Vacations are rare occasions in which we can travel to exotic places with our best friends. In fact, there is no better time to pack your stuff and take a walk across a wild landscape when being with your favorite gang. This time, I really want to recommend the optimal place on my should-go list. Check it out!
Bac Son – an enchanting land
A worth visiting place for travel lovers
Bac Son is a district in Lang Son Province, Vietnam. Its valley lies among numerous limestone mountains, the serpentine river winding through wide rice paddy fields, which creates a picturesque beauty. Today, the place has been put into more and more Vietnam group tours.
Especially, in the fields of Bac Son, rice is not completely planted at the same time but at different points, forming a giant “brocade” with many bright colors. Somewhere in the paddies, you’ll find the yellow of ripe rice interweaving with the green of unripe rice. This brings a feeling of exhilaration to those who have a chance to witness.
People in the land are hospitable and knowledgeable. The residents include Kinh, Nung, Dao, Tay people … with their traditional stilt houses that are the shared pride of all Vietnamese living in mountainous areas in Northern Vietnam. Thus, the landscape is even more peaceful and rustic.
Farmers work on Bac Son Valley
Bac Son is famous to the tourists for Mount Na Lay. It is located at an altitude of about 600m above sea level. This is the place where most the visitors come to first because it is an ideal spot to have the panoramic view of beautiful Bac Son Valley, especially at dusk and dawn. After 1,200 steps climbing which takes from 30 minutes to an hour, you will reach the summit. Then, the scene from the top of Na Lay will be the best reward for you. There is also a room where you can relax while staying on the mount to take some photographs.
Bac Son trekking tours
Trekking enthusiasts love Bac Son! In most tours’ agenda, you’ll trek through Bac Son’s vast valley and its mountains to enjoy the whole spectacular scenery of the region. Below is a recommended entry for you!
Most Bac Son trekking tours often last for 2 days and 1 night.
After departing in Hanoi in the morning, you will pass through the peaceful Red River Delta and arrive in Bac Son at noon. Then, stop for a while to enjoy a delicious lunch with local specialties in the village and relax for some time to be ready for the next journey.
In the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the lifestyle of ethnic minorities living in the area before heading for Na Lay Mountain. Keep trekking till you reach the summit! Once you get there, take a deep breath spread to inhale the fresh air of Na Lay Mount. Now, enjoy the paranomic view of Bac Son Valley with seemingly-endless rice paddy fields, windy rivers, and poetic mountains. You might need a camera to seize this amazing experience.
When the dawn comes, you’ll be taken to a local family to have a dinner with them and also listen to them talking about Bac Son history before getting a nice sleep for tomorrow.
On top of Bac Son Valley
After finishing breakfast with your host family, you will discover Bac Son by riding bicycles around the area! The tour operators will get you all some bikes. It’s always more fun to cycle around with friends, talk, and laugh than to cycle alone! That’s why Bac Son is a perfect destination to be included in group tours in Vietnam. Now, enjoy the attractive combination of forests, mountains, traditional stilts houses and also hospitable residents.
In the afternoon, you will return to the capital city, Hanoi.
One plus is that it won’t take much for a trekking tour to Bac Son. Besides, trekking is perfectly suitable for a place like Bac Son. Therefore, trekking tours tend to stand out among all Bac Son tours.
Now you’ve probably had a vivid understanding of Bac Son region and how a trekking tour there is going to be like. What are you waiting for? Be ready to explore a new fascinating place that is too cool to be excluded from Vietnam group tours!