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    Adventure and spectacular, Top places for outdoor activities in Vietnam

    Vietnam Heritage Travel Company would like to recommend 8places for outdoor activitiesTourists coming to Vietnam are often mesmerized by the wildly

    beautiful nature of the country, from the yellow terraces inharvesting season of the North stretching to central highland orthe fascinating bustles of the Mekong Delta in the South. Themost popular trekking, hiking types in Vietnam are jungletrekking, mountain hiking, countryside hitch-hiking, walking,and rambling adventures. Here is the list of the most famoustrekking areas voted by both local and foreign travellers.

    1. SapaBeing a frontier town of Lao Cai Province in the Northwest region of the country, Sapa is considered thebest trekking spot in Vietnam. At the height of 3143 meters, Mt. Fansipan of Lao Cai is the highest peakin Vietnam and the entire Indochina peninsula. Beside the mountainous terrain, Sapa is also place whereseveral ethnic minorities like Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giay, Pho Lu, and Tay reside.

    2. Pu Luong (Phu Luong)Pu Luong (or Phu Luong) Nature Reserve is an area of outstanding splendor, cultural interest and highbiodiversity value, situated in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc District of Thanh Hoa Province. The reserve islocated along two parallel mountain ridges, which stretch from northwest to southeast, and are dividedby a central valley. The region is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terracesand breathtaking scenery.

    3. Mai Chau135 km far from Hanoi, Mai Chau is a district of Hoa Binh province, in the northwest region of Vietnam.

    As seen from high above, the superb vista of Mai Chau is surrounded by a green valley and stilt housesof ethnic minority group. The two tribes, White Thai and black Thai, settle in this area and make up thelargest ethnic population of the region.

    4. Cao BangA province in the northwest that shares the borders with Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan, and LangSon; Cao Bang is definitely a trekking spot with high mountains twisted with rivers, streams anduntouched jungles. The Ban Gioc Waterfall which is on the border with China is a well -known naturalfeature in the province.

    5. Cat Ba Island

    On Southeastern edge of Ha Long Bay in Northern Vietnam, Cat Ba Island is the largest of the 366 islandsthat comprise the Cat Ba Archipelago, in which half of its area is covered by a national park. Cat BaIsland is where ocean and jungle meet each other, creating a wide variety of natural ecosystems, bothmarine and terrestrial, leading to incredibly high rates of biodiversity.

    6. Ba Be Lake and National ParkVietnams largest natural lake and now the centerpiece of a vast Nat ional Park, Ba Be lies in the middleof a huge limestone mountain range of Bac Kan Province. Ba Be Lakes area has a lot to offer, including

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    waterfalls, rivers, valleys, lakes, and caves which all set a picturesque landscape. The whole area isintensely forested and home of many ethnic minorities. Tropical and semi-tropical evergreen monsoonforests cover most of the national park.

    7. Cuc Phuong National ParkEstablished in 1962, Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park of Vietnam, with the area of 25,000 hectaresand 140 km far from South of Hanoi. The botanical richness of the forest is remarkable as it is the homeof a large number of flora species and patches of primeval forest, embracing ancient trees with thickclusters of roots, and parasitic plants and ligneous creepers.

    8. Nam Cat TienNam Cat Tien is the national park situated in three provinces Dong Nai, Lam Dong, and Binh Thuan, inthe South of Vietnam. The national park is truly well-reserved with impressive biodiversity includingmany ancient trees which may live for a thousand years. The system of waterfalls, rivers are alsostunningly striking. Central Highlands Area The Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) of Vietnam are a distinctcontrast from the tropical south, with an arid climate and rolling hills. Much of the Central Highlands is aseries of flat plateaus, mainly settled by various ethnic groups. Apart from Dalat, most of extraordinary

    sights and attractions are not mentioned much in travel books, probably because they are located toofar from regular tourism routes. Some of the have-to-see destinations are Ngok Linh Mountain, ChuMon Ray jungle, Dak To hot spring, etc.

    This article is written by Ha Nguyen from Vietnam Heritage Travel Company for full story and morepictures please visit

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