|Foggy: A view of the resort in the valley. — VNS Photo Thái Hà|
Tam Đảo is a small mountainous town in Vĩnh Phúc Province. At 1,000m high, Tam Đảo has cool weather throughout the year like Đà Lạt and Sa Pa. In addition, its location just 70km from Hà Nội has made it an attractive destination for visitors on weekends and holidays.
|Relic: The ancient stone church. — File Photo|
Domestic and foreign visitors head to Tam Đảo mostly on weekends, solo or in groups, on sunny or chilly days. Although the town is small, there are plenty of options for tourists rushing here to escape the usual busy city life.
|Windswept: The Windy Inn. — VNS Photo Thái Hà|
Young newlyweds can choose spots to take wedding photos, since Tam Đảo offers an ancient stone church, silver waterfalls, jungles, pagodas, sunsets and poetic overcast vistas. Visitors can stay at small mansions, looking down the valley from their perch at one of the resorts.
Others can savour coffee at Windy Inn, famous for its restless wind blowing all day and night.
|Specialty: Tam Đảo chayote bud. — VNS Photo Thái Hà|
The ancient stone church is a common place to take pictures thanks to its European architecture style, which appears romantic when shrouded in fog. Especially, the vine-covered walls add to the mysterious fairy tale atmosphere here.
|Atmospheric: A sunset view in Tam Đảo. — VNS Photo Thái Hà|
Climbing at Tam Đảo is an unforgettable experience. The place is where many athletes chose to practise climbing. Many also come here to enjoy the winter stir-fried chayote bud, a specialty of the town.
If you are in search of a short weekend away, or simply wish to be far from the maddening city crowds, then throw your stress away and head to Tam Đảo. — VNS