Bac Son is a district of Lang Son Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam, located 160km to the north from Hanoi. Along the Highway 3 to Thai Nguyen, then following the Highway 1B about 80 kilometers more to reach Bac Son.
As a mountainous area, most of the local people here are Tay ethnic. Life in Bac Son is always peaceful, people and the natural are extremely impressive. With beautiful sceneries, Bac Son is the best place for those who love taking photos.
Bac Son scene early morning
One of the most interesting views of this valley is its incredibly high mountains which are about 500-1200 meters high. Coming to Bac Son, you cannot ignore Bac Son valley trekking tours, with the valley's paddy fields, they create an amazing landscape. Tourists can only see its best after climbing up to the peak of a mountain.
The high mountains surround the Bac Son valley. The valley's pathways lead you to the paddy fields where you'll see the beautiful river crossing the rice fields. Besides the valley, Bac Son's villages possess a beauty of their own. This area inhabited by the Tay ethnic people and their traditional stilt houses. Some of the overnight tours will be the best choice for watching the beautiful scenery and learning about the local life of the hill tribe.
If you want to see the entire view of the valley, you need to hike up to the top of the mountain. From here, you must be amazed by the stunning paranormal scenery of the sky, mountain, village, river, and farm. It could be tired when climbing the mountains but the result worth it.
Clouds cover the mountains
Bac Son Valley's fertile soil lets the local farmers grow various crops in the area. Its main crop is rice which is planted only in two seasons, with each of its squared field cultivated and harvested at different times.
The rice field is brilliant in color
This valley has just become an attractive destination for tourists because of its enticing beauty. However, it is known as an off the beaten track destination for many travelers. If you still concern about things to do in Bac Son, let's take a look at the 2-days 1-night tour below.
Day 1: Hanoi – Bac Son
Depart from Hanoi at 08:00 am, we will start driving along the beautiful countryside of Red River Delta and Thai Nguyen area then reach Bac Son at noon. Enjoy an authentic lunch with local food in the village and take a short rest before joining the afternoon trekking tour.
In the afternoon, you will prepare for the trekking at the famous Na Lay Mountain. It may be a bit effortful to climb to the top of Na Lay, but the spectacular views from the top will captivating! When you reach the mountaintop, keep your eyes open and enjoy the scenery. Of course, a camera is helpful for capturing the amazing moments to take them home.
Panoramic view from the Na Lay mountain
Enjoy a homemade dinner with your host family and the night stay in the village.
Day 2: Bac Son – Hanoi
After a simple breakfast with your hosts, we will hop on our bikes and start cycling along the rural area. On the way back, you can visit the Quynh Son community located nearby. We will take a short stroll around the village to learn the daily life of the Tay ethnic minority.
Quynh Son village
Stop en route at Nong Luc temple for a short visit. Nong Luc is one of the 20 architectural relics – religious beliefs.
Nong Luc temple
Have lunch and say thank your friendly host family in Bac Son homestay, then drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon.
Make sure that when deciding travel to Northern Vietnam, you will visit Bac Son. Seeing such a beautiful place will make you realize that how amazing nature. Moreover, there is so much to explore in the valley and its surroundings. Some of the interesting activities include climbing to the peak of the mountain for the panorama view, walking or bicycling around to visit the villages of the local stilt houses and the people working in the fields. Hiking on a back road to enjoy the peaceful land. No more hesitation, get your bag and go!