Ba Vi national park is a popular tourist destination for many visitors, Who want to get out noise from the city, get closer to nature and the diversity of ecosystems. This is also famous for many species of plants, rare and precious plants recorded in the Vietnam Red Book. Let’s Go Viet Trip give you more information about Ba Vi to help you have the most exciting and perfect trip.
This is one of the perfect destinations near Hanoi for a visit in a short time. Visitors can go by motorbike, bus, private car or tour.
If traveling by motorbike, there are two different routes you can choose from:
From Hanoi old quarter, follow Tran Duy Hung street, Hanoi (near Big C Thang Long), Thang Long avenue to Hoa Lac overpass, go straight to Viet Nam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, follow the directions to Yen Bai commune.
Starting from Cau Giay district, you follow Nhon direction to Highway 32 to the intersection of Son Tay bus station, turn left to the junction of 105 hospitals. Then go straight to Tan Linh intersection, turn left for more than 3km will arrive.
Don’t forget to ask locals if you are unsure about the road.
If you go by bus, you can choose one of the two bus routes:
• Bus 214 comes from Yen Nghia - Xuan Khanh bus station
• Bus 71 or 74 from My Dinh - Xuan Khanh bus station.
At the end of the bus stop in Xuan Khanh, 5km from Ba Vi, then you should take a motorbike or taxi to continue moving.
By private car (Grab) or tours
This is expensive, but it is really comfortable, and you can have your own space (no need to worry about getting crammed on a bus). Furthermore, a private car will definitely be better for you if you go to a large group.
Ticket price: VND 60.000vnd/ person
Tickets to the Cactus Garden: 20,000 VND / person
Parking fee: 3.000 VND for scooter
Opening hours: 6: 00 a.m to 7: 00 p.m; every day
Ba Vi national park map
The national park is located about 15 km from Son Tay city, and 50 km from Hanoi city center, combined with two districts from Hoa Binh province (Luong Son and Ky Son district) cover 10,814.6 ha.
This is has become a famous place for eco-tourism with beautiful scenery and cool weather.
Especially when viewed from afar, we have admired the picturesque scenery of 3 mountains: Vua (1,296 m), Tan Vien (1,226 m), and Ngoc Hoa (1,120 m)
In the middle of the mountain, many waterfalls are pouring down, forming attractive tourist destinations such as Khoang Xanh, King Pond, Thac Nga, Suoi Ngoc ..., all attracting many visitors.
With a relatively mild climate, the temperature in the year does not differ much, so you can go to Ba Vi any season of the year.
However, the weather from April to October is cool and quiet, and fresh air is the best time to create favorable conditions for organizing sightseeing trips and picnics.
In addition, from mid-November to early December, you can come here to enjoy the beauty of wild sunflowers start blooming, conquering the top of a mountain, or just hiking around.
A beautiful road for hiking
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Because it is pretty close to Hanoi, many young people often go to Ba Vi National Park during the day, hang out sightseeing, and back home. However, a lot of family in the city center still wants to stay overnight and relax on the weekend before coming back to the city center. Here is some advice for you.
Tourism services here are growing. Typically, there are 4-star standard resorts or homestays were built with unique styles for tourists to stay in Ba Vi for two days or longer.
Melia Bavi Mountain Retreat
Standard: 5 star
Price: from 150$-500$/Night
Address: Cote 600m Ba Vi National Park Ba - Hà Nội
Contact: 024 3200 9999
Tan Da resort
Standard: 4 star
Price: from 70 $-85$/Night
Address: Tan Linh- Ba Vi- Hanoi
Ba Vi Homestead
Standard: Homestay- homestead with unique styles
Price: from 15 $- 35$/Night
Address: Thong Nghe-Van Hoa- Ba Vi- Hanoi
Standard: Homestay with unique styles
Price: from 12 $- 30$/Night
Address: Ba Trai- Ba Vi- Hanoi
Ba Vi National Park has many places to camp with large groups. Here are the areas that allow camping for you to choose.
Campsites in Ba Vi National Park:
Pine forest in Ba Vi Resort: With the sloping land and relatively quiet, you will easily find a spacious place to camp between the pine trees that grow close together. You can camp at any location in the area and no charges. You are not allowed to fire a bonfire in this position, opposite the pine forest, which is on the side of Xa Huong restaurant.
Private pine forest in Cactus garden area:
Not as beautiful as the pine forest in Ba Vi Resort, but you can camp overnight, get bonfires, camping cost is 20.000 VND/ person, there is a service for Rent a tent and set a campfire.
Ho Tien Sa:
Located at the beginning of Ba Vi national park will have a turn to the lake. Ho Tien Sa tourist area also rents tents, tarpaulins, and campfire services.
Around the Old French Church:
Around the house, thanks to the vacant grounds, you can camp here, but you can only camp during the day and not stay overnight.
This away the most exciting activity in here, tourists will immerse themselves in nature, and you will feel like entering a completely different world with fresh air, cool and incredibly very quiet for hiking.
Going along a trail from the entrance gate, we will enter the soaring Pine forest; this is a fascinating place to take pictures and set up camping tents.
The beautiful road for hiking
It’s far from the main gate, about 1km. This place is known as the cactus kingdom, with about 1200 varieties from all over the place. This is the cactus garden is recognized as the largest in Southeast Asia until now. Cactus is grown in gorgeous and unique greenhouses.
French-built this project with a bold Western beauty at about 800m (above sea level). Therefore, this stop will bring you lots of exciting things.
This place also attracts a lot of youth people to take photos or selfies because of the mysterious and miraculous background.
Built on the highest mountain of Ba Vi, to visit Uncle Ho temple, visitors will have to go a long way and climb up to 1320 steps. Therefore, the journey to explore here requires good health and a strong spirit to explore more places.
Uncle Ho temple
It’s was built near Ho Chi Minh temple on the Peak of King Mountain and completed in 2010 on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi. The tower consists of 13 floors, 26.9 meters high, on top of large bronze berries.
Bao Thien tower
It’s located on the top of Ba Vi Mountain at an altitude of 1227m, also known as the Palace of the Shrine, is a place of worship of Emperor Tan Vien Son. This place all visitors want to conquer to get the best view from the top of the mountain.
Conquer the top of the mountain
This cave is located at the bottom of a rocky cliff right below the mountain. Due to the impact of nature, the landscape here is gorgeous. In particular, the large platforms line up neatly to form a cave used as a place to worship Princess Ngoc Hoa.
There are many farms raising hill chicken, with the quality of aromatic meat and delicious. Chicken hill is processing into many dishes such as chicken frequency, boiled chicken, roasted chicken with chili, etc.
You can enjoy the specialties of wild boar at Ba Vi restaurants, with many different processing methods such as grilled five-spice, stir-fried, re-vinegar, bamboo shoots, etc.
The vast Ba Vi plateau is one of the largest dairy farms in the country. The products are processed as diverse as fresh milk, yogurt, cheese, caramel, etc.
A specialty accompanying the Ba Vi brand is clean cow and calf farms that have created pure ingredients to create a nutritious and delicious calf dish. The ingredients are simple but with ingenuity created a great dish. Young calves can make lots of delicious dishes like re-calves or stir-fries with pretty simple ingredients. You can’t refuse the invitation of this mountainous specialty.
Fish is one of the famous specialties of Ba Vi, especially the lentils, barbs, and fried fish, etc. to catch this fish is very difficult because these fish are firm and live in the deepest reaches of the river areas. The fish caught are usually from a few kg to even oats, firm meat, delicious, once enjoying this type of specialty will make you unforgettable. Besides that, visitors also can have the chance to try a lot of fresh vegetables, tasty and strange to eat like Tam Bop vegetables, stir-fried Chin vegetables with garlic or soup, banana flower soup, etc.
Ba Vi National Park is always a perfect place for people to escape from the crowded city center and an ideal for a picnic, especially on weekends.
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Author Hoan Nguyen
He has over 10 years of experience working in the tourism sector and operator. He has traveled to many places in Vietnam and around the world.