Dong Cao

Bac Giang

Bac Giang Province is bordered to the north and north-east by Lang Son, to the east and south-east by Quang Ninh, to the south by Hai Duong and Bac Ninh, to the south-west by Hanoi and to the west by Thai Nguyen. Bac Giang is not much known to the travelers to Vietnam. There is not really good infrastructure for tourism in the province yet.

Son Dong, Bac Giang
Son Dong, Bac Giang

The province has a few ancient villages and Buddhist pagodas, of which Tho Ha is visited more on a day trip from Hanoi by those who love the feel of ordinary life in a Vietnamese old village. Besides, there is patch of primeval forest of Khe Ro at Son Dong District which belongs to Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve and which is inhabited by Tay, San Chi, Cao Lan, and Dao ethnic minorities.

Dong Cao, Son Dong, Bac Giang
Dong Cao, Son Dong, Bac Giang

There is a sustainable tourism project at Khe Ro trying to attract adventure travelers with the breathtaking natural beauty and untouched culture. A trip to Khe Ro forest could be combined with a trip to Halong Bay and Yen Tu Pagoda in Quang Ninh Province. Activities at Khe Ro include trekking, hiking, homestaying,... A trip to Khe Ro from Hanoi may take 2-3 days depending on individual interests. Homestay at a local ethnic family is the only choice for those who take a tour to Khe Ro.

Sunrise over Dong Cao, Son Dong, Bac Giang
Sunrise over Dong Cao, Son Dong, Bac Giang