Fresh nature at Dong Cao, Son Dong, Bac Giang
Fresh nature at Dong Cao, Son Dong, Bac Giang

Bac Giang Travel Guide

Bac Giang of Vietnam is a hilly province, 50km from Hanoi. Geographically, Bac Giang belongs to the Northeast of Vietnam. Bac Giang is completely off the tourist track, and almost no good travel guide or tourism information is provided to the travelers about the province.

While most foreign travelers would give Bac Giang a miss planning their trips to Vietnam, the province is a real charm to the adventure travel enthusiasts at AdventureGreen. The province is home to a number of villages with vanishing occupations and with untouched traditions. There are 20 ethnic groups like San Chay, San Chi, Kinh, Tay, Nung, Dzao,...with rich cultural heritage. Their villages are not visited by tourists mostly.

Son Dong, Bac Giang, Vietnam
Son Dong, Bac Giang, Vietnam

There are also interesting history lessons to be learned at Xuong Giang, Lang Giang, Yen The… and other old battlefields in Bac Giang.

To the north of the province, there are high mountain peaks as well as patches of primeval forests at Luc Nam, Luc Ngan, Son Dong,... which are ideal for trekking, hiking trips and for ecotourism. At Son Dong District, there is a little prairie at Dong Cao that provides excellent opportunities for camping and photography.

While the cultural heritage has been untouched in Bac Giang, there has been illegal logging and poaching in the province, which has led to the ongoing disappearance of forests and wildlife. It is also worrisome that at some tourist attractions tourism starts spontaneously that bring no good to the local communities nor to the local natural environment.

Adventure Travel & Ecotourism, Things To Do and Tourist Attractions in Bac Giang

1/ Tho Ha Village
The villagers of Tho Ha Village used to make ceramics and they make crab noodles nowadays. The old occupation still leaves vivid marks in the architecture in the village. A lovely walking tour of the village brings you back in time visiting an amazing community in northern Vietnam. AdventureGreen offers half a day tour to Tho Ha from Hanoi.

Tho Ha Village in Bac Giang Province of Vietnam
Tho Ha Village in Bac Giang Province of Vietnam

2/ Then Village (Village of violinists)
The Then Village is in Thai Dao Commune, Lang Giang District which is 70km northeast of Hanoi (over 10km east of Bac Giang City). Villagers are farmers who have kept on playing the violin for generations. Visiting the village, you’ll be able to tune in the sweet melodies by these amazing farmer violinists. If you are a musician or a music enthusiast, a half a day trip to the Then Village can bring you unexpected joy.

3/Dong Cao Prairie
The prairie is 600m above sea level with cool climate all year round with endless pastures, rolling hills… Once on top of the prairie, you’ll be charmed by a sublime landscape of several mountain ranges all around you stretching to the horizon. Dong Cao is a great destination for photography and for relaxing time amid pristine nature.

Dong Cao Prairie is in Thach Son, Son Dong District, 140km northeast of Hanoi.

Son Dong, Bac Giang, Vietnam
Son Dong, Bac Giang, Vietnam

4/Khe Ro Forest and Tay Yen Tu Nature Reserve (West Yen Tu Nature Reserve)
Primeval forest with mountain peaks offering breathtaking views. There are trekking trails for those who love more active adventures. Local inhabitants include ethnic groups of Tay, Nung, Cao Lan, San Chi.

Luc Ngan, Bac Giang, Vietnam
Luc Ngan, Bac Giang, Vietnam

 

Luc Nam, Bac Giang, Vietnam
Luc Nam, Bac Giang, Vietnam

AdventureGreen.com has a number of adventure tours including photography trips, hiking and trekking tours and bike adventures through the villages and forests of Bac Giang Province. It is our manifesto that all our trips are based on responsible and sustainable tourism, we insist on protecting the natural landscapes and cultural heritage of all attractions covered on the itinerary.

All our tour guides and travellers are committed to educating and disseminating responsible travel to the local communities and other tourists we encounter on our trips. AdventureGreen also encourage local people to take part in providing service to our travellers such as providing food, homestay…

How to get to and how to get around Bac Giang
Bac Giang is 50km northeast of Hanoi via Route 1A, 100km southwest of Lang Son City via route 1A.