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Where Should You Go In The North Of Vietnam?

Vietnam is not a big country, however, there are so many beautiful destinations to experience along this S shaped country. If you don’t have a lot of time and no plan to visit somewhere, these below places may be helpful for you to easily make a plan while visiting the North of Vietnam.

Where to visit in the North?

  1. Ha Noi

Ha Noi is the capital city of Vietnam, is the diverse destination which has a depth of history, is the place of combination between traditional and modern life of a developed country as Vietnam.

Ha Noi is a beautiful city because of many flower seasons, each one has its own different fragrance. Ha Noi is a city of regional cuisines and traditional cultures. Ha Noi is where every Vietnamese desires to visit here one time in life.

Ho Chi Minh President Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh president is a national symbol person of Vietnam, we call him with a lovely name “Uncle Ho”, his image is still kept and protected in Ha Noi to let Vietnamese people and visitors in the world can come here to visit. Vietnam is a country which has across many wars, Ho Chi Minh president is still forever a monument for Vietnamese young generation to follow.

Long Bien bridge

Long Bien bridge – the bridge witnessed many wars in the past. This is the oldest bridge in Ha Noi, it was established in 1902 by France. This bridge is like the soul of everyone in Ha Noi, the memory for those who have been living here for a long time. Its length is nearly 2 kilometers, it would be extremely interesting to walk along this bridge to see every movement of local life in Ha Noi, it’s so peaceful in a windy day while seeing Pink river.

Hoan Kiem lake

Hoan Kiem lake is an attractive place in Ha Noi because of its beauty. Walking around with a cup of hot coffee, seeing many local things on the street with its bustling and peaceful movements, it would be very interesting to feel Ha Noi to the fullest.

Water Puppet Theater

Water puppet is a traditional cultural art which is saved and developed by the local people in Ha Noi. Coming to Water Puppet Theater, you will have a chance to see this special and strange art which you haven’t ever seen anywhere in Vietnam. It looks so curious and excited for those who are attracted and desire to explore Vietnamese cultures.

  1. Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is a historical region which saves many historical places and stories. This countryside has peaceful, natural and majestic beauty – Ninh Binh is where the kings settled and lived here. In order to understand more how Vietnam was in the past, let’s visit Ninh Binh to explore and experience, you will be attracted by its beautiful nature and interesting stories.

Trang An

Trang An is in validation of UNESCO as a World Heritage Sites. It has an extremely peaceful and attractive nature. There are many caves, temples and mountains, especially serene and fresh lakes, Trang An has never been boring for those who come to Ninh Binh to give it a visit, even many times.

Bai Dinh pagoda

Bai Dinh pagoda is the big one which has many records in Southeast Asia and Asia. This pagoda is like the soul of the ancient capital land – Ninh Binh. You will be attracted by its majestic and peaceful beauty, statues, building architectures and the interesting stories of this biggest pagoda in Vietnam.

Mua Cave

With 500 steps, you will reach the top of Ngoa Long mountain, this place is the most interesting thing in Mua Cave. In the front view, Ninh Binh is so picturesque because of the mountainous beauty and river. In the behind view, a picture of the countryside will appear with a big green or yellow rice field, it depends on the season. In a windy day, don’t hesitate to overcome 500 steps to enjoy a very beautiful sunset in Mua Cave, you may like it and never forget.

Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park – is the first, the largest national park and is one of the most important sites for biodiversity in Vietnam. Many animals in danger of extinction were found and conserved in this national park. This park has a diverse ecosystem with characteristics of tropical forests.

  1. Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is probably an amazing destination that you should not miss in the North. This is one of 7 Wonders of Nature, Ha Long Bay is so lucky to be given many wonderful things by nature. In Ha Long Bay, you will be extremely excited because of its majestic, vast and peaceful beauty.

Rowing Kayak

Ha Long Bay is one of 25 greatest places in the world about rowing Kayak. You will experience many interesting things such as seeing the majestic nature and green water, … so don’t hesitate to experience this funny activity.

Beautiful sunrise and sunset in ship

The romantic landscape, majestic nature in Ha Long Bay – it would be amazing to see the sunrise and sunset in the most beautiful bay in Vietnam. The accommodation and food is ready to serve you whenever you need. Let’s feel free to spend your time to the fullest and enjoy memorable experience in Ha Long Bay.

Caves in Ha Long Bay

Visiting the caves in Ha Long Bay, you will be surprised one more time because of its beauty. The mysterious and attractive caves will make you curious to explore it. You can visit Sung Sot cave, Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, …

  1. Sapa

Sapa is in the Northwest of Vietnam where the weather is warm during the year.

The winter is the coldest season, the temperature is just from -5 to 10 Celsius degree. The average temperature in Sapa is from 10 – 20 Celsius degree.

Sapa is getting more popular and interesting to give a visit because of its beauty and culture. H’Mong is an ethnic minority, so the culture is very different as well as the language. Therefore, the manners and customs are so special and excited to experience and explore.

Lost in here, lost in many new things, lost in the majestic and vast natural landscapes – you will have memorable time in Sapa.

Fansipan mountain

The Fansipan mountain’s high is 3143 meter, this is the highest mountain in Vietnam. There is now cable car to take you to this mountain and enjoy the vast beauty with many clouds of Fansipan. In addition, there are still many travelers who desire to explore Fansipan by going hiking in this mountain. This place will be definitely one of your greatest and most memorable experiences in Sapa.

Cat Cat Village  

Cat Cat is the name of a small village of the H’Mong ethnic minority. This is the place where the local life is expressed to the clearest because of many special and different things of its traditional cultures. Visitors can get inside this village to see the local life, enjoy local foods and experience with wearing traditional clothes. In addition, Sapa still have other villages such as Sin Chai village, Ta Van village, ….

O Quy Ho pass

O Quy Ho is one of 4 dangerous passes in Vietnam. The road is so winding and dangerous – it really attracted and addicted every traveler by its majestic and vast beauty. At the top of this pass, you don’t need to do anything, just need to stay somewhere and enjoy the strong winds, every worry will be gone, there is just nature and you right here.

Muong Hoa Valley

Muong Hoa Valley is covered by many beautiful terraced rice fields when its season comes. Especially September or October, yellow and rice fragrance is everywhere in Muong Hoa Valley. It’s so interesting to touch the ripe rice with milk fragrance and harvest with local people. In addition, this place is so peaceful and quiet, it’s suitable for those who desire to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

You just need to land to Noi Bai international airport which is the biggest one in Vietnam, you will easily visit wherever you like. 2 weeks would be probably enough to visit all of these places, enjoy one by one and don’t need to be rushed.


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