If you want to enjoy the fresh and peaceful atmosphere, you should visit the most beautiful highlands of Vietnam. Stretching from Northern highlands to the Central Highlands, the highlands will be the places where the land meets the heaven and give you a memorable trip.
#1. Dong Van Plateau
Dong Van Plateau is located at an average elevation of 1,000- 1,600 m above sea level. Dong Van is one of the beautiful highlands of Vietnam with 80% of limestone area with numerous fossils dating back 400-600 million years, which is very useful in archaeological research.
Located 132 km from Ha Giang town, Dong Van stone plateau is in 4 districts of Quan Ba, Yen Minh, Dong Van and Meo Vac.
Dong Van attracts visitors with the lush green of craggy, scurvy limestone mountains and countless fossil specimens aged 400 to 600 million years. In addition, there is also a diversity of cultural identity due to this is the habitat of 17 ethnic minorities.
With rugged mountain, beautiful flower fields, overwhelming vast terraced fields, Dong Van Limestone Plateau is the unique landscape in Vietnam and contains the imprint of the history of the formation and development of the crust.
Make sure to prepare your camera carefully before coming here because, certainly, you will be impressed by the majestic beauty of Dong Van and will not ignore any shooting angle.
#2. Pleiku Plateau
Pleiku Plateau with an average height of 800 m is favored with beautiful nature with beautiful pine forest, the vast lake and fragrant flowers by nature. Coming to Pleiku, you will not encounter the hustle and bustle of business shops, crowded tourists but can comfortably breathe fresh air, enjoy the natural scenery of wild, peaceful highland.
Visiting Pleiku, you also have the opportunity to explore countless natural landscapes such as Phu Cuong Waterfall, To Nung Lake, Ham Rong Mountain, nine-floor waterfall…. The best time to explore Pleiku is during the dry season and especially in the last months of the year, such as November and December. This is the time when the Central Highlands are covered with yellow color, the yellow color of the ripe rice in the mountains, the bright yellow of wild sunflowers blooming along the road.
Besides, this is also the season of traditional festivals of ethnic minority groups such as New Rice Celebration, New Rice Feast, Buffalo Stabbing Festival, …
Visitors to Pleiku do not forget to enjoy diverse Pleiku cuisine with many attractive dishes such as grilled calamari, grilled chicken, piped rice or fried rice with the pigeon… and especially, a cup of aromatic coffee with the typical flavor of the Central Highlands.
#3. Dak Lak Plateau
Dak Lak Plateau, also known as Buon Ma Thuot Plateau, is located in Dak Lak Province at an altitude of 800 m above sea level.
This is one of the essential tourist areas of Vietnam, in which, the most famous site is Don village with a tradition of hunting and domesticating elephants and Buon Ma Thuot – the capital of Vietnam coffee. Dak Lak is home to Ede people, H’mong people with admirable gong culture and many ancient works worth visiting such as the Bishop’s house, Bao Dai palace … and many unique festivals.
Besides, visitors also enjoy many delicious dishes such as rice cooked in the bamboo tube, grilled chicken, deer meat, fish hot pot, bamboo shoots, bitter eggplant…
#4. Moc Chau Plateau
Moc Chau plateau of Moc Chau district, Son La province, is higher than 1,000 m above sea level. Moc Chau, about 200 km from Hanoi, is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to enjoy the fresh air and cool weather all year round.
Coming to Moc Chau at any time of the year, you can also enjoy the flower fields stretching to the eye. Each season has its own beauty depending on the season of each blooming flowers, so you have to visit Moc Chau many times to discover the nature of the Northwest mountains and forests.
Coming to Moc Chau, in addition to admiring the natural beauty of the mountains, visitors also enjoy the specialties of mountainous ethnic groups such as spring fish, dried buffalo meat (hung over the fire), taro…
#5. Lam Vien Plateau
Lam Vien Plateau is one of the top tourist destinations in the Central Highlands due to owning beautiful scenery and cool climate.
There are many interesting stops for tourists such as Dalat city with Xuan Huong lake, Than Tho lake, high peaks like Lang Biang, Bi Doup … or large waterfalls such as Prenn waterfall, Elephant waterfall, Cam Ly waterfall …
Every year, in November and December, wind sunflowers bloom and beautify the plateau with bright and attractive yellow color.
#6. Bac Ha Plateau
The Bac Ha Plateau, also known as the White Plateau, is located between Lao Cai and Ha Giang provinces, spreading over districts of Bac Ha, Si Ma Cai, Xin Man and Hoang Su Phi.
The plateau has an average elevation of 1,000 meters, and the highest peak is Kieu Lieu Ti. Like Dong Van, Bac Ha plateau is a limestone plateau and is famous for Bac Ha plum cultivated by mountainous people. It also has many cultural features, in which the most outstanding one is the colorful fair of Bac Ha.
In addition, the market with a full range of products of mountainous people is also an interesting destination that visitors should not miss when having the opportunity to come here.
#7. Sin Chai plateau
This small plateau is located in Tua Chua district (Dien Bien district), with an average elevation of 1,500 meters above sea level.
Sin Chai, about 4 km away from Sapa, is the home of 1,400 Hmong people with a strong ethnic cultural identity. From Sin Chai, in the days when there are not many clouds, people can admire the hidden beauty of Fansipan in the distance.
#8. Lang Biang Plateau (Lam Dong)
Lang Biang Plateau, also known as Lam Vien Plateau, has an average elevation of about 1,500 m above sea level. The south of the plateau is the romantic city of Dalat.
Lang Biang Plateau possesses many famous tourist destinations, including Lang Biang Mountain, Xuan Huong Lake, Than Tho Lake, Vang Stream, Cam Ly Waterfall, Prenn Waterfall, etc.
Due to the diversity of topography, biology, high- quality tourism services and cool climate all year round, Lang Biang Plateau always makes many tourists coming here want to make an appointment to come back. The ideal time to visit Lang Biang Plateau is at the end of the year – the early spring in order to be satisfied with thousands of blooming flowers.
#9. Di Linh Plateau
Di Linh Plateau is one of two plateaus covering the area of Lam Dong Province. Although Di Linh is not as famous as Lang Biang Plateau, this place is full of rustic beauty of an upland countryside where has not been exploited for tourism. Di Linh Plateau has the cool climate, rolling hills, and winding roads.
The Fertile red basaltic soil is a good condition to grow coffee, tea, and terraced fields. In the wild sunflowers season, the path through Phu Hiep Pass is one of the paths that many young people go to take photographs.
In addition, coming to the Di Linh Plateau, visitors should also visit the Leprosy home to experience peaceful, quiet atmosphere here.
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