The Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica has unstintingly praised the beauty of Vietnam’s northern region and suggested attractive destinations for foreign tourists, including Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and those in northern mountainous provinces.

The tourism page of the publication has featured several cultural and historical places in Hanoi, namely the relic site related to late President Ho Chi Minh, the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple and the Old Quarter.

It recommended that tourists should not miss a visit to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or a water puppetry performance at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.

Ha Long Bay, recognised by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site in 1994 and voted as one of the world’s seven new wonders of nature in 2012, was also viewed as an attractive destination.

The page also highlighted a specific tour by some Italian travellers to Moc Chau plateau in Son La province, which enabled them to ride to villages home to Thai, H’mong and Muong ethnic minority groups before setting out to Yen Bai province.

The page hailed the beauty of Lao Cai province’s Sa Pa resort district and recommended attractive tours for Italian tourists.

A tour, which lasts for five days and five nights, to Fansipan mountain, the highest in Indochina at 3,143 metres , has become more and more attractive to adventurous tourists.-VNA