Exploring natural Vietnam
Vietnam is one of those countries whose sheer beauty needs to be seen to be believed. It’s that gorgeous – blanketed in tropical forests, winding rivers and incredible bays cut with caves. The country is pretty huge, too, so the size of its natural landscape never fails to impress either.
Because Vietnam is so big, the weather you encounter will largely be based on where in the country you go, along with the time of year you visit. The northernmost bits offer a humid subtropical climate, while the bottom features a much drier, tropical climate and the middle portion experiences the monsoon at some times of year. Vietnam doesn’t experience the same winter and summer schedule as we do – here, the dry season is traditionally from November to April, while the rest of the months sees heightened batches of rain.
And just as Vietnam’s natural beauty is vast and varied, so too is its biodiversity. Vietnam is classified as one of 25 countries with high biodiversity, ranked number 16 worldwide, and is home to 16% of the world’s species, many of which are endemic to Vietnam.