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Ba Vi - In the beauty of nature

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A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.

Ba Vi is the northwest district of Hanoi. It has a large part of Ba Vi mountain range.

Far away from Hanoi about 60 kilometers, Ba Vi is associated with the legend of Tan Mountain, Da River, and is a natural gift for the primeval forest of Ba Vi National Park. This is a great weekend destination for many young people interested in exploring nature, as well as for families looking for fun weekend vacations.

 

Places to visit in Ba Vi, Vietnam

 

1. Ba Vi National Park, Vietnam – The must-go destination in Ba Vi District

Located about 50 kilometers west of the center of the capital, with fresh and cool alpine climate, Ba Vi National Park has become an ideal destination for domestic and foreign tourists. In the middle of mountainous hills, there is a high mountain with 3 peaks making Ba Vi, the highest peak is 1,296 m, the top of Tan Vien is 1,227 m, Ngoc Hoa is 1,131 m. The mountains have many waterfalls pour down day and night, forming attractive tourist attractions such as Khoang Xanh, Vua Lake, Nga Stream, Ngoc stream …, all formed into a charming community. A variety of plants and animals are available at Ba Vi National Park. You can explore many interesting places at places such as Cactus Garden, Ngoc Hoa Cave, Cuc Quy Hill, Bao Thien Tower, and Uncle Ho Temple.

2. Thien Son Mountain & Nga Stream – The heaven in reality

Thien Son – Nga Stream is a beautiful natural wonder, which combines mountains, slides, and waterfalls, 60 kilometers west of Hanoi. This tourist site consists of three parts: Ha Son at the foot of the mountain, Trung Son in the middle of the mountain and Hang Son at the top of the mountain. From Trung Son, follow the water flow about 700 m, you can go up following the waterfall to Ngoa Son. Ngoa Son is flat land where there is a lake where you can take scenic or leisure fishing. From the top of Ngoa Son, taking the view of far away will cover the majestic scenery of the Ba Vi legend. This is also the place where Cong Troi, the famous waterfall, is like a silver silk band from the top of the mountain.

3. Khoang Xanh & Tien Stream – The biggest mineral pool in Vietnam

Khoang Xanh is an ecotourism site located on the eastern slope of Ba Vi Mountain. It is in a primeval forest area, about 60 kilometers northwest of Hanoi. The area includes Suoi Tien Water Park, restaurant, hotel for rest, hot bath, and waterfalls.

Green Fairy Suoi Tien set the record for the largest mineral water swimming pool in Vietnam by the Center of Vietnam record book in 2012. In the center of hot spring water, you can take a sauna, swimming in the water tank hot and muddy bath. In addition, Khoang Xanh – Suoi Tien offers green, clean dishes for each meal with fruits and vegetables provided by the Muong and Dao ethnic minority people by way of growing organic vegetables.

4. Vua Lake (King Lake) – Where to find the peace in mind

King Lake has beautiful natural scenery with natural spring water flowing all year round from the northern slope of Ba Vi mountain down to about 100 m, through 3 waterfalls and reservoirs.

The Ao Vua Resort with charming natural scenery can become a place you can rest and relax after a day of fun in Ba Vi. There is a hotel system with facilities and outdoor activities that give you an exciting experience such as mountain climbing, campfire, wading, boating, crossing the waterfall.

5. Suoi Hai Lake – Having a diverse ecosystem

The village is becoming increasingly attractive to tourists and is a growing trend in many countries around the world. In addition to economic and social benefits, this form of tourism also contributes to preserving and promoting the unique cultural identities of each region and locality.

In Ba Vi there are agricultural villages, traditional farms and traditional villages such as dairy farms, ostriches, goats, and rabbits; the herbal village of Dao people with more than 300 species of grass collected on Mount Ba Vi; the craft villages in Lieu Chau, Phu Xuyen and Phong Chau; dry buds tea processing in Dong Chay village, Xom Doi village or Minh Hong starch processing village.

 

Weather & best time to visit Ba Vi, Vietnam

The climate of Ba Vi is characterized by a tropical monsoon climate. Ba Vi has 4 distinct seasons. Summer begins from mid-April to mid-September. Even though Ba Vi is located in Hanoi, a city having hot and humid weather in the summer, but, Ba Vi is cooler due to its hilly terrain. It is heavy rain, cool and dry in October. The winter season starts at the beginning of November to the end of March. Due to the strong impact of the monsoon, the start and end of each season are unevenly distributed between the years, so the division of months is relatively relativistic.

The annual average temperature is 23.2°C, the average annual rainfall is 1,800 mm. The lowest average temperature was 2.7°C (on January) and the highest average temperature was 42.8°C (on May)

You can travel to Ba Vi all year round because this place looks beautiful each season. In particular, autumn and summer are the most beautiful time with daylight, light sunshine. Thanks to trees, the air in Ba Vi is always fresh and cool. Moreover, Ba Vi National Park is only about 50 kilometers west of Hanoi so it takes only 2 hours to go.

 

What to buy as gifts in Ba Vi, Vietnam

1. Fresh milk and yogurt in Ba Vi, Vietnam

In addition to large and modern dairy farms, Ba Vi is now extensively modeled on household production under strict production procedures. So if you go to Ba Vi without enjoying drinking milk cow, goat milk fresh at the shops along Route 32, Lang Hoa Lac … is extremely regrettable. Drinking a glass of milk here, you feel distinctly fat, aromatic, or slightly milk-specific characteristics. If you are not used to it, it may be hard to drink initially, but if you have tried a few times, you will be addicted to it. At dairy stalls, in addition to milk, yogurt and other dairy products such as caramel. The yogurt here is made directly from fresh milk when eating you will feel soft and flexible in each spoon, sour taste is also very soft. This homemade yogurt in Ba Vi is so delicious and so delicious that many people have tasted a few boxes to get some presents at home.

2. Milk Cake in Ba Vi, Vietnam

Along with other products made from milk, Ba Vi milk cake is also one of the gifts that anyone who set foot in this land also wants to be tasted. The delicious, soft fat of milk, butter and high nutritional content from pure milk bring a sense of serenity to the mouth. Ba Vi milk cake is divided into many kinds with typical flavors of Tan mountain: white milk cake, light milk cake, chocolate milk cake. The sweetness of the milk cake is very mouth-watering, especially when enjoying a cup of hot tea.

3. Phu Nhi Te Cake in Ba Vi, Vietnam

Being made from the ingredients close to the life of the laborers, such as rice, pork, ear mite, onions, leaves, banana leaves … Phu Nhi Te Cake has a white color, good smell and soft touches that make the hardest people like it. Phu Nhi Te Cake is often served with fish sauce sprinkled with pepper, lemon, garlic, chili or dots with chili sauce depending on each person’s taste.

4. Che Lam in Ba Vi, Vietnam

Che Lam is also one of the famous dishes in Ba Vi, with the main ingredients are bile, malt, fresh ginger, glutinous rice flour, roasted peanuts …  To make Che Lam delicious, one must carefully select each kind of raw material, then weigh, measure, count each material so that it can be fitted properly and when eating, it is not too soft or hard to eat. In Ba Vi, Cha Lam is sold many, but to eat the most delicious dishes, you can buy in the village of Duong Lam or around Bo Cai Temple Phung Hung or Tomb of Ngo Quyen.

5. Milk waffles in Ba Vi, Vietnam

Along with fresh milk products, yogurt and waffles are also a snack associated with milk regions in Ba Vi. The main ingredients are milk, wheat flour, cinnamon, pure sugar, vanilla, egg yolk … The cakes are fragrant, cinnamon and milk fat are very easy to eat and carry. The cake rolls are packed in small bags so if you intend to buy them as gifts, you are completely safe because they are small, compact, light and easy to transport.