If you are looking for a good place for a short trip on Tet, here are top 5 havens you should consider:
Sapa is extremely cold on Tet; however, Sapa is till a hot place to travel for young people this time. The town is far about 375 kilometers from Hanoi, and up to 1,600 meters above sea level. Sapa is considered as a romantic destination for couples in the winter. Travel to Sapa on Tet, you can enjoy the cold weather with hot street food (grilled eggs and sweet potatoes, etc.), watch blooming peach blossoms and the early morning fog.
Belong to Son La province, Moc Chau is not as chilly as Sapa but it is still a good place for a short trip on Tet. Many tourists choose Moc Chau to travel because the distance from Hanoi – Moc Chau is closer than Hanoi – Sapa (less than 200km). It means that they can celebrate Tet with their families for one or two days before heading to this haven.
Danang – Hoi An
Danang – Hoi An is not only a hot place on Tet but also any time of the year. For those who love sunny beaches in winter, Da Nang is a good choice. The beach is very quiet, clear, and blue for taking photos. Beside, from Danang, it’s very easy to get Hoi An (just only 30km) – top best destinations of Vietnam.
Nha Trang is one of the best beaches of Vietnam. As this beach locates in the South of Vietnam, so if you are lucky enough – the weather is warm and sunny, you still can swim here on Tet. Nha Trang beach is also a good place for taking photos with blue sea and white sand.
If you are afraid of transportation in Hanoi, Tet is a good time to visit the city without busy traffic. Although Ho Chi Minh complex is closed on Tet, you still can visit other attractions of Hanoi like Hoan Kiem lake, Temple of Literature, Vietnamese museum of ethnology, etc., experience with cyclo and watch water puppet show. Hanoi is also very quiet on Tet because most people come back their hometown to visit their family and relatives. So you will feel definitely comfortable and relax in Hanoi.