New Year is coming and you will want to find a perfect place to share this special time with your loved ones. Here are top 5 ideal destinations in Vietnamese northern region to spend Tet holidays:
Trang An in Ninh Binh province
Trang An tourism complex is called an 'outdoor geological museum' with numerous caves, mountains, valley water, trees and historic relics. The site was also listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List of Natural and Cultural Sites in June 2014.
Trang An is home to about 577 plant species including 10 species listed in the Red Book of Vietnam.
It is known not only as a scenic destination but also as a Buddhist sacred place. Bai Dinh is a complex of pagodas in Vietnam-the largest and one of the most important centers of Buddhism in the country and also Southeast Asia.
Tam Dao in Vinh Phuc province
Tam Dao, 70 km north of Hanoi, is one of the largest national parks in Vietnam, which is home to 281 species of fauna from 281 genera, 84 families and 26 orders belonging to 4 main classes of animals, birds, reptiles, and amphibious ones.
The average temperature is 22.9 C all the year round. This is ideal holiday makers to enjoy the fresh, pure and cooling air, beautiful scenery, and delicious food.
Travellers will be impressed by not only the landscapes but also "clouds of butterflies” in Tam Dao.
Dai Lai in Vinh Phuc
Dai Lai is bestowed charming scenery of mountain and water by the Creator.
To the north of the lake is Tam Dao Mountain Range with untouched green forests. The hillocks closing to mountain slopes are extended by soil dams to create a solid wall for maintaining water of the lake. The harmonious combination between lake and mountains creates a vivid natural picture.
After sightseeing Dai Lai Lake, visitors take only 3 minutes by canoe or 10 minutes by boat to visit Ngoc (Pearl) Island in the middle of the lake.
Especially, visitors can also choose duck-shaped pedalo water boat to relax and discover many fascinating landscapes around the lake.
Visitors also have an opportunity to enjoy many delicious dishes of the mountainous region such as bamboo-tube rice, mountainous pork, fried small fish, grilled chicken...
Moc Chau in Son La province
At an altitude of over 1,000 meters, Moc Chau Plateau is in flowered throughout the year. Its stunning beauty has made Moc Chau a popular tourist attraction.
Spring is the best time to admire the stunning beauty of Moc Chau Plateau when its mountain slopes are covered with peach flowers. Getting lost in vast fields of peach trees whose pink and white flowers dance in the wind will surely be an impressive new experience for you.
Moc Chau guarantees beautiful, romantic photos you can share with your friends when you return.
Sapa in Lao Cai province
Located in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, Sapa is known for its picturesque mountain scenery, green valleys, quaint traditional tribal villages, rice terraces and breathtaking views.
At the height of 1,600m above sea level, the average temperature of the area is 15-18°C. It is cool in summer and very cold in winter.
Sapa is also famous for its love market, which takes place on Saturday evenings. It is a rendervouz for loving couples.