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Top 10 Marvelous Things to do in North Vietnam

July 12, 2023 - 1812 views

Located in Southeast Asia with a tropical monsoon climate, Vietnam is endowed with rich plant and animal life and wonderful landscapes. The beauty of culture and people in Vietnam also make a deep impression on people around the world. If you want to escape the city noise to revive your spirit or explore somewhere that you can immerse yourself in fantastic natural scenery, Northern Vietnam is literally an ideal place for you. This area attracts tourists for the majestic mountains' mysterious beauty, stunning terraced fields in the harvest season, beautiful scenery like poems, or friendly people. So why don't you pack your bag, take a trip to Vietnam and do 10 marvelous things in the north of this amazing country as the followings?

Top 10 Marvelous Things to do in North Vietnam

1. Conquering Mount Fansipan

Fansipan Peak, located in the Sapa district - famous for its poetic and charming natural scenery. This mountain has become attractive to not only tourists loving Sapa but also tourists loving to explore. At "Sapa Heaven Gate " on the top of Fansipan, you will have the opportunity to contemplate the majestic nature here. In particular, the scene becomes even more wonderful in winter when the peak is covered with clouds, frost, and even fallen snow - such things barely ever happen in a tropical climate country like Vietnam. You can visit Fansipan Peak by cable car or challenge yourself by climbing to conquer this 3000 meter - peak. To have a perfect trip, asking for the help of local people or travel companies when you want to explore this place is also encouraged.

Conquering Mount Fansipan

Conquering Mount Fansipan

You might want to visit Fansipan by joining our tour: Highlights Sapa with Fansipan Mountain for 2 days.

2. Trekking to Local Village in Sapa

After conquering Fansipan Peak - the Roof of Indochina, your trip will be even better if you have a chance to trek to Local Village in Sapa.

Vietnam is a country with more than 54 ethnic groups. Every group of people has its own unique culture. Even for the Vietnamese, the lives of ethnic minorities are still full of interesting things that need to be discovered. Villages such as Cat Cat, Sin Chai, Ta Van ... are always indispensable places in the journey to explore Sapa.

Let's see our Sapa trekking tours list and find the best one for you.

Trekking to Local Village in Sapa

Trekking to Local Village in Sapa

3. Join a Local Ethnic Market - Bac Ha

Bac Ha Fair Market, which takes place every Sunday, is also highly recommended for trips to Sapa. Bac Ha Market has located about 65 km northeast of Lao Cai city. Visitors can travel by any means, such as a car, bus, or motorbike.  It is not only a place for buying and selling goods but also a place for cultural exchanges. Moreover, Bac Ha market is an ideal dating place for young people. Besides, the traditional goods such as brocade are sold and appeal so many people who visited here.

You might want to join a Sapa Market Tour

Join a Local Ethnic Market - Bac Ha

Join a Local Ethnic Market - Bac Ha

4. Bamboo Boat ride in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh, an emerging travel destination, attracts millions of visitors annually.  This city is famous for limestone mountains, hidden caves, historical & cultural sites such as Bai Dinh pagoda, Trang An, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Mua Cave, Tam Coc Bich Dong, ...

One of the most popular and interesting tourism activities for travelers is a scenic boat ride. In Ninh Binh, visitors can easily find boating services in Trang An, Tam Coc Bich Dong, ... Bamboo boat ride activities promise you awesome travel experiences to admire amazing natural landscapes in Ninh Binh. 

Find the best Ninh Binh tours for your amazing boat ride.

Bamboo Boat ride in Ninh Binh

Bamboo Boat ride in Ninh Binh

5. Enjoy amazing View & Photo at Mua Cave

If you are a beauty lover or passionate about photography, Mua Cave is definitely an unmissable place when visiting Ninh Binh. Located on the same route to Trang An and Bai Dinh pagoda, it's no doubt that so many people also visit Hang Mua to take photographs and enjoy the panoramic views from the peak above. 

Join our Ninh Binh - Tam Coc & Mua Cave tour to get the best photo & view

Enjoy amazing View & Photo at Mua Cave

Enjoy amazing Views & Photos at Mua Cave.

6. Kayaking in Halong Bay

Halong Bay in Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh was recognized as of the world's new seven wonders of nature by UNESCO. Kayaking in Halong is one of the must-do activities. It can be said that Ha Long is the cradle of this type of tourism service because it appeared 20 years ago. Rowing in the calm, clear blue waters, between the four sides, are rocky mountains, will surely bring an unforgettable experience for those who visit here.

Let's book a Halong bay cruise to have the best Kayaking

Kayaking in Halong Bay

Kayaking in Halong Bay

7. Explore Amazing Cave in Halong Bay

Having come to Ha Long, it can’t help but explore the beautiful caves. This place is a great destination for foreign and domestic tourists to visit, explore wonderful caves formed tens of millions of years ago. If you have a trip to travel to Ha Long, please take the time to visit some famous caves such as Sung Sot Cave, Dau Go Cave, Thien Cung Cave, Trinh Nu Cave, and Trong Cave, ...

Let's see Top 9 Caves in Halong Bay Worth Visiting

Explore Amazing Cave in Halong Bay

Explore Amazing Cave in Halong Bay

8. Taste Hanoi Local Street Food

It is no exaggeration to say that Hanoi is a street food lover's paradise. In addition to the traditional dishes of Vietnam in general and particularly to the millennial cultural land of Hanoi, you can also have opportunities to taste the outstanding regional cuisines of Vietnam. Last year, The Appraisal Council of WorldKings has approved five application for world records of Vietnamese cuisine such as the country has the most roll dishes in the world, the country has the most “strand and broth” dishes in the world, the country has the most dishes made from flowers in the world, ... And visitors can easily find and enjoy typical dishes of Vietnamese cuisine in the streets of Hanoi.

Join our Hanoi food tours to taste the best of Hanoi food.

Taste Hanoi Local Street Food

Taste Hanoi Local Street Food

9. Discover Ban Gioc Water Fall - One of the adventurous things to do

Located in the northeastern province of Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfall is one of Vietnam's most impressive travel destinations. It's no surprise that this natural sight is ranked in the world's top beautiful waterfalls with the majestic and marvelous landscape.

Cao Bang is divided into two main seasons: the rainy season and the dry seasons. In fact, whatever season you come here, you can also see the beauty of Ban Gioc. 

The rain season lasts from June to September. At that time, visitors can witness the majestic Ban Gioc waterfall with foam splashing like a cloud of rain. However, in the dry season (from October to May next year), the waterfall becomes more gentle. And the most special thing is that you can admire the Quay Son river turn with turquoise - a masterpiece of Mother Nature.

Discover Ban Gioc Water Fall

Discover Ban Gioc Water Fall

10. See Rice terrace field at Hoang Su Phi

As a country that thrives on agriculture, the image of accumulated terrace fields or unending golden rice fields during harvest season is the iconic image of Vietnam. 

Every year, from September to October, tourists in crowds visit Ha Giang with the desire to admire the sun-kissed rice fields at Hoang Su Phi. The sunshine's stunning rice fields are such a breathtaking landscape to any nature lovers around the world. This place is also place that attracts many photographers, who love beauty and want to explore the life and culture of the ethnic people in the highlands.

You might interest: 4 Best Places to See Golden Rice Fields in Vietnam

See Rice terrace field at Hoang Su Phi

See Rice terrace field at Hoang Su Phi.

You have just reviewed our top 10 best things to do in Northern Vietnam. The best way to try all of these activities joins our Northern Vietnam tours which cover all places and activities we mention above. BestPrice Travel is a reputable local tour operator which received traveler choice rewards from Tripadvisor.

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