Admiring Bac Son in Ripe Rice Season

About 160 km from Hanoi capital, Bac Son is a small town fascinating people in Lang Son province. Bac Son Valley has the majestic beauty of the rolling mountains, but also poetic by the soft river strip crossing the rice paddy fields.
Admiring Bac Son in Ripe Rice Season

When is the most beautiful period in Bac Son?

The period from July to November of the year is considered the most suitable time to visit Bac Son. At this moment, the whole valley is filled with the golden color of the rice fields that are bright and ripe.

Other seasons in Bac Son are also beautiful. Coming here, you will admire a land full of fresh green color of young rice spreading and the stilt houses in the middle of the sky.

What should be prepared for a trip to Bac Son?

You should bring the necessary items for climbing such as jackets, shoes, hats, boots, insect repellent, food to along the way. Also, if you intend to camp overnight, do not forget flashlights, blankets, lighters ...

The roads to Bac Son

The road to Bac Son is very flat, there are not many dangerous slopes like Hoang Su Phi, Mu Cang Chai... so it is suitable for all kinds of vehicles, even if you want to travel by bicycles.

By passenger car/ bus: You can go to the bus station in Hanoi to buy a ticket to Lang Son with prices range from 100,000 VND - 170,000 VND / person depending on the quality of the car. After arriving to Lang Son bus station, you can take a taxi or a motorbike taxi to move to Bac Son valley.

By motorbike, private car: You can choose one of the following roads:

  • From Hanoi, follow Nhat Tan Bridge - Vo Nguyen Giap - National Highway 18B - Ha Noi - Thai Nguyen - Bac Son.
  • From Hanoi to the direction of Thang Long - Noi Bai - Soc Son - Thai Nguyen - Bac Son.
  • Thanh Tri Bridge - go along the direction of Lang Son (about 100km) - to Huu Lung, ask for the road to town - until you see the sign "Vo Noi Stone Exploitation Company" turn to Yen Vuong - Bac Son

Accommodation in Bac Son

Bac Son is one of the main tourist attractions of Lang Son, so it is not difficult to rent motels or hotels at the foot of the mountain. On average, each room here is priced at around 200,000 VND per night.

Many people going to Bac Son in the ripe rice season often choose homestay accommodation with food service because prices are quite reasonable. In addition, if there is a need to enjoy local art and culture, you can contact the stilt house owners to arrange activities in the evenings.

However, to facilitate the activity of seeing panoramic view of the golden rice-colored valley from dawn until sunset, you can rent or bring tents to camp on the top of Na Lay mountain.

The journey to see the ripe rice in Bac Son valley

To admire the whole beautiful scenery of the golden rice fields in Bac Son, you should spend a full day. Bac Son rice has unique beauty and is impressive thanks to being surrounded by limestone karst mountains running endlessly. Dawn and sunset are the best time to contemplate the beauty of this place.

The rice in Bac Son is not planted by the time, there are pre-harvested plots and harvested plots, so the green and yellow patches will alternate, creating a beautiful natural picture. Especially, after the summer rains, the whole field in the valley will be filled with water, creating beautiful scenery, sparkling like gold inlaid.

Around the area, clouds and mountains are intertwined, somewhere far away are the villages of the Nung, Dao and Tay people located near the foot of the mountain, ... all of these make the space here become more romantic, peaceful.

Besides seeing ripe rice, you should not ignore the other attractions such as Thac Dang Mo, Quynh Son village or Nong Luc communal house in Bac Son.

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