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Best places for family vacation near Hanoi

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In Vietnam, there are relatively many short vacations during the year, such as Tet holiday, independent day, International workers’ day, “Hung Kings” commemoration. Here hanoitravelreviews will recommend you some interesting tourist attractions near Hanoi often for Vietnam family vacation.

Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay (Source: Internet)

Ha Long Bay is one of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination. Ha Long owns unique and marvelous natural beauty with shaped limestone islands, immense water, and blue sky. This is obviously an ideal place to escape the hustle and the bustle of city life, and to spend high-quality time with your family. You can take a boat traveling around, breathing in fresh air and enjoyed quite an atmosphere here. A dinner with family members during the cruise is also an activity. Another interesting thing is water sports, this is good chance to play some sports to release stress and lift up the mood after long days of sedentary life.

Moreover, this land has been well-known as the place of birth of Truc Lam Zen, a unique Vietnamese Buddhism type which was created by the King Tran Nhan Tong in the 13th century. Many people visit Halong to seek soul purification and peace of mind. This is also a chance to teach your children national history.

Cat Ba Island, Quang Ninh Province

Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island (Source: Internet)

Cat Ba is the largest island in Ha Long Bay, approximately haft area of the island is pristine National Park. The pristine and wild beauty of seashore and medium-height mountains make Cat Ba an attractive place to tourists. There is a variety of interesting outdoor activities to do in Cat Ba Island besides sunbathing, swimming. The natural ecosystem is really abundant, you can a brisk half-day hike to Cat Ba National Park, and teach them account nature and environmental protection. This is a golden opportunity to enrich your children’s knowledge of the natural world and existing skills. One interesting destination Cat Ba must be mentioned is floating fishing village where you can have a chance to enjoy the freshest and delicious local seafood. Cat Ba is really a great place for a family tour in short vacation.

Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex, Ninh Binh Province

Trang An Eco Tourism Complex

Trang An Eco-tourism Complex (Source: Internet)

Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex is known as “outdoor geological museum” or “Halong Bay on land”. Trang An is located in the northwest city of Ninh Binh Province, about more than 100km from Hanoi. This is a complex of numerous caves, mountains, valley water, trees and historical sites. According to statistics, Trang An Eco-tourism Complex has over 310 species of higher plants, many algae, and fungi. In particular, there have some rare woods and amount of valuable trees using for food, medicine. In addition, there has about 30 species of mammals, 50 species of birds, dozens of species of reptiles and some rare animals such as chamois, leopard, phoenix…This also an ideal place for resting and children’s eco-education.

Moreover, Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex is near other tourist attractions like Bai Dinh Pagoda, Cuc Phuong National Park, “Tam Coc Bich Dong”… Coming to Trang An Eco-tourism Complex, tourists can enjoy the grandeur of the mountains, explore majestic caves and have a pure of relaxation with the spiritual culture of Bai Dinh Pagoda.

Sapa, Lao Cai Province

Rice terraced field in Son La

Rice terraced field in Son La (Source: Internet)

Visiting Sapa, the most noticeable thing is breath-taking rice terraced field. The landscape, perhaps, is most beautiful in autumn because this is harvesting season. Mountains turn to yellow color in different shades, creating a wonderful picture. This is a great place for your family, enjoy sigh-seeing and create happy time together. You can choose homestay to live near local people. It will be good for your children to experience the ethnic minority people, have better understand about Vietnamese culture. There is a wide range of homestay available for tourist. You can directly contact them or contact local tour operator before coming to Sapa.

Moc Chau, Son La Province

Tea-grown mountain in Son La

Tea-grown Mountains in Moc Chau (Source: Internet)

Perhaps, Moc Chau is most beautiful in Autumn. You will be strongly moved with immense green tea-grown mountains. The atmosphere is fresh, cool around year and a little bit cold, the landscape is covered by green color of tea leaves. If you want to find somewhere peaceful, totally distinct from busy city life for your family tour, Moc Chau is an ideal destination for this.

These are top destination for Vietnam family vacation, if you do not have enough time for arranging your vacation, let contact a Vietnam local tour operator. This service is available for almost all popular destinations in Vietnam.

Author Since: Jul 02, 2018

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