Don’t know what is the best time to visit Hoang Su Phi? Read on our quick tips below.
Hoang Su Phi, an upland district located on the west side of Ha Giang province, the hotspot of Northern Vietnam’s tourism, apparently attracts adventurous tourists the most nowadays. Traveling to Hoang Su Phi, visitors will be charmed by the mighty pristine beauty of wild mountains and terraced fields at the altitude of 1.500m above sea level. Especially, the authentic traditions of the local ethnic minorities are truly amazing for anyone who loves to discover hidden lives of the less known world.
The best time to visit Hoang Su Phi
The climate in Hoang Su Phi typically divides into two seasons: the rainy season is from May through October with torrential rains and landslides – the dry season is from November through April with low temperatures which may be less than 10 degrees Celsius. While being famous by the terraced fields, the unique picture tourists are eager to see, ones may want to know in advance the alternation of seasons affecting towards local practices and their travel planning.
The best time to visit Hoang Su Phi and contemplate the beauty of the rice terraces is on summer, because this it harvesting time, which may be classified as three periods:
From May to June:
During this time of falling-water starts, terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi make the northern mountainous region become warm and rich by the golden of the ripe rice, and the locals are busy starting a new crop. They float and flood terrace areas with their irrigation systems. Rice grew up, this time their subjects have various green shades with different tones. This is really a masterpiece that you cannot take your eyes off. If you are a photographer or someone who likes to play with cameras, then this is an ideal time to witness the scene.
From June to September:
The rice growing time with the immense layers of green color to the horizon. At this point, the fields look like curved mirrors that stretch from the toes to the top of the hill. The mountains undulating, lush valleys, endless sky as beautiful as the pictures, promising a bumper harvest. This is certainly one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world and a dream for those who love exploring the hidden land.
From September to October:
When the rice, in the fullest beauty, changes its green color to golden yellow that look like a garden of God. At this point, the terraced fields is the most favorite, spoiled for taking photos of long terraced fields on the slopes. You will admire the majestic natural scenery and scenic beauty of the terraced fields at this special period.
At other months, locals will keep the land rest due to the cooler & cold weather from November to March (not much rain water for rice plantation). The months of October until April, though being in cold climate, the weather is dry so it is safer for trekking trips than the months of May till September when it is constantly with big rains, sometimes resulted in landslides blocking the roads & dangers.
Above is our suggestion about the best time to visit Hoang Su Phi. If you look for more detail of the tour or wish to have your own itinerary, please hesitate not to contact us for your tailored request.