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Admiring sunrise, sunset on Dong Cao Plateau in northern Vietnam

Monday, July 25, 2022, 11:46 GMT+7
Admiring sunrise, sunset on Dong Cao Plateau in northern Vietnam
The wild beauty of Dong Cao attracts hundreds of young tourists each year. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

With fresh air rolling hills, the Dong Cao Plateau in northern Vietnam is becoming a popular camping destination for outdoor lovers looking for a weekend getaway.

About 150 kilometers from the center of Hanoi lies the Dong Cao Plateau in Son Dong District, Bac Giang Province, known for its marvelous nature.

While getting to Dong Cao is relatively easy, finding a campsite typically requires a challenging hike or some serious offroad motorbike skills.

The road to Dong Cao requires visitors from Hanoi to travel along National Highway 5 and over the Thanh Tri Bridge, then on to National Highways 37 and 31 until reaching Thach Son Commune, which is home to Dong Cao Plateau.

It typically takes three to four hours to travel there by motorbike.

While visiting Dong Cao, tourists should make sure to catch both sunrise and sunset over the endless mountains of the plateau. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

While visiting Dong Cao, tourists should make sure to catch both sunrise and sunset over the endless mountains of the plateau. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

From the peak of Dong Cao, tourists can check out spectacular, never-ending range of green mountains. These grass covered peaks make for ideal campsites. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

From the peak of Dong Cao, tourists can check out a spectacular, never-ending range of green mountains. These grass-covered peaks make for ideal campsites. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

Dong Cao is quite far from any towns, so visitors should be prepared to arrive with tents, sleeping pads, flash lights, food, drinks, and other camping necessities. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

Dong Cao is quite far from any towns so visitors should be prepared to arrive with tents, sleeping pads, flashlights, food, drinks, and other camping necessities. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

Campers should choose locations shielded by large rocks in order to avoid the strong winds that blow across the plateau. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

Campers should choose locations shielded by large rocks in order to avoid the strong winds that blow across the plateau. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

Before visiting Dong Cao, tourists should check for updated weather forecasts in order to avoid rains and storms. Tourists are also advised to camp in group in order to avoid robbery. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

Before visiting Dong Cao, tourists should check for updated weather forecasts in order to avoid rains and storms. Tourists are also advised to camp in groups in order to avoid robbery. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

The ideal time to visit Dong Cao is between September and November when the weather is cool. This is also the best time to see the splendid Milky Way at night. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

The ideal time to visit Dong Cao is between September and November when the weather is cool. This is also the best time to see the splendid Milky Way at night. Photo: Thuan Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

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