Ho Chi Minh Weather September: Temperature & Best Things to Do
September is the rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City, however, it is not as bad as you may think. Smartly travel, you can save a lot of money, avoid the rain, and enjoy the best moments in this city. Follow our article about Ho Chi Minh Weather September to find interesting information.
Ho Chi Minh weather in September overview
September marks the end of the high tourist season for domestic. While Hanoi is experiencing subdued autumn weather with warm sunshine and gentle winds, weather in Ho Chi Minh City is still experiencing hot and rainy days in September.
Temperature: The temperature in October still fluctuates between 24°C - 33°C.
Humidity: The high humidity of 85% (the highest of the year)
Rainfall: September has heavy rainfall of 325mm with 14 days of rain (the second-highest rainfall of the year).
|Max Temperature||33°C||Rainy Days||14 days|
|Humidity||85%||Sunshine Hours||10 hours|
Pros and cons
Pros: The second half month of September is not peak season for traveling in Ho Chi Minh season, the weather is much better that time. So tourists can travel that time to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in Ho Chi Minh City
Cons: The 2nd of September is a public holiday, so it is crowded, and the price for services can be increased.
Things to do and events in Ho Chi Minh in September
Visit War Remnants Museum
The War Remnants Museum is always at the top of must-visit places for Saigon at any time. The museum is the place where you can learn more about Vietnam's history, especially during the American war. It’s actually quite a sorrowful experience and there is a lot of detail inside. Outside the museum, there are some really cool war items like airplanes, army tanks, etc, where you can take photos with. The museum is open daily from 7.30 A.M. to 11.30 A.M. and from 1.20 P.M. to 4.30 P.M. The admission is VND 15,000 per person.
Visit Notre-Dame Cathedral
Located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Saigon is another landmark of the city. The Cathedral is a fine example of Neo-Romanesque architecture with all the materials imported from France. It has twin square towers rising almost 60 meters above the city, capped by iron spires. Today it is not only a church, but also a major tourist attraction. There is no entrance fee if you want to visit the cathedral. It is open daily from 8.00 to 11.00 A.M. and from 3.00 to 6.00 P.M. On Sundays, there are also regular worship services, which you also can attend to.
Notre Dame Cathedral at night
Join the food tour
One of the best ways to dive into the local culture is to join a food tour at night where the local tour guide will bring you to interesting places in the city to taste many different kinds of food. There is a lot of tasty dishes in Saigon, it’s hard for you to decide what to choose. So the tour guide will bring you to the best places to taste the must-try food in the city. On the tour, you can sit by the roadside, have some beer, and absorb the atmosphere of the city
Book Saigon Night Life Tour by Motorbike to have the best moment in Ho Chi Minh city at night
Shop at Ben Thanh Market
The Ben Thanh Market is one of the famous markets of Ho Chi Minh City, which welcomes thousands of visitors to come and shop at the market. You can almost buy everything there from clothes, jewelry, souvenirs, food to the popular Vietnamese coffee. When shopping at the market, remember to bargain as the seller always asks for a higher price. The market closes at about 6:00 P.M, then various stalls are set up for the daily night market.
Shopping at Ben Thanh market
Events and festivals
Visiting the city this month, tourists will have a big chance to enjoy the festive atmosphere of the National Independence Day and Mid Autumn Festival with the locals. On National Independence Day, tourists can enjoy many cultural- arts programs as well as spectacular firework displays. Moreover, the Mid Autumn Festival on the full moon of the lunar august often takes place in September too. Visiting Ho Chi Minh City on this occasion, tourists will have a chance to take part in a joyful lantern procession, watch exciting lion dancing, taste the moon cake, and enjoy the fun with the locals.
Tips for traveling Ho Chi Minh City in September
What to pack
- It is hot and humid in September in Ho Chi Minh city, so you need to bring light clothes like shorts, dresses, pants, an umbrella, raincoat to keep you dry
- Besides, do not forget to bring sun cream, a bottle of water with you all the time
Tips for the best experience
Ho Chi Minh city can be very crowded on the first days of September as it is a public holiday and school has not opened yet. You had better travel to the city after 5th September if you do not like the crowd or want to pay an extra fee. Booking the tour, especially the flight tickets to Ho Chi Minh early in advance can save a lot of money, plan well for your trip in September.
There is no need to travel in the dry season to enjoy every moment during your Saigon trip. September has its own beauty, so take your chance to travel whenever you have. Follow our tips, and you will have the best time in the city.
You might want to know about Ho Chi Minh weather in October.
Image source: Internet