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In February, Sapa is still affected by the harsh winter with daily average temperature settling around 9oC.
In February, Sapa is still affected by the harsh winter with daily average temperature settling around 9oC. Foggy and cloudy weather predominates in the first half of the month while sunny days appear more towards the end of the month. Tourists coming to town this time should be well aware that fog can impair the visibility and obscure the breathtaking landscape. Invariably cold weather demands tourists to be well-prepared with warm clothes and electric blankets. Wet stemming from frost and ice can cause the slippery roads so it might not the best idea to have a long trek.
On days with adverse weather, one can choose to attend a cooking class offered by the hill station restaurant. Being carefully instructed by professional English-speaking H’mong chef, attendees have chance to pick the freshest ingredients at the traditional market, finish the authentic dish and decorate it, and finally proudly enjoy the dishes made themselves with special local wines. Times when weather is nice and comfortable can be well-spent on festivals held to celebrate the lunar new year. Long Tong festival of Tay ethnic people is totally worth a chance as it demonstrates traditional rituals and worshipping ceremonies to the Village Deity, the Stream Deity and the Mountain Deity, reflecting the desire to have better crops and healthy and lengthy life.