Hanoi Weather in March

It is very hard to give firm predictions of the Hanoi weather each month. So if you want to visit Hanoi, pay attention to the weather to get the best trip. In March, Hanoi is the mid-time of spring with many kinds of flowers blooming such as Ban flower, Sưa flower and Bưởi flower (grapefruit flower), which is one of the best time to travel. This post gives you some useful information and tips to help you get the memorable trip to Hanoi and the best places in Hanoi.

Ban Flower in Hanoi

1. The Weather in Hanoi in March

In comparison with February, the temperature in March is rather higher with the average temperature around 18˚C (64.4˚F). While the average high temperature may vary between 16˚C (60.8˚F) and 32˚C (89.6˚F), the daily low temperature tends to range from 12˚C (53.6˚F) to 24˚C (75.2˚F).

The weather in Hanoi in March is not too hot, so you will feel comfortable most of the day. The morning hours may be a little bit cooler than the afternoon hours. On average, Hanoi receives around 1 hour of sunshine in the daylight because clouds cover the city most of the time, 89% of daylight.

In terms of rainfall, there is an increase in rainfall in comparison with February. The amount of rainfall during March is around 40 mm to 50 mm. The number of wet days ranges from 15 to 22, which is more likely to occur at the end of the month.

2. Things to do in Hanoi in March

2.1. Hanoi Old Quarter

Just several hundred from Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Old Quarter attracts tourists with many things to explore. Walking or hiring a cyclo to travel around Hanoi Old Quarter are the best ways to explore the charming Old Quarter. You have to pay about 100,000 VND or more (about 4.5 USD) for 1 or 2 person/ 1 hour on cyclo. Discover corners of Hanoi Old Quarter and try some street food here like a bowl of pho, Hanoi bread…

Hanoi's Old Quarter

Besides, you can join our Hanoi Scooter Tour or Hanoi Motorbike Tour to discover corners of Hanoi and enjoy Hanoi foods in March.

2.2. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

If you want to know more about the outstanding characteristics of 54 ethnic groups, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is the best place for you. The museum is divided into 2 parts: indoors and outdoors. The outdoors re-describes the life of Vietnamese ethnic people in the past, while the indoors pay attention to the informative exhibition. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is truly a great choice for those who don’t have time to visit all remote areas where live the majority of Vietnam ethnic minorities.

Entrance fee: 

• Adult: 40.000 VND (1.76 USD)

• University students with ID: 20.000 VND

• Children (6 years old to 16 years old): 10.000 VND

• Children under 6 years old: Free

Bana People Communal House in the museum

2.3. Visiting Dong Nhan Temple Festival

The Dong Nhan Temple Festival takes place annually from the 3rd to the 6th of the second lunar month in Dong Nhan Temple, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi. You can have a chance to enjoy some traditional games like human chess, lantern dance and water sports at the festival. 

Dong Nhan Temple Festival

3. Best places to visit from Hanoi in March

3.1. Dien Bien – Muong Thanh Valley from Hanoi

Far more than 400 km from Hanoi, Dien Bien is inside of Muong Thanh Valley. Dien Bien in March is one of the most beautiful places with a paradise of Ban flower – a kind of beautiful flower in the northwest area of Vietnam. March is the time Ban flower blooming in the districts of Muong Ang, Dien Bien, Dien Bien Dong… From a far distance, you can see Ban flowers blooming like glittering snowflakes in big white clouds. The white colour of Ban flower not only symbolizes the fragile beauty of Thai girls but also respects the longevity and the faithfulness in love.

Ban Flower in Dien Bien

3.2. Da Nang from Hanoi

Visiting Da Nang in March, you will feel a bustling atmosphere after Tet holiday. You can visit many well-known spots such as Ngu Hanh Mountain, Cham Sculpture Museum, Son Tra Peninsula, or Dragon Bridge.

Also, you can visit Da Nang Beach in March to enjoy walking, sightseeing the blue sea, or swimming. The fresh atmosphere here and the scenery at this time seem to be so peaceful for all visitors.

Da Nang Beach

3.3. Hoi An from Hanoi

Hoi An in March seems to be gorgeous with full of bright sunshine and little cold weather, which gives you the wonderful atmosphere and more chances to enjoy outdoor activities. You can try some interesting activities such as cycling or walking around Hoi An ancient town, watching the old houses, explore small streets covered with lanterns or enjoying the best foods.

Hoi An at night

4. Clothing advice when travelling in Hanoi in March

Weather in Hanoi in March is not too cold as in the winter, so a thin sweater and overcoat are still essential for a trip in Hanoi at this time. It is also the time of high humidity, so bring more spare clothes in case your clothes haven’t been dried yet. However, remember to bring a long-sleeved T-shirt or shirt to welcome several sunny days in March.

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