Vietnam – North

While you may experience some lingering post war resentment as a westerner travelling through northern Vietnam, the countries raw beauty and established tourism industry help to put that all aside. Exploring the scenic karst formations by sea in Ha long bay or by land and river in Tam Coc, hiking through the mountains in the north such as the hill tribe regions around Sapa, or just cruising around the country by motorbike are great ways of experiencing the best of the countries landscapes as well as absorbing the various ways of Vietnamese life. Of course no visit to Vietnam is complete without indulging in the cheap bia hoi (draught beer) on street corners in the likable old quarter in the capital, Hanoi.

Tam coc - ninh binh

Smile! Tam Coc – Ninh Binh

Boating down Tam Coc in Ninh Binh

Boating down Tam Coc in Ninh Binh

Ninh Bin Tam Coc boatride

Boating down Tam Coc in Ninh Binh

Boating down Tam Coc in Ninh Binh

Boating down Tam Coc in Ninh Binh

Rice field, vietnam

Rice field in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh

Vietnam northern cat ba island, Ha Long Bay, boats

Cat Ba Island – Ha Long Bay

Sunset over Cat Ba island, Vietnam

Cat Ba Island – Ha Long Bay

Vietnam flags, Cat Ba island

Port at Cat Ba Island – Ha Long Bay

Women washing in boat, Vietnam Cat Ba

Cat Ba Island – Ha Long Bay

Vietnamese fisherman black and white

Fisherman in Ha Long Bay

Black and white monkeys

Ubiquitous south east asian monkeys on Monkey Island – Ha Long Bay

Protection from traffic fumes

Typical clothing for women on scooters, Ha Noi

Buildings in Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa Town

Vietnamese tribe women

Sapa hill tribe women

Vietnam school kids

School in Giang Ta Chai, Sapa


Red Zao women in Lao Chai

Dancing in sapa vietnam

Performance in Sapa Town

Boy Ta phin village

Local boy in Ta Phin village

Laos Chai fishing, sapa

Fishing In Laos Chai, Sapa

Duck duck goose

Ducks racing for food in Sapa

Cat Cat village, Sapa

Boy in Lao Chai village

Boy in Lao Chai village, Sapa

3 thoughts on “Vietnam – North

  1. The update was definitely worth the wait. Awesome.
    I know it’s the wrong continent, but for some reason i feel that Simba and Mufasa should be in the picture of the rice fields! Can you superimpose them for me? x

  2. Pingback: China – Guilin to Beijing | Captured Abroad

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