5 Amazing Places in Northern Vietnam You Can’t Afford to Miss

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Mai ChauAll in all, Vietnam is indescribably beautiful; but Northern Vietnam should be specially mentioned and talked upon more. If you can have 7 days in Vietnam Tour, make it a point to visit the Northern Vietnam. Apart from the colorful Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, there are some distinct places in the north part of the country that you can’t afford to miss.

1. Sapa

Sapa is located in the northwest part of the country and is doubtlessly an amazing destination. Actually it was developed by the French in the 20th century as a refuge from the hustle-bustle of the capital, Hanoi. Actually it can serve as a perfect base while you explore the surrounding attractions. Here you can go trekking or biking through some of the world’s most amazing rice terraces. And you should spend some of your life’s best moments in the company of Dao or H’Mong people here.

sapa

2. Cao Bang

Cao Bang is less known to foreigners but has the country’s most majestic waterfall, named Ban Gioc. The stunning site falls on the Vietnam-China border and you will be stunned to see the gigantic water mass plunging down from 30 meters over a span of 200 meters! This is considered to be the fourth largest waterfall in the world.

cao bang waterfall

3. Ba Be

Ba Be is an impressive National Park 240km northeast of the Vietnamese capital and has enchanting caves, waterfalls, rivers, valleys, evergreen tropical forests and three splendid lakes. This area is marked with the three different treks that have three different difficulty levels.

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4. Ha Giang

Ha Giang is the northernmost region of the country and while it’s the most secluded and poorest area of Vietnam, it offers some views that will make you stunned! These are considered some of the best in Southeast Asia. Especially, you will be flabbergasted while passing through the magnificent Ma Pi Leng Pass. You will lose yourself to the beauty of the setting where you proceed on a meandering road perched on the fiercely steep limestone mountain on one side and the gorgeous Nho Que River flowing far downhill on the other side!

Ha Giang

5. Mai Chau

140 km west of Hanoi, Mai Chau is a laidback town which you may not find as stunning as Ha Giang; but it will certainly offer you some rustic moments to relax. There are some easy hiking and biking routes here along with some cute waterfalls, streams and paddy fields. It also offers an unforgettable experience with the tribals here and in the markets.

Mai Chau

So, what are you waiting for? Viet Bamboo Travel Corporation organizes tours to Vietnam (and also worldwide) that offer you every comfort and make your holidays unforgettable. Catch a tour and head towards the great country asap! I have already started off!

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