Ba Vi National Park

Ba Vi National Park, Hanoi: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Ba Vi National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Ba Vi National Park
4.5
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Located in Ba Vi Mountain Range, about 60 kilometers to the west of Hanoi, Ba Vi National Park, originally a French hill station, is considered as a fascinating destination for a weekend getaway. With a total area of over 10,000 hectares, Ba Vi National Park has everything to offer, from an amazingly biodiverse area of tourist resorts, a string of mysterious French ruins to a host of intriguing mini-hikes and trekking trails.
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GavanFreo
25 contributions
Ideal Day trip.
Oct 2019
Just 55km from a Hanoi. The distance from the entrance to the top is about 12 km.... all uphill. We hiked from the bottom which i only suggest if you are fit. On the way here is beautiful scenery and the ruin of the old church is very special. At the top there are lots of steps to get to a lovely pagoda and the Ho Chi Minh Shrine.
Written December 29, 2019
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Liz S
Hanoi, Vietnam303 contributions
Ride a bike to really explore
Dec 2019 • Family
We rode motorcycles out from the city, there isn't much to see unless you research the trip. We found a really nice coffee shop along the way...

Once at Ba Vi we found our homestay and ate lunch. There aren't many restaurants so a motel or homestay gives you food and a clean bathroom.

We then spent the afternoon and early evening riding and exploring the national park. There are several points of interest but for us it was the old church. We made it to the temple around 4pm so it was dark coming down the mountain... if you want to do the temple perhaps go there first because it has many steps and you need daylight.

I had read several posts that talk about the mist, I have included a photo... I personally think it created a cool atmosphere.

On another side of the park is the waterpark and the waterfalls. This is a different enterance to the park.
Written December 29, 2019
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Pavluna
Hanoi, Vietnam142 contributions
Nice place in the nature, not far from Hanoi
Oct 2019
We visited Bavi National park by car. It took us 1.5 hours from Hanoi. The entrance fee was 60,000VND/person (12 and older) and 20 000VND per car. There was quite a lot of people as it was Sunday, but most were only there for taking some selfies or to have a picnic. We drove to the uppermost parking lot (#7 on the map), where there are 3 possible ways you can go. We decided to go the the french political prison ruins. It was quite tricky to find as even the locals didn't know where it was but if you follow the signs that point to the toilets and continue down some relatively steep stairs you will reach them. On the way back I recommend visiting the Melia resort in the park just for a coffee. It's a bit pricey but beautiful.
Written October 9, 2019
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Babar
5 contributions
Disappointing Trip
Aug 2019
We traveled from Hanoi, and I don't feel the drive up was worth it. Make sure you pay attention when you travel, because it's possible with the rain and clouds, you'll get no views at all. There was some climbing of stairs, at the end of which there was a temple, a view completely obscured by clouds (although I'd seen it before, I'd still say it wasn't worth it), some expensive place to eat average food, an uninteresting pine tree farm that for some reason is marked as an area of interest, and some old church ruins (the most interesting part of the trip, but not worth it).
Written September 9, 2019
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Maria Ver
Perm, Russia11 contributions
😍😍😍
Sep 2019
Amazing place, park is huge, my tips: go there in the morning because there a long way from center of Hanoi , around 2 hourse by moto , evening is perfect time to see a sunset from the cliff
Written September 9, 2019
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Too Yi
Singapore, Singapore31 contributions
Motorcycle Ride Up To Ba Vi National Park
Aug 2019
We were taking a ride up to Sapa from Hanoi and planned to take two days, with a stop in Yen Bai overnight on the first day. Ba Vi is roughly along the way to Yen Bai and is an easy detour to see some nice mountains and scenic places.

Google maps brought us to Ba Vi National Park quite easily, without any problems along the way. The whole trip is at most 2 hours out from Hanoi, going at a reasonable pace on a motorcycle. If you don't have any experience on a motorbike, perhaps you may want to think about going up this place. It has hairpins and some reasonable inclines that might throw a new rider off. That being said, the roads are perfectly paved (as compared to some i have had the misfortune of going on) and the inclines are doable even on a bike with less power (125cc).

Entrance Fees were VND65,000 per person, but I can't read or speak a word of vietnamese, so if they charged me extra, i have no idea haha. You pay for the tickets at the foot of the park and then travel uphill from there. We didn't have too much time, so we rode up to the Church and the temple. Interestingly, as it was a weekend, there were many young Vietnamese people at the Church's ruins, all having a wonderful day out and bbqing/picnicking around the area.

The path to the Church is steeper than anything else there, so be careful if you're new or are riding a really crappy bike. The temple is right on top of the hill, just keep going upwards and you'll reach it.
Written August 27, 2019
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Saf Traveler
Hanoi, Vietnam31 contributions
Worth the mission for a day but go to Nimh Binh rather
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's a really nice motorbike ride up to the top but the jungle is so thick in the park that really the only place to stop is at the top parking lot. Otherwise it's steep uphill ride with just nice trees and couple stunning views. Then you walk up the stairs to the Pagoda. Nice walk but that's about it really. Not sure if I missed something but felt like that was all that was on offer.

Make Ba Vi a 1 night thing if you want to get out of the city. But for the tourists out there, I'd say don't plan to go here when there are so many others things around that are way better and worth your time. Go to Nimh Binh instead.. honestly trust me.
Written August 1, 2019
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Eilís K
19 contributions
Peaceful
Jun 2019 • Couples
You can drive around this national park on a motorbike (semi automatic was fine) and see some stunning scenery and French ruins. Very few tourists around, we went on a Friday and had the whole place to ourselves.
Written June 10, 2019
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Oliver S
55 contributions
Daytrip to Bavi
Feb 2019 • Friends
We took the Thang Long highway, that's quite nice. If you have time, there are also some nice pagodas in thach that, on the way. We started going from hanoi around lunchtime by motorbikes and it took us about an hour+, since we did some stops on the way. You gotta pay an entrance fee at the gates of the national park. From take a high res picture of the map, because there are no free maps. We stopped at couple places on the way(some random nice trail, leading to leech infested high grass and the french church)
The road was cery good, but have to be careful of not going too fast, it's a mountain road.
On top, you can choose between 2 summits or even both, we visited just one summit, since it's a hard climb. Don't remember the the name of it though, but the smaller one. The climb is hard, but doable even for old people. Nice views from the top, although should go before noon, because we were surrounded by cliuds and didn't see that much
Written February 14, 2019
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David B
Greater Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
Clean mountain air, good sights, ancient French villas
Nov 2018
Green and mountainous, clean air and wonderful views over the Red River plains. The overgrown remnants of old French colonial era villas were interesting, including the Melia Resort built on top of some of them. Many steps up to the temples. Part of Ho Chi Minh's remains are said to be entombed here (His main mausoleum is in Hanoi).
Written November 7, 2018
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