Ba Khan, a hidden paradise in Hoa Binh

by Van Nam
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No matter how long is your holiday to Vietnam, soul of traveling is more authentic than anything else to make people to come and discover new and less visited places in this ever charming land. Ba Khan, Located 100km Northwest of Hanoi and is one of the less visited and mysterious destination in the province of Hoa Binh, the Ba Khan town includes 3 villages: Ha Khan, Khan and Khan Thuong Ho which lies on the slope of the valley of Mai Chau and Moc Chau.

Getting to Ba Khan is not that difficult, from Hanoi, take the national road 6 to Hoa Binh province, then follow a small path that takes you to Ba Khan, and keep drive for 20km to reach the beautiful landscapes where Ba Khan is located in the mid lush valley.

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It was once a large untouched mountain region but changed since the area has become large dam water following the construction of the hydroelectric plant in Hoa Binh in 1979. Until now, it is an attractive place for all travelers and is better known by the name Ba Khan.

Admire a beautiful waterfall called Lao Mu which is not far from the center Ba Khan lined from the middle of the bamboo forests, this is where many locals come to chil out in summer time.

Follow the road down the waterfall toward the junction of San Phuc, and then turn right to reach the path that leading you to the Hoa Binh Lake. You will be touched by such an idyllic setting of lush landscapes of thousands of islands floating on the water where you have chance to take a boat ride through the lake.

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There are not much accommodation options in the area, in the Tan Mai town just next to Ba Khan and about 5km from the waterfall there is a stilt traditional house where you can home stay, the place is safe and it  overlooks the bamboo forest and the lake. All of the few home stays offer half a day boat trip in Hoa Binh Lake with reasonable prices.

Ba Khan is one of the best options for a 2 days trip from Hanoi as the area is suitable for a motorcycle adventure as well, check out from all Vietnam packages tours and if you have time, do not miss it, you will never regret this trip!

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