Hanoi

West Lake: Tranquility Amid Temples and Pagodas

West Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Hanoi with a most tranquil atmosphere. While strolling around, visit a mythical princess at Tay Ho Temple, or the God of the North Star at Quan Thanh Temple. But first, read about the fox and buffalo and other names for the lake.
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Hanoi

Perfume Pagoda: The Legendary Guan Yin Cave

Perfume Pagoda is a scenic day trip to the mountains on Hanoi’s outskirts. Its famous annual festival attracts throngs of Buddhist pilgrims. Take a boat ride to Trinh Temple of the legendary first kings of Vietnam, or Huong Tich Cave where the Goddess Guan Yin manifested.
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Ninh Binh

Mua Cave and Tam Coc - Bich Dong Tourist Area

Mua Cave is the place you need to be for fantastic views of Tam Coc – Bich Dong. This trilling hike is a Tran Dynasty experience of mythical landscapes not to be missed. Discover the past at Vu Lam Palace, explore nature in Thung Nham Bird Garden, or delight in Galaxy Cave.
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Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake: An Iconic Legend of Hanoi

Turtles are legendary in Vietnam. One story involves Hoan Kiem Lake also known as Lake of the Returned Sword. Find out why and discover the history of Hoan Kiem back to the 15th century. Visit Ngoc Son Temple and Huc Bridge, or take part in fun activities with locals.
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Ha Giang

Ha Giang Loop: Motorbike Trekking on Happiness Road

Ha Giang Loop is an exhilarating challenge for motorbike trekkers. Also known as Happiness Road, this twisting route goes through some incredible landscapes. Find out how to get to Ha Giang, the best bikes to rent, other tour options, and what to prepare for your trip.
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