Northern Vietnam - 2019

Overland from Hanoi to Sapa more or less following the Chinese border. Hanoi, Bac Son, Meo Vac, Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Bac Ha, Sapa to end at Halong Bay.
Bac Ha Festival  Bac Ha Festival - music and dance are the norm of the day. - June 01, 2019 Bac Ha  Gorgeous performer at the annual festival at Bac Ha - Northern Vietnam. - June 01, 2019 Bac Ha welcome  A colourful welcome by traditional dressed ladies at the Bac Ha show. - 01 June 2019. Bac Ha performers  The festival will include a street festival, gathering more than 400 artists from communes in Bac Ha district, a bicycle tour through plum-growing areas and flower valley, and a rose and wine fest at Hoang A Tuong Palace. 01 june 2019
Beauties at Bac Ha  Bac Ha is an attractive tourism destination in Vietnam’s northern region. I loved staying here. - 01 june 2019. Ao Dai ladies  Bac Ha White Plateau Festival to take place in early June. - 01 june 2019 Bac Ha Festival  The Bac Ha festival aims to promote the unique cultural value and tourism potential of Bac Ha district. - 01 june 2019 Traditional lady  Different groups of tradionally dressed people get on stage at the annual Bac Ha festival. - 01 june 2019
Bac Ha Festival  Apart from the stage performers, the highlight of the festival is a horse race in the streets of Bac Ha. - 01 june 2019. Colourful dressed up.  Colourfully dressed op lady at the market of Bac Ha. - 02 june 2019 Bac Ha Minorities  Minorities chatting at the market of Bac Ha - 02 june 2019 Bac Ha market  Vietnam's northern region is dotted with colourful minorities. 02 june 2019
Bac Ha market  In the rugged mountains of northwestern Vietnam, the town of Bắc Hà holds a big, bright and busy market every Sunday. - 02 june 2019 Mother and child  Bac ha Market Nestled in the northern hills of Vietnam exists one of the best ethnic markets in all of Southeast Asia. - 02 june 2019 Chatting  Bac Ha town is famous for its rural market every Sunday, which is not only a trading place, but also a venue for cultural exchange among local people. 02 june 2019 Minorities at the market  On the one hand, Bắc Hà market is a fascinating spectacle. 02 june 2019
Bac Ha market  Attracting hundreds of colourfully dressed ethnic minorities from the surrounding countryside, Bac Ha market is perhaps the most colourfull of the entire region. 02 june 2019 Bac Ha market  Bac Ha market is very well known in the area for its color painted to local hill tribe people. 02 june 2019 Little girl  Mèo Vạc is a rural district of Hà Giang Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam. - May 30, 2019 Family visit  Experience life with a Hmong family - May 31, 2019
Quan Ba Heaven Gate  The North of Vietnam is indeed beautiful, outstanding with mountainous area. Seen here, Quan Ba Heaven Gate with on the right, the breast of Vietnam. - May 31, 2019 Local girls  Hà Giang is a province in northern Vietnam, bordering China. It's known for its forested limestone and granite mountains. May 30, 2019 Colours of rice fields  The Quản Bạ Valley has green hills and caves, and is the location of the Quản Bạ pass, also known as Heaven's Gate for its panoramic views over terraced rice fields below. - May 31, 2019 Local girl  Local girl at Ha Giang having a bite. - May 31, 2019
Rice paddies  Rice fields at Sapa Valley - 02 june 2019 Rice wine  During our visit, I was offered a strong home-brewed rice wine. 01 june 2019 North-Vietnam-13  Driving along the pass to Ha Giang, I came across this friendly woman. - May 31 2019 Sapa Valley  Sapa Valley still remains fairly untouched to mass-tourism. - 03 june 2019
Ma Pi Lrng Pass  The Mã Pí Lèng Pass is a mountain pass on the Highway 4C in the territory of Pai Lung and Pa Vi commune, Hà Giang province, North Vietnam. May 31, 2019 Ha Giang kids  We distributed cookies to the kids of Ha Giang. May 29, 2019 Innocent kid  Little boy wondering who is coming to visit his village - May 28, 2019 Beautiful ladies performing  Pretty girls performing at the Bac Ha festival. - June 01, 2019
Walking in the rain  The quiet Vietnamese town of Sapa is home to different ethnic tribal groups. June 03 2019 Sapa Valley  The whole area of Sapa is blessed with awe-inspiring natural beauty. - 03 june 2019 Sapa Valley  Sapa welcomes a diverse range of visitors, attracted by the highland tribes, iconic rice paddies and forest treks. 03 june 2019 Chatting ladies  There are five main ethnic groups in Sapa: the Hmong, Dao, Tay, Giay and Xa Pho. - 03 june 2019
Young mom and child  Hiking and enjoying nature is the name of the game in Sapa. While enjoying a beer during our trek, I spotted this cute girl. 03 june 2019 BBac Ha market  Ethnic woman at the Bac Ha sunday market. June 02 2019 Vu, our assistant.  This is Vu, our pretty assistant from President Cruises. June 04 2019 Halong Bay  Halong Bay seen from Sung Sot Cave. - 04 june 2019
Planting Rice  The first time that I visited Sapa was back in 2000. Then again in 2014 and now 5 years after for the third time. I could'nt believe my eyes how the small town developed with heaps of hotels. June 04 2019 Seaplane adventure  We decided to end our Northern Vietnam road trip with an aerial flightseeing over Halong Bay. June 05 2019 Halong Bay night  Halong Bay shortly after the sun dissapeared - June 04 2019 Happy performer  Happy performer at the colourful Bac Ha Festival - 01 june 2019
Exploring Ha Giang  Unlike neighboring Sapa, the Ha-Giang loop is an under the radar destination. -  June 01, 2019 Having a beer  Having a beer at a local pub in Sapa with our local guide and driver. June 02 2019 Sapa Valley  The scenery of the Sa Pa region in large part reflects the relationship between the minority people and nature. This is seen especially in the paddy fields carpeting the rolling lower slopes of the Hoàng Liên Mountains. 03 june 2019 Sapa Valley  Young girls offering me hand-made bracelets. Sapa - 04 june 2019
Halong Bay sunset  There's magic in the air after the sun goes down over Halong Bay. - June 04 2019 Sung Sot Cave  Sung Sot cave is the most famous cave in Halong Bay which is in the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage area. Sung Sot cave means Surprised Cave or Amazing Cave. June 04, 2019 Halong Bay  We had chosen to sail Halong Bay, overnight on board the newest vessel operated by President Cruises. 04 june 2019 Sung Sot Cave  5 years after I went to visit Sung sot Cave, I stood here again at the very same spot overlooking  Halong Bay. 05 june 2019