Tuyen Quang: Explore Na Hang, The Wild Fairyland Of The Northeast Vietnam

Na Hang is known by many tourists as “the forgotten paradise” because this destination seems separated from the outside world.
January 25, 2023 | 09:12

When we talk about tourism in the Northern mountain of Vietnam, people will think about famous places such as Moc Chau, Ha Giang, or Lao Cai. However, there is one destination that is less known to the public but is worth discovering for its alluring wild beauty and unique culture, which is Tuyen Quang. Specifically, a place in Tuyen Quang is considered an ideal paradise for you to explore during your trip, but not many people know about it. That is Ha Nang.

Na Hang is the name of a district in Tuyen Quang, but it is located farthest from the city center compared to the rest of the districts, which is longer than 100km. Basically, Na Hang is considered a highland district, but out of a total area of 15,000 ha, there is 8,000 ha of water surface here. Therefore, visitors when coming to Na Hang will be able to see the charming scenery of the mountains and water and discover the cultural characteristics of the 12 ethnic groups living in this place.

What's in the wild fairyland of the Northeast of Vietnam?

Photo: Bao Dan Toc
Photo: Bao Dan Toc

Many adventurers and tourists have named this destination “the wild fairyland of the Northeast of Vietnam." There are several reasons for this. The first is because the geographical location is somewhat remote from the city center. The second is the beautiful natural scenery. And finally, according to visitors, there is no Internet or phone signal here, which will make you feel like you are separated from the outside world.

Coming to Na Hang, tourists can choose from many unique places to visit and experience, such as Pac Ta mountain, Coc Vai mountain, Fairy cliff, Ngam Nui Doi, Khuoi Nhi waterfall, or the valleys of pear flowers, plum flowers blooming white in the mountains. Another very famous experience you can participate in Na Hang is paragliding. Paragliding is popular in the Hong Thai commune in the district, and there is a festival hosted here every year called Hong Thai paragliding festival.

Pac Ta mountain

Photo: Toquoc.vn
Photo: Toquoc.vn

If Quan Ba has the symbol of a Double mountain, you will be astonished at the marvelous scenery of Pac Ta mountain in Na Hang, which is considered a famous symbol of this land. The mountain is located next to Na Hang-Lam Binh ecological lake, creating an incredibly charming scene.

The mountain is also known as elephant mountain because, from some angles, its shape looks like a giant elephant under the blue sky.

To fully enjoy the beauty of Pac Ta mountain, visitors can choose to walk around the ecological lake area, row a boat on the lake, or visit the Pac Ta temple right at the foot of the mountain. The local people come to this temple to worship the fiancee of General Chieu Van Vuong - Tran Nhat Duat. After many changes of location and restoration, in 2008, the temple was rebuilt here, and in 2009, it was classified as a National Monument by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Photo: Toquoc.vn
Photo: Toquoc.vn

Mo Waterfall

Mo Waterfall is located between the National Scenic Area Na Hang - Lam Binh Nature Reserve. The waterfall is about 2km long, the highest floor is about 20m. As described by many tourists, from afar, the waterfall looks like soft, white silk flowing down the Na Hang ecological lake.

According to the information page of Tuyen Quang Province Tourism, the waterfall is also associated with the legend of a woman waiting for her husband. Every year, Mo waterfall welcomes thousands of tourists to visit and admire the extraordinary beauty of the place.

Photo: toquoc.vn
Photo: toquoc.vn

Hong Thai terraced field

In Na Hang, a very beautiful place to see terraced fields is the Hong Thai commune. Because of this, the rice season here has become one of the unique tourist sites and improved life for the local people here.

Hong Thai commune currently has a total area of 82 hectares of terraced rice fields, stretching over many villages and along inter-commune roads. The terraced fields are usually very narrow, but each hill usually has about 10 to 20 fields, in some places up to more than 30 steps, the average height of each plot is from 1.5m - 2m. Due to the high mountains, the fields are surrounded by forests, at the junction between the two hills, there are often flowing streams, which is the main source of water for the crops.

Photo: Toquoc.vn
Photo: Toquoc.vn
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