Top 3 Beautiful Waterfalls in Vietnam

Ban Gioc, Dray Nur or Pongour falls are all very fascinating to the tourists thanks to the wild, majestic and mysterious beauty.

Ban Gioc Waterfall

Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang province is located on the border between Vietnam and China. White cascade between green spaces and majestic create a picturesque scene. The main section is about 100 m wide, 70 meters high and 60 meters deep. From a distance, it looks like a white silk falling down.


This is one of the most majestic scenic spots of Vietnam and the world's 4th largest waterfall among the waterfalls located on the border between the countries, after Niagra (Canada - US), Victoria (Zambia - Zimbabwe) and Iguazu (Brazil - Argentina). 


Here, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the Ban Gioc with both mighty and quiet of the mountains scenery. Immersing yourself in the cool air and water, enjoying the fresh air is an unforgettable experience when you get the chance to visit the waterfall.

Dray Nur waterfall

Located about 25 km from Buon Me Thuot city towards the Highway 14, pass through the hydroelectric Buon Kop nearly 3 km, this is a gorgeous waterfall that the Mother Nature gives to Dak Lak as a present. Dray Nur waterfall mean “Female falls” or “ Wife Falls” associated with the love story "Romeo and Juliet" of the mountains.


Legend has it that, once upon a time, there was a young couple in love impassionedly, but because of conflict between the two villages, they were prohibited. On a moonlit night, they jumped into the river to be together forever. Angry at the villagers’ selfishness which led to the death of the young couple, the God made a great thunderstorm, water raised high, the river was divided into two branches, separating the path of two villages. 


The water line from vertical cliffs broke out every drop like the tears for the young couple. Dray Nur waterfall is an ideal location for those who want to explore unspoiled nature and mystery of the sunny and windy highland.

Pongour waterfall

It also called Seven-storey waterfall - the famous dreamily wild beautiful waterfall of the South of the Central Highlands in Duc Trong district, 20 km from the district capital, and 50 km from the center of Da Lat city.


Pongour falls is associated with the heroic legends of the ethnic K'ho. Legend has it that, in the ancient times, the land was ruled by a beautiful female K'ho chieftain named Kanai. She conquered the beasts, created favourable conditions for the benefit of the people. She had four large rhinos which always obeyed her. They helped move the mountains, separated streams, exploited the soil and protected the villagers.


In a full moon day in January, she passed away. The four rhinos stayed with her always and did not leave her, did not eat until death. Not long after that, a stunningly beautiful waterfall appeared in her resting place. The hair of Kanai turned into a white, clear, cool water; and the great mossy green rocks serving as a base for the waterfall are the horns of rhinos. It is the symbol of unity and eternal bond between man and nature.

Annually on the full moon day of the 1st month of lunar year, the Spring Festival is held, also the place for everyone to meet each other and attend in folk games, attracting numerous tourists to visit. 

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Cu Da Ancient Village - Ideal Place for Weekend in Hanoi

20 km away from Hanoi to the west, Cu Da Ancient Village in Cu Khe Commune, Thanh Oai district is an attractive tourist site for the weekend.

Cu Da ancient village is a tourist destination in Hanoi for those who love to learn architecture or the history of Vietnam, the traditional villages, or simply come here to have relaxing moments for their soul to fall into peaceful setting.


The village has not only traditional houses n Vietnamese style but also ancient two-storey houses in French style built a hundred years ago. Many old trees, pavilions, temples, village entrance, the old houses remain in the village ... makes the visitors feel like going back in the old time.

The whole village is situated on the bank of the Nhue River, which is an evidence to the views of the ancients "the most convenient location is nearby the market, the second is nearby a river”. Good location for trading brought prosperity to the village. The heyday of the village is in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

The structure of the village was planned in the form of fish bones. From the main village’s road, many smaller alleys radiate and lead to groups of houses. The pier of Nhue river was once a bustling market place. Cu Da villagers built two columns, on which the two stone frog-shaped lights shined to mark the boat dock.


In the village, most of the houses are Western-style, or with a combination of East-West style.
In addition to the house, Cu Da Ancient Village also has many temples, pagodas and shrines which are ranked national heritage.

The village is also famous for its traditional handicraft of cellophane noodles (glass noodle) making. Every day there are 9-10 tonnes are produced, making the lives of the people here extremely busy.
In the sunny days, the roads in the village seem to be dyed in yellow colour of glass noodle. People still carry glass noodle to sell everywhere and that makes the village still hustling and bustling as the old time.


The village is also famous for soybean sauce – which becomes a good brand name in the market. This handicraft appeared at the same time with the birth of the village.

To get delicious soybean sauce, there are lots of meticulous stages in production. The sticky rice is dried under sunshine to prepare for the sauce making process. The fragrant yellow bean jars also plays an important role when used clean tap water. No wonder why there’s an ancient saying "best soybean sauce is in Cu Da".

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Top 5 Hotels with View to Rice Fields in Vietnam

Eco Palms House, Sapa

Eco Palms House is located in Lao Chai village with view overlooking the Hoang Lien Son Mountain and the stunning Muong Hoa valley. Eco Palms House has 5 bungalows, each is designed as the feature houses of ethnic minorities living here, including Mong, Dao (Red), Tay, Gia and Xa Pho.


All of bungalows are beautifully designed with nature materials such as wood, bamboo and thatch roof ... creating a cool atmosphere in the summer and a warm space in the winter as well as a great view of the beautiful paddy fields.


Victoria Nui Sam Lodge Hotel, An Giang

The hotel is regarded as the most luxurious hotel in An Giang, hidden amidst the pristine natural scenery and surrounded by canals and ancient temples.


Victoria Nui Sam Lodge is built according to the minimalist and modern style that has the harmonious beauty with natural scenery surrounding. The hotel attracts tourists by its simple appearance rather than the luxury furniture. Also, the interior of the hotel is designed and decorated in the gentle and exquisite style with high ceiling, floor tile, wooden furniture and the warm red tone.
Especially, each room has door, which is designed in French style that leads to the private outdoor 12m²- balcony area with good view overlooking an open space of the romantic rice fields below.


Mai Chau Lodge Hoa Binh

Lying amidst the dense of mountains of Mai Chau, Mai Chau Lodge Hoa Binh appears as the beautiful green oasis, with nice room fully equipped amenities, and perfect services. The hotel makes a strong impression in first sight of tourists by the lush green space of trees, mountains and fragrant rice fields.


When staying in Mai Chau Lodge, you will have great experiences with day tour to visit ethnic villages, discover the daily life, the customs and cultures of the ethnic groups living in the North of Vietnam, participate in the unique markets and enjoy special foods of the mountain area in Vietnam. And you also can connect your trip to Pu Luong Nature Reserve if interested.


Heron House Hoi An

Heron House Hoi An is located amidst the peaceful scenery of the countryside of Hoian, where has endless rice fields, atmospheric space and especially it is located quite near Cua Dai beach. This is one of the quiet places and suitable for those who have intend to go flee! You may have a bit difficult to find the hotel, but when coming here you will have a true relaxing space. 


Rooms of the Heron House are designed with spacious space, and fully equipped with amenities, beautifully decorated. Also, Heron House has large and spacious patio with a small group of table and chair on-site for tourists to admire scenery. In front of the hotel, there are enormous rice fields creating a peaceful space for tourists to relax completely and escape from the busy life outside.


Topas Ecolodge

About 1hr-drive from Sapa town, Topas Ecolodge Resort appears in the middle of the beautiful natural scenery with white clouds and majestic mountains that can enchant anyone here. On a lush green hill, Topas Ecolodge consists of 25 bungalows, which are built by white granite, lovely thatched-roof that have the harmonious beauty with nature surrounding. 


This resort seems to take you into an isolated world from the hustle and noise of the daily life so that you can free to immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of nature and feel the pace of slow life that is quite exotic and full of interesting things to discover every day.


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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hold Breath to Contemplate Tam Coc in Harvest Season


Tam Coc is a beautiful destination in the north of Vietnam belonging to Ninh Binh province. Coming to Tam Coc you will be overwhelmed by the stunning sceneries of majestic mountains, vast river and especially blooming with ripe yellow rice fields in the period from May to June.


Tam Coc means “Three Caves” including Ca cave, Hai cave and Ba cave, which were created by Ngo Dong river crossing through the rock mountains. The fantastic landscapes of limestone mountains, caves and water have made Tam Co to know popularly as Halong bay on land. Particularly Tam Coc becomes more charming in the rice season when the immense fields start to change from green color to yellow color. 


Tam Coc and picturesque caves:

Ca cave is 127km long running throughout the large mountain with the 20m wide door. Far away 1km from Ca cave, you will see Hai cave with 60km long and Ba cave nearby with 50km long owning the dome – shaped ceiling. When coming into these caves, you will be impressed by the numerous stalactites and stalagmites in strange forms and different sizes. 



Traveling by boat on the romantic Dong Ngo rive from central port to get to Tam Coc maybe the best way for sightseeing. On the way you will go through cliffs of the rock mountains, caves and the blooming yellow rice fields along the river. What special about Tam Coc is that there is one rice crop a year only here in the period from May to June.



Besides, don’t forget to stop off at Mua cave, which gives you the panoramic view of Tam Coc or take a cycling around the rice fields is also the best experience in your journey.


The view from Mua Cave

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Astonished at The Mongolian Beauty in Vietnam

With endless sand dunes, picturesque goats and sheep fields, Ninh Thuan is like "Mongolia of Vietnam". Even, the life of nomads in Ninh Thuan also makes people think of the beautiful Mongolian steppes.
Astonished at The Mongolian Beauty in Vietnam

Ninh Thuan doesn’t have only blue Ninh Chu beach, flawless Cham Po Garai towers looks, Bau Truc pottery village famous for being the oldest pottery village in Southeast Asia, Nam Cuong sand hill which is as beautiful as a brilliant colorful silk carpet… but also attracts tourists with the ravishing sheep fields.

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For travelers who have passion in exploring and adventure, the mountain goats and white sheep in Ninh Thuan will bring them irresistible attraction. Here, visitors will have opportunities to watch the sheep grazing on the vast fields, or wandering the sandy soil and dust as well as learn, discover the life of the nomads.

Astonished at The Mongolian Beauty in Vietnam

The extreme conditions of climate and terrain, the burning hot and dry soil, burning wind, drought ... are the ideal conditions to nurture and care for goats and sheep.

Sheep are raised in the districts of Thuan Bac, Thuan Nam, Ninh Hai, Ninh Phuoc ... In these areas, visitors easily encounter goats, sheep everywhere. Sheep are grazed leisurely grazing in the fields or running here and there and sounding "be be" loud. Or they can run in large farms, on the village roads, highways and mountain areas.

In Phan Rang (Ninh Thuan), people has raised sheep for meat for more than 100 years. Ninh Thuan fleece is not very clean and white because the sheep have to paddle in shallow water, hunt for food in the fields and are not showered. However, dusty look, burning sandy, even black color of sheep in Ninh Thuan suit this sunny and windy land.

Astonished at The Mongolian Beauty in Vietnam

The most beautiful, the largest sheep field in Ninh Thuan is considered the one located in An Hoa village, Xuan Hai commune, Ninh Hai district. Witnessing the gentle sheep grazing slowly surrounded by majestic mountains, romantic lakes located between trees and green grass, tourists will certainly be attracted and enchanted.

There are thousand of sheep in An Hoa. Whenever being unleashed, sheep go into herds which are as long as a military operations, churning up dust causing people to imagine the mighty horse's hooves in distant southern Mongolia steppe. Therefore, photographers, as well as travelers are very interested travel to this place to watch and take pictures of the sheep field in Phan Rang and soak up in the nomadic life of the shepherd.
Astonished at The Mongolian Beauty in Vietnam

If you want to experience a day in the life of the nomads, you are advised to go to the sheep field from around 6:30 - 7 pm to meet, chat, interact and become familiar with the "butler" of the sheep farm as well as the gentle sheep.

From 8 in the morning, when the dew has dried, the sun rises, people will open the cages to lead the sheep to the field to graze until 11 am. You'll see a spectacular scene when dozens, even hundreds of sheep bursting out, running and bleating as waking the new day. Then, we will have "breakfast" in the pasture.

Astonished at The Mongolian Beauty in Vietnam

When the sun starts scorching, sheep will drink water and rest in a field of grass. From 2-5 in the afternoon, the shepherd would drive them to other pastures to have "lunch". At dusk, the sun gradually sets in the distant mountains, sheep are driven back to the farm to have a light meal which consists of planted grass or cut grass to supply nutrition for sheep.

Despite the difficulties, the life of nomads here is natural and peaceful. There are only people with trees, with gentle animals, there is no hustle and noise of real life. Because, not everyone can have the opportunity to "enjoy" the peaceful space, the characteristic smell of sheep fields between a quiet wilderness surrounded by meadows, majestic mountains./.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

24 Interesting Hours in Buon Ma Thuot

Buon Ma Thuot is famous for being a plateau full of sun and wind, you can discover the mountain city of Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak) with majestic Serepok river or legendary elephant king's grave.


Ban Don (Don Village): is where visitors have the opportunity to ride on the huge elephant to explore the mystery of Highland mountains or experience the adventurous feeling when passing Serepok majestic river. In addition to riding elephants, you can rent a canoe to drift on Serepok river in the amid pristine mysterious mountains. Don Village is currently one of the main tourist destinations of Buon Ma Thuot.


Tomb of King Elephant: Don Village is also the resting place of elephant King Khun Yu Nob, who hunted 400 elephants. It’s King Bao Dai who ordered to build the tomb in Mo'Nong and Laos architecture to express his gratitude for the white elephant given by the elephant king.

Afternoon meal

There is a dish that you certainly have to try in Buon Ma Thuot - red noodle dish which is usually sold only in the afternoon and mostly on Phan Dinh Giot street. Along the road of only 100 m long, there are more than 10 red noodle stalls.

The main raw materials to make this dish are field crab, dumplings and boiled quail eggs. The noodles bowl has reddish color of cashews, bright red of tomato pieces served with water dropwort, beansprouts and some additives like onion, fried pork scratchings.


In addition, the noodle dishes such as fish noodles on Hai Ba Trung Street, wet cake at 45 Tran Nhat Duat, spicy chicken cakes on Y Jut street... are also very delicious.

The cafe shops for teens

In addition to the cafes making the fame of the Ban Me land, young people here have many other choices which have modern design and update trends such as tiled floor, white wall, art slogans written on the wall or vintage cafes as in HCMC or Hanoi.

You can visit at Bolero café (at 75 Y Moan street) which has just launched with quite nice design, Ngoc cafe (No. 1 Nguyen Van Troi) or Thi cafe (71 Ly Thuong Kiet) with old style, Lavie's Coffee (36 Dao Tan), Holiat (44 Dang Thai Mai), Life Coffee (7 Tran Huu Duc), Hippo Town (20A Ngo Quyen), Casa Coffee (10 Nguyen Son) ...

10/3 Square

The Square is located in the city center of Buon Ma Thuot, and is very spacious and less occupied by the surrounding shops. Children often come here to play, fly kites, cycle, rollerblading ... in the cool afternoons. In the evening, the area is really crowded. The food vendors are very bustling. Many people also bring newspapers, mats to spread on the square’s floor to relax and eat…

Dinner

One of the delicacies which you should try is the chicken raised by the ethnic people. Chicken is fragrant, delicious, firm, sweet flesh, especially the price is very cheap (reference address: Sinh Đôi (Twins) restaurant at 84 Ngo Quyen or steamed chicken with lemon leaves on Truong Cong Dinh Street).

In addition, some other dishes you can try include bamboo tube rice on Le Thanh Tong cow tamarind dip, leaves soup of Ede ethnic, hemibagrus fish hotpot at 143 Ngo Quyen...

Notes

The weather in the mountains is rather cold in the morning, so you need to bring a sweater. Especially, you should enjoy the fresh air in the early morning by walking.

Note to learn the local customs and avoid going into the forest if you are not accompanied by the natives. If you are visiting this plateau city for the first time, you should choose the tours in groups to save costs for the Ban Me Thuot is also quite large.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

9 Must- Go Destinations in Vietnam before Getting Married

If you are still young and have time to travel around, don’t miss out 9 must- check – in destinations in Vietnam.

Phu Yen

Not as crowded as beaches in Nha Trang or Danang, Phu Yen brings you the pristine beauty of the sea. Nature has endowed this small land beautiful things that you cannot find anywhere else.


Phu Yen has become a more and more attractive landscape for young people.Coming to Phu Yen, you should not miss famous attractions such as Da Dia, the lighthouse in Dien cape, Vung Ro Bay, Xuan Dai Bay and a series of lovely beaches.


Con Dao

Located in the Southeast of Vietnam’s coastal region, belonging to Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Con Dao is an archipelago with a total area of 72 square kilometers, including 16 small islands; the largest is Con Dao also known as Con Son Island. Go there, you will see the blue sea, white sand, picturesque streets without anyone. On the other hand, the island also brings its own mystery with relics from the Vietnam War era.


The peacefulness and quietness in Con Dao will be a suitable place for those who want to relax in a green and clean environment. Cycling along coastal roads in Con Dao will be an interesting experience


Nam Du Archipelago

Nam Du archipelago is located in the southeast of the island of Phu Quoc, Kien Giang province, about 60 km from the mainland, including 21 islands, creating a wonderful scene among the Gulf of Thailand.


The island is surrounded by evergreen coconut trees


Hue

Hue is as gentle, dreamy and passionate as the typical purple of this ancient capital. Not only a journey to explore a new land, Hue is a great place for you to explore the history of the country, to know more other attractions such as the Citadel, royal tombs, pagodas..



Buon Ma Thuot

Buon Ma Thuot is not only attractive by its immense coffee fields but also by its spectacular waterfalls, mysterious national parks or the beauty of the legendary stream of Seperok.
Children playing in Buon Jun. Coming to Buon Ma Thuot, you could have great experience with elephant riding through forests and across streams.



Ninh Binh

Only about 100 km from Hanoi, Ninh Binh with natural and historical landscapes has become an interesting destination. Tourists could visit Ninh Binh in all seasons of the year, but the best time is from January to March lunar calendar.


Some attractions you should not miss when traveling to Ninh Binh are Tam Coc, Bich Dong, Bai Dinh Pagoda, Trang An, Van Long Lagoon, Thung Nham bird garden, Cuc Phuong National Park, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Phat Diem Cathedral.


Dalat

Dalat has poetic scenery, diverse nature with a variety of choices to explore such as Cu Lan village, LangBiang, immense sunflower fields. Dalat is also special for its paradise of cuisine with many delicacies including banh can, barbeques, banh xeo, etc.



Sapa

If you want to travel alone to the Northwest, Sapa is the place you should visit to explore the beauty of nature, people and enjoy specialties of the region.



The Mekong Delta

Coming to the Mekong Delta, you will get new experiences including visiting floating markets, lush orchards. If you are a nature lover, the Mekong Delta is a perfect choice with famous and breathtaking attractions such as Tra Su forest, Bung Binh Thien, Tram Chim, etc.



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Thursday, June 16, 2016