Autumn is a perfect time for tourists to visit Indochina for its dreamlike landscape, pleasant climate and diverse food. Indochina is rich in travel destinations that are simply perfect to visit at this time of the year.
If you are a tourist planning a visit to Indochina, please refer to our list of attractive destinations that are well worth a visit while in South East Asia.
Sapa – Vietnam
Sapa is a mountainous town in North Vietnam and blessed with terraced rice paddies on its hill slopes to create dramatic scenery. A perfect time to visit Sapa is September and October. This is when the spectacular terraced fields are ripe yellow. Sapa is a popular tourism centre and an established trekking base to make it easy to venture out into the countryside in northern Vietnam. This region is favoured by both the local people and foreign travellers. A truly authentic stay is possible with an overnight stop at one of the family run homestays, as well as visiting the local hill-tribe villages.
Halong Bay – Vietnam
The islands of Halong Bay create spectacular and extremely impressive scenery. Each of the islands is quite unique with plenty to see and explore, including the stunning cave systems; the most popular is Sung Sot Cave. Any cruise taking place in the autumn will immerse the traveller in the complete majesticness of this poetic and romantic landscape. Halong Bay was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. It is among Vietnam’s most visited tourist sites and perfect to experience on a day or overnight cruise. A cruise tour organized by a Vietnam travel agent gives a perfect opportunity to sleep on a traditional boat within the bay for the night. In addition to Halong Bay, there are other popular places to visit by boat such as Cat Ba Island.
Tonle Sap Lake – Cambodia
Tonle Sap Lake is a recognized biosphere reserve and the largest freshwater lake in SE Asia. A visit to Tonle Sap Lake on the tour to Cambodia and Vietnam can give travellers an opportunity to discover the lifestyle on the boats, the delicious fresh shrimps and the vastness of this region. Plus, it gives the opportunity to see a completely different side of Siem Reap. Tonle Sap comes alive in the floating season (August to November) when the lake is an abundant source of fish. Plus, it is an established home to a varied range of water birds, including plenty that are endangered or threatened species.
Any tourists visiting the region at this time of the year is certain to appreciate the rustic and simple life, as well as the nature protection of the environment by the locals.
Luang Prabang – Laos
Luang Prabang is a quiet ancient city that attracts tourists for its magnificent natural beauty that includes gorgeous waterfalls and the beauty and peacefulness of the Buddhist temples. There are nearly 40 temples in the local region with each built with unique artistry and under different dynasties. A trip to Luang Prabang on the Indochina holiday is certain to make a must-see destination while travelling in autumn through Indochina.
For the travellers with a little spare time, a trip along the Mekong River makes it possible to explore the mysterious Pak Ou caves. They are a well know tourist attraction and home to thousands of Buddha statues in different sizes and shapes.
Ban Gioc Waterfall – Vietnam
An autumn visit to the Ban Gioc waterfall is certain to give the picture-perfect scenery with its bright yellow leaf forests and white rushing waterfall. This natural sight is located in the north-eastern province of Cao Bang. The falls are large and impressive and stretch 300 metres across and 30 metres high – this makes Ban Gioc Waterfall the widest in the entire country. The Quay Son River is the base of the falls with its stunning blue-jade body of water passing through landscape of limestone pinnacles, bamboo groves and rice fields. Other attractions nearby include the local specialty dishes and meeting the local Tay ethnic groups.
Ba Be Lake – Vietnam
Ba Be Lake is located in the centre of a huge limestone mountain range and forms part of the Ba Be National Park. It is about 40 km from Bac Kan town. A visit to the local Puong cave makes it possible to see the fascinating and beautiful stalactites. A sightseeing tour of the region gives stunning natural scenery and majestic mountains. A day-trip to Ba Be Lake in the autumn is certain to appeal to travellers on the Indochina tour packages that wish to get a break from the noise and vibrant city life.
Hue – Vietnam
Hue is a serene and calm ancient city that is extremely romantic in the autumn. Any travellers to Hue will be fascinated by the historical stories, temples and palaces. Even though this city can start to experience the sudden rain in September, it often stops quite quickly to leave a pleasant environment for exploring the sights. Watching the beautiful sunset on Huong River is certain to be a wonderful experience.
Along with Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, a visitor to Hoi An on the Vietnam customized tour has a perfect opportunity to explore one of the top destinations in SE Asia. Hoi An is appreciated for its ancient city and panoramic peaceful beauty that is perfect throughout the year. A visit in the autumn gives an atmosphere that is fresh and peaceful and makes it really easy to forget your worries with the beauty of this city. Also, this part of Vietnam is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.