Ideal destinations near Hanoi for your short holidays

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Do you want some fresh air, you want move out of the inner city to explore numbers of destinations where both stunning scenery and fresh atmosphere are always welcoming you. But you only have a short time for your holiday. No problem, VietNam Typical Tours will help you perform that dream.
1. Ba Vi National Park

Only 60 Km away from Center of Hanoi, Ba Vi National park – located in Tan Linh commune, Ba Vi district, Hanoi - is a beautiful national park with diversity of fauna and flora. Being favored of the Mother Nature in topography and climate, Ba Vi national park becomes one of four most famous Ecotourism destinations uplands of northen Vietnam (Da Lat, Sa Pa, Ba Vi, Tam Dao). Coming here, you can enjoy the cool fresh air, explore the beauty of nature and refresh yourself.

Ba Vi national park at the majestic Ba vi mountain has typical tropical and subtropical flora system in Vietnam. Due to the high mountain terrain and the large area of forest giving Ba Vi a cool climate, especially is in summer. In winter, Ba Vi national park has a different beauty with the mountains are hugged by white cloud. 

Ba Vi national park is the green lung of Ha Noi and also the home for many species of wild animal, including many rare species that was listed on Red list of Vietnam. 

2. Tam Dao

Tam Dao, though, is mostly situated in Tam Dao Town, Vinh Phuc Province, around 90 kilometers from Hanoi and is suggested as an ideal getaway for tourists.During the summer, people rush to Tam Dao which is considered the Dalat of the north with its fresh cool air, mist and romantic scenery. The area is in the shape of a hollow valley with a stunning mountain called Nha Tho (Church) which takes your breath away.

No matter where you stand in the valley, you can see the stone church, especially the bell tower. The church is highlighted with semicircular hard arches for tourists to sit under to admire the romantic town.

3. Duong Lam ancient village

Most of foreign tourists visiting Hanoi choose Hanoi Old Quarter for its popularity and location in the centre of Hanoi. However, another tourist spot where it remains antique in the long past. Hanoi Old Quarter is bearing tradition cultural identity of the nation with 36 old streets; whereas, coming to Duong Lam Ancient Village, a suburban town of Hanoi, tourists can witness the first overall Ancientvillage with history of about 1,200 years including houses dating back up to 400 years. Nowadays, a number of foreign tourists require to choose Duong Lam Ancient Village as one of the official destination in Hanoi city tour itinerary

4. Ham Lon mountain

It is located in the north which is 50 kilometers far from Hanoi. Tourists may easily travel in the direction of Thang long – Noi Bai highway and then turn to 35 highway. Ham Lon hill area attracts many young adventurous people who want to experience the feeling of camping in the forest.

Ham Lon is suitable for young alpinists with full types of terrain such as lake, forest, grassland. In addition, this area is quite safe. Tourists may buy some necessary belongings at local people’s houses and you just have to pay VND15,000 per night for parking.

Ham Lon hill is reasonable place for traveling in a group. You can set up your tent by the lakeside or in the mountain which depends on the time of year. Be careful with the rain forest and strong wind to keep camping groups in safety.

5. Bat Trang pottery village

From Hanoi to Bat Trang Pottery Village is only about 40 minutes by motorbike, even if you want, you can also go by bus number 47, from Long Bien Wharf. Fun activities in Bat Trang can be seen such as walking the ceramic market, learning pottery, statues, visiting families making pottery, in addition, the small alley in Bat Trang is also the ideal backdrop for photography.

For your trip to Vietnam is not empty, here are some destinations you can explore in the day before or after long journeys in Vietnam. Look for more great experiences for color life.

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