Winter in mountainous area in the North of Vietnam

You may have heard a lot about mountainous area in the North of Vietnam in its highest season of tourism: harvest season. But there is beauty of the winter in mountainous area in the North of Vietnam that only local people an experienced traveler can tell you. For who cares about this beautiful area, the following will reveal lots of thing that you are interested in. Indochina travel Vietnam

Snows in a tropical country

During the winter, cold waves often occur in mountainous area in the North of Vietnam. The coldness here causes snows to fall in Vietnam – a tropical country. This area is also the only place that snows in Vietnam. Even snow is familiar to you; you should experience the Vietnamese mountainous area in snow. The house on stilt in white is very beautiful and interesting.

White Vietnamese peach and plum forest
White Vietnamese peach and plum forest

This time is for this area to show its most beauty. The peach tree there is very famous because its presents the original beauty of nature, totally without human interfere. During Tet, lots people living in the delta wants the forest peach tree here to decorate their house.

Peach tree in mountainous area in the North of Vietnam
Peach tree in mountainous area in the North of Vietnam
Plum flower blooming everywhere in the northern mountains
Plum flower blooming everywhere in the northern mountains
Vietnamese plum tree during the winter and spring
Vietnamese plum tree during the winter and spring

Different from the peach tree, the plum tree is not to decorate. However, it makes extremely beautiful scene when the entire mountains covered with the white of plum flowers.

Foggy days

We all know that not every day is a sunny one. Sometimes the people here can barely see anything because of the fog. Normally fog comes along with the autumn and winter but it appears anytime, just like a cloud pass by, a very huge cloud. It may slow you down on the road and dangerous somehow but interesting experience to try. You will have the feeling like entering a fairytale world. Once up on a time…

There’s someday that barely see anything
There’s someday that barely see anything

“Thang co”, the special soup

Imagine you live with cold waves; a hot pot will save your life. ‘Thang co’ is the traditional kind of soup of H’Mong people and integrated to Dao, Tay, all are ethnic minorities in mountainous area of Vietnam. Traditionally, its main ingredient is horse meet. Then, they adjust and make it with cow, buffalo and pork.

Long time ago, when living condition is poor, ‘thang co’ is only cooked in period market or traditional festival. Nowadays, everytime visiting highland market, tourists can easily enjoy ‘thang co’.

A pot of ‘thang co’
A pot of ‘thang co’

With all these above, you should give it a try. Winters holidays in Vietnam mountainous area in the North of Vietnam is really worth trying. Surely you will have experience totally different from everywhere else in the world.

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