These places still keep the original tastes of the mountains and the friendly local people.
Tak Po “Rooftop”
|Tak Po is located in Tra Tap commune, Tra My district, Quang Nam, at the foot of Ngoc Linh mountain. |
Tak Po is located in Tra Tap commune, Tra My district, Quang Nam, at the foot of Ngoc Linh mountain. This place still retains the most pristine of the mountains and forests. From Tak Po, you can see large lakes, the sea of clouds in the sunrise, although this place is not as high as Hai Van pass or Bach Ma range.
About 170 kilometers from Da Nang, “cloud hunters” from Da Nang come to Tak Po “rooftop” for the feeling of conquering the height and nature.
|This place still retains the most pristine of the mountains and forests. |
Thuan had an amazing trip to Tak Po. He said that travelers need certain experience in camping in mountainous terrain to strengthen the tents and shield from the wind and storms. In addition, when coming here, campers also need to get permission from the local authority.
A few years ago, local Xe Dang people in this area had many difficulties due to a limited approach to the outside world. Now that the commuting system has been improved significantly, it’s much easier to get around. From Tak Po, tourists can go to Kon Tum or Da Nang by bus or motorbike.
|“Cloud hunters” from Da Nang come to Tak Po “rooftop” for the feeling of conquering the height and nature. |
It is noted that visitors should not come here during the rainy season (from October to December) to avoid landslides.
Typical cuisine of the mountainous area such as lam rice (rice cooked in bamboo tubes), can wine (straw liquor), wild pork and chicken... are available in Tak Po. Coming here during the festive season, visitors can experience the energetic gong dance, a special and traditional trait of the area.
Vung Bot and Khe Duong Streams
|As the upstream water, these streams are always clean and can be bathed. |
These two streams are situated in Ta Lang - Gian Bi village, Hoa Bac commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang. This place is known by many camping enthusiasts since 2018. This is the headwater of Cu De River, which originates in the Truong Son range. From the center of Da Nang city, it takes about an hour to reach the place.
As the upstream water, these streams are always clean and can be bathed. If traveling on their own, visitors can bring fishing tools to try catching and processing on the spot.
Currently, this destination has guided tours with full catering services and camping support, which are suitable for families. Tourists can also see the historical evidence of the Sup bridge, built by the French colonialists to transport goods and forest products. The bridge has collapsed, but the bullet holes are still visible.
To transport from Vung Bot to Khe Duong, visitors have to cross the stream which is about 3 kilometers long. Travelers should be aware that it is slippery and difficult to go if you are just a newbie to this kind of activity. There is also a natural lake about 5 meters deep, which is ideal for enjoying the scenery.
Van Buong Village
|Campers can set up grills, enjoy the barbecue and quality time with friends and family. |
Before 2012, Van Buong was a remote village that was almost separate from other densely populated areas in Duy Xuyen and Dien Ban districts (Quang Nam). Thanks to the bridge connecting Van Buong and the mainland, this place has now become an attractive destination for people in the Quang Nam, Da Nang.
From Da Nang, travelers go 40 km to the south to reach Van Buong village, which is located beside the clear and calm Thu Bon river, wearing a long green lawn. It is not difficult to realize that this place still retains its pristine and idyllic nature.
|It is located beside the clear and calm Thu Bon river, wearing a long green lawn. |
Visitors coming here on the weekend can still find an ideal camping site because it is not as crowded as many other spots in Da Nang. At sunset, campers can set up grills, enjoy the barbecue and quality time with friends and family.
Mavis, a blogger, said that people here are very friendly. Visitors can borrow their boats to go on the river, sometimes they will give some vegetables for free. Water in this area is very shallow but full of fish. Campers can fish here and enjoy the food without spending too much effort.
Van Buong is associated with the story that in the past, the silk industry developed on both sides of the river, with most of the workers being women. Therefore, people thicken baths in the river to use in their daily life.
It is recommended to go camping from April to September every year for the best experience.
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