Ba Vi National Park Travel Guide

Ba Vi National Park Vietnam

Ba Vi National Park is centred on Mount Ba Vi, a mountain isolate situated about 50 km west of Hanoi. Mount Ba Vi has three peaks: the highest is Dinh Vua at 1,296 m, followed by Tan Vien at 1,226 m and Ngoc Hoa at 1,120 m. Because of the mountainous topography, the climate at Ba Vi varies with altitude. Above 500 m, fog enshrouds the top of the mountain on most days. Except for the Da River on the western side of the national park, Ba Vi has no large, permanent water bodies. Streams in the national park are small, steep sided and fast flowing. In the rainy season, the volume of water flowing through these small watercourses and over the surface of the ground is sometimes sufficient to cause landslides. In the dry season, however, many of the streams are dry.

What to do?
The forest at Ba Vi National Park is an important source of forest products for local communities. It has been estimated that 80% of the Dao ethnic group in Ba Vi commune extract medicinal plants, which is their second most important source of income. During the French colonial period, Ba Vi was developed as a hill station, and around 200 villas were constructed on the mountain. In addition, a road was built up the mountain to an elevation of 1,100 m. With a relatively favourable climate, good infrastructure and close proximity to Hanoi, Ba Vi already attracts large numbers of visitors.

Tourists seeking a restorative tour in this destination can experience Tan Da Spa Resort, located in the foot of Tan Vien Mountain. Tan Da Spa Resort is designed in the architecture of the houses of ancient Vietnamese people living in the delta of the North. From far away, the resort is like an ancient palace with the main gate and the walls made from the dark laterite of Ba Vi Mountain.

The resort offers indoor and outdoor hot springs, and mud baths for individuals or families. Tourists may choose services such as therapeutic mud bath, mud bath with herbal and aromatic spices, dry and wet steam bath, and more…

Tan Da Spa Resort is located in Ba Vi District, Ha Tay Province