Places to visit in the northwest Vietnam (part 1)

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The northwest Vietnam

The northwest Vietnam becomes attractive due to romantic natural landscape with stunning terraced fields accompanied by a forest of flowers blooming during four seasons of the year. The scenery here is similar to a wonderful picture of nature. In addition, this beauty is mixed with the culture diversity of ethnic minorities. For this reason, the northwest region draws a significant number of tourists from various areas who would like to get the exciting experience. This article will help to make a list of outstanding tourist destinations that tourists should not miss when taking a journey of discovery through the land of the northwest Vietnam.

Sapa – Lao Cai

Sapa, Lao Cai
Sapa, Lao Cai

Sa Pa is a frontier town and capital of Sa Pa District in Lào Cai Province. In the northwest region, Sapa is one of the most greatest tourist destination. Coming to Sapa, tourists will get the opportunity to admire majestic mountains and rivers and the fascinating mix of sky and the land. Besides, the weather is cool and mild all year round. There are many breathtaking destinations here such as Ham Rong mountain, Fansipan, Sapa Rock Church and Bac waterfall. The highlight of Sapa is magnificent terraced rice fields. To completely enjoy the beauty of these terraced fields in Sapa, you should consider visiting Sapa in September.

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Mai Chau – Hoa Binh

Mai Chau, Hoa Binh
Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

While Sapa makes a deep impression on travelers because of picturesque mountains and rice terraces, Mai Chau owns the charming beauty and is a land of peace and tranquillity which is covered with the green color of mountains and forests. For those who desire to live closer to wild nature and experience unforgettable moments on the voyage of exploration. Furthermore, this is also a valuable occasion for tourists to discover cultural characteristics of local people.

Moc Chau – Son La

Moc Chau, Son La
Moc Chau, Son La

If the remarkable feature of Ha Giang is the pink color of buckwheat flowers, Moc Chau is coated with white cauliflowers and immense green tea hills. If having a trip to the northwest Vietnam, you are advised to arrange your time to visit Moc Chau that is one of the largest plateaus in the northern Vietnam with the spectacular natural scenery. If you are eager for hunting unique photographs, Moc Chau is really a good choice.

Dien Bien

Dien Bien is in a close relation with a famous complex of historical relics and associated with the battle of Dien Bien Phu. This place is home to the war relics that are well known all over the world. Additionally, tourists will be surprised at the impressive natural beauty and a variety of special cultures of local ethnic minorities.

Dien Bien
Dien Bien

Besides the above-mentioned destinations,  you can move to some beauty spots that are near the northeast region such as Tuan Chau (Halong), one of the favorite places of domestic and international travelers as well in Vietnam. Tuan Chau has not only beautiful beaches but also amusement parks where you can take part in various interesting activities. Moreover, it is suggested to take a cruise in Halong bay to enjoy the romantic scene, the vivid blue sea water. Another tourist attraction is Tam Coc Bich Dong where you will be given the chance to watch the combination of green and yellow of paddy fields that creates a colorful natural picture.