Archive | October, 2012

Na Hang Lake in Tuyen Quang

29 Oct

Na Hang is a mountainous district of Tuyen Quang Province where Na Hang Lake is located. With its primitive and mysterious beauty, Na Hang Lake has become a wonderful tourism destination.

Located in the centre of Na Hang District, Na Hang Lake is surrounded by mountains and ancient temples. Near the lake is Pac Ta Mountain, the highest mountain in the district. It looks like an elephant stooping down near an alcohol jar that is reflected in the green lake. At the foot of the mountain stands an old temple that is dedicated to a concubine of General Tran Nhat Duat from the 13th century.
The temple is famous for its beautiful scenery and sacredness and is a must-see destination for visitors.
Na Hang Lake is considered to be “Ha Long Bay among high mountains and thick forests”. There are 99 mountains with different shapes, fascinating all visitors.

Wild beauty of Na Hang Lake.

Pac Ban Waterfall splashing all year round.

Rocky formations in different shapes create unusual features for Na Hang Lake.

Na Hang Lake looks splendid with 99 mountains around it.

A ferry wharf at Na Hang Lake.

Pac Ta Mountain is the highest mountain in the Na Hang area.
The area around the lake has many spectacular spots, such as natural rocky platforms in strange forms, famous waterfalls, such as Khuoi Sung, Khuoi Nhi and Pac Ban, splashing all the year round and Phien Bung forest which acts as a green lung making the climate in the area very pleasant. On the way to Phien Bung, the hamlets of the Dao and Tay ethnic people appear amid the green canopies of the forest, forming a very peaceful landscape.
With the beautiful sights described above, the authority of Na Hang District uses tourism to boost the economic sector. They have made efforts to develop the infrastructure to encourage tourism. They have coordinated with neighbouring provinces, such as Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Lang Son and Thai Nguyen to organize inter-provincial tours to attract more and more tourists.

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Story: Thuc Hien – Photos: Trinh Van Bo

Kon Ka Kinh National Park

27 Oct

With the purpose of preserving subtropical forest in the high mountains with species of gymnosperm, Kon Ka Kinh was one of four national parks in Vietnam, (together with other national parks in Vietnam: Hoang Lien, Ba Be, and Chu Mom Ray), also one of 27 national parks in ASEAN was listed on ASEAN Heritage Park. The National Park is a priority zone for the protection of biodiversity of Vietnam as well as ASEAN.

Kom ka Kinh National park

Located on the Kon Tum Plateau, in the areas of districts Mang Yang, KBang, and Dak Doa of Gia Lai Province, with the purpose of preserving subtropical forest in the high mountains with species of gymnosperm, Kon Ka Kinh National Park was one of four national parks in Vietnam, together with other national parks in Vietnam: Hoang Lien, Ba Be, and Chu Mom Ray), also one of 27 national parks in ASEAN was listed on ASEAN Heritage Park. The National Park is a priority zone for the protection of biodiversity of Vietnam as well as ASEAN.

Thank to the characteristics of its topography, climate and many other factors, this park contains a great deal of biodiversity. It contains 687 flora species of 459 genus and 140 families, of which the class of Magnoliopsida is dominant (104 families, 337 genus, 528 species). Other diviso of Pteridophyta includes 16 families, 32 genus and 40 species. Gymnosperm includes 5 families, 8 genus, 8 species. In addition, Kon Ka Kinh National park is also the home to several endangered and preserved endemic species. Most of the area in the park is covered by protozoa with the above-mentioned typical flora.

The National Park is home to 428 animal species, of which, 223 species are of vertabrates living on land (34 ordo, 74 families) and 205 species Invertebrates (such as butterfly) of 10 families of (Lepidoptera).

Moreover, the National Park likes as a globally important site for the conservation of amphibian diversity, which supports a number of amphibian species endemic to the Annamite mountains, including four species assessed as globally threatened during the Global Amphibian Assessment: Leptobrachium banae, L. xanthospilum, Rana attigua and Rhacophorus baliogaster.

The park is an important part to local people as a source of natural resources, such as firewood honey and rattans. Anh also, the national park supports at least 110 plant species with known medicinal uses. Use of plants in traditional medicine is widespread amongst locals, although the commercial potential of these species remains largely unrealized.

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Source: vietnam-beauty.com

Grilled Snout Otter Clam – a specialty of Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

23 Oct

Grilled Snout Otter Clam – a specialty of Cat Ba Island, Vietnam.

Nha Trang is famous for mango cake dish

23 Oct

Nha Trang is famous for mango cake dish.

The heat with Pho Cuon Hanoi

23 Oct

The heat with Pho Cuon Hanoi.

A trip on the Chay River

23 Oct

A trip on the Chay River.

Hon Thi Island – A wild destination

18 Oct
Hon Thi Island is on the way to Nha Phu Lagoon for tourists who are visiting Nha Trang but if you bypass this little gem you are missing out.

The island covers 500 hectares and its pristine beauty is a huge attraction for tourists who are intrigued by the area and are keen to explore the riddles of nature where human hands just touch a part of it.

About three kilometers from the land, Hon Thi is located in Ninh Ich Commune, Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province. So to get to the island, you can take a boat from Da Chong Beach or from Ninh Ich Commune.

When you arrive there are flocks of deer and ostrich which you can feed, play with and watch them run around the area. Along the island are also many stunning beaches with many rock beaches. Along the beach are many sea vegetables, wild flowers and many trees you’ve probably never seen before.

Inside the island, tourists will see a number of orchards with many kinds of fruit trees such as guava, orange, dragon fruit, sugar apple and coconut.

The island is also home to fishing boats and many vestiges as it used to be a temporary home for people when storms come. There is a small temple which was built in 1998 and is dedicated to worship the sea god.

It is littered with rock gardens, piling up into caves so tourists can go on an adventure with a flash light. However, the journey is not for the faint-hearted just the brave and the bold. As the island is still primitive, you have to bring your own food and drink.

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