Vietnam is in tropical Asia beside Cambodia and facing the Philippines across the South China Sea. Hoi An is located at east central Vietnam, a seaside city in the province of Quang Nam. It is a few kilometers from Da Nang, the fourth biggest Viet city, and Hue, the ancient capital city. Since it is very near the equator, expect hot and humid weather in Hoi An.
It is definitely warm in Hoi An, but surprisingly, it can be biting cold in December. Although some Decembers are not as cold as others, there have been records of very cold winter with freezing rains, in place of snow. It is good for tourists to know this so that they could pack warm clothes when visiting in December. The cool weather could trickle until mid-way January. [Read more…]