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Top 5 Places To Have The Best Experience In Northern Vietnam This Winter

Winter is one of the best time to discover Northern Vietnam. It is not only the time of the dry weather, delicious & hearty dishes but also the time to explore the outstanding sceneries of the beauty of Vietnam.

When is the winter in Northern Vietnam?


The winter in Northern Vietnam is surrounded with high humid coldness, with the temperature fluctuates from 4-degree Celsius to 22-degree Celsius.

In winter, Hanoi and nearby areas (Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau etc.) may drop to below 10°C and it is even more severe in mountainous areas like Sapa, Ha Giang, Mau Son etc., when the temperature may drop below 0°C.


To experience the best of winter in Northern Vietnam, check out list of the top 5 destinations to visit here:

Top 5 Places To Have The Best Experience In Northern Vietnam This Winter
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HANOI, VIETNAM


In Hanoi, Vietnam, the winter is not too cold as Europe or Americas. With chilly weather and warm hearted people, Hanoi winter seems to attract many friends all over the world than ever before. 

From Hanoi Cathedral is one of the works from French colonial period with more than 120 years old bustling on Christmas Eve,  to France-marked houses as well as many art galleries, restaurants with European style, Trang Tien is the ideal walk street for visitors to feel the romantic and vibrant atmosphere of Hanoi winter or You can sit to drink coffee year around, but a few dozen years old coffee shops in Hanoi become cozier in the winter.

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SAPA, VIETNAM


Located in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, Sapa is known for its picturesque mountain scenery, green valleys, quaint traditional tribal villages, rice terraces and breathtaking views.

Sapa in winter, it’s dressed in a mysterious mist. If you're lucky person you will have chance to see the snow is falling down, covering the snow puppet by your self, just in the European countries.

Sapa is also famous for its love market, which takes place on Saturday evenings. It is a rendervouz for loving couples.

Check out our latest Sapa trekking itinerary at: https://sapatoursfromhanoi.com/tour/authentic-adventure-sapa-2-days-3-nights/

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HALONG BAY, VIETNAM


Travelling to Halong Bay in the winter you will find many more different experience. The world seems to turn into a gray picture is accented with limestone cliffs and the ship is high and low. This image is like “The endless dream” in the mind of foreign tourists.

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MAI CHAU, VIETNAM


In winter, many visitors are also attracted by Mai Chau (Hoa Binh) by the spectacular nature. On the other hands, the weather here is not too cold like Sapa or Ha Giang. This time, the atmosphere is cool and pleasant and you will especially admire a wonderful sight – the peach blossom. The great beauty with the sparkling icy stretch of road, the colorful wildflowers, the cows grazing leisurely on the immense prairie would amaze the tourists.

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HA GIANG, VIETNAM


Ha Giang is one of the best places for winter holiday. The best time to travel to Ha Giang is from October to December when buckwheat flower blossom. Therefore, you will have wonderful photo shots. If you travel during the coldest period, you can see snow in Meo Vac. Food in Ha Giang as much diversified such as, Thang Co with the flavor of herbs and citronella, or enjoying other  tasting dishes including five-color sticky rice and caltrops soup ..

What should you prepare for winter in northern Vietnam?


•  Mosquito repellent since mozzies can turn up anywhere in Vietnam

•  A thick scarf & a hat are very essential in the mountainous areas

• Winter clothes such as a sweater, waterproof jacket & do not forget your hiking boots if you are heading to some off beaten paths

• Camera to take the most striking photoss

• Travel insurance as any adventurous country requires insurance

If you are looking for a perfect itinerary to travel in Vietnam, don't forget to check out our list of the BEST VIETNAM TOURS or contact us to have a tailor-made tour which suits your taste & interests. 
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