In this article, Wecheckin would gather top 5 remarkable tourist attractions for travelling in this winter in the Northern of Vietnam.

1. Sapa (Lào Cai Province)

Lying in the Western North of Vietnam, Sapa is a highland district of Lao Cai Province, a land with peace and quiet but hiding magnificent nature beauty and people. This town in clouds attracts both domestic and international tourists with marvelous mountain view and unique experiences of discovering culture and life of ethnic people.

Sapa especially appeals tourists in winter with the hidden beauty behind the drizzle fog patches.


Sapa’s natural landscapes combined with creative people, mountainous terrain and greenish forests create a great painting with harmonious structure of a charming and alluring region. From the town center, you can have a wonderful view of endless mountain peaks.

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2. Mai Chau (Hoa Binh Province)

Mai Chau’s winter climate has never been too cold but it has always been an enchanting destination for intimate tourism activities such as living in homestays, talking and singing around the campfire or meeting ethnic people and these are also outstanding features when mention of Mai Chau’s tourism.


Coming to Mai Chau, tourists will have the chance to immerse themselves in the place’s scenery as well as in the cups of strong liquor made by the locals.

Is it great imagine yourself get the feeling of dancing around the campfire and joining the dances of Thai ethnic people in the cold weather of winter?

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In addition to Mai Chau, Da Bac is also considered as a compelling sites for travelling in Hoa Binh Province.

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3. Mau Son (Lang Son Province)

Mau Son peak in winter is also another captivating site for tourists. This is a high mountainous area of Lang Son Province with diverse topography that has the average height of 800 to 1000 meters above sea level. This area consists of 80 mountains in all sizes with Phia Po (1541 meters) is the highest peak. Phia Po is also called Cong or Cong Son peak, in which the milestone no. 42 marking the border between Vietnam and China is set.

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Mau Son mountainous area has two clear seasons in a year. Winter begins in November and ends in March next year with average temperature of 6 to 13 Celsius Degree and could be below 0 Celsius Degree and usually has ice.

The Mau Son Peak is surrounded by clouds and mist all year round and the most ideal time to discover the faint beauty of Mau Son is from the end of December to the next January. This mountainous region is where ethnic groups including Dao, Nung and Tay inhabit. Travelling to Mau Son in this time, you would have the opportunity to taste its specialties namely Tuyet Son tea, six-legged chickens, precious ‘huong’ frogs, grilled pork, Mau Son liquor, Mau Son’s bell-shaped peach blossoms or Dao ethnic people’s method of bathing with herbs in wooden bathtub.

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Due to aforementioned reasons, this is also an ideal destinations for you in this cold weather. And do not forget to try the specialties in Mau Son!

4. Tam Dao (Vinh Phuc Province)

If in the other 3 seasons of a year, Tam Dao ‘bewitches’ people by the beauty of three unspoilt marvelous mountains hiding themselves in the blanket of clouds, then, in winter, that beauty even becomes more mystery and picturesque when the clouds follow tourists’ footsteps.


If you come to Tam Dao in winter, please do not hesitate to conquer small mountains in this regions to fully receive the feeling of hiking without sweating or capturing unique pictures in clouds.

5. Moc Chau (Son La Province)

If you are a big fan of canola flower, plum flower or peach blossom flower then coming to Moc Chau since November to February, you would be utterly satisfied as seeing the endless flower fields. These beautiful flowers is the main factor that attracts youngsters nationwide come to Moc Chau in winter. January and February is the blooming time of peach blossom and plum flower so if you travel to Moc Chau in this time, you would see an amazing picture of these two flowers.


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The destinations, which are mentioned in this article, are some of the most enchanting ones in the Northern of Vietnam in winter. Wecheckin sincerely hope that our sharings would be useful and beneficial for you in choosing a perfect place to travel in this winter.



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