Lap An Lagoon, or Truoi Lagoon, the ideal time to experience the life of the fishermen on the lagoon is from February to July: fishing with them, enjoying local seafood dishes, and indulging in the beautiful sunset scenery of the lagoon.
Autumn in Hue (August)
Hue’s autumn is full of charm, both sweet and gentle, yet also pure and pristine like the white dress of a schoolgirl on the first day of school.
Hue’s autumn falls around August, at the beginning of the rainy season, but the rain is not too heavy and the earth and sky are still vibrant. The sun is scorching at noon, but in the quiet space of the night, we can feel the coolness of the Hue autumn rain with its dreamy melody.
In Hue’s autumn, we not only admire the scenery through the rain and listen to time passing slowly, but also seek inner peace from the depths of our hearts. In the ancient atmosphere of the surroundings, we can savor the essence of that time by sitting quietly, enjoying court music, listening to poetry, drinking tea or meditating, which is truly a unique experience.
Traveling to Hue in winter (from September to December)
For travelers who love the cold and rainy weather of Hue, the months from September to December are the perfect time to enjoy the “winter in the ancient capital”.
Visiting Hue during this season, tourists can experience the moment of exploring Hue in the rain. Enjoying street barbecue dishes such as sweet potato, grilled corn with garlic butter, grilled dried squid, while sitting in the cold rain of Hue, there is nothing more wonderful.
Rain in Hue has become a unique feature of the ancient land. The Hue rain carries a nostalgic breath that makes people remember old memories, helping people to love and cherish those distant memories more.
If you want to explore the temples, tombs, and other famous tourist spots in Hue, you can visit at any time. Because the beauty of the architecture and the antiquity of the temples always exist in all seasons. Each season has its own beauty, but the temples and tombs in Hue always have an ancient and nostalgic beauty.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the Imperial City – the most famous tourist spot, Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb – with the architectural beauty of East and West, or immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Dong Ba Market when visiting Hue.
However, the weather in Hue is quite unpredictable in any season. Even when the sun is shining, tourists can still encounter sudden rain showers in Hue. It is often said that it is very lucky to see a rain shower in Hue. Therefore, when visiting Hue, tourists should prepare an umbrella on their journey to explore this magical land.
Researching the best time to visit Hue will help you prepare for a trip that is full of memorable and exciting experiences. We hope that the information provided in this article will assist you in having the perfect journey to explore Hue.