Northern Vietnam Travel

Northern Vietnam boasts a rich diversity of enthralling attractions stretching from majestic highland to obscured primitive forest, from idyllic remote villages to the most bustling cities of the country.

The region is also home to the largest population of ethnic minorities in Vietnam, promising a lot of opportunity to learn more about unique customs and tradition.

Halong Bay

One of the not-to-be-missed attractions in northern Vietnam must be Halong Bay – a charming land situating on the northernmost coastline of Vietnam. It is home to thousands of spectacular limestone islets and grottos dating back to millions years ago, which creates a breathtaking picture in front of our eyes. Furthermore, a scenic cruise in the emerald water of Halong Bay also guarantees tourists a lot of photo opportunities and the access of interesting activities such as swimming, kayaking, fishing, etc.

Ninh Binh

Located 100km south of the capital city Hanoi, Ninh Binh surprises tourists with its rich variety of fascinating sites. Visiting this ancient capital city of Vietnam, you will have a chance to set foot in the biggest pagoda in South East Asia, visit the World cultural and natural heritage – Trang An complex and paddle through grottos of the picturesque Tam Coc Bich Dong.

Sapa

At an elevation of 1,600m, Sapa is widely famous for its picturesque alpine scenery and a richness of ethnic culture. Indeed, Sapa surely wows tourists with its lush terraced rice paddies, captivating valleys and majestic mountain ranges including the highest one of Indochina – The Fansipan (3,143m). This foggy town is also home to many different ethnic minorities, which offers tourists the chance to improve your knowledge of unique customs and tradition in remote areas in Vietnam.

Mai Chau

Mai Chau is a quiet mountainous district of Hoa Binh province which is surrounded by stunning landscape in northern Vietnam. A tour to Mai Chau is sure a good chance to meet local ethnic families, learn more about their customs as well as unique culinary skills.

Bac Son

Being an important base of Vietnamese troops in wartime, this tranquil land comes with a harmonious mixture of rustic villages, imposing mountains, rivers and ripening rice paddies. Some not-to-be-missed attractions in Bac Son can be listed that: Na Lay Mount, Dang Mo Waterfalls, Nong Luc temple, Bac Son museum, etc.

Pu Luong

Situated in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts of Thanh Hoa Province, Pu Luong Nature Reserve wows tourists by its spectacular scenery and a great biodiversity of various species of flora and faunna. Visitting this peaceful land, you will have a chance to learn more about lifestyle and cultural characteristics of Thai people in Vietnam.