The Hanoitimes - Many travellers choose to venture off the beaten path as they make adventurous trips to conquer Mount Pha Luong, Datanla Waterfall, or trek through Mui Doi (the East Pole of Vietnam) to enjoy spectacular sunset. Followings are the most popular places for adventure tourists
Pha Luong Mountain in Tan Xuan Commune, Chieng Xuan District
Pha Luong mountain peak is considered the roof of Moc Chau – Son La. The most special thing here is not located at an altitude of more than 2,000 that are swathes of hectares all over the mountain like another world, separate from everything around. The steep cliffs with numerous tectonic fissures making it so spectacular and unique. Pha Luong is also a natural boundary between Vietnam and Laos.
Pha Luong Mountain in Tan Xuan Commune, Chieng Xuan District.
Located in the full of obstacles and difficulty Pha Luong still people here such as “silk road” to transport drugs. This makes the journey to conquer this mountain we have to get back to 3 to 4 times. You must have a license from Pha Luong border posts and only go in one day, that is what we have been following the failed attempts.
The Pha Luong in the morning still covered by mist hung white. We headed to the border posts, the report also is to be the way to rest after a heavy off-road just then. Soldiers border open and friendly, click teacup sits words reminding his Vietnam travel station chief of special attention, as well as a number of jungle skills.
One thing especially when standing at the top of Pha Luong, we easily recognize the border between Vietnam and Laos because there is a huge difference in the flora. Side the territory of our country, Xuan Nha forest dense lush spring the Laos side is bare hills, vast grass hill.
Tay Con Linh Mountain in Ha Giang Province
Conquering the top in every field is always the dream of man. For those who love adventure trips, conquering the more difficult mountains, the more exciting and proud they feel. Tay Con Linh Mountain in Ha Giang province is the highest peak in the north-eastern region and is one of the most intrepid destinations for backpackers due to its dangerous terrain of rocky climbs and thick forests.
Tay Con Linh Mountain in Ha Giang Province.
However, Tay Con Linh is not the highest mountain in Vietnam, only 2.427 m, but it is a wild mountain, quite a few people set foot in. We will be traveling through remote areas, very few inhabitants, almost isolated from the civilized world. Near the top, we will go through the primitive forest, terrain, … scenery change continuously. In addition, Tay Con Linh is in the Kingdom of terraced fields, conquering Tay Con Linh you also have the opportunity to see the masterpiece created by local hill tribes here.
From Hoang Su Phi center, climbing to Tay Con Linh peak takes 2 days. On the first day, we will reach the height of 1800m and sleep at a H'Mong house. From here up there are no more people's homes. On the second day, we will conquer the summit and return to the same way or to other destination.
Da Lat’s Datanla Waterfall
Da Lat’s Datanla Waterfall in the central highlands province of Lam Dong attracts tourists with its many exciting sport games such as rope swings and slides. Datanla used to be called “Da Tam N’nha” by the native people. The Kho who had been living there told that: in the old time, fairies usually came there to take a bath. But people didn’t know that there was a stream under the leaves there.
Da Lat’s Datanla Waterfall.
So, when native people discovered the water under the leaves”. Later, the word “Da Tam N’nha’ was pronounced to “Datania” and then changed to “Datanla”. It has become the official name until now. At the foot of the waterfall, Datanla stream flows slowly through cliffs then fflow onto a deep hole called deadly abyss located between two vertical cliffs with the height of over 40m. Tourist can walk down to the fall or they can take the roller-coaster to the site.
In recent years, Datanla tourist site has exploited some more adventure activities for visitor trying such as climb the cliff, discover the forest and go along the stream to come to Prenn bridge.
The Franciscaines monastery in Hung Vuong Street, Da Lat City
The Franciscaines monastery in Hung Vuong Street, Da Lat city is an attractive destination for curious tourists thanks to its fascinating architecture, moss covered walls, and old ghost stories. Particularly, the tortous ways beside the high pine mountains and the colours of millions of flowers are not attractive with me when traveling in Da Lat city. It is a illustrious architecture with villas and chapels.
The Franciscaines monastery in Hung Vuong Street, Da Lat City.
A article guide me to come there by chance. This place is chapels of the Franciscans on Hung Vuong street which are uncultivated in a few centuries in Da Lat travel trip. Additionally, the alluvial deposits, roof covered with mosses, a serious of gloomy aisles, and the ways with wild grasses make the place so ancient in tourists’s eyes. Moreover, the chapels are located in a small hill around glossy pines. The old architecture make visitors loss in a Medieval period.
Mui Doi (the East Pole of Vietnam)
Mui Doi (the East Pole of Vietnam) is located on Hon Gom Island in Van Phong bay of Van Thanh commune, Van Ninh district in Khanh Hoa province. It is called Mui Doi (double capes) for two rocky promontories jutting out into the sea. Not far from it is a small island named Hon Dau. It is about 100km from Nha Trang City.
Mui Doi (the East Pole of Vietnam).
Mui Doi is around 40km from Mui Dien. With a beautiful natural landscape formed by numerous spectacular pieces of rocks, they constitute two attractive tourist destinations. Tourists can choose either way, by land or by sea, to discover the beauty of this landscape.