Explore Elephant Springs – A Wonderful Natural Destination For Summer Time
Elephant Springs Vietnam is easily one of the most beautiful hidden treasures of Vietnam. This natural spring that cascades into freshwater pools from a waterfall is located 53 kilometers outside of Hue, roughly a 1-hour drive. One of the best ways for tourists to enjoy the natural beauty of this place is to have a picnic with their loved ones.
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This place was exploited and built in a simple style that is harmonious with nature. The surrounding space is covered with green by mountains and forests, and large and small rocks are stacked side by side along the banks of the river stream. Simple but sturdy leaf huts are built close together to make a place to rest. Travelers will feel at peace when they immerse themselves in the tranquility and wilderness here, and listen to the cheerful sound of chirping birds.
The uniqueness of the Elephant Springs
Elephant Springs is one of the most sought-after Hue tourist destinations recently. One of the reasons why this place has become so famous is the uniqueness of its name. The reason people gave this place the name “Elephant Springs” (Suoi Voi) is that there are two huge rocks that are shaped like big elephants (Voi) on both sides of the springs.
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What makes Elephant Springs Vietnam unique is that it is located off the beaten track, giving visitors the sensation of a secluded paradise. It also has a unique multi-layered layout, with different levels of bamboo huts where tourists can put their belongings under cover, as well as a place to relax alone or in groups outside the water. Surrounding the springs are thick forests and jungles, adding to the beautiful scenery.
Aside from bathing in the river streams, one of the most unique things they can experience here is catching snails and crabs among the rocks. There are not too many snails here, only a few small ones often live clinging to the rock side. However, this is still an interesting activity for tourists during their summer journeys.
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Reaching the upstream of Elephant Springs, visitors have a chance to enjoy the marvelous beauty of the primary forest which is the priceless property of Elephant Springs. It is in Elephant Springs that old trees and rare animal species such as deer, pig, chamois, and others are still alive.
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If tourists travel in small groups, they can temporarily store their belongings somewhere, but if they go with a large group, it is best to rent a local hut.
Explore the diverse ecological nature
There is nothing more exciting than being immersed in the cool water of Elephant Springs on a hot summer afternoon. Unlike other streams, the water at Suoi Voi is not polluted. It is so clean and crystal that tourists can still clearly see the big red stones of all colors diving at the bottom.
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If the downstream allows tourists to bathe freely in the streams full of water, the upstream is a great place to explore the beauty of the primeval forest. Here they will come across huge ancient cypress trees, where a multitude of rare birds and animals gather. These can be mentioned as gibbons, chamois, wild boars, starlings, pheasants, babblers, deer, and other kinds of animals.
The best time to visit Elephant Springs
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The best time of year to travel to Elephant Springs Vietnam is typically between January and September, with the short rainy season being less quiet due to the water at the springs being less cool and the paths slippery – perhaps not suitable for older individuals or families with young children.
Ways to get here
If starting from Hue, tourists will take the national highway 1A toward Da Nang City. From Phuoc Tuong pass, they drive about 2.5km more, go to the area of km 879, turn right, go about 7km more and they will reach the tourist area, there is a sign showing the way to “Suoi Voi” in Vietnamese which means the Elephant Springs.
For those departing from Da Nang, it will take a little more time. Specifically, tourists need to go a distance of about 55km. They can keep going straight until they reach km 879, then start to turn left to get to the Elephant Springs Vietnam tourist area.
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