Lang Giang VietnamBac Giang, Vietnam
Lang Giang Bac Giang, one of nine rural districts of Bac Giang province is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, about 2 hours drive from Hanoi. Lang Giang district covers an area of 246 km². It might not be an ideal place for trekking and hiking. But the area offers beautiful off the beaten […]
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Lang Giang Bac Giang, one of nine rural districts of Bac Giang province is located in the Northeast region of Vietnam, about 2 hours drive from Hanoi. Lang Giang district covers an area of 246 km². It might not be an ideal place for trekking and hiking. But the area offers beautiful off the beaten path road cycling tours which can be arranged for those who like discovering Vietnam countryside and rural villages.
The district is best known for the Da Huong tree which is situated in Giua village, Tien Luc commune, Lang Giang district, Bac Giang province.
When to go
Lang Giang has the dominant characteristics of the tropical, temperate climate zone of the Northern Plain Vietnam weather. The temperature, humidity and rainfall vary over months and seasons.
The climate in Lang Giang Bac Giang has been discerned in two distinct seasons – the hot, rainy season from May to September and the cold, dry season from November to March. The average temperature varies between 22–23 °C (72–73 °F); the maximum temperature recorded was 41 °C (106 °F) while the lowest temperature was 13 °C (55 °F).
Humidity values are in the range of 73% to 87%. The average rainfall is reported to be 1,953 millimetres (76.9 in). The annual sunshine hours of 1,500 to 1,700 hours is good to grow tropical and subtropical trees. The average wind velocity is 2.1 metres (6.9 ft)/s and the average atmosphere pressure is 757.71 mmHg.
Since Lang Giang is located away from Vietnam’s eastern coast and the East Sea, the incidence of hurricanes and storms is rare, although whirlwinds and hailstorms are a localized phenomenon in a few mountainous districts.
Getting to Lang Giang
The best way to get to Lang Giang from Hanoi is to rent a car with driver. You will be picked up at your place in Hanoi and brought to Lang Giang directly. The journey takes about 2 hours on road. Those who are on budget can take local public bus from My Dinh bus station, Gia Lam bus station or Giap Bat bus station. Taking a guided tour (with a tour guide) is highly recommended, especially when you travel to an off the beaten track destination like Lang Giang Vietnam.
What to see
Da Huong tree
Da Huong tree has a height of 31m. Crust covering its body is thick about 15cm. All trunk contains essential oils. In particular, root contains safrol substances that are very valuable component for processing cosmetics, pesticides, herbal. In Vietnam, there are only 2 existential Da Huong tree that are kind of rare ancient tree ( other is being planted in Vietnam Museum of Ethnology). Over thousands of years, this tree has shaded people, street, and witness and recorded ups and downs traces of Tien Luc commune. Da Huong tree is considered a village patriarch to protect people here.
What to do
Lang Giang district is topographically flat and characterized by paddy fields and rural hamlets. There are both sealed roads and single dirt trails offering a variety of bike tours. Lang Giang district may not be an ideal place for taking a multi-day hike.
Cycling in Lang Giang to discover the unseen Vietnam. Lang Giang district has sealed, paved roads, and single dirt trails offering fantastic bike rides for enthusiastic road cyclists and countryside explorers. We have a range of road cycling trips and easy family bike tours around Lang Giang and the Bac Giang region, providing options for both those who want some easy fun day bicycle tours and those who prefer long flat rides.