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Notes when traveling to Mang Den, Da Lat in the rainy season

Translated by Bing
Travel to places such as Da Lat (Lam Dong), Mang Den (Kon Tum) or Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong... In this season, visitors have the opportunity to see the mountain town in a new coat, lush trees and a particularly cool climate.

The Central Highlands has 2 contrasting seasons, the dry season (December-April) and the rainy season (May-November). From July, this area has officially entered the rainy season with persistent light or heavy rains such as pouring water in the morning or afternoon.



Plan according to the weather forecast


Coming to the Central Highlands this season, visitors need to monitor weather forecasts, rain and storm warnings at the destination on their phones or media to flexibly schedule their entertainment. On days when rainfall or humidity in the air is high, visitors should prioritize indoor attractions and dining such as museums, amusement parks, covered markets, cafes, restaurants, etc.


When participating in activities such as trekking, camping, SUP/kayaking or waterfall bathing, visitors should gather in groups or groups. If we separate, individuals will not be able to support each other in time when necessary. In case the chance of rain is forecast to be over 50%, tourists consider moving the activity to another day.


The rainy season in the Central Highlands is quite erratic. In case of sunny mornings, rainy afternoons, and bitter cold nights, they occur frequently. Contingency planning is never superfluous. To keep your spirits up during your trip, be prepared in advance for alternative schedules for attractions and outdoor fun, in case the rain hits unexpectedly and lasts for hours.



Choosing a safe place to stay


A sturdy hotel or homestay, good drainage system and discreet construction in the central area are the optimal choice when traveling in the rainy season. Tourists are limited to staying near forest edges, waterfall areas, streams, lakes or low-lying areas. In addition to the effects of strong winds, flooding and rising waters, these areas are also at risk of danger from falling trees.


Many tourists tend to rent a balcony room to enjoy the breeze and watch the mountains and forests. However, on heavy rainy days, strong winds easily damage the glass doors and water spills into the room. Instead, visitors can stay safe by renting a room with a window overlooking the mountains and forests.



Prepare a raincoat and warm clothes


To adapt to the sunny weather of the Central Highlands, visitors should bring a raincoat at all times. If it rains lightly, visitors can wear a raincoat to move around so as not to interrupt the schedule. In case of heavy rain, a raincoat will help protect the body from cold.


Rainy weather and high humidity cause the temperature to drop significantly, visitors should arrange long and thick clothes such as life jackets, sweaters, fur coats, socks, gloves, scarves, etc. in the suitcase to keep warm. In addition, clothes worn inside should also choose quick-drying materials such as cotton, linen, chiffon, etc. in case it gets wet and rains suddenly, but the clothes are not enough to change.


In terms of footwear, visitors should prioritize waterproof footwear with good grip to avoid slipping. Slippers, boots or sandals are a good choice for heavy rainy days or destinations that have to travel through muddy roads.


In addition, zip bags or plastic containers also help visitors preserve important items and papers such as plane tickets, train tickets, cameras, phones, and other electronic devices.



Pay attention to health


The rainy season is a time when respiratory and digestive diseases are easy to arise. Visitors need to prepare personal medical bags including cold medicine, abdominal pain, antibiotics, insect bite medicine, wind oil, personal bandages, peroxide, thermal patches, etc. for times of cold or unexpected accidents.


In case of wet rain, return to your accommodation as soon as possible to change clothes and dry your hair. The seepage of rainwater into the skin and drafts make the body get cold faster, especially for tourists with weak resistance.


In particular, visitors should eat and drink boiled, avoid foods with welding properties such as snails, oysters, clams, food left to cool overnight or processed foods because it is easy to bloate the stomach and indigestion, worse than poisoning.


Going into the forest to pick mushrooms and enjoy hot food are 2 attractive activities during the rainy season in Da Lat.



Be careful when driving


The soil in the Central Highlands is mainly basalt red soil, which is easy to wash out and landslide. On rainy days, visitors should drive at a slow speed, observe carefully because the road is quite slippery. Avoid crossing spillways, trails, roads near cliffs, or walking in the dark. Absolutely do not move up high hills or places with a lot of metal and wires.


When traveling to the Central Highlands, visitors should prioritize digital vehicles over scooters. The area is mostly mountainous with steep passes and steep slopes. The speed adjustment mode of the digital vehicle makes it easy for visitors to adapt to each type of terrain. In terms of cost, digital cars save gas and the rental price is also cheaper.



According to Zing

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