Discover Northeast Vietnam Travel
Between the Red River Delta and the sea, northeast Vietnam is an area rich in agriculture and history, as well as a regional engine of growth for industry and tourism. The Northeast of Vietnam is still a potential region where globetrotters usually overlook. When they think of this region, Halong Bay is the first thing to pop up. However, that’s not the only thing you can visit in this region. For those who seek an off-the-beaten-path destination, this article is all you need!
Introduction to Vietnam’s Northeast
Northeast of Vietnam is an untouched land which lies in the border between Vietnam and China. The region is gifted by nature with a mesmerizing landscape. Thanks to the remote, rustic and supremely beauty, most travel connoisseurs with adventurous souls love to have a life-time experience in this area. This rural paradise, owning a great diversity of natural landscape and ethnic culture, promises to grant travelers once-of-a-kind off-beat adventures.
Top 4 unexplored destinations in Northeastern Vietnam
The 4 best less-known destinations of Northeastern Vietnam are Ha Giang, Cao Bang Geopark, Ba Be National Park and Bai Tu Long Bay. Now we will reveal why these destinations are most loved.
1. Ha Giang & Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark
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Ha Giang is a mountainous province in the Northernmost of Vietnam. It is around 400 kilometers away from Hanoi and known as a remote and mysterious hilly land. Ha Giang showcases a majestic natural scenery. Yet due to its hidden location, most travelers overlook this secretive getaway.
Coming to Ha Giang, you will have a chance to immerse into the infinite mountains, limestone walls that surround the roaring rivers, as well as get in touch with the friendly tribal natives.
Talking about where to visit in Ha Giang, Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is a must-see attraction. Covering 4 different districts: Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac, the geopark beholds the mesmerizing mountains, rivers and jungles that surround 17 ethnic villages.
Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is a national protected area. It’s home to numerous geological heritage sites that opens a new glimpse into Vietnamese history. The geopark was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 2004. It’s also known as Vietnam’s very first geopark ever recognized by the world. If you’re a fan of nature and history, then don’t forget to check out the mystic beauty of Ha Giang and Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark!
2. Cao Bang Geopark & Ban Gioc Waterfall
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Located 300 kilometers from Hanoi is the one and only Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark. It occupies a large area of 3000 square kilometers and home to a biodiversity along with a rich ethnic culture of the mountainous area of Vietnam.
Other than that, the geopark attracts tourists with an abundant collection of flora and fauna species.
This is the second geopark in Vietnam recognized by UNESCO giving an insight into a 500-million-year history of the Earth. Thanks to the vivid display of fossils, ocean sediment, volcanic rocks and many other values, Cao Bang Geopark is a great destination for those loving to explore the story of Mother Nature.
Lied in the heart of the geopark, Ban Gioc Waterfall is Southeast Asia’s largest and most famous natural waterfalls. Bordering China, the waterfall owns a gigantic and charming beauty with its 30-meter-high.
Fed by the crystal clear water of the Quay Son River, Ban Gioc Waterfall showcases a jade-like beauty surrounded by an endless scene of rice fields and bamboo groves.
The best thing to do at Ban Gioc is sailing a wooden boat and admiring the fall at an up-close look.
3. Ba Be National Park and Ba Be Lake
Ba Be Lake is a hidden gem of Bac Kan Province. The lake is the largest natural lake in Vietnam that is the convergent point of three river branches: Pe Lam, Pe Lu, and Pe Leng.
The lake is located in the heart of Ba Be National Park, which is home to a wide range of underground rivers, limestone mountains and caves. The lake itself takes pride in over 400 species of plants and over 300 species of animals.
Ba Be was recognized as Vietnam national park in 1992. The beauty of Ba Be is reflected by the towering limestone mountains by the gigantic valleys. The dense tropical forests hide within themselves plenty of waterfalls and caves. Beyond the natural charm is the cultural value. Ba Be witnesses 13 tribal villages of the Tay, Yao and Hmong residing for ages.
4. Bai Tu Long Bay – the hidden part of Ha Long Bay
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If you’re a seeker of the high blue sky and infinite ocean, consider taking Bai Tu Long Bay as an alternative of the touristic Halong Bay. Bai Tu Long shares the same gorgeous beauty as its neighbor yes less-touristy and more tranquil.
For those who wonder what is a better option for Halong Bay, then lay your eyes on the unique Bai Tu Long Bay and you won’t be disappointed!
The Bay of Bai Tu Long is located in the Northeastern part of Halong Bay. The best thing to do at Bai Tu Long is doing a cruise with kayaking and swimming in between the peaking rock formations. These massive natural shapes deliver a fanciful ambiance of the large seascape.
Apart from those, some worthwhile attractions in the Bai Tu Long Bay are the Cong Do area, Thien Canh Son Cave, Vung Vieng fishing village, and Tra Gioi beach. There are numerous deserted beaches and islands around the Bay such as Quan Lan, Ngoc Vung and Cong Dong.
Best way to explore Northeastern Vietnam
The best way to discover the region is doing a trekking in Northeast Vietnam tour. The trip offers off-beat trekking trails and local ethnic interaction. You will have chance to learn about the local culture, enjoy the grandeur of landscape and try mouth-watering local food. This trip is most suitable with adventurers who love nature and outdoor experience.
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