In the Vietnamese folklores and legends, the dragon takes a very significant place.
Follow that, Vietnam's origin lay in the harmonious union of the dragon Lord Lac
Long Quan, the King of the Sea, and Fairy Au Co, Princess of the Mountains. Century
to century, Vietnam's history is characterized by continuous struggles for autonomy.
Nowadays, Vietnam has opened its doors and is well - known for diverse cultures,
beautiful scenery, friendly and hospitable people. Moreover, Vietnam is always the
safest destination in the world where you can witness the World Heritage sites including
Halong Bay (in Hanoi), Royal City (in Hue), My Son and
Hoi An Ancient Town (in Quang
Phong Nha Caves (in Quang Binh).
When to go ?
Thanks to different climate in different areas, there always have a place where
you can travel to. Generally, in the
South, the weather is warm and get hottest
in the dry season from March to May (low-30's C). April until October is monsoon
season. The central coast is dry from May to October and wet from December to February.
The highland areas are significantly cooler than the lowlands and temperatures can
get down to freezing in winter. The
North Vietnam has two basic seasons: a cold,
humid winter from November to April and a warm, wet summer for the rest of the year
(average temperatures around 22 C), with occasional typhoons between July and November,
affecting the north and central areas.
Traditional Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year)
is the most important festival of the year. It is a week-long event in late January
or early February when everything becomes very difficult. Prices are raised radically
and all the services like hotels, transportation are commonly closed down. If traveling
in this period, you should have a good schedule and preparation, few month in advance
is quite necessary.