Ho Chi Minh Weather August: Temperature & Best Things to Do

March 15, 2023 - 668 views

Ho Chi Minh City also known as Saigon is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history going back hundreds of years. This city is also a popular tourist destination due to its fascinating culture, classic French architecture, and skyscrapers as well as nightlife. Ho Chi Minh City never disappoints tourists who visit it for the first or the second time, even in the hottest month of the year, August. Let's explore what has to offer you in August by reading our below article Ho Chi Minh weather in August and find all detail.

Ho Chi Minh weather in August overview

Ho Chi Minh weather in August is still wet with high temperatures, but it remains at a bearable range for foreign tourists. The sudden that often last for few minutes, which makes the atmosphere cooler and more comfortable.

Temperature: The average minimum temperature is 24.0°C. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 31.0°C  

Rainfall: August falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 271mm

Sunshine: The sun will occasionally show itself with 140 hours of sunshine during the whole month.

Average August temperature 28°C Chance of Rain  73%
Min Temperature 24°C Precipitation  271mm
Max Temperature 32°C Rainy Days 22
Water Temperature  28°C Sunshine Hours  140


Ho Chi Minh city weather in August

Pros and cons

Pros: This is not peak season for tourism in Ho Chi Minh, so you will be able to get cheap prices and excellent customer service

Cons: The weather condition is sometimes not good for outdoor activities 


Things to do and events in Ho Chi Minh in August

Notre Dame Cathedral - Symbol of the city

  • Address: No. 1 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 8:30 – 10:30 and 14:30 – 15:30 (Monday to Friday)
  • Ticket price: Free

Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the famous tourist attractions in Saigon that any visitor in Ho Chi Minh city should not miss. The church known as the Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception has a very special design, with a capacity of up to 1200 people. The architecture of the building is extremely unique with a beautiful combination of Roman and Gothic styles. Around this tourist destination is a large campus with many trees, allowing you to freely take pictures and selfies.

Notre Dame Cathedral at night

Notre Dame Cathedral at night


Landmark 81 - The tallest building in Vietnam

  • Address: No. 720A Dien Bien Phu, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Opening hours: 8:30-22:00
  • Ticket price: 810,000 VND/adult, 405,000 VND/child from 1m -1.4m, children under 1m free.

Landmark 81 building is the tallest building in Vietnam with a height of up to 470m. It is an ideal tourist destination in Saigon to have fun with many entertainment services such as CGV Cinema, Vincom Ice Rink…Inside the building, there is Vincom Center Landmark 81 commercial center, which allows you to comfortably shop with leading brands in the world, and 30 restaurants with thousands of delicious dishes from 5 continents. If you plan to stay in this building, Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 hotel with a system of luxurious and comfortable rooms, panoramic view of the Saigon River... will not disappoint you.


Ben Thanh Market - The busiest market in Saigon

  • Address: Located on the streets of Phan Boi Chau, Le Thanh Ton, Phan Chu Trinh, Quach Thi Trang Square, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Opening hours: 7:00 – 19:00
  • Ticket price: Free.

Ben Thanh market is another tourist attraction in Saigon. This is a market located in the city centre, adjacent to major roads, so it is very easy to get there. Visiting the market, visitors can buy a variety of items ranging from traditional to modern, or enjoy traditional Vietnamese dishes at cheap prices.

Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh market


Museum of Vietnamese History

  • Address: No. 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Opening hours: 8:00 – 11:30 and 13:30 – 16:30 (From Tuesday to Sunday every week)
  • Ticket price: 15,000 VND/person.

The Museum of Vietnamese History formerly known as the Musée Blanchard de la Brosse, was built by Auguste Delaval in 1926. The museum showcases Vietnam's history with exhibits from all periods. This museum keeps tens of thousands of artifacts, 25,000 books, and many precious documents, so tourists coming here can gain more knowledge about not only history but also archeology, ethnology...


Tips for traveling Ho Chi Minh City in August

What to pack and wear

Visitors traveling to Ho Chi Minh City should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket, umbrella, and raincoat since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts, a skirt or a long-sleeve cotton dress because it can be very hot. Moreover, this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

Do not forget to apply sunscreen when going out

Tips for the best experience

Do not go out during the hottest hours of the day (usually 11 am to 2 pm) to avoid the heat and the sun. Besides, August is the season of wonderful tropical fruits, so tourists should eat fruits to enhance the body’s resistance to disease.

Whenever you want to cool down in the summer, find a swimming pool, and dive into the refreshing water there.

All in all, there is no wrong time to visit Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh city. Surely, any time during the year, you will have a great time here. If you want to plan any tours in Ho Chi Minh city, or need any information about this city, contact us for any further assistance.


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