Northern Vietnam gets fewer visitors than Ho Chi Minh City and the coastal cities in the south, but it's full of culture. Historically, and to this day, it has been significantly poorer than the southern part of the country.
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Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and also its second largest city, is a fascinating blend of East and West, with Chinese influence from centuries of dominance, and French je ne sais quoi from its colonial past.
Sa Pa is a town in a beautiful, mountainous region of northern Vietnam on the border with China.
Ninh Binh is the capital of Ninh Binh Province in North Vietnam, famous for the nearby karst scenery and the village of Tam Coc.
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In Northern Vietnam
Ha Long Bay is in northern Vietnam, 170 km east of Hanoi. The bay is famous for its scenic ocean karst topography and is often included on lists of natural wonders of the world.
Cuc Phuong National Park is in Ninh Binh Province of Vietnam. It is Vietnam’s largest national park and one of the most important biodiversity sites in the country.
Cao Bằng is the capital of Cao Bằng province in northern Vietnam. While unremarkable in and of itself, Cao Bằng is an easy-going gateway to the surrounding lakes, minority villages, karst peaks, caves, and the Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Chinese border.
Haiphong is Vietnam's third largest city, a port near Hanoi.
Dien Bien Phu is a small town in northwestern Vietnam. Dien Bien Phu was the site of a major French defeat in the War of Independence in 1954.
Lao Cai is a town in northern Vietnam. It is on the border with China, adjacent to Hekou.
Cổ Loa is a modern day town and ancient former capital of Northern Vietnam, slightly Northeast of the current capital of Hanoi.
Tuan Chau Island is well known for its entertainment and recreation activities. A huge modern entertainment complex which can …
Co To Island is in Quang Ninh province in Northern Vietnam. Co To island is an archipelago located in the Gulf of Tonkin, including a large Co To Island, a small Co islands, the island of Thanh Lam, Tran and countless islands and small island.
Vinh is a major city in Northern Vietnam. Vinh's role as an industrial port city led to heavy destruction by aerial bombing during the war.
Tam Dao is a hill station 930 m above sea level in Northern Vietnam. It's 70 km from Hanoi.
Dong Dang is a city in northern Vietnam, near Pingxiang just across the Chinese border.
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