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 »

FAR NORTH-EAST – HA GIANG PROVINCE 3

Nam Dan Ancient Rock Field Nam Dan ancient rock field is located at the height of 1,350m above sea level in the mid­dle of a valley surrounded with terraced fields and milpa of the Nung ethnic people in Nam Dan Village, Nam Dan Commune, about 15km south of Xin Man District’s centre. Nam Dan ancient rock field is filled with rocks ... Read More »

FAR NORTH-EAST – HA GIANG PROVINCE 2

Love Market of Khau Vai Once a year, on the 27thday of the 3rd lunar month, the love market is held in Khau Vai Commune, Meo Vac District. A local myth tells the story of a young couple from different tribes who fell in love with each other. The girl was so beautiful that her tribe did not want to let ... Read More »

FAR NORTH-EAST – HA GIANG PROVINCE

HA GIANG PROVINCE Capital: Ha Giang City Ethnic groups: H’Mong.Tay, Dao, Viet (Kinh), San Diu Highlights: Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, Love Market of Khau Vai TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark has been recog­nised as a mem­ber of the Global Network of National Geoparks (GGN) in October 2010. It covers the entirety of the four mountainous ... Read More »

FAR NORTH-EAST – THAI NGUYEN PROVINCE 2

Phuong Hoang Cave & Mo Ga Stream The cave is located atop Phuong Hoang (Phoenix) Mountain, 45km from Thai Nguyen City along National Road No1B in Thai Nguyen-Lang Son direction. Visitors spend half an hour climbing up 100m to the cave. Seeing from its foot, the mountain has the shape of two laying phoenixes. Legend goes that a long time ... Read More »

FAR NORTH-EAST – THAI NGUYEN PROVINCE

THAI NGUYEN PROVINCE Capital: Thai Nguyen City Ethnic groups:  Viet (Kinh), Tay, Nung, San Diu… Highlights:  Museum of the Cultures of Viet Nam, Ethnic Groups, Nui Coc Lake, Phuong Hoang Cave TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     ATK Dinh Hoa The ATK (safety zone) lies in Phu Dinh Mountainous Area in Dinh Hoa District. It is significant to note that the site was head­quarter during the nine-year ... Read More »