Top 10 most beautiful places in the Northern Vietnam

The North of Vietnam is so amazing with many landscapes to enjoy, a lot of nature to explore, and rich cultures to experience. Not only is the region home to the country’s capital: Hanoi. Northern Vietnam is also a rich in stunning terraced fields, breathtaking bays and wonderful sights . Do you like to live an experience? Check out the 10 most beautiful places in Northern Vietnam.

 

1. Ha Noi

Hanoi’s capital is so special with many ancient streets preserving old architecture and ancient relics. If traveling northern Vietnam, surely visitors will be satisfied with the peaceful beauty of Hanoi. Walking around Hoan Kiem lake, visiting Ngoc Son Temple and The Huc Bridge, admiring the ancient relics, beautiful scenery… are the unforgettable experiences for visitors. Ha Noi is a wonderful blend of western and eastern cultures. There are many beautiful sights to visit in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Tran Quoc Pagoda,  St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi Opera House, and Vietnam Military History Museum.

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Long Bien Bridge- the symbol of Ha Noi capital. By: @vntage_foto
Long Bien Bridge- the symbol of Ha Noi capital. By: @vntage_foto

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son temple on Hoan Kiem Lake. By: @ayda_june
The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son temple on Hoan Kiem Lake. By: @ayda_june

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-'Non la' is bought somewhere in ancient streets. By: @marvinhuth
‘Non la’ is bought somewhere in ancient streets. By: @marvinhuth

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Daisy season in November in Hanoi. By: Collection
Daisy season in November in Hanoi. By: Collection

 

2. Sapa

Sapa is a mountainous town that is known for its stunning scenery as well as for its culturally diverse people. This place is the country which is home of ethnic minorities such as Hmong, Tay, Dao… The breathtaking scenery of terrace rice fields and the Muong Hoa Valley make it a wonderful destination for trekking adventures. Sapa is a famous place for hiking on its fabulous mountains. The most popular places to visit are: the Sapa local markets, Fanxipan peak, Thac Bac Waterfall, Muong Hoa Valley, and Cat Cat Village.

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The breathtaking view of terraced fields in Sapa. By: @best_earthscapes
The breathtaking view of terraced fields in Sapa. By: @best_earthscapes

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Fanxipan is the most famous sights in Sapa. By: @wanderingwheatleys
Fanxipan is the most famous sights in Sapa. By: @wanderingwheatleys

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The bridge which lead to forest is the stunning destination to visit. By: @sarahannabella
The bridge which lead to forest is the stunning destination to visit. By: @sarahannabella

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The statue of Amitabha Buddha, the highest bronze statue in Vietnam
The statue of Amitabha Buddha, the highest bronze statue in Vietnam. By: @keshiki_shashin

 

3. Mu Cang Chai, Yen Bai

Mu Cang Chai is a highland district of Yen Bai province. This place attracts visitors all the world with mountain ranges and picturesque terraced fields. The special attraction of Mu Cang Chai is in its terraced rice fields which are primarily belong to Che Cu Nha, La Pan Tan and De Zu Phinh villages.

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Terraced fields is shape of raspberry. By: kamvachon
Terraced fields is shape of raspberry. By: kamvachon

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-This terraced fields is like the step leading to beautiful paradise. By: @tripadvisor
This terraced fields is like the step leading to beautiful paradise. By: @tripadvisor

 

The September and the mid-October is the best time of the year to visit Mu Cang Chai. The rice on terraced fields turns yellow. This is the suitable time that these fields turn brilliant yellow and shine in their fullest beauty.

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-H' Mong people in their traditional attire harvest the ripe rice grains By Tam Do Visual
H’ Mong people in their traditional attire harvest the ripe rice grains. By: Tam Do Visual

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Travelling Mu Cang Chai, visitors also learn about the unique culture of ethnic groups. By: zhao.mingg
Travelling Mu Cang Chai, visitors also learn about the unique culture of ethnic groups. By: zhao.mingg

 

4. Mai Chau, Hoa Binh

Mai Chau is a small area located in Hoa Binh province, the Northwest Vietnam and about 160 km from Hanoi. This place is beautiful with vibrant culture, stunning mountains and lush-green landscape. Because of the big home of many ethnic groups living together such as: Tay, Hoa, Muong, Dao, Thai, H’mong… Mai Chau is a wonderful place to explore many cultures and the unique festival of ethic minorities.

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The pouring water season in Mai Chau valley. By: NGUYỄN THÀNH LUY
The pouring water season in Mai Chau valley. By: NGUYỄN THÀNH LUY

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Exploring snow mountain on Thung Khe pass. By : @phunghia
Exploring snow mountain on Thung Khe pass. By : @phunghia

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Mai Chau valley is an ideal place to visit in northern Vietnam. By: @vincenttttt
Mai Chau valley is an ideal place to visit in northern Vietnam. By: @vincenttttt

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Mai Chau is so beautiful from above. By: @bertieedwards
Mai Chau is so beautiful from above. By: @bertieedwards

 

5. Moc Chau, Son La

Anyone who has traveled the Northwest can not forget to set foot on the Moc Chau highland. In the vast of mountains, Moc Chau appears lively as a picture with many brilliant colors. Leaving from the bustle of city to the paradise of Moc Chau, visitors will experience unexpected feelings. The immense tea hills, the beautiful white plum forests, the smiles of children or the charm ethnic’s girl on the fields every morning… All of things is deeply impressive in the hearts of visitors

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Cauliflower season in Moc Chau. By: Collection
Cauliflower season in Moc Chau. By: Collection

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Coming to Moc Chau, visitors will be enjoy the immense tea hills. By: Collection
Coming to Moc Chau, visitors will be enjoy the immense tea hills. By: Collection

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Somewhere in Moc Chau. By: @theamazinghaianh
Somewhere in Moc Chau. By: @theamazinghaianh

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Hunting clouds in Ta Xua district, Moc Chau. By: @whereshouldwegonow
Hunting clouds in Ta Xua district, Moc Chau. By: @whereshouldwegonow

 

6. Ha Giang

If visitors want to enjoy beauty of high mountains and majestic landscapes, you can not miss Ha Giang, the northern province of Vietnam. Ha Giang is far about 320 km from Hanoi and visitors can easily find a beautiful destination to adventure and discover. The wild nature in Ha Giang creates attraction for anyone interested in exploring and experiencing . Especially, buckwheat flower is the characteristic flower of this rocky plateau. The buckwheat flowers are sensitive to sunlight, turning from white in the early morning to pink in the afternoon. This flowers create a striking image when blossoming, making it a popular tourist attraction in Ha Giang

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Ha Giang is beautiful place attracting visitors all over the world. By: @wanderer_rachel
Ha Giang is beautiful place attracting visitors all over the world. By: @wanderer_rachel

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The winding roads to Ha Giang. By: Thắng Thế Lê
The winding roads to Ha Giang. By: Thắng Thế Lê

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Rice terraced fields in Ha Giang is in pouring water season. by: TAN NGUYEN
Rice terraced fields of Ha Giang is in pouring water season. by: TAN NGUYEN

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Buckwheat flowers in Ha Giang. By : Phạm Thị Thu Hà
Buckwheat flowers season in Ha Giang. By : Phạm Thị Thu Hà

 

7. Ban Gioc Waterfall, Cao Bang

Ban Gioc waterfall is the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam, located in Dam Thuy commune, Trung Khanh district, Cao Bang province. When traveling Cao Bang, visitors can admire stunning landscapes. The waterfall is right on the international border between China and Vietnam, so this place is like a wonderful waterfall paradise where is far from the earth.

 

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The majestic nature that anyone want to conquer. By: Thượng Đinh
The majestic nature that anyone want to conquer. By: Thượng Đinh

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The water of Ban Gioc waterfall is looking like streams of white clouds floating down from paradise
The water of Ban Gioc waterfall is looking like streams of white clouds floating down from paradise. By: @white.mt

 

This place is one of the six most beautiful waterfalls in the world. Looking from a distance, Ban Gioc waterfall is a beautiful nature sight that nowhere has. . It consists of three floors that create a very interesting and dramatic scene with multiple minor cascades and small pools

 

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The breathtaking view of Cao Bang from above. By: rejsrejsrejs.dk

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Ban Gioc is one of the six most beautiful waterfalls in the world
Ban Gioc is one of the six most beautiful waterfalls in the world. By: @jacco_kliesch

 

8. Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay is a small bay located in the gulf of Tonkin of Northeast Vietnam. The bay belongs to Ha Long City, Cam Pha City and is a part of Van Don district, Quang Ninh province.The bay consists of a dense cluster of limestone islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the ocean. Several of the islands are hollow, with enormous caves. The limestone islands were set and stretch out the bay to look like the back of the dragons which emerge in surface of water.

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The breathtaking view from Ha Long Bay. By: @incyvincyspider
The breathtaking view from Ha Long Bay. By: @incyvincyspider

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-From Bai Tho mountain, visitors can admire Ha Long Bay in wonderful view. By: @thefreedomcomplex
From Bai Tho mountain, visitors can admire Ha Long Bay in wonderful view. By: @thefreedomcomplex

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most stunning attractions. By: @nmss.ontheroad
Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most stunning attractions. By: @nmss.ontheroad

 

9. Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong

Cat Ba archipelago is far about 30 km from Hai Phong City and 25 km from Ha Long city. This is the largest island in the bay with an area of nearly 300 km2. Especially, Cat Ba island makes up the southeastern edge of Lan Ha Bay in Northern Vietnam. Lan Ha Bay is like the “forgotten paradise”, which is as beautiful as Ha Long Bay. Coming to Cat Ba Island, visitors not only admire the wonderful Lan Ha Bay, there are many attractive destinations that can not be ignored: Monkey island, Cat Co beach, Cat Ba national park…

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Cai Be floating market on Lan Ha Bay. By: @Alibitrip
Cai Be floating market on Lan Ha Bay. By: @Alibitrip

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The road to Viet Hai village. By: @us.on.earth
The road to Viet Hai village. By: @us.on.earth

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-
This bay is home to hundreds of mounts with different form depending on travelers’ imagination. By: @thefreedomcomplex

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-The sea surface has partitioned into smaller bays and gulfs.
The sea surface has partitioned into smaller bays and gulfs. By: @lepetitfuteofficiel

 

10. Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh is located in the southernmost point of the Red River Delta, far from Ha Noi about 100 km to the south. This place has recently become a famous destination among travelers making trips to Northern and Vietnam. Ninh Binh attracts visitors not only the beautiful natural landscapes but also many national cultural relics. Visitors can travel to Ninh Binh any season of year, because the attractions in there are always wonderful all year round.

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Tam Coc is the famous sight in Ninh Binh. By: TAN NGUYEN
Tam Coc is the famous sight in Ninh Binh. By: TAN NGUYEN

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Hang Mua Cave. By: @lehatruc
Hang Mua Cave. By: @lehatruc

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Van Long National Park. By: Trần Bảo Hòa
Van Long National park. By: Trần Bảo Hòa

 

Northern Vietnam travel- beautiful places in Northern Vietnam-Bich Dong pagoda. By: @lehatruc
Bich Dong pagoda. By: @lehatruc