Cherry blossom at oolong tea hill in Sapa

Is it Japan? No! It is Sapa’s Oolong tea hill in the blooming season! Dotted by pink cherry blossoms, the oolong tea hill located 7km from the town center has recently become a popular tourist destination because of its stunning scenery.
Cherry blossom in full bloom at oolong tea hill - Sapa, Vietnam. Photo: Vnexpress


How to get there?

Located not far from the center of Sapa town,  oolong tea hill has recently become a hot spot for photography. The journey to this magical land of mist and tea hills brings a lot of emotions, especially during the festive season when Christmas and New Year are slowly approaching.

To get to this place from the town center, follow the 4D National Highway towards O Quy Ho Pass and Silver Waterfall. From Silk Path Grand Sapa Resort & Spa, it takes about 10 minutes - 5km. 

  • Taxi: ~VND 200.000/ one way
  • Motorbike (rented): ~VND 100.000 – VND 150.000/ day

Cherry blossoms mark the coming of spring

No need to book a flight ticket to the far-away country of Japan to admire cherry blossoms in full bloom, that breathtaking scenery can be admired right in the Northwest Mountains of Vietnam. In spite of the freezing cold weather of Sapa, every year, their romantic pink shade signifies the advent of early spring in this mountainous region.

Originally, the hill serves as the local tea production. When the beauty of the hill in spring caught the attention of photographers, this oolong tea hill became a tourist attraction that attracts more and more visitors each year. From November to December, the bare branches are slowly adorned with ecstatic pink flowers, creating a dreamlike scenery that every visitor falls in love with. In the midst of the green tea hill, the flowers bloom all over the branches, turning the whole tree pink, and bringing attractive beauty to Vietnam's northwest mountains

Pay a visit to the 'cherry blossom paradise' on a clear afternoon, stroll around the romantic path, watch the sudden rain of flowers and free your thoughts in a moment of ecstasy - What could be better? 

Here's Silk Path suggestions when visting oolong tea hill:

  • Ideal time: Late November – early December (it's when the cherry blossoms bloom)
  • Golden hour: 6:00 – 8:00 (dawn) or 15:00 – 17:00 (dusk)


Continue the cloud-hunting journey around O Quy Ho Pass

Located on the same route to oolong tea hill, O Quy Ho pass is one of the most beautiful cloud hunting spots in December! The marvelous mountain landscape in harmony with the sea of white clouds will definitely make many young people fall in love at first sight.

Relax in the "little Europe in Sapa" - Silk Path Grand Sapa Resort & Spa

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, pack your bag to Sapa & stay at Silk Path Grand Sapa Resort & Spa, the award-winning 5* resort in Sapa, Vietnam. If you're afraid of the crowd at oolong tea hill, the pink blossoms can also be admired in the garden of Silk Path Grand Sapa - a paradise for nature-loving souls.

The resort also offers convenient services and recreation activities, such as mountain-view restaurants, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, gym, karaoke... A vacation at Silk Path Grand Sapa Resort & Spa will leave you with photos that will last a lifetime and unforgettable experiences that’ll make your heart flutter. You won't regret it.

See you in Sapa!

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