Sapa has always been a destination that attracts many domestic and foreign tourists in recent times. So what's so special about Sapa tourism in January? Let's explore with Dong Travel right through the article below.
1. Weather characteristics of Sapa tourism in January
According to Sapa travel experience from Dong Travel, when traveling to Sapa in January, the temperature is quite low, falling in the range of less than 10 degrees Celsius. Especially, during periods of extreme cold, the temperature can drop to zero. degrees Celsius. What's more, you might be lucky enough to see snowfall too!
Therefore, you will be immersed in the fanciful and romantic of the Northwest mountain town on cold winter days hidden behind the misty layers.
2. 5 reasons you should visit Sapa in January
2.1 Experience the cold below 10 degrees C
If you want to experience once in your life the bone-chilling cold like abroad, going to Sapa this month is an extremely reasonable choice.
The temperature of Sapa in winter is below 10 degrees Celsius. In times of cold weather, the temperature can even drop to 0 degrees Celsius. At these times, your body will feel the cold very clearly. skin, cut meat typical of this Northwest mountainous region.
2.2 See Sapa in January hidden under the magical mist
Traveling to Sapa at the beginning of the year, you will be immersed in the chilly morning mist, hidden in the villages of the Northwest. The surrounding scenery is also covered with a silver-gray fog, giving a fuzzy feeling like nothingness.
2.3 The place to watch the snowfall is extremely romantic
Going to Sapa in January, you will be able to touch the white snowflakes with your own hands, and be immersed in the shimmering white snow that is no different from the romantic movie scenes on the small screen.
Small, beautiful, white snowflakes gently fall all over the mountains and forests of Sapa. Making the natural scenery here become more shimmering, fanciful and poetic than usual. And you will definitely have beautiful sparkling virtual life moments like traveling to Europe.
Travel to Sapa in January to see the very European beauty of Sapa when it snows
2.4 Enjoy a panoramic view of the misty town next to a warm cup of coffee
With the cold weather in this winter of Sapa in January, sitting and sipping a hot cup of coffee with friends and relatives. Let's admire the majestic scenery of the Northwest mountains and forests, and the vast green trees. This will definitely be an experience you will never forget.
2.5 Enjoying typical Northwest grilled skewers
Sapa is favored by many tourists calling the name "Barbecue Paradise". Coming to Sapa in January, you definitely cannot ignore these delicious, hot grilled dishes. Everything is available here, extremely diverse in choice, from grilled corn, grilled potatoes, grilled fish to grilled pork belly, grilled vegetables and mushrooms, beef rolls with cabbage, buffalo meat in the kitchen,...
3. Experience in preparing to travel to Sapa in January
3.1 Prepare your luggage
If you're traveling, you can't go without luggage, right? If traveling to Sapa in January, in your luggage is definitely indispensable fur coats, thick life jackets and other warm clothes.
Take a close look at your own cold tolerance to choose the right clothes to bring. Remember to add gloves, a scarf, a beanie, earplugs and a few sweaters to keep your body warm.
Shoes should give preference to high-necked shoes, if there is a fur lining inside, the better. Moreover, it is necessary to choose shoes with high grip soles to avoid slipping when moving because of snow and fog in Sapa.
Bring a lot of warm things to have a smooth trip to Sapa in January
3.2 Means of transportation and accommodation
To get to Sapa, you can choose one of the following means of transport:
♦ Motorcycle: if you are a person who loves to travel and have good health, this is a definite experience you must try in your life. Traveling by motorbike will also help you be more proactive in your time. However, if traveling to Sapa in January, this is not a safe choice. Because at this time there is a lot of fog and the road is very slippery due to ice and snow, extremely dangerous.
♦ Bus: this is the most reasonable choice. If you follow the Hanoi - Lao Cai highway, it only takes about 4-5 hours to reach the fairy town of Sapa. The ticket price is also quite cheap, ranging from 240,000 VND to 280,000 VND/ticket.
♦ Train: if you like to see the poetic scenery of the hills during the journey to Sapa, this is not a bad choice. The fare is also not too different from the bus, sometimes it will be much cheaper. With hard seats, the ticket price ranges from only 140,000 VND to 150,000 VND. However, the disadvantage of the train is that the travel time is quite long, averaging 7-8 hours.
You can try a new feeling when going to Sapa in January by train, very interesting (@hienthuhihi)
Because it is a popular tourist destination in recent times, hotels in Sapa are also very diverse for you to choose according to your needs. Here are a few affordable Sapa hotels that you can refer to:
♦ Himalaya Hostel & Room - 306,000 VND/room
♦ Bonjour Sapa Hotel - 250,000 VND/room
♦ Eden Boutique Hotel & Spa - 816,000 VND/room
♦ Cloud House Sapa - 330,000 VND/room
♦ Phoenix Sapa Hotel - 495,000 VND/room
♦ Pistachio Hotel Sapa - 1,663,200 VND/room
4. What are the advantages and disadvantages of traveling to Sapa in January?
As mentioned above, Sapa in January is in the middle of winter. So the possibility that you can see snowfall is very high. Because this is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
So traveling to Sapa in January is the ideal choice for you to witness and touch the beautiful white snowflakes in a tropical country like Vietnam.
Moreover, the northern land of Vietnam is home to many ethnic minorities. Therefore, when coming to Sapa, besides the poetic natural scenery, you will also have the opportunity to experience the culture and life of the local people here. In addition, you will also be able to try on the traditional costumes of the ethnic groups here.
Traditional costumes with the breath of the Northwest mountains (@ngocvu1994)
If you are a person who is afraid of cold, has a poor tolerance for cold or suffers from diseases affected by extreme weather, traveling to Sapa in January is not a smart choice.
Besides, Sapa in January also appears dense fog very often. Although the fog makes the scenery in the Northwest mountains and forests more fanciful and poetic, the thick fog will also make the process of observing and traveling when you play is very limited and difficult. So consider it carefully.
Sapa in January also does not have many special festivals. If you love unique and bustling traditional festivals, traveling to Sapa in January will not be suitable for you.
5. Attractive tourist destinations in Sapa in January
5.1 Fansipan mountain
Fansipan peak is one of the great places to hunt clouds in Sapa that you must definitely visit. The feeling of standing at an altitude of more than 3000m above sea level, at the foot of the valley, in front of the eyes is a sea of floating clouds, will really make your soul become very refreshing and comfortable.
Sapa tourism in January: Fansipan - Roof of Indochina. (@birdie.1708)
This is the ideal place to hunt Sapa clouds in January. (@ngocc_9x)
5.2 Dragon Cloud - O Quy Ho tourist area
This is a relatively new destination (opened in mid-November, 2019). Rong May tourist area attracts visitors thanks to a super hot transparent glass bridge, at an altitude of 2200m above sea level. It is the ideal place for brave hearts.
In addition, the way to the Dragon Cloud Glass Bridge is also the way to the O Quy Ho Heaven Gate, which is extremely famous in the list of attractive destinations when coming to Sapa. When traveling to Sapa in January, you will admire the majestic scenery in the chilly air.
View from Dragon Cloud Glass Bridge. (@vietnam_travelnews)
Dragon Cloud Glass Bridge in Sapa in January seen from afar. (@vietnam_travelnews)
The scenery of Sapa in January at the majestic and wild O Quy Ho Pass (@yuu.yenn)
5.3 Cat Cat Village
Cat Cat village is the most famous village in Sapa town because of its extremely long historical tradition. This is the village of the H'mong people.
Although this locality has been planned to supply tourism needs, it still retains its simple beauty and inherent characteristics, such as the long-standing architecture of traditional houses and villages.
This is definitely a Sapa tourist destination in January you should not miss.
Sapa tourism in January: The overwhelming beauty of Cat Cat village through the camera lens. (@dnqan)
Going to Cat Cat village in January, you can rent traditional clothes of the people to take virtual pictures. (@jaeimchun)
Cat Cat village seen from above. (@daohongngoc.3899)
5.4 Ham Rong Mountain
This is an extremely interesting destination for climbing, sightseeing and discovering Sapa nature. From the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain are completely different scenes.
When traveling to Sapa in January, the flower gardens to the forest, the cliffs,... When you reach the top, you will definitely be overwhelmed when you see the whole Sapa town engulfed in fanciful fog.
The majestic natural scenery when traveling to Sapa in January on the top of Ham Rong. (@phamha1911)
Panorama of Sapa town as beautiful as from Ham Rong mountain. (@tanya_catu96)
5.5 Sapa Market
Sapa Market is a place to sell a lot of specialties of the Northwest mountains, from seasonal fruits to kitchen buffalo meat, brocade items made entirely by hand. In addition, the market also has a lot of snacks, especially the night market, suitable for devotees who love new foods.
A small market area in Sapa in January. (@trangxxtrang)
Sapa market sells a lot of things from household appliances, clothes to food, drinks,... (@doquocvan0105)
5.6 Silver waterfall tourist area
Silver Waterfall is about 12km from the town center, right on Highway 4D. Silver Waterfall is the upstream of Muong Hoa stream. When traveling to Sapa in January, the majestic and enchanting beauty of the scenery here will surely make you so fascinated that you forget the way back.
Sapa tourism in January: The majestic beauty of Silver Waterfall. (@subaudible)
Sapa Silver Waterfall in January is white and stands out against the green background of forest trees. (@tamlevan_vntraveltips)
5.7 Mau Son Temple
Mau Son Temple has a history up to 200 years old, is the place to worship Princess Lieu Hanh. Temple is an indispensable cultural and spiritual address for all people living in Sapa. If you come to Sapa in the early spring, visit this place to worship Buddha for good luck.
Front Mau Son Temple. (@duongvu2907)
Visit Sapa Mau Son Temple on a rainy day when traveling to Sapa in January (@thegirlfrommars)
5.8 Cultural and spiritual complex Fansipan
The spiritual complex called Kim Son Bao Thang, was built magnificently on the top of Fansipan mountain, hidden in the clouds of Sapa, like a fairyland that makes people ecstatic.
When traveling to Sapa in January, you can both learn about traditional culture and see Sapa from above.
Fansipan spiritual cultural complex - Kim Son Bao Thang Tu. (@dieunh90)
Close-up of the majestic and magnificent beauty of Kim Son Bao Thang Sapa in January. (@kani.gee)
The statue of Amitabha Buddha 21.5m high is located on Fansipan Peak. (@laquocthinh)
5.9 Join the New Year Festival in Sapa
The beginning of the year is the time when many exciting spring festivals take place such as Roong Pooc festival of Giay people, Gau Tao festival of H'mong people, Tet dance festival of Dao people, field festival taking place in Ban Ho commune, etc.
6. What to eat when traveling to Sapa in January?
In addition to immersing in the beautiful scenery, forgetting the way back, discovering the community culture of the people in the Northwest mountains, enjoying the cuisine of Sapa is also an indispensable experience for visitors when coming to the town of mist. this blind.
Sapa's mountainous culinary culture is very unique, with a strange taste, ensuring that you eat once and you will never forget it.
Certain dishes you must try when traveling to Sapa in January can be mentioned such as: armpit pork, cold vegetables, Thang Co Bac Ha, salmon hotpot, Sapa grilled skewers, wonton noodles, lam rice. , grilled chicken, five-color sticky rice,etc.
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♦ If you go to Sapa in the peak tourist season, you should book a bus ticket and book a room as soon as possible to avoid the case of running out of tickets and running out of rooms.
♦ Bring all necessary identification documents such as ID card, driver's license, ... to book a room and rent a car upon arrival.
♦ Choose lightweight, comfortable clothes but still ensure enough warmth for the body in cold winter weather. Please prepare glasses, masks, towels, gloves, earplugs to keep warm, ... to avoid cold wind.
♦ 1 week before you go, always check the weather before you go.
♦ Instead of wearing high heels, dolls, you should wear sports shoes or high-friction flat shoes.
♦ You should prepare some snacks with you because you may have to walk a lot, so you will get hungry very quickly.
Above are the most complete and detailed Sapa travel experiences in January that Dong Travel wants to send to you. Hope the article will help your journey become more complete.
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