Sapa, one of the most attractive points in Vietnam travelling map, is such as a tourism paradise for visitors. Sapa not only is beauty with rolling hills, terraced fields but also has the extremely typical nation’s cultural identity. But here is a question that is troubling any visitor who get here first time: What the most beautiful season to travel in Sapa?
It’s a difficult question because each season, Sapa has its own beauty that no one could deny.
Spring(Jannuary – March)
Peach blossom in Sapa Spring – Source: Internet
In the Spring, visitors will be amazed by the orchids, peach and plum flower, which blossom at this time, the beauty of nature and the many festivals held in the area welcoming the Tet Lunar New Year. Even in the cold weather, the young tribal people of Sapa make visitors feel unforgettably warm with their radiant smiles.
Spring is season of holiday, friends and amusement. – Source: Internet
During the spring time, the fragrance of flowers, the colours of ethnic fabric of H’mong, Dao, or Phu La women, and the sounds of flutes and the leaf-horn of the village’s young men and women leave a strong impression of Sapa Vietnam on every visitor.
Summer (April – June)
Many people know that Vietnam has a hot and uncomfortable summer, but Sapa not. In summer, Sapa is fairly settled with warm and dry sunny days with green terraces. May is also “pouring water season” in Sapa and some neighboring communes such as Y Ty, Simacai, Muong Khuong,…
Pouring water season in Sapa. – Source: Internet
You will be very surprised and could not take your eyes off that marvelous and exotic landscape.
Sapa Museum at 02 Fansipan. Source: Huong Giang.
If you come to Sapa this time, do not forget to enjoy Sapa in the Cloud Festival to open in late April. If you a not available to attended this festival, you can make a visit to the Sapa museum, located within the Tourist Information and Promotion Center at 02 Fansipan. A visit to Sapa Museum with its excellent showcase and vibrant demonstration will equip you with a general glimpse of Sapa’s history and ethnology. The museum also offers ethnic-style handicrafts for sale so take a chance to select some souvenirs for your family and friends.
Autumn (July – September)
What is the most romantic season in Sapa? It’s Autumn. The weather is little chilly and soft rain. Many vistors said that they love the Autumn in Sapa, especially September. This time, rice was about to be harvested and the colours were magnigicent and the weather was perfect for photos and trekking.
Beauty Sapa. Source: Internet
Picture of terraces in Autumn. Source: Internet.
If you are wondering about when to go Sapa, Autumn is a good choice.
Winter (Octorber – December)
Sapa in December endures the harshest weather of the year. Despite the absence of rain and drizzle, it is still wet with frost and ice caused by low temperature ranging from 8°C to 14°C with the lowest ever recorded even under freezing point. Day usually starts with foggy and chilling morning, followed by warmer noon, though it turns cold again at the end of the day. Visiting Sapa in this time, one should be fully equiped with warm clothes if do not want to be attacked by the coldness. Let yourself be immersed in the cloud nine and never feel so close to the sky, you should also not miss the chance to drop by some local stalls on the top of the pass for a taste of authentic local cuisine.
Enjoy a barbecue in the winter in Sapa is an unforgettable experience – Source: Internet
Even though it seems bizarre and a bit thrilling to visitors, especially foreigners, biking in Sapa promises to become one of the most unforgettable memories about this hill town. The most common routine for a bike is O Quy Ho Pass, the 50-kilometer long road that runs around Hoang Lien Son Range. Located at 2000 meter above the sea level and always covered in cloud, O Quy Ho is widely denoted as the “Cloudy mountain pass”. Renting a motorbike downtown and heading to the Silver Waterfall direction, you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking view the pass offers. O Quy Ho Moutain Bike Marathon is a annual bicycle race will be a challenge for any racer.
Athletes at O Quy Ho Moutain Bike Marathon 2016 – Source: Internet
So what is your season?