The North of Vietnam
Towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay's scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam's number one-tourism hub. I spent one night on a boat here and captured sunrise and sunset with my drone, enjoy this short video with some impressions from this amazing landscape in the north-east of Vietnam.
After a 12 hours car ride from the Halong Bay through the Vietnamese mountains I finally arrived at the beautiful rice terraces of Mu Cang Chai. The long journey was worth it - I’ve never seen something like this before. The rice has already colored from green to yellow and is ready for the harvest - glad that I made it to this place while the „golden season“. Beautiful golden rice terraces and green tea hills - welcome to North Vietnam.