In spring, throughout the Northern mountainous provinces, numerous peach flowers and plum flowers are blossoming, creating a majestic natural landscape. Therefore, it is not exaggerating to say that you will regret someday if you don’t spend time visiting these 5 destinations in this Tet holiday.
Ha Giang (Tay Bac)
Ha Giang, the northernmost land of the country has attracted a lot of tourists because of its beautiful and wild scenery. It’s not exaggerating to say that spending about 8 hours to go to Ha Giang from Hanoi is very worthy because this time, Ha Giang becomes more brilliant with peach blossoms, plum blossoms, etc, hatched through the whole village. Coming here, visitors will be able to explore the Dong Van Stone Plateau, watch the national flag in the wind at the Lung Cu Flagpole, admire the majestic beauty of Ma Pi Leng Pass, enjoy the buckwheat cake, “thang co”, corn alcohol, etc.
Ha Giang with peach blossom
Some charming tourist destinations here that should not be ignored in your Hanoi – Ha Giang tours include the Thanh Thuy Border Gate, Quyet Tien Commune Market, Sky Gate and Quan Ba Double Mountain, Lung Khuy Cave, pine forest and terraced rice fields in Yen Minh, Sung La, Pho Ban Town, Pho Cao, Lung Cu Flagpole, Dong Van Ancient Town, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Son Vi, etc.
Bac Ha (Lao Cai)
With its beauty and history, Bac Ha is a place cannot be missed in any Northern Vietnam tours. Every spring, in addition to peach blossom and plum blossom, Bac Ha is also adorned with various white pear flowers. This is an area blessed with the majestic natural scenery and also the convergence of ethnic cultures of Northwest Vietnam.
What attracts visitors first when coming here is Bac Ha Market. You can see the lives of the people in the highlands, enjoy “thang co” and tasty specialty alcohol of Mong people in Ban Pho.
Hoang A Tuong Palace is an indispensable tourist attraction for visitors to the highlands. This is a unique building, with the combination of French architecture and Oriental architecture. In particular, visitors cannot ignore Ban Pho, where has built up the reputation for Bac Ha corn alcohol. Besides, there are still some other places such as Tien Cave, Bac Ha Temple, etc.
Y Ty (Lao Cai)
Apart from Hanoi – Ha Giang tours, From Hanoi, going to Y Ty on this holiday is certainly an ideal choice. During the Lunar New Year, Y Ty not only floats with the waves of clouds but also stands out thanks to the splendor of peach blossom, white plum blossom. In recent years, Y Ty has been known to many domestic and foreign tourists by the fresh air, beautiful nature as well as the typical culture of Ha Nhi, H’Mong and Dao people. The peach, plum, apricot ancient trees along the roads across the mountains will make visitors feel like being in a dreamland.
Y Ty among the clouds
Some famous places to discover in Y Ty are the Lung Po Crossroad where the Red River flows into Vietnam, Thien Sinh Bridge, A Lu Field, Ngai Thau, Hong Ngai Village, Sim Sam Village, Lao Chai Village, etc.
Ta Xua (Son La)
About 200 km from Hanoi, Ta Xua is the destination beloved by many photographers and young people. When spring comes, this place is full of pure and wild peach blossom. Visitors will have a great chance to discover the lives, customs, and cultures of the ethnic people here. Ta Xua is also known for the ancient Shan Tuyet tea Trees that everybody always buys some when coming here.
Ethnic children in Ta Xua
Some recommended places for tourists to stare out to sea, clouds, watch peach blossoms and explore the natural beauty here are Ta Xua, Xim Vang, Hang Dong, etc.
Moc Chau (Son La)
Moc Chau is a great destination to visit during the Lunar New Year holiday because this place is not too far away so it is very convenient to travel there. It is cold but very beautiful with valleys full of peach blossoms and plum blossoms. Once being here, tourists can enjoy the Tet welcoming atmosphere or try to conquer the Pha Luong Peak, also known as the roof of Moc Chau.
Moc Chau during Tet
Some famous tourist sites that are worth a visit in Moc Chau include Thong Cuong Village, Pa Phach Village, Dai Yem Waterfall, Doi Cave, Ngu Dong Ban On, heart-shaped tea hill, Ban Ang pin forest, Loong Sap Border Gate, Pha Luong Peak, etc.