Da Lat (Lam Dong)
Visitors to Da Lat at the end of the year can see clouds floating in the clear blue sky and early mists stretching over the hillside.
Cloud areas are often located quite far from the town center, about 10-20 km. Travelers should depart at 4am or 4:30am to capture the perfect moment – when the carpet of clouds swirls over the mountains. It often covers the city with fog and creates a powerful scene at dawn.
Lovely cloudy hills such as Cau Dat tea hill, Da Phu hill, Thien Phuc Duc hill, pink grass hill or Hon Bo peak, Tuyen Lam lake are popular check-in places. If you do not want to conquer the mountains, visitors can still take pictures of the clouds and sky in Da Lat from the terrace cafes. Cloud cafes usually have a beautiful view and special interior decoration.
In addition, Da Lat also has many lovely homestays with hilly views. If travelers don’t want to move, they just wake up early so they can enjoy the view of the mountains and clouds right from their room.
Y Ty (Lao Cai)
After the harvest season, the plateaus here are submerged in a sea of clouds. Y Ty clouds are most beautiful in the period from September to April every year. Currently, the humidity is low and it doesn’t rain much. On cold days, the temperature drops, clouds fall halfway up the mountain, sheltering the valleys and villages. Usually, a gentle breeze also makes the giant sea of clouds move gently.
Ai Thau Thuong – one of the tallest villages in Vietnam, Choan Then village – historical village formed more than 300 years ago with pristine scenery and Lao Than mountain are all places that everyone should come to enjoy full of charming surroundings.
Sapa (Lao Cai)
The “cloud season” in Sa Pa takes place from October last year to April next year. At this time, the whole city is engulfed in white clouds, attracting a large number of tourists to take pictures and enjoy the surrounding scenery.
Heaven’s Gate is the highest level and is great for hunting clouds. White clouds make Fansipan peak like a paradise on earth. This place is chosen by many people because it is quite convenient to travel here. Visitors can go by cable car or practice climbing. The mountain has an altitude of more than 3,000 m above sea level. Coming here, visitors will really feel like they are standing on clouds.
Rock Backyard Homestay is located at an altitude of 1,700 m above sea level, which is a suitable stop for those who want to watch the sunrise and clouds.
Ta Chi Nhu (Yen Bai):
Visitors should come here right from November to March because the humidity is low, the climate is cold, there may be little rain. They need to check the climate forecast before the trip to make sure there is no rain and the climate is clean, convenient for moving and watching the clouds on the mountain top.
Ta Chi Nhu, also known by Thai people as Phu Track Sung, 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 road to Ta Chi Nhu is more difficult. Challenging terrain, many rocky mountains. The journey up here requires the endurance and toughness of a conqueror. The only road 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 to come back here on clear days. However, basically, 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 200km from Hanoi. Popular with backpackers, this place is known as “Ta Xua cloud paradise”, because people can watch clouds floating from all angles.
Some of the loveliest cloud hunting spots are Wind Peak or “dinosaur spine”. At Windy Peak, the right time to hunt clouds is usually from early morning until almost 7 am. This place is the image of Ta Xua, surrounded by mountains and forests hidden in fog and clouds.
Some of the loveliest cloud hunting spots are Wind Peak or “dinosaur spine”. At Windy Peak, the right time to hunt clouds is usually from dawn to nearly 7 am. This place is the image of Ta Xua, surrounded by mountains and forests hidden in mist and clouds. In addition, visitors can admire the sea of clouds and explore at places similar to homestay or turtle head in Ta Xua primeval forest.