In the previous post, we’ve talked about the beauties of South Central Coast, located in Central Vietnam, and now, we’re going to continue exploring Central Vietnam. In this post, we’ll lead you through the treasures of North Central Coast that you’ll fall in love with.
This region consists of six provinces spreading from the east coast of the Vietnam, all the way to Laos in the west. Let’s take a look at the tourist offer of this area.
The Imperial City of Hue, Ngu Binh Mountain, and Perfume River
If you find yourself in Hue, make sure not to miss visiting the Imperial City, Ngu Binh Mountain, and Perfume River, which are its three main tourist attractions.
The Imperial City represents a palace located in the citadel and it is a valuable memory from the time when Hue was the imperial capital. It took more than 200 to build it and it was a symbol of financial stability and power for a long time.
Ngu Binh Mountain, also known as Ngu Mountain, is four kilometers away from the city and yet it offers intact nature, an ancient pagoda, and a palace. Its appearance is especially interesting because the mountain itself symmetrically comprises two small mounts, Ta Bat Son and Huu Bat Son.
Perfume River surrounding the mountain and flowing through the city of Hue was one of the main sources of inspiration to Nelson DeMille who wrote novel Word of Honor (1985) that talks about Hue and the river.
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
The fact it’s protected by UNESCO speaks a lot about this park of nature. Situated in a limestone zone, it is protected not only because of its incredible rock formations but also because of numerous caves and grotto systems. In the area of the park, there’s more than 300 of them!
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park is also famous for the diverse ecosystem of the limestone forest of the Annamite Range. Additionally, numerous explorers have stated that the area of this national park is home to the largest cave and the largest underground river in the world.
Ha Tinh Province
If you’re looking forward to visiting temples and handicraft villages, you should find some time for exploration of Ha Tinh Province. This province is home to numerous artisans. In Minh Long, you’ll be able to see people making products from iron, while in Cam Trang main product is pottery. In Ho, Vietnamese produce clothes, and in Thai Yen, the main handicraft material is wood.
The most impressive temples and pagodas in this area are Bich Chau, Huong Tich, Tam Lang, Cua Dieu Tower, and Yen Lac pagodas. Additionally, in Ha Tinh Province, you may take advantage of some pretty nice beaches.