The region of Bac Ha, in the
extreme North of Vietnam is situated among lofty plateaus
700m in altitude, right on the border of China. The region
has a year round temperate climate.
Various ethnic minorities populate Bac Ha, most of them
Flower Hmong, Phu La, Tay and Dao. In Vietnam, Bac Ha is one
of the main places for tourism, visit thanks to its original
villages, which adorn the hillsides and its wealth of
rolling, luscious paddy fields, not to mention its vibrant
daily markets, alive with colour and excitement.
Bac Ha is accessible from Hanoi either by road or by train.
The most comfortable option is to take the night train
(starting in Hanoi at night, arriving in Bac Ha the
following morning). The discovery of Bac Ha can take one or
two days: visit the village markets, hike in mountains,
spend several days trekking in the hills between the