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Top 7+ most beautiful Vietnamese villages in the northern region

Posted By: Sao La Tours / Vietnam Travel Guides
Vietnamese Villages are the perfect places to enjoy the fresh air, explore the beauty of nature or find out the handicraft business of the locals.

Vietnamese Villages are the perfect places for you to enjoy the fresh air, explore the beauty of nature or find out the handicraft business of the locals. The peaceful villages can be found everywhere in Vietnam, especially in the northern region of the country. Below Sao La Tours have put together a list of top 7+ most stunning villages in the north of Vietnam.

Most beautiful Vietnamese villages in the northern mountainous areas

Ta Van Village (Sapa)

Situated 8km downhill Sapa, Ta Van is where the Zday people reside. You can reach the village by trekking through Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai. Here you can admire the stunning view of Muong Hoa valley or Mount Fansipan, which is usually known as the roof of Vietnam. Enjoy your lunch at the communal house of Ta Van and get to know more about the locals’ daily life.

Admire the rice terraced fields at Ta Van village

Admire the rice terraced fields at Ta Van village (Source: Collected)

Ban Lac Village (Mai Chau)

Mai Chau valley is always famous for its untouched natural landscapes. Nowadays, you can reach the valley in an easier way as the road has been improved. Ban Lac village is where Hmong and Thai tribes reside. Here, not only you get to see the majestic views of the rice fields but also immerse yourself in the local lifestyle. Stay overnight at the locals’ long house, where they perform traditional songs and dance shows.

Quynh Son Village (Lang Son)

Located in Bac Son district, Lang Son province, Quynh Son village is the home to the Tay people. It only takes about a 3-hour drive to reach the village with Hanoi as the starting point. To fully explore the village, it’s recommended to spend 2 days in Bac Son. You can have an overnight rest at the long house of the Tay tribe. During the trip, you can watch the local band’s show, try out the unique local cuisine, visit untouched caves and waterfalls while trekking to Na Lay mountaintop.

Quynh Son is one of the most majestic Vietnamese villages

Quynh Son is one of the most majestic Vietnamese villages (Source: Collected)

Beautiful and unique Vietnamese fishing villages in the North

Viet Hai Village (Hai Phong)

The small village called Viet Hai lies hidden in the high mountain ranges. You can visit the village by taking a private car or going on a cycling trip. Viet Hai village offers relaxing moments so that you can recharge your batteries. Here, you can explore the herbal farm and try out some home made rice wine.

Cua Van Village (Halong)

In the middle of Halong bay is where you can find a floating fishing village called Cua Van. You can easily spot the village while cruising on the bay. Explore the fisherman’s unique houses and their daily activities of marine aquaculture and fishing.

Top must-visit Vietnamese villages in Hanoi

Duong Lam Village

Duong Lam village is situated in the countryside, which is about one-hour drive the center of Hanoi. This is the birthplace of the two most important kings of Vietnam: King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung. In this village you will get a chance to explore the ancient houses and see how the locals work at the farm. It’s advisable to combine your half-day trip visiting Duong Lam with a stop at Tay Phuong and Chua Thay pagoda.

Life pace seems to slow down at Duong Lam ancient village

Life pace seems to slow down at Duong Lam ancient village (Source: Collected)

Van Duc Village

In the countryside of Hanoi, by the bank of the Red river is where you can find Van Duc village. This is where a wide range of vegetables are grown to supply the demand of the whole city. There’s a temple in the village, where one of the most important saints of Vietnam - Chu Dong Tu - is worshiped. During the trip to Van Duc village, you can experience many interesting farming activities.

Traditional craft villages in the North of Vietnam

Bat Trang Village (Hanoi)

Bat Trang is only about 25 km the center of Hanoi. It’s an ancient village that lies by the Red river’s bank. Bat Trang village is famous for its production of ceramics that passes on generations to generations for more than 500 years. Here you can watch how the locals process clays and make ceramic products start to finish. You can also make your own creations in ceramic and bring them home as souvenirs.

Chuong Village (Hanoi)

Conical hat is one of the most famous symbols when it comes to Vietnam. Have you ever wondered where they make these hats? Learn about the hat making process at Chuong village, which is situated on the west side of Hanoi. Although nowadays conical hats can be produced and bought in everywhere of Vietnam, Chuong village’s products are still considered the best with regard to their quality.

Chuong village is one of the few Vietnamese villages that make conical hats

Chuong village is one of the few Vietnamese villages that make conical hats (Source: Collected)

Dong Ho Village (Bac Ninh)

Dong Ho village is where the locals make amazing folk paintings. There are only over 200 households in the village and the locals mainly make a living through selling folk paintings. Through each painting, you’ll get to know many interesting aspects of Vietnamese culture. only 5 main colors, the artisans can create vivid and unique paintings.

Dong Ho village is where the locals make amazing folk paintings

Dong Ho village is where the locals make amazing folk paintings (Source: Collected)

All Vietnamese villages are unique and beautiful in their own way. Despite the rapid growth of the country, these village locals still manage to preserve their traditional and businesses. If you want to have a deeper understanding about other must-see villages in Vietnam, check out Sao La Tours’ website for more information. 

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