In the famous novel “The Quiet American” of Graham Greene, Phat Diem was described that the cathedral was "more Buddhist than Christian". Indeed, this church was constructed in the Sino-Vietnamese style, blended with stone walls built in the European neo-Gothic style.
The Pu Luong national nature reserve is located in the Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts of the Thanh Hoa province, about 5 hours by car from Hanoi. This reserve, which covers an area of 17,662 ha, was founded in 1999 and is considered to be the largest forest area on karst in northern Vietnam.
Located in Bac Can Province, 240 km from Hanoi, Ba Be lake is one of the biggest fresh water lake in Vietnam. The lake bed is made up of limestone with millions of crags and crevasses that are ideal for a large variety of marine life - there are over a hundred of species of freshwater fish in the lakes. It spanning over 500ha with 8km long, and 2km wide at its widest spot.
Ha Giang stone plateau specific karstic stone geology, or widely known as Dong Van stone plateau interests people for it insuspiciously extreme natural landmark site.
Travel from north to south from Oct 17 to Oct 30, 2017
In short: Paris - Hanoi - Mai Hich Village - Pu Luong Nature Reserve - Tam Coc - Halong Bay - Train to Hue - HoiAn - Tra Que Village - Saigon - Mekong - Cho Lach - Can Tho - Saigon - Departure flight