May is the first month of the rainy season in HCMC (lasts for seven months from May to November). The weather is quite hot with temperature fluctuating from 25 to 35 ° C. Furthermore, high relative humidity (79%) makes the weather seem hotter. Since May is the first month of the rainy season, rainfall increases significantly with 200mm of rain (four times higher than in April) and 12 days of rain. The torrential rains in hot weather make it easy for anyone to get sick. This kind of weather can make tourists, especially those who are used to cool or cold climates like North Europe, feel uncomfortable.
However, if you want get out of the crowded city and relax in the suburbs, enjoy the cool fresh air under the greenery, then you can visit the eco-tourist spots like Mekong Delta. Waterway dominated by mangroves in Can Gio District are an ideal option. Here, you will have moments of relaxation when boating in the mangrove forest. In addition, you can participate in exciting activities such as joining floating markets in very early morning, visiting crocodile farms, enjoying the delicious hotpot with freshwater fish.
May is not the best time to visit HCMC. However, it is a good time for those who wants to experience the taste of hot and humid tropical climates. A trip in the wild on hot days is not a bad option.
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