Taking a tour of the Vietnamese countryside is a most enriching experience. If you have the possibility, do not stop living it. In order to encourage you to do so, we want to give you some information that may be useful, starting with what you will find if you decide to take the step. You will certainly not regret it.
Hire an excursion to tour the Vietnamese countryside
To start, you have to hire one of the excursions that take place in the Vietnamese countryside in small groups. It can be done on the website of the company with which it will be done, there are several. They usually have a cost of around 70 euros and include lunch and local guide. Of course, English speaking.
The one-day adventure begins after leaving the capital of Vietnam behind. Once the bustle of the city has been abandoned, it is time to enjoy unique places in this beautiful country. After the tour there is nothing to worry about, as they will take us back to our hotel in Hanoi.
Places you will see during the tourNih Binh - Jens Moser / Flickr.com
The first stop will be Ninh Binh province. More specifically, the capital of Vietnam in the 10th century during the Dinh and Le dynasties: Hoa Lu. It is located in a flat valley between limestone mountains.
To get to know the lovely landscape, we will take a quiet bike ride of about 12 kilometers through the rice fields. The image that will open before your eyes will be unforgettable
Further, Hoa Lu is one of the most important historical sites in the country. Therefore, it should not surprise you to see vestiges of its glorious era, such as some temples and pagodas. Among the latter stands out that of Bai Dihn, which is the largest in all of Vietnam.
A spectacular landscapeTrang An Landscape Complex
After having lunch at a restaurant in the area, it is time to board a traditional wooden boat. Now we will travel through the labyrinth of canals of Tam Coc, known as Halong Bay on Earth. Its great attraction is the karst formations that surround it and the Ngo Dong River itself, through which we will navigate.
Another of Tam Coc's charms is the area he is in., Trang An Landscape Complex. A space declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
But there are more places that should also be mentioned, such as Bich Dong, a pagoda built at the foot of the mountain. Y Don't miss Hang Mua and the viewpoint, from where to enjoy great views of this fabulous environment.
Back to the capital, HanoiTran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi
Once we have enjoyed the Vietnamese countryside, it is time to return to Hanoi. The city is full be attractive. It is essential to visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, declared World Heritage. In it is the famous and ancient Temple of Literature, dedicated to Confucius.
In Hanoi You can't miss a walk on Lake Han Kiem and its temple Ngoc Son. And, if you want to contemplate the best views of the city, you must go up to the Lotte Center, the second tallest skyscraper in the country.
More recommendations: visit the mausoleum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum; or see the 15-meter Gran Quoc Pen pagoda, which is adjacent to beautiful West Lake.
A magical placeHalong Bay
About 170 kilometers is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, so it must be a mandatory visit. We talk about Halong Bay, about 1500 km² in length. It highlights the presence of karst elements, as well as that of islands of different shapes and sizes.
As you could see, touring the Vietnamese countryside allows you to know wonderful corners of the country that sometimes go unnoticed. And nothing better than to complete it with the visit city of Hanoi and to that natural treasure that is Halong Bay. You dare?