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  • The Northwest & The Northeast

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  • Ninhbinh

  • Quangbinh - Quangtri

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  • The Central Highlands

  • Dalat

  • Nhatrang

  • Phanthiet

  • Baria - Vung Tau

  • Ho Chi Minh City

  • Binhduong - Binhphuoc

  • Mytho

  • Vinhlong

  • Cantho

  • Soctrang


    Telephone code: (84-34)
    Area: 2,192 km2
    Population: 2,368,770

    Hatay is famous for its traditional craft villages producing silk, fabrics, clothing, inlay work, lacquer ware, carvings, bamboo and rattan weaving. The province has a proud cultural heritage with traditional spring festivals held under the ancient roofs of village halls or pagodas.

    Thay Pagoda

    There are more than 1,300 villages in Hatay - many famous for the renowned scholars and brave revolutionaries born there, others for their beautiful scenery, sophisticated crafts or unusual customs.

    Tay Phuong Pagoda
    Built during the Ly dynasty (8th century), it has unique architectural details and a superb collection of Buddha statues.

    Thay Pagoda
    The pagoda was built on the slope of Phat Tich Mountain, contains valuable dynastic artifacts.

    Mia Pagoda
    Built in 1632, this pagoda has the largest number of Buddhist statues with 287 beautifully carved Buddhists, including one of Tantrayyana, the most beautiful of all.

    Dau Pagoda
    Dates from 300AD and is famous for the mummified bodies of two monks.

    Tram Gian Pagoda
    Has 100 rooms and 153 Buddhist statues.

    Duong Lam Village
    Was a small hamlet and homeland of Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen Kings. Nowadays, Duong Lam Village has two temples dedicated to both kings and some priceless historic artifacts.

    Huong (Perfume) Pagoda
    The area of beautiful landscapes surrounding the Perfume Pagoda. The most attracting elements in the pagoda's landscape are the high mountains, the deep forests and the streams harmoniously intermingled with rice fields. Huong Tich grotto was discovered more than 2,000 years with its many small temple and pagodas, is considered the most beautiful grotto in northern Vietnam.

    Ba Vi Mountain
    Ao Vua, Suoi Hai and Dong Mo lakes are noted beauty spots in the Ba Vi Mountains. Ba Vi National Park is rich in wildlife, with more than 5,000 species of plants, 44 animal and 404 bird species and 160 medicinal herbs.



    Hoabinh - Mai Chau

    Hoabinh is a mountainous province on the Northeast gateway of Hanoi and only 70km away from Hanoi. Traveling by road or river are both convenient. Hoabinh has a lot of caves and its villages of Thai and Muong minority people have become attractive tourism spots for a long time. Mai Chau valley has become a familiar address for tourists in many years. Departure from Hanoi, you
    can take a 70km bus trip to Hoabinh and then 60km further to reach Mai Chau.

    The village of the Thai people

    During this 60km ride, visitors will pass the 15km Cun pass (doc Cun). This is a rather high pass so that sometimes visitors may feel as if they are traveling in a sea of cloud. When reaching the peak of the pass, people always stop to enjoy the view of a poetic valley surrounded by the mountains; it is Mai Chau, the village of the Thai people. Visitors should spend a night in Mai Chau to enjoy the music from gongs (Cong Chieng), to watch Thai dances, to enjoy the fragrant steamed glutinous rice, and to drink Ruou Can (wine drunken out of a jar through pipes) with Thai girls who are very good at tilling the fields, weaving fabric and embroidering scarves.

    Historical site with Sonla museum and prison.

    Dien Bien Phu
    To visit Dien Bien Phu, a plane from Hanoi can take you there in more than 1 hour or a trip by car will take you through the 500km roadway to enjoy the beautiful nature of the enormous Northwest mountain region.
    Dien Bien Phu is a district of Dienbien province with the terrain looks like a hollow. It is the place where the heroic campaign Dien Bien Phu took place. The campaign opened on 15 March 2021 and ended on 7 May 2021 with the victory of Vietnam.
    Today the whole former battlefield has become the relics of the past where tourists come to visit and study the life of ethnic minorities.

    Laichau - Phong Tho
    Hill tribes and ethnic minority villages.

    Sapa - Laocai

    Located 1,600m above sea level in the far northwest province of the country near the Chinese border, Sapa has remained primitive with hamlets and villages H'mong, Tay, Dao and Xa Pho ethnic minorities, whose markets and festivals add color and character to the town. The area has an average annual temperature of 18 - 28 degrees in the mountains. Several interesting sites can be visited such as Silver Fall, Heaven's Gate, Cloud Bridge, Wind grotto, Dragon's Jaw Mountain...

    Landscape of North West

    Lover Market: It is an ancient tradition, where ethnic minority people go to a partner in every Saturday night.
    Surrounding villages: Home to ethnic minorities who live the same way they have done for centuries.
    Faxipan peak: Exactly 3,143m high, it is the highest peak in Indochina. It has its own special ecosystem, with approximately 1,680 plant species divided into 679 families are found on the mountain. A fascinating destination for anyone seeking adventure.
    Suoi Hoa relic: A valley with stone fields where relic of an early civilization was found.
    Bac Ha Market: 80km from Sapa is Bac Ha town where there is the old famous Bac Ha market. Bac Ha market is not only the place for buying and selling, but also a place for cultural and sentiment exchanging. On the market days, right from the early morning, all paths and mountain roads are full of people and horses pouring to the market. People usually sit in groups around a soup pan ("thang co") eating and chatting.