Top five destinations near Hanoi for a New Year’s trip
Eco-tourism sites set among stunning landscapes are ideal places for travellers to rest their bodies and minds to make sure they start the New Year feeling fresh and reinvigorated.
Dong Mo in Son Tay commune, about 40km away from Hanoi, is a popular spot for tourists who are drawn to its natural landscapes and recreational activities such as camping, adventure sports, and campfires.
Quan Son Lake is located in five communes of My Duc district, about 50km away from Hanoi. The lake is surrounded by 20 mountains of varying size and covered in lush green vegetation, bringing visitors closer to nature.
About 70km from Hanoi, Kim boi - a district in the east of Hoa Binh province attracts domestic and foreign visitors with its pristine valleys and natural hot springs. Kim Boi Natural Hot Spring in Mo Da hamlet, Ha Bi commune is an ideal resort for tourists on an overnight stay.
About 50km from the city centre, Dai Lai in Vinh Phuc province charms visitors with its romantic lake and the tranquil atmosphere of green pine forests.
Trang An Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh province is about 100km southeast of Hanoi. It is famous for several cultural and natural tourist attractions such as Duc Thanh Nguyen temple, Bich Dong pagoda, Phat Diem Stone Cathedral, and Hoa Lu ancient city. Visitors should not miss the opportunity to experience taking a boat tour of the caves at a cost of VND150,000 for three hours.