Loc Binh Lang Son, one of the 11 mountainous districts of Lang Son Province is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, about 3 hour drive from Hanoi. Loc Binh district covers an area of 998 km², offering a range of off the beaten track holidays in Vietnam. Options include Loc Binh road trip, mountain hiking, jungle trekking, homestay, road cycling, community tour, student educational travel, motorcycle, motorbike tours from Hanoi.
The district is divided into 2 townships and 27 communes including Loc Binh, Na Duong, Ai Quoc, Xuan Duong, Huu Lan, Nam Quan, Minh Phat, Dong Quan, Hiep Ha, Xuan Tinh, Nhu Khue, Nhuong Ban, Quan Ban, Luc Thon, Van Mong, Bang Khanh, Xuan Le, Xuan Man, Dong Buc, Huu Khanh, Mau Son, Yen Khoai, Tu Mich, Tu Doan, Khuat Xa, Tam Gia, Tinh Bac, San Vien, and Loi Bac.
The ethnic groups which inhabit the area are the Viet (Kinh), Tay, Nung, Dao, Mong and San Chay, Ngai who retained their tribal life styles. Nungs comprised 42.97% of the population, followed by Tay people with 35.92%. Ethnic Vietnamese are 16.5%, and the remainder are mostly Dao, Hoa, San Chay and Hmong.
When to go
Loc Binh Vietnam weather has an average annual temperature of 17–22 °C and an average annual rainfall of 1,200–1,600 millimetres (47–63 in). The average temperature in the summer is 28.5 °C (83.3 °F) and 12–13 °C (54–55 °F) in the winter, It has an average humidity of 80–85% and an average of 1600 hours of sunlight a year.
Getting to Loc Binh
The best way to get to Loc Binh from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Loc Binh. Those who are on budget can take a public bus from Hanoi to Lang Son city. Once in Lang Son city, either take a Lang Son local bus or a motor-taxi to get to Loc Binh. Hanoi Lang Son city bus journey takes about 4 hours on road. There are also local buses from neighboring provinces to Lang Son. There might be direct buses from Hanoi to Loc Binh.
Booking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten path destination like Loc Binh Vietnam.
What to do and see
Hiking is one of the best activity to explore Loc Binh Vietnam. Discover Loc Binh tropical forest, karst mountains and Tay, Nung hill tribes around Loc Binh on a jungle trek. Whether it is a single day hike or multi day trek we have something to suit everybody. Maybe you just want to trek through the primitive forest or maybe you really want to get away from the crowds we have something to suit.
Cycling in Loc Binh Vietnam to discover the unseen Vietnam. Loc Binh district has sealed, paved roads offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and mountain bikers. We have a range of road cycling trips and mountain bike tours around Loc Binh and the Lang Son region, providing options for both those who want some road bike tours and those who prefer long rides.
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