Lang Son – Vietnam (Travel guide). Lang Son town & sightseeing hill near the town.

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Lang Son is an important strategic point on the border with China.

Lang Son province (Lạng Sơn) with its capital of the same name is located 140 km northeast of Hanoi. You can get there from Hanoi by bus or train. However, if you take the train, you will see more of the gorgeous mountain scenery. The history of the province is associated with the Bronze Age, when a trade route passed this city, that connected trung quốc (Guangzhou) with India. The economy is 80% dependent on agriculture & forestry, and also on mineral resources. An important spice that is grown is star anise having the aromatic lanceolate leaves.

Lang Son đô thị is suitable only as a short stopover.

Just a short distance from Lang Son, it is possible khổng lồ visit Tam Thanh Pagoda. Below this point is Nhi Tanh cave. A Spring Festival is held here every year on January 15. Games và religious ceremonies attract a lot of visitors & travellers. Nhi Tanh cave is 500 m long, it is a spectacular stalactite cave và it looks like the caves of Ha Long Bay. You can go in lớn the cave by stairs from the pagoda. Thanh nhà Mac is a hill, which also belongs to the historical west part of the town.
Thanh công ty Mac in Lang Son.

Lang Son has practically no visiting foreign tourists.

Above the town of Lang Son you will see the rock in the shape of a woman who holds a child – Vong Phu. According khổng lồ legend, this woman is waiting for a man who went to lớn war và waited so long she petrified to stone. Lang Son town has held Ky Lua market every 2nd và 7th day according to the lunar calendar, where you can meet many ethnic minority people of the Tay, Dao, Nung, và Hmong.

Accommodation in Lang Son

Dong Dang town is an historical monument at the border with China.

Dong Dang has a rich war history, & it is also known for its devastation. There is the Dong Dang border gate with đài loan trung quốc in Dong Dang town, also known as The Gateway of Friendship (Youyi Guan). Vietnamese and Chinese residents pass through the gate so they can sell food & items in another country.
Women from Red Dao – Lang Son (Photo „Red Dao“ from Wagner T. Cassimiro „Aranha“ licenced under CC BY 2.0.)

About 30 km from the town is the fascinating Mau Son mountain.

The highest point – Mau Son mountain is 1,600 meters above sea level và attracts lots of travellers. Mau Son mountain fascinates everyone, it’s one of the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia and Vietnam. You will see many stone houses from the time of French colonization in Vietnam. During the winter, this region can be covered with snow and it can be very cold. There will be a cable car build in 2017.

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The old military base was built at Mau Son mountain.

A few years ago it was still closed for motorcycles, but it is now mở cửa for travellers và visitors. In this area you will see many stone villas from the period of French colonization, but some of these villas are closed for visitors. During the winter, this area may be covered with snow, and the roads can be difficult lớn pass. At the beginning of the 20th century a military base was built as protection from the enemy of China.
The road khổng lồ the Mau Son mountain in Lang Son province.

Do not forget to lớn visit the valley & the agricultural area of Bac Son.

Another stunning place khổng lồ visit is the valley of Bac Son, which is not far from Lang Son town, about 70 km. The whole valley is surrounded by mountains ranging in height from about 500-1,200 meters. The đứng đầu of the mountains can be accessed from here, and you will be fascinated by the view of the whole area. The valley is covered by rice fields, flowing rivers & lakes. In Bac Son you can find some typical homestays of local residents. One of the most beutiful view khổng lồ the area you will find on the Nà Lay peak and it is not so hard khổng lồ climb there.

Book Tickets from Hanoi khổng lồ Lang Son

Bac Son Valley offers an amazing landscape views and typical homestays.

The second biggest ethnic group in Vietnam – the Tay, live in Bac Son district, but also in Lang Son province. The total area of the Bac Son valley is almost 700km² . There is a very fertile land suitable for agriculture, rice and sweet potatoes or corn are grown here. Agriculture is the main source of income for local residents. When to visit Bac Son? The best time to lớn visit Bac Son is from August-September, rice fields are spectacular before the harvest season.
Bac Son valley in Lang Son province.

How khổng lồ travel from Hanoi to Lang Son:

From Hanoi to lớn Lang Son by train or bus:

travel by train from Hanoi khổng lồ Lang Son takes about 4 hours (train tickets costs about $3-4/pp)you can also travel by VIP car or Van (ticket costs only about $11/pp, check Baolau & book tickets online)bus tickets from Hanoi khổng lồ Lang Son cost about $6-8/pp (eg. Hoang Long, bus tickets at 12go.asia)

From Hanoi by train to lớn Nanning in đài loan trung quốc (via Lang Son):

a popular travel route by international sleeper MR1/T8702 train of Vietnam + đài loan trung quốc Railwaystravel by train from Hanoi – Gia Lam Railway Station khổng lồ Nanning via Lang son takes about 12 hours
Soft seats và berth cabin in train (photo: Baolau).

How lớn travel from Hanoi lớn Bac Son:

There should be a bus from My Dinh bus station in Hanoi (20 Phạm Hùng, Mỹ Đình).This bus is running probably only in the morning (You have lớn ask at the station for the exact time), but you need khổng lồ verify this information before you leave Hanoi.Bus tickets from Hanoi lớn Bac Son you can buy at the My Dinh bus station.

Weather in Lang Son, when to go:

 Accommodation in Lang Son:

Lang Son town offers mid-priced hotels & lots of Nha Nghi guesthouses.

A few recommended hotels in Lang Son:Vi’s Boutique HotelSong Long HotelMuong Thanh HotelHoa biển cả HotelVinpearl Hotel

 Places of Interest in Lang Son:

Nhi Thanh caveTam Thanh pagoda, Bac Le TempleThe Fortress of the Mac DynastyTo Thi Mountain & Phu VongThành công ty Mạc historical placeKy Lua market & festivalĐông gớm MarketMau Son mountain & surroundingDong Dang cityFriendship gate in Dong Dang – Youyi GuanĐền chủng loại in Dong DangBac Son valley (Nà Lay peak, homestays, villages…)Keng Tao Cave (Hang Keng Tao) in Bac Son DistrictChi Lang Border (Ải đưa ra Lăng)

 Lang Son – tourist map: