If you want to travel to cheap and beautiful places outside of your country, Asia is the best choice for you, especially Southeast Asia. Recently, tourists love to visit Vietnam but they prefer to DIY than travel with agency, so you can travel to Mekong Delta, Hoian and Hanoi.
Quan Son Lake, Tam Dao, Ba Vi or walking around Da River are the ideal choices for families or friends on the weekend of a summer season. These places are considered as the golden point for tourists to enjoy the quiet and fresh atmosphere.
1. Quan Son Lake
Quan Son Lake located 40km from Hanoi and belonged to My Son Province. The lake is known as the incredible and attracting beauty with a lot of tourists visiting there per year. Summer is the best time to travel the Lake because of the blooming lotus season.
You can transfer to Quan Son Lake by motorbike or bus from Hanoi but the good choice to transfer is motorbike which you can enjoy new experiences. The area of the lake is 850ha suitable for contemplating the beauty of the lake.
Quan Son Lake is the tourism complex area with small islands; you can image the lake like the small Halong Bay in Hanoi. Therefore, besides soaking up the natural beauty, you can take a lot of beautiful pictures with lotus flowers. Furthermore, if you love the spiritual activities, you can visit the Linh Son ancient pagoda at the foot of Linh Son Mountain.
Price ticket to visiting Quan Son Lake is about 15.000 VND/person, park ticket is 5.000 VND/motorbike and the ticket for a boat is 140.000 VND/4 people.
2. Ba Vi National Park
Located in Son Tay town, Ba Vi National Park becomes the weekend rendezvous of Hanoian. Suite at a height of 1.100m compared to sea level with the cool atmosphere during a year, so Ba Vi is planned to become a tourism place for travelers.
Far 70km from Hanoi, you’ll spend 1 hour to transfer by bus or motorbike even bicycle. You have to pay 40.000VND/person and 20.000 VND with students and children.
You can soak up the fresh atmosphere from the gate of the national park with Lagerstroemia rows on two sides of the road. Furthermore, when visiting the inside of the national park, you’ll impress with vestiges of France architecture resorts built in the 1940s. Besides them, you can visit Bac Ho Temple and Thuong Temple or hike on the mountain to soak up the natural beauty and landscape of Son Tay town.
3.Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc province
Recently, Tam Dao becomes a favorite place for travel lovers. You can spend 2 hours to transfer from Hanoi by car or motorbike. If you are adventure traveler, you can rent a motorbike in Old Quarter and transfer, but you have to remember that the road leads to Tam Dao is quite difficult and dangerous to move. Therefore, you should choose scooper and transfer in the evening.
When visiting Tam Dao, you’ll feel like traveling to Sapa or Dalat. The atmosphere is so fresh and cool as well. Moreover, Tam Dao has pretty places to visit such as Paradise Gate, Silver Waterfall, and The ancient church and so on which are suitable for families and friends.
4. Walking on Da River
Hoa Binh has seemed as the interesting tourism destination with tourist from Ba Khan Road crossing Thung Khe Pass to Go Lao Waterfall running with Ang Ngu Mountains through Da River. All of them make Hoa Binh like a masterpiece of nature.
From 100km to Hanoi, the most suitable transport for a trip is the motorbike to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of the lake. Driving through the lake, tourists will meet a few local houses of Muong peoples. Especially, when joining the iron boat to visit around the lake, you’ll get a lot of feeling. Price for visiting from Da Bac to Ba Khan by boat is about 300.000 VND/way. “Market in cloudy” in Da Trang Pass to enjoy local foods in there will the unforgettable with tourists.