When traveling to Bac Kan, you can not only admire beautiful natural landscapes such as Ba Be lake, Pac Bo cave,… But this place also has many other attractive destinations that fascinate visitors. Prominent among them is Bach Thong, a mountainous district with many majestic landscapes and unique indigenous culture. Let’s explore this beautiful land with Origin Vietnam.
1. Where is Bach Thong?
Bach Thong is a mountainous district with a strategic location right in the center of Bac Kan province. About 15 km from Bac Kan city and about 190 km north of Hanoi capital. With geographical location:
- The East borders Na Ri district.
- The West borders Cho Don district.
- The South borders Cho Moi district and Bac Kan city.
- The North borders Ngan Son district and Ba Be district.
2. How is Bach Thong unique?
Bach Thong is a new potential tourist destination of Bac Kan province. Coming to this land, you will be immersed in the beautiful landscape of rolling mountains and forests, romantic waterfalls and enjoy the cool atmosphere.
Besides, Bach Thong also has many historical and cultural relics, of which 02 national historical relics are Na Tu Historical Relic and Phu Thong Fort. These historical and cultural relics add to the beauty of this mountainous land and make visitors love them even more because of the rich history of formation and development of Bach Thong.
In particular, Bach Thong also preserves and preserves the unique traditional cultural beauty of ethnic groups through folk cultural festivals, Then, Sli, Luon Loi, Pa Dung singing melodies, etc. Bach Thong has 03 recognized intangible cultural heritages, including: Cap Sac ceremony of the Dao Tien people, dancing and singing of the Tay people, Pa Dung singing of the Dao people.
3. When is the best time to travel to Bach Thong?
Traveling to Bach Thong is beautiful in any season, all four seasons possess their own unique beauty. However, if you are a long-distance tourist, it is best to go from September to April next year.
At this time, the weather is cool and you will have the special opportunity to enjoy the famous Quang Thai tangerine specialty during the harvest season. This type of tangerine is quite rare and only available in small quantities in Bach Thong.
If you go in the spring, you have the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, trees sprouting, flowers blooming, and the whole space seems to be wearing a “new shirt”. Moreover, this is also the time when traditional festivals of ethnic minorities here take place. You will have the opportunity to participate and experience many interesting activities.
In the fall, you can admire the endless fields of ripe rice in the harvest season, the entire large area shines with an eye-catching golden color.
Note: You should not go to Bach Thong during the rainy season because bad weather and floods can put you in danger and your travel experience will be less enjoyable.
4. How to get to Bach Thong?
4.1. From Bac Kan city
Because it is located adjacent to Bac Kan city, moving to Bach Thong is very easy. From the center of Bac Kan city, you move along Highway 3 north about 15 km to reach Bach Thong.
The road is quite convenient so you can travel by motorbike or car. In Bach Thong, there are also branch roads 257 and 258 connecting to other famous tourist destinations such as Cho Don, Ba Be, Pac Nam,…so it is very convenient for your journey to explore in Ba Be National Park tour.
4.2. From Hanoi
From Hanoi, move to Bac Kan in two directions:
- Follow old National Highway 3 (about 3 hours travel time, accessible by car and motorbike).
- Follow the Hanoi – Thai Nguyen highway then continue on National Highway 3, about 2 hours (can only go by car). Passenger buses depart from My Dinh station (Hanoi). You can choose bus companies running the route Hanoi – Bac Kan or Hanoi – Cao Bang.
When you arrive in Bac Kan city, you can rent a motorbike to continue to Bach Thong according to the instructions above. Because the distance is not too far, traveling by motorbike will give you the opportunity to admire the natural beauty on both sides of the road and be proactive in your sightseeing schedule.
5. Sightseeing in Bach Thong
5.1. Phu Thong Fort historical site
Phu Thong Fort is located right in the center of town, only 19 km from Bac Kan center. This is one of the relics recording the historical mark of the resistance war against the French colonialists.
Phu Thong Fort is known for the glorious Spring – Summer 1948 campaign of the Vietnamese army and people. Currently, this is a place that attracts tourists because of the historical stories handed down from ancient times to the present.
5.2. Giang Pass
Giang Pass is located right on Highway 3, bordering Bach Thong district and Ngan Son district. Everyone will know the road where resounding battles took place during the resistance war against the French by the Vietnamese army and people.
Giang Pass is also a place recognized as a national historical site. Many tourists are delighted by the majestic and magnificent beauty of the surrounding mountain landscape and clear blue sky. In particular, this place also creates a new feeling for tourists because of the skillful curves of the highway.
5.3. Room Waterfalls
Room Waterfall is an indispensable tourist destination for tourists. Because this place offers scenery like no other, it is a combination of waterfalls, rivers, streams, rocks and mountains.
Cool natural landscape rooms mixed with the fresh air of trees help visitors relax and refresh when coming here. Room Waterfall will bring you mental relaxation, helping you reduce fatigue after long, tiring days of work.
5.4. Na Tu historical relic site
Similar to the Phu Thong Fort historical site, the Na Tu historical site also carries profound wartime stories and imprints of ancient enemy battles.
But here, there is a more unique feature when there is a stilt house area commemorating Uncle Ho, a stele house, a youth volunteer camp, etc. When you come to Bach Thong, you should visit all the historical relics here to understand deeply about the resistance story of Vietnamese soldiers and people in the past.
5.5. Phieng An village
Lying on the peaceful Cau River, the Dao village in Phieng An (Quang Thuan commune) is peaceful and poetic, along with its unique traditional culture, which are the highlights that attract tourists to visit and experience. .
Coming to Phieng An village, the first impression is the year-round guava gardens laden with fruit mixed with the green of the tea garden with an area of nearly 15 hectares. On both sides of the village’s main road are roses and chrysanthemums blooming.
Phieng An has 23 households with 4 ethnic groups living together, of which the Dao people account for 90%. The unique cultural values of costumes, language, and good customs are still preserved and promoted by the people here in daily life and production. This is also a unique cultural feature that attracts tourists every time they set foot to explore Phieng An.
5.6. Vang Ang Waterfall
Not far from Phu Thong town is Vang Ang waterfall, located in Vi Huong commune. Every summer, many tourists come here to explore and experience. What people love is the wild beauty of the mountains and forests. The cascading waterfalls from the top of Phja Booc mountain flow down one after another, carrying cool, fresh water, dispelling the worries and sadness of life. live a normal life.
Around the Vang Ang area are Tay and Dao communities living together for many generations. With the natural beauty bestowed by nature, Vang Ang is truly an ideal destination for those who love to explore nature.
6. Specialties when visiting to Bach Thong
Bach Thong not only has many attractive attractions, but the culinary world here is also extremely rich, making visitors fall in love. The first dish that you must try when coming to Bach Thong is Chinese sausage.
6.1. Bach Thong sausages
The smoked sausage here is made from clean pork and marinated with ginger that only grows on local rocks, so it is very fragrant and has a special flavor. Bach Thong sausage, enjoyed with wild vegetables, is a famous specialty here that you will never forget once you have the chance to taste it.
6.2. Black canarium
Don’t forget to try black canarium fruit and dishes made from this fruit. According to the Bach Thong travel experience of backpackers, this is an experience worth trying, black canarium fruit has a rich and completely delicious taste. It is a natural fruit so it is very safe for health.
6.2. Quang Thai Tangerine
If you come to Quang Thai tangerine season, you definitely won’t be able to miss the opportunity to enjoy this rare sweet specialty. With thin skin, sweet and special taste, Quang Thai tangerines have a unique aroma that cannot be found anywhere else.
7. Accommodation when traveling to Bach Thong
Most accommodation establishments in Bach Thong are concentrated in the Phu Thong town area, making it convenient for tourists to move between tourist destinations. If you travel to Bach Thong, you can refer to some of the accommodation facilities below.
- Manh Son Guest House. Address: Phu Thong Town, Bach Thong, Bac Kan.
- Kim Loan Guesthouse. Address: Main Street, Phu Thong Town, Bach Thong, Bac Kan.
- Nhat Nhat Guesthouse. Address: Khuoi Sa village, Tu Tri commune, Bach Thong, Bac Kan.
- Nhu Ngoc Guesthouse. Address: Main Street, Phu Thong Town, Bach Thong, Bac Kan.
- Manh Kien Guesthouse. Address: Nga Ba Street, Phu Thong Town, Bach Thong, Bac Kan.
Traveling to Bach Thong, you will not only discover unique cultural features and famous landscapes but also have the opportunity to enjoy rich cuisine… These are the reasons why tourists only come to this place one time that I will never forget.
If you are planning your Bac Kan tour to Bach Thong, please immediately contact Origin Vietnam. We are a professional tour operator with a team of experienced, dedicated, and thoroughly knowledgeable consultants and local tour guides. We will guide you on a tour of Vietnam to discover Bach Thong, providing exciting experiences and creating lasting memories for you.