The Beauty Of Quang Tri Through Vietnamese Travel Blogger’s Lenses
In the minds of many tourists, Quang Tri is not a tourist land rich in new and attractive experiences. Visitors to this central province often focus on historical sites such as Quang Tri Ancient Citadel, Hien Luong Bridge, and La Vang Holy Land.
However, in fact, Quang Tri possesses many beautiful, impressive, and unspoiled natural landscapes.
|Photo: Tran Minh Hieu|
"I was born and raised in Quang Tri, later I come to live and work in Da Lat. Every time I am back in my hometown, I spend some time discovering the beauty of my homeland, with the desire to spread the impressive landscapes of the heroic land to friends and tourists. And I myself am always surprised by the beauty of Quang Tri", said Tran Minh Hieu, a tourist and travel blogger .
In early July, Hieu spent 3 days and 2 nights exploring the Dong Ha area and the west side of Quang Tri. This land is like a mysterious gem, little known to tourists but possesses an impressive landscape. The pictures that he shared online have received a lot of love and admiration from social media.
On the first day, early in the morning, Hieu moved from Dong Ha city center to Trieu Lang beach, An Luu village lotus pond, and Quang Tri ancient citadel. At noon, he returned to the motel in Dong Ha to rest. After that, the tourist and his friends went to a lonely tree at Rao Quan hydroelectric lake. At the end of the afternoon, they went to camp overnight on the top of Cu Vo.
|The lotus field of Quang Tri. Photo: Tran Minh Hieu|
On day two, after the successful cloud-hunting on Cu Vo Peak, Hieu visited Nam Mua Bungalows Resort, Sa Mu Pass, and Ta Puong Waterfall. On the second night, Hieu's group stayed at the resort overnight.
On the third day, he moved to Homi Coffee - a place that attracts young people because of its views of the mountains and poetic rivers, then returned to Dong Ha.
|The group camped overnight. Photo: Tran Minh Hieu|
“I had to arrange each destination on the same route, and they are not too far apart. From Dong Ha to the sea route, it took about 30 minutes by car, and from Dong Ha to the western road of Quang Tri, the furthest point was about 50km,” Hieu said.
Since Quang Tri's summer is very hot, Hieu's group (including 4 members) decided to rent a 4-seater car to move faster and more convenient.
"Visitors should get up early in the morning to go see the sea or visit some places nearby to avoid the heat," he said his experience.
Fun-filled solo trip
The most memorable experience on the trip with Hieu was camping overnight, then going cloud-hunting early in the morning on Cu Vo Peak. Cu Vo in Huong Linh commune (Huong Hoa, Quang Tri) has long been "ranked" by backpackers as “the most beautiful place to hunt clouds in Quang Tri”.
|The Chenh Venh waterfall in Quang Tri. Photo: Tran Minh Hieu|
“In the afternoon, the weather is very comfortable and a little bit cold like in Dalat with a gorgeous sunset. We all baked BBQ meats, chatted, and sang together. At night, the temperature dropped low, and I was cold since I didn't bring any warm blanket,” Minh Hieu said.
According to Hieu, there is a tent rental and tour service at Cu Vo Peak. First-time visitors can book these services.
During the trip, Hieu's group visited two waterfalls, Chenh Venh and Ta Puong. The trekking route to the foot of the waterfall is not too far, a few hundred meters from Chenh Venh waterfall and 1.5km from Ta Puong waterfall. The scenery is gorgeous and will surprise a lot of people coming here for the first time.
|Photo: Tran Minh Hieu|
Hieu also suggested that visitors can explore Cua Viet beach, Vinh Moc tunnels, Con Co island, Mui Treo, and Ru Linh primeval forest during their journey to Quang Tri.
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