Best places to visit in Southeast Asia in February

Indochinese peninsula has always been an amazing attraction to every tourist around the world. After a long celebration of New Year in an occidental way, February is a best time to visit  Southeast Asia places to breath a new experience in a real oriental way and to get ready for a new year of hard work. Trust me, this is a perfect occasion to go on a wild adventure, refresh your mind, adjust your perspective and open your horizons.

Still not convinced yet? Check out this list of 5 best places to visit this February, I’m sure you will change your mind!  

  1. Luang Prabang – Laos

If you are looking for spiritual and cultural inspiration among the colonial houses, flourishing lanes and serene temples; if you want an escape from the busy modern world; then mystical Luang Prabang, snuggling at the confluence of two rivers – the large alluvial Mekong and one of its tributary Nam Khan – in the north of Laos, is exactly a must-visit place in Southeast Asia that you need this February. This is the best time to visit Laos as it is in dry season when the sun is not too much strong, and it is windy, making every trip comfortable with the most unforgetable memories you could ever have.

A corner of Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang

A corner of Wat Xieng Thong in Luang Prabang.

 This enigmatic ancient capital of the landlocked Laos offers you stunning views everywhere from the winding mountain roads, cascading waterfalls, jungle plants and colonial French architecture to the most popular places that you should visit such as Pak Ou – Cave of Thousands of Buddha, Wat Xieng Thong – the most important Pagoda in Luang Prabang, Phousi Mount, Kuang Si Waterfall; as well as loads of amazing tropical fruits – one of the best pleasures in Southeast Asia, especially in February, wonderful coffee shops, and cheap mixed drinks.

Impressive Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang.
Impressive Kuang Si Waterfall in Luang Prabang.

You will find the pace of life here a little bit slow and the local people quite laid back and easy going. Thus, sometimes service may not meet your expectation but wait, aren’t you on vacation to get away from the rush of everyday life? You have had enough of “deadlines” for the whole year, haven’t you? Take it easy, slow down and enjoy to the fullest Laos’ culture.

Scenic view from a restaurant along the riverside in Luang Prabang
Scenic view from a restaurant along the riverside in Luang Prabang

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2. Moc Chau, Son La – Vietnam

Moc Chau, well-known for its poetic natural charm, big cow flocks reared by enormous and endless grass steppes, is a must visit destination in Vietnam. This vast plateau of Son La province,  a mountainous and hilly region, lies about only 180km to the west from Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, very easy to reach by bus or even by motorbike for those who have passion for adventurous exploration.

The sunrise on the tea plantation of Moc Chau highland
The sunrise on the tea plantation of Moc Chau highland

February offers a little bit cold whether as it is the season changing time between winter and spring. However, it is the best time of the year to visit the town sinking in the carpet of zillions flowers of peach, plum and damson blossom covering every place from the hillsides to the ranges of high mountains, floating over many red roofs of villagers’ houses. Pure white as they are, damson flowers in Moc Chau is much more beautiful than those in other lands.

The sunrise on the tea plantation of Moc Chau highland
The sunrise on the tea plantation of Mộc Châu highland

February offers a little bit cold whether as it is the season changing time between winter and spring. However, it is the best time of the year to visit the town sinking in the carpet of zillions flowers of peach, plum and damson blossom covering every place from the hillsides to the ranges of high mountains, floating over many red roofs of villagers’ houses. Pure white as they are, damson flowers in Moc Chau is much more beautiful than those in other lands.

Ethnic children enjoying their Tet festival

Ethnic children enjoying their Tet festival.

 It’s highly recommended that you visit as well the best places in Moc Chau such as Phieng Canh, Long Luong, Tan Lap and Ang Village, especially, the pine forest of Ang Village. For a Moc Chau tour, you should research carefully before the visit in order to catch the best worthiest experience at the most appropriate time of February.

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Uphill to Moc Chau plateau 2 day

3. Mekong Delta – Vietnam

Unlike four diverse seasons in the North of Vietnam, Mekong Delta, located in the Southwestern region, offers a February full of brief and heavy showers, usually in the afternoons, but quickly bright again. During this season, the levels of water are high enough for boat markets and  sailing trips, a stunning chance to watch the busiest river life.

Numerous tropical fruits make the water surface colorful
Numerous tropical fruits make the water surface colorful

 You can enjoy an excellent river cruise through the fascinating floating markets of Cai Rang, ride the bike through small local villages, along the green rice fields and abundant orchards, visit fishing farms and some local families to take a more intensive insight into life in the Mekong Delta region. In the same time, don’t forget that February offers the best chance to enjoy plentiful tropical fruits ready to be harvested as well as lush gardens full of flourishing bonsai trees.

Boat tour along the river of the Mekong Delta
Boat tour along the river of the Mekong Delta

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4. Da Lat – Vietnam

One has ever said: “You have only travelled a half of Vietnam Sceneries if you haven’t visited to Da Lat!”. Da Lat is the capital city of Lam Dong province, which is about 300km away from Ho Chi Minh City, a great place for travelers to enjoy the peace and tranquility, especially in February.

A photo taken in the Love Valley of Da Lat
A photo taken in the Love Valley of Da Lat

Da Lat looks like a small Paris with the cold highland at night, fog at early morning and pine forest tracts surround the city. Mist covering the valleys almost all around the year giving Da Lat the name of  “City of eternal spring”. The local people are friendly and hospitable, the service here is quite convenient.

February is the best time to visit Da Lat as the famous flower festival takes place this time every year. This cultural festival aims to promote and honour the value of Da Lat flowers and floriculture with various activities for tourists to take part in such as dmire the themed flower and ornamental plant spaces in tourist sites, flower production facilities; join the parade of dozens of flower carriages through streets; enjoy colourful art programs. Especially, on this New Year occasion of Vietnam, cherry and apricot blossoms are the most beautiful flowers to admire.

Colorful Flower Festival in Da Lat

Colorful Flower Festival in Da Lat.

 Furthermore, there are still a lot of beautiful attractions that you need to put into your bucket list this February such as Lake of Signs, Elephant Falls, Lam Ti Ny Pagoda, Lang Biang Trail.

View from the Lang Biang mountain in Da Lat

View from the Lang Biang mountain in Da Lat.

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5. Vinh Hy Bay, Ninh Thuan – Vietnam

Located about 300km from Sai Gon, this town has recently become a focal point for locals and tourists in search of a Vietnam beach holiday for its serene and lovely sights.

In February when the whether is still a little cold to swim, you still can visit the bay to enjoy the best time of the year. This is when there are not tons of tourists gathering around so you can fruitfully immerse in the tranquil atmosphere where scenic white sandy beaches run below mountains where waterfalls, caves and forest are as well alluring. If you fancy hiking, it is a great place to explore if you want a day away from the beach. You can also spend time discover the coral reefs, simply cruise or perhaps do a little fishing.

Vinh Hy Bay from flycam
Vinh Hy Bay from flycam

If you are into seafood, then there’s no reason you should hesitate whether to visit Vinh Hy this February. This bay offers you the most delicious and plentiful kinds of seafood at a very reasonable price, which you could hardly find elsewhere.

The coral reefs under the blue water of Vinh Hy beach
The coral reefs under the blue water of Vinh Hy beach

If you don’t want to slip into a travel rut, give yourself a splendid adventure this February. Come to discover the special beauties that may help you refresh your mind a little bit. Let’s Asianwaytravel.com help you create the most suitable and interesting trip you could ever have! Come on, work hard, play harder!)

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