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

March 15, 2023 - 1002 views

Ho Chi Minh City has two distinct seasons: the dry and the rainy season. March is the end of the dry season, when the weather becomes warmer, there is less chance of rain, and you can explore the city without any fear of sudden rain. It is one of the best months to visit Ho Chi Minh city, so if you have your vacation, do not skip this city.  Let's learn all detail about Ho Chi Minh Weather March in the article below.

Ho Chi Minh weather in March

The weather in Ho Chi Minh City in March is similar to that in February with warm sunshine and very little rain. This kind of weather makes March one of the most comfortable time to travel in Saigon.

Temperature: The average minimum temperature in March is 25°C. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 34°C.

Rainfall: Due to the hot temperatures, rainfall slightly increases compared to February. It is still a dry month with an average of 11mm over 2 days

Sunshine hours: The sun will occasionally show itself with 158 hours of sunshine during the whole month.

Humidity: March also receives the same 70% humidity as February, which makes the climate feel less sticky but drier.

Min Temperature 25°C Chance of Rain 7%
Max Temperature 34°C Precipitation 11mm
Water Temperature  28°C Sunshine Hours  158


Saigon weather in march


Pros and cons



The weather in March is great, it is cool with less chance of rain throughout the month Travelling in March, you may have to pay a higher price in comparison with other months of the year. Moreover, some services can be booked out quickly.


Things to do and events in Ho Chi Minh in March

March is one of the best times of the year to take part in outdoor activities, so do not miss your chance to visit many outdoor attractions in the city

Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most visited places in Saigon thanks to its ancient beauty and symbolic meaning. Located in the centre of District 1, the church is a highlight of Saigon. This ancient, mossy and historic church is surrounded by modern skyscrapers and bustling streets, features European architecture combining beautiful Roman and Gothic styles. The church has the largest pair of bells in Vietnam and has become the pride of the people here. From the church, you can quickly move to other sightseeing locations in Saigon such as the Independence Palace, Diamond Plaza, or Dong Khoi Street…

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral


Visit War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum is another interesting place to visit in Ho Chi Minh City. Visiting this museum, you will have the chance to learn more about the effects of the 30-year long war between America and Vietnam. It welcomes more than half a million visitors every year. Inside the museum, you can see items on display including old military vehicles like Huey helicopters as well as attack bombers and M48 Patton tanks. You can also find personal memorabilia of victims of the war as well as old photographs inside the museum.


Shop at Ben Thanh market

Ben Thanh Market has become a typical market of Saigon. The market sells a full range of items including local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art, and other souvenirs. Here, you can also find eating stalls where you can get a taste of traditional Vietnamese food as well as a cool drink. The market is big and difficult to navigate, so you had better visit the market early in the morning to avoid the heat. When the night falls, it is the best time to taste the delicious food and enjoy the nightlife of this never-sleep city.

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market


Have dinner on Saigon cruise

Ho Chi Minh is active at night, especially life along the Saigon River. If you are bored with dining in the normal restaurant, then sign up for a dinner on the cruise where you will be able to taste delicious food and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Saigon River. There is nothing more wonderful than the feeling of sitting on a cruise and watching the magnificent Saigon city shimmering in the lights and bustling traffic.

Let's sign up for a Dinner on the Saigon river now.


Tips for travelling Ho Chi Minh City in March

What to pack and wear

Planning to travel to Ho Chi Minh in March, you can wear dresses, tops, T-shirts, and skirts made of cotton or linen. Men can wear shorts that are made of cotton or linen to keep you cool on a hot day. The weather in March in Ho Chi Minh is good condition for swimming, so do not forget to bring swimwear

March is hot and dry, so you can prepare a bottle of water, some fruits to stay hydrated and bring sun protection as well

Tips for the best experience

If you plan to visit Saigon and the whole country, March is one of the best months to travel. This is the end of spring in the north of Vietnam when the weather is not too cold like it is in the winter, and summer has not come. Although local people do not travel a lot this time of the year, Vietnam welcomes a large number of international tourists this time. Therefore, many services like hotels, flights can be increased. If you plan to visit the whole country, you had better contact your travel consultant early in advance to get the best price for your holiday.

All in all, March is a great time to travel to Saigon as well as Vietnam. Do not wait, book a tour to visit Saigon and Vietnam in general, you will have an unforgettable trip in this beautiful country.

You might want to know about Ho Chi Minh weather in April.


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