9 best places to hike through the jungle in Vietnam
Visitors to Vietnam are often mesmerized by the beautiful unspoiled nature of the country, from the golden rice terraces in the harvest of the North stretching to the Central Highlands or the fascinating bustle of the river delta. Kowloon in the South. The most popular types of trekking and hiking in Vietnam are trekking, trekking, hitchhiking in the countryside, walking and adventure. Below is a list of the most famous trekking areas as voted by both domestic and foreign tourists.
As the border town of Lao Cai province in the Northwest region of the country, Sapa is considered the best backpacking destination in Vietnam. With an altitude of 3143 meters, Fansipan peak of Lao Cai is the highest peak in Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula. In addition to the mountainous terrain, Sapa is also home to a number of ethnic minorities such as Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giay, Pho Lu and Tay.
Sapa – Photo: @Leethanhhaf
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Pu Luong Nature Reserve is an outstanding area with splendid beauty, culture and high biodiversity value, located in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts of Thanh Hoa province. The reserve is located along two parallel ridges, extending from the northwest to the southeast, and bisected by a central valley. This area is endowed with rich forests, limestone panoramas, stunning rice terraces and breathtaking scenery.
Pu Luong – Photo: @_uyenhoang
135 km from Hanoi, Mai Chau is a district of Hoa Binh province, in the Northwest region of Vietnam. Viewed from above, the wonderful scenery of Mai Chau is surrounded by green valleys and stilt houses of ethnic minorities. Two tribes, the White Thai and the Black Thai, settled in this area and are the largest ethnic group in the region.
Mai Chau – Photo: @kyoko_oodo
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It is the northwest province bordering Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan and Lang Son; Cao Bang is definitely a backpacking destination with high mountains zigzagging with rivers, streams and unspoiled jungle. Ban Gioc Waterfall located on the border with China is a famous natural feature of the province.
Cao Bang – Photo: @ lee.hinn
Cat Ba island
On the southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam, Cat Ba Island is the largest of the 366 islands that comprise the Cat Ba Archipelago, half of which is a national park. Cat Ba Island is where the ocean and jungle meet, creating many diverse natural ecosystems, both marine and terrestrial, resulting in an extremely high rate of biodiversity.
Cat Ba Island – Photo: @tripzozo
Ba Be Lake and National Park
The largest natural lake in Vietnam and currently the center of a vast National Park, Ba Be is located among the giant limestone mountains of Bac Kan province. The Ba Be Lake area has a lot to offer, including waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes and caves, all creating a picturesque landscape. The entire area is densely forested and inhabited by many ethnic minorities. Tropical and semi-tropical evergreen monsoon forests cover most of the national park.
Ba Be National Park- Photo: @ferragua
Cuc Phuong National Park
Established in 1962, Cuc Phuong is Vietnam’s oldest national park, with an area of 25,000 hectares, 140 km south of Hanoi capital. The vegetative richness of the forest is remarkable as it is home to a large number of plant species and patches of primeval forest, embracing ancient trees with thick roots, and native plants. parasites and tangled vines.
Cuc Phuong National Park – Photo: @meriasensio
Cat Tien National Park
Cat Tien is a national park located in 3 provinces of Dong Nai, Lam Dong and Binh Thuan, southern Vietnam. The national park is really well preserved with an impressive biodiversity including many ancient trees that can live for thousands of years. The system of waterfalls and rivers is also gorgeous.
The Central Highlands (Central Highlands) of Vietnam are a stark contrast to the tropical south, with its arid climate and rolling hills. Most of the Central Highlands is a series of flat plateaus, mainly settled by different ethnic groups. Apart from Da Lat, most of the special scenic spots are not mentioned much in travel books, perhaps because they are located too far from the usual tourist routes. Some must-see destinations are Ngok Linh mountain, Chu Mon Ray old forest, Dak To hot spring, etc.
Cat Tien National Park – Photo: @ken_tv
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