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

March 15, 2023 - 410 views

One of the great delights when visiting Vietnam, the tropical country is to get and taste the different kinds of exotic fruits. May is the ripe fruit season in Ho Chi Minh City and in the Mekong Delta. So, do not miss your chance to visit if you are in Vietnam in May. If Ho Chi Minh is something unfamiliar to you, please see more detail about the weather and things to do in May in Ho Chi Minh city by reading the below article.

Ho Chi Minh weather in May

May is officially the first month of the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City that lasts for seven months (from May till November). The temperature becomes higher than the previous month, but the rain which is often in the afternoon can make you feel better.

Temperature: The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Ho Chi Minh City in May is 27°C. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 35°C. This makes May the hottest month of the year

Rainfall: May falls in the rainy season with an average precipitation of 156.6mm.

Sunshine hours: The sun will occasionally show itself with 124 hours of sunshine during the whole month.

Humidity:  The average humidity this month is 79%

Min Temperature 27°C Precipitation 156.6mm
Max Temperature 35°C Rainy Days 12.0 days
Humidity 79% Sunshine Hours 12 hours


Ho Chi Minh weather May

Pros and cons

Pros Cons
The beginning of May is a good time to visit Ho Chi Minh when the temperature is not too high, there is less rain, and the city has not become crowded. Therefore, visit the city this time of the month if possible. Sudden rain in hot weather easily makes people sick, especially those who are not used to this kind of climate like Northern Europe, Russia. So some tourists avoid travelling this month


Things to do and events in Ho Chi Minh in May

Enjoy Panoramic Views Of The City At Bitexco Tower

Bitexco Financial Tower & Sky Deck in Ho Chi Minh City is 262 meters high at the centre of the city, which is one of the tallest buildings in Vietnam. This place offers an unparalleled city view from its Sky Deck. Coming inside the building, tourists can use one of the binocular stands to get a closer look. There are also restaurants and bars on the 50th and 51st floor of the building where you can eat and drink.


Take a tour of the Mekong River

The Mekong Delta is a vast area of 39,000 square kilometres of waterways, which is only 4 hours by car from Ho Chi Minh city. This is not only home to myriad attractive destinations but also unique ecosystems. You can either take a day tour from Ho Chi Minh or even stay overnight to visit the early morning Floating Market in Can Tho. On the boat trip, you can see rice paddies, fruit orchards, and floating markets, Buddhist temples, and family houses clinging to the river’s banks. Tourists can even talk with local people, try fresh fruits, learn how to cook the local dishes, or sing the traditional songs…

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Mekong Delta tour

Take a tour to the Mekong delta


Visit the suburbs

To get out of the crowd and escape the heat in the city, tourists can go to the suburbs and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere here. There are many eco-tourism sites out of the city which is full of green trees. The mangrove-dominated wetlands in the Can Gio district are an ideal choice. Here, visitors will have relaxing moments while sailing in the mangroves or participate in interesting activities such as visiting and feeding the crocodile farm, swimming in the saltwater pool, enjoying delicious freshwater fish hot pot.


Enjoy the fresh fruits

Ho Chi Minh city is not far away from the Mekong Delta which provides more than half of Vietnamese fruits. Therefore, you can easily find a variety of fruits in Ho CHi Minh City in May. They are fresh, delicious and really cheap. Besides, you can try many kinds of drinks made from fruits like smoothies, juices. Thu Duc Wholesale fruit market, An Dong market, Binh Tay market are the best markets for buying fruits in Ho Chi Minh City.


Tips for travelling Ho Chi Minh City in May

What to pack

  • The weather is quite hot, and occasional pouring rains make umbrellas and raincoats are good companions these days.
  • Remember to apply sun cream, long dress to avoid the sunshine during the daytime.

Tips for the best experiences

The beginning of May is the time when the school is still open, there is not a lot of local people travelling this time. Therefore, take your chance to visit the city in the first half of May, to avoid the crowd and get a good price.

Another tip to get a good price for your visit to Ho Chi Minh city is to book the flight tickets, hotel early in advance. You can get an even cheaper price by booking a package for Ho Chi Minh City or the whole of Vietnam.

May is one of the hottest months in Ho Chi Minh, but it is still cooler than other provinces in Vietnam, or other countries in Southeast Asia. The weather is not a big problem when you know what to do, where to visit in this kind of weather. Hope that the above information is useful for your trip to Ho Chi Minh.

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


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