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Winter Getaway Gone Wrong: Regrettable Trips to Southeast Asia

① Favorite Southeast Asia Travel Destinations for Koreans

Southeast Asia Travel Destinations Weather / Vinpearl

Many of you may be planning a trip to Southeast Asia to escape the cold weather. While Korea is well below freezing, a trip to Southeast Asia allows you to enjoy summer.
The most preferred Southeast Asian destination for Korean tourists is Vietnam.

This year, the number of Korean tourists traveling to Vietnam has surged. Korea topped the list of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam this year.

January in Danang, a popular travel destination in Vietnam is a transition period from the rainy season to the dry season. The average temperature in January is about 66.2°F.
Danang falls into the dry season from January to July and the rainy season from August to December.

The climate in Danang is mild making it suitable for travel all year round.

However, it can be difficult to enjoy your trip if you visit during the rainy season. If you plan to travel to Danang during the rainy season, it is best to travel when the rainy season begins or ends.


Nha Trang which is currently the hottest travel destination in Vietnam is also the same.
The average temperature in Nha Trang in January is around 71.6~77°F.
The weather in Nha Trang is mild throughout the year. The dry season in Nha Trang is from January to August, and the rainy season is from September to December.

It’s hottest from May to August making it perfect for enjoying summer activities. It’s also the peak season for tourism in Nha Trang.
If you travel to Vietnam in the winter the weather may not be as hot as you thought, and it may feel a bit chilly to go into the water.
If you are planning a trip to Vietnam to enjoy summer activities, you need to check the weather in advance.

② Checking the Dry Season in Bangkok, Thailand


Bangkok, Thailand is one of the popular Southeast Asia travel destinations.
Many tourists are planning a winter trip to Thailand to escape the cold weather.
Thailand’s weather can be divided into three main parts.
From November to February, it’s the dry season which is like winter in the local area.
The south is hot even in winter but the north and inland areas are cooler than you might think.

From March to May, it’s also the dry season but from this time, the temperature starts to rise and the heat begins.
Especially in May, it can be as hot as 104°F which can make sightseeing difficult.
From May to October, it’s the rainy season with many rainy days.

During the rainy season in Thailand, there are often squall-like rains. September is the time with the most rainfall often accompanied by thunder and lightning.
Although the rain stops after a while, it can be inconvenient for traveling. There’s also the disadvantage of not being able to enjoy activities.

Due to the heat waves and monsoon season, May to October is the off-season for travel in Thailand.
The winter weather in Bangkok, a representative travel destination in Thailand is around 68°F and it shows hot weather over 86°F in summer. The average temperature in January is 82.4°F.
November to February is the best time to travel so it’s the peak season for travel in Bangkok.
As it’s the peak season, airfare and hotel prices are more expensive than other times.

③ Peak Season for Travel in Cebu, Philippines


Cebu Philippines is a representative place for Southeast Asian resort travel.
Each year, more than 1.5 million foreigners visit Cebu.
Cebu’s sea is famous for its beauty. It’s a great place to enjoy a true resort trip such as snorkeling in the emerald sea and enjoying scuba diving.

If you are planning a trip to Cebu, you need to check the weather. It is located in a tropical climate, and the average temperature is around 80.6°F throughout the year.
The dry season is from December to May, and the rainy season is from June to October.

During the dry season, there is hardly any rain so it boasts the best weather for enjoying marine activities.
Especially, May is considered the best time to travel to Cebu.


If you visit Cebu during the rainy season, you may not be able to go into the sea in Cebu due to frequent rains accompanied by typhoons.
Cebu is a region where typhoons can occur every year and is greatly affected by typhoons.
During the typhoon season, as many as 20 typhoons pass through the Philippines.
At this time, sea transportation is often interrupted due to strong winds and heavy rains.

Also, because the sewage system is not good, water overflows on the streets.
For travelers who come to Cebu for water play it may be regrettable that they cannot fully enjoy their trip.
However, if you avoid the typhoon season, even during the rainy season the rain often stops quickly, so there are many cases where it stops quickly.

From December to January, the winter in Korea is a good time with high humidity and good weather but it’s the vacation season in the Philippines.
As it’s the peak season, hotel and airfare prices skyrocket, so if you have travel plans, it’s recommended to prepare in advance.

By. Mia Han

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