Ha Giang

The majestic nature, innocence of children or bright eyes of the elderly are several things of Ha Giang province that always impress not only first-time visitors but also frequent tourists to this northernmost province. Ha Giang people are mainly of the H’Mong, Thai, Lo Lo, La Chi ethnic minorities. The cultural characteristics in the locals’ daily life will give visitors memorable experiences.

Ha Giang province. Photo: Lieu Lam

The natural wildness has been attractive to young couples who love exploring. Being famous for the karst plateau, Ha Giang looks breathtaking during the ripening rice season on terraces and especially in late fall when purple and pink triangle oats are in full blossom. 

A field of triangle oat. Photo: Tung Duong

Triangle oat, a kind of cereal plants, is annually planted by the locals after the summer-fall rice crop. At present, this kind of flower is in full blossom on the mountain side in Pho La commune, Dong Van district. 


Hanoi is a stop which is familiar with many tourists to Vietnam. In autumn, the capital city of Hanoi has a new coat and autumn is also the best time of the year. Tourists can walk along streets with fallen golden leaves such as Phan Dinh Phung, Hoang Dieu or Kim Ma. 

Returned Sword Lake. Photo: Trung Vo

In Hanoi, tourists should visit the old quarter, snaking through small alleys to savor tasty food. In the afternoon, tourists can sit in a sidewalk café to enjoy the cool air of the capital city. In the evening, walking around the Returned Sword Lake or driving around the West Lake and then tasting a bowl of rice porridge with pork ribs or a plate of stir-fried noodles with beef are ideal. 

A street corner in Hanoi old quarter. Photo: Trung Vo


November is the time that autumn is the most obvious in Hue city. The weather during this time is relatively pleasant with less rains; therefore, tourists may find it convenient to explore the city. Firstly, when in the city, tourists should visit tombs of kings among interesting tourist attractions of the city. Besides, what must taste in Hue are its food specialties, such as Hue noodles with beef, Nam Pho banh canh (a kind of soup made from rice flour), rice with mussel, banh beo (waterfern cakes) and banh loc (a small, clear-looking, chewy tapioca dumpling which is usually filled with shrimp and pork belly). 

November is the time that autumn is the most obvious in Hue city. Photo: Hoang Tuan Anh

If you are an exploration-lover, the Ho Thuy Tien theme park is a must-visit place. The park makes tourists curious thanks to its desolation, mystery in combination with impressive natural scenery. The park is near Thien An hill. 

Ho Thuy Tien theme park. Photo: Hoang Tuan Anh

Gia Lai

Gia Lai is a well-known province in the Central Highlands with a tropical monsoon climate. Normally, visitors should come here in dry season, especially in the last months of the year. During the period, tourists can explore the province when enjoying the ripening rice season on the hillside, and wild sunflowers blooming along roads.

Gia Lai museum. Photo: Hong Ha

Visitors can stay in Pleiku city and then visit the places there. The Gia Lai museum is a place where many cultural artifacts of ethnic minorities in the province are preserved. 

Wild sunflowers in Gia Lai province. Photo: Thanh Nguyen

The Chu Dang Ya volcano, about 30 kilometers from Pleiku city, is one of the most famous attractions to contemplate wild sunflowers in Gia Lai province. 

Da Lat

Da Lat is a favorite stop of many tourists. In October and early November every year, travel-lovers come together to enjoy wild sunflowers. This is an occasion when the most beautiful wild sunflowers blooms in Da Lat. 

Da Lat. Photo: Trung Vo
Trai Mat - Cau Dat – D’ran town or Prenn mountain pass – Lien Khuong expressway route has many kinds of wild sunflowers. Photo: Ngo Anh Tuan

Trai Mat - Cau Dat – D’ran town or Prenn mountain pass – Lien Khuong expressway route has many kinds of wild sunflowers. Tourists can ride motorbikes to contemplate the wild sunflowers in other places such as Da Lat University, Pham Hong Thai street and the entrance of Minh Hoa Seminary. 

Source: Vnexpress

Translated by Chung Anh