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Sam Chiem Steppe

When mentioning Bac Kan, we often think of beautiful landscapes formed by nature. Such as caves, freshwater lakes, primeval forests, with famous landmarks like Ao Tien, Puong Cave and Ba Be Lake. But only few people know that, in the mountains of Northwest Vietnam. There is Sam Chiem Steppe, also known as Khuoi Luong – a beautiful, dreamy camping spot in Bac Kan with lush green grass slopes. Discover the beauty of this spot with the Origin Vietnam travel team as follows.

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1. Where is Sam Chiem steppe?

Sam Chiem Steppe is probably a relatively new tourist destination. This destination is a complex of grasslands and endless green grass hills located in Hiep Luc commune, Ngan Son district, Bac Kan province, Vietnam. This place also has another very sweet name, which is Love Hill. About 35 km northeast of Bac Kan city center and about 200 km north of Hanoi capital.

2. How is Sam Chiem Steppe unique?

Not too famous, but this beautiful hill filled with lush green is often whispered about by tourists and often comes to enjoy weekends in harmony with nature. This area has mountainous terrain with many rolling slopes. However, in the middle there is a small trail so visitors can conquer it by motorbike. In addition, if you go camping with a lot of belongings, the car can also drive to the destination.

This beautiful steppe has been around for a long time. But has only recently become famous. If you want to find a spacious, cool and fresh place to breathe fresh air. Especially escape from the pressure of life, noise and dust in the city. Then Sam Chiem is the place you must visit once beside Ba Be National Park in Bac Kan.

3. When is the best time to visit Sam Chiem Steppe?

The climate in Ngan Son has clear seasonal differences with the rainy season lasting from May to August. And the dry season lasts from September to April of the following year. You can go to Sam Chiem Steppe in Bac Kan from September to April next year. This is the ideal time for sightseeing and camping. Because the climate is mild, cool and pleasant due to being surrounded by mountains and forests.

Around the first month of the lunar calendar every year. There are often festivals of highland ethnic groups. If you travel to Ngan Son at this time, you will have the opportunity to learn about the uniqueness of the culture as well as explore the cuisine. reality of the people here.

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4. How to get to Sam Chiem Steppe?

4.1 From Hanoi to Bac Kan city

Bac Kan city is about 160 km from Hanoi via National Highway 3 passing through Thai Nguyen. Currently, the Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Cho Moi expressway has been opened, so the time to get to Bac Kan only takes about 2 hours.

You can choose suitable bus routes to Bac Kan. Because most of these buses depart from My Dinh bus station in Hanoi.

4.2 From Bac Kan city to Sam Chiem steppe

Tourists depart from Bac Kan city along Highway 3 towards the Northeast for about 26 km, then at the intersection of Deo Giang Victory Relics, they meet Highway 279. You turn left onto Highway 279 and continue moving about 19 km to meet There is a fork with signs leading to Sam Chiem steppe, you turn right and continue moving about 5 km more to reach your destination.

5. The beauty and activities of Sam Chiem steppe

What is so beautiful about the Sam Chiem steppe in Bac Kan that so many young people are so fascinated? This is an area consisting of many undulating hills and lush grasslands stretching far and wide. This place is a part of the picture of Ngan Son district, both majestic and magnificent, yet dreamy and dreamy, making everyone who comes once will always remember it fondly.

Compared to famous steppes in Vietnam such as Dong Lam, Suoi Thau,… Sam Chiem is no less beautiful. The first time you set foot here, visitors will be surprised by the green color of grass covering the hills, from one hill to another. In places where tourists often visit, a small brown trail will form on the green grass.

Surrounding the Sam Chiem steppe in Bac Kan are vast expanses of forest far away. The further you go, the darker the blue becomes, containing a mysterious beauty. Because this is a high hill area with many trees, the temperature is very cool, suitable for outdoor experiences and camping. It’s a great for adventure tour Ba Be National park lover.

In Sam Chiem, there are many lush grasslands, so local people also let their cattle come here to graze. The picture of Bac Kan nature is even more beautiful, lyrical, and seductive than ever. There is no need to do anything too complicated, visitors come here to admire the scenery, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy the beautiful scenery, which is enough.

However, with the beauty that mother nature has bestowed, Sam Chiem steppe is truly a camping spot in Bac Kan not to be missed. There have been many small families and groups of young people who brought tents to set up camp here and spent truly happy and peaceful holidays together.

Is a worth visiting Sam Chiem steppe?

If you just want to have fun during the day, you can bring a tarp to spread on the grass, add some fruit cake so you can enjoy the food and enjoy the scenery. To easily have a beautiful set of photos, remember to choose pretty canvas sheets and wear clothes that match the scene. Just do that and you’ll have beautiful photos to bring home.

Don’t worry about picnicking here, it will be hot and sunny, scattered on this steppe there are green trees growing in clusters. You can choose to sit there. As for tourists who want to camp and hunt for clouds, you should set up your tent in a beautiful location to be able to see the entire beauty of the romantic Sam Chiem steppe.

When night falls, you can light a campfire and organize a barbecue here. In the vast expanse of heaven and earth, you can chat with relatives and friends, tell each other happy and sad stories, eat, drink, play games, etc. All will be wonderful experiences for everyone.

6. Specialties when traveling to Sam Chiem steppe

When traveling to Sam Chiem steppe, visitors will not only admire the beautiful and poetic natural landscape. But you will also have the opportunity to enjoy the specialties of this land.

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6.1 Bac Kan specialty sour shrimp

Sour shrimp is a familiar dish in the daily lives of Bac Kan people. Because in the past, the Ba Be Lake area had a lot of shrimp, so our ancestors came up with a way to pickle them to preserve them longer. The specialty shrimp dish has a unique and delicious taste, both fatty and sour and spicy, stimulating the taste buds. Local people often eat this dish with boiled pork leg or pork belly, accompanied by a plate of sour star fruit, green bananas, polyscias fruticosa…

6.2 Ba Be grilled fish

Grilled fish is another delicious dish created from the rich produce of Ba Be Lake. Local people often choose small fish the size of a thumb, both similar to goby and similar to flatfish in the lowlands, to grill. Cooked fish meat has a sweet taste, when you eat it you immediately feel its freshness. Crispy grilled fish is often dipped in chili sauce, enjoyed with a cup of fragrant corn wine.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Sam Chiem steppe

When traveling to Sam Chiem steppe, if you do not want to camp overnight here, you can choose accommodation facilities in Na Pac town. It creates favorable conditions for tourists to move between different destinations in Bac Kan.

  • Trung Duc Guesthouse. Address: Area 1, Van Tung commune, Ngan Son, Bac Kan.
  • Hai Huong Guesthouse. Address: Sub-zone 2, Na Phac Town, Ngan Son, Bac Kan.
  • Hieu Hien Guesthouse. Address: Sub-zone 1, Na Phac Town, Ngan Son, Bac Kan.
  • Duy Hien Guesthouse. Address: Thuan Mang commune market, Ngan Son, Bac Kan.
  • Hai Chau Guesthouse. Address: Van Tung Commune, Ngan Son, Bac Kan.
  • Huan Dung Guesthouse. Address: Sub-area 2, Na Phac Town, Ngan Son, Bac Kan.
  • Thuy Linh Guesthouse. Address: Van Tung Commune, Ngan Son, Bac Kan.
  • Hai Yen Guesthouse. Address: Area 2, Van Tung commune, Ngan Son, Bac Kan.
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8. Some important notes when traveling to Sam Chiem steppe

  • Sam Chiem steppe with its fresh, peaceful and vast beauty will open its arms to welcome all tourists here to sightsee, camp and experience. To have a perfect time here, you should choose dry, rain-free days to avoid affecting your activities.
  • The entire beautiful steppe is covered with green plants and has a pure beauty, so visitors should pay attention to cleaning up trash after coming here. If you see trash left by someone, don’t hesitate to clean it up to return nature to its natural green color, to keep Bac Kan a beautiful green place.
  • In addition, tourists who want to take beautiful photos must wear clothes with bright colors such as white, beige or other vibrant colors that stand out against the green background of the grasslands here. If needed, you can bring an umbrella, flowers, books, etc. to create beautiful photos that you like.

Sam Chiem steppe with fresh green hills and vast scenery is the ideal place for outdoor activities for all visitors. Depending on your preferences, you can come here to camp, take photos or immerse yourself in nature, leaving behind the worries in life.

If you are planning your tours in Vietnam to Sam Chiem steppe, immediately contact Origin Vietnam – a professional Vietnam tour operator. We will take you on a journey to explore the travel beauty of Bac Kan with interesting experiences and unforgettable memories.

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