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3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam

Liz Liz

March 22, 2021 | 10:00

Some famous tourist destinations in the North of Vietnam are given the unusual name "Dinosaur Backbone" by backpackers.

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3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam
On the top of Ta Xua Mountain Peak. Photo: My Son La

Ta Xua, Binh Lieu, Mau Son, whose unique names come from the terrain of the trails on the top of the mountains, attract tourists with the breathtaking natural beauty.

Beautiful scenery in Binh Lieu

3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam
It is known as the little Vietnamese version of the Great Walls China. Photo: Bao Quang Ninh

Quang Ninh Province, in addition to the poetic sea scenery, is also famous for its majestic mountains and forests. The highlight of which is Binh Lieu with the road crossing the hills, which is known as the "Little Vietnamese version of the Great Walls in China". It is only 13 kilometers from Binh Lieu town to this road, so the tourists can easily explore the place by motorbike.

3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam
Photo: Bao Quang Ninh
3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam
Photo: Bao Quang Ninh

October and November is the optimal time to visit "dinosaur backbone" Binh Lieu. It is known for ít white reed fields in the majestic, wild mountain scenery and the milestone 1035 is the most popular check-in location for young people.

Ta Xua Mountain Peak- the Heaven of Clouds

3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam
Ta Xua - the Heaven of Clouds. Photo: We check-in

Ta Xua is a mountain peak located between Son La Province and Yen Bai Province. This place is a familiar destination for those who love to explore the North of Vietnam. From Bac Yen town (Son La Province), you will have to travel about 15 km to the "dinosaur backbone" on the top of Ta Xua Peak. However, the road to the top of the mountain is quite dangerous with steep slopes, requiring “mastered” motorcycle skills.

3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam
The "dinosaur backbone" of Ta Xua mountain peak. Photo: We check-in
3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam
If you are lucky enough, you can get the chance to experience the stunning sea of ​​clouds. Photo: We check-in

Here, you will see a “dinosaur backbone”- shaped trail on the top of the 2,800-meter high mountain with precipitous sides. The end of the trail is usually where visitors stop to enjoy the spectacular scenery surrounded by mountains and fluffy moving clouds.

The trail on Mau Son Mountain Peak

3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam
Photo: Hoi du lich

Another "dinosaur backbone" is the tortuous trail on the top of Cha Mountain which is about 45 km northeast of Lang Son city, located in Mau Son Commune, Loc Binh District, Lang Son Province. To explore this place, you have to go through the zigzag and dangerous roads.

3 most splendid 'dinosaur backbones' in the North of Vietnam
In winter, when the temperature is below zero, visitors can see frost and ice covering the walkway. Photo: 24h

People who are not familiar with the terrain might take a long time to reach the trail. However, once get there, you can enjoy the fresh air, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with green grass, peaceful villages amidst the pristine forest.

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