Must-see destinations in North Vietnam


If you are still wondering whether or not to choose Vietnam the next stop for your vacation, then the list of 3 must-visit in North Vietnam here would certainly change your mind.

Welcoming a growing number of visitors every year, the 3 mountainous destinations below is bound to fulfill your North Vietnam Tour. Follow hellosapavietnam for closer insights.


Stone-Cathedral in Sapa Town

Sapa is the first must-come destination in North Vietnam (Source: Internet)

Obviously the number one destination in the Northwest of Vietnam, Sapa is an ideal choice for those seeking a getaway from daily busy life, as well as a leisure base to best explore the surrounding attractions. Sapa tour offers you exciting biking and trekking experience brings you along some of the best rice terraces in the world before stopping by small villages and learning more about the distinctive lives of Dao and H’Mong people.

If you are into adventurous travel, you would never want to miss a two-day-tour conquering the rooftop of Indochina, Mount Fansipan. Trust me, your breath would be totally taken away! In addition, if you are lucky enough, you will have an opportunity to embrace the occasional snowfalls, here, in Sapa, which is one of the very few places in Vietnam to experience this kind of weather.

Ha Giang

Dong Van Market

Grab your buddies here (Source: Internet)

Another stop that also makes its way to being a spot-on North Vietnam sightseeing is Ha Giang. Chances are that you will be left in awe at the paramount mountainous outlooks this scenic province boasts, especially when you weave your way through Ma Pi Leng Pass, the imposing King of Passes all across Vietnam. A true heaven is just right in front of your very eyes.

After this alluring drive, don’t forget to partake in a Sunday session of Dong Van local market to immerse yourself into and learn more about the daily lives of the ethnic minorities in the far north. Moreover, interestingly enough, the magnificent plateau landscapes of Ha Giang dress up different colors in different months, offering various kinds of colorful flowers bloom all year round. Come and enjoy!

Mai Chau

Mai Chau

Come and discover its sheer beauty (Source: Internet)

The last candidate to fill up my recommended list of places to visit in North Vietnam is Mai Chau, a sleepy town lying within a dreamlike valley, 140km Western Hanoi. Boasting countless idyllic trekking views, Mai Chau is sure to ease all your senses since day one. Taking part in some easy biking or trekking routes through mountain paths, waterfalls, streams, some rice fields and then pay a visit to some hill tribes and markets will make your days.

At the end of the days, you can enjoy a lightful local dinner uniquely placed on banana leaf with the hosts while sharing with one another about your experience of the day. Before taking a sound sleep in a rustic stilt house, it is a good idea to join in the traditional dance with the locals and your fellow travelers. How amazing it will be!

These are the 3 places recommended for your North Vietnam tour. Hopefully, your time in the Northern end of our S-shaped country would be amazing and unforgettable. 

Author Since: Jan 23, 2019

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