Because of many countries in ASEAN are located near the Equator pass through, so it tends to mean the weather is hot and humid most of the year. It seems not possible to think of traveling to ASEAN in winter for seeing snowfall but there’s a hope. There are, in fact, a surprising number of locations to visit in ASEAN countries to see snowy paradise. So, if you want to embrace the snowy in winter and do not want to travel so far, here are some of your best options. Just make sure you bring your winter coat. Let’s see the list of the destinations below.
1. Sapa, Vietnam
Vietnam is widely known for its natural diversity so there are various kind of traveling. This winter, we bring you to visit Sapa, Vietnam in snowy day. Apart from the most beautiful and impressive Terraced rice fields which are slopes mountainous areas, there is the most wonderful snowfall in winter. By the way, please check the weather forecast before you visit.
From their climate record, snow practically falls in December to February and only 2-3 days per time. There are 2-3 times in a year to see a snowfall or maybe just only once a year. However, please check the weather forecast before you go. To see a snowfall may bring you a good luck from the beginning of the year. But if you failed to see snowfall, we believe that you will not disappointed with the clouds and the most beautiful scenery in Sapa, Vietnam.
2. Putao, Myanmar
Putao is the northernmost town of Kachin State, Myanmar and sharing border with Tibetan, China and India. The climate is cold and temperate throughout the year. If you would like to have an experience the joy of winter snow, you have to go to the Mt. Phangran Razi; which is the foothills of the Himalayas in Myanmar and China, in the northern of Kachin. As because of Putao is the mountainous areas, so the transportation and accommodation in Putao is still inconvenience for the general tourists but it is convenience for the tourists who love adventure tourism such as trekking and mountaineering. Adventurous people will have a great experience there. There are many mountaineers who can climbed to the top of Mt. Khakaborazi in Kachin which is the highest mountain in South East Asia.
3. Puncak Pyramid, Indonesia
Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid is located in Papua Province, Indonesia. Puncak Jaya is the highest mountain in Indonesia and its height 4,884 Meters. Although, it is located near an Equator but there are snow and glacier covering the mountain all the time. Puncak Jaya is located in the Lorentz National Park which has the area of 2.5 Million Acre and it is the largest national park in South-East Asia. There are many native people live there. The best period for hiking is during August to December.
It is surprised that there are snowy in Asean countries which have the tropical climate. And as because of the various kind of Ecology, so it lead to the various kind of tourism. Next time, if you still looking for a travel destination, to see snowy scene in Asean is a good option for you.