What To Do and See In Northern Vietnam

The north of Vietnam is characterized by wild mountain landscapes and the fertile Red River Delta. Juice Green rice terraces, various hill tribes, colorful markets and the magnificent Halong Bay, Vietnam travel tips are in the region.A total area of ​​about 80,000 square kilometers live nearly 50% of the Vietnamese population, much of it on the Red River Delta, around the capital of Hanoi.

Climate

In North Vietnam has a temperate tropical climate change, which is characterized by two main seasons. Winters are cool (December to April, about 8-17 ° C), the summers are hot and humid and rainy  (May-November, about 30 – 40 ° C). In the highlands it is cool all year round. As best time to recommend the season transitions from September to December and March to May. In these months is to be expected with temperatures around 30 ° C and a low to moderate humidity.

Mai Chau

The “stilt village” between the Red River Delta and the mountainous hinterland is located in a karst landscape, surrounded by terraced rice fields, green mountains and rivers. The region offers a diverse landscape, ideal for trekking and mountain biking. The best way to learn about the region by visiting the ethnic minority living there as white Thai. A special experience is the night in a traditional stilt house.

Ninh Giang

Ninh Giang is the birthplace of the water puppet theater. The pretty little town located between Hanoi and Halong at the Red River Delta. Get to know the rural life and learn more about the making of the traditional water puppet show. Let yourself be one of the famous water puppet shows not miss. Accompanied by a small orchestra set the wooden dolls depicts scenes of traditional rural life or the Vietnamese legends.

Cuc Phuong-NationalparkCuc Phuong National Park

The square kilometers with about 220 sixth largest National Park of Vietnam is located about 100 km south of Hanoi. The predominant vegetation is the tropical rain forest. The park particularly impressed with its biodiversity in flora and fauna. Within the park there are several Arterhaltungsstationen (eg for primates and turtles). Discover during a hiking trip, even old caves of the natives with dinosaur fossils.

Halong Bay

The world-famous bay with the emerald green water is a part of the Gulf of Tonkin, covers an area of approximately 1,500 square kilometers. About 1,900 small limestone islands here conjure an indescribable marine landscape that also includes the World Heritage of UNESCO since 1994. According to legend, the bizarre rock formations emerged as a legendary dragon wanted to protect his country from invaders and thereby with his dick deep furrows ripped in the country, which were then rinsed with water. The islands are now a protected area. Most of them are inaccessible and home to many species of birds. A highlight is the tour with a junk, a traditional wooden sailing ship / boat box, through the magical bay. With small boats and kayaks also a ride in the numerous caves is possible that were created by the erosive power of wind and water.

Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is located about 90 km south of the capital Hanoi. The region is also known under the name “Dry Halong Bay”. Numerous Sugarloaf mountains between the rice fields here form a distinctive and unique landscape setting that is similar to Halong Bay. During a boat trip to the Tam Coc Caves 3 Ngo Dong River on the sampans with the typical (flat rowing boats) you can enjoy a magnificent view of the incredible landscape

Lao Cai  & Sa Pa

Around the remote provinces of Lao Cai and Sa Pa, located about 300 km north of Hanoi, you will find a unique and beautiful landscape backdrop of deep green valleys, terraced rice fields that radiate in a variety of colors, traditional villages and colorful markets. Many different hill tribes such as Hmong, Dao and Kinh live together here. Take advantage of your stay in the provinces in the highlands to join the local people and learn about the traditional life of Vietnamese hill tribes. The Lao Cai region is considered a jewel and also offers a variety of options: trekking and light hiking through the mountains, a visit to the local markets, cycling through local villages, or direct contact with locals

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