With unspoiled natural scenery and majestic cave system, Phong Nha Ke Bang has become a popular destination for adventurous travelers.
This article is a complete guide on the best time to visit Phong Nha Vietnam, with details on the weather, seasons in Phong Nha, the best months to visit Phong Nha, and things you should not miss.
Similar to the North Central region, Phong Nha Ke Bang (Quang Binh province) has a tropical monsoon climate, hot and humid.
The average annual temperature is 23-25°C, with the highest temperature being 41°C in summer and the lowest possible down to 6°C in winter.
The hottest period is from June to August with an average temperature of 28°C, while from December to February has an average temperature of 18°C.
There are two distinct seasons in Phong Nha Quang Binh: the dry season and the rainy season.
The rainy season (from September to March next year) is characterized by the northeast monsoon.
The average annual rainfall measured is 2,000–2,500 mm, with 88% of the rain between July and December.
The dry season (from April to August) is influenced by the southwest wind, but due to the regulation of the East Sea, the climate of Quang Binh is quite chilly at night.
The average temperature of the dry season is 24-25°C.
The hottest months of the dry season are from June to August, and temperatures can reach over 41°C.
The rainy season coincides with the storm season.
Quang Binh province is often affected by typhoons. With flat and sloping terrain, there is often a sudden flood when there are storms.
Also, on the rainy days, the level of water in Son River rises so you cannot visit Phong Nha Cave. You can still visit other caves such as Tien Son cave or Paradise cave.
The best time to visit Phong Nha is from April to August.
During this time, the weather is beautiful and sunny, so it is very suitable for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
You should pay attention to the weather forecast to plan your trip and equipment and clothes accordingly.
Here is the list of some activities that you can do in Phong Nha Vietnam