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North Vietnam Tourism: 20 destinations for you to choose to explore (Part 2)


Mai Chau Hoa Binh – Rustic beauty in the mountains

Mai Chau Hoa Binh
Mai Chau Hoa Binh – Source: Internet

Located west of Hanoi, Mai Chau is a district of Hoa Binh, about 130 km from Hanoi (about 3-4 hours by car). Mai Chau attracts tourists with the rustic beauty of the mountains and the hospitality of the people here.

Coming to Mai Chau, you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty and feel the incredible culture and cuisine here. The terrain is a valley, so Mai Chau’s climate is always calm and pleasant.

If you come from October to December, you will be able to see the peach blossom garden, white plum blossoms in Mai Chau. In March and April, you can immerse yourself in festivals and see Ban flowers – the typical flowers here.

Tam Dao Vinh Phuc – National primeval forest

Tam Dao Vinh Phuc
Tam Dao Vinh Phuc – Source: Internet

Tam Dao is surrounded by the ancient forest of Tam Dao National Park, where the weather is fresh and cool, with an average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius.

This is an ideal destination for resort tourism, and eco-tourism thanks to the untouched nature and chilly air. In addition, Tam Dao also has many destinations that you should not miss such as: Central Square, Tam Dao church, Tam Dao market, TV tower, silver waterfall,…

Read more: North Vietnam Tourism: 20 destinations for you to choose to explore (Part 1)

Trang An Ninh Binh – Majestic Natural beauty

This is the place to appear in many famous films such as Tam Cam Untold Story, Kong: Skull Island, and Thien Menh Anh Hung. Trang, An Ninh Binh, is a place that always attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to visit and explore.

The ideal time to go to Trang An Ninh Binh is from January to March of the lunar calendar; this is when the sky is blue, this time enjoys many festivals, and you can both visit and attend the celebrations. In addition, the weather from November to December is rainy and stormy, so you should not travel to Trang An now.

Moc Chau Son La – A mountainous region in the north

Moc Chau Son La
Moc Chau Son La – Source: Internet

Moc Chau is a district located in Son La province, about 180 km from Hanoi to the Northwest, where the highlands characterize four distinct seasons, so the climate is mild and cool all year round.

If you come to Moc Chau in each season, you will feel different characteristics; generally, the climate of Moc Chau is excellent all year round and is an ideal destination to travel to at any time. Moc Chau is famous for historical sites such as Dai Yem waterfall, Son Moc Huong cave, pine forest, Phieng Luong Peak,…

Do Son Hai Phong – The beach known as “famous port land”

Do Son is a district of Hai Phong, located about 20 km southeast of the city center. This resort has many beautiful beaches, attracting visitors to visit, swim and climb mountains. From Do Son, you can also take a speedboat to Cat Ba, Ha Long Bay, Tuan Chau for sightseeing.

You can visit any time of the year, but this place is most beautiful at the beginning and in the summer. At the beginning of the year, there are often festival activities, visiting Ba De Temple Dau Island festival.

Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai – The most beautiful terraced fields in Vietnam

Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai
Mu Cang Chai Yen Bai – Source: Internet

Mu Canh Chai is located about 300km Northwest of Hanoi. This place is famous for its beautiful terraced fields; every season when the rice is ripe, it only makes anyone coming here flutter.

Every September, many tourists come here to admire the most beautiful terraced fields in the country. In addition, in May and June, the scenery is gorgeous with the pouring water season. The attractive places here include: Tu Le Town, Khau Pha Pass, La Pan Tan terraced fields, Lim Mong village, Thac Mo, Ban Thai,…

Huong Pagoda (Perfume Pagoda) – The sacred land of Buddha

The Huong Pagoda is situated around 50 kilometers from the heart of Hanoi in the Huong Son commune of the My Duc district. This place is known as one of the most unique spiritual destinations. Perfume Pagoda is where many other ancient and sacred temples and pagodas gather.

The Perfume Pagoda Festival is very famous and is why many people come here from other places; the festival lasts up to 3 months, from January 6 to the end of March. The main routes you can choose when coming here are Thien Tru – Huong Tich, Long Van, Tuyet Son, Thanh Son…

Tam Chuc Pagoda – Ancient beauty in the middle of the country

Tam Chuc Pagoda belongs to Ha Nam’s newly formed spiritual tourism super complex project. This is considered the largest temple in the world.
With a landscape of up to 5000 hectares and many rare treasures. This place is very spiritual, with the back of the pagoda being That Tinh and the front being Luc Nhac Lake. In Luc Nhac Lake, six islands represent six bells from heaven.

The outstanding works in this complex can be mentioned as Ngoc Pagoda, Tam The Palace, Phap Chu Palace, Quan Am Palace, Tam Quan Gate, and International Meeting Room.

Dong Van Ha Giang – Beautiful unspoiled stone plateau

Dong Van Ha Giang is located 160km from Ha Giang City. This is one of the unique limestone regions created by the eons-long development process and environmental factors. Dong Van Ha Giang is a place to keep the ancient features from afar; it also shows the bold culture of the highland people, the most typical cuisine here.

In addition, there is an old town and an hundreds of years old market. If you have yet to come here, please visit; the ancient beauty will make you surprised and admired.

Van Don Quang Ninh – Majestic Natural beauty

Van Don Quang Ninh is an island district about 50km from the center of Ha Long City. It has wild beauty, majestic mountains, and beautiful beaches. In addition, you should also try the cuisine here because seafood is appreciated for its nutritional content and freshness.

It would be best if you went to Van Don in the summer. Now, you can see the clear blue sea water, the long stretch of fine white sand beach. In addition, if you want to immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of festivals, come in the 6th lunar month. From the 10th to the 20th of the sixth lunar month, the Quan Lan festival is held; this is a festival to honor the national heroes who sacrificed themselves when fighting the Mongols.

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