Vietnam is a country with breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and hospitable people. One of the lesser-known but equally impressive destinations in North Vietnam is Lam Thuong Valley, located in Yen Bai province. This valley is an ideal place for nature lovers and adventure seekers especially the motorcycle touring lovers who want to explore the authentic beauty of rural Vietnam.
Lam Thuong is located in the northwestern region of Vietnam, surrounded by mountains and forests. The valley is home to several ethnic minority groups, including the Hmong, Dao, and Thai, who have lived here for generations. These communities have preserved their traditional customs and practices, which makes Lam Thuong Valley an excellent place to experience the unique culture of North Vietnam.
One of the best ways to explore Lam Thuong Valley is by motorbike. Just join one of our North Vietnam motorcycle tours and you will have chance experience not only the hidden charm of the Lam Thuong valley but also the other beauty in Yen Bai and Northwest Vietnam. Riding a motorcycle with the local guide team of Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert allows you to venture off the beaten path and explore the countryside at your own pace. As you ride through the valley, you’ll be mesmerized by the stunning landscapes of rice terraces, corn fields, and vegetable gardens. The roads are winding and steep, but the views are worth the effort.
One of the highlights of the motorcycle ride to Lam Thuong Valley is the Mu Cang Chai rice terraces, which are considered among the most beautiful in Vietnam. These terraces cover an area of more than 2,200 hectares and are divided into three main areas: La Pan Tan, Che Cu Nha, and Ze Xu Phinh. The best time to visit the rice terraces is during the harvest season, which usually takes place from September to October. During this time, the terraces turn golden, creating a picturesque scenery that’s perfect for photography.
Aside from the rice terraces, Lam Thuong Valley is also home to several cultural sites that are worth visiting. One of them is the Mo Muong cave, which is believed to be the dwelling place of the forest gods. The cave is adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, and its entrance is guarded by a wooden gate that’s decorated with intricate carvings. Another cultural site is the Pha Luong peak, which is the highest mountain in the valley. Climbing the peak requires some physical effort, but the panoramic views of the valley from the top are breathtaking.
In addition to the natural and cultural attractions, Lam Thuong Valley is also known for its delicious cuisine. The local specialties include thang co, a traditional Hmong dish made from horse meat and organs, and xoi ngu sac, a sticky rice dish that’s served with various toppings such as black beans, peanuts, and sesame seeds. You can find these dishes in the local markets and restaurants, which are usually run by the ethnic minority communities. Touring to Lam Thuong with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Expert, we will spend one night at the homestay here to experience the specialities while having dinner with them.
Beside many other “must see” in Northern Vietnam, Lam Thuong Valley is like a hidden gem that’s waiting to be discovered. Let’s contact and join one of our motorbike tours to North Vietnam including Lam Thuong, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the authentic beauty and culture of this valley, which cannot be found in the popular tourist destinations.
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