Vietnam Tourist GuideBook 2

NORTH-WEST – YEN BAI PROVINCE

YEN BAI PROVINCE Capital: Yen Bai City Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Tay, Dao, H’Mong Highlights: Thac Ba Lake, Dong Cuong Temple, Terraced rice fields in Mu Cang Chai TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Thac Ba Lake Thac Ba is an artificial lake of Yen Bai Province. With the area of 23,400 ha, the lake includes 1,331 hill-islands, a varied vegeta­tion cover and a diverse ecological setting. ... Read More »

NORTH-WEST – LAI CHAU PROVINCE 4

BAC HA Located around 70km northeast of Lao Cai City, the mountainous district of Bac Ha boasts a high potential for tourism. Starting from Lao Cai City, visitors will travel on high­way 70 for about 39km, taking a left turn to continue the trip for another 24km on provin­cial road 153 before reaching Bac Ha Town. Having a mild temperature, ... Read More »

NORTH-WEST – LAI CHAU PROVINCE 3

Ta Phin Village Ta Phin Village is located in Ta Phin Commune, Sa Pa District, about 12km north­east of Sa Pa Town. The village is surrounded by mountains and owns spectacular rice ter­races. The best time to visit Ta Phin is in late afternoon when tourists can enjoy amazing view of sunset over the village and the whole surrounding areas. In ... Read More »

NORTH-WEST – LAI CHAU PROVINCE 2

Ham Rong Tourist Site Ham Rong Mountain is an attractive tourist area in the cen­tre of Sa Pa Town. Legend has it that in the distance past, all animals lived together in a chaotic environment. One day, Jade Emperor gave an order that every species of animal had to find for themselves an area to live. Having heard the order, they ... Read More »

NORTH-WEST – LAI CHAU PROVINCE

LAI CHAU PROVINCE Capital: Lai Chau City Ethnic groups: Thai, H’Mong, Viet (Kinh), Dao, Giay Tien Highlights: Son Cave, Tam Duong, Sin Ho Village TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Sin Ho Village Sin Ho is a mountainous vil­lage in Lai Chau Province, where various ethnic groups are living together. The vil­lage is a 38km climb on road oft National Route 12. On Sunday, ... Read More »

NORTH-WEST – DIEN BIEN PROVINCE

DIEN BIEN PROVINCE Capital: Dien Bien Phu City Ethnic groups:  Thai, H’Mong, Viet (Kinh), Dao, Giay Highlights: Dien Bien Phu, Tham Pua Cave, Pa Khoang Reservoir TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Dien Bien Phu Vestiges Dien Bien Phu, over 474km northwest of Ha Noi, is situated in the Muong Thanh plains and surrounded by high mountains. Dien Bien Phu was once the location ... Read More »

NORTH-WEST – SON LA PROVINCE

Capital:    Son La City Ethnic groups:        Thai, Viet (Kinh), H’Mong, Muong, Dao Highlights:               Son La Former Prison and Museum, Tham Tet Toong Cave, Moc Chau Plateau TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Son La Former Prison & Museum Located in the centre of Son La City, 328km from Ha Noi, Son La Provincial Museum was originally a penitentiary built by the French in 1908. ... Read More »

NORTH-WEST – HOA BINH PROVINCE 2

Kim Boi Hot Spring Tourist Site From Ha Noi, following National Highway No 6 about 34km to Luong Son Town, continue 1km then turning left and going ahead about 30km, visitors reach Kim Boi hot spring tourist site. Covering 7ha area, tourist site belongs to Mo Da Village, Ha Bi Commune, Kim Boi District. The hot spring with many names ... Read More »

NORTH-WEST – HOA BINH PROVINCE

North-West (Tay Bac) offers some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. It includes the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, Fansipan- the highest peak in Viet Nam, Son La and Moc Chau highlands, as well as the pasture areas where milk cows are bred. A tea factory was also built in this region. The Pu Den Dinh and Pu Sam Sao mountain ... Read More »

FAR NORTH-EAST – TUYEN QUANG PROVINCE

TUYEN QUANG PROVINCE Capital:  Tuyen Quang City Ethnic groups:  Viet (Kinh), Tay, Dao, San Chay Highlights:  Tan Trao Historical Site, My Lam Hot Spring tourist attractions          Tan Trao Historical Site Tan Trao is a small valley lying between moutain and jungles in Son Duong District, 40km from Tuyen Quang city and 200km from Ha Noi. It was used as a resistance base before ... Read More »