At the time of writing, the only day trips of the reservoir available departed from Hanoi although Hoa Binh Tourism claims all tours on demand are available, so see how you go. Wherever you book, it's likely to be a private tour and include visits to some villages. The scenery is beautiful so it's well worth a trip if you can arrange ... Read more about Hoa Binh Reservoir .
They have some excavated human remains dating back 9,000 years, some of which are displayed as found, still half stuck in the dirt. There's the standard goofy diorama depicting the daily life of prehistoric Vietnamese, and also the preserved body of a giant, 300-year old turtle. The great curiosity here is the excavated remains of an giant orang-utan. In back of this display is a photo of a ... Read more about Hoa Binh Museum .