It is great to spend your time visiting Hanoi during Tet holiday. One week before Tet, Hanoi becomes very busy and festive. Streets look vibrant and markets are full of foods and produce. You can walk around the Hanoi Old Quarter, especially Hang Ma Street to enjoy the festive atmosphere in anticipation of Tet. You will also love to wander your feet around Hoan Kiem Lake, observe unique Tet customs and watch fireworks in New Year’s Eve. In the two days of Tet, the whole city seems to sleep. But you will definitely like the comfortable weather and quiet atmosphere. It’s time to relax and pay yourself a retreat.

Hoan Kiem Lake and the surrounding

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Fireworks in Hoan Kiem Lake. Photo. Photo: Travel Sense Asia

In recent years, Hoan Kiem lake has been the most popular place for both locals and visitors, which is often chosen to organize many interesting activities on New Year’s Eve. Therefore, it is expected that Hoan Kiem Lake will still be an ideal venue for activities such as music and dance, folk games, art programs to welcome the new year at Ly Thai To Monument. And the areas around Hoan Kiem Lake like Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square and August Revolution Square (in front of the Opera House), there might be a Countdown Party like Countdown taking place.

This is the place often chosen to organize countdown activities to welcome the new year, along with vibrant music parties gathering famous DJs and artists across the country. They will definitely stir up your New Year’s Eve. If you are a person who likes to gather friends and welcome the new year in a vibrant, bustling atmosphere, this will an extremely suitable destination.

Ancient Son Tay citadel

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This destination is located 45 kilometers west of Hanoi capital, on the outskirts. The ancient citadel of Son Tay might still be chosen to be the venue for fireworks on New Year’s Eve because of its favorable location and the ancient beauty of the castle giving viewers such majecient and quaint feelings.

Those who come to see the fireworks at Tay Son Ancient Citadel will find it a well-worth scene that is both epic and spectacular at the same time when the special fireworks displays shot up in the middle of an ancient feudal landscape here.

Lotte Centre – Top of Hanoi

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Photo: Lotte Hotel

This building in Hanoi is also an interesting and new destination for you to welcome New Year’s Eve. Here, you can enjoy drinks and food with Brasserie space served by the outdoor kitchen.

The building with views of Hanoi through the surrounding glass stalls and the double seats in the center, surely you will have special moments spanning the whole city. Surely this will be a great experience that everyone wants to have on such special moment like New Year’s Eve.

Ho Chi Minh City

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Photo: Vietnam Insider

The city of motorbikes, the busiest city of Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh is another option for the list of Vietnam destinations to visit on Lunar New Year. This city has basically everything for you to learn about Vietnam. Museums, parks, local restaurants, beer streets, you will love them all.

During Tet Holiday, Ho Chi Minh City is still hot and humid. But most of the daytime will be sunny, which is perfect to go out and celebrate. People love to dress up these days and you will love seeing the crowds in colorful traditional clothes, according to ExcursionVietnam.

Nguyen Hue pedestrian street

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On Nguyen Hue pedestrian street, there is often a Countdown festival on December 31st, which will gather the participation of many famous singers and musicians all around Vietnam.

Every year, there are exciting entertainment activities Vietnamese New Year culture such as Southern fruit festival, musical shows to celebrate the new year

There is a countdown program in the transition between the old year and the new year and will probably show 3D art lighting on the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and Timesquare building as in previous years.

Bui Vien “Western street”

This is also a pretty interesting option for a lot of people, especially foreigners to join the atmosphere of the night party on New Years’ Eve

On the evening of December 31st , thousands of Saigonese and foreign tourists flocked to Bui Vien Walking Street (District 1, Ho Chi Minh City) to welcome the moment to enter the new year in a warm, loving atmosphere. .

Bui Vien Walking Street is one of the busiest streets in Ho Chi Minh City both day and night. Especially on New Year’s Eve, ‘this Western street’ is even more exciting by the presence of thousands of locals and people of all colors and nationalities.


Da Nang is a city of bridges and you can visit The Hue Imperial – ancient capital of Vietnam, rich in political history is two hours drive north. At the other direction, the cultural jewel of Hoi An ancient town is just 30 minutes south.

Bach Dang street

It is one of the places that are very familiar with Da Nang people. This is considered the most beautiful street of the city with beautifully decorated and beautiful lights, flags, and banners that will bring you a New Year’s sense in a Vietnam’s traditional way.

You can come here, take pictures and even have a little talk with locals and admire the exciting atmosphere around here.

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Photo: Pullman Danang Beach Resort

29/3 Square at 2/9 street

Just like every year, Da Nang will hold a countdown party to celebrate New Year 2020 in the 29/3 Square at 2/9 street. This is considered to the event that every youngster in Danang most look forward to at the end of the year.

The audience will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a vibrant atmosphere with the impressive performances of famous singers and the most anticipated DJs that will be announced a few days before the show. Along with that, unique sound and lighting effects will bring to the youth a truly memorable Da Nang countdown party, as TravelSenseAsia reported.

Han River Bridge

Han River Bridge is one of the most unique bridges not only in Da Nang but also in Vietnam. Song Han Bridge is the first rotating bridge in Vietnam.

It seems that all the poetic beauty of the Han River and the most spectacular scene of fireworks are only displayed in the bridge space. Bach Dang street with a wide view and the reflection of lightness of firework on the crystal clear water face.

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Photo: Vietnamnet

Nguyen Van Troi bridge

The location of the New Year 2020 fireworks festival in Danang is likely to be Nguyen Van Troi Bridge like in 2019. Nguyen Van Troi Bridge is currently the only pedestrian bridge.

If this year, the location of the New Year’s fireworks is still the Nguyen Van Troi Bridge, please save the address of the 2 most beautiful fireworks view in Danang near Nguyen Van Troi Bridge, which is the area of Dragon Bridge and Tran Bridge. Thị Lý.

In addition to the above 2 locations, visitors can also watch fireworks in the open spaces along with the extended Tran Hung Dao and Bach Dang streets. Because there are no tall buildings in this area, visitors can still clearly see the spectacular fireworks fired from the area of Nguyen Van Troi Bridge.

Tet - Next significant festival following New Year Eve

Also known as Tet Nguyen Dan, Vietnamese New Year must be the most important Vietnamese Holidays of the year, which starts from the first days of January in Lunar Calendar. Vietnamese people take it as a celebration of the spring. There is no exact date for Tet in Gregorian calendar. It usually falls from the end of January to the middle of February. This time of the year is especially for families’ and friends’ reunion. Vietnamese people spend one or two weeks before Tet for the preparation. In Tet holiday, people wish for luck and wealth in the new year, avoid bad luck, and forget the past troubles.

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