Top 5 Ideal Locations for "Cloud Hunting" in Vietnam
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Da Lat (Lam Dong)
When visitors come to Dalat at the end of the year, they will have the opportunity to watch the clouds floating in the blue sky and the morning mist stretching over the hillsides.
Cloudy locations are usually located quite far from the city center, about 10-20 km. Visitors should depart at 4 a.m. or 4:30 a.m. to be able to catch the best moment - when the carpets of clouds swirl around the mountain. It often covers the foggy city and creates an impressive scene at dawn.
Hills with beautiful clouds such as Cau Dat tea hill, Da Phu hill, Thien Phuc Duc hill, pink grass hill or Hon Bo peak, and Tuyen Lam lake are popular check-in locations. If visitors do not want to conquer the hills, they can still take pictures of the sky and clouds of Da Lat from rooftop cafes. The rattan hunting cafe often has a beautiful view and unique interior decoration.
In addition, Da Lat also has many beautiful homestays with hilly views. If travelers don't want to move, they just need to get up early to be able to enjoy the view of the mountains and clouds right from their room.
Y Ty (Lao Cai)
After the harvest season, the highlands here are submerged in a sea of clouds. Y Ty clouds are most beautiful in the period from September to April every year. At this time, the humidity is low and it does not rain much. On cold days, the temperature drops, and clouds descend halfway down the mountain, covering valleys and villages. Sometimes, a gentle breeze also makes the vast sea of clouds move slightly.
Ngai Thau Thuong - one of the highest villages in Vietnam, Choan Then village - an ancient village formed more than 300 years ago with pristine landscapes and Mount Lao Than are all places that people should visit to fully enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Sapa (Lao Cai)
The "cloudy season" in Sa Pa takes place from October the previous year to April the following year. Around this time, the whole town is covered in white clouds, attracting countless tourists to take pictures and enjoy the scenery.
Heaven's Gate is the highest point and is ideal for hunting clouds. The white clouds make Fansipan peak look like heaven on Earth. This place is chosen by many people because it is quite convenient to travel here. Visitors can go by cable car or mountain train. The peak of the mountain is over 3,000 m above sea level. Coming here, visitors will feel like they are standing on clouds.
Rock Garden Homestay located at an altitude of 1,700 m is a suitable accommodation for those who want to watch the sunrise and the clouds
Ta Chi Nhu (Yen Bai):
Visitors should come here from November to March because the humidity is low, the weather is cold, and there is little rain. They should check the weather forecast before the trip to make sure there is no rain and the weather is clear, convenient for moving and watching clouds on the top of the mountain.
Ta Chi Nhu, also known as Phu Song Sung by the Thai people, or Chung Chua Nha by the Mong people, is one of the 10 highest peaks in Vietnam, with an altitude of 2,979 m. It is located in Tram Tau district, Yen Bai province.
Compared to Fansipan, the way to Ta Chi Nhu is more difficult. Harsh terrain, and many rocky mountains. The journey up here requires the endurance and toughness of a conqueror. The only path to the top of the mountain is steep and dangerous.
Ta Xua (Son La):
Visitors can watch the sea of clouds in Ta Xua all year round if they are lucky enough to come here on clear days. However, the most beautiful cloud season in Ta Xua is from about October to April every year.
Ta Xua is located on the border of Yen Bai and Son La provinces, about 200 km from Hanoi. Favored by the travel industry, it is named "Ta Xua cloud paradise", because people can watch clouds floating from any angle.
Some of the most beautiful cloud hunting spots are Wind Peak or "dinosaur spine". At Wind Peak, the appropriate time to hunt clouds is usually from dawn to nearly 7:00 a.m. This place is the symbol of Ta Xua, the scenery of the mountainous region hidden in the mist and clouds.
Some of the most beautiful cloud hunting spots are Wind Peak or "dinosaur spine". At Wind Peak, the appropriate time to hunt clouds is usually from dawn to nearly 7:00 a.m. This place is the symbol of Ta Xua, the scenery of the mountainous region hidden in the mist and cloud cover. In addition, tourists can admire the sea of clouds and check in at places such as homestays or turtle head cliffs in Ta Xua primeval forest.
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