Vietnam - Northwest (Chapter)
This is the Northwest Vietnam chapter from Lonely Planet's Vietnam guidebook.
The northwest is Vietnam's most dramatic and mountainous region - a landscape of towering peaks, fertile river valleys, and scattered villages that are home to the colourful Dzao, Black H'mong, and Flower H'mong ethnic minorities.
- walk misty mountain trails through sublime scenery around Sapa
- escape busy Hanoi to go trekking, kayaking and biking around Mai Chau
- make for the minority markets around Bac Ha - a blaze of colour when the Flower H'mong are in town
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Hoa Binh, Mai Chau, Son La, Tuan Giao, Pa Khoang Lake, Dien Bien Phu, Muong Lay, Lai Chau, Sapa, Lao Cai, Bac Ha and Ha Giang Province.
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