HANOI IN MARCH: WEATHER & TOP THINGS TO DO


09 Mar 2021

Visiting Hanoi in March is highly recommended for those who want to have the best experience from cultural & traditional festivals and sightseeing activities. The Hanoi weather in March is quite nice with low temperatures and some drizzle.

Table Contents
  • I - How is the weather in Hanoi in March like?
  • 1 - Rainfall
  • 2 - Temperature
  • 3 - Humidity 
  • II - What to do in Hanoi in March?
  • 1 - Temple of Literature
  • 2 - Bat Trang Craft Village Festival 
  • 3 - Huong Pagoda Festival
Hanoi in March
Source: Astgh Vardanyan

March in Hanoi is in the mid-spring and the climate of Hanoi this time is still influenced by the northeastern monsoon. The weather is a bit cold and drizzly, creating the high humidity and wet feeling. The weather favors the growth of bacteria, insects and seasonal flu.

I - How is the weather in Hanoi in March like?

1 - Rainfall

The rainfall in March in Hanoi is high, just around 34mm. The drizzle (mostly appears at night and early morning) is continuous and unpleasant. Tourists should bring an umbrella or a thin raincoat when going out.

 

March weather in Hanoi

Source: Kenh14

2 - Average temperature in Hanoi in March 

The temperature in March increases slightly compared to February, fluctuating from 18°C to 23°C with a low temperature difference between day & night. With an average temperature of 20°C, the atmosphere is quite warm for a great trip in Hanoi. The sunshine hours reach 6 hours per day. 

3 - Humidity 

The humidity in March in Hanoi is measured at around 87.9%, at the highest level of the year due to the effect of regular and prolonged drizzling rains. 

This also leads to a variety of drawbacks, such as the climate is favorable for bacteria & mold develops, so respiratory diseases are easily gotten and objects are vulnerable to mold attacks.

II - What to do in Hanoi in March?

The weather in Hanoi this time is not so ideal for sunny-lovers. However, this month is still nice for visiting the cultural-historical attractions and taking part in the traditional & religious festivals. 

1 - Temple of Literature

People often visit the Temple of Literature at the beginning of a lunar new year to pray for the desire of a new year with new academic achievement, particularly for students. - Location: No.58 Quoc Tu Giam Street, Van Mieu Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi. 

- Ticket price: 30,000 VND/person ($1.3)

2 - Bat Trang Craft Village Festival in Hanoi in March

Participating in the Bat Trang pottery village festival and visiting pottery workshops, watching artisans create sophisticated ceramic products... are interesting experiences that should not be missed. The ceremony of offering the Emperor of God with buffaloes, 6 big feast trays, and 4 sticky rice trays is the highlight of the festival. Other exciting things to see are the traditional games such as human chess, worship singing,.. 

- Time: February 15th of every lunar year.

           In 2021: March 27, 2021 (solar calendar)

           In 2022: March 17, 2022 (solar calendar)

- Location: Bat Trang commune, Gia Lam district, Hanoi - 15km from Hanoi city center 

3 - Huong Pagoda Festival

What to do in Hanoi in March

Huong Pagoda Festival - Source: Internet

Visiting Hanoi in March, you have the chance to take part in the Huong Pagoda Festival, which is held from February to April every year. This is a festival that attracts hundreds of Buddhists to visit and offer incense & pray for a good year. 

You take a boat trip along Yen stream, then hike or take a cable car trip to visit the cave, mountains and old pagoda. This is a nice trip to explore more about Vietnam culture & belief. 

- Time: January 6 - March 30 in the lunar calendar

           In 2021: February 17 - May 11, 2021 (solar calendar)

           In 2022: February 6 - April 30, 2020 (solar calendar)

- Location: Huong Pagoda, Huong Son Commune, My Duc District, Hanoi.

Hopefully, the sharing from Localtravelidea about the weather in Hanoi in March and some should-visit attractions brings more wonderful experiences to you.

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