Luggages, Clothes And Footwear
As you know, there are 3 regions in Vietnam and each region has its own kind of weather. The North and Northern Central is hot in summer and cold in winter while the South and Southern Central are hot and wet during the year and particularly chilly in the evening. Therefore you should choose clothes being suitable for each area.
It’s also important to remember that Vietnam is a Buddhism Beliefs country; it won’t be respectful to wear super short-shorts, mid-riff baring outfits, and very low-cut tops to visit pagodas and temple here, for example.
– Pack plenty of breathable cotton shirts, shorts, and skirts.
– Pack flowing cotton skirts and cotton dresses, preferably mid-thigh and longer.
– Consider packing vest/singlet tops as well as t-shirts and blouses too, if you like.
– Make sure you pack comfortable footwear as you’ll spend a lot of time walking; you’ll need a pair of sneakers as well as comfortable flats and sandals.
– Bring a hat or two as well as sunglasses and sunscreen.
– Pack an umbrella, not just for the rain, but to shield you from the sun if you’re out for long periods of time.
– Be sure to pack your swimwear, kaftans and any other beach appropriate gear if you’re heading to coastal areas.
– You may want to pack a few ‘nice’ outfits for special dinners or nights out, there are some really gorgeous outdoor restaurants to experience.
– If you’re visiting the northern parts of Vietnam, consider packing a light jumper, cardigan or scarf to cover your shoulders as the evenings get quite cool. Depending on the time of year you visit, you may also need to pack warmer gear and jeans.