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What you need to know to visit Hoi An in October

Peaceful Hoi An in rainy season

Some consider October as a bad time to visit Hoi An in Vietnam due to its unfavorable weather with more rainy days than sunny days, heavy shower, which may also occur with typhoon and cause floods sometimes while others, who cannot handle the scorching heat, find the autumnal month of October an ideal choice. Visit Hoian in October with: Indochina holidays Vietnam

Hoi An’s weather in October 

Hoi An’s weather in October

Hoi An’s weather in October- source: internet

Included in the rainy season, October together with November is the wettest month of the year in Hoi An (with 487mm of rainfall over 25 days). It also means is that during this month, Hoi An will experience more wet days than dry ones. As the rainfall varies quite dramatically, to enjoy your visit without worrying about staying dry, it is wise to be aware of when the wettest times are. However, the weather is pretty nice in that locality with the temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. This is also the most likely month for localized storms, but increased storm defenses have indicated these are no longer an annual event. Don’t expect clear skies but the blissfully common comfortable temperatures!

What to in a rainy day?

Explore Hoi An old town

Hoi An Old Town after rain

Hoi An Old Town after rain- source: internet

You are worrying about the lack of things to do on a rainy day? It is not necessary. A rainy day is the best time to see Hoi An in its most peaceful, its most romantic, to escape the gloom in the ancient town. Hoian cooking tours

Hoi An ancient town, which is located on the banks of the picturesque Thu Bon River, is a little port town in an exceptional state of preservation. In spite of being through pretty long history, this charming ancient town still remains as in the very first days of its birth with more than well preserved 800 historic buildings; its old streets bordered with ancient houses and assembly halls, its pagodas, temples, ancient wells and tombs dating back to the 15th to the 19th century. On a wintery day, nothing is better than grabbing a ticket; visiting the ancient houses, assembly halls, the Japanese & Chinese and the Western (Dutch and Spanish) during the 16th and 17th centuries and seeing its buildings and its street plan reflecting the influences, both indigenous and foreign.

Travel tips in October in Hoi An

What to pack with you

Peaceful Hoi An in rainy season

Peaceful Hoi An in rainy season- source: internet

As the weather in Hoi An is not hot and sunny to go swimming as that in Danang and Nha Trang, sunhats, sunglasses, shorts, bikini and swimwear are not must items. Instead, to save you from the unexpected rains, make sure to pack with you an umbrella or a light raincoat right after arriving in Hoi An. Moreover, sandals with the rugged bottom are necessary for hiking around the town.

Where to stay

The most common question about where to stay in Hoi An really comes into trouble in October. As October marks the end of rice harvest, scenery in the countryside is not as magnificent as you might have expected. In spite of the soggy things, if beach’s views are your things, don’t hesitate to stay at the beach.

Where to go

Hoi An in a rainy day

Hoi An in a rainy day- source: internet

It is highly advised to book a hotel not far from these places of interest in Hoi An. Once coming here, you can search for some popular tourist destinations near your hotel such as cultural exhibitors, museums, temples, pagodas, shopping places, local markets, entertainment, restaurants or food court, so that you still can go out while keeping yourself safe. More interestingly, if taxis are scarce and the weather permits, you can get a one-of-a-kind experience by renting a motorbike to a café shop, which is only several kilometers from your hotel. It is where you can see Hoi An in a beautiful rain, to feel the authentic taste of local drinks and to get a closer insight into the daily life of Hoi An people.

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