HOANG NGUU SON – AN IMPRESSIVE MOUNTAIN IN NHA TRANG

Hoang Nguu Son commonly known as DONG BO is a system of natural mountains located in the Southeast of Nha Trang city about 5-7km from the city center as the crow flies. Overall, the mountain range is an arc stretching from the West to the East, covering an area of nearly 200 square kilometers, spreading across Nha Trang city along with parts of Dien Khanh and Cam Lam – Cam Ranh districts.

The terrain is discreet. There are many caves hidden deep in the tropical forests such as  Doc Gao, Thi Uy, Leo Day, Suoi Lung, Trang E. Song Lo is the most typical in Mat Khu Da Hang. From the end of 1945 to 1975 this place was the resistance base of Khanh Hoa army. According to many reports there is now still an airport on the mountain and a 20km cave connecting Nha Trang with Cam Lam.

Nguu Son is a place not to be missed for those who like trekking. After you cross the forest and grass hill you will have a chance to watch the forest fireflies at night and to reach the top of hunting clouds. These will be an unforgettable experience. Especially it’s the only place that can see Hon Tre, Hon Mun, Hon Tam, Hon Mieu, Nha Trang Bay and Cam Ranh Bay from above.

**Thank you Mr. Sang for giving me permission to use your photos for this article.

TOP 10 HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN VIETNAM ARE WAITING FOR YOU TO CONQUER

If you a trekking fan, you must visit these mountains in Vietnam.

They won’t disappoint you.

  1. FANSIPAN – LAO CAI PROVINCE

With an altitude of 3143m above from sea level Fansipan peak is the highest peak in Vietnam in the Hoang Lien Son range and is known as the roof of Indochina.

Cột mốc đỉnh núi Fansipan - ngọn núi cao nhất Việt Nam
Picture taken from https://hoileonui.com/
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2. PU TA LENG – LAI CHAU PROVINCE

Pu Ta Leng is located in the Hoang Lien Son range of Ta Leng commune Phong Tho district Lai Chau province. With an altitude of 3049m Pu Ta Leng makes any travel lover who sets foot in it are overwhelmed by the majestic beauty of the mountains and forests mixed with a bit of magic here.

3. PHU SI LUNG – LAI CHAU PROVINCE

Phu Si Lung Peak is located at an altitude of 3072m in the northwest of Lai Chau province between the Da River and the upstream Nam Na River. Because it is a border area so it is quite sensitive to reach landmark 42. To conquer Phu Si Lung you need to get a permit from the Pa Ve Su border station.

4. BACH MOC LUONG TU – KY QUAN SAN – LAI CHAU PROVINCE

Bach Moc Luong Tu peak is located in Den Sung village Sin Suoi Ho commune Phong Tho district Lai Chau province. With an altitude of 3045m this mountain is ranked 3rd among 4 peaks with an altitude of over 3000m in Vietnam.

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5. PU LUONGYEN BAI PROVINCE

Pu Luong Peak is the peak of Phu Luong mountain in Hoang Lien Son range. The mountain peak is 2938m high. The scenery along the road is very beautiful, dreamy and still remains wild with thousands of wild sunflowers in full bloom, the village glimmering on the side of the mountain.

6. TA CHI NHU – YEN BAI PROVINCE

Ta Chi Nhu peak belongs to Phu Song Sung range Xa Ho village Tram Tau Yen Bai. With an altitude of 2979 m above from sea level Ta Chi Nhu is the 6th highest mountain in Vietnam.

7. LUNG CUNG – YEN BAI PROVINCE

Lung Cung Peak is located in Lung Cung village Nam Co commune Mu Cang Chai district Yen Bai province. At an altitude of 2925m, the journey to conquer Lung Cung peak is arduous but the landscape is diverse and very beautiful.

8. TA XUA – YEN BAI PROVINCE

Ta Xua belonging to Ban Cong commune Tram Tau district Yen Bai province is the natural boundary between Yen Bai and Son La provinces. Ta Xua Peak is the highest at 2865m and is ranked 10th among the 10 highest peaks in Vietnam. Conquering Ta Xua, you will see the carpet of forest flowers covered with paths or on tree trunks and steep cliffs. In addition to the familiar forest flowers such as white, pink, red, dwarf rhododendrons, tamarind, white rhododendrons, etc., there are also countless wildflowers that create a poetic and dreamy Northwest landscape. People also come to Ta Xua to hunt for clouds. The clouds here are very quiet and floating like light waves, feeling like they are lost in paradise in the middle of the world.

9. NHIU CO SAN – LAI CHAU PROVINCE

Nhiu Co San Peak also known as Horn Trau is a mountain range belonging to the Hoang Lien Son system extending from Lai Chau to Bat Xat in Nhiu Co San village Sang Ma Sao commune Bat Xat district Lao Cai. Coming to Nhiu Co San you will be lost in the old forest with all kinds of precious trees that are hundreds of years old. If you have the ability to conquer Nhiu Co San in winter, you will admire the peaceful and icy beauty of this high mountain in the Northwest.

10. NAM KANG HO TAO – LAI CHAU PROVINCE

Nam Kang Ho Tao has an altitude of 2881 m in Thao village Ho Mit commune Tan Uyen district Lai Chau province.

*I used pictures from my friend and some from websites all the Internet.

I woul like to say thank you to the owners of photos I have used in this article.

Wish you all health and happiness.

LOTUS – A BEAUTIFUL KIND OF FLOWER IN VIETNAM

Origin

Lotus grows and lives in the mud but rises above the water to reach the sun to catch the morning sunlight. It still radiates pure fragrance without being polluted by the mud. Having existed for thousands of years with natural plants and trees, lotus is not only a close friend but also considered as a cultural symbol in the consciousness of Vietnamese people’s .

Our ancestors probably considered lotus as the national flower thousands of years ago. This can be clearly seen in the historical evidences that have been preserved to this day. The decorative motifs of lotus can be seen in communal houses, temples, pagodas and many other architectural, sculptural and decorative works, especially in the Ly and Tran dynasties. Lotus is also the only flower made of bronze and wood and appears on the altar of the Vietnamese people.

Use of lotus in daily life of Vietnamese people

The petals, seeds, young leaves and rhizomes of lotus can all be used.

The petals are used to decorate dishes. The large lotus leaves are used to wrap food. The rhizome (lotus root) can be used to prepare many dishes (soup, stir, fry) and is the most used part. The petals, young leaves and rhizomes are edible. Dried stamens are used to marinate tea. The small seeds removed from the lotus bowl can be eaten fresh (when young) or dried and exploded similar to popcorn. Old lotus seeds can also be boiled until soft and used in dishes such as lotus tea or making lotus jam. The lotus heart located in the lotus seeds is also used in traditional Asian medicine as a sedative and heat-clearing medicine.

Meaning of lotus

The lotus grows from the mud but is still pure and ethereal, not polluted by the mud. Many cultural researchers have commented that lotus has both aroma and color but the lotus scent is very gentle, evoking a noble spirit. The lotus color is discreet, loving, with white or pinkish petals and yellow pistil. In Buddhism the lotus symbolizes for moral values, purity, holiness and the maintenance and development of the Buddhadharma.

The lotus both symbolizes for purity and holiness, with yellow stamens and green leaves but also shows the strong vitality, indomitable tenacity of the Vietnamese people, always keeping the cultural essence of the nation in front of the outside world.

*Thank you Mr. Rens Tuy for giving me permission to use those photos.

Also thank you the owner of photos I have taken from the Internet.

TOP WARNING: YOU WILL WASTE YOUR LIFE WITHOUT GOING TO HA GIANG ONCE

The appearance of covid Corona in the last days of 2019 has changed the lives of millions of people all over the world. Some people are fighting with illness. Others are busy earning for their living. Some have to stay at home all the time because of lockdown. Life with stress from family, work and friends during this time sometimes makes you feel exhausted, right?

If one day the pandemic goes over, would you like to go somewhere?
I believe many answers will be “YES”. However, where are you going to go???
Have you ever heard about “HA GIANG“? It is often joked that “When you are young, you must go to Ha Giang once”.

WHY SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT?

Ha Giang is a province in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam. It borders with Cao Bang to the east, Yen Bai and Lao Cai to the west, and Tuyen Quang to the south. It also borders with Quang Tay province in China.

THE WAY TO HA GIANG – DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS

Đèo Mã Pí Lèng ở Hà Giang - Con Đường Hạnh Phúc đầy tự hào của đất nước
From the Internet

Above is a photo of Ma Pi Leng pass. Combining with O Quy Ho, Khau Pha, Da Phin, Ma Pi Leng is known as one of the most beautiful passes in Vietnam that many travel lovers want to conquer. “A picture is more than a thousand words”. Can you imagine the danger of this road?

Ma Pi Leng Pass is a rugged pass with about 20 km in length, passing Ma Pi Leng peak which is with an altitude of about 1200m in the Dong Van Plateau.
It is located on the road named “Hanh Phuc” connecting Ha Giang city, Dong Van and Meo Vac town.

Do you feel strange about the name of this pass?
Ma Pi Leng is the name in the Quan Hoa language, which literally means “the bridge of horse’s nose” but figuratively refers to the most dangerous of the mountain top. However, according to some indigenous Hmong people the correct name of the pass is Mao Pi Leng, which means “the bridge of cat’s nose”.

Most of the people here had no concept about the road before. For generations, they only knew how to cross Ma Pi Leng by using ropes to crawl through steep cliffs. “Hanh Phuc” road was started to construct on September 10th 1959.
After nearly 8 years with many difficulties the road was completed and used in March 10th 1965.

Bé gái Hà Giang "gây sốt" cộng đồng mạng vì vẻ xinh đẹp mộc mạc | Báo Dân  trí
From the Internet

WHY THEY NAMED THIS STREET “HANH PHUC” (HAPPY STREET)?

Because there were sacrifices and bloodshed of many people to complete it. At that time young people were enthusiastic to help people. When the campaign to construct the way was launched hundreds of young people volunteered to do it. Thanks to this street local people can live and connect better with the outer world. We also have chance to visit Ha Giang conveniently.

Mã Pí Lèng hay Mã Pì Lèng: Đâu mới là tên gọi và ý nghĩa chính xác của một  trong “tứ đại đỉnh đèo” Việt Nam?
From the Internet

Standing at the peak and looking down, you will see towering mountains lining up in layers and embracing Nho Que river. The river is jade green, flat and lies between two sides of the mountain. Above are white clouds flying overhead mixed with the green of mountains and rivers, which gives me a feeling of cool, refreshing and peaceful. You don’t need to do much there. Just stand, look away, drink a sip of hot tea and take a deep breath, you will realize how beautiful your life is.

Hidden under the charming water is a wondrous story about the birth of Nho Que River. The story is when the mountain was still intact the water flowing down from the mountain was very stagnant. On this side of the mountain the water is getting higher and higher but on the other side the land is always cracked and dry and the grass is bare because of no river.

One day, the river god asked the mountain god to lie to the side so that the water would escape and cool the dry areas. But the mountain god kept lying, pretending not to hear. The river god then spoke to the Jade Emperor. Ngoc Hoang ordered the mountain god to move aside but for some reason the mountain god continued to pretend to be asleep. The mountain slept forever, sleeping from winter to summer, and then from summer to winter.

Then on a rainy night, the lightning god drew his sword and cut through the night. The explosion sound shook the heaven and the earth and the mountain god was broken into two. The water on this side of the mountain poured out. Wherever the water went, the grass was revived and green. After one night, dry mountainside was covered with a smooth green. From then on, the water kept flowing through the significant mountains, converging into Nho Que river and separating Ma Pi Leng pass from Sam Pun mountain range.

LUNG CU FLAGPOLE – WITNESSES OF HISTORY IN THE NORTH

Cột cờ Lũng Cú Hà Giang – giấc mơ chinh phục của những kẻ lang thang
From the Internet

The flagpole is with the height of 1470m from sea level and located in Lung Cu commune, Dong Van District. Lung Cu is also known as Dragon Mountain.
After a great victory over the northern invaders, King Quang Trung had a very large drum set up at Lung Cu peak. The king signaled to his army to sound the drum three times every hour toward the border to affirm national sovereignty. Later when there was a problem at the border, the drum would be sounded to recall the patriotism of nation. Lung Cu also means “Long Co”, which is the king’s drum.

The flagpole was first built in Ly Dynasty. It was originally made from only a 10-meter “Sa Moc” tree. The red flag with yellow star symbolizing for 54 ethnic Vietnamese groups was officially flown on the top of Lung Cu on August 12th 1987.The current flagpole is 33.15m after some reconstruction.The foot of the pole is 20.25m and the diameter of the base is 3.8m.

From Brian

The road to Lung Cu National Flagpole was built with a total of 839 steps and divided into 3 stages. Among stages there is a waiting house for Ha Giang tourists to stop and enjoy the scenery. Looking from below, you can see Lung Cu flagpole stands firmly on top of mountain with yellow star flag fluttering in the wind.

Besides Lung Cu, more destinations in Ha Giang are waiting for you to explore.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT HA GIANG?
You are wondering which month will be appropriate to go to Ha Giang.
My answer is “ANYTIME YOU WANT” because each season in Ha Giang will give you different experiences.

January – February: Colorful spring in Ha Giang
Coming to Ha Giang city in the spring, you will be attractive by colorful flowers. It is pink color of peach blossom, pure white color of plum blossom, apricot blossom, or red color of rice flower stretching on high trees. Flowers usually bloom around March. Would it be great to ride a motorbike, soak up the cool and fresh weather and enjoy the scenery filled with beautiful flowers, wouldn’t it?


You also have the opportunity to experience many festivals and activities. Some can be mentioned such as buffalo fighting, horse racing, “Long Tong”, the Tay’s longevity festival, etc. These activities will help you understand more about the cultural beauty of the people here.

April: Khau Vai love market
It is likely that nowhere in S-shaped Vietnam land there is a unique and special market like Khau Vai love market in Ha Giang held annually on the 27th day of the third lunar month. A “strange” market for couples who have been deeply in love but faced difficulties in being together. They will come to see each other once a year at this time.

That is why Khau Vai love market is also known as “Phong Luu” market of the H’mong people, later expanding to other ethnic groups in the area. So do not miss this festival to discover the unique culture and customs of Ha Giang.

May – June: Flowing water season

Ha Giang is both beautiful and charming with images of terraced fields receiving water from the mountain top at this time. Ethnic people rush to prepare for the new crop with new hope and excitement. If you travel there, you will be immersed in the joyful and bustling atmosphere of farmers – the masters of creating the wonderful terraced fields.

August – September: The Golden Rice Season
This is the season for many people who love photography and exploration. To fully satisfy the journey of admiring the terraced fields with a golden color you should choose the route Hoang Su Phi – Xin Man, which is known as the most beautiful terraced field. The wild beauty of the roads in the mist, the poetic and magnificent beauty of the golden rice fields surely make you alluring.

October – December: Tam Giac Mach Flower Season
If you travel to in Ha Giang in the late autumn and early winter, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Tam Giac Mach flower. It is considered as the typical flower in Ha Giang. Some famous destinations you must come are Thach Son Than, Lung Cam village, Ma Pi Leng, Lung Cu flagpole.

From Brian

WHAT TO EAT IN HA GIANG
Ha Giang has many special dishes for you to try.
It’s hard to describe the uniqueness of each dish through pictures and words. The best way is you try and feel by yourself. Below is 10 dishes you shoud taste.

  1. Bánh cuốn trứng (egg stuffed pancake)
  2. Nộm da trâu (Buffalo’s skin salad)
  3. Xôi ngũ sắc (Five colored sticky rice)
  4. Thắng cố Đồng Văn (a kind of soup)
  5. Cháo ấu tẩu (Ấu tẩu soup)
  6. Mèn mén Hà Giang (Ha Giang steamed corn powder rice)
  7. Bánh tam giác mạch (Tam Giac Mach cake)
  8. Thắng dền (a kind of sweet soup similar to rice ball sweet soup)
  9. Rêu nướng (grilled moss)
  10. Cơm lam Bắc Mê (Bac Me rice)

The beauty of a place cannot be fully expressed through words, pictures or videos. You have to see by your own eyes to satisfy your expectations. Now close your eyes, drink a hot tea cup and plan for your trip of Ha Giang. If you don’t visit it once in your life, you will definitely regret.

From Brian

P/S: Some photos are taken from the Internet, some from Brian.

CONQUERING Bạch Mộc Lượng Tử – Kỳ Quan San – TOP 10 HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN VIETNAM

Bach Moc Luong Tu (Ky Quan San) located on the border between Lao Cai and Lai Chau province, is one of the most majestic, beautiful and poetic moutains of the Northwest.

To climb Bach Moc Luong Tu, you can choose one of two routes:

+ The first road: starting from Den Sung village, Sin Suoi Ho commune, Phong Tho district, Lai Chau.

+ The second road: starting from Ky Quan San village, Sang Ma Sao commune, Bat Xat district, Lao Cai. This is also the road chosen by most people because the it is not so steep and easy to climb.

*The journey to conquer the mountain

The best time is at the end of August – April when the weather is beautiful and sunny.

* From Bat Xat, cross the first steep slopes

This way is with slope, moderate incline & gentle. However, you still need to cross the corn forests, the grazing grounds of the Mong people here. Sometimes the higher you go, the closer you are to the top of the mountain, you will see them bobbing & lurking in the clouds. So just take advantage and take some beautiful photos.

You should prepare boots, dark clothes and long sleeves to avoid getting scratched when crossing muddy sections & going through corn fields.

* Bathing in the stream on the climbing path

The most difficult but interesting and full of experience is the steep slope from “Muoi” Moutain to the top. This is the ridge of the mountain which is very craggy, bumpy, slippery and has many steep rocks.

You should hold firmly and move slowly. You also need to go in groups so that everyone can support each other.

* The road close to the edge of the cliff

Crossing the ridge, you will follow the road with one side is a deep abyss, one side is a high mountain. Despite dangerous, it is extremely interesting because from here you are getting closer to Ky Quan San. From this height, just zoom out and admire what you have just conquered. The villages are undulating. The mountain peaks next to them are hidden behind white clouds. It’s so majestic and beautiful!

Overcoming more than 3000m, you have officially conquered the 4th highest mountain of Vietnam, Ky Quan San. Clouds swoop down to your face, as if you are drowning, swimming in the ocean of clouds.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONQUER IT?

P/S: All photos are from Nha Trang Phuot.

BEAUTIFUL STREAMS AND WATERFALLS AROUND NHA TRANG

If you only know Nha Trang as an island paradise, it’s a MISTAKE. Nha Trang belongs to Khanh Hoa, which is the land at the end of the Truong Son mountain range. With 3/4 of the land area is hilly, spreading from West to East from Altitude above 2000m -0m, KHANH HOA is also known as a paradise for streams and waterfall. Let’s check some destination below.

  1. UNNAMED WATERFALL IN KHANH VINH. THIS CLUSTER OF WATERFALLS HAS 7 FLOORS WITH A TOTAL HEIGHT OF ABOUT 300M. EACH WATERFALL IN THE CLUSTER IS FROM 10-40M.

2. “BAY” WATERFALL WITH HEIGHT ABOVE 50M

3. “Dứa” WATERFALL WITH HEIGHT 10m

4. “TÀ GỤ” WATERFALL WITH HEIGHT 40M

5. “GANH NHAY” WATERFALL

6. “E-DU” WATERFALL

Would you like to explore them? Please let me know.

P/S: All photos are from NHA TRANG PHUOT page.

PHU QUY ISLAND – A PEACEFUL HEAVEN YOU MUST VISIT ONCE IN YOUR LIFE

To the East – Southeast direction from Phan Thiet, passing 56 miles, you will see an island with a very interesting shape in the middle of the East Sea.
Looking from the east of the island, we see the island emerging like a dragon rolling on the water with sea waves. From the north of the island, it looks like a mackerel and if viewed from the southwest, it can be imagined as a giant whale emerging from the water.

From Internet

Phu Quy (also known as “Thu” islet or “Khoai Xu” islet) is a small island with an area of about 16 square kilometers of Binh Thuan province. Phu Quy has 3 communes with more than 25,000 inhabitants.Phu Quy’s terrain is not flat, with 3 main mountains: “Cam” mountain (108m), “Cao Cat” mountain (85m) and “Ong Dun” mountain (44.9m). Besides the main island, there are “Hon Da Cao” in the west-north direction, “Hon Do” in the east-north direction, and “Hon Tranh” and “Hon Hai” in the southwest.

From Hung

4 things you MUST do when travelling to Phu Quy, if not you will definitely feel regret. BELIEVE ME!

1. PICTURESQUE SCENE
Sunset and sunrise are one of the “specialties” of the sea and islands, and of course, Phu Quy is no exception. For tourists who have been to Phu Quy, there are many beautiful sunset and sunrise spots on the island, such as “Ngu Phung” embankment, “Thay Nai” palace, “Trieu Duong” bay, etc.

From Hung
From Hung

However, the most beautiful and favorite sunset viewing spot is at the mountain top Linh Son Pagoda. Because from here you can zoom out to see the distant scenery, where when the sun goes down, it will form dark orange shades in the sky, looking very spectacular. Because it is still wild and has not been exploited so much for tourism, the beach here is quite empty, the sea water is clear. You can comfortably swim, lie on the sand watching the sea, enjoy the fresh air of nature.

From Hung

One of the best things you can’t miss is exploring Phu Quy on a motorbike.
You can easily rent at your homestay or hotel with about 120.000 – 150.000 NVD per day.
Without renting a small boat to walk around the small islands, your trip to Phu Quy cannot be considered complete. Phu Quy has a number of islands such as: “Hon Tranh”, “Hon Den”, “Hon Trung”, … Sitting on a boat, you can clearly see the blue of the sea here, because the water is so clear that you can see the bottom. You can easily rent a small boat at the harbor for about 300.000 – 400.000 VND depending on the number of people sitting on it.

2. ENJOY FRESH SEAFOOD WITH BEST PRICE
When going to the island, of course, seafood is a dish that most tourists cannot ignore. In Phu Quy, the best dish is “Huynh De” crab.
Unlike other common crabs, “Huynh De” crab is large and plump, approximately 500g – 1kg/crab. At first glance, it looks like a giant spider, with fringed hair, two claws raised like a “swallow beak” but has a round “back” and a lovely red-pink body. Because of its rarity and nutrition, “Huynh De” crab had been selected as a dish to give to the King in ancient times. It will take you about 350.000 – 400.000 VND per kilogram to enjoy it.

From Internet

3. VIEW ONE OF THE LARGEST WHALE SKELETON IN VIETNAM

Phu Quy has nearly 30 cultural relics with many different types of beliefs. However, the most prominent is Van An Thanh (in Trieu Duong village, Tam Thanh commune) built in 1781 and is the “museum” of whales on the island.

From Internet


According to local legends, whales, also known as “Ong” fish, have saved fishermen and boats many times. Many fishermen here once saved by “Ong” fish are still living on the island. And all the people here respect the “Ong” fish very much.
Therefore, when the “Ong” fish died and washed up on the beach of Phu Quy, the local people held a very solemn burial. Every year there is a Nghinh Ong festival. Visiting the showroom of Mr. Hai Nam’s bones at Van An Thanh, you will have the opportunity to see a whale skeleton nearly 20m long, which is also one of the largest whale skeletons in Vietnam.

4. VISIT GIANT WIND POWER

“Wind power” are big fans built to generate electricity to serve the people on the island. There are 3 wind fans on the island, each one with the height of 60m, and the length of the propeller is 37m. From the lighthouse and the mountain top of Linh Son Pagoda, you can easily see these giant fans. Especially, the way to visit these windmills is very beautiful, one side is the sea, the other side is the poplar rows.

From Internet

If you want to experience above things, don’t hesitate to pack your suitcase and go to Phu Quy right away.

“SUOI HANH” LAKE – AN IDEAL PLACE FOR CAMPING IN CAM RANH NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW

Last year, I had to stay at home for about one month because of Covid-19 outbreak. After social distance finished, I and my friends decided to go camping at Suoi Hanh lake, which is located in Cam Phuoc Dong commune, about 14 km from Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province.

In hot season, Suoi Hanh lake is very suitable for fishing, camping, going for a picnic….

The quiet and peaceful scene there will help you relax after stressful working days.
Buy food and drink in advance if you want to camp. And remember to bring mosquito spray too.
Last, the most important thing is to collect all garbage before you go home.

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DA BIA MOUNTAIN – A DESTINATION YOU CAN’T MISS IN PHU YEN

Da Bia is a famous mountain in Phu Yen province, which is in the middle of Vietnam. If you go to Phu Yen, you should spend some time to explore it. With fantastic and breaktaking scene, it will definitely be an ideal place to help you have an unforgettable trip.

From the Internet

Da Bia mountain or “Thach Bi Son” is located in Hoa Xuan Nam commune, Dong Hoa district, about 27 km from Tuy Hoa city. It is the highest mountain of “Ca” pass. It is associated with a heroic historical period of our nation.

Under the Le dynasty, King Le Thanh Tong marched through the Cu Mong area and gradually moved to the south to Dai Lanh mountain. Then, he chose the highest mountain, Da Bia, to engrave words on the top of it. That was the reason why Da Bia was considered a border landmark which made the history of Dai Viet in the past.

The Ê–Đê people have a legend that Da Bia mountain was formed by the death of the third wife of King Cham Porome, Mrs. Kut H’Phil, buried here. The grave was raised up into the mountain.

When the French came to Vietnam, they named Da Bia mountain with the name “God’s finger”. Because if you see “Ca” Pass from the sea, you can see that Da Bia mountain is like a finger pointing to the sky. And people will base on it to orient their boats.

A special feature of Da Bia Mountain is that with each viewing point, we can see Da Bia with different shapes. For example, if viewed from the top of the mountain, Da Bia will look like a majestic lion; viewed from Bai Xep, it will look like a sitting person. From the side of Hoa Tam school, you will see the picture of a sitting Buddha. The peak of the mountain is covered by layers of white clouds all year round, which creates a magical and magical view.

The best time to visit Da Bia Mountain is in the early morning. You can find the way to get there by Google Maps. It is not difficult at all. You should buy some snacks, water and fruits for your trekking. To reach the top of Da Bia Mountain, every one has to walk about 2,000 steps with stairs from 30 to 50 centimeters high, and there will be some wooden bridges among large rocks.


The total time for getting to the mountain top is about 2 hours and maybe the same for you return. At first, many stairs can make you exhausted and tired but the higher you go, the cooler the air becomes, helping you gradually forget all tiredness and even stimulate your conquering spirit.

Along the way, you will also see a fairy landscape with rows of old trees growing around the two sides of the road, strange wildflowers racing to flutter in the wind.

The closer you are to the top, the more overwhelmed you feel by the beauty of heaven and earth. The whole Phu Yen will appear in front of you. Blue color always brings comfort and relaxation to the soul, so coming to this place ensures that all your hard work and exhaustedness will be blown away with each wind.

Many years have passed, but Da Bia Mountain is still the same. lt is still standing there as proof of our heroic history. And it also waits for thousands of visitors from all over the country to come and enjoy the beauty given by mother nature as well as learn about the history of our nation.

P/S: All pictures taken from the Internet.

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Why I start my own blog?

Hello everyone,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.

First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Huyen – a little Vietnamese girl.

I live in Khanh Hoa, which is in the middle of Vietnam.

My hometown is in social distsance time now. I have been jobless for about 3 months

because of Covid. It’r really a hard time now, not only for me but also for everyone.

We have conducted social distance for 28 days and still continued to do it until new

announcement from the government.

Covid has changed our daily lives a lot. We cannot go out for visiting family or

relatives,… Income decreased.

On the way to Ninh Van

During quarantined time, I have more time for my family and for myself as well.

Staying at home for a long time sometimes makes me feel bored.

So I think I should do something positively to make this time really meaningful.

That is the reason I want to write and introduce about my beloved country –

Vietnam to everyone all over the world.

Hope all of you health and happiness.

My first news will be coming soon.

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