You should always remember to obey the traffic rules and drive at a slow speed to control your vehicle.
If it’s raining, you should refrain from driving to avoid fallen trees, rocks, lightning, or flooding.
Ideally, you should return to your hotel or find a safe place and continue the journey only when the storm has cleared.
Also, you should avoid driving at night. Some streets and areas in Vietnam do not have lights so that it can cause an accident, especially on rainy days.
Moreover, before you leave, you should make sure that your vehicle is in good condition. In unusual rain, imagine if the vehicle’s signal is broken, it is dangerous for you as well as other people.
6. Use waterproof backpacks
Instead of carrying suitcases, prepare yourself for compact and convenient waterproof bags. Your items will be completely dry regardless of the type of weather.
Currently, many types of waterproof backpacks guarantee quality and design.
7. Prepare a raincoat
You should make sure there is always a raincoat in the backpack as you may get sick of getting caught in the rain.
Although you can find some stops to buy raincoats on the road, preparing a good coat in advance is still a better idea.
Fold it neatly and place it on the bottom, and you’re ready to go!
8. Dress smartly
You should choose simple and lightweight clothes such as a tank top and shorts instead of jeans.
You should avoid wearing tight, thick, water-soaked clothes that will be very uncomfortable, causing itching and rash.
Also, you should bring clothes that are easy to dry. Don’t forget to bring a pair of plastic sandals to move if the road is slippery!
9. Always have a backup plan
To make the best of your trip, you can visit some indoor attractions in case you change your plan during the storm.
In the rainy season, visiting museums, cultural exhibitors, entertainment areas, or trying dishes is an excellent idea.
In case you can not go out of your hotel, you can still visit the cafe at the hotel or a nearby location.
Also, don’t forget to have an off-line map and save the address of nearby shelters in case of heavy rains.
10. Enjoy the rain
Besides the tips above, adapting to the weather and the environment will give you an authentic experience while traveling to Vietnam in the rainy season.
There are truly breathtaking views in the rain, and there are also dishes that are best to try on rainy days.
The beauty of Vietnam in the rainy season
There are cities in Vietnam where rain seems to accentuate its charm further and capturing visitors’ footsteps.
Hue is such a city. You can enjoy hot and spicy dishes such as Bun Bo Hue, Banh Beo, or Banh Xeo, having a warm cup of tea while listening to the raindrops pouring outside.
Another place that brings a unique beauty on rainy days is Hoi An.
Choosing a cafe located on the 2nd floor of an old house, sipping a cup of hot coffee while looking at the rain cover on the old houses, is an unforgettable experience when you travel to Hoi An Vietnam.