Northern Vietnam has the largest width in the country with the distance from East to West of about 600km. This area is dominated by tropical monsoon climate divided into four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. The topography in the North has a relatively complex and diverse with three main parts: The Red River Delta, The Northern Midland and Mountainous and The Gulf of Tonkin
The Red River Delta covering an area of 40,000 km2 is formed by the alluvial accretion of the Red River and Thai Binh River. This is an area with abundant natural resources, convenient for the development of industry, agriculture and commerce. This region is also the oldest wet rice growing area in Vietnam. Some famous tourist destinations are Hanoi, Ninh Binh,
The Northern Midland and Mountainous region cover an area of 101,000 km2, has many high mountains & rugged topography and shares a long border line with China. The diversified topography has promoted the formation of wet rice cultivation on unique terraced rice fields, stilt houses architecture. This place is well-known as the largest tea growing area in Vietnam. Famous tourist destinations should be visited are Sapa, Mai Chau, Ha Giang, Moc Chau, Mu Cang Chai, Dien Bien Phu,
The Gulf of Tonkin, which has more than 3,000 large and small limestone islands gathered in Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Cat Hai, Cat Ba, Bach Long Vi island, ... This is an important factor to promote sea and island tourism in the North of Vietnam with famous tourist sites such as Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Quan Lan Island, Cat Ba Island, ... Moreover, this is also the area that still preserves the vestiges of Halong culture - one of the four oldest cultures of Vietnam.
Besides nature's beauty, historical relics,.., Vietnamese souvenirs especially handcrafted gifts with unique and catchy processes, also attract tourists a lot. This following article may be the best answer for the question “What souvenir to buy in Vietnam?”