Tourism Binh Lieu - Sapa in miniature in the heart of Quang Ninh

Unlike Ha Long Bay beautiful, pristine Co To, loving Van Don, elegant Tuan Chau, bustling Bai Chay ... Binh Lieu in the heart of Quang Ninh seems to be wearing a new shirt and is known as a 'miniature Sapa' of the Northeast'. This place conquers the hearts of tourists by fragrant flower hills, dreamy white reed hills, green terraces, white foam waterfalls or landmarks marking the countryside...

Travel Binh Lieu - Sapa in miniature in the heart of Quang Ninh
Binh Lieu - a miniature Sapa in the heart of Quang Ninh.

Binh Lieu is a poor midland mountainous district in the northeast of Quang Ninh province, 1 km away from Hanoi capital, 270 km from Hanoi Ha Long City 108 km. This is the home of ethnic minorities such as Tay, Dao, San Chi, Kinh and Chinese. Therefore, Binh Lieu is an extremely unique and very new cultural intersection point, becoming an extremely virtual meeting place for young people who love to conquer and experience.

Coming to Binh Lieu every season is beautiful, the climate is typical of the temperate highlands, cool summer. In winter, the temperature here is as low as Mau Son. In the early spring, the weather is warm, the festival takes place bustling, visitors also flock like a festival.

What attractions in Binh Lieu?

Travel Binh Lieu - Sapa in miniature in the heart of Quang Ninh
Check-in is great on the top of Cao Siam

Because the weather is quite mild, no matter what season you visit Binh Lieu, you will feel excited. In the spring, you are satisfied with the flower festival, check-in in the middle of the flower forest, participate in special festivals… In the summer, drop yourself into the cool, fresh water of Khe Van waterfall, Mooc river... You can freely admire the golden terraced fields, explore the border patrol route known as the "dinosaur spine" or immerse yourself in the vast paradise of reed grass... In winter, you can see the flowers, good luck. more than have the opportunity to count the snowfall.

Siam Peak - the roof of Quang Ninh

To get here, you have to pass a 7km long mountain road and reach an altitude of 1429m above sea level. Siam Peak is considered the "roof of Quang Ninh", or the miniature "Great Wall" of Vietnam. Standing on this height, you are free to admire the beautiful panorama of Binh Lieu, you seem to be hidden, appearing in the misty layer. Behind those layers of fog are the stone walls running along the extremely solid and solid mountains, like a solid wall protecting the homeland.

Binh Lieu mountain range – Dinosaur spine

Just hearing the name visitors can imagine how this road is. 'Dinosaur spine' or Binh Lieu mountain range is considered the most adventurous road in Quang Ninh

Travel Binh Lieu - Sapa in miniature in the heart of Quang Ninh
Dinosaur spine - The poetic road of Binh Lieu (Quang Ninh)

'Dinosaur spine' or Binh Lieu mountain range indicates the way to the 1305 milestone. This is considered the most dangerous and winding road in Binh Lieu. Possessing a unique topographic structure, the narrow trail runs along the Binh Lieu mountain range connecting the landmarks together forming a meandering back wave.

Conquering the top of the 'dinosaur spine' can capture the whole unspoiled mountainous area of ​​Binh Lieu in sight. This is also the ideal coordinate to see the white reed fields on both sides of the hill, the winding roads hidden in the clouds.

Khe Van Waterfall

Travel Binh Lieu - Sapa in miniature in the heart of Quang Ninh
Khe Van Waterfall Binh Lieu (Khe Van) | Binh Lieu


To get to Khe Van waterfall, you have to go through a winding but extremely cool forest road. You will be amazed by the charming and spacious scenery here, the white water flowing with white foam with 3 cascades of waterfalls pouring down from the high mountain in the morning sun like pale pink silk fluttering in the wind. Bathing in the clear blue water, sitting and watching the scenery, listening to the sounds of animals, the sound of the wind blowing over thousands is especially interesting. You are free to organize a BBQ party, hunt for virtual live photos….

Moc River Waterfall

Travel Binh Lieu - Sapa in miniature in the heart of Quang Ninh
Mooc River – “Small Sapa” – Quang Ninh Electronic Newspaper

Unlike Khe Van or Khe Tien waterfall, Song Mooc Waterfall has a gentler and lower elevation, softer flow, but here there is a massive stone system with an area of ​​more than 4000m2 surrounding the 10m waterfall creating a space. vast, majestic but equally poetic. This is also a place that young people especially love every summer.

Song Moc village

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Explore Song Moc village in the sea of ​​​​Clouds by Flycam

Mooc River belongs to Dong Van commune, a highland commune where there are beautiful terraced fields, surrounded by simple and ancient houses. Coming here, in addition to admiring the traditional culture of the ethnic groups, visitors also have the opportunity to visit the typical cinnamon and anise forests of the village.

Binh Lieu reed paradise

Travel Binh Lieu - Sapa in miniature in the heart of Quang Ninh
The endless white reed paradise attracts tourists

One of the great experiences when coming to the 1297 Binh Lieu landmark is to drop your soul on the white, immense, wild and open reed field. Here, visitors seem to see people as small in front of endless nature, all sorrows and worries of life seem to disappear. However, you should remember that the most beautiful mop season is only in October and November, so as not to miss this beautiful space.

Landmark paradise in Binh Lieu

With a border stretching 43km, Binh Lieu has 68 landmarks. However, the four most prominent and sacred landmarks of Binh Lieu, respectively, you must visit are 4, 1297,1300, 1305, marking many unforgettable historical events and possessing breathtaking landscapes. In particular, landmark 1327 is a legendary landmark in Binh Lieu because it is located at the highest position. To reach the top, visitors have to cross a very difficult mountain road, but the space here is extremely attractive to tourists and also the place to bring many quality virtual live photos.

Rice terraces in ripe rice season

At the 7th victory or the end of October, Binh Lieu entered the ripe rice season. The whole area faintly smells of ripe rice fields, the whole terraced fields are covered in bright yellow like a Sa Pa or Mu Cang Chai. At this time, you can feel the breath of life and the beauty of the working people.

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Binh Lieu golden season in the eyes of tourists – Quang Ninh electronic newspaper

Dong Van love market

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Dong Van love market - cultural rendezvous of highland ethnic groups


Dong Van love market is one of the unique cultural rendezvous of ethnic minorities here, taking place only once a year on the 4th day of the 4th lunar month. This is the place where young men and women meet, exchange, and find friends. The atmosphere is extremely bustling, no less than the fairs in the Northwest.

Binh Lieu fair market

Every weekend in Binh Lieu, there is a fair of ethnic minorities. Binh Lieu fair is imbued with border culture with a bustling and vibrant atmosphere. Along with that are the colorful colors of the costumes of the Dao people. The market sells a lot of local products, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy specialties only in Binh Lieu.

Binh Lieu specialties

Fried noodle

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Binh Lieu Stir-Fried Pho - The Essence of Cuisine!

This dish is made from rice and cassava in the fields completely by hand, so the noodles are fragrant, soft and very flexible. After a journey, enjoying a bowl of golden pho, fragrant with garlic, Ban pork combined with soy sauce, is called all the ideas.

Black chicken

Travel Binh Lieu - Sapa in miniature in the heart of Quang Ninh
Back to Quang Ninh, try the super nutritious Binh Lieu black chicken!

Black chicken is grazed freely, so the meat is very fresh, sweet, and delicious. Black chicken that can be eaten steamed, braised, and grilled with honey is impeccable.

Grilled stream fish

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Grilled stream fish served with guise leaves, Binh Lieu's specialty

The fish is caught from the stream, so the meat is quite fragrant, crispy, without fishy taste and is served with bay leaves dipped in soy sauce, chili garlic oil or salt and pepper.


This is a cake shaped like a ox's horn. Cooc Co cake is quite small and is often made by Binh Lieu people on special Tet holidays. This rustic cake attracts diners by the taste of the Tay people, once you eat it, you will remember it forever.

Travel Binh Lieu - Sapa in miniature in the heart of Quang Ninh
Cooc Mo cake - an idyllic gift of the Tay people

Well, perhaps tourists who come to Quang Ninh want to find romance, then go to Ha Long Bay, Co To, want to experience Tuan Chau, Bai Chay ... and especially want to find the most spacious and unspoiled beauty of Vietnam. If you go to Binh Lieu when you visit the mountains and hills, it's not wrong. Binh Lieu is the ideal rendezvous for young travelers who love to conquer.


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