Thien Sinh Valley, Y Ty, Bat Xat, Lao CaiParadissa Travel is staffed by dedicated travelers whose life-long passion is travel and whose life-long occupation is tourism. Our team venture into every corner of Vietnam to search for and collect information which may be useful for our travellers and web visitors. The section Vietnam Tourism is for information related to specific tourist attractions throughout Vietnam. The attractions could range from a temple, a former battlefield site, an old town, a national park or nature reserve... Each attraction would be presented with in-depth information gathered by the years of travel experience and tourism researches by Paradissa's team.

Mount Bach Moc Luong Tu (Ky Quan San) - Lao Cai

Mount Bach Moc Luong Tu(officially reverted to its correct name Ky Quan San from April 7th, 2018) straddles Lao Cai and Lai Chau Provinces. The peak of the mountain is 3,046m above sea level and you can climb the mountain from both Lai Chau and Lao Cai. The route from Lai Chau is easier and travels through dense forests while the route from Lao Cai is shorter and much harder involving climbing vertical rock cliffs. The latter offers you with sweeping mountain vistas and with plenty of opportunities to take photos of the sublime beauty of the mountains, clouds and valleys and of which the information is provided by Paradissa in this travel guide.

Dong Cao - Bac Giang

Dong Cao is a little prairie of over 600m above sea level in Thach Son Commune, Son Dong District, Bac Giang Province. The prairie is 140km from Hanoi and 20km from the center of Son Dong District.

Mount Pha Luong - Son La

Mount Pha Luong, about 2,000m above sea level, is located in Chieng Son Commune, Moc Chau District, Son La Province. The mountain stretches right on the border between Vietnam and Laos, and because of this foreign visitors are to obtain a special permit from the provincial police to climb Pha Luong.

Mount Lao Than - Lao Cai

Lao Cai is home to the highest mountain peak in Vietnam, Mount Fansipan. Nestled at the base of Mount Fansipan is Sapa Town, one of the most popular hill stations in the country. Both Sapa and Mount Fansipan have been turned into a money making machine and lots of constructions have been going on here. The town and the mountain are losing the pristine charm and the adventure travelers are looking for alternatives...

Khau Pha Pass - Yen Bai

Khau Pha is a mountain pass in Yen Bai Province linking Van Chan District and Mu Cang Chai District. The peak of the pass is over 1,200m above sea level and the length of the pass is more than 30km. The summit is covered in fog most of the time. 

Pha Din Pass

Pha Din is a 32-km mountain pass connecting Son La and Dien Bien via Route 6. “Pha Din” in local Thai Language means “Heaven and Earth”. The highest point on the pass is over 1,600m above sea level. The pass is one of the four most sublime mountain passes in northern Vietnam. The other three are O Quy Ho (between Lai Chau and Lao Cai), Ma Pi Leng (Ha Giang), Khau Pha (Yen Bai). 

Bat Xat - Lao Cai

Bat Xat District of Lao Cai Province is located to the north-west of Lao Cai City; bordered by China to the north-east, north and north-west; to the west and south-west by Lai Chau Province; to the south by Sapa and to the south-west by Lao Cai City.

Si Ma Cai - Lao Cai

Si Ma Cai is a remote district of Lao Cai Province. The land is bordered to the north and the west by Muong Khuong, to the south and south-east by Bac Ha and to the north-east by Ha Giang and China.

Muong Phang - Dien Bien

Muong Phang is a valley 30km from Dien Bien Phu City via route 279 (Route 41 during the Dien Bien Phu Campaign), 20km via the mountain path and 10km as the crow flies.

Ho Chi Minh Trail

By 1959, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the elements of what later became known as the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam had realized that it was not possible to have the country re-unified via a general election as stated by the Geneva Accord in 1954, and that  the only way to bring the 2 pieces of the country together again was through a military victory.

Hang Pagoda - Tra Vinh

Hang Pagoda (Cave Pagoda or Tunnel Pagoda) also called Kompom Chray Pagoda is 5km from Tra Vinh Town. The area of over 2 hecta of Hang Pagoda is completely covered in green forest. Hang Pagoda is also home to hundreds if not thousands of birds and storks. Visiting the Hang Pagoda, you will have to be careful not to be bombarded by their droppings which are like rain drops in late afternoon.

Samrong Ek Pagoda - Tra Vinh

The Samrong Ek Pagoda in Tra Vinh is among the oldest Khmer-styled pagodas in the area. The name Samrong Ek means the Lonely Samrong tree which was in front of the pagoda earlier. The Samrong Ek Pagoda is 3km from the center of Tra Vinh Town and is surrounded by forests of high timber trees of hundred years old. The garden of the Samrong Ek Pagoda has statues depicting different stories of Buddhism. Visiting the Samrong Ek Pagoda, the visitors can consult the chief monk on meditation and Zen Buddhism.