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10+ stunning photos show the beauty of Hoang Su Phi terraced fields in Northwestern of Vietnam
The fairy scene of the terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi is a worthy gift for tourists who overcome a long road full of obstacles. Unlike Mu Cang Chai or Y Ty, the terraces in Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang provinces) are steeper and more tottery. This makes the scene even more spectacular. In the harvesting season, Hoang Su Phi is in yellow but in the rainy season, it is a mixture of young green of rice and sparkling light of water on hundreds of stairs stretching from the peak to the foothills ...
Fascinating “cat” attractions in Northwestern Vietnam
In beautiful Vietnam, there are some famous attractions named after the animal of the New Year: the Cat. So let’s go exploring! See more Vietnam travel guide at here. Text: Doc Co. Photos by: Lam Linh, Ivan Hieu Imposing Meo Vac On the northernmost tip of Ha Giang province after a 300km drive on national highway 2, Meo Vac is still nearly 100km away. One of the most remote areas of this province, Meo Vac has always attracted those who love traveling and exploring. I ...
Stairs to heaven in Northwestern Vietnam
I arrive in the northwest at harvest time in early autumn. For those who love travelling and adventures, this mighty and legendary route is always a strong draw. Northwest of Vietnam is famous for its pristine beauty. Most travel-lovers wish to witness terraced fields in its harvest season because at that time, thousands of yellow stairs will push your feelings to the heaven. See more abount Vietnam travel guide at here. Text and photos: Coc Tu From Hanoi, passing through zigzag paths t ...
8 destinations of Northwest Vietnam for spring journey
This year, with a nine-day schedule for the traditional Tet holiday, you can enjoy an array of activities with your family and friends. Travellive would like to recommend 8 travel destinations in Vietnam for you to discover, relax and experience. See more Vietnam travel guide at here. Text: Khue Viet Truong, Hai An, Ngoc Hanh, Phuong Thao, Cac Truc Spring flowers in the northwest In spring, the Northwestern region of Vietnam as a magnet attracts a large number of visitors to ...
Lao Than, half way up the sky of a mountain lover
Whenever someone asks for the name of the imposing mountain reaching for the sky in Y Ty, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province, Lao Than will be the answer. This name itself reflects the mysteries hidden in the rough jungle. The H’Mong people have their own name for the mountain: Hau Pong San. See more about Vietnam travel guide at here. Text and photos: Ngo Huy Hoa Our predestined affinity with this mountain came when we were trekking to the “horn of heaven” - Nhiu ...
Ta Dung – "Halong Bay" of the Central Highlands in Vietnam
Located deep between Dak Nong plateau and Di Linh, with its 36 magnificent islands and its highest peak at 1982 meters, this completely isolated lake is a masterpiece of nature. See more Vietnam Travel Guide at here. Text and photos: Hai An After checking our vehicles, reflected-light belts and safety clothing, our group with its 22 members started its journey to Ta Dung from HCMC at 7p.m. Instead of travelling along the Highway 20 as usual, we chose a less traveled, more sce ...
The land of ancient tea trees
Northern provinces are known as the lands of Vietnamese teas. Hanoi is famous for “the well of summer water and the tea of Canh Lam”, Son La for Ta Sua tea and To Mua tea – “Girls of Muong Te, tea of To Mua”, Thai Nguyen for Tan Cuong tea – “The tea of Thai Nguyen and the girls of Tuyen Quang”. However, the Shan Tuyet tea is the most famous in Suoi Giang, Yen Bai. See more Vietnam travel guide at here. Text and photos: Ngo Tran The wa ...
5 most beautiful villages in Sapa
For many centuries now in the high Northwest of Vietnam, the minorities who have lived gather friendly,warm and peaceful forming a community of villages between the harsh, rugged nature and grandeur. Somewhere in villages in Sapa, you will always find the spetacular sightseeing or rustic and simple lifestyle of the local people, to bring you endless inspiration and trembly emotions that are difficult to describe. 1. Cat Cat village Cat Cat village is located about 2 km from Sapa an ...
The fascinated beauty of Buckwheat flower season in Ha Giang
Ha Giang is definitely a great destination for tourism with the beauty of the landscape. However, there is a few people known that this stone plateau is an interesting destination with its poetic and stirring “buckwheat flower paradise”. In blooming season, the landscape is completely replaced by the covering of the endless pink flowery fields. Putting yourself into this immense space to feel the rough natural beauty and the peace of our country. Coming to Ha Giang by the end ...
4 pretty irresistible flower seasons in Moc Chau
As pink as Peach blossom branches in each spring, as purple as fresh Bauhinia variegata, as the romantic of white plum blossom in the mountains, soft and gracious white Cauliflower, eventhough they are different flowers but they all have graceful and idyllic beauty. Are you ready to join us to adventure Moc Chau paradise to discover this colorful beauty yet? 1. Moc Chau in Peach blossom season When the weather getting cold at the beginning of winter, a new fragrance will adorn Moc Chau ...
Backpacking: Visit cloudy market in Thung Khe and enjoy Northwest specialty
Thung Khe saddle is a rugged turnoff road, is covered by fog throughout the year. There is a interesting market, a lot of tourists visit here call it by the name: cloudy market, sell specialties Northwest of Vietnam. Thung Khe saddle (in Hoa Binh province), is one of the most dangerous saddles in Vietnam as well as O Quy Ho Khau Pha, Ma Pi Leng, Pha Din... Not only attract skilled racer seek to conquer dangerous ramps, Thung Khe saddle also is an interesting destination for tourists t ...
Image beam: The beauty of deserted monastery in Sapa
After more than half a abandoned century, monastery of Ta Phin now put on a beauty of mystery, mystical and extraordinary absorbing. Located on the way to temple of Ta Phin commune, Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, Ta Phin monastery is wrecking French colonial popular architecture in the Northwest. This monastery was started to construct in May 10/1942, but the construction has stopped due to the political upheaval in 1945. It became abandoned since then. In short operating ...
Autumn gold season in Sang Ma Sao
The terraced fields in Sang Ma Sao commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai province of Northwestern Vietnam have started a blaze of yellow, formed a picture with gorgeous colors and lines. Even though it is earlier in August, terraced fields in Sang Ma Sao commune are turning from green to yellow. From high looking down, terraced plains in Sang Ma Sao are gorgeous in a sunny afternoon. Wave layers of rice surround the small house. Ethnic Hmong village is between prosperous ...
Vietnam: Go off the beaten track! Our top 7 destionations
Proving that Vietnam has many hidden gems, these 7 destination listed below make it to Footprint’s top off-beaten-path destinations. Whatever your holiday preference are, there is something for everyone in these destinations on the road less travelled. 1. Bai Tu Long Bai Tu Long Bay, located directly beside the world renowned Ha Long Bay, remains well preserved. The bay features are very similar to that of Ha Long with towering limestone and countless islands and small islets. E ...
A lonely journey in the Northeast
For some time, I have wanted to immerse myself in nature and daily life in the Northeast. I travel there accompanied only by a tourist map I bought in Ha Giang and my own courage. Quan Ba – Heaven’s Gate and the Twins Mountain It’s more than 40km from Ha Giang city to Quan Ba. I start the journey after a good nap. The sun and wind meet harmoniously at sharp bendsin the crooked mountain passes. During Tet holiday, the mountain people wearbeautiful, colorful traditional cos ...
Enjoy spring with horse racing in Bac Ha
The horse is the friend of the people of Bac Ha as it helps them with transportation and farming duties and the horse racing which existed in the mind of Bac Ha people as a myth, became a unique traditional culture of the ‘white plateau’. Ba Ha now owns thousands of horses and during Sunday markets hundreds of horses are bought and sold. Horses which excel in racing are required to be strong, tall, solid, with white teeth, smooth fur and good health, while horses which will be ...
5 reasons to add Son Doong to your travel wishlist
Vietnam has certainly made its name to world's best places for caves and geological exploration, thanks to natural gifts such as Halong Bay and Son Doong. While the former has earned numerous recognition and received millions of tourists, the latter only caught public attention recently. Apart from being the largest caves in the world, Son Doong is worth your time and effort for many other reasons: 1. The lifetime experience of stepping into another world Its recent discovery makes ...
Bac Ha plum tree gardens lure visitors for harvest in late May
People from the south – especially big cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho – think of plums as a Ha Noi specialty. But in reality they're grown on Bac Ha Plateau, 340km from the capital. After four of my friends and I left Ha Noi's noisy streets in the scorching heat one summer morning, we arrived in Bac Ha District in the afternoon. The region's climate was much cooler – with an average temperature of 21 degrees. Luxuriant plum tree gardens flanking the mou ...
Cham islands-wonderful environment for visitors
The Cham Islands are a cluster of islands in Tan Hiep Commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province. About 15 kilometres offshore from Cua Dai Beach, the Cham Islands are recognised as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The Cham Islands constitute 8 islands namely Hon Lao (Pearl Island), Hon Dai (Long Island), Hon Mo (Tomb Island), Hon Kho me (Dry Island – mother), Hon Kho con (Dry Island – child), Hon La (Leaf Island), Hon Tai (Ear Island) and Hon Ong (Man Island). The total population ...
Cam Kim Island: Wood, water and wonderful wandering
Cam Kim Island is a great escape in a small space. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the real backwoods of Vietnam, while being only 15 minutes from downtown Hoi An. Cam Kim Island feels like a million miles from any city, and a hundred years back in time, but you can cross back into the happenings of Hoi An in one quick and easy boat ride. Here’s what to expect from this little river island. Wood and Shells Ever wonder where all those gorgeous hand-made wood c ...
Exploring Cam Kim Island from Hoi An
It might be just 15 minutes by ferry from the Old Town of Hoi An, but landing on Cam Kim Island feels like being transported into a different time. It’s a welcome change of pace from the busy tourist center, with its expanse of rice paddies and corn fields tended by local workers in their conical hats and ploughs pulled by water buffalo. Cam Kim Island, Hoi An The main highlight of a visit to Cam Kim Island is Kim Bong village, a traditional wood-carving village, home t ...
Ta Dung – "Ha Long bay of the Highlands"
Located deep between Dak Nong plateau and Di Linh, with its 36 magnificent islands and its highest peak at 1982 meters, this completely isolated lake is a masterpiece of nature. Text and photos: Hai An After checking our vehicles, reflected-light belts and safety clothing, our group with its 22 members started its journey to Ta Dung from Ho Chi Minh City at 7p.m. Instead of travelling along the Highway 20 as usual, we chose a less traveled, more scenic route towards Long Khanh and Duc Linh ...
Son Doong first named by Ho Khanh
Ho Khanh. Photo by Simon Dunne The famed Son Dong cave, in the core of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park which was recorded as the biggest cave in the world, was firstly named by Ho Khanh, the very first person known about its existence. Ho Khanh (or Hồ Khanh in Vietnamese) is the very first person over the world known about the cave since 1991. There are lots of untold stories about this man who has attached his life to the jungle Son Doong actually found about 20 years ago W ...
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