The Immense Buckwheat Hill at the Top of Khau Pha Pass

Although the buckwheat flower field in Khau Pha Pass is not as large as in Ha Giang or Si Ma Cai (Lao Cai) but it’s very prominent among the mountains.

Harvest season in Mu Cang Chai (Yen Bai) have passed, but this place is still an attractive destination for backpackers. In addition to the winding terraced fields, Khau Pha Pass also has a stuning buckwheat flower hill.

The buckwheat flower field is planted as an experiment this year by the locals. This flower garden is located in a very nice place on Khau Pha Pass (near places of parachuting). Here you not only can freely watch the flowers, but also enjoy the pass, the terraces, the villages of Thai, Hmong people and immerse yourself into the cool air and poetic scenery in one of the most beautiful mountain pass in the Northern.

The buckwheat flower here has just bloomed so they are now white. Only the flowers which are going to fade have the beautiful pink colour. The soil here is a very good condition for buckwheat flower to grow, so the locals and the authorities also intend to expand the buckwheat flower fields to attract tourists.

The flowers were planted in a hillside overlooking a vast space with terraced fields and winding road passes. You can stand from above to watch the whole scene, get both the panoramic view over flowers, trees and hills. You can also take photo from the bottom to the top to see the blue sky.

Each guest has to pay 15,000 dong (0.6 USD) for entrance fee at the flower field. You can take as many photos as you wish and even hire ethnic costumes from the owner to have lovely memories with the flower.

In the middle of the flower bed, there’s a small obvious dirt path, so the guests can avoid trampling the beautiful flowers.

If you come here in the morning, this place is also an ideal spot to hunt clouds. The best time to take photos of beautiful flower garden is approximately at 8-9 AM because it’s not too sunny. The sun shines down, making the flower hill more brilliant.

In addition, harvest season has finished but the terraced fields are still attractive for tourists. On many roads, you can see the hills and mountains appearing from the yellow colour of rice roots which still have not been removed and the small houses of ethnic people of H-Mong and Tay. You also should not ignore the local specialties such as buckwheat cake, roasted pork, ant eggs, apple...

Khau Pha Pass is one of the four most majestic passes in Vietnam. If you intend to conquer the pass in this season, the weather should be noted. If encountering heavy rain, there’re probably landslides on the road. If that is your first trip, you should take a bus to Yen Bai city or Van Chan town then continue hire a motorbike to conquer the Khau Pha pass.

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Get Lost in the Fairy World in Po Mu Village

The winding road, year-round cool climate, hospitable people make the Po Mu village in Ngoc Chien Commune, Son La Province is as beautiful as a fairy tale. Po Mu is name of a kind of conifer tree, known as Fokienia in English.

Driving through the Sa Sip Pass with sharp turns, dangerous roads and 20 kilometers of road along Nam Chien hydropower reservoirs, the image of wood stilt houses with smoke of cooking, the vast dense forests or gentle flavour and colour of the bamboo fences are enough to warm visitors.

The Po Mu village in Ngoc Chien commune, Muong La district, Son La province is as beautiful as a painting that nature created. Located about 80 km to the northeast of Son La city, at an altitude of 1,800 meters above average sea level, Ngoc Chien is the highest and the most beautiful land of Muong La District. Dreamy beauty hiding in the mountain mist along with gentle smokes from wooden houses makes this place so magical.

Coming to the Po Mu village, travellers seem to get lost in a heaven. The roofs in the village are thatched by precious po-mu wood, created long time ago by the elder and now preserved as a treasure bestowed by forests and mountains.Winding country roads, calm weather seems to protect the little villagers. People here are extremely friendly and gentle like the jungle.

Amid the forest, sometimes we can see scented flower branches blooming, healing hot springs and the pensive quiet houses. Po Mu village has excellent architecture in house building with beautiful subtle patterns on the beams, trusses and columns. People in Ngoc Chien in brilliant costumes are always thoughtful, friendly with tourists coming to visit. Their life goes by slowly.

Walking around the village, you can enjoy nice landscape with doors made by po-mu (Fokienia) wood, unique bamboo fences, taking us back to childhood, where life was simple and intact.
Besides, when coming to the village, it a must to enjoy delicious sticky rice from Ngoc Chien fields. This gift is even more delicious than the famous specialty sticky rice in Tu Le, a great place for Vietnam adventure travel.

Not only attract visitors by the wild beauty, charming scenery, the Po Mu village also is home to the Hmong and Thai people. The villagers are not as rich as rumours from the people in lowland, but not too poor. Their life still has elements of self-sufficiency; all products are homemade so everything is very fresh and delicious.

The women here are also as beautiful as the great forest of Fokienia. On spring days or at the weekend, walking around Muong Chien, Lo Phon, Na Sang village... you can enjoy the cultural beauty of the people: the featured dances, tug games making the atmosphere become so fun and exciting, the girl with a radiant face, brighten a corner of the sky.

To have a trip of the lifetime to Ngoc Chien from Son La city, it’s around 80 km. The road is difficult and very rugged, so travellers should be careful, especially when you visit the place by motorbike.

From Son La, take the provincial road 106 about 40 km to the northeast, then you will arrive in the town of It Ong, continue your ride to Sa Sip Pass located at an altitude over 2,000 meters, a winding 40 km long pass with entire region in luxuriant woods. You will move forward over the bridge across the stream, and Ngoc Chien commune is in front of your eyes.

The service here is also very affordable. Price is around 70,000-80,000VND (3-4 USD) for an overnight stay per person. Do not forget to enjoy the hot spring baths and check in with the old fokienia roofs.

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Coffee is worth a try during your holiday in Vietnam

Although coffee was introduced in Vietnam by French colonists in the 1800s, Vietnamese people have successfully developed it as a unique drink that foreign tourists must have a try when they travel to Vietnam. Coffee has become a great part of Vietnamese culture. The Vietnamese coffee is part of socializing and as a result, you can find this drink in different forms, formats, and styles.   The taste of Vietnamese coffee is unlike any other you have tried. It is stronger and flavourful as the coffee is made up of Robusta beans. Though Robusta beans are considered inferior to the Arabica type, it seems like Vietnamese people really know how to make use of their advantage and turned the coffee one of the specialty products to be presented to foreigners. With variations that make use of yogurt, eggs, and even fruit, Vietnamese coffee has developed a style of its own.

1/ Vietnam's milk coffee 

 The Vietnamese drip coffee is usually filtered for individual purposes using a phin, which consists of a small cup, a filter chamber and a lid.  Once the coffee has dripped away onto the gorgeous creamy layer of condensed milk at the bottom, you remove the lid, place it upside down on the table and pop your filter chamber on top. Bloomberg said it was the top 10 coffee drinks in the world, including iced milk coffee of Vietnam.

Coffee is worth a try during your holiday in Vietnam

This style of coffee is popular throughout Vietnam.  It is how the Vietnamese drink coffee, so you can find it in sit-down cafes as well as next to the busy streets at little plastic stool vendors.

2/ Egg coffee

Coffee is worth a try during your holiday in Vietnam

An egg coffee is traditionally prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Robusta coffee. The drink is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup with a similar amount of egg cream, which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks.
The cup is served inside a bowl of hot water to keep its temperature. The marriage of the egg’s rich taste and aromatic coffee wafting through the air makes up the specific flavor. To drink egg coffee, people should slowly stir bobbed froth of whipped egg with the coffee below. Sweet and tasty of the mixture of egg and milk are in harmony with the bitterness of coffee and leaves behind the mesmerizing scent.

3/ Yoghurt coffee

Coffee is worth a try during your holiday in Vietnam

Like coffee, yogurt was originally brought to Vietnam by the French and has been adopted into local culinary tradition. Rich and creamy, it’s served with various toppings, from fresh mango to fermented rice – and even coffee. This might sound like an odd combination, but the rich yogurt pairs amazingly well with a drizzle of black coffee.

4/ Coffee smoothie

Coffee is worth a try during your holiday in Vietnam

In Hanoi, try using to Ca Phe Chuoi bo (coffee blended with banana and avocado). In Ho Chi Minh City, go for Sinh To Ca Phe sapoche (coffee blended with sapodilla, a tropical fruit with a custard-like taste). Both are delicious ways to get your caffeine fix and your vitamins at the same time.

Top 8 Beautiful Destinations That You Shouldn’t Miss in Quang Ngai

You will make a huge wrong, if you think that Ly Son island is the only worth place to visit in Quang Ngai.

1. White Waterfall, Minh Long

The waterfall is situated in Thanh An commune, about 23km southwest of the Quang Ngai city, and surrounded by an area of consecutive mountains and hills, as well as painted with green color of trees, so the space is very romantic, fresh and quiet. The waterfall is about 40m high with the white foam over the rock at the bottom.

The water stream tumbles over limestone rocks into pools at the foot of the waterfall, then runs follow the stream of 20m wide, crosses over undulating rock and the valley before meeting other streams. Onychostoma gerlachi is a kind of fish in the pool at the foot of the waterfall, also is a favorite specialty of many tourists.

2. My Khe Beach

My Khe Beach situates in Co Luy hamlet, Tinh Khe commune, Son Tinh district, Quang Ngai with 7km long sandy beach. It is a great crescent moon shaped beach that can make a strong impression by the pristine beauty, quiet and romantic space of floating clouds, whispering waves ... All of them seem to invite tourists coming.

Above the beach, there are a few quiet fishing villages, nestled on the vast sea, sporadic moored boats. The images of the fishing boats, rustic basket boat lying amidst the wind sun seem to paint some impressive traits for the picture of blue sea and white sandy beach. 

3. Sa Huynh Beach

Sa Huynh beach is located about 60km South of Quang Ngai city, so tourists can just spend 40minutes to get there if you travel from Quang Ngai station. The beach stretches 6km long, with the seabed is not too slope and has no reef so it is very safe and proper to swim in the summer. 

About 500m from Sa Huynh Port to the northeast is the famous salt field. People start to produce salt from the April to the July and usually work from early morning. Tourists not only enjoy the summer on the beach, experience the life of the local with their career- produce salt, but also tourists can have a great chance to visit An Khe lagoon, located about 2km north of Sa Huynh town. Due to the lagoon situates adjacent to the roadside so tourists just stand near there to see the whole view of the lagoon.

4. Chau Sa Citadel 

Chau Sa Citadel is rampart built by the Cham people from the 9th century to protect the south of the Tra Kieu capital. Chau Sa Citadel is located in Tinh Chau commune, Son Tinh district, about 7km from Quang Ngai city to the northeast. The Citadel was built of soil, including internal and external rampart. Nowadays, there is only 3km fortification with 4m wide, 6m high and the perimeter of 4km. 

In addition, the researchers also found many artifacts of ancient pottery, Go Pho ancient tower (about 500m from the Chau Sa Citadel)… In 1994, Chau Sa Citadel was recognized as a National Historic-Cultural Vestige. 

5. Khe Hai Beach

Khe Hai Beach is situated in Binh Thanh commune, Binh Son district, about 1km to the east of the National Highway 1A (stretch of T-junction Doc Soi – Dung Quat). Khe Hai beach owns a white smooth sandy beach, endless casuarina groves paralleled with blue coastline. The west is Ban Than Mountain stretching from the sea shore to the beach and creating a beautiful half of the arc shape while the East is Hon Dong, a small beautiful mountain.

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Khe Hai beach is still pristine, so tourists can free to come here to swim, and visit without discomfort by tourist invitations. 

6. Thien An pagoda

Thien An is an ancient pagoda, located on Thien An Mountain- a sacred land in the belief of locals here, a beautiful panoramic view and a well-known spiritual site of Quang Ngai tourism. The pagoda was built in the late 17th century, along with mausoleum area, Pyramid - shaped tomb. Especially, the triple gate, the gate of Thien An shrine and Huynh Phuc Khanh’s Tomb also have south-facing view where the gentle Tra Vinh river flowing. 

7. Binh Chau Beach

Different to other places with the stretching smooth sandy beach to free swim, then Binh Chau beach is hidden ruins of a 11 million- year- old inactive volcano creating the special trait for the region. After a 3-month survey, the scientists also found “graveyard of sunken ancient ships” at the bottom of the sea, sedimentary rocky island as well as many colorful coral reefs. 

8. Ly Son Island

Ly Son Island is the beautiful place not to be missed when you are in Quang Ngai, the remaining vestiges of volcanoes 5 mouths dating back 25-30 million years ago have formed majestic landscapes with lava cliffs in different forms and shapes and pristine beaches with clear water. Apart from the stunning scenery, Ly Son island is also known as the kingdom of delicious garlic dishes, and specialties of the region.

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Peaceful Con Dao

From "the hell on earth", Con Dao has now become a famous "tourist paradise" for local and foreign tourists. From beautiful natural, historic revolution sites, interesting ancient legends to happy and friendly people ... all created a peaceful Con Dao in the heart of tourists.

Con Dao island outpost district in the southeast of the country, about 180km from Vung Tau City. Thanks to the values of culture, history, and natural beauty spots, Con Dao is increasingly widely known and is one of the famous, mysterious and attractive destinations on the planet.
Peaceful Con Dao

The words "Con Dao" make each of Vietnamese people think of the political prison with cruel tortures of a period in the "hell on earth". Also, this is the pride of profound patriotism of thousands of revolutionaries with belief on winning the war against invaders. Ahead of the trauma, the hero and sacred land of Con Dao is now a favorite destination for local and foreign tourists.

Someone has said that if want to feel the peace, let’s go to Con Dao island. Indeed, one of the first things visitors will feel when arriving in Con Dao is the tranquility, fresh and spaciousness of life here. No noise and bustling as the town, space of life in Con beat goes on calmly, carefree, suitable for relaxation trips or nature discovery.
Peaceful Con Dao

Con Dao owns many natural beaches with colorful coral reefs, gentle smooth sandy beaches, blue waters which is as clear as crystal reflected by the ancient trees and native forests protected quite well. Con Dao is characterized by lush hundreds years old country-almond trees which are recognized as "heritage trees" throughout the quiet corners of the island. On the map, Con Dao is like the bear emerging itself to the South China Sea.

The most beautiful, famous wild beach where is suitable for outdoor sports activities such as swimming, diving to explore life under the mighty ocean is Dam Trau beach. In addition, the hospitable fishermen can give you a lift visiting landscapes of 16 large, small and majestic islands as well as sites show you the best places for diving in Vietnam on Con Dao.
Peaceful Con Dao

To feel better the beauty of a peaceful Con Dao, you should take a walk or go cycling around the coast or ride the motor slowly along the roads on the small island, watch the charming natural picture, enjoy the sunset gradually covering the island district and immerge in the daily life of the locals.

At night, you can wander on Tran Huy Lieu street, enter a grilled seafood stall, sip the sweet taste of the sea in each fish, crab, squid, snail ... and enjoy the cool ocean breeze and see the whispering sea at night. Another option for visitors is squid fishing at night in Tau Be Cape, or watch turtles laying their eggs on Hon Bay Canh ...
Peaceful Con Dao

Perhaps, living in a peaceful place, the islanders are friendly, gentle. The warm, close in the way of living, their daily behavior of people on Con Dao make visitors not have the sense of guests – hosts, but feel as comfortable and peaceful as at their own home.

The period from March to the end of September is the time when the sea is calm, the time of the rainy season, but the rains in Con Dao lasts no longer than one hour, there is still sunshine in other times of the day. This time is suitable for sea tours, snorkeling and exploring the desert island.

Tourists come to Con Dao with many moods, but when leaving the island, they all share a nostalgia for both heroic, sacred and peaceful land, which make visitors feel comfortable and forget the mournful memories of a land which was once the “hell on earth”.

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Most Frequently Mentioned Mountains in Vietnam

1 . Ta Xua (Yen Bai)

Yen Bai province has a fairly well-known mountains called Ta Xua. Ta Xua is also the natural boundary between the two provinces of Yen Bai and Son La. Ta Xua majestic mountain is composed of three peaks featuring close together as the "tortoise’s head" and "dinosaur's spine".
Most Frequently Mentioned Mountains in Vietnam

Therefore, conquering Ta Xua top is not a journey that amateurs people dare to try and have the strength to gain the "victory". The most dangerous stretch of road is when riding on dinosaur’s spine. Just a little of neglect, you can be whipped down into the abyss by the strong wind.

But in return, you will admire firsthand the “carpet” of forest flowers: white, pink, red azaleas, wild apple as well as countless species of wildflowers that makes the Northwest land more dreamy, charming.

2. Mount Hong Linh (Ha Tinh)

Hong Linh Mountain (Ha Tinh province) was the familiar image of the soldier when crossing Truong Son mountain range into battle in the South. The mountain is also mentioned in the song "Hello Lam Hong Girls” with poetic appearance: " Oh Hong Linh, high peak with clouds hovering...". Along with Lam River, Hong Linh Mountain is considered the symbol of Ha Tinh province.
Most Frequently Mentioned Mountains in Vietnam

Especially, Hong Linh Mountain has 99 peaks which are all located in the province of Ha Tinh. Today, there are hundreds of temples, shrines in the mountain, and this place has become a spiritual tourist destination attracting local residents and tourists from everywhere to visit and worship.

3. Mount Langbiang (Lam Dong)

With people of Lam Dong province, Langbiang mountain is a nice witness of the love between Mr. K'lang and Miss H'biang in the legend of K'Ho ethnic group. The mountain is also called Lam Vien and is located 12km north of Dalat. This is a place for relaxation, and an ideal place to escape from the summer heat of visitors.
Most Frequently Mentioned Mountains in Vietnam

In Langbiang mountain, your troubles disappear. Around you, there are only blue of the vast sky, mountains, clouds and peaceful Dankia river embracing the foothill. Not only will visitors rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of nature, visitors can also participate in many other activities such as climbing, hiking, skydiving, studying about birds, animals ...

4. Mount Ba Den (Tay Ninh)

Known as the highest mountain in the South (986 m high), Ba Den is located in Tay Ninh district, Tay Ninh province. From a distance, you can easily recognize Ba Den mountain with the shape of a conical hat in the plain.
Most Frequently Mentioned Mountains in Vietnam

The mountain is located in the historical and cultural monuments of Nui Ba, owns charming scenery, caves, temples and associated with many legends. Mount Ba Den is both a famous sacred pilgrimage site in the south, and a favorite destination of backpackers. It is also the symbol for the land and people of Tay Ninh.

There are 3 ways to conquer Ba Den Mountain: by cable car, using slides or hiking. With backpackers, there are 5 common roads: Pagoda Road, power poles, water pipes, Ma Thien Lanh Street, Phung (Phoenix) Mountain and Ho Chi Minh Road. Whatever way you choose, you'll get the chance to experience unspoiled, majestic and fresh nature here.

5. Mount Chua Chan (Dong Nai)

Chua Chan mountain (also called Mount Gia Ray) of 837m high, the 2nd highest mountain in the Southeast (after Ba Den mountain) is located in Xuan Loc District, Dong Nai Province. At dawn or dusk, the mountain usually has small patches of white clouds flying leisurely creating charming scenery which easily makes visitors captivated.
Most Frequently Mentioned Mountains in Vietnam

Although the mountain is not steep, rugged, almost no trail leading up the mountain is available. Therefore, trekkers must cut grass to make the way his. Without good direction, you would just walk around a site. From the top of Chua Chan mountain, you will admire a beautiful setting like the fairyland. It's dense, vast primeval forests, the rocks with white foam and you will feel that your hands are touching the sky ...

Most Frequently Mentioned Mountains in Vietnam

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List of Things to Do in the ‘Brave’ City of Kathmandu

A beautiful city, Kathmandu was destroyed during the earthquake in 2015. However, the city lifted it back up and is back on its feet luring visitors once again. With beautiful landscapes and awesome places to shop at Kathmandu is an ideal destination for tourists. You can have delicious momos here as well as flying past the Mt. Everest there are many things to do on your next visit to Kathmandu. You can book your tickets on Delhi to Kathmandu flights and travel to have a fun filled time in the mesmerizing valleys of Kathmandu.

Here are some things you must do in the new and revived Kathmandu.

1. Visiting a monkey temple: The world heritage Swayambhunath Temple is a short drive west of focal Kathmandu. Monkeys strut their stuff all over Buddhist altars and even have their own pool to spruce up in. At the highest point of the sanctuary, there is a clearing all encompassing perspective of the city. The earthquake harmed a few areas however it stays open to guests.

2. Shop in the city: Want to buy adventure gears or high quality shawls, Kathmandu is just the perfect place for you. The quality of scarves is high, albeit most stores have an extent in stock to suit diverse spending plans. Trekking and outdoors equip quality can fluctuate, however there are all that could possibly be needed shops to examine. What's more, the greater part of it is exceptionally shoddy. Abandon some space in your sack or bag when flying into Nepal since it will get filled quickly.

3. Visit Durbar Square: Kathmandu's clamoring hub, and the site of the significant yearly celebration commending rain gods, called Indra Jatra. That celebration sees the square loaded with cheering local people wearing lively hues and protecting under umbrellas as a parade of chariots and covered artists goes through. The Royal Palace is shut for redevelopments after tremor harm, however there are numerous different leftovers of the old Nepalese kingdom to respect in, and around, the square.

4. Explore a rooftop restaurant: City housetops are very much utilized as a part of Kathmandu, including for travelers to appreciate a beverage and a feast. To some degree shockingly, jazz bars are spotted around the city and local people say they can convey. Upstairs Jazz in Lazimpat, not a long way from the Radisson Hotel, had rockin music with a pool table and housetop bar (complete with foosball table soccer).

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5. Get a rickshaw ride: Drivers pedal the lanes of the fundamental city areas in Kathmandu. Ensure you settle on a cost and length of adventure before bouncing on board and check costs once again when on board. The lanes can be very confused (horn sounding resemble a game) so be setup for a couple thrills along the ride.

6. Trying out Nepalese Cuisine: Have a momo (dumpling) trailed by a Nepalese curry. Suck down a lassi or a Gorkha brew. Numerous eateries offer a scope of Nepali, Indian and Chinese dishes — including delectable veggie lover passage. For delectable dumplings local people suggested Momo Cave, Yang Ling or Magic Momo. Himalayan Java has better than average espresso for fatigued explorers.

Along with these things you can also look out for the Kathmandu Travel Guide to explore the city on your own. However, book your Delhi to Kathmandu flights in advance as the airfares fluctuate during the peak seasons.

Top most captivating tourist spots in Hue City, Vietnam

Hue city is the former capital of final Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam. It is famous for a long history, traditional culture and ancient temples. The journey to Hue city cannot be perfect if tourists miss the chance to visit Hue Citadel, the excursion on Huong River or come to cultural, historical and religious relics. Now be ready for your trip to this beautiful city with top most attractive destinations below.

1. Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Hue Imperial City was built in the Western architecture combining with Eastern citadel architecture by Gia Long King in 1965 and completed by Minh Mang King in 1832. Inside the structure are many citadels, palaces and buildings of the Royal.
Top most captivating tourist spots in Hue City, Vietnam
Hue Imperial City with the architecture of both Western and Eastern style
Having existed nearly 200 years, Hue Imperial City still remains intact now with 140 structures in various sizes. Surroundings and on the citadel are 24 defensive fortresses.

2. Unique Imperial Mausoleums

The tombs of kings under Nguyen Dynasty are diverse in architecture, partly reflecting thoughts, aesthetic perspectives and personality of each king. Although Nguyen Dynasty had 13 kings, only 7 mausoleums are constructed due to economic and political reasons: Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Tu Duc, Dong Khanh, Duc Duc, Khai Dinh Tombs.

Top most captivating tourist spots in Hue City, Vietnam
The main part of Khai Dinh Mausoleum
These tombs are built in accordance with geomancy rules like river, mountain, pond, lake, stream… Each tomb is not only a cultural and historical site but also a unique landscape, a flower of architectural art.

3. Thien Mu Pagoda

Blending with the beauty of Huong River and Ngu Mountain, Thien Mu Pagoda has been the famous temple of Hue city. It has come into mind of Hue people, embellished and attached to this city for a very long time.

Top most captivating tourist spots in Hue City, Vietnam
Thien Mu Pagoda - the most renowned temple in Hue city
The harmony between the manmade structure and nature makes tourists have a desire to go sightseeing here no matter how busy they are. Coming to Thien Mu Pagoda, you will immerse in the beauty of an ancient temple with the majestic stupa having the shadow reflected on Huong River.

4. Vong Canh Hill

From Vong Canh Hill, travelers can see the green orchards with oranges, tangerines, logan…intermingling with pine trees, grey tile roofs of antique temples and tombs.
Top most captivating tourist spots in Hue City, Vietnam
The scenery viewed from Vong Canh Hill
Standing on Vong Canh Hill, you will have the chance to admire the view of poetic Hue city, especially the mausoleum area of kings. A sunrise or sunset scene will bring you the clearest feeling of the romantic beauty of Hue nature.

5. Ngu Mountain (Ngu Binh)

Along with Huong River, Ngu Mountain is the priceless gift of nature of Hue city. With 105m in height, this mountain is considered an ideal place to have an entire view of the city.
The majestic and peaceful beauty of Ngu Mountain
According to locals, the beauty of Ngu Mountain is not related to geomancy aspects but its closeness and harmony with Hue city.

6. The enchanting Huong River

Being the large river flowing through Hue city, Huong River is well-known with the extremely poetic beauty. It is winding amidst mountains, forests and tree hills, bringing the aroma of tropical herbs.
The sunset over poetic Huong River
Having an excursion on boat on this river and listening to Hue folk songs are must-try experiences here. The scenery on the banks of Huong River is reflected on the surface of water, making it more graceful in tourists’ eyes. It is no exaggeration to say that Huong River is the symbol of Hue city, the endless inspiration of poets, writers and composers in Hue.

Certainly, five destinations above are not all landscapes you can visit in Hue city – one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam. But if you don’t have much time to stay here, don’t forget to reach these five tourist spots because they are really the soul of Hue. Have fun with your trip!

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Discover top 5 most beautiful islands in Vietnam

Top 5 islands in Vietnam I’ve listed here are only a part of Vietnam’s natural beauties. Only when coming to these places and seeing firsthand their scenery, do you understand why Vietnam is always mentioned as a golden tourism destination in Southeast Asia. Travel to our tropical islands to define true paradises in your own way.

1. Nam Du Island

60 km far away from the mainland of Kien Giang Province, Nam Du has been an ideal destination for backpackers recently.

Pristine but irresistible – That’s what travelers talk about Nam Du Island. Because it hasn’t been much exploited by humans, Nam Du’s natural beauty can make you feel comfortable. To set foot on this island, visitors have to overcome a long journey, but gorgeous landscapes in here will be the best-deserved reward.
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The harmonious beauty of Nam Du Island
The blue color of sky, seawater blending with white color of fine sandy beaches and ranges of green casuarinas… This wonderful scenery is able to help you release the tension and feel the sense of serenity.

2. Ba Lua Islands

Kien Giang is really the land of paradise islands in Vietnam. Besides Phu Quoc, Nam Du, people also don’t forget that this area possesses another prominent tourist attraction: Ba Lua. Comprising many various islands, this archipelago is known as “a mini Ha Long Bay of the South”.
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Ba Lua Islands -" a mini Ha Long Bay of the South"
The unspoiled beauty of Ba Lua Islands sometimes makes you overwhelmed. Discovering mysteriousness and having new tourism experiences in this paradise, you will have an unforgettable trip. The sea is not too deep, so it’s easy to move between two islands. Remember to admire the sparkling beaches in the afternoon sunshine with colorful corals and gravels.

3. Binh Ba Island

15km far away from Cam Ranh Port (Khanh Hoa Province), Binh Ba Island is on the top 10 beautiful islands in Vietnam. Tourists can visit this island in all four seasons with low budget. With majestic mountainous landscape, green island and poetic waves, Binh Ba Island is highly attractive. Don’t miss the chance to admire the view of sunrise, dive or go fishing.
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Majestic mountainous landscapes blend with poetic beaches in Binh Ba Island
Fishers in Binh Ba Island have their own ways to process seafood, especially lobster. Therefore, it is a good idea to taste stunning dishes at a lower price.

4. Binh Hung Island

If you are prepared to explore Binh Ba Island, don’t overlook another island in Khanh Hoa Province: Binh Hung. Located in Cam Ranh Bay, this island boasts its impressive beauty in blue water.
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The emerald green color of seawater in Binh Hung Island
Seawater in here is emerald green and crystal clear enough for you to see fish swimming or breathtaking coral reefs in the seabed.

The mixed colors of sand, sunshine, stones covered with seaweed make this island similar to a wonderland. No one can deny that it is as pretty as a picture.

5. Cu Lao Cham Islands

Being a famous tourist spot in Hoi An city, Quang Nam Province, Cu Lao Cham comprises 8 islands in various sizes. This is a destination chosen by a lot of travelers after they have spent all day to visit Hoi An Ancient Town.
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Cu Lao Cham Islands - one of the Biosphere Reserves of the world
Recognized as one of the Biosphere Reserves of the world, Cu Lao Cham draws a large number of visitors each year. Peaceful beaches, the rich ecosystem and delicious seafood are reasons why you won’t want to leave here.

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Beautiful Places to Take Pictures when Travelling to Sapa

1. Holy Rosary Church Or the Stone Church

The Stone church built in 1895 in the heart of Sapa town is the oldest church in Sapa. This church is also known as the church of Our Lady of Rosary, ancient stone church, built in the style of old French architecture, so it is very unique and very special. The church has been embellished and preserved, became an indispensable image with tourists when they come to the town of Sapa. The church was built from hewn stone in Gothic style of Roman. The stone blocks are linked together by a mixture of sand, lime and molasses. The walls of the cross are textured design making the viewers feel like there are stalactites falling down, increasing the natural beauty. Previously, the roof was made of straw lime, but nowadays, has been renewed and tiled.

After the snowfall in the last months of 2013, Sapa ancient stone church is known as a place with wonderful scenery which is as beautiful as the scenery in the cold European countries by travelers. Sapa ancient stone church has become a symbol of Sapa, the land of snow, since that time. This has attracted tourists to visit, including the couples coming to take wedding photos. No matter they are Christian or not, the ancient stone church in Sapa is the indispensable "wallpaper" for images of countless pre- married couples loving this landscape. Currently, the old stone church is an indispensable location for wedding photography in Sapa.

2. Ham Rong Mount- Muong Hoa Valley

Talking about places to take wedding photos, travel pictures in Sapa, we could not ignore Ham Rong Mountain and Muong Hoa Valley. Ham Rong Mountain is located adjacent to the town of Sapa, just 3 km far away; therefore, tourists can walk there. Standing on top of Ham Rong Mountain, visitors can enjoy panoramic Sapa, Muong Hoa valley, Sa Pa, Ta Phin hidden in smog. Thanks to the existing beauty of Ham Rong, at the hands of human embellishment, this place is now the ideal location of wedding photography of many couples who are going to get married. Taking wedding photographs in Ham Rong, the bride - the groom are like getting lost in the fairy garden with clouds hovering over and brilliant flowers on the ground.
 Beautiful Places to Take Pictures when Travelling to Sapa

Muong Hoa Valley is in Hau Thao commune, about 8km from Sapa town to the southeast. If you want to reach Muong Hoa Valley from Sapa town, you have to cross a mountain pass along the mountain range. Muong Hoa Valley has the ancient stone carving many strange forms located between trees and terraced fields. In addition, there are Muong Hoa Valley beautiful little stream that stretches for about 15 kilometers, through the town of Lao Chai, Ta Van, Hau Thao and ends at Ban Ho. Thanks to the natural beauty of the scenery and nature here, Muong Hoa Valley has become the favorite tourist destination of many tourists. Here, some couples enjoy their the honeymoon and many couples who are going to get married also come to capture outdoor wedding pictures.

3. The Heaven Gate

Among scenic spots in Sapa, apart from terraces, bridges, streams, there is an area where people call “Heaven Gate”. Going out of Sapa town, going about 18 km to the north, you have to pass a prettily zigzag and winding path on halfway up the mountain to go to the Heaven Gate. This road which is called “Tram Ton” by local people travelers is located on the majestic Hoang Lien Son range. Going through the pass is going to the Heaven Gate, in fact, this Heaven Gate is the summit of Tram Ton Pass. Forgetting all the hardships in the process of climbing here, standing on the peak and enjoying the view of whole Sapa valley, upland fields, paths, waterfalls ... you will feel like you are standing in Penglai or a fairy land. It is really beautiful, romantic and incredibly spectacular!

The Heaven gate is located at an altitude of 1,800 m bordering Lai Chau. This place has attracted countless photographers, amateur and professional paparazzi coming to capture and memorize the spectacular scenery here. Tourists who come here can drop soul to cloudy sky and mountains. Because the scenery is to great, many young couples take wedding photographs when they are travelling here. Heaven gate contributes to enrich the beautiful locations for wedding photography in Sapa.

4. May bridge

Coming to May bridge you can see the mountain landscape, beautiful nature of Sapa. Occasionally, you can encounter the children, the girls of Dao, Giay ethnics... in traditional dress holding an umbrella and guiding tourists to take photograph in the bridge. There are also a lot of couples from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho... who love this scene coming here to take wedding photos. Of course, once they have to "climb the pass, wade streams" coming to May bridge to take wedding photographs, they prepared the dress and costumes very carefully. Most of them choose to wear skirts, dress, ethnic dress to take pictures which are suitable with the scene and love.

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