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North West Travel Guide

Northwest of Hanoi toward the Chinese border lies the Hoang Lien Son Range,
with Mount Fansipan, the highest peak of Vietnam (3,143m). This range was
christened the Tonkinese Alps by the French, who took a liking to the cool climate.
Limestone largely comprises this Northwest frontier where dramatic hills rise from the
plains. From Hanoi to the Northwest several routes will get you there, the most
spectacular via Dien Bien Phu to Sapa. At Lao Cai, close by, you can cross into China and
continue by rail to Kunming...
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North West Travel Guide

Northwest of Hanoi toward the Chinese border lies the Hoang Lien Son Range, with Mount Fansipan, the highest peak of Vietnam (3,143m). This range was christened the Tonkinese Alps by the French, who took a liking to the cool climate. Limestone largely comprises this Northwest frontier where dramatic hills rise from the plains. From Hanoi to the Northwest several routes will get you there, the most spectacular via Dien Bien Phu to Sapa. At Lao Cai, close by, you can cross into China and continue by rail to Kunming.
Adventure from Sapa
The Northwest offers captivating mountain scenery; you can hike or trek into valleys around key towns. The hill tribes inhabiting the valleys here include Thai, H'mong, Zao and Muong groups. Some live in raised long houses. May still dress in traditional garb; intricate hand-embroidered clothing and silver jewelry are worn by the women. The best time to see minority people is on market day in the towns, when the mountain people hike in for days from surrounding areas. The big day is usually Sunday. Key destinations in the Northwest include Dien Bien Phu and Sapa. Dien Bien Phu, toward the Lao border, is a small town that was the site of the Vietnamese communists' victory over the French in 1954, ending the Indochinese War I. The village of Sapa remains the jewel of the northwest, a former French hill resort with splendid mountain scenery, a market thronged with people, and excellent hiking opportunities. For a more limited time Hoa Binh and Mai Chau offer good one-day or two-day trips with light trekking.

Vietnam Travel Guide
Ba Be Lake
Bac Ha Market
Ban Gioc Waterfalls
Bach Ma National Park
Ba Vi National Park
Ben Tre
But Thap Pagoda
Buon Ma Thuot
 
Cai Be
Cai Rang Floating
Can Cau Market
Can Tho
Cao Bang
Cat Ba Island
Central Highlands
Chau Doc
Coc Ly Market
Con Dao Island
Cu Chi
Cuc Phuong National Park
 
Da Lat
Dien Bien Phu
Dong Hoi
DMZ
Duong Lam Village
Fansipan Mount
 
Halong Bay
Hai Phong
Hanoi
Hoa Lu-Tam Coc
Hoi An
Hue
 
Kontum
 
Lac Lake
Lai Chau
Lang Son
Long Hai
Long Tan
 
Mai Chau
Mekong Delta
Mui Ne
My Lai
My Son
My Tho
 
Nam Cat Tien
Nha Trang
Ninh Binh
North West
Perfume Pagoda
Phan Thiet
Phong Nha
Phu Quoc Island
Phuoc Son
Pleiku
 
Quang Ngai
Quang Tri
Quy Nhon
 
Rach Gia
 
Saigon
Sam Son
Sapa
Son La
 
Tay Ninh
Thay Pagoda
 
Vinh
Vinh Long
Vung Tau
 
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