|Journey from Hanoi to Halong bay. Photo: Hai Doan|
In the North of Vietnam, there are 4 places where foreign tourists usually want to visit when they go to Hanoi. They are:
1. Sapa in Lao Cai, 340 kilometers from Hanoi to the Northwest
2. Dong Van - Meo Vac Plateau in Ha Giang Province (there’s also known as Vietnam’s Pole North, 440 kilometers from Hanoi to the North)
3. Trang An- Tam Coc Bich Dong- Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh Province, 90 kilometers from Hanoi the South
4. And Cat Ba Island in Hai Phong City being far 160 kilometers from Hanoi to the East.