Perfect choices for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Sapa, Dien Bien, Moc Chau, Gia Lai, Nghe An, Da Lat, Sa Dec, and Phu Quoc, are the eight most intriguing travel destinations in January.
This is the best time of the year to visit for a chance to enjoy the frozen landscapes while throwing snowballs and taking photos, as if transported to a European winter. Visitors can look down on a sea of clouds from the peak of Fansipan Mountain, visit quaint hamlets, and enjoy hot street food in the cold weather.
About 100 cherry trees are in full bloom on an island in Pa Khoang commune, Dien Bien district, making it the hottest destination in the northern Dien Bien province at this time of the year. A cherry blossom festival takes place on the island from January 5-7 featuring diverse cultural and art activities.
The plateau is famous for the rich variety of flowers blossoming all year round. However, visitors to Moc Chau in January can see vast fields of white mustard flowers.
Nghe An has the largest sunflower field in Vietnam covering an area of 60ha.
People like to visit the Central Highland province of Gia Lai to see the rubber forests shed their leaves. The view of large rubber forests with leaves turning from yellow to red brings to mind an autumn in Europe.
In Da Lat, Cherry blossoms are a symbol of spring. The trees are planted around Tuyen Lam Lake and along the major streets of the city centre.
Visitors should be sure not miss the picturesque flower villages of Sa Dec when visiting Dong Thap Province. In addition to the photo opportunities presented by the plethora of flowers in full bloom, tourists can talk with local people to learn how to keep flowers fresh for longer.
Phu Quoc is an ideal destination during spring time with the pristine beauty of tropical paradise islands like Mong Tay, Mat Rut, and Gam Ghi.