“Tet” is coming in a corner. For those who do not know what Tet is, it is the Vietnamese version of the Lunar New Year, and it is considered the most important celebration of Vietnamese culture.
The whole country is most lively and cheerful during this time, and you don’t want to miss this chance to travel around and learn more about Vietnamese traditions.
Here are the five best places to go during the Tet holiday.
1.Mộc Châu plateau
Two hundred kilometers apart from Hanoi, Moc Chau is a well-known destination for backpackers.
The best time to go to Moc Chau is from the end of January to February, when plum blossoms and sakura bloom everywhere, making the plateau looks like heaven.
2. Tam Đảo
It is quite hot in Vietnam this winter, and if you miss the feeling of those cold winds blowing to your face, why don’t you come to Tam Dao, where the weather is always cool?
Visiting the Van Pagoda, Silver Waterfall, Sky Gat and enjoying local dishes like chayote or Hill chicken sounds like a good plan, right?
Another Northern destination! If you come to Vietnam and don’t visit Sapa, it’s such a pity.
You surely don’t want to miss the breathtaking mountainous scenery of the Hoang Lien Son range, or the terraced fields on rolling hills, or the villages of Highland ethics, and the colorfulness of brocade fabric.
- Book your Bus transfer between Hanoi and Sapa
- Book your trip to Sapa: 2 Day Spectacular Sapa Trekking and Bus Tour
4. Hoi An
Hoi An is my favorite place!
Used to be a South-East Asian trading port from the 15th to the 19th century, it seems like Hoi An is left by the modern world and still sleeping in its glorious past.
With the well-preserved ancient architecture, it makes you feel like you are coming back to hundreds of years ago.
It is a small town, so you should spend 2 to 3 days here.
5. Da Lat
Without a doubt, visiting Da Lat in the blooming season is an excellent plan for your Tet holiday. You can hire a motorbike and wander around this city to enjoy its quiet beauty and, of course, flowers.
>> Book your Dalat tour: Dalat City 1 Day Tour
Some tips for traveling on Tet holiday
- Don’t travel during the first days of the Lunar New Year. Vietnamese people stop all the business activities and spend time with their families during those days, so all the stores and restaurants will be closed. You should travel before Tet or from the 4th day onward.
- Because it’s the holiday season, the price for food and transportation may be a bit higher.
- There are some big festivals celebrating the Tet holiday with thousands of people joining. However, I don’t recommend you to go there. It will be super crowded and chaotic, which may cause you trouble. Just imagine something like Black Friday in America.