Lang Son riverside

Lang Son

Lang Son Province is located in the North-East of Vietnam, sharing the border with Cao Bang Province to the north, with China to the north-east, with Quang Ninh to the south-east, with Bac Giang to the south and with Thai Nguyen and Bac Kan Provinces to the west. The provincial capital of Lang Son is Lang Son City, 160km from Hanoi, 130km from Cao Bang.

 Lang Son City Vietnam
The idyllic riverside of Lang Son City Vietnam

Lang Son is by far only a stop-over for travellers on a journey to or back from Cao Bang and Bac Kan Provinces, while the province and the city itself deserves more time.

Tourist attractions and what to see in Lang Son

Lang Son Province is a mountainous region and inhabited by a number of ethnic minorities including the Tay, Nung, San Diu, Hoa...which has huge potential for adventure tours, trekking tours with homestay. Mau Son Mountain with peaks of over 1,500m above sea level could be built into a hill station for relaxing holidays. Lang Son also has the mountains of Huu Lung, Chi Lang, Na Sam, That Khe...which are historical sites and which are great for motorbike adventure tours.

 The center of Lang Son City
The center of Lang Son City

The city of Lang Son is a scenic one. Though it's a huge commercial hub between Vietnam and China, Lang Son City still has the tranquility and freshness that not many cities in Vietnam have. There are the Nhi Thanh and Tam Thanh Caves in town and the To Thi Mountain with walls of the former Mac Citadel (16th century). You could easily spend the whole day touring the caves and to have rock climbing or mountain climbing on the To Thi Mountains. From the peak of the mountain, you will be charmed by the panoramic picture of the city surrounded by green mountains.

 Ky Lua night market in Lang Son City
Ky Lua night market in Lang Son City

Recently, there are few new 3* and 4* hotels which may make your stay here more of a luxury experience. Still, fine-dining and street-dining in Lang Son are among the poorest in Vietnam with food mainly ranging from meat to oily food. Hopefully, with more tourists spending more time in Lang Son City, the restaurants in town would offer better dining experiences.

 Mau Son Mountain, Lang Son Province
Mau Son Mountain - Lang Son Province

Tours in Lang Son

Para'dissa offers adventure tours and motorbike tours through Lang Son with 1 or 2 nights staying in Lang Son City.

Na Sam Town, Lang Son Province
Na Sam Town, Lang Son Province

 

Road to the Chinese border from Lang Son City
Road to the Chinese border from Lang Son City