10 most beautiful places to visit in Northern Vietnam

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Vietnam has become more and more famous for its stunningly beautiful landscapes, particularly rich culture and great war history. Everyone should visit the North of Vietnam once in life as there are a plenty of wonderful sights changing based on different kinds of terrain. These top 10 most beautiful places should be in your Vietnam travel list.

Hanoi, the capital

Hanoi capitalis the heart of Vietnamese culture and arts. Travelling aroung Hanoi willsurely leave visitors unforgettable experence with ancient relics such as HoanKiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge, Hanoi Opera House,  Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Tran Quoc Pagoda, ImperialCitadel of Thang Long, St. Joseph’s Cathedral,  Vietnam Military History Museum, and so muchmore. The beauty of Hanoi is also featured by street food vendors, thehospitality of Hanoi people, and the chaos of everyday life activities.

Sapa town, Lao Cai province

Sapa isliterally an extremely famous destination for Vietnamese youth to go trekkingand backpacking. This mountainous town his home to diverse ethinic minoritygroups such as Hmong, Tay, Dao,… and magnificent scenery with beautifulterraced rice fields. People cannot skip Muong Hoa Valley, Thac Bac Waterfall,Cat Cat Village, Fanxipan peak, and the Sapa local markets.

Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province

Mu Cang Chaiis a rural highland district of Yen Bai province. This is another destinationwell-known for its exceptionally beautiful terraced fields in De Zu Phinh, LaPan Tan and Che Cu Nha villages. Don’t forget to visit these mountainous fieldsin September and mid-October when the rice is ripe and so all the terracedfields turn yellow.

Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province

Just likeother mountainous areas in the North of Vietnam, Mai Chau brings travellersunique cultures and festivals from its wide range of ethnic minority people:Hmong, Tay, Hoa, Dao, Thai, Muong,…

If you spenda couple of days here, sleep in a local homestay, and eat as the locals do, you’llforget which century you’re living in.

Moc Chau district, Son La province

You cannotignore the Moc Chau highland once you travel the Northwest of Vietnam. Leavingthe hustle and bustle of busy cities to the tranquility of Moc Chau, you willexperience the charming white plum forests, the immense tea hills, thesimplicity and warmth of local ethinic people.

Ha Giang province

Travellerscan rest assured that there is no where else in Vietnam has breathtakinglybeautiful landscapes in every corner like Ha Giang. This province has differentflowers in different times of the year. Ha Giang is beautiful in the wildestway you can imagine. Especially, buckwheat flowers are considered as thesymbolic flower of the province. They turn from white in the morning to pink inthe late afternoon. Buckwheat flower season is the time Ha Giang is frequenteda lot.

Ha Giang isalso a province bordering China and contains Lung Cu flagpole, Vietnam’snorthernmost point. Holding the national flag in hand while standing under LungCu flagpole is literally the proudest experience of every Vietnamese soul.

Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang province

The mostbeautiful waterfall is located in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, CaoBang province. A special thing is on the border between Vietnam and China withlots of historical stories behind it.

Ban GiocWaterfall is also of the top 6 most beautiful waterfalls on Earth. Looking fromabove, you can see three floors on it containing small cascades and polls,which is an intriguing and dramatic scene.

Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province

Ha Long is abay located in the gulf of the Red River Delta in Nothern Vietnam. Most area ofthe bay consists of limestone islands with jungle vegetation. Other parts arehollow with enormous caves. The islands stretch out the bay, looking like theback of dragons emerging in the water surface.

Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong province

Cat Ba Islandis the largest island in Cat Ba Archipelago with an area of around 300 km2. Notonly visitors come to experience the wonderful island, they also visit a lot ofattractive destinations such as Cat Co beach, Cat Ba national park, Monkeyisland,…

Ninh Binh province

Recently NinhBinh has become famous due to its beautiful natural landscapes and nationalcultural relics. It’s wonderful that you can visit Ninh Binh any time of theyear as the sights here are stunning all year round.

 

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