8 things to do in Hanoi’s outskirt for new experience

Talking about things to do in Hanoi, besides popular attractions inside city, places that are not too far from the city center are very suitable for you to explore with your friends and loved ones on a picnic or camping trip. If you want to new and close to nature  experience, please check-in these places that GoAsiaDayTrip suggests below.

  1. Tram Mountain – Things to do in Hanoi

Nui Tram is located about 30 km south of Hanoi, in the area of Phung Chau Commune, Chuong My District, which is a suitable destination for trekking or picnicking on the weekend. The mountain is likened to “mini karst plateau in the heart of Hanoi”.

Tram Mountain is the popular place for picnic
Tram Mountain is the popular place for picnic

To admire the scenery of Tram Mountain, you should climb mountains and enjoy the romantic scenery of the Day River. Tram Mount is not high, but the cliffs are white, climbing is always exciting for your adventurous.

Go to Tram Mountain to set up camp, fire and start cooking and go around the mountains to admire nature. The highlight of Tram Mountain is probably the old trails that were created by the people here climbing mountains over time.

  1. Quan Son Lake

Ho Quan Son ecotourism is only 50km away from the city center, so you can fully own a trip that saves both time and money.

Quan Son is the tranquil place for relaxation
Quan Son is the tranquil place for relaxation

Sitting on a small boat floating on the water, you will be able to admire the panorama of scenery painting, which is both majestic, poetic with the Lion Island, Voi Phuc hill, Giang Xe mountain tops, reflecting in the surface of lake, beautiful as a small Halong.

The Quan Son tourist area has also marked many cultural and ethnic areas, traditional festivals and pure life style of the village in Vietnam. Natural beauty, pure and wild is what makes the attractiveness of Quan Son.

  1. Kim Boi Hot Spring 

Other things to do in Hanoi’s outskirt is enjoying weekend in Kim Boi Hot Spring. It is a natural hot mineral spring in Mieu Da Hamlet, Ha Cai Commune, Kim Boi District, Hoa Binh Province, about 70 km from Hanoi, along Highway 6 and 30 km from Hoa Binh City. This is a resort location near Hanoi, very suitable for weekend 2 days 1 night.

The warm water and the smoke rising around you will make your body feel comfortable and relaxed after a tiring day.
The warm water and the smoke rising around you will make your body feel comfortable and relaxed after a tiring day.

There are a lot of leisure activities in the resort. Activities related to the natural hot mineral springs of this place include mineral bath, mud bath, jet shower, healing and therapeutic services … In addition, visitors will enjoy the quiet space, wonderful cool nature of this place.

After the mineral bath, you can roam, rest in the garden space cool with small leaf nest nestled under the trees shady, makes a pleasant feeling.

Fresh nature and many specialties of Muong people such as: pigs, fried stream fish, buffalo meat cooked with banana leaves, chickens cooked banana, chicken soup sour with bamboo shoots, mountain goat, bamboo sticky rice…

Tu Son nine waterfalls
Tu Son nine waterfalls

Kim Boi is not far from 9 famous waterfalls in Tu Son which is often referred to as Tu Son nine waterfalls. Tu Son waterfall is located in Kim Boi nature reserve with beautiful scenery, attractive many travelers.

  1. Dong Mo resort

Just 40km from the center of Hanoi, Dong Mo resort is considered as the most exciting and affordable place for young people. Dong Mo has two famous places that are very popular with tourists, Phuong Island with huge green forests, suitable for outdoor activities such as fishing, catching chickens, … and the ideal camp site Son Tinh Camp with the coordination of team building work in Hanoi.

Overnight in Son Tinh Camp is the great experience with your friends
Overnight in Son Tinh Camp is the great experience with your friends

There are a lot of things to do in Hanoi’s entertainment area. You can choose from a variety of entertainment options such as camp fire, racing, canoeing, adventurous games in the forest.

In addition, you can combine with some attractions around other attractive tourist attractions such as cultural villages of ethnic groups in Vietnam. This is the place where the population of Vietnam’s ethnic groups is reconstructed. At this point you only pay for the car and free to visit or rent a car to travel to your favorite places.

To Son Tinh Camp, you can rent camping tent overnight for $10 / 2 people, rent barbecue for $ 7 / small oven and $ 11 / large oven

  1. Ba Vi

Talking about things to do in Hanoi, taking photo is always on the top list. One place that can give you many beautiful photos is Ba Vi National Park. Only 40 km from the center of the capital, it is home to a charming landscape, the forest embraces the three highest peaks of Mount Vua and Tan Vien and Ngoc Hoa of the Tan Vien range.

Pine forest is always the favorite place to take photo
Pine forest is always the favorite place to take photo

Small pine forest in Ba Vi is extremely beautiful, taking pictures beautifully. You can drive in or walk through concrete road in the pine forest. This place also has a beautiful view, overlooking the whole plain below.

Cactus garden is also the must-come place in Ba Vi
Cactus garden is also the must-come place in Ba Vi

Ba Vi also has gardens, small scale but quite diverse species of plants. Here you have just been visited, just learned how to cultivate, fertilize plants that is very interesting and useful.

A day of exploring Ba Vi gentle and ideal will help you regain the spirit and motivation to work quite effectively.

  1. Ha Long Bay

Almost at any time of the year, you can also travel to Ha Long Bay, which will be best from April to October. The weather in these months is quite cool and pleasant.

Ha Long is definitely on the top things to do in Hanoi's outskirt
Ha Long is definitely n the top place to come near Hanoi.

To Ha Long Bay, tourists can take a cruise to admire the scenery. You will see hazy mist as in the dream, crystal clear sea water reflects the image of the island in the distance.

In addition, you can take a boat, kayak or take a dip and watch the beautiful coral reefs. This place is also suitable for wildlife tourists, not crowded like other places.

Ha Long also has a large cave system, each cave has its own beauty and the stories attached to it.

  1. Duong Lam ancient village

Duong Lam is the interesting place outside city center
Duong Lam is the interesting place outside city center

If you are seeking for some stranger things to do in Hanoi, let’s go to Duong Lam. Duong Lam is one of the ancient Vietnamese villages dating back over 300 years. The village is fascinated by ancient red tiles, brick streets, beehive walls, or wells, communal courtyards.

With the architecture of bold Vietnamese culture, this place brings you the experience of an ancient culture of the Vietnamese.

  1. Mai Chau

Mai Chau valley with its undulating terraced fields and the stilts close together with colorful brocade cloths have created an attractive space for tourists to stay.

Whole view of Mai Chau from above
Whole view of Mai Chau from above

In Thai villages, listening to their legendary tales, watching them weave brocade, playing musical instruments will bring you wonderful experiences. At the same time, the travelling devotees can find the White pass, which is loved recently to have the most virtual pictures.

These are some attractive places near Hanoi center for you to have new experience. If you don’t like to go far but still want to try something stranger inside city center, please refer Special activities like local people here

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