Tam Dao National Park
Find Some Respite from Hanoi's Heat
Popular with the French during colonial times, Tam Dao is now a favorite with Vietnamese looking to escape the stifling heat of summer Hanoi. The French villas have all but vanished to be replaced with some pretty gruesome concrete architecture. Nevertheless, the soaring forested peaks around Tam Dao offer plentiful hiking trails while the town itself has a passable selection of hotels.
By Duncan Forgan, AFAR Local Expert
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