Vietnamese New Year

The best time of year to visit Vietnam is during the tail end of the Vietnamese lunar New Year celebrations and holiday, Tet.

Most of the shops will be closed, but the airplane ride over is a breeze, with so many seats free, and customs is like a ghost town. It’s a good time to adjust to the heat and daily life before the madness hits.

On cooler mornings, take some time to visit the interesting cultural attractions, go back to your hotel to rest, then organise a motorbike for the evening and cruise the streets to see the amazing festive light displays, eat out and shop.

HCMC at New Year

HCMC at New Year

Vietnamese New Year 2013

Vietnamese New Year

Yellow blossoms are a cheerful symbol of Tet.

Yellow Blossom Lights

Yellow Blossom Lights Look Spectacular in HCMC

Tet 2013 Window Display

Beautiful Tet window display

Temple in the Tet Display

Traditional and modern Vietnamese Transport

People enjoying the Tet displays

New Years Scene

Rex Hotel dressed for Tet 2013

Even the Council building in Ho Chi Minh City looks magical.

Ho Chi Minh City Council

Ho Chi Minh City at Night

Ho Chi Minh City at Night

Ho Chi Minh City at Night

Ho Chi Minh City at Night

Ben Thanh Market in District One is a great place to walk around at night for some good food and  to find souvenirs.

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market

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