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Scattering offshore islands in Cambodian Sea

Scattering offshore islands in Cambodian Sea

The picturesque islands scattered across the ecstatic turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand are the most pristine destinations of Cambodia.There are no paved roads, ATMs or 24/24 bustling activities, what these natural islands can offset is inherently natural beauty.

Development is inevitable trend of urbanization today. Then the luxury resorts spring up, the buildings, the artificial constructions will make you no longer have the opportunity to explore the wild nature. However, now is the appropriate time for your visit and enjoy the airy atmosphere in the pristine beaches off the coast of Cambodia.

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Koh Tang island, Cambodia

    Koh Rong island

Far from land about 2 hours and 30 minutes away by waterway, Koh Rong is great with the white sand beaches and peaceful turquoise waves. The island is 78  kilometer square wide and 43 kilometers of coast. You will have the opportunity to dive comfortably in the sea or be immersed in the forest to explore new things. Being the most developed island of the island city Sihanoukville, Koh Rong island has more than a dozen of motels and small local restaurants serving cold beer and fresh seafood.

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Wild Koh Rong island

Do not disappoint quickly, you can still find the quiet space for yourselves in many parts of the island. If you want to find some typical Mekong alcohol, let’s go to bars on the famous Monkey Island where activities last till the night and always has fire dancing performances nightly. This experience will surely fascinate you. Right near the Monkey Island is Paradise Bungalows where offering you comfortable accommodation. You will feel relaxed and still have the opportunity to choose wine cocktail at the bar.

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Paradise Bungalows

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Forests on the island

    Koh Rong island Samloem

Located to the southern of Koh Rong is a smaller, calmer island: Koh Rong Samloem. There are somehow more remote parts than the other islands, Koh Rong Samloem  is the owners of beautiful beaches and almost still empty.

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Saracen Beach Resort Koh Rong Samloem

There is a shop offering the diving services and boat rentals runs between the two islands: Koh Rong - Koh Rong Samloem. Recently, Robinson’s Bungalows – a wooden simple villa with cheap price was built in forests right next to the  beaches. You will have the moments of peace and relaxed mind when seeing the sunset paint the purple and pink vividly everywhere.

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Unique Koh Rong Samloem island

Next is the Lazy Beach which is the oldest  island’s resort and many tourists’ preferred option. Located on a private beach with hammocks getting in the middle of the forest or a rich cocktail menu, Lazy Beach will be the perfect choice for your summer vacation.

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Relax on the hammock by the sea

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  1. Koh Thmei Island

Off the coast of Ream National Park is an almost uninhabited island: Koh Thmei Island. The island is flanked by mangroves. Koh Thmei Resort is the only accommodation on the island. Peace and tranquility of the island will bring you the peaceful and serene moments after a stressful chain of workdays.

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Koh Thmei Island

Solar power is used so the woody house has the electricity almost all time of the day, a rare thing in the pristine islands. But there is no reason for you to stay locked in the house while the outside is the beach with full of unique shells and corals. It is the opportunity for you to dive and explore more than a hundred species of rare birds living on the island.

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Shells on the Koh Thmei Island

  1. Koh ta Kiev island

Located closer to the mainland than any island in the population of the islands of Sihanoukville is Koh ta Kiev, a small island takes you only an hour going by boat, with simple accommodation and comfortable camping areas .

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Koh ta Kiev island’s overview

  1. Crusoe Island

Ten 103 Treehouse Bay has simple tree houses in the woods, offers homemade bread, fresh pasta, and other foods which can surprisingly fulfill even the gourmet. Further down is Crusoe Island where offers cheap camping services and activities such as fishing, squid fishing and jungle trips.

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Crusoe Island

  1. Koh Totang island

To the North is small island Koh Totang where has some residents and Nomads Land island where you can find friendly hostel and have the opportunities to enjoy the sunset in the sea, the fresh delicious meals and lie comfortably on the hammocks seeing the green forests on the island.

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Koh Totang island

No island lies far from land more than 3 hours by waterway.  The scattering islands in Cambodian sea need your consistency. There are the most pristine islands of Cambodia so explore them before they disappear forever.

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Visit Nhi Thanh Cave and Tam Thanh grotto in Lang Son province

Lying in Northeastern Vietnam, Lang Son province has many famous landscape which own precious historical value. This article will bring you to two famous caves you should not ignore when coming to Lang Son.

  1. Nhi Thanh Cave

Nhi Thanh Cave lies in the center of Lang Son City. It is one of the most worthy-visit destinations when you come to Lang Son. This is a natural stone cave with the length from the entrance to the end door is more than 500 meter. In the cave, there are many amazingly beautiful stalactites in various shapes.

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Nhi Thanh cave in festival season

Nhi Thanh Cave is associated with Ngo Thi Si Mandarin. He discovered the cave and had the cave mended in May 1779.  Looking from the entrance of cave is the Tam Giac Pagoda where worships all three  Confucius (Confucianism), Buddha (Buddhism) and Lao Tzu (Taoism).

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The outside of Nhi Thanh Cave

If you want to enter the cave, you have to go across Nhat Binh lake. Water here is from Ngoc Tuyen Spring. Being in the cave, you will feel no different from stepping to Caves in Halong. Nhi Thanh Cave is zigzag, it has a lot of corners with different shapes stalactites. Depending on the imagination that every person can imagine images of grapevines, funny animals… Along the cave is Ngoc Tuyen stream murmuring through day and night, it makes the air become cooler.

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Beautiful Nhi Thanh Cave

On the left of the cave there carved dragon image and  tiger image on the right. The decoration was influenced by Taoism : “Dragon on the left, White Tiger on the right” corresponding to the constellation in the east and west. On the arch of the cave, statue of Ngo Thi Si is carved in the posture of a Taoist Hermit sitting dhyana. This statue is considered one of the high-valued art works  at the time.

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Nhi Thanh Cave

Nhi Thanh- Tam Giao relics has the annual festival from 15- 17 lunar. Many tourists attend and admire the poetic scenery here.

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Documents carved on rock

Inside the relic, there are twenty epitaph carved directly  on the cliff directly recorded many precious documents and also the literacy style of famous scholars.

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  1. Tam Thanh Grotto – Tam Thanh Pagoda

Tam Thanh Grotto – Tam Thanh Pagoda is  the famous cultural relics of Lang Son province. Tam Thanh grotto lies in the limestone mountains range to the northwest of the city. The mountains range has the appearance of a herd of elephants lying prostrate on the green grass. The grotto is located on the halfway of the mountain. The entrance is about 8 meter in height facing to the east. There are 30 steps to go to the cave with luxuriant trees surrounding.

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The stone stairs leading to Tam Thanh grotto

On the wall inside the grotto, Ngo Thi Si had left a poem carved on the rock to admire the majestic beauty of the  nature. The meaning of the poem is “ the spring flows over hundreds of rocks whispering, turning back on to the ahead mountain appearing Vong Phu Mount”. Tam Thanh grotto also has a statue of Buddha (from XVII century) and a lot of spectacular staclatites.

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Statue of Buddha in Tam Thanh grotto

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Tam Thanh Grotto

Tam Thanh pagoda is an unique pagoda and located in the cave. The architecture of the pagoda is not like the others. Through the statues arrangement, it can be clearly seen that the worship system is placed according to “Buddha first and Deity second”.

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Tam Thanh pagoda

Over years and years, the pagoda still keeps the ancient natural appearance and attracts many tourists sightseeing the pagoda scenery every year.

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A day sightseeing at Chua Huong (Perfume Pagoda) – Hanoi

Chua Huong (Perfume pagoda) is located in Huong son (Perfume mountain), 70 km from the southwest of Hanoi. “Huong Son Thien Tru Pha” is written that Huong Tich temple was built in the late 17th century. Populations of the pagoda are many small pagodas and temples scattered in the Yen Spring valley.

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Poetic Yen Spring leading to Perfume Pagoda has the scenery as a picture

To the person who come to Hanoi for the first time are all keen on having the opportunity to follow the poetic Yen Spring to visit Perfume Pagoda, watch Huong Tich cave- the most beautiful cave of Vietnam.

Every year when spring comes, tourists and Vietnamese people are pouring to Perfume Pagoda to burn incense and pray for luckiness and peace in the new year coming. At this time, you will have to struggle with many people to go up to the Pagoda and it will be difficult to admire the majestic mountains landscape surrounding.

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Therefore, if you visit Perfume Pagoda in a normal day, you can feel all the restful and fresh beauty of the Pagoda which is in the middle of mountain and forest. You can also gently take steps on stairs covered by green moss leading you to worship alter and stalactite blocks lying inside Huong Tich cave.

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Row boats in Duc port

Before going to Perfume Pagoda, you can visit many other pagodas along Yen Spring. If you have only one day, you should visit the main destinations are Trinh Temple – Thien Tru Pagoda – Huong Tich Cave.

The trip starts from Duc port, the row boat on Yen Spring will take you to a poetic scenery. Along two sides are the green immense forest, the quiet atmosphere which make you only hear the paddles on the water or birds calling their flocks.

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Trinh Temple lies on the foot of Ngu Nhac Mountain

The first stop is Trinh temple which is also known as Ngu Nhac Linh Tu. The temple is situated at the foot of Ngu Nhac mountain which includes 5 mountains shaped like Thanh Long (Blue Dragon). This is the place visitors come to burn te incense and pray for peace.

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Hoi bridge crossing Yen Spring

The journey continues down the peaceful Yen Spring and the charming scenery. Across the red wooden bridge, you can go to Thanh Son Temple in the cave.

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Tro port at the end of Yen Spring

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Sloping path leading to Thien Tru Pagoda

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Thien Tru Pagoda or “Sky Kitchen”

Tro port is at the end of Yen Spring, from here you leave the boat and walk uphill to Thien Tru Pagoda which is also known as the ” Sky Kitchen”. The highlight of the temple is the 3-meter copper pillar lying between the yard and tower garden with red brick four-floor tower. The second and third floor have the blade- curved roof.

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The 3-meter copper pillar in middle of the yard and tower garden

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Inside the temple there are many shrines are decorated splendidly. In particular, among the Buddhist alter, there is a stone statue of Guan Yin Nanhai, carved in the form in but Huong Tich Pagoda but is enlarged 2.5 times.

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The impressive scenery leading to Huong Tich Cave

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The steps covered by green moss and forests

Leaving Thien Tru Pagoda, the trip climbing to the Perfume Pagoda in Huong Tich gets started. You have to pass about 2 km winding steep mountain road. Many sections have stairs but it is still very harsh because the higher level, the steeper slope.

Along the way, there are stalls where you can buy cold water and take a short rest. However, this is also the weak point because these stalls broke the natural scenery of the site.

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The large cave looks like a huge dragon’s jaw

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Stalactite called Dun Gao ( Rice Dune) looks like a tongue in the dragon’s jaw

Being known as “Nam Thien De Nhat Dong” (the First Cave of Vietnam), the entrance to Huong Tich Cave is quite dark and mysterious. There are total 120 stone steps, two sides with trees and forest make you feel like you are entering another world.

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Small and big stalactite with various shapes

Entering the cave, thousands of stalactites blocks own different shapes and names as Rice Dunes, Golden Tree, Silver Tree, Buffalo, Pigs,… In particular, on the ceiling, there are nine stalactites having shape of dragon. In addition, there are breast-shaped stalactites dripping fresh cool water from the cliff.

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Ngoc Vung island – the island brings for tourists the peace and wild beauty

Fresh sea landscape, long white sandy beaches and a peaceful space are characteristic of Ngoc Vung island commune. To find a holiday in peaceful space of the countryside and enjoy the taste of the new year, the sea tourism Ngoc Vung Island is an interesting option for tourists in the summer. Ngoc Vung Island Affairs Van Don district, is a land of history, where it is preserved many vestiges of ancient commercial port of Van Don. In ancient lore preserved tales name call of the island: the ancient region has many rare species of pearl, glowing night sky across the landscape. So named Ngoc Vung Island.

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The peaceful in Ngoc Vung island

Visitors can go speedboat from Pier Guest Hon Gai (Halong City) Ngoc Vung Island or may choose the means of wooden boats run from terminal or Cai Rong Due to the island. If you go to mass, visitors can rent cars at the center island bar.  From the center of the island, visitors can tour the historic sites: Uncle Ho memorial area on the island, the island above the hill watching fireworks 12.7 ly, Flagstaff … Most interesting, perhaps watching lam scene by car or bike between tall shady trees, to visit the coastal casuarina forests, beaches, Truong Chinh, the late Hon Fortress beach. Nearly 3km stretch of beach, pristine, uncrowded is the most attractive of the island. Ngoc Vung sea blue water, gentle, smooth sand beaches and gentle. In peaceful space, whispering waves can drop more tourists on the beach or on the leaf cushion hear whispering waves. This is the ideal destination for those hot summer days.

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Fresh water in Ngoc Vung island

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If you have time you can visit the irrigation pool on the island, Phoenix Islands, Shanghai Mai, Ha Mai, Land Cracked. Visitors can travel by boat or charter fishing boats for mass tourism who visit the island (about 2.5-3 million Vietnamdong / trip.

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The wild and beauty of Ngoc Vung island

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Trekking Langbiang Mountain in Dalat

Going to Dalat, there is a place that you couldn’t miss name Langbiang – the place sticks to the legendary love story between the boy K’lang and the girl H’biang in the Highland Center. Langbiang mountain is one of the most well-known tours in Dalat and from the top of the mountain, Dalat floating in the frock will be catch into your eyes.

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In the legend of the place, there was a boy name K’lang (from Lat minority) felt in to with the girl name H’Biang (from Chil minority). Because they were from different groups, they couldn’t get married. So they decided to die to keep their pure and beautiful love and against the strict law. After their death, their parents felt regret and they took responsibility to combine all of the minority groups into one name K’Ho. Since then, the adults from the groups can freely meet and get married to others and the mountain where K’Lang and H’Biang died has been called LangBiang – the mix of their name to memorize their love and braveness.

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Minorities always have festival around the fire at night in the village in the foot of the mountain

LangBiang Mountain locates in Lac Duong, about 12 km from the north of Dalat center. Lies on the height of 2.169m above sea level, Lang Biang hides its story about a passionate love, go beyond the feudal morality. The mountain is recognized as the roof of Lam Vien Highland, an idealistic place for visitors enjoy the romantic feeling, and the target place for visitors who like discover and conquer.

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It is the place to rising horses for tourism

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You can conquer to the top of the mountain by walking along the road or riding motorbike. If worry of the thin air, you can hire a car to go to the farthest places.  The road moving through the pine tree forests singing. The first feeling when step to the mountain is comfortable. A large and clear space with cool air make a place names “small Paris in the middle of Vietnam.” A blue sky opens in front of your eyes. Clouds and mountain swirl together. It was doctor Yersin, a very famous French doctor visited with “a deep impression while sitting in front of a vast and quite plateau, remind to the ocean with blue giant waves rise.”

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Langbiang is desirable place for many travelers. From the top of the mountain, the whole view of Dalat is captured

In the Flower festival in Dalat, Langbiang was elected as famous place for the youth to challenge themselves and conquer the height. You can discover the land in the foot of the mountain by going along the trail and pass the waterfall to visit the village.

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Son Tra Peninsula – the uinque tropical forest in the heart of city

About 10 kilometer from the center of Da Nang city, Son Tra peninsula (with the total area of 4.439 hectares, the highest place is 696 meter above the sea, the largest place has diameter of 6 kilometer) – is the most desirable place for visitors in Da Nang. With more than 289 botanical species and many unique animals, Son Tra is an important natural protect area in Vietnam.

Tourism

Vong Canh Tower. In Vietnamese, “Vong Canh” means sightseeing. On the height of 600 meter above the sea level, Vong Canh towel locates on a peak which has a perfect view to the neighbor island and the Hai Van Pass – the most famous landscape in the Middle region of Vietnam, which has significantly historical and cultural values. Ones visit here should not miss the time to drink a cup of dark coffee and enjoy the fresh air from the ocean and take picture of these awesome views.

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A shoot of Son Tra Peninsula from the helicopter

Green Space road. Has the length of 1 kilometer, the Green Space road is designed for visitors to take a walk to the heart of the forest. Grow on the sides of the road the wildflowers, with typical tropical trees. The deeper you come to the forest, the cooler the environment is. You can listen to the song of the stream flows through the stones while enjoy the unbelievable feeling of lying on the cot hang between two big trees.

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The cheese table of the fairies places on a round and airy stone is one famous destination in Son Tra tour

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The typical primate names “Vooc Cha Va” is endangered animals in Red List of Vietnam. Son Tra is one of rare place that has a few individuals of the animal

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Son Tra is a famous place for wedding picture because of its wonderful balance of ocean and mountain views

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Linh Ung Pagoda. Buddhism plays an important role on the Vietnamese life so in Da Nang, the visiting pagodas is priority of many travelers. There is surprised that there are three big pagodas in Da Nang city, all of them are named Linh Ung (Linh Ung means “the wish of prayer will come true with help of God”). Locates on the area of 20 hectares, one side is mountain, the other side is ocean, Linh Ung makes a magnificent impression to the visitors with a 67 meter height status of the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva stands on a 35 meter diameter lotus, all are made of white stone. Inside the status is divided to 17 floors, each floor has scarify tables with 17 small statuses of the Buddha in different position. Linh Ung pagoda is attracting many international travelers and regional Buddhist every year.

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The status of the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva made of white stone is the respectful place for many Buddhist in Da Nang and neighbor regions. It is the biggest status of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva in Vietnam

Dong Dinh Museum. Designed as a traditional and typical house style of Quang Nam province, Dong Dinh Museum locates on Hoang Sa Street on Son Tra with the purpose of bringing visitors to the Vietnamese life from 19th to 20th century. The small stone road to the garden around the house with the combination of stream flow and the trees is supposed to create a peaceful and respectful environment.

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Thap Ba Ponagar festival – national intangible heritage

Is held from 21-23/3 in Lunar Calendar in Khanh Hoa province, Thap Ba Ponagar festival was recognized as national intangible heritage in Vietnam. The festival is for respect the help of the woman who taught the Cham people agriculture and weaving (the female god names Po Inu Nagar).

History

In the history of Cham people, the Po Inu Nagar is the only female god is worshiped independently. She was considered as the person who did not only help Cham people in their first days but also guild the mental live of Cham community. Each village of Cham people has their own temples to worship the woman but the temple in Nha Trang is the biggest one. The Ponagar temple in Nha Trang was built from ninth to thirteenth century and the festival has been held since seventeenth to show the resident’s respect to the female god. The festival attracts thousands of Cham and Kinh people every year. 

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Temple to worship Po Inu Nagar in Nha Trang is the biggest one. The temple is constructed as Cham design with soil bricks and layer roof.

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The status of Po Inu Nagar – the only female god is worship independently in the middle region of Vietnam. In the festival, there are rituals as washing the status and changing clothes for the status are participate by special people

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Visitor form a line to go inside the temple, where the status of Po Inu Nagar stays

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Hundreds of lanterns are flow on the river on the foot of the temple

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Dancing with silk fans is one of favorite activities in the festival

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Every year, thousands of visitors and sheep pilgrimage to the temple

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Activities

The main activities of Thap Ba Ponagar festival include washing the God status and changing clothes (from 11 a.m to 1 p.m). Then, the worship and dance activities to invite the Po Inu Nagar and other gods come to join the festival. Each activity has special person to lead and is only carried in the fix time. Every village elect typical people to join in multiply religious actions as tea invitation and oration read to show their gratefulness to the god.

In 2014, together with traditional activities, hundreds of lanterns are made with a worship to pray for a peaceful live were celebrated that attracted more than 60.000 visitors. It is the biggest and most important festival in the middle region of Vietnam.

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Trinh Nu Grotto, one grotto of Ha Long Bay, has a wild beauty

Trinh Nu Grotto situated on the flanks of a small mountain east arc sequence Bo Hon Island in Ha Long Bay, Sung Sot Cave ways than 3km southeast. Like a number of caves in Ha Long Bay, Virgin cave associated with a moving story about love boys and girls. Whether it’s the ending of the story is tragic as well as a reason to explain the mysterious natural phenomenon – the birth origins of the caves in Halong Bay.

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Trinh Nu Grotto

Besides a love legend, the Virgin cave is one of the archaeological ruins at Ha Long Bay. In 2000, archaeologists discovered the remains of cave dwellers history of Ha Long Culture (4000 years ago) with the marks as class coal ash, animal bones, pottery and di rock material. In 2010, archaeologists also found traces of ancient ceramic terminals in the region before the Virgin store with pieces of ceramic, porcelain (mostly cans crockery), jar, jars with many kinds of pattern decorative etched parallel or wavy rim countries. The debris bowls, plates were determined under the Tran (XIII-XIV century), fragments of pottery with blue enamel Le (XVI-XVIII centuries), the ceramic pieces of the Chinese dynasties. Based on the survey results, the archaeologists said Virgin’s cave monuments of ancient ceramic terminal Trading System ancient port of Van Don, whether it is landing on a small scale and not often.

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Tourists discover Trinh Nu Grotto

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Currently, Trinh Nu Grotto and Drum Cave tours in Nam in Ha Long Bay 2 consists of Sung Sot cave – Titop (or Soi Sim) – Maze action – first watch (or Hang Hang Drum or Virgin or hang Bo Brown or Luon cave). Despite knowing that the love story is just painful on the legend, but tourists still want to be heard whenever an opportunity to visit two caves.

Two caves is far each other 700-800m apart a little awkward sea. The store return different directions. Standing from this cave that is in the cave shouting could be heard there. Fishermen say the rainy days to wind, hear the wind passing it hit the cliff flickering like a drum.

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Inside Trinh Nu Grotto

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Discover the ancient village in Quang Tri

Introduction

Mai Xa is one of 65 ancient villages stored in Viet Nam. It is in Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province. Until now, Mai Xa has all of the typical characteristics of an ancient village in Vietnam: banyan tree and a water well in the front side of the village, a temple to worship the god of the village, and a common yard of the village.

History.

Firstly, in the 15th century, a group of people came to the place to discover and start their new life. During the 17th century, because of many problems about land in the north, the more people came and enlarged the village. In this period, 8 new wards were created.

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The temple of Mai Xa village – place to worship the first people who came and created the village. Was built about 500 years ago, the temple is recognized as National Historical relics in Vietnam

The village is not only famous by the heroes during the long wars but also historical relics and landscape. Mai Xa temple is recognized as National relics of Vietnam. The temple was built in a small hill about 5 centuries ago. In the front of the temple is Hieu river. “Hieu” means having responsibility for taking care of the parents, one of the most important characteristics in Confucians. There is one saying that the temple was built by the very first people came there. In the front yard of the temple, villagers usually hold their festival and worship activities. Also in the yard, the ceremony of Phan Boi Chau and Phan Chu Trinh – the two biggest thinkers during 19th century were celebrated.

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Villagers in Mai Xa are living on fishery and farming

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Besides the old relics, Mai Xa village is one of the most peaceful villages in the Middle region of Vietnam. One well known landscape is Ha Coc lake – a fresh water lake surrounded by ancient trees. In the summer, visitors can notice hundreds of flocks of storks coming here to catch fish and build nests. Because of the place, Mai Xa is a favorite place between the tours to Cua Viet river mouth. Visitors would like to take pictures and enjoy the peace of the small village and listening to old stories.

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Peaceful landscape in Mai Xa village

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The village is famous for large rice fields and lake with flocks of storks

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Sunset in Ha Coc lake

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Tuan Chau cruise port – the most beautiful cruise port in Vietnam

Tuan Chau island is 2 kilometer from the center of Ha Long City. It covers an area of 220 ha which consists of slightly slope hills. Coming to Tuan Chau Island, tourists will not only have the opportunities to admire the stunning beaches, and amazing landscapes, but they also can easily choose a cruise in the Vietnam largest cruise port to go visiting Ha Long Bay.

With the capacity meeting the demand of 200 tourism cruise and “ 5-star hotels in sea” in Ha Long Bay, Tuan Chau became the most today beautiful cruise port in Vietnam.

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The overall view of the port

Tuan Chau Port has the area of 150.000m2 (far in Tuan Chau Island) with the main area such as railway stations, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, and luxury villas. Station system with full service of Internet lounge with air conditioning, executive room taking the declaring departure order, information helpdesk for travelers and visit ticket selling room.

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Not only being the usual cruise port, it is also an ideal destination for a luxury foreign and domestic yacht in the journey to visit and discover the beauty of the bay.

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200 ships and cruises can moor at the same time.

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A corner of Tuan Chau cruise port

With a short journey from 3 hours to a day to explore the wonders of Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba island from the Tuan Chau cruise port, travelers will be comfortable to enjoy the natural beauty of both  natural world heritages.

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The wharf is nearly 2,000 meter in length,  concrete construction combined with pontoon bridge system which can be adjusted according to the height of the waterline of the ship. The port area also has duty- free shops, supermarkets, souvenir sales areas, night markets, restaurants, entertaining parks,  …

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With various depart time and prices, tourists will have a lot of choice when coming here.

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You will also find many luxurious cruise which will bring you the best services. The 5-star cruise Paradise Peak with the price up to USD 1.600/ one room for 2 days and one night tour on Ha Long Bay. Each journey, the cruise only serves maximum of 18 tourists. The cruise has 8 rooms ( from 38 m2 to 42 m2 per one room) which all designed luxuriously as a floating hotel in the sea. There are reading room designed as a mini library, a luxury restaurant and massage room right on the Paradise Peak cruise.

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Dry water steam room for tourists.

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The modern lounge for tourists waiting for cruise to visit the  Bay.

 The port water area is 111.840m2 has a long U-shaped pier 1.739,8 meter in length and concrete structure with the floating system, it is convenient for passengers to go on boat.

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Tuan Chau Port

The project of artificial cruise port in Tuan Chau – Ha Long Bay in the future will be more than 10 times bigger than the present. The new port will have total area of 1.72 million m2, including water anchorage and port entrance area, more than 661,000 m2 water surface area, the minimum depth is 10m, the maximum one is 14m. The port can accommodate over 2,000 vessels.

In future, Tuan Chau cruise port will be connected to the cruise ports system in the area in order to develop the economic and cultural exchanges by sea between countries and territories such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, China, Japan.

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