A visit to Northern Vietnam to experience its rich history and culture, beautiful coastline and rugged mountain is something you should experience at least once. Here is the cradle of vietnamese civilization. In modern time, the most defining events are of course the Indochina wars against France and the United State. While most of the battles took place further south,the North was heavily bombed during the wars, but you would never guess visiting the now bustling and thriving region. Halong Bay attracts the bulk of tourism in northern Vietnam, and for a good reason. Not the mention the bustling streets of Hanoi to the rippling rice paddies of Sapa, northern Vietnam offers to thrill you with a number of diverse, unique experiences.