Top 5 most go-to places in Hoa Binh province
Hoa Binh province is about 70 kilometers to the Southwest of Hanoi with a huge number of interesting landscapes for tourists to visit. Let Whatsup Vietnam provide you with top 5 most stunning attractions in Hoa Binh.
1. Thung Nai
Dubbed the "Ha Long Bay on land" with floating islands among the clear water of the Da River, creating a beautiful scenery. Blessed with a perfect combination of mountains, forests, and peaceful lakes, Thung Nai has become the epitome of an idyllic landscape, attracting tourists from all corners of the globe. The best times to visit Thung Nai are in the autumn and spring when the valley is extraordinarily filled with fresh lake water and its small islands are covered with a ever green canopy of coconut trees.
In Thung Nai, there are a wide range of places to explore such as Mu village, Hoa Binh hydropower reservoir, Ba Chua Thac Bo temple, floating market, Trach cave, Thac Bo cave and so on. The landscapes are beautiful and pristine with rocky islands on the lake or dense forests. In addition to learning about the unique cultural features of the locals, visitors can also have the opportunity to enjoy delicious and traditional dishes of Muong people.
2. Mai Chau
Isolated Mai Chau and the nearby villages are in a valley which is around 139km from Hanoi and 150 meters above sea level. Nestled between two towering cliffs and surrounded by emerald green paddies, it is an enchanting sight as you approach down the windy cliff side road and the villages and the surrounding countryside presents an idyllic rural breath that could easily charm you into staying longer than intended.
Mai Chau valley is the concentration place of ethnic minorities, and the Thai ethnic people here account for the largest number. Mai Chau thus bears the characteristics of the Thai ethnic group. The Thai ethnic group live in large crowd and still retain their rich cultural traditions, especially the stilt-houses. Here, the stilt-houses were constructed along both sides of the road. The houses retain the tall and airy space with palm leaf roofs and bamboo-slat floors. The floor is 1.5 m above the ground supported by extremely strong wooden pillars. All of houses in the valley also possess looms of colorful brocade weaving.
3. Hoa Binh Hydroelectric Plant
Hoa Binh Hydroelectric Plant was constructed at Hoa Binh Lake, on the Da River in northern Vietnam thanks to the assistance of The Soviet Union. Prior to the inauguration of the Son La hydroelectric plant, this was the largest hydroelectric plant in Vietnam and Southeast Asia with an output of nearly 10 billion kWh/year, meeting the demand of electricity for many provinces and cities across the country.
Coming to Hoa Binh Hydroelectric Plant, you will witness the admirable greatness of the architecture. If you travel to Hoa Binh hydroelectric plant in the dry season, you will be able to admire the scenery of Hoa Binh’s peaceful and calm lake. In the rainy season, you will observe the hydroelectricity plant discharging floods with enormous impressive water streams.
4. Thang Thien Waterfall Tourism Area
Situated on the Vien Nam mountain range, more than 50 kilometers from Hanoi to the West, the Thang Thien Waterfall is covered by a vast green primeval forest with a rich variety of plants and animals. The road to the waterfall is quite bumpy. while one side is fast flowing streams, the other consists of slippery steeps bearing the thick moss layers clinging on the rocks. Standing under the waterfall and immersing yourself in the cool air of the mountain nature will make you feel a sense of peacefulnes and tranquility.
This is an ideal place for weekend trips, offering us a chance to relax as well as to investigate cultural values of ethnic minorities groups in Hoa Binh province. Another amazing things is the conveniences of the neatly and tididy arranged houses along the mountain side where you could drop in for a rest during the excursion. There are also entertainment areas, including swimming pools, golf courts and slides.
5. Lung Van
Lung Van now has become an alluring destination for trekking enthusiasts. Located at an altitude of 1.200 meters above sea level, Lung Van is known as the roof of Muong ethnic people. It is an attractive place for those who want to conquer and hunt the white clouds. This place is famous for its beautiful and majestic natural scenery as well as Muong’s unique and typical culture.
If you want to observe the charm of Lung Van, you should take off early in the morning when the sun doesn’t rise. At that time, Lung Van is still immersing itself in the dense fog and looks like a painting in the middle of the mountain. Besides, in the center of Lung Van commune, there is only one village market in the morning on every Tuesdays with a variety of hustling and bustling trade activities. Therefore, if you have the opportunity to come here, do not forget to join the market to better understand the daily life of the local.
Above is top 5 most sensational spots that you should visit in Hoa Binh. Hope that information will assist your trip more completely and hopefully you are having an amazing experience in Hoa Binh in particular as well as in Vietnam in general.
Written by: Hieu La