The Best Camping Sites in Viet Nam (Part 1 - The Northern Viet Nam)

There's no excuse to miss out on Vietnam's most popular camping spots if you're a huge fan of the outdoor activities. Combining your camping trip with discovering Vietnam's natural beauty through hiking or trekking will be one of the best ways to get up close and personal with the country's amazing landscapes.


Here are recommended places for Camping in the North of Vietnam.

Ham Lon mountain - Hanoi

Ham Lon Mountain, located in Soc Son Town and roughly 40 kilometers from Hanoi's city center, is a wonderful area to enjoy the outdoors. Ham Lon Mountain, stands at 462 meters and is known as "the top of Hanoi."

Campers can set up camp among the streams or at Nui Bau Lake, which is located at the foot of the mountain.

Those seeking a challenge can trek to the mountain's peak, which takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Camping Sport Dong Mo - Dong Mo lake, Son Tay, Hanoi

Dong Mo Lake is 45 kilometers from Hanoi's center, at the foot of the Ba Vi Mountains. It is a very appealing destination for local and international visitors that enjoy nature and golf. Dong Mo Lake has long been a source of water for the Son Tay region. The lake is home to more than 20 islets.

It's ideal for a family or group of friends who want to watch the sunset over the lake, go fishing, kayaking, or stand up paddle board (SUP) during the weekend.

If this is your first time camping, Camping Sport Dong Mo is a great location to start.

Ba Vi National Park - A lot of interesting thing to see and do

Ba Vi National Park is only 60 kilometers from Ha Noi and can be reached in about 2 hours by motorcycle or car. The climate of Ba Vi Mountain is pleasant all year. You can visit Ba Vi National Park at any time of year because each season has its own unique charm.

The ideal months to visit are either April through September, when the weather is dry and cool, or November through December, when the gorgeous wild sunflowers begin to blossom.

Ba Vi National Park is always an ideal weekend picnic place for those who want to escape from the bustling and crowded capital city.

Dong Cao Plateau, Bac Giang

Location: Thach Son commune, Son Dong district, Bac Giang province (about 150 km from Hanoi capital).

The Dong Cao Plateau is located at a high elevation of around 1,000 meters above sea level. Huge forests, strangely shaped ancient rocks, and the moment of sunrise flying through the misty clouds floating over the mountains are all attractions. The Plateau's ruggedness and purity make it an ideal camping spot for adventurous travelers. It offers flat area that is ideal for camping, and people can light a campfire and cook their own meals.

Cuc Phuong National Park, Ninh Binh

Location: Nho Quan District, Ninh Binh Province, about 120 kilometers to the south of Hanoi

Cuc Phuong National Park is an outstanding camping spot in Ninh Binh, as well as an area for scientific research and natural reserves. There are also camping tents accessible for overnight stays. While camping in Cuc Phuong National Park, you can seek assistance from the park's staff. However, no campfires are permitted. And, before you travel, make sure the weather permits are in place.

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