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BACH MA NATIONAL
Ma National park is located approximately 50 km north
of Hue. In the 1930s, a city was located in the mountains,
but it was almost completely destroyed after the 1946
– 1954 revolution. Nowadays, all that is left
are the remmants of a city built with roman architecture
and buried under vegetation.
Ma National park is now considered as another Da Lat,
but in the centre of the country. The temperature never
goes below 4oC in the winter and the hottest summer
temperature does not exceed 26oC.
Ma National Park has a lot to offer, as much in terms
of sites to visit as landscapes to admire. fRom the
top of Hai Vong Dai, the highest peak at 1,450 m, one
can admire a fantastic view. The Grand Do Quyen Waterfall,
over 300 m high and 25 m wide, is also impressive.
vegetation and animal-life also attract many visitors.
The park is home to 233 species of birds and 55 species
of mammals, as well as extensive scientific research
is also carried out here.
HAI VAN PASS
Hai Van Pass. Two feelings are usually experienced:
amazement at passing through the clouds and fear of
the dangerous bends of the road.
is located 1,500 m above sea level. Its name means “Pass
of the ocean clouds”, as the peak of the mountain
is above cloud level while its foot is close to the
the top of Hai Van Pass, one can admire Lang Co Beach
to the north and Da Nang to the south. Endless forests
stretch out west of the pass and the ocean is to the
government has approvaed a project to build an 8 km
tunnels through the mountains to faclilitate access
to the area.
Marble Mountains, also called Ngu hanh Son or Mountains
of the Five Elements, consit of five peaks: Thuy Son
(water) which is the highest, Moc Son (wood), Kim Son
(metal), Tho Son (soil) and Hoa Son (fire). They are
located 12 km west of Da Nang.
Son has developed into a popular tourist resort because
of its alluring beauty. Stone steps carved into the
mountain lead to Tam Thai Pagoda and Huyen Khong Cave.
In the past, the pagoda paid tribute to Hindo and Buddhist
gods and is now dedicated to Cham deities. Huyen Khong
Cave was a base for Vietnamese revolutionaries during
times of war.
Marble Mountains are famous for traditional pratices
of stone engraving. In Dong Hai villages, close to Thuy
Son, 600 families chisel statues, jewellery and art
works. Stone from the Marble Mountains has been exported
to many countries.
of the more popular beaches in Vietnam is located 2
km from the mountains and 10 km from Da Nang, which
is convenient for those visitors wishing to climb and
Na Mountain (Da Nang) belongs to the district of Hoa
Vang, 35 km from Da Nang to the southwest and at an
altitude of 1,487 m above sea level. The temperature
only varies between 17 and 20OC throughout the year.
Na features beautiful thick forests with deep green
pine-covered hills. There is a characteristic point
of the area that few others possess: the clouds in the
zone reach the middle of the mountains, while the peaks
are always clear, from the top one can admire a landscape
of mountains, rivers, sky and sea.
- NGU MOUNTAIN
Perfume River, Huong Giang in Vietnamese, has two main
sources in the Truong Son Mountains: The Ta Trach and
Huu Trach rivers. It is 30 km long and features an extremely
slow current as the water is at almost the same level
as the sea.
river runs through the villages of Kim Long, Nguyet
Bieu, Vy Da, Dong Ba, Gia Hoi and Bao Vinh.
view on both sides is magnificent with the citadel,
gardens, pagodas, towers and temples; their reflection
on the water makes the river even more poetic. Many
locals think that Hue has such peaceful, gentle and
tranquil landscapes because of the Perfume River.
is located in Lam Dong Province, approximately 200 km
northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. At an elevation of 1,500
m, Dalat bears the look of an old French city as colonialists
chose it as a popular vacation spot away from the heat
of the rest of the South. It was founded in 1897 when
Doctor Alexandre Yersin recommended that the area be
developed as a resort town.
Dalat has many natural and artificial lakes such as
Ho Xuan Huong, Than Tho, Da Thien and Tuyen Lam. They
are bordered by lines of pine trees, a well –
known feature of the area.
has many natural and artificial lakes such as Ho Xuan
Huong, Than Tho, Da Thien and Tuyen Lam. They are bordered
by lines of pine trees, a well-known feature of the
A trip to Da Lat is not over unless you pay a trip to
the Da lat flower Gardens. The temperate climate is
very suitable for growing flowers such as orchids, roses,
lilies and camellias.
tourist not only limit themselves to Da Lat, but also
visit the area of the Lanbian Highlands and the local
ethnic minorities. The Langbian Mountains’ highest
peak at 2,165 m is very tempting for climbers. From
Long Bien Klo, one can view endless green mountains
for as far as the eye can see.
5 km from Dalat’s center to the North, the Valley
of Love is ringed by hilly slopes covered with pines.
Under King Bao Dai, the valley was called Hoa Binh (Peace).
1972, Da Thien lake was created in the valley and thanks
to this enhancement, has attracted countless visitors
and, of course, lovers.