Many beautiful villages landscape alternately in the jungle to the large green rice field in lowland where is inhabited ethnic minority groups that combine to create Vietnam’s rich tapestry of countless unique cultures.
In the lowland of Red River Delta, the capital city of Hanoi is being nicely located that have been existing for more than a thousand of years that consider a remarkable colonial city. Wander the Old Quarter’s tree-lined 36 streets and -with a little imagination- step back into the 15th century. Incense wafts from ancient temples while traditional medicines are dispensed from apothecary-like shop houses trading as they have for generations. Not far away lays the fairy tale-like landscape of Ninh Binh, where sheer limestone cliffs rear straight up from paddy fields and rowboats take visitors on mesmerizing journeys through river caves.
No trip to the north is complete without a visit to Halong Bay, its thousands of islets dotting calm, emerald green waters. Take an overnight cruise to see the bay by moonlight and sunrise to cap an unforgettable journey in arguably Vietnam’s most intoxicating region.