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Best time to visit the mountainous northern Vietnam

Best time to visit the mountainous northern Vietnam

As a country stretches from North to South on over 2000km with a diverse climate, choosing the best time to visit Vietnam can be tricky. Depending on when and where you go, you could run into weather conditions ranging from most enjoyable to unexpected experience. So, to make sure your trip runs smoothly, check out our guide and the best time to visit the northern highlands of Vietnam.

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5 markets not to miss in Hanoi

5 markets not to miss in Hanoi

Hanoi is full of local markets, major places in the daily life of the inhabitants. Here is 5 markets not to be missed to immerse yourself in Hanoian life!

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The world's longest glass suspension bridge is now in Vietnam

The world's longest glass suspension bridge is now in Vietnam

Located between two mountains in the province of Son La in Vietnam, Bach Long bridge, inaugurated at the end of April 2022, breaks record for world’s longest glass suspension bridge.

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Central Highlands to host Gong Cultural Festival in November

Central Highlands to host Gong Cultural Festival in November

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai’s People’s Committee to coordinate with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and relevant agencies to organise the 2018 Central Highlands Gong Cultural Festival.

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Na Ka valley turns white in plum flowers

Na Ka valley turns white in plum flowers

In Spring, the plum valley of Na Ka (Moc Chau district, Son La province) puts on her new dress as all the plum flowers are in full bloom, creating a magnificent view infatuating visitors and people from different localities flock to this wonder land to take into their eyes this splendid scene.

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Moc Chau Plateau

Moc Chau Plateau

Moc Chau Plateau is 199km from Ha Noi along National Road N°6. It is an attractive place for visitors with its cool temperature in the summer and an average temperature of 20°C. The plateau is about 1.000m above sea level and around 80km long and 25km wide.

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Co To Island awaits beach lovers to explore

Co To Island awaits beach lovers to explore

The exceptional beauty of the UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay is always what local and international tourists think of first when the name of Quang Ninh Province flashes through their mind. That is true but a trip to Quang Ninh will be more richly rewarding if visitors take the chance to drop by Co To Island, also in the province

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Spring festivals in full swing in Lao Cai province

Spring festivals in full swing in Lao Cai province

The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai is buzzing with several spring festivals to pray for a prosperous year.

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One day at Muong Culture Space Museum

One day at Muong Culture Space Museum

The Muong Culture Space Museum is located in a small limestone valley in Hoa Binh city, about 70km from Hanoi.

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Ha Giang

Ha Giang

The region of Ha Giang is very pretty with beautiful Phaut all black stone plateaus and with beautiful and colorful authentic minority villages. Ha Giang is a region in the far northern border with China, and there is the top of Lung Cu "terreitoire the roof of Vietnam."

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Cao Bang and Lang Son

Cao Bang and Lang Son

Cao Bang and Lang Son region is located on the colonial road (R4), well known in the early years of the war in Indochina, where it is considered the cradle of Vietnamese communist fighters who used the caves for avoid attacks of the French. Now, this area is still very authentic and not growing much with tourists because of border issues and politics.

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Ba Be and Thac Ba lake

Ba Be and Thac Ba lake

Ba Be Lake, located about 300km from Hanoi and in the middle of the park of the same name, considered the third North Bay along very well known with villages of Tay, while at Thac Ba Lake, considered the second Halong Bay, with many islands around the lake and nestled villages very characteristic minority North such as: H'mong and Dao black teeth.

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Ethnic groups in Sapa and Bac Ha

Ethnic groups in Sapa and Bac Ha

The region of Sapa and Bac Ha is very beautiful with beautiful grandios landscape. These are both high districs of the border province of Lao Cai, peulplés several different ethnic minorities, a very interesting region in terms of temperature and very ideal for those who want to make a trekking trip type and adventure dating tribes of this places.

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Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu

Dien Bien Phu was a very famous place in all French fighter then and now AC is still said a few things. Located about 500 km from Hanoi by the national road number 6. Now Populated by King (Viets) and mainly White Thai and Black Thai who helped much to the Viet Minh at the time to make war against the French.

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Mai Chau Valley

Mai Chau Valley

Mai Chau Valley, located about 80km from the center of Hoa Binh in the direction to go to Son La and Dien Bien Phu on national road number 6. This is a beautiful mountainous bowl, nestled in with many minority such as ethnic White Thai, H'mong, Dao. Walk on foot, ride bike or to scout for some days will show you the mountainous beauties of this beautiful valley.

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The Cat Ba Island or Hai Phong

The Cat Ba Island or Hai Phong

The island of Cat Ba revealing of the province of Hai Phong, is probably the largest island of North Vietnam, among the complex of islands of Halong Bay. One hour speed boat from Hai Phong City and an hour in normal tray from the side of Halong Bay in Quang Ninh. Hai Phong was a city where there was still enough of maisaons old and beautiful buildings built by the French during the French period.

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Tam Coc or terrestrial Halong

Tam Coc or terrestrial Halong

Tam Coc or terrestrial Halong Bay, is a hilly region with many limestone mountains of the same formation of the islands in Halong Bay, located parsamée in Ninh Binh province, installed once the ancient capital of Vietnam late 10th century and early 11th century. It is called the Halong Bay on land because there is no salt water as the bay but along the land in rice fields and rivers.

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Halong Bay

Halong Bay

Halong Bay which was the first site recognized by UNESCO as a natural heritage for Vietnam in 1994, is the largest bay in Vietnam, located in the middle of the Gulf of Tonkin, not far from the East Sea with the area of 1543 km square, with three main windows: Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long and Ha Long Bay. And the name "Halong Bay" which means "dragon descending" according distant legends.

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Hanoi and surrounding area

Hanoi and surrounding area

The capital city of Hanoi, which is much its charming style since the French era with so many beautiful buildings built at that time then, is the largest city in Vietnam (Area of approximately 3,000 km square) since 2007 after élarggie southwards taking the former Ha Tay province and officially entered the WTO. It is probably a very nice and impressive city with its activities and historical sites to visit.

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The Great Tonkin

The Great Tonkin

Tonkin, located geographically between China to the north, Laos to the west, the former Annam and Cochin China Southern (Trung Bo current) to the south and the Gulf of Tonkin in the East, Tonkin form a quadrilateral of about Dogeared 700 km out of 700 km. Its area amounts to 115,700 km2.

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