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Home to an array of must-visit attractions such as Mua cave, Ninh Binh province offers plenty to visiting guests. Situated around 100km from the centre of Hanoi, Mua cave is an ideal check-in point for young travelers looking to snap beautiful photos. (Photo: Thuy Nguyen)
The lotus lake which is roughly one hectare wide is located right at the foot of Ngoa Long mountain at the Mua cave tourist area. The lake impresses visitors due to its heart-shaped wooden path, providing a great spot for guests to snap photos.
Once there visitors can view Tam Coc-Bich Dong, a popular tourist destination in north Vietnam which is part of the UNESCO-rwcognised Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex. They can also see the stunning paddy fields of Ninh Binh just below.
The Trang An Landscape Complex also provides travelers with an array of magnificent landscapes to enjoy during their stay.
Visitors can also row boats down the Ngo Dong river as they savour some of the scenic views of nearby mountains and paddy fields throughout Tam Coc-Bich Dong.
Located in the rustic Mieu village of Hoa Binh province, the Kim Boi Hot Springs resort is a popular suggestion. With the site only 70 km from Hanoi, roughly a two-hour drive, it’s an easy day trip for city-goers and tourists to go on, giving them time to relax and experience the healing of the Kim Boi waters.
Mai Chau Ecolodge in Hoa Binh province is a top place for tourists to chill out at as it is situated far away from the bustling urban city. It was built entirely from natural materials, including thatched roofs, bamboo interiors, wooden furniture, and outdoor jungle showers.
Hai Phong street food tour is a perfect choice for food lovers keen to experience the signature dishes of Hai Phong like a real local. (Photo: Nguyen Minh Duc)
Food tourism has become a hot trend in Hai Phong over recent times. Many passengers ride the train from Hanoi to Hai Phong at weekends as they explore the northern city and taste the local food on offer. (Photo: Nguyen Minh Duc)
Tasting signature bread sticks, one of the many specialties found in Hai Phong. (Photo: Nguyen Minh Duc)
Tourists should not miss experiencing a seaplane flight route from Ha Long City to Co To Island. The trip takes some 15 to 17 minutes to complete, with passengers having the opportunity to view Ha Long and Bai Tu Long bays from high above. (Photo: Phan Dau)

Top places in northern Vietnam for New Year celebrations

(VOVWORLD) - Mua Cave, Ha Long Bay, a Hai Phong food tour, and a stay at an Mai Chau ecolodge are some of the unmissable destinations near Hanoi for tourists to enjoy during the upcoming New Year holiday.