Lang Son is a mountainous province based in north-eastern Vietnam, about 154km from Hanoi from the road and 165km from the railway. The province shares border with China in the northeast, Quang Ninh province in the southeast, Bac Giang in the southwest, Thai Nguyen in the south west and Bac Kan is the west.
How Lang Son is unique?
Lang Son terrain is largely low hills. The average height is 252m over the sea level. The lowest point is 20m from the south of Huu Lung district, and the maximum point is Mau Son Mountain with 1541 m large. Mau Son is located about 30km from Lang Son city. Amazing view by mountains, sometimes has snow in winter. The most attractive in Lang son is Bac Son valley.
These mountains, along with the valley’s paddy fields. Bac son become one of the most famous tourist site in Lang son for visitors. These are many activities in Bac son like. trekking, photograph, homestay. you may interest tours to Bac Son here.
Lang Son climate features the tropical monsoon climate of the North Vietnam, the average temperature is from 17 to 22°, C, the temperature of the coldest month can fall down 5°, C or below 0°, C. The yearly average moisture of Lang Son is from 80 to 85%, lower compared to other regions in the country. Lang Son situates in the northeast region, therefore the average rainfall is 1200 – 1600 mm. The only place with the rainfall more than 1600 mm is Mau Son inland region. Na Sam and Dong Dang Lang Son – the arid regions of the North.
Found in the tropics monsoon climate, even at the slopes of the hills of the Northeast region, Lang Son has an ample network of rivers. The density of the river varies here from 0.6 to 1, 2km/ km2. There are 5 river in Lang son province as Ky Cung River, Thuong River, Luc Nam River, Tien Yen – Ba Che River and Na Lang River.
How to go to Lang Son?
It’s about 180 km from Hanoi to the Northeast and the traffic is very convenient so visitors can choose to move to Lang Son in 3 ways.
- Travel by local bus: You can go to My Dinh wharf, Gia Lam or Luong Yen to pick up the car to Lang Son with the fare ranging from 100,000 – 170,000 VND / person.
- Lang Son travel by train: You can choose Lang Son – Dong Dang route departing from 6am or 9h45 with the price from 80,000 – 115,000 VND / person
- Lang Son tourism by private transfer: According to those who have experience in Lang Son, you can move along the roads of Hanoi – Bac Ninh – Bac Giang – Lang Son or according to QL5 and then onto 1A road.
Sightseeing in Lang Son city
What is Lang Son tourism good for? Lang Son is not only a famous city for markets. But also attracts tourists about the magnificent and beautiful natural landscape that nature has bestowed on this land. Here are some of the most famous tourist attractions that you should not miss when visiting Lang Son:
Tam Thanh pagoda – cave
Belonging to Tam Thanh ward, Lang Son city. It is the most famous landmark of Lang Son. The cave has many natural stalactites with many unique shapes that attract the curiosity of visitors. Tam Thanh pagoda contains many cultural values and in particular still retains many valuable artifacts. Such as the Amitabha Buddha image during Le – Mac dynasty.
To Thi Mountain
Located in the scenic beauty of Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh. Associated with the common lore of To Thi. Through the years this also became a place of worship and worship of the people here.
Ai Chi Lang
This is a famous tourist destination in Lang Son. Ai Chi Lang is a place to record traces of many heroic historical victories of the nation. Along with the rugged terrain, the land is considered as a wall of Thang Long citadel in blocking the famous expeditions. With a monumental and monumental scale. Ai Chi Lang is considered a beautiful landmark in Lang Son that you cannot ignore.
Mac Dynasty Wall
Located in Tam Thanh Ward, Lang Son City, this is a military architectural monument reflecting the feudal period of Vietnam. With the road from the foot of the hill to the city gate with straight steps. Where you will admire the panoramic view of Lang Son city.
Phap Ve flagpole
This is an interesting destination that visitors will once again go from one surprise to another. Although newly built, it can be said that this is a project of great significance, flagpole located right in the center of Lang Son city, standing above you can see the whole city.
Huu Nghi international border gate
Huu Nghi International Border Gate is an international border gate of Vietnam located on the Vietnam-China border. This is the connecting point of Nam Ninh – Hanoi highway, which is an important bridge in developing economic relations between Vietnam and China.
Markets in Lang Son
Discover Lang Son without experiencing famous shopping markets in Lang Son such as Ky Luu Night Market, Dong Kinh Market, Tan Thanh Market … it is a big shortcoming.
Coming to the border area, you will not only be immersed in the numerous landscapes. But you will surely enjoy the most shopping space in the North. We hope that Lang Son tourism experience will bring you a pleasant and happy journey to Lang Son.