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Top New Year experiences to be noticed in Sa Pa, Vietnam

Many tourists choose Sa Pa for their trip to celebrate the New Year 2024 because it is close and easy to move and because there is a blooming cherry season, brilliant fireworks displays and countless Other special experiences.

Get lost among the dreamlike cherry blossom gardens.

Sa Pa is filled with cherry blossoms this season. The two most beautiful cherry viewing destinations today are Muong Hoa Hill, the Fansipan cable car station area of Sun World Fansipan Legend tourist area and the O Quy Ho Tea Hill area.

At the Fansipan cable car station, cherry trees bloom brilliantly, with deep flowers and large clusters, bringing early spring to the high mountains.

At Muong Hoa Hill, hundreds of cherry apricot trees bloom simultaneously, creating a romantic flower hill with beautiful check-in corners radiant in the sunlight or dreamy in the mist next to the trees. Beautiful, gentle, yet pure cherry blossoms.

On O Quy Ho Tea Hill, bright pink cherries alternate with the green tea trees, creating a mountain picture more beautiful than a thousand words of praise. This place welcomes hundreds of tourists daily to visit, take photos and admire the flowers.

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Hunting for ice and snow on Fansipan Peak

Since early December, the Fansipan peak area has had many frosts in the early morning. Although it doesn't last long, this is also a signal that if you come to Fansipan at the end of this year, you will have a high chance of witnessing transparent ice flowers, creating a breathtakingly beautiful scene at the sacred peak. Many meteorological experts predict that with continuous cold waves, it is very likely that there will be snowfall on Fansipan Peak. Therefore, going to Sa Pa to hunt for ice and snow during the New Year is still an experience that is both thrilling and exciting for tourists of all ages.

Countdown to welcome the new year with a brilliant fireworks display

On the night of December 31, the morning of January 1, 2024, on New Year's Eve, Sa Pa will shoot low-level fireworks to see off the old year and welcome the new year 2024 with many new expectations.

The New Year fireworks display will occur in the San Quan area, Sa Pa ward, Sa Pa town, Lao Cai province, and will last 15 minutes at maximum. Instead of crowding in the capital waiting for fireworks on New Year's Day, tourists can "change the mood" by welcoming the New Year in the middle of the mountains and forests, under the bright fireworks sky, next to their loved ones. This will be a memorable experience.

Attend the Amitabha Buddha Resurrection Ceremony at the spiritual complex on Mount Fansipan.

One of the major holidays in the Buddhist calendar that monks, nuns and Buddhists across the country look forward to at the end of the year is Amitabha Buddha's Resurrection Ceremony, usually held on the 17th day of the 11th lunar month to commemorate the immeasurable merits of Amitabha Buddha.

This year, the festival falls on December 29 of the solar calendar, which is also why Buddhists especially choose Sa Pa for their New Year's holiday to have unique experiences here and participate. An important Buddhist holiday at the sacred peak.

At the Fansipan spiritual complex, the Buddha Amitabha Buddha Ceremony will be solemnly held from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on December 29, with many meaningful activities such as a thousand-flower offering program to the Buddha and a Dharma talk on the theme of virtue. Amitabha Buddha's prayer is chaired by the Venerable Thich Tinh Thien - Abbot of Truc Lam Dai Giac Zen Monastery, Sa Pa, Lao Cai, talking and answering questions about Amitabha Buddha and his merits, and the thousands offering ritual. Lanterns light up the sacred peak of Fansipan, praying for peace and luck for the country.

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In addition, the end of the year is still when tourists come to the Fansipan spiritual complex to thank God and Buddha for giving them a lucky and peaceful year. Twelve spiritual works shaped like ancient Vietnamese pagodas in the North of the 15th - 16th centuries, leaning against the mountains, fanciful in the clouds, bring visitors to Fansipan in the last days of the year moments of peace and tranquillity that are rare to find anywhere else.

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