Vietnam - North-Central (Chapter)
This is the North-Central Vietnam chapter from Lonely Planet's Vietnam guidebook.
North-central Vietnam is a poor, traditional region still bearing the scars of the American War. And yet it's also home to the extraordinary cave systems of Phong Nha, the pristine forests of Cuc Phuong and the karst-studded scenery around Ninh Binh.
- Lap up the royal view at Hoa Lu's ancient temples
- Gawk at the limestone monoliths of Tam Coc as you're lulled downriver in a rowboat
- restaurants & accommodation
- Step up to the task and explore the pristine Paradise Cave
Coverage includes: Ninh Binh, Tam Coc, Mua Cave, Hoa Lu, Chua Bai Dinh, Kenh Ga, Van Long Nature Reserve, Trang An Grottoes, Cuc Phuong National Park, Phat Diem, Border Crossings with Laos, Vinh & Around, Cua Lo Beach, Dong Hoi & Around, and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
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