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Top 21 cheap Northern Vietnam attractions in 2019

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Northern Vietnam - the enchanting land of culture, is the origin of the thousands of years of civilization with bewitching natural landscapes and unique architectural works. It is always the true tourist destination for those who love to immerse yourselves in the stunning scenery and broaden your knowledge about the history and culture of Vietnam.
Northern Vietnam - the enchanting land of culture, is the origin of the thousands of years of civilization with bewitching natural landscapes and unique architectural works. It is always the true tourist destination for those who love to immerse yourselves in the stunning scenery and broaden your knowledge about the history and culture of Vietnam. Join Galatourist to get a list of Top 21 cheap Northern Vietnam attractions in 2019 to start your travel plan with your family and friends !


1. Hanoi Travel - Explore Hanoi 36 ancient street with historic and cultural value

The first destination visitors cannot ignore when visiting Vietnam is Hanoi travel, the capital of Vietnam. Famed for its Old Quarter streets, Hanoi appeal international tourists by its unique beauty...Coming to Hanoi, wandering around Hoan Kiem Lake, joining some traditional games with the young there, visiting Ngoc Son Temple & The Huc Bridge or exploring some renown places in Hanoi will make you have unforgettable experiences.
Hoang Thanh Thang Long is a historic and valuable destination in Hanoi travel
Hoang Thanh Thang Long is a historic and valuable destination in Hanoi Travel

Hanoi travel has its own unique beauty that nowhere can have. Visitors will be impressed by the sound of street vendors every morning or simply sidewalk tea house. In addition to attractive destinations, Hanoi is also known for its unique culinary culture. Such Hanoi speacialties as Bun Cha, Bun Thang, Beef Noodle,... Coming to Hanoi and explore the beauty of this ancient city with Galatourist right now.


2. Admire the stunning beauty of Halong Bay on boat

With a poetic and natural landscape like a heaven in the world, Ha Long Bay is a famous destination attracting both domestic and international tourists. Coming here, visitors can admire the natural islets and amazing caves with different shapes, immerse in beautiful beach or experience the real floating village on Halong Bay. Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, Ba Hang fishing village, Soi Sim beach, Titop island, Sung Sot cave, Me Cung cave, Luon cave, Tien Ong cave, Ba Ham lake,...are one of the most must-see destinations when exploring Halong Bay.
Paddling by kayak around the stunning Halong Bay
Paddling by kayak around the stunning Halong Bay 


3. Sapa Lao Cai - The misty town in the northwestern mountains

Located in the Northwest of Vietnam, Sapa is known as a land of mist with dreamy scenery, consisted of lots of wonderful landscapes. Travelling to Sapa, visitors can admire the unspoiled beauty of majestic mountains, terraced fields, enjoy the fresh air and feel the peace and simplicity of the ethnic-minority villages. In addition, Sapa is an ideal destination for those who love adventure. Tourists can go trekking to reach the peak of Fansipan, known as the highest mountain in Vietnam.
Trekking in Sapa
Trekking in Sapa

Each season, Sapa has its own typical feature but the best time to explore Sapa is in ripen season or in the winter. Tourists come here to enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the summer or take the opportunity to "hunt snow" in the winter. Try exploring Sapa 2019 with Galatourist.


4. Ninh Binh - the blend of historic value and mountainous landscapes

With pristine nature, enchanting scenery, Ninh Binh is a famous tourist destination in the North just 100km from the center of Hanoi. It was once the ancient citadel of Vietnam during the Dinh and Le dynasty. Moreover, The Mother Nature give Ninh Binh such tourist attractions like Trang An, Tam Coc - Bich Dong,...
Sailing along Ngo Dong river to explore the amazing beauty of two-side rice fields
Sailing along Ngo Dong river to explore the amazing beauty of two-side rice fields

Tourist can go to Ninh Binh at any time of the year. But to experience the breathtaking beauty of Ninh Binh, you can explore there from January to March according to Vietnamese lunar calendar. In addition, if you come here in April and May, you can come to Cuc Phuong national forest to check in with thousands of butterflies there or admire the bewithching beauty of ripen rice fields when sailing along Ngo Dong river.


5. Cat Ba island - The Precious Jewel of the Gulf of Tonkin 

Cat Ba island is an attractive island lying to the south of Halong Bay. It consists of 367 different islets and islands, which is about 30 km from the center of Hai Phong and 25km from Halong Bay. Cat Ba island is the amazing blend of the stunning beauty of beach and forest.
Cat Ba island is the amazing blend of the stunning beauty of beach and forest
Cat Ba island is the amazing blend of the stunning beauty of beach and forest

Coming there, tourists take the opportunities to admire Lan Ha Bay - an islated but beautiful bay and some famous attractions such as Monkey Island, Cat Ba National Villae and Viet Hai village, etc. Each season, Cat Ba has its own beauty so visitors can go at any time of the year but the ideal time to come here is around May, June and July.


6. Co To - the green island in the East Sea

Besides Halong Bay, Quang Ninh also owns another beautiful island like Co To - the green island in the East Sea. For a long time, Co To is considered as the ideal destination for both domestic and international tourists due to its pristine beaches with clear blue water.
Take your time with your friends on Co To island
Take your time with your friends on Co To island 

You can explore Co To island at any time of the year but the best time to come there is in the summer. At that time, visitors can immerse yourselves in the charming beaches of Co To, sitting on the boat and going around the island, or simple visiting natural forests, lighthouses, wharves, fishing villages, bays, natural rocks...


7. Quan Lan island - the most pristine beach in the North of Vietnam 

Quan Lan island is located on Bai Tu Long Bay, lying at Quan Lan and Minh Chau village, Quang Ninh province. Coming to Quan Lan island, tourists can be immersed in the pure natural scenery with long sandy beaches and lots of historical and cultural relics. Especially, this island is an amazing sightseeing for going swimming or temporarily avoiding the bustle lives of big cities. 
Immerse yourself on Quan Lan island
Immerse yourself on Quan Lan island

Quan Lan island owns clear blue water, and long sandy beach. Due to its long beautiful sand, bigh waves and clear blue water, here is an ideal place for those who love swimming, camping or participating in some water sports on the beach. The wild beauty and fresh ecological environment there makes Quan Lan island different from other beach in the North Vietnam. Come and enjoy it with Galatourist.


8. Ba Be lake - the charming green blend of water and mountains

Located in Ba Be National Park in Bac Kan province, Ba Be Lake is a beautiful landmark known as "Thien Ha De Nhat Ho". Travelling there, tourists can not miss the experience of sailing around the lake and admiring the surrounding mountainous landscapes. On the way floating on the boat on Ba Be Lake, you can make some stops at such beautiful places as Puong Cave, Dau Dang Waterfall, Hua Ma Cave or Tien Pond, which are associated with legendary stories.
Ba Be Lake is a beautiful landmark known as Thien Ha De Nhat Ho
Ba Be Lake is a beautiful landmark known as Thien Ha De Nhat Ho

Thanks to the Mother Nature, the weather at Ba Be lake is cool at any season of the year. However, the ideal time to com here is in the summer, spring or the early days of autumn. At that time, the lake brings a mysterious beauty, hidden in the mist, making us feel to be lost in the heaven.


9. Mai Chau - the dreamy valley in Hoa Binh

Mai Chau is one of the famous tourist attractions in northwestern Vietnam. Mai Chau valley tingles Vietnamese people's hearts due to its the rustic beauty of Ba Khan valley and Go La waterfall, the pure and hospitable nature of Thai and Dao people living in Lac village, Pom Coong village, and Suoi Lon village. Mai Chau makes anyone who has ever been be willing to com back to enjoy the fresh, cool air of the mountainous landscape, admire the terraced fields on the hills, or simply culturally exchange with ethnic minority people there.
Mai Chau is a dreamy valley for those who love to gain more knowledge about
Mai Chau is a dreamy valley for those who love to gain more knowledge about 

In general, Mai Chau has a cool climate all year round, so Mai Chau Hoa Binh tourism is suitable at any time. The most economical way to travel to Mai Chau is cars or motorbikes, so every weekend or holiday, Mai Chau is a peaceful place for those who love immerse ion the green landscapes and escape from the bustly lives.


10. Moc Chau plateau - the paradise with full of life 

Moc Chau Son La is also an interesting experience in the top cheap northern tourism. Moc Chau houses green tea hills, lush high plateaus,... all of which have attracted lots of tourists every year. Coming here, visitors can not miss the visits of such places as pine forest Ban Ang, strawberry garden Chimi Farm, Moc Chau tea hill, Thac Strip Yut, Happy Land, Bat cave or Ba Phach garden and so on.
Check in the tea hills in Moc Chau
Check in the tea hills in Moc Chau

Each season, Moc Chau wears different clothes. From October to February, Moc Chau features with white mustard flowers, wild flowers bloom. In November, it is the time of blooming flowers with different beautiful colors. In addition from April to June, visitors can be lost in the plums and peaches gaderns and enjoy them.


11. Dong Van Ha Giang tourism - A land dotted by green stones 

Dong Van plateau has long been one of the northern tourist attractions attracting both domestic and international travellers especially those who love adventure. This land features tourists with majestic scenery, thousands of green terraced fields as well as the boldness of the Northwest people's identity.
The pristine beauty of Dong Van Plateau
The pristine beauty of Dong Van Plateau

Coming to Dong Van plateau, you can check in such hunting spots as Thien Huong villages, Sa Phin, Sung La villages, Lo Lo ethnic village, Lung Cu Flag Tower , Ma Pi Leng and Dong Van town.The best time to come to Dong Van is October, November and December, which is the time of " blooming triangular flowers". In spring, visitors can be immersed in white flowers forests. Dong Van plateau is one of must-explore destination in Vietnam.


12. Tam Dao - the little Dalat in North Vietnam

Tam Dao with a cool climate, charming scenery has long been a tourist destination for lots of Vietnamese tourists. The name of Tam Dao originate from its formation, which is created by three high mountains named Thien Thi, Thach Ban and Phu Nghia mounts. Standing in the peak of Tam Dao, visitors will have a feeling of touching the clouds with different shapes. In addition, Tam Dao is renown for lots of interesting places such as Thac Bac waterfalls, Xa Huong Lake, Doi Tuyet Bridge, and Rung Ring Peak.
The Stone Temple in Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc
The Stone Temple in Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc

Known as "the little Da Lat in the North", Tam Dao possesses a great advantage with cool weather all year round. Each season of Tam Dao will give visitors different experience and feelings. Having a cool climate, in summer, Tam Dao is an ideal place for young people to espace the heat of Hanoi and fine a real peaceful place. In winter, this place offers a romantic and serene beauty with dense fog, covering the whole sky.


13. Ba Vi National Park - Ideal Ecotourism Place in the outskirts of Hanoi 

Coming to Ba Vi national park, visitors will not only be immersed in the wonderful natural scenery of the mountains and forests, watch many rare plants but also participate in some interesting activities such as climbing, trekking, fire camping,... Besides, Ba Vi national park also possesses beautiful streams, cactus greenhouses and old churches on the mountain so that travellers can follow Galatourist to explore such above places.
The poetic beauty of Ba Vi National Park in Autumn
The poetic beauty of Ba Vi National Park in Autumn

For those who want to explore Ba Vi national park for 1 day, you will have to arrange a reasonable schedule if you do not want to miss the main attractions here.


14. Ban Gioc - the Waterfall shares the border with Chian

Cao Bang is not only famous for its historical landmarks such as Le Nin stream, Pac Bo cave, but it is also blessed with a scenic spot, attracting many tourists named Ban Gioc waterfall, one of the  most beautiful natural waterfall in Vietnam. Lying in the middle of great green mountainous landscapes, this waterfall is considered as a fairy-tale wonderland, attracting both domestic and international tourists.
Ba Gioc is a typical waterfall sharing the border with China
Ban Gioc is a typical waterfall sharing the border with China

Ban Gioc is divided into two seasons: rainy and dry ones. The rainy season starts from June to September. This is the time Ban Gioc owns its majestic beauty with massive white foam. It is the ideal time for those who love to admire the giant beauty of the nature. However, the rainy season also makes Ban Gioc Waterfall flooded, which is very dangerous when coming here.  On the contrary, the dry season starts from October to May. At this time, the peaceful beauty of Ban Gioc waterfall combined with the golden rice season at the foot of the waterfall creates a scene that cannot be more romantic. Come here and experience the stunning beauty of Ban Gioc waterfall with Galatourist.


15. Mu Cang Chai - the mountainous town in the north west of Vietnam

Situated about 300 km from the center of Hanoi city, Mu Cang Chai has long been a famous destination for those who love to immerse in the natural scenery and join some adventure sports. Here, visitors take the chance to visit Tu Le town, Khau Pha pass, terraced fields La Pan Tan, Lerm Mong village, Ban Thai.
An interesting activity in Mu Cang Chai
An interesting activity in Mu Cang Chai 

The ideal time to explore Mu Cang chai is from mid-September to October and from May to June. From September to Octorber, Mu Cang Chai is covered with massive rice rippen fields. The another time, it is the season of pouring water, with heavy rains leading from the mountains to rice terraced fields.


16. Dai Lai Lake - An attractive weekend resort

Dai Lai Vinh Phuc is a famous tourist resort in the North, about 60km from the center of Hanoi. It is considered an extremely ideal destination for families to go camping or relax at weekend due to its pleasant atmosphere and reasonable price.
Dai Lai lake is the attractive place for families and friends on weekends
Dai Lai lake is the attractive place for families and friends on weekends 

To go to Dai Lai tourist resort, you should go in the summer, from April to September. This is the right time to escape the heat of big cities like Hanoi. Dai Lai will have beautiful sunshine in the daytime. At night, the air is always conditioned because there are many green forests around, extremely suitable for fun activities here such as boat racing, duck riding, and sailing around the lake.


17. Bao Son Paradise - Complex entertainment, entertainment, events

About 10km from the center of Hanoi, Bao Son paradise is the entertainment place with lots of interesting activities. It is the only play area that harmoniously combines traditional and modern beauty, between nature and man-made. For those who love to have different experiences with your friends and familieson weekends, Bao Son paradise is really one of the best choices with many lively and diverse games and landscapes for experience and sightseeing.
A water sport game in Bao Son paradise
A water sport game in Bao Son paradise 

18. Thung Nai valley - Halong on the mountain 

Located 110 km from Hanoi, Thung Nai is a large valley, has a beautiful and poetic landscape, surrounded by forests and mountains, in Cao Phong district - Hoa Binh. The name Thung Nai originated from the fact that in the past in this valley, there are many deer living together, so people here called Thung Nai - Valley of deer.
Thung Nai valley is known as Halong Bay on the mountain in Vietnam
Thung Nai valley is known as Halong Bay on the mountain in Vietnam

Thung Nai is most crowded in the spring because that’s the best time to admire its beauty. Visitors can also explore Thac Bo cave and temple, Thac Bo market, and villages of the Muong ethnic minority. This is also the best tourist attraction of Hoa Binh. Especially, in Thung Nai, visitors can watch the beautiful windmill without going to the Netherlands.


19. Ba Vang pagoda - the sacred pagoda in Quang Ninh

Besides the scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay in the world, Quang Ninh is also renown as a land with sacred and supreme temples like "Ba Vang pagoda", the golden Temple in English. Ba Vang pagoda is located in a beautiful location, surrounded by natural green pine forest.
Ba Vang pagoda - the sacred pagoda in Quang Ninh
Ba Vang pagoda - the sacred pagoda in Quang Ninh

With a trip to Ba Vang pagoda, you will have the opportunity to explore the mystical Buddha land where the natural and human land is reconciled as one.  Visitors to Ba Vang pagoda at the beginning of the year not only can pray for health, money and lucky but also admire the surrounding natural landscapes.


20. Perfume Pagoda - a religious pagoda in the north of Vietnam

Located in Huong Son commune, My Duc district, Hanoi city, Perfume pagoda (Huong pagoda) is a famous temple of the North. Travel to Huong pagoda, visitors can not only pray for peace, visit the temples but also enjoy many interesting specialties. Perfume Pagoda Festival usually takes place from March 1-3 (lunar calendar) every year. Here, there are many temples that worship Buddha, god temple, ... but the most prominent one is Huong Tich cave.
Sailing along Perfume river to reach Perfume pagoda
Sailing along Perfume river to reach Perfume pagoda


21. Tam Chuc pagoda - the future largest pagoda complex in Vietnam 

Located about 60km from the center of Hanoi and about 12km from Phu Ly city, Ha Nam province to the west, Tam Chuc pagoda - Halong on Land lies on Ba Dao land, Kim Bang district, which is adjacent to Hoa Binh, Ninh Binh provinces and Hanoi and suitable for transportation. According to the plan, Tam Chuc pagoda tourist area will have a total area of 5,100ha, with an unspoiled natural landscape and three sides surrounded by a beautiful Tinh Tinh mountain, the rest is the large lotus-swamp lake with 6 small islets.
Check in the future largest pagoda in the world - Tam Chuc pagoda
Check in the future largest pagoda in the world - Tam Chuc pagoda 

Until now, Tam Chuc pagoda tourist area is still under construction. After completion, this tourist attraction will be divided into 6 functional areas including reception center, Tam Chuc cultural and spiritual area, Quen Vong natural preservation area, Tam Chuc lake, Tam Chuc community tourism resort, Kim Bang golf area and the service center for tourist activities in Ba Sao Town.

Above are the Top 21 cheap Northern tourist destinations that tourists should not ignore when coming to Vietnam. Hope you will have a great time here.
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