Recommendations for Trip to Bac Son Valley in Harvest Time

Bac Son Valley is located in Lang Son Province, about 160 km from Hanoi City center. Thanks to its flat terrain, the field in Bac Son town are quite advantaged to grow rice. In the harvest time, the field is covered with the golden color of rice. And it is truly a breathtaking scenery that attracts many tourists come to the town for sightseeing and photographing.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to “hunt” the harvest in Bac Son is from July to November when the fields covered with a stunning golden color. Otherwise, travellers can visit Bac Son all time in the year because the valley feature different beauties in different seasons.


From Hanoi, travellers can easily get to Bac Son in the direction of Thang Long Bridge, Noi Bai, Soc Son, crossing Thai Nguyen Province or the route Thanh Tri Bridge through Huu Lung. It would take about 4-5 hours moving from Hanoi to Bac Son District.

Upon arriving at Bac Son town, visitors should ask for direction to Na Lay mount, where traveller can have the most fascinating view of a large area in Bac Son Valley. Tourists can park their vehicles in local house with a fee of US$ 1 – 2 per day to hike the mountain.


If arriving at Bac Son late in the afternoon, visitors should book a room in a guest house or a homestay. The price for a night there is very reasonable, just about 10US$. However, for those who would like to admire Bac Son Valley from a high in early morning, hiring a tent and spend overnight on the top of Na Lay mountain. First, visitors need to ask for permission of the guards in the house near the phone wave tower there. Don’t hesitate because they are very friendly and willing to help in need.

Suggested Itinerary

Travellers should wake up early in the morning to observe the magical aurora in the valley. The poetic scenery in slight sunshine will be an astonishing experience in the trip.

On the way back to Hanoi, visitors can pay a visit to Quynh Son communal resort nearby the valley. It is a Tay village where is home to many local stilt houses with characteristic architecture of Tay people. Most of the houses are harmoniously mixed with the beauty of nature here create a stunning scenery to admire. In this visit, tourists will be amazed by the rustic charm of the vast rice fields.

Necessary Items

In case of overnight in tent, travellers should bring food, water, flashlights, thin blanket, lighters, raincoat, and hiking shoes.

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