Which season is best to travel to the Central Highlands?

When you have the opportunity to travel to the Central Highlands, you will not only admire the majestic natural scenery with vast forests and beautiful waterfalls, but also enjoy many delicious specialties of this highland region.

Which season is best to travel to the Central Highlands?

The Central Highlands region includes 5 provinces Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong. Traveling to the Central Highlands provinces, you not only have the opportunity to visit beautiful landscapes but also experience the lives of ethnic minorities such as Ba Na, Gia Rai, Ede, Co Ho, Ma, Xo Dang, Mo Nong… and enjoy unique local dishes. The Central Highlands is always a destination for those who are passionate about exploring the beauty of cultural traditions and experiencing life like locals here.

Photo: Le Thi Dung.

Check-in at the waterfall in Dak Lak. Photo: Le Thi Dung.

Seasons in the Central Highlands

For a long time, people in the Central Highlands have been accustomed to dividing the year into two distinct seasons: rainy and dry. Most areas in the Central Highlands are mountainous, surrounded by high mountain ranges and massifs, typically the southern part of the Truong Son mountain range. The Central Highlands includes five provinces divided into three topographic sub-regions: the northern highlands (Kon Tum and Gia Lai), the central highlands (Dak Lak and Dak Nong) and the southern highlands (Dak Lak and Dak Nong) and the southern highlands (Kon Tum and Gia Lai). Lam Dong Province).

Check-in at Gia Lai - KonTum. Photo: Chu Duc Giang.

Check-in at Gia Lai. Photo: Chu Duc Giang.

Due to the influence of the equatorial climate, the average annual temperature in the Central Highlands is about 20°C and a cool temperate climate all year round, so the weather in the Central Highlands is more ideal than the general weather of the whole of Vietnam. Male.

Rainy season in the Central Highlands

The rainy season in the Central Highlands takes place from May to November of the year. Here, the weather pattern is similar to that in Central Vietnam. Although during the rainy season from May to November, the basalt red dirt road is often washed away, leading to slippery conditions, the images of the Central Highlands here are still very beautiful at this time with rivers and waterfalls appearing. and the scene is hazy.

The rainy season is a good condition for waterfalls in the Central Highlands to operate strongly and become the most majestic and beautiful. Waterfalls such as Dray Sap, Dray Nur, Gia Long, Thuy Tien continuously receive water day and night pouring down the murmuring stream, creating white foam like the harmony of the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands.

Cluster of 3 waterfalls Dray Sap, Dray Nur, Gia Long. Photo: Phan Loc.

Cluster of 3 waterfalls Dray Sap, Dray Nur, Gia Long. Photo: Phan Loc.

Dry season in the Central Highlands

The dry season in the Central Highlands from the end of November to April next year has a profound change, the wet rainy season gradually disappears to give way to the dry season with warm rays of sunlight.

In particular, March and April are the hottest and driest weather of the year. Due to the difference in altitude and climate in the plateau, when it reaches an altitude of about 500m it will be relatively cool and rainy. In higher locations such as the plateau with an altitude of 1000m like Da Lat, it is cool all year round. , typical of high mountain climate regions.

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Wild sunflowers cover the Central Highlands forests with yellow.

The climate from November to April is usually the most pleasant and has little rain, so you can easily visit around cities and villages. In addition, this is the peak season for Central Highlands tours, many tourists come to the Central Highlands during this time to experience traditional festivals, admire beautiful waterfalls and forests. Especially in December, it is not only the season of wild sunflowers blooming bright yellow on the Central Highlands roads, but also the time when coffee gardens are in harvest season, ripe coffee berries glow red in a corner of the sky. A beautiful landscape, if you travel to the Central Highlands in February-March, the time described as “white coffee sky”, because this is the time when coffee flowers begin to bloom white and stand out in the sky.

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Illustration photo: Coffee flowers.

The most beautiful time to travel to the Central Highlands

Traveling to the Central Highlands in the dry season is the most beautiful, from late November to April of the following year, because this is the time when many unique and attractive cultural festivals take place.

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Illustration photo: Central Highlands gong festival.

Traveling to the Central Highlands from November to April next year, you will admire the image of the highlands with sparkling beauty: ripe rice fields, colorful roads of bright yellow wildflowers. a corner of the sky around November – December and the season of white coffee flowers blooming everywhere in early March. If you have the opportunity to go to the Central Highlands, try to choose the dry season from November to April next year to admire Many unique beauties here!