©

Bac Kan Province trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Bac Kan Province

Trip Planner Asia  /  Vietnam  /  Bac Kan Province
(4.2/5 based on 95 reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: nature, adventure
Bắc Kạn, also spelt Bắc Cạn, is a province of Vietnam. It is located in the Northeast region, due north of the capital Hanoi. Bắc Kạn is the only town of the province which is the capital of the province and is a municipality. The province covers an area of 4859.4 square kilometres and as of 2008 it had a population of 308,900 people. It is a mountainous terrain with rich natural resources of minerals and forests. It has numerous mountains, rivers and lakes which are very scenic. Ba Bể National Park and Ba Bể Lake lie within its borders.EtymologyThe name Bac Kạn is derived from the Sino-Vietnamese Bac, meaning north, and the native Vietnamese Kạn; Bac Kạn is rendered in Hán-Nôm as 北𣴓.GeographyThe province is located in the northeast midland mountainous area of Vietnam. Its terrain has the highest altitude among the 11 provinces of the region. Forest area dominates more than 95% of the province. The remainder is available for agricultural and other uses. Due to this rugged and forested topography, development of water resources has been limited resulting in exploitation of its forest resources; this has caused degradation of the forests. The topography is highly variable, varying from 1640m (highest point in the Khie Thiouing mountains in the province) to the lowest point of 40m in the Chợ Mới District. There are numerous rivers and streams flowing through the province, each with small catchment areas. However, most of them have steep slopes and short lengths. Out of the total population, 83% are dependent on agriculture.
Plan your tour of Bac Kan Province and Vietnam travel itinerary using our Vietnam family vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bac Kan Province

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities in Bac Kan Province:
Nature
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »

Best things to do in Bac Kan Province

Recently planned trips to Vietnam

16 days in Hanoi, Halong Bay & Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Da Nang BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Southeast Asia & Hong Kong BY A USER FROM CROATIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Asia BY A USER FROM HUNGARY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Asia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Ho Chi Minh City BY A USER FROM INDIA March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA March, outdoors, beaches, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Vietnam BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Hoi An BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News