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DA DIA RAPID

The Da Dia Rapids in the villafe of An Ninh Dong in the Tuy An district are strangely structured, and included large upright stones equally arranged in a star pattern. Dark-black cylindrical stones pile up on one another, half of them under the surface of the water. In the middle of the rapids there is small concave fissure containing water from the rain and sea, which has become a puddle with blue, red, violet and yellow fish. Around the fissure, rocks stick out at odd angles and waves break into white foam upon them.

In front of the rapids is a large and deep rocky cave that can hold up to 100 people. The route to the area is quite difficult, as the landscape is still wild and primitive. The rapids have been classified as a national heritage by the Ministry of Culture and Information.

 

BA HO SPRING

Ba Ho Spring, 25 km from Nha Trang, is a spring that formed from the water run off from the peak of Hon Son Mountain (660 m high). The spring flows from the mountain to the sea, forming three lakes on its journey.

 

HUONG RIVER - NGU MOUNTAIN

The 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 feature an extremely slow current as the water is at almost the same level as the sea.

The river runs through the villages of Kim Long, Nguyet Bieu, Vy Da, Dong Ba, Gia Hoi and Bao Vinh.

The view on both sides in 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.

Ngu Binh Mountain’s imposing and symmetrical outline is surrounded by Ta Bat Son and Huu Bat Son mountains. During the Nguyen Dynasty, Emperor Gia Long built the capital of Hue next to Ngu Binh to use it as a shield.

Hue’s landscape is magnificent surrounded with the Perfume (Huong) river and Ngu Binh. The old capital is even sometimes called Huong – Ngu City.

 

YALI WATERFALL

Yali waterfall is 60m high and is divided into many levels. It is a beautiful site along Po Co River. The path leading to the fall has been improved to facilitate access. Anew hydroelectric power plant was built at Yali Waterfall and has a design capacity of 673 kw.

 

TO NUNG LAKE

To Nung Lake is located approximately 10 km from Playku, in Gia Lai Province. Situated in the middle of the highlands’ red soil area, the lake stands out like an emerald with its green clear water. iT lies on top of an extinct volcano and the view is spectacular.

From the banks, one has aview of the area including the Bien Ho Tea Farm and the towns of Playku and Kon Tum. Legendary Horung Mountain nearby makes the lake even more beautiful. Visitors also have the opportunity to visit several ethnic Rong houses and meet the hospitable inhabitants of the highlands.

 

XUNG KHOENG WATERFALL

Xung Khoeng Waterfall is 30 km southwest of the town of Pleiku, in the Chu Prong District. The waterfall is about 40-m high, and from afar, visitors can hear drawling sounds of flowing water. On the two sides of the falls, trees and plants grow luxuriantly, and above is the high blue sky. The water makes its way into cracks in the rock to form a clear lake, surrounded by craggy walls.

 

D'RAYSAP WATERFALL

The Watrfall can be found 30 kilometrs from Buon Me Thuot. D’raysap is the name in the ethnic E De language, meaning the “fall of mist”. The continuous foaming of the water at this site has turned the falling water into a vaporous cloud of fog.

 

LAK LAKE

Lak lake, located 56 km from Buon Me Thuot, is in the southern part of the province, close to National Highway 26. The great body of water hemmed between low mountains has been home to many kinds of wading birds for a long time.

On the lakeside of Lak Lake is a magnificent palace owned by the last Nguyen King, Bao Dai. Standing on balcony of the second floor, visitours get a panoramic view of the valley and the lake below. The remains the royal boat that was boarded for short cruise by the owner of the palace, Bao Dai, whenever he stayed in the palace.

 

XUAN HUONG LAKE

Xuan Huong is the area’s most beautiful lake, and is located in the center of Da lat City. It is 5 sq.km, in the shape of a crescent moon. It is a poetic site, attracting visitors in search of relaxation and young lovers.

The lake’s surface is a smooth as glass, and reflects the shadows of many pine trees. Tourists can sit under ancient conifers to fish, or can head out on the lake with paddle-boats.

 

DAMBRI WATERFALL

The Dabri Falls are situated north of Bao Loc, in Lam Dong Province. According to the Ma ethnic language, Dambri means :cascade of the lion”, and according to the Co ho ethnic language, “the stream of hope”.

The climate around Dambri Falls is cool all year round. The falls are also surrounded by hills of mulberry, tea and palm trees. Cruises on the area’s lake also available.

 

PRENN WATERFALL

The Prenn Fall are located at the foot of the 10 km – long Prenn mountain pass, on the route from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City. The famous waterfalls are located approximately 100 m from the road. At the foot of the falls is a small valley of flowers and pine trees. The cascading water falls down over a small bridge and across a small lake.

 

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