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.

Ly Thuong Kiet Campaign 1951

Ly Thuong Kiet Campaign by Viet Minh in 1951 also known as Nghia Lo Battle was a military operation to remove the French posts at Nghia Lo in Yen Bai. All Viet Minh's attempts were without success, but the operation left good lessons to Viet Minh's commanders and soldiers. And they did show that they learned the lessons through their susequent campaigns...

Viet Minh's North West Campaign 1952

April 1952, Raoul Salan was appointed to be the Commander in Chief of the French Forces in Indochina after the death of the predecessor De Lattre and the defeat of French forces in the Battle of Hoa Binh.

Mu Cang Chai – Yen Bai

Mu Cang Chai is little known to foreign visitors to Vietnam, but for Vietnamese photographers and young travelers that is where they go for photography of stunning golden rice terraces in late September and early October. You come here during this time, everywhere you turn you'll be dazzled by the softly curved lines of the golden rice terraces on low hills just by the roadsides, deep down by the riversides, on the brinks of the ravines, on the vast mountain slopes towering up and stretching all the way to the horizon…

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.