There is no doubt that Hanoi is one of the most visited cities in Vietnam. However, if you have enough of the bustling lifestyle in a modern city, travel farther to some tourist attractions near Hanoi could bring you a totally different experience.
There are a lot of interesting places which are very close to the city center and you can easily make it during the day. It’s time to enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty of the suburban area.
However, because it’s not always easy to travel away from the city center, it’s advisable to go on a tour. Those types of day trips are suitable for tailor-made tours which usually has a moderate price with a short visit to familiar destinations. Tailor-made tours in Vietnam are becoming a hot travel style for many reasons. Such tours offer you the flexibility to choose your own path: how to travel, the destinations of your trip, and the level of service as well as the standard of accommodation. You can design your own trip yet get some assistance as much as you want.
Duong Lam Ancient Village (Source: Internet)
It’s possible to go on a one-day trip with a limited budget, as low as around 50 bucks to the traditional villages or suburban ecological areas such as Bat Trang and Ba Vi. One of the most worth-visiting places is Duong Lam Ancient Village which is the oldest village in Hanoi. Until these days, the place still retains the architectural and artistic features of an ancient Vietnamese village in the Red River Delta such as the village gate, banyan tree, communal house, and pagodas which makes this one of the oldest villages that have survived the time in Hanoi. You will have a chance to see for yourself what it would be like to live in Hanoi a hundred year ago. As a tour to Bat Trang pottery village, you are free to explore the traditional pottery and make one for yourself, go on a buffalo ride to visit the ancient pottery village or camping on the bank of the Red River. The activities are simple but still offer a great chance to discover the local culture.
Trang An Complex (Source: Internet)
Move further from Hanoi, only around 100km away, keep your options wide open with some gorgeous tourists attractions like Ninh Binh or Ha Long Bay. Ninh Binh is famous for Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An Complex. Bai Dinh Pagoda is a large pagoda complex that owns the largest gilded bronze Buddha statue and has the longest La Han corridor in Asia. Trang An is a landmark that consists of grandiose mountains surrounding natural streams with countless virtual, mysterious caves that you can admire on a boat trip. Halong Bay has always been one of the most popular destinations for travelers in the North of Vietnam. With breathtaking view including thousands of cliff islands dotted around and gorgeous natural caves, it gets it right to be called one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of the best places to visit in Vietnam.
Halong Bay from above (Source: Internet)
Those are the most popular destinations that are close to Hanoi. Don’t forget to put them on your list next time when you visit Vietnam. Follow hanoitravelreviews for further information about Hanoi.