The Hanoitimes - Asia is a beautiful continent to visit during spring and offers varied faces of the season in different areas due to geographic variances.
Sapa in Lao Cai province and Da Lat in Lam Dong province, Vietnam have been named among the best 23 places in Asia to view the stunning spring season, according to MSN, a web portal and related collection of Internet services and apps for Windows and mobile devices, provided by Microsoft.
MSN advises travelers that Sapa is a growing popular tourist destination in Vietnam, the region is known for its terraced rice fields and colonial-style houses. The lush greenery is beautifully complemented by the variety of flowers in spring.
Sapa in Lao Cai province, Vietnam.
Also known as the “Kingdom of Flowers” Da Lat in Lam Dong province has several varieties in abundance, including wild sunflowers, phoenix, cherry blossoms, mimosas, Mexican sunflowers and white orchids.
Mt. Fuji in Japan tops the list, followed by Ngong Ping Plateau in Hong Kong (China), Jeju Island and Hapcheon in South Korea, Bangkok in Thailand, Taroko National Park in Taiwan (China), etc.
Da Lat in Lam Dong province.
Earlier, Bold Outline, an amalgamation of pop culture, fashion, travel, art, and leisure, has named Sapa the number one town on its beautiful offbeat destinations you should visit before they become crowded with tourists.
Bold Outline advises travelers that the rice terraces of Muong Hoa Valley is perfect for hiking. You can also visit the Love waterfalls, Silver Waterfalls, Sapa Lake and the Cat Cat Village.
In addition, Da Lat been named among five places you can retire abroad on the cheap, according to a list released by Live and Invest Overseas, a trusted and savvy source for information on international living, retiring abroad, etc.
Da Lat, a city of about 400,000 people in Vietnam Central Highlands is an ideal base camp for retirees. It’s known for its mild temperatures, a wonderland of recreational opportunities and French-inspired charm - hence the nickname Le Petit Paris. It’s also extremely inexpensive, making it possible for a couple to live on about US$1,000 a month, according to Live and Invest Overseas.