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Just 80 kilometers or so to the southwest of the capital city, Hoa Binh is a place where one can "get lost" in quiet, romantic landscapes. To make your choice of a weekend getaway location in the northern mountainous province easier, here are three recommendations.

1. Hoa Binh hydropower plant

This might sound like a strange getaway destination, but a pleasant surprise awaits visitors to the nation’s largest hydropower plant. An inside tour of the factory allows a glimpse into the engineering feats behind providing power for daily life, from households to big factories.

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In this area, an 18 meters tall statue of President Ho Chi Minh and a memorial to Vietnamese citizens and Soviet experts who made great sacrifices to building the plant allow visitors the space for some quiet reflection.

Visitors can pay VND20,000 ($0.87) per person for an outside tour of the plant. A detailed visit of the plant costs VND50,000 ($2.16).

During the rainy season, from May to October, visitors can see the power plant operate in full gear, but over the rest of the year, a visit to this place opens up other attractions like the Bo waterfall, the Long Vuong (Sea God) Temple, the Ba Chua Thuong Ngan (Regional Goddess) Temple and nearby ethnic minority villages.

2. Da Trang Mountain Pass

About 47 kilometers southwest of the Hoa Binh hydropower plant, the Da Trang Mountain Pass is a stop that visitors should not miss.

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The pass has become well known for the white limestone that gives the impression of snow-covered peaks. Those heading to the tourism hotspots of Mai Chau District, Hoa Binh Province are always enticed to stop at the pass. If they have it, a flycam will allow visitors to get a panoramic picture of the place.

North of Da Trang Pass, the Ba Khan Commune is also a highly recommended destination since it offers travellers breath-taking views of nature's rug and raw beauty

3. Lac Village

Lac Village in Mai Chau District is about three hours drive from Hanoi. It is a destination that offers both a superb picnic setting and an opportunity to observe the lives of the Thai ethnic minority community at close quarters.

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Travellers need to pass the 12-kilometer Cun slope before arriving at Lac Village. The higher you go, the more spectacular the landscape. Standing on the mountain slope looking down at the white cloudy beach that obscures the land below is an unforgettable experience.

After that, venturers will meet the Thung Nhuoi Pass where the sight of the beautiful valley with stilt houses in the middle of the space gives you the feeling of being in another world.

Cherry blossoms dot the hills by the village, lush green bamboo clusters sway in the wind, and rice fields seem to stretch endlessly. The scenery is both breathtaking and calming. Talking to the friendly residents further deepens the sense of an unhurried life that is a tonic that gently reenergizes the spirit.

At the end of the day, visitors can enjoy a meal prepared by the locals with local ingredients like rice, fish from the local lake, wild boar and wine. And the meal can be enjoyed while watching Thai women perform their traditional dance.

If you feel like spending more time, outdoor camping, homestay accommodation and hotels are not difficult to find. For the outdoor experience, it is advisable to come prepared with warm blankets, mosquito nets and favorite books.

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  • Mai Chau - Pu Luong
    Thuy Pham was very knowledge about the tour and super organized to ensure that I have the best experience from the tour. Mai Chau - Pu Luong was amazing with all the nature scenes and the friendly Thai minority in the village. I got to learn a lot of cultures in the area and how they are similar and different from the rest of other Vietnamese in the country...
    Mr. Tai Trinh - USA
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    Ich bin selbe Vietnamesen, und auch sehr oft nach Vietnam reisen. Aber erstes Mal ein Tour von Reisefirma buchen. Erstaunlich, es war viel besser als erwartet. Zuerst, wir können richtig gut essen, zweite, wir bleiben immer fit mit sehr gute Zeitplannung. Ich muss noch mal Danke sagen und bis bald Vietsensetravel.
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  • Excellent organization
    We made trip for 25pax with VietSense Travel. From the first email we understood that it is our company, our friends and our Vietnamese guides to history, sense and soul of this country.
    We traveled for 8 days from North to South trough the country, made best points of view with great gastronomic accents and nice hotels. The program was made for us individually according to our wishes and budget.
    VietSence Travel is the team of professionals - reliable, friendly and always ready to help in any issue. Surely recommend if you want to get great travel experience in Vietnam!
    Anastasiya Popovich - Ukraine
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    Wow. A trip of a lifetime, we closed the trip six months before they took care of all the details even the smallest, their drivers are careful, the excellent guides explained everything to us with a smile and patience. We were taken to clean restaurants. Thank you so much from Israel.
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  • My visit was from 6/1/2019 to 6/6/2019
    ...My family of three really liked the tours Halong & Ninh Bình 2019 from Vietsense Travel. Travel consultant Thuy Pham, tour guides Viet & Dung gave us great experiences from these tours. The sight seeing were beautiful and amazing. We loved the foods, places that we had seen. They treated us so nice. Also, the drivers, boat guides were great. We will recommend these tours from Vietsense Travel. If we ever come back to Hanoi, we definitely will book tours from Vietsense Travel again...
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  • Five Star Tour Agency with Excellent Service from Ms.Thuy Pham, Travel Advisor
    ...Words simply cannot express the awesome job Ms.Thuy Pham did in planning every detail personally. She gave us more than 100% of her attention before the trip and during our time. We shared almost a personal relationship during the process that we even met for lunch in Hanoi! Thuy took the time to share our travel experiences mid-way through the trip. That gave us a true feeling of “Vietnam Hospitality”...
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