Top 6 hotels that you should consider to choose when traveling Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc Province

Tam Dao is the place where many young people choose to travel on every weekend or holidays.  Tam Dao is just far from Hanoi around 60km by bus ad because it has the beautiful scenery and cool climate, so tht Tam Dao is a place where you should not miss in your itinerary. To make it easier for you to travel to Tam Dao, I will recommend you some affordable hotels for those who want to visit here. 

1. Nhan Dan newspaper hotel

This is one of 3-star hotels in Tam Dao town. It has 21 rooms that are equipped with the most basic facilities, free wifi, and far from 400m center of Tam Dao town. Besides, you can see the forests surrounding you by standing on the balcony of your room. In the evening, if you stand on the top floor of the hotel at night, you will see a sparkling Tam Dao. Nhan Dan Newspaper is definitely one of the most beautiful, quality and comfortable hotels that you should stay in Tam Dao. The price is also reasonable, and average from about $12-$16 per rooms

2. Mela Hotel

Located right in the center of Tam Dao town, 3-star hotel Mela Tam Dao is a good quality, comfortable and clean hotel in Tam Dao. A total of 25 rooms are designed in the old colonial style, fully equipped with TV satellite, air conditioner, bathtub, and wardrobe. Especially, with the wide balcony, you can see the panoramic of Tam Dao mountains in the room. Even, in the early morning, you can also touch the fog and clouds. The highlight of Mela hotel is the outdoor swimming pool. You can swim, enjoy the scenery, and held an interesting BBQ party.  Services such as food and drink, massage, karaoke, and sauna are also full and attractive. The price is range from $12 to $83  per room per night. 

 3. Hoang Anh Hotel

Hoang Anh is one of the 2-star hotels that is a comfortable and affordable hotel in Tam Dao. Hoang Anh Hotel is known as for the beautiful and convenient location. It is in the center, near Silver Waterfall, and convenient to visit Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple, Vang Pagoda, park, and market. 14 rooms of Hoang Anh hotel are designed in modern style, clean and comfortable. All of the rooms have windows, high-grade blankets, cable TV, air conditional, wifi and free cafe, separate shower room, and so on. The hotel also provides you with services such as Tam Dao special food, self-drive car rental, laundry, tour guide. In general, this is a cheap hotel with the most popular criteria. Especially, the price of Hoang Anh hotel is also very reasonable. Its average is from $8-$16VND per night per room.

 4. Huong Rung Hotel

Located in the center of Tam Dao town, Huong Rung Hotel is a 3-star hotel with more than 100 luxurious, and comfortable rooms. They are arranged harmoniously between modern and traditional style. Especially, from the balcony of the room, you can admire the beauty of Tam Dao in the clouds. If you stay at Huong Rung Hotel, you will only take about 10 minutes to walk to Silver Falls, 15 minutes to go to Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple and Golden Pagoda, 5 minutes to go to the park and market. Besides, Huong Rung Hotel also makes you satisfied with the services such as massage, sauna ( dry and wet), jacuzzi bath, internet cafe shop, multipurpose gym, karaoke room. The price is from $20 - $125 VND per room per night.

5. Green World Hotel

It is the only 3-star hotel in Tam Dao that there are 2 guesthouses to serve the demands of tourists. The 5 floors house cost about $37 per room per night and the 9 floors house cost about $50 per room per night. Each room is very spacious, clean, and fully equipped. Besides, it serves some services such as tennis, karaoke, sauna, and massage. There is the private restaurant that you can enjoy Eurasian food and specialties of Tam Dao. Moreover, you can conveniently move from the hotel to visit places such as Silver Falls, Golden Pagoda, ancient church, heaven gate, etc. 

6. Hanviet Hotel

 Located in the center of Tam Dao town, Hanviet Hotel has 7 floors with 30 luxurious rooms that are fully equipped with modern facilities such as 32 inch LCD TV, cable TV with 60 domestic and international channels, internet cable, internet wifi (1st floor, 2nd floor), standing bathtub, wardrobe. Especially, the curtain and windows are decorated warmly to be suitable with forest scenery. From the HANVET hotel, you can visit Mau Temples, Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple, Truc Lam Monastery, etc. The price is from $20 - $58 per room per night. I hope you will have the wonderful experience with family and friends.

Top 7 destinations that you should go when traveling to Tam Dao town, Vinh Phuc Province

Tam Dao is a mountain area in Tam Dao town, Vinh Phuc Province, Vietnam. When traveling to Tam Dao, it will bring you great views with the fanciful clouds and mist on the mountain, and the houses on the mountainside You are planning to travel Tam Dao. But, you do not know where you should go in that town. Below, I will recommend you some destinations that you should go and I hope you will have an enjoyable trip when traveling to this land.

 1. Television Tower

When mentioning Tam Dao, you cannot miss the Television Tower in Tam Dao. It is about 93 meters height on the top of Thien Nhi mountain with an altitude of 1,375 meters. The road to get on TV Tower is hard but romantic, and poetic. Along the way are orchids, wild sunflowers, and other unnamed wildflowers. They have the strange aroma smell and brilliant colors. Moreover,  In this place, many butterflies have many stunning colors to make the landscapes more perfect. When getting to the top of a mountain, you can enjoy the overall picture of land, wind, and clouds. This is probably Tam Dao tourist destinations that create the most conquest feeling to visitors. 

2. Silver Fall

From the center of Tam Dao town, you turn right along the path and go down on the deep valley. You are able to see Silver Fall in the mountains. At that place, The fall pours down the silver water. When the sun rises, you can see the sunlight is reflecting the fall and it looks like rainbow colors. Everything is very fierce. Besides, The road to go up and down of the falls is not too long but high and dangerous with vertical cliffs. I think visitors are tired but still happy because they have just conquered the dangerous roads. This is the place to see beautiful views and check in Tam Dao that you definitely should not miss.

3. Rung Rinh Peak

This is a unique tourist destination in Tam Dao for adventurous travelers. Do not hesitate to go further to Rung Rinh Peak, where trees and mountains are magnificent like in fairy tales. Moreover, there are many trees covered with orchids, singing birds, and colorful butterflies. Further, there is Tam Dao 2, where it was also an ideal holiday destination during the France domination. Now, it has wild beauty to attract visitors. You can come here to take photos as a memorable experience to Tam Dao. 

4. Heaven Gate

Its name may have originated in its location because when standing in the Heaven Gate, you can see the mist everywhere like the clouds. From Tam Dao town, you go straight to the French church. After that, you turn left and go straight to the Heaven Gate. Standing on the gate and overlook the town of Tam Dao, you can find beautiful Tam Dao below and vaporous mist surrounding you. It makes me feel as if you are in the Heaven. 

5. Tam Dao ancient church

It is a famous tourist destination in Tam Dao was built early in 1937. The parishes built this church like French architectural with a length of 26 meters, and 11 meters in width. During the anti-French colonialist resistance war, all the villas in Tam Dao were completely destroyed. However, the church is the only place that has been preserved until now. This is an interesting attraction because you can stand in the ancient church to see the natural landscape. You can take a photo with your friends and relatives. Moreover, many couples choose this place to take their wedding photos. 

6. Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple

If the time is limit and you can not climb Thien Nhi peak, you can climb nearly 200 stone steps to the Ba Chua Thuong Ngan Temple. There are many beautiful legends in the temple that you should know. This is definitely a spiritual tourist destination of Tam Dao. If you want a little peace, this place is a good choice for you. 

7. Tam Dao Square

This new site has been built recently and it is not completed. However, it is extremely attractive to tourists, especially young people. The square is beautifully decorated with green trees and the center fountain. Although the architecture is quite simple, this is the ideal place to take pictures. Besides, you can also sit on small swings to talk, and chat with each other.

Sightseeing in Bac Kan the northeast of Vietnam (part 3)

Pac Ngoi Village

Talking to Bac Kan, many people must not be out of the charming landscape of Ba Be National Park. However, in a corner of their memories, Pac Ngoi will always be a truly special place, attracting visitors.

Pac Ngoi Village is the ethnic village to be located in the center of the mighty mountains and lakes

With the rich, rich and harmonious mountains and forests of Ba Be National Park, Pac Ngoi is backed by the mountain footprints on the lake, making it one of the most desirable places in the North West. Visitors to this place will be impressed by more than 70 houses built on stilts Tay ethnicity built hundreds of years to form the cultural village of Pac Ngoi. This is also the most characteristic of traditional culture in this area is kept up to date.

Besides, to the Pac Ngoi, tourists also have the opportunity to learn the identity of the Tay people through the singing tunes, the unique dance where nowhere. Moreover, when visitors have the need to experience living inside the house on stilts, they will be hospitable indigenous people serving some specialities of the place such as pork chops, chicken hills, grilled steak, corn wine, or introduced the daily tasks such as fishing, brocade weaving or bamboo rattan.

With the great potential of nature as well as the characteristics of traditional cultural identity, Pac Ngoi has been receiving a lot of government attention to investment, embellishment and construction. In the future, it is expected that this place will become a great destination for guests who want to explore and learn the beauty of nature as well as people.

Hua Ma Cave

Hua Ma Cave is located on the middle of Coon Mountain, in the middle of "Le Pot", which overlooks the Leng River, near Ba Be Lake. This place is not only associated with the sacred area but also many stalactites in the moon became an attractive landscape of the Ba Be National Park.

This cave was surveyed from 2003 to 2004, later built a small aisle and installed the lighting system, and in 2007 it was put into tourism. In front of the cave, people named and recorded the cave of this cave by the words "Hua Ma wonders the most dynamic."

The cave is located on the middle of the mountain, at an altitude of 350m above sea level, all year round green, dense trees. The road from the foot of the mountain to the cave was built into the steps, leading to the mouth of Hua Ma, 3m wide, 5m high. Entrance to the east and exit to the south.

On the right of the main door was filled with stones stacked on top of each other, this is still a mystery and there are many different explanations, and local people believe that due to the old area left. From the gate looking down is a clear blue water of the forest and Ba Be Lake and the gentle Leng River flows through.

Step into, the cave Hua Mak open wide, about 1ha with a length of more than 700m, the ceiling has a height of up to 40-50m. The slope of the gentle cave, a place to create a 3m high wall, under a huge pile of rubble about 164m, the smallest width is 10m, the widest place up to 43m.
The floor is quite flat, dry, shading the shelf, winding edge as beautiful terraced fields. About 15 meters from the shop, there are red grey clay piles and ash, where the tools have been discovered with Chinese terracotta motifs.

There are dozens of stone columns 10-15m high, the hand-made, "carved" extremely sophisticated. Covered in the cave is a multitude of stalactites in the shape of thousands of conditions, suggestive rich imagination such as flowers, tower pen, Quan Yin sound, scene teacher Tam Tang to see business, The dynasty is full of bilingual literature and so on. The corridor is divided into several rooms by the stone curtain, natural stone separation.

Kim Hy Nature Reserve

The location of Kim Hy Nature Reserve is in Bac Kan province. With an area of over 14,000ha, the reserve has hundreds of rare animals and plants that must be managed and protected strictly.
Kim Hy is regarded as a place to preserve the pristine state of the wildlife. Local and foreign scientists appreciate the abundance of rare plants and animals here. Among them are white-cheeked langur, squirrel and monkey, which are now endangered globally. In particular, to the Kim Hy nature reserve, you will see the diversity of bat species - considered the most species in Vietnam. Not only that, this is also considered as a big treasure of Bac Kan province, with tens of thousands of trees, mountains and so forth.

Kim Hy is also home to some rare genetic resources of Endangered Species Endangered Species such as fake artificial trees, also known as the rock in the world that is left in the four mountainous provinces. our country is in the North and 2 provinces Guangxi, Guangdong (China). In addition to rich flora and fauna, Kim Hy Nature Reserve is rich in mineral resources, especially gold.

Sightseeing in Bac Kan the northeast of Vietnam (part 2)

Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park is located in the bow River Gam, embracing the chay river with an area of 7,610ha, of which 3,226ha is the strict protection zone. This is a region rich in biodiversity, characterized by the typical ecosystems of evergreen forest on limestone mountains and mountain lakes, lowland evergreen forests.

Ba Be National Park is still considered as Halong Bay on the land

The fauna is also rich in diversity and number, with 81 species of mammals, 27 species of reptiles, 17 species of amphibians, 322 species of birds, 106 species of fish, 553 species of insects and spiders. Sixty rare and endemic species are included in the World and Vietnamese Red Book such as Phoenix, pheasant, pomelo, etc. In addition to Ba Be lake, Ba Be National Park has many unique and majestic landscapes. Other such as Puong cave, Dau Dang waterfall, Tien pond and Roop waterfall, deserve not only the centre of biodiversity leading but also famous landscapes of Vietnam. The centre of the garden is Ba Be Lake with over 500ha of water surface. Lake is home to many endemic freshwater fish species with 106 species and also an important source of fresh water for residents living around the area. In 1995, Lake Ba Be was recognized as one of the world's 20 "special" freshwater lakes that need to be protected.

Ba Be National Park has 1,281 plant species belonging to 162 families, 672 genera, including 25 species listed in the IUCN Red List and several rare plant species. In the Red Book of Vietnam such as grist, nails, Lim, string structure in which string structure is an endemic species of bamboo usually grows on the cliff. Their bodies drop down to form the blinds around the lake. This is an area that scientists at home and abroad rated as the most diverse and endemic centre of orchids not only of Vietnam but also of all of Southeast Asia with 182 species.

Thach Long Pagoda

Thach Long pagoda is divided into two parts: The first part is Thien pagoda located on high, there are stone steps from the foot of the mountain leading up the gate. The highest floor (Upper Hall) symbolizes the shrine of Buddha Shakyamuni. The middle floor (Trung Vuong) symbolizes the world with images of Uncle Ho. In the heart of the cave, the cliffs divide themselves into segments such as high and luxurious spoons that cover the Buddhas sitting below. Can be considered as an architectural masterpiece of beautiful nature. The second part is the Amphitheater (Lower Power). The road to the pagoda has to walk around the ridge about 80 m. The entrance to the temple is slightly narrower Than Thien pagoda, the cave is not as wide as it is about 6 meters high, 6 meters wide and deep in the inside.

Not only contains many of his relics, Thach Long pagoda is also a historical relic, is the pride of Cao Ky commune. Due to the special structure of the pagoda and the private place, the Ly dynasty took the pagoda as a fortress to fight Song. In the period of resistance against the French, the pagoda was used as a place of production and secret weaponry of our army. At that time, many Buddha statues were removed from the relatives and also from which the villagers stopped the ceremony. Later, peace restored, the temple was returned to the local people to repeat the worship.

Tham Temple

Over time, through the resistance war against French colonialism, the temple has witnessed the ups and downs of history as a guard post for military facilities when used as the Office of the Resistance Committee. Cho Moi. The architecture of the temple has been restored several times, but still retains the original appearance to this day, showing the majesty and dignified but not too fussy, including Mau Temple, Temple She and the area worshipping Buddha.

Tham Temple in Cho Moi area - Cay Thi (now Cho Moi town, Cho Moi district, Bac Kan province) has long become a spiritual tourist destination for thousands of visitors inside and outside the province each year. The journey "retreat to the roots", especially the new spring. Sacred Temple is a sacred temple associated with the anecdotes of a beautiful ethnic woman, rich in compassion, a heroic hero brave stand up against the enemy.

According to local records, the temple was built for a long time, then around 1929-1930, wood merchant Nguyen Ca Mau, after a flood of broken plates, floating rafts, thought impossible to find. But when the wooden rafts in front of Tham, they are blocked. As a portent of a sacred, a salvation of salvation. Seeing the sacred shrine, at the same time, he donated his money, and at the same time donated by local people to build the temple now. On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, the festival, the full moon day, the one to the bustling Temple, just to burn the incense remembrance of a benevolent Lady, a heroic heroine, also to enjoy the scenery, air in clean of the place in the area. Tham went to the spiritual realms of the Kinh, Tay, Nung, Dao settle in this area.

Sightseeing in Bac Kan the northeast of Vietnam (part 1)

Bac Kan is a province rich in tourism potential because of the abundance of natural resources, minerals and culture rich mountainous ethnic identity of North Vietnam. If you have ever been here, you will not forget the majestic beauty, poetic nature of this place.

Bac Kan is located in northeastern Vietnam. Cao Bang is bounded by the north, Lang Son province in the east, Thai Nguyen province in the south, Tuyen Quang province in the south, and the terrain is dominated by mountain ranges that turn back to the east with valleys, Bac Kan tourism is a wise choice for those who want to explore nature.

Puong Cave

Puong Cave is a large cave in northern Vietnam, in the Ba Be National Park in Bac Kan province. about 5 km from the centre of Cho Ra town. The Puong Cave, 300 meters in height, is 30 meters high when the Nang River flows through the Lung Nham Limestone Mountains with steep cliffs and various stalactites of different shapes and colours inside the cave.

Puong Cave is one of the most beautiful and famous in Ba Be Lake

To visit Puong cave visitors have to sit on a boat in the Nang River, take a boat to go about a section about 400 meters, visitors will see the Puong Cave entrance, looking from a distance you only see it very small, but until closer You really feel surprised about the grandeur and mystery that visitors are excited to discover.

Inside, the strangely shaped rhinoceros lurks down to shine on the water. The deep inside, although the heart is quite dark but still enough to attract tourists, in the cave is home to thousands of bats are living, when visitors visit the sound, footsteps, light flashlights and echoes of echoes of bats swimming on the roof.

Do not know ever since the gentle river is that the perforation of the limestone cliffs to create a flow with great caves. Many people also referred to Puong as the giant shark's mouth swallowed and swallowed every single boat that lined the stream.

Although there are many visitors to Ba Be Lake National Park, the Puong cave is still pristine as it was at its inception and remains uncharted. Inside many stalactites and stalagmites have different shapes and colours that make visitors love to contemplate, touch.

Na Khoang Falls

Na Khoang waterfall is located at the foot of Deo Gio, next to National Highway 3, 6km from the centre of Na Phat town, Ngan Son district.

The waterfall covers an area of ​​about 12 hectares. It is the place where two streams are formed, namely Na Deng stream flowing through Lung Chang canyon, a small stream originating from Phia Slieng mountain peak flowing from southwest to about 88m. In combination with the Na Deng stream, a large slope has formed a four-level cascade system of about 600m in length, with an average width of 15m, and then flowing downstream to Ban Mat stream.

Na Khoang Falls is a gentle flower that is the highest waterfall cascade and the petals are small streams cascading out on the rocks. The area surrounding the waterfall is mainly regenerated forest, with an average coverage of 75% - 85%, with many species of birds, squirrels, reptiles and fishes.

At the top of the waterfall, there is a small green lake that is an ideal place for those who want to avoid the noisy, immense nature in order to feel cool and calm in the forest of Na Naang. Residents here are ethnic Mong and Dao are preserving traditional cultural identity such as costumes, beliefs, folk lanes, people dancing, creating more diversity, rich lively environment culture here.

Not only that, after a long journey, you can also rest in small houses, enjoy the specialities of the mountains and enjoy free karaoke downloads not from the national grid but from the public. Small hydropower project of Na Khoang. The nature of the soothing nature will bring you real relaxation moments, a fun and useful travel.

With beautiful, attractive and cool climate, fresh and valuable research on geology, geomorphology and ecology, the Nang Khoang has been recognized by the provincial People's Committee as a relic of the city.

Ba Be Lake

Coming to Ba Be lake - you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of beautiful clouds. Bac Kan to the lake, eyes to see the immense lake surface, visitors will admire the beautiful natural beauty of Ba Be Lake. Early in the morning when the mist was spread all over the mountains, Ba Be Lake as airy as the fairy flying with white dress giant. As the sunset shines, Ba Be Lake sparkles in the sunshine.

Ba Be Lake is still considered as Halong Bay on the land

Ba Be Lake is located in Ba Mau National Park, Ba Be District, Bac Kan Province, about 240 km from Hanoi. Ba Be is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, which is recognized as a national tourist site in Vietnam. The lake with an area of ​​650ha, the average depth of 20-25 m, running more than 8km. Local people call Ba Be Slam Pé, meaning three lakes. The name is derived from the lake is a pomegranate place of the three branches of the Per Le River, Pue Lu and Per Leng.

Coming to Ba Be lake, visitors not only enjoy the beautiful natural scenery but also enjoy the specialities under the lake as fish, shrimp and many other special dishes such as chicken hills, wild vegetables, Pork, glutinous rice, bamboo shoots and so forth. (to be continued)

Thanh Hoa Highlights (part 4)

Kho Muong Valley

Kho Muong is a deep valley in the core area of Pu Luong nature reserve, less influenced by human impact should still retain the very original, poetic features. This is home to 60 Thai ethnic groups, with 230 people. The Muong Village is separated from other villages in the area, about 2km from the People's Committee of Thanh Son Commune, but the way to the village is not simple. Ridiculous travel is a challenge for "travellers" to explore here.

Kho Muong Valley in the core area of Pu Luong nature reserve
Looking from above, Kho Muong appears with attractive soul, the floor is located near the bottom of the rice fields, corn fields, cassava. Surrounding the village is a vast green forest. All of them appear as a picture of the place "the first time". The people living in the village mainly live by rice, maize, cassava products made only for the daily meal. Thanks to what nature has bestowed, people have known to invest in building spacious houses to welcome visitors to visit. Coming to Kho Muong, visitors can admire the natural scenery, experience, learn the culture, customs and habits of the Thai people, join in the wildlife, enjoy the traditional food Gourmet aromas, such as Lam Lam, banana flower, bitter soup, corn wine, sour pickles and boiled duck meat. Come here, visitors also discovered Kho Muong cave or cave great.

Hang Kho Muong is one of the most attractive caves in the cave population discovered in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Limestone blocks formed about 250 million years ago make this cave. The cave is linked to the underground system with a length of about 2.5 km to the north and leads water from Kho Muong through the village of Lung Cao. The river system flowing through the cave is a common feature of the Kart Mountains, which creates a connection between the valley basins by the flow of water. Hang Kho Muong is also home to many bats, with at least four species of bats residing in the cave at different times of the year. As you go deep into the cave, visitors will be able to admire the stone blocks, stalactites with strange shapes such as human figures, trees, animals full of different colours, fuzzy virtual Virtual, all appear extremely vivid and special. In a cave deep in the cave, there is a large open field that looks like a natural volleyball court, this is one of the highlights of the bat.

May Fall 

May Fall is about 100km from Cuc Phuong National Park in the province of Thanh Hoa - Thach Lam commune - Thach Thanh district. From Hanoi, you move along Ho Chi Minh Road, across the Cuc Phuong National Park a passage will turn into May, fall about 10 km away. The road to May fall is quite convenient, the scenery along the two beautiful roads, the feeling of water painting is here.  You will have the opportunity to admire the stilted houses, the high mountains stretching majestic, listening to the murmuring at once rushing the stream of cool water in cold streams along with It is the birdsong, creating a very interesting delivery of forests. On the way, you will find a bridge made from the forest and combined with bamboo sheets, wild nature. The bridge over the Ngang River is the first stop for the waterfall, you can take pictures, eating at the bridge. May waterfall falls from the top of Mount Thalam, with a height of about 100m, and a total of nine steps cascade over each other to create soft water as the wavy line of a white silk.
May Fall is about 100km from Cuc Phuong National Park in the province of Thanh Hoa
In addition to the nine main cascades, there is a stepped father, mother waterfall and waterfall. The two sides are the big trees always shade down the waterfall. May fall has water all year round but will be most beautiful in August onwards. Then the gentle stream waterfall is as warm as the daughter Muong is spring.

The appropriate time to go to the May fall is in the summer. Then the gentle stream waterfall is as warm as the daughter Muong here. There are places where the fence where there are murmuring, there are places where the waterfall soft, where there are so many waterfalls poured white water froze foam.

In addition to being immersed in the clear blue water, cool down from the sky to dispel the fatigue, flung the town, you can also release your soul to nature, find peace and quiet silent for the soul.

Thanh Hoa Highlights (part 3)

Hai Tien Beach

Any visitor who has been to Hai Tien travel feels that the attraction of this white sandy beach lies in the pristine beauty of this land. The beautiful natural landscape of heaven and earth is blended with special features in the space of peaceful fishing village life that purely made an ideal beach destination to give visitors a wonderful holiday.

Sunset on Hai Tien Beach

Hai Tien beach is only about 2km long but flat and attractive natural landscapes also hide the pristine. Hai Tien is not only the blue sea but also the fine white sand beside the coconut trees, soaring casuarina soaring along the coast, giving the place extremely beautiful and romantic. people.
Coming to Hai Tien Sea Resort, you will experience the feeling of walking on the white sand beach and feeling the cool sea breeze blowing with the salty smell of the sea and waiting for the moment when the sun rises. is a very relaxed and wonderful feeling. And only when the first light of the sun shines down on the sea island is still this wild nature, people can fully feel the true beauty of the land of heaven and sea island of Tien.
Man in the sea Hai Tien very honest nature. They live mainly by fishing, so life is quite difficult but visitors can still see their friendly smile for themselves. Welcoming tourists is a precarious labour life, but the gentle people who sketch year-round friends with the sea, still warm and warm. Coming to Hai Tien, you do not go away just because of the beautiful scenery, but also by the heart of the heart.
Get up early to watch the sunrise and share with the fishermen, you will relive the feeling you once had in the sea Sam Son or beaches along Vietnam. In the Sea of Hai Tien, visitors can easily talk to any fisherman, experience the feeling of pulling a net, filtering fish or buy fresh seafood they catch from the sea for the cheap price.

Ben En National Park

Ben En National Park covers an area of nearly 15,000 ha, of which more than half are primitive forest, with rich flora and fauna. The nature of this place is also prominent with the Muc River Lake which is about 4,000ha deep, tens of meters deep, the watercourse of Muc River and four big streams in the area. Lake Muc is divided into two lakes, Ho Thuong is larger than 3,000ha and Ho Ha is about 800ha. The lake is green around the year, the lake has more than 20 islands covered with green trees, creating a beautiful landscape painting.

Ben En National Park

In addition to the area of lakes, islands and forests, Ben En also has limestone mountains in Hai Van commune, which owns some fanciful caves, typically Hang Ngoc with a length of about 80m, 8m wide, 2.5m high, The inside is a shiny, light-coloured quartz. Especially, in the middle of the cave, there is a huge stalactite, sparkling like jade. Water from the cliffs in the cave flows out, forming a small stream, cool, ragged all night. Beside Ngo Ngoc Cave, where can climb to the top of the cave, overlooking the gap is a panoramic view of Ben En National Park.
Visiting Ben En National Park, the boat will take you gliding on the calm lake, enjoy the fresh air and see the masterpiece of nature. Then stop by to visit the green islands, where you can camp tents, fire camp activities, as well as outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing, catching crabs.
Join the discovery of the national forest Ben En and to look at the mysterious caves, the trip will make you admire the huge tree trunk to some people hug, banana flaps hatched a red corner forest, Meet the herd of monkeys, learn the birds singing as melodious chorus, and then dazzle in front of various stalactites in Ngoc cave, Suoi Tien cave.
In addition, depending on the weather, Ben En National Park can arrange for visitors to go to the forest, observe wildlife at night, with some species such as squirrel, flying squirrel, deer, wild boar hidden behind the grass, trees.
Experience the local culture, you can visit Von of the Thai people in the buffer zone of Ben En National Park. Local people are enthusiastic and hospitable, giving you a comfortable moment of interaction, with traditional stilt house space, with unrivalled rounds, vibrant dances and unique cultural identities.
Overnight here, you also have the opportunity to enjoy specialities such as Thanh Bong soup, grilled spinach fish, sesame rice porridge in Song Muc lake (each weighs 30-40 kg) sip the wine needs to be ecstatic. Wake up early, admire the scenery at dawn, when the islands are dim in the white mist covered the surface of the lake. All will be unforgettable memories after the discovery of Ben En national park.

Thanh Hoa Highlights (part 2)

Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Pu Luong Nature Reserve is located in the north-west of Thanh Hoa province, in Quan Hoa and Ba Thuoc districts. The Pu Luong Nature Reserve, established in 1999, is now preserving its rich natural landscape values with a diversity of native plants and animals.

From historic road 15C through Canh Nang town, Ba Thuoc district to the end of Phu Le commune, Quan Hoa district connected to Road 47 to Lac village, Mai Chau district Hoa Binh has split Pu Luong into two different ecosystems The limestone mountain ecosystem is one and the mountain ecosystem is one side.
Covering an area of 17,662 ha, the reserve has a rich forest ecosystem, rich in fauna and flora diversity with 598 animal species belonging to 130 vertebrate families, of which 51 species are rare. (26 species of mammals, 5 species of bats, 6 species of birds, 5 species of freshwater fish, 6 species of reptiles).
Especially here is the residence of the Leopard, Beo fire, deer, bear and Son Duong, dozens of the herd of white ducklings - a rare primate with the number up to hundreds of individuals. The karst system of limestone karst preserves many caves with the mysterious nature of nature. Flora and fauna with rare species of orchids have given the forest a sense of beauty that not every forest has.
Besides the diversity of natural scenery, this place is diverse in the cultural identity of the Thai community makes Pu Luong bring their own unique beauty.
Located in the middle of the forest, this is the Son, Ba, Muoi of Lung Cao commune, Ba Thuoc district. With an altitude of over 1,000m and surrounded by forests, this place has an ideal climate, one day with four seasons and the temperature does not exceed 20oC.
Coming to Pu Luong in May and October, visitors will admire the terraced paddy fields of golden rice spread over the mountains.
With its outstanding features, Pu Luong Nature Reserve is considered as a valuable natural reserve in terms of science, socio-economic and ecotourism.

Tu Thuc Cave

Tu Thuc Cave is also known as Bich Dao Cave, located in Nga Thien Commune, Nga Son District, Thanh Hoa Province. This is a system of limestone karsts with unique stalactites and stalagmites associated with the legend of the Tantric metamorphosis is widely circulated in folk.

In front of the entrance to the Consciousness, there are two poems in Han scripture praising the beauty of the goddess, a stone carved on the stone of the Trinh Sam goddess with the Nam Nguyen pseudonym, one on the high cliff of Le Quy. Pedestal. Outside the door, there is a small temple called Son Shrine.
Entering the inside of the cave of Tu Thuc, the visitor is a spacious outdoor arc-shaped look like a giant bowl, on the ceiling with stalactites in the shape of a beautiful peach, under the floor surviving vestiges. Tet worship and the sparkling stalactites are like the treasure of gold, the treasure of the human.
Follow the narrow corridor, visitors will enter the lobbies in. Around are the stalactites silhouette sparkling, evoking images associated with the love of Huong Huong and Tu Huc such as Huong Huong bath and the letter of the room, the chess board, fruit tray, orchestra and so on.
Go deeper in the cave, you will encounter a small lake in the scattered, scattered here are the white stones, adjacent to the shape of ponds, the stone statue he adoration, frogs as a hand-crafted clever set.
There are two turns for Tu Thuc. One falls with equal stone steps, Legend is the way up the heavenly realms. The rest of the way deep down the mountain in the direction of the spiral with the rocky bumpy, dark, wet is down the road, the place is easy to make tourists fear that quickly turn out.
The Legend of Tonkin and the exotic scene inside the cave has created a unique attraction for this place, and enrich the destination for Thanh Hoa tourism. 

Sam Son Beach

Sam Son beach is a famous beach in Thanh Hoa. Sandy beaches, calm waves, clear blue water and moderate salt concentration are very suitable for human health.

In addition to beautiful beaches, nature is rich for Sam Son many famous scenic spots and legendary shimmering colour. It is the Truong Le mountain range that runs along the rim of the four seasons, which is the romantic Trong Mai stone, Tuoc Cac, Tien majestic ancient; Vong Hai radio - where visitors can see a vast area of sky. 
Independence Temple and Temple of Co Tien are all structures built in the late Le Dynasty (17th century) (Temple of the Fairy Goddess and Maitre Lieu Hanh) in ancient architecture. These are the places that visitors often visit each time to Sam Son.
Southern Truong Le mountain range has a very beautiful beach, the environment is very pristine, this place promises a modern resort in the future.
The symbol of Sam Son beach tourism, over the hill with thousands of days and nights singing the sea waves, about a common love of young couples living together in flood victims.
In the south, the legendary Ta Tien pagoda where Uncle Ho stopped by for a sightseeing break when visiting Thanh Hoa in 1961.
Quang Cu ecological tourism area has been planned and is being deployed to welcome tourists. Especially, tourists also enjoy many seafood specialities such as crab, lobster, blue shrimp with more than 50 hotels with full facilities can serve international guests. Every year, this popular tourist destination attracts over 300 thousand tourists.
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Thanh Hoa Highlights (part 1)

Thanh Hoa is a peaceful countryside on the North Central Coast. There are 7 ethnic groups living in Kinh, Muong, Thai, Dao, Mong, Tho and Kho Mu - a multicoloured picture. With a special geographic location, this land is the epitome of Vietnam and is the convergence of interesting tourist attractions that everyone should visit once.

Cam Luong fish cave

Cam Luong fish cave (Cam Luong fish cage) is home to concentrated populations of densely populated fish that are preserved and revered by local ethnic minorities. This is a unique and popular tourist destination in the Thanh Hoa tourism route.
On the way to the stream of Cam Luong Thanh Hoa, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the simple and rustic stilts of the Muong ethnic people lying hidden on the slopes, immersed in the majestic space of The towering rocky mountains, the point of the Ma River winding.
Visiting Cam Luong stream, visitors will not be shy before the fish gods are swimming. As far as the foot of the mountain as much large fish, right in front of the cave is crowded the fish weighing 3-5kg swim close together, sealed the water surface, gathering on the shore as welcoming visitors.
Here, visitors can buy some vegetables and popcorn from the people around to familiarize themselves with the fish. The fish here is very bold, see the food is back, click on the water surface, feeling like there is no distance between the fish and this god. The shape of the fish looks beautiful, black scales, dark mossy back, body stretched in the middle, the fins and mouth are pink. Interesting that you can put your hands on the water stroked these gods.
In addition, to admire the spirit, visitors can also explore the cave tree on the Truong Sinh Mountain, at 70 meters above the ground. Inside the cave is a variety of stalactites with sparkling colours, and the depth of the heart like no endpoint. The murmuring of the small stream nestled on the wall suddenly attracted the attention of tourists, that is the origin of the water stream of Cam Luong.
If time permits, visitors can visit the village around the stream of Cam Luong fish, exchange, learn the customs and habits of the people of Muong with features such as brocade weaving, dance Pong-pong and enjoy the local specialities and wine yeast need to ecstasy.

Ho Dynasty Citadel

The Ho Dynasty Citadel in the province of Thanh Hoa today was the capital of Vietnam from 1398 to 1407. This is one of the rare stone fortifications left in Southeast Asia. UNESCO has recognized Ho Dynasty Citadel as World Cultural Heritage because of the cultural, historical values and unique construction techniques of this project.

This work is highly appreciated in terms of technical stone blocks that are considered to be unique in Vietnam in particular and in East Asia and Southeast Asia. They have been described in the period from the late 14th century, early XV century. Researchers estimate that the architecture of the Ho Dynasty citadel was very scientific, with large blocks carved squarely, interlaced in the shape of grapefruit to avoid large vibrations such as earthquakes. Particularly between these stones, there is no binder but the citadel survives more than 600 years, overcoming the effects of seismic and bomb damage. In addition, this solid construction block was built only in the first three months of 1397.
According to the materials left behind the archaeological work, the current status of the population of  Ho Dynasty Citadel including Thanh Noi, Hao Thanh, La Thanh and Nam Giao is located outside the city. In it, the citadel is the most monumental and most intact remains to date. The entire exterior of the wall is a combination of four gates made from blue limestone slabs, carefully chiselled, stacked together. These large blocks have slabs of up to 6 meters long, weighing about 20 tons. Explaining the way these huge stone blocks were transported, archaeologists have suggested that rock marbles were used to transport them.
Ho Dynasty Citadel is an important historical relic of high cultural value, ancient architecture. Come to this monument, visitors have the opportunity to admire the uniqueness of the old works and learn about this elaborate technique. This is the destination increasingly attract many domestic and foreign tourists know.
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Ho Chi Minh City

Located in the center of southern, Ho Chi Minh, now one of the most densely populated places in Vietnam.

The climate in Ho Chi Minh City is divided into two seasons: the rainy season and dry season. Especially, rainy season last quite long. It is about from 2 to 3 months. However, residents are used to living here a long time.

Ho Chi Minh City

The streets of Ho Chi Minh are a frenzy of activity and noise. The roads are congested with vehicles, from sparkling limousines to dusty rickshaws, while countless of people stream past on the pavements, and in the crowded narrow alleyways, the sense of the pedestrian are bombarded with a variety of exotic sights and smells. Around the city is like covered by a myriad of skyscrapers. Meanwhile, Sai Gon river is very tranquil with huge ships float on the surface. I was definitely impressed by atmosphere here. It is not extremely different from Hanoi. However, I feel as if something makes me fervent.

Below the bright neon lights, advertising every brand name conceivable, visitors can find an endless variety of shopping malls. You can buy anything here such as luxury clothes, jewelry, furniture and so on. Moreover, famous restaurants are also found in everywhere. There are many kinds of the restaurant coming from many countries all over the world. Tourists can enjoy a myriad of different dishes with many aroma dishes. I have had a memorial experience. Besides traditional food of a lot of countrysides in Vietnam, I have also enjoyed dishes that I have never tried such as pizzas from Italia, grilled meat from Korea, sushi from Japan and so on. Besides, Ho Chi Minh also has many markets for residents and tourists. Ben Thanh market is one of the famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City. When you see this market in outside, Clock Tower will come to your view. The people here see it as an unofficial symbol of Ho Chi Minh City. Ben Thanh market is known as a mainly business center of normal people in Ho Chi Minh. Residents sell many kinds of things such as vegetables, clothes or personal items. Each year, a variety of tourists come to Ben Thanh market for visiting or buying.

Because of lying in the center of Northern, Ho Chi Minh has no beautiful beaches for visitors enjoying the atmosphere. However, you can spend two hours going to other areas that is adjacent to Ho Chi Minh to go on holiday. Vung Tau beach is one suggestion for you. It is about 106 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh city. Vung Tau is a seaside town about 2 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City by car, making it a popular weekend getaway for local and foreign city dwellers. Called Cap Saint-Jacques by French colonists, it features a long coastal promenade connecting two beaches, colonial-era architecture, bars, and restaurants, as well as beach umbrellas, chairs, loungers, and kayak rental kiosks. While Vung Tau can be visited all year long, we highly recommend making your way here during the week if you prefer a more relaxed setting. Long Hai is another suggestion. It is mostly frequented by the local population during the weekends, offering plenty of hippy bars, seafood eateries, and water sports facilities at affordable prices. Located almost 100 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the beach also houses a wide range of expansive resorts with stylish rooms and villas overlooking the East Sea. The more high-end establishments tend to offer shuttle services for guests departing from Ho Chi Minh City, whether via private car or ferry from District 1.

Ho Chi Minh City has some typical culture that it is not the same as whatever countrysides in Vietnam. The lifestyle is one example. When I came here at the first time, I was so confused. It is not extremely noisy and it is also not too silent. Moreover, if you are foreigners, you can see that Ho Chi Minh people’s voice is different from Ha Noi people. In my thought, I feel their voice very sweet. This is the other type of northern people. Besides, Ho Chi Minh people are very active, enthusiastic and modern. When I talked to them, they also have a bit humorous and it helps me be more confident when communicating.

Ho Chi Minh city is definitely an interesting place!!

Mekong Delta Expedition: My Tho Travel Guide

Once setting foot in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, you shouldn't skip My Tho - a peaceful and beautiful city lying on Mekong River basin. If you are thinking about a trip to this land during your Indochina Tour Packages, then our My Tho travel guide might be useful.

How to reach My Tho

It is quite easy to find your suitable vehicles to My Tho. One of the most convenient and stable is to travel by bus. All you need to do is to come to Cho Lon Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and board the bus Saigon – My Tho or other buses to Ben Tre, Go Cong etc. 
Located just about 70km from Saigon, riding your own motorbike to My Tho is also a good idea. Just ride straight from Saigon to the Western area on the AH 1A, passing Long An and take a left hand turn at Trung Luong T-Junction.

Where to Stay

Lying at the heart of Mekong Delta’s countryside, the price for accommodation in My Tho is never a problem, only $5-10 for a nice hotel. Chuong Duong and Cong Doan seem to be the most luxurious ones, which come with great services, maybe you should give them a try:
  • Chuong Duong Hotel: No. 10, 30 Thang 4 Street, My Tho, Tien Giang
  • Cong Doan Hotel: No. 61, 30 Thang 4 Street, My Tho, Tien Giang

How to Move Around

The system of buses in My Tho is quite large, which guarantees you an access to many highlights of the city. However, if you want to see more tourist attractions on the outskirt area, this is not really a good choice.
The best vehicle you should choose to discover this tranquil land is motorcycle, which offers you the chance to discover deep into many obscured areas that bus can’t. Although the motorcycle rental in My Tho is not so popular, you can ask the hotel receptionists for one for about $6-8 per day, depending on the quality of the bikes.
To explore deep into the rustic waterways and see the local villages and markets, boat is the only choice. This will be an interesting experience for you to sit on local bamboo boat controlled by the local, enjoy fresh air, admire tranquil scenery of Mekong Delta’s countryside and enjoy the unique fold song called Don Ca Tai Tu.

Last but not least, My Tho is the departure place for those who want to take one of Mekong Cruises on Mekong River to Vietnam's closeknitting neighbor - Cambodia. Experience the cruise today and you can thank me later.

Cruising on Mekong River on Jahan Cruise

What to See

My Tho is always a good destination for tourists to discover both historical sites and ecotourism. 
If you are eager to learn more about architecture and religion in Vietnam, you should pay a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda, a beautiful Buddhist complex dating back to 1850.

For those who are interested in Ecotourism, a trip to Thoi Son Island will not disappoint you. There, you will not only admire a peaceful island but full of interesting activities, but also set foot in one of the biggest fruit gardens in Vietnam.

Dong Tam Snake Farm – the biggest of its kind in Vietnam will be one of your highlights offering you the chance to observe the lives of various types of snakes and lizards as well as meet the locals who daily take care of them.