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 Is Ninh Binh Hot in Summer? Beat the Heat with Top Activities and Cooling Tips

Is Ninh Binh Hot in Summer? Beat the Heat with Top Activities and Cooling Tips


Ninh Binh is a beautiful place to explore. However, in the North of Vietnam, Ninh Binh is affected by a tropical climate with 4 seasons. In summer, tourists might worry that it’s too hot to visit Ninh Binh, especially for outdoor activities. Some families with small kids share the same opinions. This article presents Ninh Binh's summer weather feature, the top things to do in Ninh Binh on a sunny day, and Ninh Binh's summer heat tips.

About Summer in Ninh Binh

When is summer in Ninh Binh?

  • Spring: February to April 
  • Summer: May to July
  • Autumn: August to October
  • Winter: November to January

Summer in Ninh Binh usually falls between May and July. In some years, following the lunar calendar, the hot weather might come sooner or later. However, you can feel summer in April days. Ninh Binh eases into summer with pleasant April weather, offering a comfortable escape from the wet spring months. But June and July heat up considerably.

How is Ninh Binh in The Summertime? 


  • Temperature: Averages around 25°C (77°F), ranging from 22°C (72°F) to 29°C (84°F).
  • Conditions: Warm with a gentle breeze, transitioning from spring to summer.
  • Rainfall: Less rain compared to summer months.


  • Temperature: Starts to climb, averaging around 28°C (82°F). Expect highs in the low 30s °C (upper 80s °F).
  • Conditions: Hot and humid, summer begins.
  • Rainfall: Increases compared to April, with occasional showers.


Temperature: The hottest month, averaging around 30°C (86°F). Expect highs exceeding 33°C (91°F).

Conditions: Scorching and humid with strong sunshine.

Rainfall: Frequent afternoon thunderstorms.


  • Temperature: Similar to June, averaging 30°C (86°F) with highs reaching 34°C (93°F) or even higher.
  • Conditions: Hottest and most humid month.
  • Rainfall: Most rain out of these four months, with frequent afternoon thunderstorms.
Bich Dong Pagoda in Summer

Bich Dong Pagoda in Summer

Please note: 

  • Humidity: Expect high humidity throughout these months, ranging from 80% to 85%.
  • Sunshine: Long sunny days are common, especially in June and July.

Ninh Binh weather guide: climate and activities by month

Is Heavy rain in Ninh Binh in Summer days? 

While Ninh Binh can experience rain showers in the summer (April to July), it's not typically characterized by heavy rain throughout the entire season. 

  • June and July: These are the wettest months with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. However, these storms tend to be intense but short-lived, lasting for a couple of hours at most.
  • April and May: These months see less rain compared to June and July. Rain showers might occur occasionally, but they are usually lighter and shorter.

Rainy Day Activities in Ninh Binh: What to do in Ninh Binh when it rains? 

Best Activities in Ninh Binh During Summer

Here are some of the highly recommended Ninh Binh summer outdoor activities you should try during this period:

Boat tours on Tam Coc or Trang An

Glide down the emerald waters surrounded by towering limestone karsts. Take in the peaceful and magical beauty of Ninh Bình's landscapes. Although a boat trip is an outdoor activity, you will scared of the light but there are many trees, mountains and caves along the way. Combined with the coolness of the water, it’s so relaxing to join in. 

If you don’t like the sun, choose Trang An instead of Tam Coc. If you like the rice field (in the golden season), Tam Coc is a priority. You will be surprised when you come from outside into a cave, totally worth trying. 

All about boat tour in Ninh Binh: Tam Coc or Trang An is better? 

Hiking adventures: Mua Cave or Am Tiem Cave 

Mua Cave, also known as Lying Dragon Mountain. Ascend the 500 steps to the mountain's peak and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views. However, you should go to the Mua Cave early in the morning (before 11 am) or late in the afternoon, after 3 pm to avoid the harsh sunlight. In the summer, Mua Cave has a blooming lotus pond that covers a larger area. Watching the sunrise or sunset at the dancing cave is also very beautiful.

Another option is the Am Tiem Cave. It is surrounded by high mountains, isolated from the outside world, so the scenery is unique and extremely shady. With a large lake like a pearl located in the middle of the campus. If climbing the cave can make you tired on a sunny day, Am Tiem cave is a suitable alternative.

Am Tiem Cave with a large Lake in Summer

Am Tiem Cave with a large Lake in Summer 

You can also consider the Tam Coc – Bich Dong Pagoda trail, which winds through rice paddies and offers a glimpse of these historic temples with different levels of temples and views. 

Hang Mua Ninh Binh: A Complete Guide for a day trip from Hanoi 
A full guide for Am Tiem Cave in Ninh Binh: The must-see spot in Ninh Binh

Cycling tours: Around The Rice Field and Local Villages

After a boat tour and mountain climbing, you might like to explore the scenic countryside at your own pace on a bicycle. Breathe in the fresh air and soak up the rural charm of Ninh Bình's villages and rice fields. 

If you feel not strong enough to ride a bike by yourself, you can choose a motorbike instead. 

Swimming At A Local Homestay 

After a day of exploring Ninh Binh's attractions, nothing beats a refreshing swim in the cool waters of a homestay pool. It's a great way to relax, unwind, and rejuvenate amidst the natural beauty of the countryside.

Unlike public swimming pools or crowded beaches, swimming at a local homestay offers a sense of privacy and tranquillity. You can enjoy a peaceful swim without the crowds, making it an ideal retreat for those seeking relaxation and privacy.

Homestays typically cater to a more rural experience, focusing on cultural immersion and interaction with the local way of life. Many homestays boast stunning views of rice paddies, mountains or rivers.

Visit Indoor Attractions

Bai Dinh Pagoda is big with a large area inside to avoid the heat

Explore indoor attractions such as museums, temples, and pagodas during the hottest part of the day. Bai Dinh Pagoda and Hoa Lu Ancient Capital are fascinating historical sites worth visiting. Bai Dinh is spacious and ranks among the top Ninh Binh hot weather activities. 

Ninh Binh Summer Vacation Tips

Here are some Ninh Binh summer vacation tips to help you enjoy your sunny days while avoiding the heat:

  • Pack light, breathable clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. An umbrella or light raincoat might also be useful. 
  • Stay hydrated throughout the day, especially during hikes and cycling tours. Bring a reusable water bottle and refill it regularly. Coconut water and fresh fruit juices are excellent options for staying refreshed in the heat.
  • The sun can be strong during the summer months, so apply sunscreen generously and reapply every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating.  Apply sunscreen with a high SPF rating to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays.
  • Plan your activities to start early in the morning when the temperatures are cooler. 
  • Seek shade whenever possible, especially during the hottest parts of the day. Take breaks under trees, in cafes, or in air-conditioned buildings to escape the sun and cool down.

Suggested Itinerary for a sunny day in Ninh Binh

Famous attractions in Ninh Binh are located in different places. With good arrangements, you can visit all Ninh Binh highlights in just a day tour. If you want to spend more time in Ninh Binh, 2-3 days are also possible. Check out some suggestions below:

Full-Day Ninh Binh Highlights Tour from Hanoi 
Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc - Bike - Swimming with Sunset Party

Bai Dinh -Trang An - Mua Cave 

Overall, Ninh Binh is hot in the peak middle of summer but still offers interesting things to do. If you come to North Vietnam in the summer period and wonder about Ninh Binh, don’t worry. It’s hot and has a chance of rain but extremely beautiful in summer, promising an unforgettable experience when exploring Ninh Binh in summer. Take a Ninh Binh summer day trip. Don’t be hesitate to contact Aloha Vietnam Travel for more advice. 

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