North Vietnam plays host to some of the country’s most delightful regions. Head out to colourful Sapa for some outstanding trekking amongst breathtaking scenery, enjoy the culture and majesty of the great city of Hanoi, and relax amongst the stunning limestone karsts and picturesque fishing villages of Ha Long Bay. Discover amazing Northern family holiday will take you to some unique, delightful, and welcoming places.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam so Hanoi is one of the highlights of your trip. There is not too much for the collection of sights but you have a chance to take a walk through the old Asia of the Old Quarter, enjoy the atmosphere of the markets, bustling alleys, and observe the charming women selling street foods in almost any corner. Wander around Hoan Kiem Lake then across the red bridge to Ngoc Son Temple seem great to you. In addition, water puppetry is a must-see program. Your kids will enjoy the muddled music and how the puppets can dance across the water. These performances are held daily at Municipal Water Puppet Theater at Dinh Tien Hoang street near Ngoc Son Temple. In Hanoi your family also should visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and surrounded grassland in Ba Dinh Square, the place embodies the burial place of the Ho Chi Minh, the first President of Vietnam. Don’t forget to try Vietnamese foods like Bun Cha which is made from grilled pork and a kind of noodle, President Obama did eat this dish; Pho (one of the most popular dishes in the North), Banh Xeo….
Many said that it is not complete for a trip to Hanoi without a trip to appealing Halong Bay, one of the seven Wonders of Nature. Spending a long night on a luxury cruise and on the emerald green waters with thousands of islands is an unforgettable memory. Halong Bay is a magnificent tourist destination. It is the ideal place for family holiday in Vietnam.
After sleeping on a cruise, your kids might seem excited with new feelings on the train to Lao Cai then catch a bus to Sapa, the paradise of the North. Sapa is a lovely highland station town which is famous for lush mountain ranges, breathtaking views and rice fields, tribe minorities. Homestay is one of your choices when visiting Sapa. The kids will have an opportunity to experience the local life as they cannot have in your country. Visiting the small fresh market for locals is also a good idea. It is pretty similar to other local markets, sells products, meats, herbal remedies or crafts and fabrics.
Continue your family holiday with Ninh Binh. Ninh Binh is widely considered as “Halong Bay on land” thanks to its diverse ecosystem with an amazing abundance of fauna and flora, a huge number of caves, lakes, grottoes, karst towers, and much more. Similar to Halong, destinations of Ninh Binh may exhaust people to explore all of them, including natural beauty sights, ecological sights, historical sites as well as spas and resorts. Cuc Phuong National Park – Vietnam’s largest nature reserve – is also in the vicinity of Ninh Binh province. In addition, several vestiges and landscape of the province are listed in the national category. A visit to the three grottoes (Tam Coc), Bai Dinh Pagoda (Vietnam’s biggest pagoda), Phat Diem Cathedral, Trang An Eco-tourism Complex, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, and so on. Each destination or even all of them at a time is always worth your family try.
This is just one of those typical destination in northern Vietnam. There are many other destinations are ideal to welcome your family holiday to discover.