3 Not-To-Be-Missed Experiences in Northern Vietnam

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The amount of tourists coming to Northern Vietnam is rapidly increasing thanks to its diversity of travel services and tour packages. However, If you are still wondering of what to spend time on during your stay in Vietnam, have a look at my suggestions below for 3 not-to-be-missed experiences you should try.

Touring around Hanoi Old Quarter
The capital city of Vietnam – Hanoi is widely well-known for not only its long-term history but also its charming ancient structures. Once you first set foot in this thousand-year-old city, paying a visit to Hanoi Old quarter will be a must. Located at the heart of the city, Hanoi Old Quarter is the place for you to experience a real Hanoi.
The tour will offer you the opportunity to admire the unique architecture of ancient streets dating back to the previous century. You will be amazed by some ridiculously small local houses containing the whole family as well as some interesting street shops locating on the sidewalks.
You will also definitely fall in love with street foods in the Old Quarter including some charming specialties in Vietnam such as Banhmi, Pho, Buncha, Chaca etc.

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Trekking in Sapa
Located in the southernmost area of Vietnam, Sapa will sure bring to you the most memorable experiences during your Vietnam expeditions. This foggy town is at an elevation of over 1.500 meters, which consists of a wide range of dreamy tourist attractions, rustic ethnic villages and stunning mountains.
On the way to Sapa, you will have a chance to experience some of the most adventurous roads in Vietnam, which guarantees you many photographing and sightseeing chances.
Once arrived in Sapa, you will be amazed by its picturesque landscape of terraced rice paddies along with majestic hills and valleys.
Due to the fact that Sapa is home to a huge population of ethnic minorities, trekking to local villages is always the favorite of both domestic and international tourists. During the trekking tours, you can meet and communicate with the local ethnic people in Sapa, whose English is so good that you can easily chat with them or listen to their fun stories. Furthermore, the tour will allow you to learn more about their daily life as well as their traditional customs by spending one or two overnight stays at their houses and tasting the most unique Sapa specialties.

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Cruising in Halong Bay
Known as one of 7 Wonders of Nature of the world, Halong Bay is an ideal attraction for you to deeply discover stunning natural beauty of northern Vietnam. During the cruise on Halong, you will be able to not only enjoy luxurious services on Halong Bay’s cruise but also experience a wide range of activities.
Kayaking is always featured in a cruise in Halong Bay allowing you to experience floating through mysterious caves firsthand.
The trip also includes some visits to the biggest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay, where you can witness a huge system of stalactites and stalagmites of all shapes and sizes.
If you like to spend time lazing over the bay, then stretching on the sundeck admiring passing-by islets while having some cold drinks would be a great idea. For those who do not have enough time for long Vietnam Beach Holidays, then enjoy the charming beaches in Halong Bay will be unmissable.

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