The hidden places in Northern Vietnam

By Custom Vietnam Travel | Updated 1/5/2019

The North is the cradle of cultural and historical thousands of years of Vietnam. With natural landscapes are extremely majestic and beautiful scenery throughout the four seasons, Northern Vietnam is always an attractive destination for visitors to explore. Today, follow our local experts, we will show you top 5 the hidden places in Northern Vietnam, to experience the real life of locals and seeing the natural landscape wonders and vertical waterfall.


1. Ha Giang

Being a north-eastern province of Vietnam, Ha Giang has a distinct beauty. The narrow, winding roads meandering rugged but mysterious mountains look spectacular. Arriving in Ha Giang, visitors will be stunned by the wonderful beauty of this pristine land. Ha Giang is worth every season, worth admiring. The majestic roads attract the adventurers to conquer.

Sometimes Ha Giang is poetic like a beautiful princess in the middle of immense forest, covered with charming flowers in the triangle ... It can be said that Ha Giang is a wonderful destination that cannot be missed when traveling in Northern Vietnam.

The stunning pictutres of Ha Giang

2. Mu Cang Chai


Mu Cang Chai is a mountainous district in the Northwest of Yen Bai province. This is a place that attracts tourists from all over the world. The majestic beauty of the stacked mountain ranges and the picturesque terraced fields is the highlight that makes this place special.

The best season to visit Mu Cang Chai is around September and mid-October. At this time, the rice starts to ripen. The terraced fields glistening and shining, showing themselves in the sun, creating a wonderful scenery that cannot be described by words. This is the most beautiful time, the most suitable for travelers to check-in and admire the "golden rice paradise".

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3. Cao Bang

Cao Bang is a province in the Northeast region of Vietnam, which has a relatively mild climate. Cao Bang has many ethnic groups such as Tay, Nung, H’Mong, Dao, Viet, San Chay ... among which the Tay ethnic group accounts for the majority, about 41%. Cao Bang's natural scenery is as beautiful as a water-color painting with enchanting landscapes such as Ban Gioc waterfall, Nguom Ngao cave, Pac Bo relic area, Thang Hen lake ... always the subject for artists and photographer composed.

Mai Chau


Mai Chau is a beautiful small valley in the West of Hoa Binh, bordering Moc Chau district of Son La. Mai Chau Valley is currently the leading tourist destination for many young people who love the beauty of the natural beauty of the mountains and the culture of ethnic minorities. Coming to Mai Chau valley, you will have a wonderful trip to discover beauty, culture, cuisine. Mai Chau has always been so peaceful with the scenery and natural colors so harmoniously captivating many travelers' hearts.

Y Ty

Y Ty wasn’t and isn’t a ‘must-see’ thing in Vietnam, much more like a ‘can’t see’. Foreign travellers mostly know about Sapa only. Well, it’s understandable — besides the fact that Y Ty is poor, Sapa — the lower town that has everything Y Ty doesn’t: services, restaurants, hotels, hostels.

However, the scenery on the Y Ty Loop is fabulous. The grandeur and scale of the mountains and valleys of the northwest are unmatched anywhere in Vietnam. The rice terraces are higher, steeper, more dramatic, and less crowded.


Y Ty is beautiful and charming in a unique way at each time of the year. From late August to mid-September: at this time, Y Ty wears a yellow shirt of rice fields in the harvest season. Y Ty ripe rice season is listed as the most beautiful "ripe rice hunting" locations in the Northwest.

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