The most Beautiful Islands in Vietnam

Vietnam has become a country of tourism with a tremendous number of tourists coming every year. Not only is Vietnam famous for its history and ancient beauty, it is also well-known for stunning islands and wonderful beaches that impress visitors considerably when traveling to Vietnam.

NAM DU ISLAND

The most Beautiful Islands in Vietnam

Located in Kien Hai district, Kien Giang, Nam Du is known as an untouched island which is not considered a popular tourist attraction like Phu Quoc Island. However, this makes Nam Du island more mysterious. Here, you can bathe on the beach and take a boat to the neighboring islands. A special feature is that the price of tourism services,as well as hotels, are very cheap. Before going to Nam Du Island, you are advised to search for useful information and contact local residents to welcome you. People in Nam Du are very friendly and hospitable. They also understand the essence of environmental protection. That is the reason why Nam Du still remains its unspoiled beauty for many years

CU LAO CHAM ISLAND

The most Beautiful Islands in Vietnam

Cu Lao Cham Island is about 15km from Hoi An, including 8 islands. Here, because fresh water flows around the island, local people can grow rice. Guests can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere when wandering around rice fields. Going to Cu Lao Cham Island, visitors are extremely eager to dive and watch coral reefs or see villagers working in the fields. People in Cu Lao Cham are never afraid of lacking food. There are lots of fish and shrimps in the sea. If they take a boat to catch fish for a few minutes, they will have a delicious meal. Cu Lao Cham is also recognized as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the world.

DINH BA ISLAND

The most Beautiful Islands in Vietnam

Belonging to Khanh Hoa Province and approximately 15 km from Cam Ranh port, it is not difficult to visit Dinh Ba Island in any seasons of the year. Especially, travel expenses and meals are incredibly reasonable. Therefore, all tourists have to do is to enjoy the beautiful beaches and a wide variety of delicious seafood. Moreover, you can totally relax by watching the sunrise on the beach, snorkeling or fishing. Dinh Ba lobster is sold at a cheap price with the delicious cooking process of local fishermen. One special thing is that the island does not allow foreign visitors to come, only for Vietnamese travelers

PHU QUY ISLAND

The most Beautiful Islands in Vietnam

The island had exactly 16 km2, but there are many strange things to attract visitors. Only with a motorcycle, you can drive and know about the history of the island and enjoy the romantic beach. In addition, you should also visit Cao Cat Mountain and Linh Son Pagoda which are located close to the cliff and the lighthouse where the nearest beautiful sunset of Vietnam can be seen. Here, you cannot ignore the seafood such as fish and crabs which are very tasty. Phu Quy Island also owns the beautiful coastal lines that you will remember its beauty forever if you have the chance to observe it.

CO TO ISLAND

The most Beautiful Islands in Vietnam

This is an incredible island with stunning beaches, white sands and blue sea water. You should get up early to go shopping, buy seafood such as squid, mussels, clams ... and then grill them near the sea in the evening. If you are a little bit skillful, you can also create a unique BBQ meal on the beach

PHU QUOC ISLAND

The most Beautiful Islands in Vietnam

Phu Quoc is a famous tourist island reaching top 3 most beautiful winter tourist destinations ranked by National Geographic. It owns the world's most beautiful beaches such as Sao Beach, Long beach, dozens of other pristine beaches and rich seafood. Visitors can have great experiences such as snorkeling, squid fishing, watching the sun set in the palace or riding through the forest. It is wonderful for visitors to hire motorbikes and discover around the island.

LY SON ISLAND

The most Beautiful Islands in Vietnam

Ly Son is a district of Quang Ngai Province, located about 30km with an area of 10 km2 and a population of 20,000 people. It recently is considered as one of the famous landmarks for backpackers. This island attracts a great number of tourists by its beautiful sunny days, spectacular beaches and nice people. Here, visitors definitely can relax, entertain and create the best experiences ever.

These islands are the proud of Vietnamese people. The beauty of Vietnam landscapes and the friendliness of people are recognized all over the world. In order to maintain these wonderful destinations, local people and young generation are more active in protecting the environment and sea water with the purpose of attracting more travelers to this beautiful country.

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Mai Nha (Roof) Island - Enchanting Desert Island of Phu Yen

Owning unspoiled natural beauty with forests, cliffs, caves and blue ravishing beaches,... Mai Nha Island will certainly be a destination not to be missed with visitors who are passionate about exploring .

Mai Nha Island is a tiny island located in the immense heaven and sea of An Hai commune, Tuy An district, Phu Yen province. This island has been dubbed " Robinson desert island " of the land of Nau for the wild unique character and is an attractive destination not to be missed for tourists who love nature, love to discover.
Mai Nha (Roof) Island - Enchanting Desert Island of Phu Yen

The most appropriate time to discover the beauty of Mai Nha island is from March to August every year. This is the time when the sky is blue and calm, the sea is gentle so the boats to the island will also be more convenient and safer.

From the fishing port of An Ninh Dong or An Hai communes (departing from fish landing in An Hai commune will save time), tourists can travel by boats to reach the island Mai Nha. During the journey to the island, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the deep blue sea space, blue sky and feel the cool breeze bringing salty taste from the sea. And when the ship docks Mai Nha Island, a stunning unspoilt scenery appears with unique coral reefs beneath the crystal-clear sea, undulating rocks and fine white sand ... all these beauties will make tourists excited and astonished.
Mai Nha (Roof) Island - Enchanting Desert Island of Phu Yen

On Mai Nha island, visitors can freely swim and play in the sea of cool water without having to worry about the crowdedness and people from all everywhere flocking as in other famous beaches. Lying on white sand to feel the smooth and enjoy every golden sunshine like pouring honey in summer days will also experiences that visitors never forget.
Mai Nha island is also a great place for visitors to admire the marvelous beauty of the sunrise and sunset. They are the familiar daily sceneries, but when watching on this desert island, visitors can experience a unique, impressive difference. These moments of sunrise and sunset are both simple, and shimmering, magical, hiding mysteries and bewitching beauty that makes visitors do not have the heart to take them eyes off.
Mai Nha (Roof) Island - Enchanting Desert Island of Phu Yen

Wandering every corner on Mai Nha island in summer days, visitors will be satisfied to adventure, to experience and discover new things, to be immersed in the extremely hard to describe emotions when setting tents on the seaside, hiking, visiting caves, fishing right at the edge of cliffs, catching snails... All these experiences will give tourists unforgettable unique and full of exciting memories of a wonderful summer.

Roaming on Mai Nha island, visitors will be immersed in the beautiful wild spaces and feel close to nature. You can climb the tall rocks to take in the views of blue of the sea, the sun and the surrounding vegetation.
Mai Nha (Roof) Island - Enchanting Desert Island of Phu Yen

Through the years, Mai Nha island seems to remain its wild beauty as in the first days. Therefore, arriving on the island at any time, visitors will also experience the quiet peaceful moments, escape from the sorrow, worries of urban places. With the quiet, slow pace of life on the island, visitors easily find the things hidden deeply in the soul, and it feels like the soul is purified, and charged new source of energy. So, in this summer, you should take a trip to explore the island of Mai Nha to keep unforgettable memories of youthful days when we are full of vitality and enthusiasm.

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Alma Oasis Long Hai - A Beautiful Resort at Any View

Located about 90 km from Saigon, Alma Oasis Long Hai Resort is truly a great choice for those who love serenity and romance. Alma Oasis Long Hai spreads over 13 hectares of hillside near the beautiful and peaceful beach of Long Hai. Hidden amidst lush green gardens are 74 rooms and villas with bright color and design inspired from the beach.


Alma Oasis Long Hai Resort was once chosen as one of the resting places of the former King of Bao Dai – the last king of Vietnam. Thanks to the arrangement with certain distance among villas and bungalows with low-rise structure, you will easily find a truly airy and relaxing space at the resort. All villas and bungalows have balconies and patio area so that tourists could admire the garden and scenery surrounding Long Hai Beach.

Cozy bungalows are built by wood and rattan and fully equipped with modern facilities such as coffee making machine, bluetooth speaker as well as modern design and bright color making you feel the breathe of the sea. Bungalows here are suitable for couples who want to relax at weekends.


Located in a more separate part of the hill are 5 large and luxury villas. Each villa has a private swimming pool overlooking the sea. All bedrooms of the villa have outdoor bathtub. Inside the villa, it is divided into dining room and kitchen fully equipped with facilities. 

The largest villa has 4 rooms and located on the right side of the beach which helps you to immerse in the sea once getting out of the pool. Sea-view villa will be an interesting choice for any family looking for a perfect holiday.


Located in the foothill, near the beach is the main swimming pool and Blue Waves Bar which will bring you the ideal space to enjoy fresh air of Long Hai Beach.


At the restaurant of My Oasis, in the melodious sound of the sea, you could enjoy fresh seafood caught within the day or choose Vietnamese or international dishes.

Especially, Alma Oasis Long Hai brings tourists the idea of package spa. The room rate, in addition to breakfast consists of 90 minute spa including moist steam and dry steam and 50 minute massage. Daily package spa is also applied for children with a spa course designed for children.

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Top 5 Islands to Visit in and Around Port Blair

What is the one thing you can expect off a visit to the Andaman and Nicobar islands? A bunch of diverse and beautiful islands! There are almost 300 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and this article talks about some of the very best you can find near Port Blair.



Port Blair, the capital of the beautiful islands of the Andaman and Nicobar islands is a place that will take you beyond any earthly emotions. Port Blair is beautiful and beyond which words can describe it. It is ideally approached from Chennai via the 2 hour long Chennai to Port Blair flights. Port Blair is the place you need to visit if you want to get the true feel of being in a pristine island, and better yet, there are a bunch of other various unique islands in the immediate peripherals of Port Blair. Here are to name a few of the best you can pay a visit.

Ross Island


One of the most pristine and nearest islands you can visit from Port Blair, the Ross island is set about just 2 km away from Port Blair! A popular tourist site due to its historical significance since the time of the Victorian British era, the island still plays home to various historical sites and ruins of the Victorian British era. At present, the island is maintained by the Indian navy and i open to visitors for sightseeing between 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM only.

The Viper Island


One of the most popular islands of the region, the Viper island is one of the places that is inclusive in the 3 island tour organized by the Andaman Tourism. This place has a significant historical importance as this was the place where the prisoners were hanged and various punishments were carried out when the British were ruling India. A visit to this island is a must for the history buffs. Nothing is more enticing than being in the ground zero and witnessing the place than reading of it from a book.

The Little Andaman Island


Don’t be fooled by its name as this is the largest island in the all of Andaman and Nicobar Island. This one is a little further from Port Blair compared to the rest of the other islands, but is definitely worth a mention in the islands you need to visit near Port Blair. Some of the main attractions to this island are its beautiful beaches where you can take part in watersports and activities like snorkelling and scuba diving, and the popular lighthouse.

North Bay Island


If it is unprecedented scenery and mystical vibes from the beauty of nature is what you seek for, then head on to the North Bay island. The scenic beauty of the place will take you by surprise and you will be awestruck by the beauty of it. The island is a much sought after one in this region hence it will remain crowded day in and day out. Find your spot, or take a boat ride and let the beauty of the surrounding soak in.

Long Island


Not to be confused by the popular ‘Long Island’ in the United States, this is a stunning island in the Andaman and Nicobar island. It is Andaman’s very own Long Island. This island can be approached by boats or ferries. This unexplored and untapped natural island in Andaman is also ideal for some watersports and activities.


Pay a visit to this interesting and pristine islands and you can rest assure your Port Blair travel couldn’t have gone any more better than you have just did.

Dinh Quan-the Green Space near Saigon

Dinh Quan is a mountainous district in the North of Dong Nai located along National Highway 20, about 80km from Bien Hoa city center and about 110km from Ho Chi Minh city. With just a day, you can totally discover the interesting destinations with space close to the nature in Dinh Quan.

From Bien Hoa, you can ride along Highway 1 to Dau Giay intersection, turn to Highway 20 towards Dalat, then you just go straight until you encounter 3 large stones overlapping each other in the center of Dinh Quan district. People here lovingly call it Da Ba Chong (3 floors stone) and symbolizes the gate to enter Dinh Quan district.
Dinh Quan-the Green Space near Saigon

Riding until the road full of teak located between markers of Km 54 and Km 55, you turn left to the trail, go to the end of the road and you will see a house of the people living there. You can leave your motorcycle there and ask for directions to the mouth of Doi (Bat) Cave.

The entrance to the cave has many porous laterites in black, according to many scientists, the cave was formed millions of years ago from volcanic lava erupting and flowing down. In the cave, there are many bats flying into to shelter, so the cave is called Doi (Bat) Cave. Remember to bring a flashlight to have enough light to capture images with beautiful colors in the cave.
Dinh Quan-the Green Space near Saigon

If you are interested in exploring the volcano, you can go back several kilometers, or ask people the way to "volcano118 ", they will show you. You may have a bit of difficulty to climb to the mouth of the volcano, it is easy to slip because there are many small stones; however, if you ask the right way, you will find the trail where is easier to climb. This volcano was formed millions of years ago, but it does not erupt any more. The caldera is in basin shape, surrounding area is grown with mainly cashew. If you like, you can stroll around the crater, or simply this is an ideal place to camp, see Dinh Quan from above.
Dinh Quan-the Green Space near Saigon

Not far away is the road to Ba Zot waterfall. Each line of water is as abreast flowing from the top, the sound of water flowing is roaring. It is a very peaceful space, you just enjoy the feeling of cool and relax sipping coffee and watching each water line flowing down.
Dinh Quan-the Green Space near Saigon
Continue running backwards the Highway then turning left, you can visit the road to Tan Phu afforestation yards to enter Mai Waterfall and hot water pond. Visiting the hot water pond, you will feel the naturally hot water without having to boil that the nature endows this place. Water is released into small ditches. There were so many people coming here to soak their feet in the water line to relax, dismiss the dust, and you will find a refreshing spirit. If you can swim, you can bath in the clear pond surrounded by trees in the front with a blue sky.
Dinh Quan-the Green Space near Saigon

Riding deeper to the end of the road that you can encounter Mai waterfall, the rare ancient overshadow trees, a large space where you can camp. In the waterfall, there are many rocks of all shapes surrounded by small streams of water flowing through. You can walk on these rocks and sit on them to fish to feel the serenity of Mai Waterfall.

On the way back, you can take pictures of the sunset on La Nga Bridge or La Nga victory monument.

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Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery

When talking about Quang Tri travel, many people always think about the land where is full of attractions with historical vestiges, especially the days of fierce fighting. About 19,000 is the number of martyrs who died in Quang Tri Province during the two resistance wars against the French and Americans. With a large number of martyrs, Quang Tri really needs a national Martyrs Cemetery and probably, Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery is formed because of this reason.

Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery

In Quang Tri province’s tourist attractions, Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery is where many misery memories of a time are preserved, additionally, this is also a place for tourists from all parts have the opportunity to respectfully offer incense, to commemorate the soldiers who dedicated their lives to protect the peace of the country. Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery, located on Ben Tat Hill, Vinh Truong Commune, Gio Linh district, Quang Tri province, is a majestic cemetery which is commensurate with the enormous sacrifices of the heroic martyrs.

Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery was started being built in 10/1975, after 2 years of construction, the cemetery was officially completed and put into operation. The process of building the Truong Son Martyrs’ Cemetery also showed the respect of people in Quang Tri province to the heroes fallen. From the overall architectural blocks which was built carefully and monumental by the prestigious designers to the small details such as stone monuments, inscriptions, patterns ... all were built by a group of craftsmen from Quang Nam.

Currently, with the total area of up to 140,000 m2 (including 23,000 m2 land area of tombs, 7.000 m2 of monuments land, 60,000 m2 of green woodland, 35,000 m2 of aquariums, 15,000 m2 of roads on the campus), Truong Son National Martyrs’ Cemetery is considered the most monumental cemetery of our country and is the resting place of more than 10,000 martyrs in Quang Tri, with thousands of graves of the martyrs in all the country buried in this place.

Besides, Truong Son Cemetery is also a unique architecture. Firstly, there is an imposing monument area located on a hill of 32m high. At the memorial, visitors will admire the beautiful works of reliefs illustrating scenes of Truong Son soldiers in the resistance. Then, the monument stands majestically. The monument is made of white stone, with 3 sides and empty gut. Strangely, there is a green Bodhi tree growing by itself behind the monument. The Caretaker at the cemetery says that it is a sacred Bodhi tree with deep spiritual value with this land.

From the monument, visitors can see the panoramic land of the martyrs’ tombs. Here, the heroes can come from different lands, but perhaps, all have the same faith, the joy on the same cemetery plot. Seen from above, the tombs are aligned, divided into several areas as the image of soldiers who are marching and practicing. The land around the tombs are embellished by the works such as lakes, rivers, plants, flowers... and most outstanding, a mutual "merit certificate” for all, the “Tổ quốc ghi công” Statue.

Through descriptions of tourist sites, you'll probably see a lot of beautiful pictures, beautiful meaning of Truong Son Martyrs’ Cemetery in Quang Tri. However, once having the opportunity to stand at this destination, in front of the peace in a beautiful space filled with incense and affection or gratitude for those who sacrificed their lives for the country, you will certainly be pathetic. You are touched because the peaceful and beautiful images in this cemetery are as showing the tolerant and loving sight of the martyrs who were satisfied and completed their mission with the next generations.

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The Must Try Experiences on Mong Tay (Fingernail) Island

The Must Try Experiences on Mong Tay Island (Fingernail Island) in Kien Giang Province has long been famous for the "paradise of sea and island" because it has so many pristine, beautiful islands that those who love traveling can also list name of the islands clearly despite setting foot on them. They are Phu Quoc, Nam Du, Ba Lua and Hai Tac (Pirate) Islands. Each island has its own beauty, but they have some things common- the wildness, fresh air that nature favors them.

The Must Try Experiences on Mong Tay (Fingernail) Island

Mong Tay island is in Duong Hoa commune (Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province), tucked away with shipping lines with very few ships passing, so it becomes a true "lonely" islans. A fisherman here once joked that Mong Tay Island is the most "eccentric" island in the area. The island is situated north of the pearls island of Phu Quoc, angling between Ba Lua Islands and Hai Tac (Pirate) Islands but it "denies" belonging to a certain archipelago.
It is not exaggerative to say that Mong Tay island is “ a paradise in the paradise of ocean”. Sea water here is like the turquoise everywhere. An enchanting blue of the ocean which anytime is mentioned it, people think of the "heaven seas" such as Maldives, Bali or Koh Rong Samloem. Along with lush green coconut trees, white sand beaches stretching in the sun shining, the spacious, warm, gentle sea breeze... Mong Tay is the ideal destination in Phu Quoc for those who have love and passion with the sea.

Get immersed in the blue of the immense sea

Mong Tay island is a ideal place for camping activities, exploring the desert island and admiring the beautiful natural scenery. Mong Tay island opens in front of you the emerald crystal-clear sea water reflected by coconut trees, rocks entirely created and placed by the nature, white sand beaches… all these features bring the island a distinct beauty. Going deeper into the island, you will encounter grass lands.

You can also see some Mong Tay (enna , also called mignonette) trees - the reason for the special name of the island. You only hear the sound of the waves creasing onto the shore, the sound of wind, at that time, all the noise of town disappears. Feelings of fully merging with the immense space of the earth will create overwhelming feelings for those who come here.

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Dive and see the coral reefs

Mong Tay island has cool sea water where you can delight to swim and have fun. After that, you also can go fishing, catch crabs. Most notably, visitors can experience diving and admiring the beautiful coral reefs. Coral in Mong Tay sea is considered to be one of the top coral ecosystems in Vietnam in term of variety with 17 different species of hard and soft corals. The colorful coral reefs will surely impress the visitors.

Ideal place to selfie

Besides, the interest of taking photos of the will be met in maximum. The beautiful and unique scenery of the island is the ideal background for your photos. Watching the sunset or sunrise over the island and recording wonderful moments there are no less interesting activities on Mong Tay island.
Hon Nail has become the place to propose of foreigner couples. Maybe in the near future, it will become a dating place witnessing many romantic love stories. Proposing for marriage and taking wedding photographs on Mong Tay promise to be an unforgettable experience full of unique elements.

Listen to anecdotes of Robinson

Once visiting Mong Tay island, you can also discover the "myth" of a genuine Robinson. That is the story of Mr. An, the “lord of the island”, who is in his forties and is given the nickname of " blind knight" by the fishermen. He is the one who has given his life to the deserted island for 13 years. Although he can not see anything, he can swim from outside the island to the mainland, fast the whole month, and can predict the storm in the sea ... The exciting strange things will surely contribute to make your expedition more attractive and thrilling.

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Top Islands along the Middle of Vietnam for Your Trip

Cham Island, Cu Lao Thu, Cu Lao Cau ... are places with charming, pristine scenery and attractive signature dishes, friendly people and good weather, suitable for a trips with friends or family in the coming Tet holiday.

Cu Lao Cham in Quang Nam

About 15 km from Cua Dai port (Hoi An), Cu Lao Cham consists of 8 small islands of pristine beauty, attracts visitors by the development of green tourism and idyllic life of fishermen. From Cua Dai, there are two means of transport to go to the island, it takes visitors about an hour travelling by wooden boat, but if they choose speedboat, the time is only about 20 minutes. Hotels here mainly in form of homestay, gathered at Lang beach, Huong beach. A special thing is that people and tourists in Cu Lao Cham do use plastic bags, but they carry baskets, bags or salesmen wrap products in leaves and newspapers. Therefore, Cu Lao Cham island is considered a environmentally friendly island.
You should go to the island in the early morning to go shopping, ask local people cook dishes from seafood, then go for a walk and enjoy the great atmosphere of the pristine waters. Ong beach, Huong beach, Chong beach ... are full of sunshine, clear water, suitable for swimming, sunbathing. If you want to scuba diving, snorkeling or sailing strolling around the island, you should ask the service of the people and will get advices about the most beautiful waters.

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Cu Lao Xanh, Binh Dinh

Cu Lao Xanh (also known as Van Phi Island), Nhon Chau commune, is an island located near Xuan Dai Bay, 24 km from Quy Nhon city. Having an area of about 364 hectares, Cu Lao Xanh is the new destination for those who are interested in exploring the island.
The starting point to Cu Lao Xanh is Ham Tu pier. The landscape on the island is relatively untouched, with ancient lighthouse in Gothic architecture, where is an ideal place to see the panoramic view of the sea and life of fishermen on the island. The accommodation service on the island has not really developed, there are only inns, you can ask the people to experience homestay service and book meals, get immersed in the lives of fishermen. Especially, around 3am, people on the island often keep lighting on boats to fish jumping squid, you should try this experience.

Mai Nha Island, Phu Yen

Cu Lao Mai Nha (Mai Nha island) is a small island in An Hai commune, Tuy An district, Phu Yen province, about 27 km from the city of Tuy Hoa to the north. The island is surrounded by high rolling mountains, green trees, untouched white sand beaches, the sea is so clear that we can be seen each coral reef under the water. Tourism services have not been very developed on the island; therefore, if you travel in a group, you can bring a tent, camp near the coast, buy seafood from f fishermen, and see the gorgeous sunrise on the beach in the next morning.
In lunar January, fishermen here abstain from taking women to the island by boat; therefore, female tourists are forced to travel by small motorized boats if they want to visit the island. It is really a pleasant experience to sit on the boat in the vast sky, surrounded by the blue sea, and the island shimmering in the sunshine.
After strolling around the island, it is also time when the afternoon gradually falls, you can come back to the sea to watch the sunset. Seeing the sunset on a beautiful deserted island, all chaos and worries of life seem to be melted and forgotten, leaving only the desolated sea and the sunset on the horizon far away. The feeling is strangely smooth and relaxed!

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The Ideal Places to See Clouds in Lao Cai

The period from December to the end of February is the most suitable time to start the adventure to "hunt clouds" in Lao Cai. Here are some suggestions of places to hunt ecstatically beautiful clouds for those who have this passion.

#1. Y Ty (Bat Xat)
Cloud in Y Ty is as white as strips of silk
Referring to places to "hunt clouds" in Lao Cai, we can not forget to mention Y Ty. It is considered a "sea of clouds" of the frontier land. The feeling when standing on the mountain looking down the dimly visible seas of clouds covering the village is indeed marvelous. Cloud in Y Ty is not as blue as it is in Sapa, but is as white as strips of silk crossing the villages of Ha Nhi ethnic.

The cloud and people in Y Ty
#2. The town of Sapa

Not as pristine as Y Ty, Sapa town is like a boat floating in the white clouds, the reason why it is called "cloud river" is that clouds here very are thick, spotless white, and covers throughout the valleys. When the sun rises, the sunshine combines with winds and creates waves of cloud flying up and down between the slopes. And at that moment, you will have the opportunity to admire the villages with dimly visible rows of pine creating a beautiful ink wash painting.
Cloud covers the air of Sapa town
#3. O Quy Ho Pass

O Quy Ho Pass, also known as Hoang Lien Pass (because the pass crossing Hoang Lien Son mountain range) or Clouds Pass for the pass is covered by clouds all year round. Located on Highway 4D crossing the Hoang Lien Son, O Quy Ho Pass connects Lao Cai and Lai Chau with the peak of the pass is also the boundary between the two provinces, in which, 2/3 of the pass is belonged to Tam Duong district, Lai Chau; the remaining a third is located in Sa Pa, Lao Cai. This is probably the longest pass in the northwest Vietnam mountainous area, with a length of nearly 50 km, longer than Pha Din Pass (32 km long, located on the borders of the provinces of Son La and Dien Bien ) or Khau Pha Pass (almost 40 km, of Yen Bai). The height, the length, and the craggy appear of O Quy Ho Pass make it be unofficially dubbed the "king of the North West Pass"

Clouds on O Quy Ho pass
Dubbed as one of the four longest passes of the Northwest, O Quy Ho is a destination that makes any backpackers want to conquer. The beauty of the O Quy Ho Pass changes interestingly. On the territory of Lao Cai it is misty, but it is sunny in Lai Chau area. Besides, is indeed a wonderful experience if you can stand at an altitude of 2,000m on O Quy Ho Pass to see the sunset with white cloud.

#4. The town of Muong Khuong

The scenery in Muong Khuong town has some similarities wit it’s in Ha Giang. It also has high majestic mountains nestled in the sea of clouds. When the sun rises and tear the thick layer of cloud in the mountain and slowly shines, visitors will see a very gorgeous scenery, below them is a bright town, and above them are the silver clouds squeezing between the mountainsides.

Muong Khuong is also an ideal place to see clound in Lao Cai
#5. On the top of Phanxipang

Fansipan , the highest mountain in Vietnam, belongs toc Hoang Lien Son mountain range. To conquer the "Roof of Indochina", travelers need to be well prepared physically and certainly need the help as well as being guided by local people or tour guide.
The sea of clouds seen from Fansipan peak
To admire the sea of clouds on top of Fansipan at the right occasion depending on the weather, but if photographers and backpackers want to watch the clouds at both dawn and dusk, they must sleep on the top of the mountain so that they can fully admire the grandeur of the scenery as well as to capture the most beautiful photos.

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Visiting Chua village- Maternal Hometown of Uncle Ho (part 1)

Kim Lien Village (Sen Village) is Uncle Ho’s (Ho Chi Minh president) paternal hometown ; however, he was born in his maternal hometown, Hoang Tru village which is also known as Chua village.

Both Hoang Tru village and Kim Lien village are located on Kim Lien Commune, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province. Hoang Tru village is approximately 2 km from Sen village, and about 15 km from Vinh city to the west. This peaceful village has Hoang Tru relics, where President Ho Chi Minh was born. This is also the place associated with the childhood years of Uncle Ho and the moving stories about his parents.
The peaceful scenery in Hoang Tru village
Mr. Hoang Duong (1835-1893), the paternal grandfather of Uncle Ho, was born into a family having a long tradition of Confucianism. He worked as a teacher and overvalues the importance of education and training people. Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kep did the farming and wove cloth. They had two daughters, Mrs. Hoang Thi Loan - Uncle Ho's mother was their first daughter.

In the spring of Mau Dan, 1878, Mr. Hoang Duong, on the way to give New Year’s greetings, met a moving scene: there was a boy sitting on a buffalo and being engrossed in reading books . The boy was Nguyen Sinh Sac who lost his parents at the age of 4 and lived with his half- brother. Feeling pity and sympathetic with the child’s situation and treasured his fondness for learning, Mr. Hoang Duong asked the Nguyen Sinh family to permit him to bring up and educate the boy Nguyen Sinh Sac who was 15 years old at that time.

Thanked to the guidance and education of Mr. Hoang Duong, Nguyen Sinh Sac became more and more intelligent, and well known throughout the region; and had many good qualities; therefore, Mr. Hoang Duong and his wife loved and esteemed Nguyen Sinh Sac as if he was their own son. Until 1881, when Nguyen Sinh Sac was 18, Mr. and Mrs. Hoang Duong showed their love and would like to choose Nguyen Sinh Sac their first son in law. The betrothal ceremony of the student Nguyen Sinh Sac and Ms. Hoang Thi Loan was held in the five- compartment house of Mr. Hoang Duong. Two years later, in 1883, the couple officially got married.

The house of Mr. Hoang Duong
This house witnessed the studiousness of student Nguyen Sinh Sac, the gentleness and faith of his wife; the birth and childhood of his children. In Giap Ngo, 1894, Mr. Nguyen Sinh Sac passed Confucian cử nhân examination (Hương exam- first-degree examination at provincial level) of Nghe school. In 1895, he went to Hue Capital to sit the second-degree examination, but he failed; he continued studying at Quoc Tu Giam School (Imperial College) in Hue to review for the next exam. At that time, he brought his wife and his two sons in live with him in Hue. These are the years of struggle and hardship of the family. After the fourth child was born (1900), Mrs. Hoang Thi Loan passed away at age 33 in Hue (in Feb. 1901) when the third son, Nguyen Sinh Cung was 11 years old and the youngest child was a few months old. Mr. Nguyen Sinh Sac and his children sorrowfully left the imperial city, and returned to Hoang Tru village to live.

Mr. Nguyen Sinh Sac and Mrs. Hoang Thi Loan- Uncle Ho’s parents
Three months later, Hội exam- the second-examination (at the capital) of Xinchou (year 1901), Nguyen Sinh Sac left his children to their maternal grandmother, then returned to hue and attended the test. Excellently, he repaid his parents in law for their service, requited the faithful love of his late wife because he got the Phó bảng (Junior doctor) degree in this exam and was given the sign "Ân tứ ninh gia" (King’s favour given to a good and happy family) by King Thanh Thai.

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