Ideal duration: 4-5 days
Northwest Vietnam is a rich amalgam of serried mountain ranges, lush green valleys, embeded wealthy ethnic culture and beautiful yet untouristed landscapes. Inhabited mostly by ethnic minorities, this part of Vietnam is left relatively unexplored by the travelers. Paddy fields, large bamboo thickets, tea plantations attract the nature lovers like nothing else. Many shimmering brooks along the roads make this region one of the best road trip destinations. The sub-region also attributes to a rich and sad history of the war against the French in 1954. A well revered site commemorating the lives of ancestors of Vietnam attracts both local patriots and history buffs alike.
Lush green valleys, tea plantations and rivers along the roads give the sound idea of a perfect road trip. Also, it was a battle ground for 1954 battle and many Museums and cemeterys give a glimpse of the virtuous acts of Vietnamese soldiers.
The region has been a major sufferer of the great war and the recent tiff with China and is therefore not updated with economic achievements of other parts of the country.