Top destinations for snow lovers in Vietnam

Nga Do
When people talk about Vietnam, some of the first things we think about are the spectacular islands, majestic landscape, beach parties, or anything that you can incorporate with tropical weather. While this is not surprising as this is what Vietnam – is mostly known, tourism wise, did you know that Vietnam can also be a great destination for a snowy getaway? While there are many Asian countries that are already known by many to experience snow, some of the destinations in Vietnam we will mention below may surprise you. Here is a list of some of the best snowy destinations in Vietnam for those who love the winter.
Top destinations for snow lovers in Vietnam
Snow in Sapa. Photo by Hoang Giang Hai
Mau Son Mountain in the northern province of Lang Son is considered a paradise for ‘snow hunters’. With an altitude of 800-1,000 m, it is one of the coldest regions in Vietnam. Mau Son is considered as an area with potential for ecotourism development with the advantage of climatic conditions, natural landscapes, values of pure ethnic cultural identity of ethnic groups living here. If you are still considering tours in Vietnam, do not hesitate to choose Mau Son, a dreamy paradise right in Lang Son, Vietnam.

Apart from enjoying snow in Mau Son, tourists can visit other tourist attractions such as Tam Thanh cave, To Thi Mountain, and Ky Cung temple while discovering local specialties.  

Sapa in Lao Cai province is located at an altitude of 1,600m above sea level. The temperature in Sapa in winter can drop to between 0-5 Celsius. It is one of the best places to enjoy stunning snowy landscapes with trees, mountains, and hills blanketed with frost. Sa Pa, located in northwestern part of Vietnam is now becoming more and more popular among visitors from all over the world. The natural beauty of rugged mountain ranges along with the interesting cultural diversity of the ethnic minorities living in the regions is what attracts many tourists here all year round. Who would have thought that this Southeast Asian country experiences all four season?

Tay Con Linh in Ha Giang province delights visitors with its spectacular views of ice crusted forests and mountains carpeted with snow. Tay Con Linh is a mountain peak in the west of Ha Giang province. The mountains stretch from two provinces, Hoang Su Phi and Vi Xuyen, far 46km from Ha Giang city. With the height of 2419 metres, this is the highest peak on East- North and one of the highest peaks in Vietnam. Road to Tay Con Linh peak is quite hard. Only coming here in the winter, tourists can’t definitely forget the moment immense forest covered by white snows.

 With an altitude of 1,930m above sea level, Phia Oac Mountain is viewed as the roof top of Cao Bang province. Phia Oac is a new destination for tourists. French built luxury resorts for their soldiers. Nowadays, some ancient castles are still preserved to visit. Especially, travelling in the winter is an impressive experience for tourists.

If you think there’s anything that deserves a spot on this list, tell us in the comment! We constantly update our list, so, let us know! You can also search for tours, learn more about culture and people in Vietnam travel magazine:

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