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Northern West

Northern West | Northern Destinations | Vietnam Travel - Vietnam holiday - Vietnam Destinations he North-West of Vietnam is characterized by high mountains and colorful ethnic minorities. The region includes the provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai.


Thanks to the geographical terrain and the ethnic population, The North West of Vietnam is perfect for the adventurous travellers. Except for Sapa, other areas of the North West are still relatively poor.

Tourist Attractions of the North West of Vietnam


Hoa Binh Town is the capital town of Hoa Binh Province. The town is 76km southwest of Ha Noi with very good conditions. The town is dissected by the Da River, or Black River (a tributary of the Red River). The highlights of Hoa Binh includes a walking tour to visit the Muong and the Zao Villages; and a cruise on the Da River to visit the ethnic communities inhabiting on the river banks and on the mountain slopes. From Ha Noi Minh Anh Travel offers half day or full day tour to Hoa Binh Town.

Mai Chau Valley and Hang Kia Valley both belong to Hoa Binh Province and offer stunning nature beauty as well as exotic ethnic culture. Paradissa offers relaxing sightseeing tours as well as trekking adventure tours to these two valleys. The tour can range from 2 - 5 days.

Son La Town is the capital town of Son La Province which is 340km from Ha Noi. The town has a hotspring and a former French prison for the Vietnamese patriots. Son La Town can be visited for half a day and a good transit stop for the tour to Dien Bien Phu where the French lost the battle to the Vietnamese in 1954.

Dien Bien Phu Town is the capital town of Dien Bien Phu province which is 500km from Ha Noi. It's a border town between Vietnam and Laos. The town is actually the biggest valley in the North West of Vietnam.

Dien Bien Phu is a famous site thanks to its history. In 1954 16,000 French troops were besieged for 57 days and nights before they surrendered to the Vietnamese. Also after the military failure at Dien Bien Phu, the French declared to withraw their troops out of Vietnam.

In Dien Bien Phu, you still can visit the former battle fields such as A1 hills, the Commander Post, Muong Thanh Bridge, Nam Rom River, Gabrielle Hills, Beatrice Hill, Anne Marie Hills...

Muong Phang and Ba Khoang Lake is 30km from Dien Bien Phu. This was the commander post of the Vietnamese where the legendary general Vo Nguyen Giap conducted the battles of Dien Bien Phu.

Lai Chau is a little town flanked by high mountain peaks and fresh river. The town is 110 km from Dien Bien Phu.

Pa Tang, Pa So with a hotspring and the various ethnic minorities inhabiting only a few minutes of walk away is recently turned into a destination for the adventure travellers. Pa Tang and Pa So is about 80km from Lai Chau.

Muong Te offers wild nature settings and colorful ethnic culture. The area is 40km from Pa So

Sin Ho is off the tourist track and offers stunning mountains and valleys. Sin Ho is 50 km from Pa So

Phong Tho is a little valley 270 km from Dien Bien Phu and 80km from Sa Pa Town. Phong Tho is surrounded by mountains and inhabited by different ethnic groups such as the H'Mong, the Phu La, the Zao...The surrounding villages can be explored in a day or two. Trekking with overnight stay at a local ethnic family is available at Minh Anh Travel.

  Bac Ha is 100 km from Sa Pa and the ethnic Sunday market has been famous to our travellers. Some travellers have joined us on a trekking tours exploring different H'Mong and Phu La ethnic villages around Bac Ha. In Bac Ha there's still a house of the H'Mong King.

Coc Ly is 130 km from Sa Pa and on every Tuesday there's a colorful ethnic market just by the Chay River. Visiting Coc Ly you can not only  join in the bartering of goods with the ethnic, but also visit their villages and have a nice cruise on the Chay River.

Can Cau is 130km from Sa Pa and there's a weekend market at Cat Cau every Saturday morning.

Nung Khau Nhi is 100km from Sapa, there's an ethnic market every Thursday.

Muong Khuong is 100km from Sapa, there's an ethnic market every Thursday.

Tam Duong is 100km from Sapa, there's an ethnic market every Thursday.

Vietnam family tour:

Stop off: Ha Noi - Ha Long - Cat Ba - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta

Ha Noi - Ha Long - Tam Coc - Kenh Ga - Bat Trang - But Thap - Dong Ho - Ho Chi Minh - Cai Be - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh

Ha Noi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be - Cao Bang - Ha Giang - Dong Van - Hoang Su Phi - Bac Ha - Sa Pa - Coc Ly - Lao Cai - Ha Noi

Ha Noi - Mai Chau - Ban Sai - Cam Thuy - Hoa Lu - Hue - Ho Chi Minh - Can Duoc -   Mékong Delta - Ho Chi Minh

Ha Noi - Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Sa Pa - Ha Noi - Tam Coc - Ha Long - Hue - Hoi An - My Son - Da Lat - Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Ho Chi Minh

Ha Noi - Ha Long - Cat Ba - Ninh Binh - Tam Coc - Phat Diem- Ha Noi - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh Ville - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Ho Chi Minh City

Ha Noi - Ha Long - Tam Coc - Hoa Lu - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh Ville - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Ho Chi Minh City

Hanoi - Bat Trang - Halong - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho - Rach Gia - Phu Quoc  - Ho Chi Minh

Ha Noi  - Sa Pa – Ninh Binh - Ha Long – Hue – Hoi An – Sai Gon – My Tho – Can Tho – Sai Gon

Ha Noi-Mai Chau-Cuc Phuong-Ninh Binh-Phat Diem-Tam Coc- Ha Long- Hue- Hoi An-Da Nang-Sai Gon-  Mekong Delta-Cu Chi-Tay Ninh