Must-visit attractions in Quang Ninh province (Part 1)
Considered “Vietnam in miniature” thanks to the gathering of Vietnam’s significant features, the top land of the Northeast region of the country possesses its unique values as well. This place is well-known for the extraordinary beauty of the Ha Long Bay world natural heritage site, Ha Long Bay, its neighboring Bai Tu Long with equal magnificence, and more than 500 historical sites, monuments and exquisite landscapes.
Ha Long Ciy - A tourism paradise
As the capital of Quang Ninh province, Ha Long city is considered a "tourist paradise” renowned for Ha Long Bay which was twice recognised by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage. There are a range of long white-sand beaches, and plenty of poetic and famous monuments and landscapes such as Bai Tho Mountain, Tran Quoc Nghien temple, Long Tien pagoda, Sun World Ha Long Complex, Tuan Chau International Tourism & Recreation Complex, etc.
If visitors love to admire the splendid beauty of natural landscapes, experience high-class entertainment games, play golf on courses with stunning scenery, taste special dishes made from fresh seafood, Ha Long city should be the best option.
Cam Pha Mining City
The mining city of Cam Pha has long been well-known for many open-pit coal mining sites and a long-lasting culture showcased in various hundred-year old streets where the majority of residents work at coal mines. The city is now boasting a brand new tourist draw, the resort of Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh which offers Japanese-style healthcare tourism service with hot spring baths.
Cam Pha-based Bai Tu Long Bay is located immediately northeast of Ha Long Bay and appears to be equally magnificent to this world heritage site; dreamy beaches of Quang Hong and Luong Ngoc will surely bring visitors the sense of deep relaxation.
Uong Bi - The city of sunrise
Uong Bi city is home to the Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscapes which includes Yen Tu mountain where King Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308) after defeating foreign invaders, gave up his throne, put on a monk's robes and established a typical Buddhist sect named Truc Lam Zen Buddhism with its Vietnamese unique identity. Thus, this is an ideal place for those who seek for inner calm and peace.
Also, visiting Yen Trung lake tourist site, travellers will be lured by the pristine beauty of pine forests lying next to wandering roads and the large freshwater lake. This picturesque scenery makes for a great tranquil getaway from the bustle of urban life.
The primary dot of brushstroke to draw the map of Vietnam
Located in Mong Cai border city which has 70 kilometers of Vietnam-China land and sea borderline, Sa Vi cape is dubbed by the general public “the primary dot of brushstroke to draw the map of Vietnam as it is the country’s northeastern-most point. Sa Vi annually attracts many nature-lovers who wish to make trans-Vietnam journeys or those who simply find a serenely beautiful place.
It’s great to enjoy the time at Tra Co beach, one of “the most lyrical beaches in Vietnam”, where people find it relaxed to enjoy the fresh air, walk on a wide and plain beach with white and smooth sand, or experience the daily life activities of local fishermen and enjoy delicious seafood cooked in an indigenous way.
Apart from such wonderful sites, many visitors to Mong Cai city like taking in the sights of busy trading activities or cultural exchanges on Ka Long border river.