When planning a trip heading towards the Northern face of Vietnam, most of you may only come up with the biggest names by far such as Hanoi or Sapa.
However, that is not everything Vietnam can offer you. The five destinations below will change your previous thought about Vietnam diversity in the tourism industry.
The pristine beauty of Northeastern Vietnam
Touching the freshness of Ban Gioc Waterfall
Ban Gioc Waterfall is situated in Trung Khanh District, Cao Bang Province. The attraction is almost 90 kilometers away from Cao Bang downtown and located along the border in between mainland China and Vietnam.
Ban Gioc Waterfall
Ban Gioc is recognized by many Vietnamese locals as the most incredible waterfall in the country, and at the same time, known as the largest natural waterfall across Southeast Asia. Beyond, the winding path leading to Ban Gioc is filled with the finest fresh air featured the poetic landscapes of terraced rice paddies. The site is ensured to be one of the rarest experiences you have ever had throughout all the countries you arrive in.
Floating in the middle of Ba Be Lake on a small boat
Ba Be Lake, a prominent natural lake of Bac Kan Province, is approximately 230 kilometers away from Hanoi. The place is officially a part of Ba Be National Park.
The best reflection you may witness at Ba Be Lake
This is the biggest natural lake all over Vietnam. In order to have a trip around Ba Be, you are able to hire a big boat in case you are traveling in a big group of friends, or give yourself a try to go sailing on a one-of-a-kind dugout canoe with a group of two on the surface of a large crystal-clear lake. That feeling when sitting on a wooden boat upon a deep blue pond with pristine forests surrounding is definitely a dream-come-true excursion that you will never able to forget.
Get that “drift-away” feeling on the rooftop of the country
Travel to Vietnam this time, you may consider trying out something new rather than wallowing yourself in a huge block of people in the utmost touristy destinations. Ma Pi Leng, which I can totally foresee its potential to be one of the new top destinations must-go in Vietnam in the near future.
Conquering Ma Pi Leng may reward you with a long-lasting memory
When standing on the hilltop of Ma Pi Leng, which is widely seen as the King of “the Northern mountain passes” and shooting a photograph of yourself catching the wind and sun of the Northern sky, you may be greatly pleased to own an interesting experience for then and even forever. Staring down the crystal jade Nho Que River perching through the mountains may bring you an image of poetic scenery landscape.
Last but not least, please do not forget Lung Cu flag tower – a beloved Northernmost point of our loved Vietnam and admire our 54m2 national flag flying in the wind.
Staying in Halong Bay for a night
Proudly recognized as one of the new Seven World Wonders, Halong Bay in Quang Ninh Province is favored by both foreigners and locals who aspire a go-with-the-nature trip.
The poetic Halong Bay when night falls
Lying peacefully on a huge deck floating with the flows of the waves, you may think it is just a dream when observing the night sky full of sparkling stars twisting above your head and feeling the smell of the ocean all around. All turn into a compelling sense for any of those who are willing to explore one of the best beautiful regions of Vietnam like Halong Bay.
Go for a “cloud hunting” journey at Quan Ba “Heaven Gate”
On the entrance to Ha Giang Province, you may be amazed right away by a view filled with clouds all over the paths around the mountainous highlands. Not to mention, “one step away from heaven” is the most indicative expression I could ever think of when placing our very first steps on to Quan Ba Heaven Gate. Setting foot at this site, you may think of taking a photo about the overview of Sa Phin Valley and the romantic Tam Son Town in a fanciful cloudy scenery.
My five ideas above may work well for you if you are planning out the perfect Vietnam travel packages to the Northeast of Vietnam coming up. The good thing is that these places are not that negatively touristy so you may not get worried about any bad experience can ruin your relaxation.